Settings questions

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  1. jkramb macrumors member

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    How do i turn off the brightness auto adjust on my MBP? also, how do i make german characters while i'm typing. I'm in austria so i often need to put umlauts on vowels while I'm surfing the web or writing papers.
     
  2. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    Take a look in System Preferences/Displays/Display – at the bottom there's a check box to turn the automatic adjustment on and off.
     
  3. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    You have not told us which word processing package you use. If you have Office for Mac, and are using Word, click on Insert, go then to Symbol, and in Symbol, you scroll up and down until you come to Cambria (theme body), or Calibri (theme heading); there, you will find letters with an umlaut and various other accented letters.
    Cheers
     
  4. jkramb thread starter macrumors member

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    i know how to do that, it's when i'm surfing the web and such that i need to know how to set up hot keys or something.
     
  5. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    You are in Austria, surfing the web, and they don't use a German keyboard, complete with umlaut and other accented letters, in Austrian internet cafes? I admit to some surprise.
    Cheers
     
  6. winninganthem macrumors 6502a

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    System Preferences->International to change language settings.

    Afterward just go to the top right hand corner of the title bar and change the flag to Austria.
     
  7. aleksandra. macrumors 6502a

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    I think you'll have more luck asking on some German Mac-related forum, where almost everyone uses these letters.

    Did I miss something, or is jkramb asking about typing on his own MBP?
     
  8. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    Oh, well done and thank you. Now, I, for one, have learned something new this evening.
    Cheers
     
  9. Firanide macrumors member

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    Hold Option + u, produces an ¨ that's got a yellow background. If you then type another letter after it (ä, ü, ö (or even ï, ë, or ÿ)), it will produce the letter with an umlaut over it.

    Also, to produce a ß, just press Option + s.

    In addition to umlauts, you can also use acute accents (´) by using Option + e, a grave accent (`) by using Option + `, and circumflex accents (ˆ) by using Option + i, all in the same way the umlauts are used.

    Easiest way I've found so far, anyways.

    PS: This works in any Mac program (Safari, Word, Pages, etc.)
     
  10. jkramb thread starter macrumors member

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    thats EXACTLY what i wanted. thank you
     

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