control+e not working

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by RedMango, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. RedMango macrumors newbie

    Sep 3, 2011
    for two days i've been trying to add accents to vowels using CTL+e and then vowel. No avail. Scoured web, forums, issue not addressed. CTL + everything else works, just not the accents. THANK YOU. :(
  2. gr8tfly, Sep 4, 2011
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2011

    gr8tfly macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    Try opt-e, then e.

    Unless you're using Lion. Then, just hold the 'e' and select the appropriate character from the pop-up.
  3. RedMango thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 3, 2011
    you ARE a genius and my new best friend. I have Lion and now i just hold it down and have the options. I have posted in other forums, searched the web for 36 hours. That isn't explained anywhere. Now, that issue is resolved, and I thank you - but, is there something wrong with my option key, because it works for ALL other (ñ ¡ etc) just not the +e. Should I take it in? Thank you so much. :)
  4. Daffodil macrumors 6502


    Jun 7, 2011
    In a sunny state of mind
    If opt works for all the others except e, then no, I don't think it's worth taking it in because it isn't broken. :p

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