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10.7: Use Emoji to brighten up your Launchpad Desktop
Want to make your Launchpad folders look a little more distinctive? Use another new Lion feature -- Emoji! See this example picture.

To add Emoji to your folder titles, first open a text box in any normal application and go to the Edit menu and select 'Special Characters.'

In the window that pops up, go to Emoji and pick out the characters you want. Double click to add them to the text box you're in, then copy them to the pasteboard by selecting them and pressing Command+C. Finally, open Launchpad, open the folder you're interested in, click on the title text, and press Command+V to paste it in. Et voilà, you've got a spiffy looking Launchpad!

This tip can also be used for iOS once you've turn on Emoji support there.

[crarko adds: This is more of an Easter egg than a hint. Still, it's good to note the existence of the new character symbols. It's too bad there's not a Dogcow in there.]
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10.7: Use Emoji to brighten up your Launchpad
Authored by: Crispy Duck on Aug 19, '11 09:04:50AM

So now we have emoji support in Lion, how come when I sync my iPhone, the Notes I have with Emoji characters in – when shown in Mail on the Mac – do not display the Emoji characters?
They just have the empty box "missing character" symbol – surely Lion should recognise the emoji symbol now?



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10.7: Use Emoji to brighten up your Launchpad
Authored by: boxcarl on Aug 19, '11 10:49:50AM

I'd say it's nicer on iOS than Launchpad but still nice.



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10.7: Use Emoji to brighten up your Launchpad
Authored by: Mac Berry on Aug 19, '11 03:32:38PM

How do you enable Emoji in iOS?



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10.7: Use Emoji to brighten up your Launchpad
Authored by: roofdaddy on Aug 19, '11 06:52:09PM

Go to to the link and follow the instructions.
After installing the emojis you can delete the app, emojis will still be there.



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10.7: Use Emoji to brighten up your Launchpad
Authored by: roofdaddy on Aug 19, '11 09:11:00PM

Oops! Well, here is the link:
http://www.iphonehacks.com/2010/08/how-to-enable-emoji-icons-on-your-iphone-using-free-iphone-application.html



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10.7: Use Emoji to brighten up your Launchpad
Authored by: Mac Berry on Aug 21, '11 11:23:14PM

Thanks, but which link?



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10.7: Use Emoji to brighten up your Launchpad
Authored by: mahern on Aug 20, '11 08:51:35AM

Easter egg? Don't think so. Guess you don't know what that means?



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