How to Make a Music Note on Facebook Using a Mac

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How to Make a Music Note on Facebook Using a Mac
Use your Mac's Character Viewer to make a music note on Facebook. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images News/Getty Images)

When you are using your Mac to write something on your Facebook page, you are not limited to letters and numbers; use symbols -- such as musical notes -- as well. Unlike typing on a conventional keyboard, use Apple's built-in Character Viewer utility to insert musical symbols into the text.

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    Click "Safari" on your Mac to launch Apple's native browser.

  2. 2

    Log on to your Facebook account.

  3. 3

    Start a new message, comment or a status update. Position the cursor where you want to insert a musical note.

  4. 4

    Click the "Apple" logo at the top left of the Finder menu on your Mac; click "System Preferences."

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    Click "Language and Text," and then click the "Input Sources" tab.

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    Click the "Keyboard and Character Viewer" check box to select it. Click the "Show Input Menu in Menu Bar" check box to select it. This enables the Mac's Keyboard and Character Viewer in the Finder menu.

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    Click "System Preferences" from the System Preferences menu. Now, click "Quit System Preferences."

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    Click the icon of the U.S. flag at the upper right of the Finder menu. Click "Show Character Viewer." The Characters window will appear.

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    Click "Miscellaneous Symbols" under "Symbols" in the left pane of the Characters window. Miscellaneous symbols appear in the right pane. Click a musical note symbol -- such as a crotchet or an eighth note -- to select it.

  10. 10

    Click the "Insert" button at the bottom of the Characters window to insert the selected musical note into your Facebook post.

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    Click the red circle at the upper left corner of the Characters window to close it.

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