How to type period and comma on Mac keyboard (macOS) – 3 ways


Everyone is good at macOS – only a very … creative person made the Russian keyboard for it. He decided that it is easier to type a comma and a period not like on a PC, but in a special way – with Shift held down and additional pressing for some reason not on the key next to the “shift”, but on the fairly remote numbers 6 and 7. How to fix this?

No, this is really a problem – I personally know at least two people who have given up (or pretended to give up) a Mac for this very reason! Of course, in the settings of the desktop operating system Apple you can put a PC keyboard and type commas just like before … but that’s not our way, right? For true fans of Apple’s typing approach, there is the following recommendation.

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How to put period and comma on Mac (macOS) keyboard – 3 ways

Method 1 – installing the “Russian – PC” keyboard in macOS

If you do not want to relearn, set a non-usual Russian keyboard “Russian”, and “Russian – PC”, for this:

1. Open System settings and go to section Keyboard

System Preferences, section Keyboard on macOS

2. Select the tab Input sources

3. Press the button “+”

Keyboard Preferences on Mac

4. In the left menu select Russian, and in the right – “Russian – PC”

5. Click Add to

Keyboard Preferences on Mac

For ease of switching, the usual Russian keyboard can now be removed.

Now selecting the keyboard “Russian – PC” point can be typed with the last key with a question mark (located in front of the right ⇧Shift).

How to put period and comma on a Mac keyboard (macOS)

How to put period and comma on a Mac keyboard (macOS)

The comma is typed by pressing the combination this key + ⇧Shift

How to put period and comma on a Mac keyboard (macOS)

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Method 2 – ⇧Shift + 6 or ⇧Shift + 7

Personally, I use this method on a regular Russian keyboard. But I had to get used to it. The main disadvantage of this method is the ability to use it only during printing in Russian

How to put period and comma on a Mac keyboard (macOS)

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Method 3 – through the letters “B” and “U”

Take a closer look at your keyboard. Letters “B“And”YU“Dot and comma are applied. This means that some combination of “hot keys” allows you to type your favorite characters in the same place as before! But which one? We will show you …

It should be noted right away that the letters “B” and “YU” in the Latin (USA) layout they put a period and a comma without “dancing with a tambourine”, but what to do when typing in Russian.

How to put period and comma on a Mac keyboard (macOS)

  • Dial the point with the command Ctrl + ⌥Option (Alt) + YU
  • Type the comma with the command Ctrl + ⌥Option (Alt) + B

How to put period and comma on a Mac keyboard (macOS)

Keyboard shortcut works on Russian (regular) or Latin (US) layouts

Of course, there is also a minus here – after all, you need to press not two keys, but three at once. But, I think, for beginners it may be more convenient than the letter combination ⇧Shift + 6 or ⇧Shift + 7 or the frantic search for a PC keyboard on your Mac, though …

And how do you, friends, type a period and a comma on your Mac?

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