Create a keyboard shortcut for certain phrase

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Clown, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. Clown macrumors member

    Feb 8, 2011
    On my iPhone 3Gs running iOS 5 I found it easy and handful to use
    the new keyboard shortcut feature, since then I can't live without it.
    But now I'm looking for the same thing on my MacBook Pro.

    On my iPhone, when I type the phrase '@@', it auto complete my email address.
    I want to be able to do the same thing on my Mac, and I need your help to do it.
    I don't care if it will be a shortcut that contains specific word or combination of hot keys.

    Thanks from advance.
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
  3. Mac-Michael macrumors regular

    Jan 13, 2010
    Have a look at System Preferences -> Language and Text -> Text
    There's a column with entries for symbol and text substitution. Add your own.
    Not sure how systemwide it's implemented but one example where it doesn't work is website text inputs (forms, login and search boxes).

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