In our age of the internet and social networks, emojis have become an essential part of our communication. You may have forgotten it, but before these fun yellow smileys made their appearance, many computer fans were already using keyboard shortcuts that allowed them to include emotions and symbols in their text. These keys are very important because most of these symbols do not appear on a keyboard and it is, therefore, necessary to type certain combinations to include them. Keep this information in mind so you can significantly increase your computer keyboard skills.
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Symbols on Windows
To include special symbols on a Windows computer, press the “Alt” key and type a specific number series according to the desired symbol. This is enough to allow you to do your own experiments! Here are some of the most used combinations:
Symbols on a Mac OS
On a Mac, most symbols can be typed by pressing the “Shift” and “Opt” keys at the same time:
Once this information is assimilated and mastered, your children and grandchildren will certainly be proud of your word-processing and computer skills, as well as being able to show their friends that you know how to live with your time. Remember, it’s never too late to learn!