"Accent Menu" in Windows 10?

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  1. Hastings101 macrumors 68000

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    Is there any sort of accent menu for quickly writing ç, ê, é etc.? The hold down menu on OS X is so helpful when typing in French, but I can't seem to find anything similar (app or otherwise) to do the same on Windows. Any solution? alt + (whatever) is just terrible lol
     
  2. SoyCapitanSoyCapitan macrumors 68040

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    Yeah but not as easy as OSX. Apart from the alt and number combinations, the other way is to install a language's keyboard then use the software keyboard from the Taskbar to click on the accented characters.
     
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  4. Hastings101 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    For anyone else that comes across this thread, there's an awesome free tool called WinCompose that lets you select a key that is used as a "compose" key. You can then follow an easy pattern - like composekey + ' + letter for á. A list is available on Wikipedia. Good fix for the terrible character selection on Windows, though not as nice as OS X.
     
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    Since I regularly type in two languages and use a PC at work (school), I simply switch my keyboard to International. That way if you want to type a ç, you just type ' followed by the c. é is ' followed by e. Very simple.
     

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