Accent Grid - Chrome Web Store
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Easy access to accented letters and other special characters.

Typing in accented letters or special characters on a PC keyboard is a pain in the neck. This simple Chrome extension aims to make that task slightly easier. The extension button displays a four-by-four grid of characters. Clicking on a character copies it to the clipboard. Pressing the shift key does what you would expect: it toggles the grid between lowercase and uppercase letters. You can also use the keyboard to copy characters to the clipboard. The keys 1-4, Q-R, A-F and Z-V correspond to the grid characters in the obvious manner. Chrome allows you to assign a keyboard shortcut to the extension itself: just go to the bottom right hand corner of the Extensions page and follow the link. The options page lets you customise the choice of characters in the grid. The defaults are set up for common French and German letters, plus a few extras such as smart quotes and dashes. I haven't included acute accents in the default setup since these can be typed in directly on US and UK keyboards. For instance, Ctrl + Alt + E gives you an E with an acute accent. Macs have a rich variety of keyboard shortcuts for accents built in, rendering this extension somewhat redundant. It should still work though! Comments, bug reports and suggestions for improvement are very welcome. You can email me on or contact me on Twitter at @bat020.

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Sam RJun 10, 2024

You can customize it for the accents you need and the app isn't reading everything you type! Takes a few minutes to set up then works perfectly! (Pin it to your toolbar, right click to go to options, paste all the accented letters you need, then just click to use & press Ctrl V to paste the letter when typing) Thank you developer!! :)

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senor moralesSep 10, 2023

This extension used to work. Now every time I click on the 3 dots, it does not give me the option for the Spanish Accents.

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Stephanie CoffinFeb 11, 2022

I love this - I wish there were more accents but otherwise this is amazing! All you do is select the accent and it saves it then paste it into your email. I use a Ctrl V to paste it into the body of my email. Amazing. Please add more accents :)

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