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Anybody that has spent any time on Slack or some other messaging shopper with me is aware of that I like utilizing the shrug emoji. Not the common emoji, this one: ¯_(ツ)_/¯

It’s wonderful means to reply to a variety of issues. There’s only one drawback: It’s an enormous ache to kind out. The primary few weeks I used it I might meticulously kind it out every time I needed to make use of it. Then I bought good and copied it into the Notes app on my Mac so I may rapidly copy/paste it.

Now a 12 months (or a number of years?) later, Quartz has made a shrug suggestion that I’m sort of shocked I didn’t give you by myself: Make it a keyboard shortcut.

The Quartz author really programmed his exterior keyboard so there’s an precise shrug button (you may learn to do this right here). If that’s just a little too hardcore for you (it’s for me) you may really simply create a shortcut for it in your Mac utilizing the Mac’s Textual content substitute characteristic.

To make it occur, go into the System Preferences menu in your Mac adopted by Keyboard after which Textual content.

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You’ll then be at a menu the place you may add autocorrects for various phrases. As an example, you may have your laptop at all times kind “On my means!” Whenever you kind omw. For the shrug, Simply press the + button on the backside of the web page and add no matter you’d like.

Within the case of the shrug, and simple answer is to make it so /shrug autocorrects to ¯_(ツ)_/¯ . Slack additionally makes use of /shrug for the ¯_(ツ)_/¯ , so it retains issues easy and constant, and it additionally makes it so that you don’t ever have to recollect easy methods to kind out that ¯_(ツ)_/¯ once more.

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