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How to get the upside-down question mark on Macbook?

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As a Macbook user, you may wonder how to get the upside-down question mark on the device. This mark is used in Spanish and other languages and is usually a headache for people. Unlike other symbols, the inverted question mark is unavailable directly on the Macbook keyboard.

This article shows you how to type the inverted question mark on a Macbook keyboard.


The keyboard shortcut for the upside-down question mark on Macbook

The easiest way to type the upside-down question mark on Macbook is to use the following shortcut: Shift + Option + ?

  • Place the cursor where you want to insert the inverted question mark.
  • Press and hold the Shift + Option keys on your MacBook keyboard.
  • While pressing both keys, press the ? key once.
  • Release all keys.

You will see the upside-down question mark on your screen.

Note: In Windows PC, you can use the shortcut: Ctrl + Alt + Shift + ?.

Also read: Why is there an exclamation mark on C drive in Windows 11?


Type an inverted question mark on a Spanish keyboard layout

The above method works if you have set your Macbook keyboard to an English layout. However, things change slightly if you change your Macbook keyboard layout to Spanish.

The inverted question mark is transferred to the +/= key for the Spanish layout. Press these keys to directly type the upside-down question mark on your Macbook.

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Type an upside-down exclamation mark on your Macbook

Another punctuation symbol commonly used in Spanish and certain other languages is the upside-down exclamation point (¡). On a Macbook, you can conveniently type this symbol using a simple keyboard shortcut: Option + 1.

We hope that by following this article, you can easily type the inverted question mark on your Macbook.

Also read: How to mark all as read in Gmail?


Frequently answered questions (FAQs)

Let us head to a few FAQs on the topic:

How do I type an upside-down question mark on Mac?

Use the keyboard shortcut: Shift + Option + ?


How do you make a question mark on a Macbook keyboard?

Press and hold the Shift key while also pressing the ? key to type the question mark on a Mac.

Also read: How to invert colours on Chromebook?

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Kumar Hemant

Deputy Editor at Candid.Technology. Hemant writes at the intersection of tech and culture and has a keen interest in science, social issues and international relations. You can contact him here: [email protected]

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