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Use Hidden Emoji's on Mac OSX Mavericks


You must have used Emoji's with iOS on your iPhone, iPad or iPods, the keyboard settings for iOS7 has Emoji keys available.

Ever wondered of using then with your Mac OSX on your Mac Book or Mac Mini, well you can use the same set of Emoji on OSX Mavericks 10.9. All you need to know is a set of keys that will let you access them (as they are hidden/secret )

How to Access Emoji :


Just place the cursor in any of the TextFields ( document/mail/chat where you currently tying) and press Control + Command + Space , that it , now you will see the Emoji popping-up, now select the Emoji that you want to use and it will be included in the text. Once you select an smiley the Emoji popup disappears, if you want it to stay there, just drag the box.



There are 10 collections of Emoji that you can find in the Character set. You can use navigation keys to select a particular smiley. To move to another tab you can use tab key

List of Emoji sets available :



1. People
People Emoji mac osx

2. Nature
Nature Emoji mac osx

3. Objects
Objects Emoji mac osx

4. Places
Places Emoji mac osx

5. Symbols
Symbols Emoji mac osx

6. Letterlike Symbols
Letterlike Symbols macosx emoji

7. Pictographs
Pictographs Emoji mac osx

8. Bullets/Stars
Pictographs Emoji mac osx

9. Technical Symbols
Technical Symbols macosx emoji

10. Signs/ Standard Symbols
Sign and Standard Symbols macosx emoji



Also, you can search the Emoji by name.

Example :

1. Find Alarm symbol in the Emoji List :

Search option Alarm to find Emoji


2. Find All types of Telephone list in Emoji Character set :

Find List of all telephone emoji mac osx




Note : This may not work on all web browsers (works for Safari, but not on Google Chrome, you may see a ascii square instead of a smiley when you use it on facebook and gmail or Gtalk. Though it works for iMessage and Notes.

Mac OSX Emoji's test on Facebook using Chrome.


Emojis not working for facebook


Facebook post


Mac OSX Emoji's test on Notes and iMessage.


Emojis works with Mac OSX notes and iMessage


Some facts about Emoji's :



    - Emoji is a Japanese word (絵文字) meaning pictograph, more popularly known as smileys.

    - Emoji's are noting but ASCII characters.

    - They were created in the year 1998 by a Japanese guy Shigetaka Kurita.

    - Emoji's were first used on NTT DoCoMo mobile internet platform.



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