how to insert arrow symbols without using the mouse?

kneeza

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Feb 10, 2009
16
0
How can you insert a picture of an arrow (up, down, left, right) without using the mouse at all?
 

kneeza

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Feb 10, 2009
16
0
what is the keyboard combination for inserting arrow symbols?
 

portent

macrumors 6502a
Feb 17, 2004
623
2
First, In System Preferences, under International, in the Input Menu tab, check the box next to the Unicode Hex Input method.

Then, to enter the symbols, make sure the U.H.I. method is selected (use shift-command-spacebar to switch to it, if necessary) and then hold down shift and option while typing 2190, 2191, 2192, or 2193 for left, up, right, and down, respectively.
 

mac-tonight

macrumors newbie
Nov 19, 2015
1
0
The mac keyboard allows for all sorts of shortcuts for iPhone users, so you can set up a macro to replace a certain phrase with any character set you like.

FOR EXAMPLE...

-> replaces with → when I put a space after it. I don't have a use for the other directions, really.

Also, I have used some of the cute emojis for things like:
:emb: → (ノ﹏ヽ)
:heart: → ( ˘ω˘ )☞♡☜( ˘ω˘ )
zomg → (°o°;)

It is the best solution, imho.
 
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.