Learn how to add the trademark and copyright symbols on your Mac, plus more!
Every now and then you might need to enter a special character in a document, or within an app. It might be the @ symbol, it could be a # hashtag, or you might need to type the © copyright symbol. Finding these characters on your keyboard can be tricky because they’re not always labeled.
Thankfully, they’re just a couple of keyboard taps away. Here are the shortcuts you need to find these symbols, plus a few more:
© = Option-G
® = Option-R
@ = Shift-2
If you’d like to explore all the characters, accents, symbols and pictographs available on your Mac, or if you’re looking for something very specific, then the Character Viewer is a great tool for searching and inserting characters.
To display the Character Viewer, click the place in a document or message where you want the character to appear, then press Control–Command–Space bar. The Character Viewer will then appear. Click the icon in the top-right corner to expand it like this:
When you find the character you need, just click on it to insert it into your document or message.