For a new Mac user, the keyboard layout and shortcuts can be a little puzzling, especially if one is switching from a Windows-based system. One such example is finding the “@” symbol, which is frequently used in our digital life for emails and social media. Today we’re going to break down how you can easily make “@” on your Mac.
Method 1: Using the Keyboard Shortcut
The most straightforward way to type the “@” symbol is to use the keyboard shortcut. For most Mac keyboards, this involves pressing a combination of two keys simultaneously.
Here is the simple step to do it:
Hold down the Shift key. It’s the one with the up arrow, usually located on both sides of your keyboard.
While holding down the Shift key, press the 2 key. You should see the “@” symbol appear in your text field.
So, the keyboard shortcut is simply:
Shift + 2
Method 2: Using the Character Viewer
If the keyboard shortcut doesn’t work for you, there’s another method to get the “@” symbol. You can use the character viewer on your Mac. The character viewer contains all the symbols and special characters that you can use.
First, click on the place where you want to insert the “@” symbol. Then, go to the menu bar at the top of your screen, click on Edit, and then choose Emoji & Symbols.
In the character viewer, you can find the “@” symbol under the Punctuation category. Simply double-click on the “@” symbol to insert it.
By following these steps, you should easily be able to make the “@” symbol on your Mac. Keep practicing and it will become second nature in no time. Happy typing!