Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

There's an even easier way to access your emoji

1432249575_emoji-467.jpg

First things first, it's not emojis, it's emoji.

Mind blown? Just wait. 

There's a shortcut to using your emoji keyboard on your desktop that you never knew existed. Which means you can finally express exactly what type of laugh you're laughing easier and faster without having to switch to your smartphone app because you can't find the exact words.

If you're using Mavericks or more recent on your Mac, using Command-Control-Space while you are in a text field will bring up an emoji panel and all your favourite smiling turds, tear streaming faces and praising hands appear ready for you. Just like on your phone.

emoji

There are the same variations of political correctness and a search bar if you want to save time scrolling through pictographs. Or you can use Tab and Shift-Tab to flip between sections. If you're using shortcuts, you may as well go all out.  

Once you've chosen your emoji, the panel will close but if you're into using multiples you can keep it open by dragging it outside of the text field and it will remain there until you choose to ‘detach’ it by pressing the close button.

Your regulars will stay in the 'recently used' bit at the top and if you want to create favourites, just click that button on the top right corner, click on an emoji and add to favourites.

emoji

It's OK, you can thank us later.

Related

shock.jpg

This is how to access a ton of secret emoji on your iPhone

simpsons2.jpg

This Simpsons search engine is our new favourite meme generator

shutterstock_294583748.jpg

These are the sort of Facebook posts everyone hates the most

Comments

More

iPhone 8 rumours suggest it'll have a revolutionary curved screen

And it could be coming out NEXT YEAR!!!

by Jamie Carson
07 Dec 2016

Amazon is launching checkout-free shop where you simply walk out

Goodbye stubborn self-checkout machine, hello freakishly smart tech

by Emily Badiozzaman
06 Dec 2016

The Last Of Us 2 and nine more new Playstation games set for 2017

A certain spin-kicking marsupial is back, too!

by Chris Sayer
05 Dec 2016

New app will allow you to check the potency of your sperm

Get to know your baby makers up-close and personal

by Chris Sayer
05 Dec 2016

WhatsApp is about to stop working for millions of smartphone users

And it's bad news for Nokia or Blackberry users

by Tom Fordy
02 Dec 2016

Delete yourself from the internet with this handy website

And just like that, he was gone.

by Sam Diss
28 Nov 2016

Get on ‘Sindr’ the Catholic Church’s confession app

Swipe to find God in your area

24 Nov 2016

Apple to replace faulty batteries on iPhone 6s devices

21 Nov 2016

These are the worst passwords on the web

Best check yours isn't one of them

17 Nov 2016

What does Facebook really know about you

From ads to linked apps to everything in between

by David Cornish
17 Nov 2016