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You want to type things like this…
Since Mac OS 10.9 (Mavericks) there’s been an Emoji & Symbols menu item at the bottom of the Edit menu in many Mac programs. Choose that and you get this:
BONUS: keyboard shortcut is Control-Command-Spacebar.
You need to know your incoming and outgoing mail server settings when you’re setting up an email program. Apple provides a look-up website that will tell you what the settings are for your particular email address.
They do not save your email address (and you could use a phony one anyway– if your real email address is “firstname.lastname@example.org” you could enter “email@example.com” and get the same server settings. Obviously you would use your own username when setting up your mail program).
Here’s what you get if you put in firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: newer versions of Apple’s Mac Mail program use the same information so when you’re setting up Mail, it often can figure out the settings for you. Apple’s mail settings lookup page is especially useful when setting up some other program.
Plus and Minus are easy to find on the keyboard, but Multiply and Divide are a little harder. Programmer-types will know that the asterisk (*) is used to multiply, and the slash (/) is used to divide. Now you know too.
You know that things you put into the trash aren’t really gone until you empty the trash, right? Turns out that in 10.11.x (El Capitan) you can throw something way and have it be deleted immediately if you want. Just click on the item you want to delete, then go to File/Move to Trash… except hold the Option key down while you do it, and you’ll see “Delete Immediately…”
Keyboard Junkies: you know that Command-Delete (or Command-Backspace) sends the selected item to the Trash. So, if you hold the Option key while you do it (Command-Option-Delete) the items will be “Immediately Deleted.” Very fast– but then you have to deal with the “Are you sure” dialog box. Bonus Hint: use Command-D to click the “Delete” button in that box from the keyboard. Command-Option-Delete, then Command-D, takes care of everything.