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Chapter 1. Mac Os X Annoyances > PANTHER ATE MY KEY CAPS, TOO

PANTHER ATE MY KEY CAPS, TOO

The Annoyance:

I went and installed Panther, and now I see that Key Caps, a standard Mac utility for many years, is gone. Key Caps was a great little tool for finding out which keys you needed to press to type an umlaut (ü), accent (é), or other special characters, such as the trademark symbol (™) or the British pound sign (£). I'm quite annoyed that Apple dumped Key Caps from Mac OS X.

The Fix:

Like some of the other, older features mentioned in this chapter, Key Caps isn't really gone; it's just that its name has changed. However, Apple has hidden it so well that even if you knew the new name-Keyboard Viewer-you wouldn't find it. It's no longer a standalone application, so a search for it would come up empty. The Keyboard Viewer is disabled by default, and enabling it requires close attention. Open System Preferences and click on the icon for the International preference panel and then follow these step:


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