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Do not forget that the OS X Mavericks beta is not a last variation– it’s indicated to be utilized by designers to guarantee that their software will work with Apple’s newest and greatest. With that disclaimer in mind, let us have a look at a new little function in the beta.

Many apps have had access to unique characters before, like iChat and Messages. You ‘d simply click the little smiley face, for example, and get all the enjoyable emoticons Apple has offered.

If you wished to type a special character in a text file, however, you ‘d need to remember that Option-8 is a text bullet, and Option-K is the degrees symbol, and Option-2 gives you the Hallmark sign.

Now, though, in OS X Mavericks beta, you can see visually what unique characters are readily available to you throughout all applications. Here’s how.

When you are typing in any application that can accept text, just hit Command-Option-T (or–T) to raise a.comprehensive palette of unique characters, consisting of emoticons, emoji, and text widgets. Use the button bar along all-time low to pick the unique character set you want, or utilize the clock icon in the far delegated access recently utilized characters. It’s a lot like the emoji keyboard in iOS, just in any app on OS X Mavericks beta.

Slick, right?

Pro pointer: If you click and drag the little turn up special character window, it’ll tear off from where you were getting in text, and become its own window, letting you move it around on the screen.