How to Type Tm on Mac

Charlotte Daniels

Mac, Tutorials

Are you a Mac user who needs to type the trademark symbol (™) in your documents or online content? Look no further!

In this tutorial, we will walk you through the various methods to type the trademark symbol on your Mac. Let’s get started!

Method 1: Using Keyboard Shortcuts

If you frequently need to type the trademark symbol, using a keyboard shortcut can be a real time-saver. Follow these steps:

  1. Step 1: Place your cursor where you want to insert the trademark symbol.
  2. Step 2: Press and hold the Option key on your keyboard.
  3. Step 3: While holding down the Option key, press the letter “T” on your keyboard.
  4. Step 4: Release both keys simultaneously.

This method will instantly insert the trademark symbol (™) at your cursor’s position. It’s that easy!

Method 2: Using Character Viewer

If you prefer using a visual interface to insert special characters like the trademark symbol, follow these steps:

  1. Step 1: Click on the “Edit” menu in any text editing application (e.g., Pages, TextEdit).
  2. Step 2: Select “Emoji & Symbols” from the dropdown menu.
  3. Step 3: In the Character Viewer window that opens, click on “Symbols” in the left sidebar.
  4. Step 4: Scroll down or use the search bar to find and select the trademark symbol (™).
  5. Step 5: Click on the “Insert” button to insert the symbol at your cursor’s position.

Note: You can also access the Character Viewer by clicking on the input field and then clicking on the “Emoji & Symbols” icon in your menu bar (if enabled).

Method 3: Using AutoCorrect

If you frequently need to type the trademark symbol and want a more automated solution, you can set up an AutoCorrect rule. Here’s how:

  1. Step 1: Open “System Preferences” from the Apple menu.
  2. Step 2: Click on “Keyboard” and go to the “Text” tab.
  3. Step 3: Click on the “+” button below the list of text replacements.
  4. Step 4: In “Replace“, type a sequence of characters that you want to trigger the AutoCorrect (e., “tm”).
  5. Step 5: In “With“, paste the trademark symbol (™) by copying it from somewhere else or using Method 2 above.
  6. Step 6: Close System Preferences. The AutoCorrect rule is now active!

The next time you type your chosen sequence of characters in any application, it will automatically replace it with the trademark symbol (™).


Now you know three different methods to type the trademark symbol on your Mac. Whether you prefer using keyboard shortcuts, Character Viewer, or setting up an AutoCorrect rule, there’s a method for everyone.

Choose the one that suits your workflow best and start typing the trademark symbol effortlessly. Happy typing!

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