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Confirm 'Change Extension' dialog via the keyboard
Authored by: galaher on Oct 20, '05 03:51:11PM

I'm I missing something? What key sequence is '?-Clear'? Is that "Shift + / + Clear"? Meaning I have to use the shift key to get a question mark. I've never heard of the question mark as a modifier key. Also I doesn't seem to work. Please explain.



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How to post those special glyphs
Authored by: MJCube on Oct 20, '05 07:02:39PM
On this system, when you preview a post containing numeric entity codes, they are interpreted as characters. So the preview reads right, but if you then submit the post with characters instead of the codes, they become question marks.

The way around this, if you have a lot of codes as in this post, is to edit in a separate window, paste the results into the edit box fresh every time, and (especially) remember to paste it in once more after your final preview, when you submit!

Rob, perhaps you could edit the original hint text and use this method to put ⌘ (or just “Command”) back where the question marks now appear. For reference, here are the codes for several Unicode glyphs for modifier keys:

⌘ Command
⇧ Shift
⌥ Option
⌃ Control
⇪ Caps Lock
 Apple

In fact, I think this comment should be a hint unto itself, regarding this site instead of OS X!

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How to post those special glyphs
Authored by: pmccann on Oct 21, '05 06:31:06PM

"In fact, I think this comment should be a hint unto itself, regarding this site instead of OS X!"

No, that's a suitable post for www.macosxhintshints.com, not for here.
[While you're at it: don't forget to mention the 'turn three times clockwise, shout like a banshee, then sacrifice a goat and three chickens' method of protecting backslashes in comments on this site. It's the easiest method, or so I'm told :-) ]

Yeah, yeah, I know how to do it (NOW, but *earlier*...)



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How to post those special glyphs
Authored by: MJCube on Aug 24, '07 08:25:51AM

My above method is unnecessary now that this comment engine is accepting Unicode. Now we can just insert characters like ⇧⌘⌥ in the edit box and they no longer become question marks.



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How to post those special glyphs
Authored by: palahala on Aug 22, '09 02:24:46AM
Note that , U+F8FF (and hence ) is an Apple symbol on Macs, but not on Windows machines. I know, this being macosxhints.com, most won't notice the difference. In Wingdings, it's actually the Windows symbol... (It's the last entity in the private range, so no guarantees what's displayed.)

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