How To Type A Bracket On Your Mac

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Are you a Mac user looking for an easy way to type brackets? If so, you’ve come to the right place!

Brackets, or parentheses, are commonly used in mathematics and programming to denote a grouping of words or symbols. There are three types of brackets – round ( ), curly { }, and square [ ]. Knowing how to type brackets on your Mac can help make coding and math simpler and faster.

Fortunately, typing brackets on your Mac is both easy and convenient. To type round brackets, simply press the F8 key and the parentheses will be inserted with the cursor in between. To type square or curly brackets, press F9 or F10 respectively.

Furthermore, if you need to insert a right-pointing curved angle bracket (?), press one of the alt/option keys and then type ‘29FD’ on your keyboard. This four-digit code can be used with any other code that requires four digits.

We hope this article has answered all your questions about how to type a bracket on your Mac! With this knowledge at hand, coding and math equations should now be easier than ever before!

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Typing a Bracket

To type a bracket, you will need to use the appropriate keystrokes depending on the type of bracket you are aiming to insert into your text.

For parentheses or round brackets, you can use the Shift + 0 keystroke combination on your keyboard. Curly or brace brackets can be typed by holding down the Shift key and pressing the opening bracket key ([) followed by the closing bracket key (]). Square or box brackets are typed by pressing and holding down the Shift key and then pressing the opening square bracket key (]) followed by the closing square bracket key ([).

Additionally, some word processing programs have specific shortcut keys assigned to each type of bracket that can be used. To find out if your program has this feature, check its documentation.

Typing Corner Brackets on a Mac

To type a corner bracket on a Mac, press one of the alt or option keys and type 29F9 to produce a left-pointing corner bracket like ?. You can also use other four-digit codes (such as 29FA for a right-pointing corner bracket) to type different types of corner brackets. It’s important to note that these codes differ from other symbols, so make sure to use the correct code for the specific symbol you’re trying to type.

Typing a Block Bracket

A block bracket, also known as a curly bracket, can be typed using your computer keyboard. To type a block bracket, simply press and hold the Shift key while pressing the brace keys located near the top of your keyboard. The left brace key is located on the right side of the P key and the right brace key is located on the left side of the “\” (backslash) key. Once both keys are pressed, a block bracket should appear on your screen.

Creating a Small Bracket on a Keyboard

On Windows, you can make a small bracket by pressing Alt + 0 9 1 for the left bracket and Alt + 0 9 3 for the right bracket. On Mac/Macbook/Apple, you can make a small bracket by pressing Alt. + Shift? + ( for the left bracket and Alt ? + Shift ? + ) for the right bracket.

Typing Symbols on a Mac

To type symbols on a Mac, you can use the Character Viewer. To access it, click on the text where you want to place the character, then select Edit > Emoji and Symbols (or press the Control-Command-Space bar). The Character Viewer will appear where you clicked. You can browse through categories of symbols or search for specific ones using the search bar at the top. When you find the symbol you want to use, simply double-click it to insert it into your document. Additionally, if you need to keep the Character Viewer open while you work, you can drag it onto your desktop.


In conclusion, Macs are a great tool for anyone looking to work with mathematics. They offer a variety of bracket symbols that can be easily accessed using the alt or option keys, as well as F8, F9, and F10. With these tools, you can quickly and easily insert parentheses, curly brackets, and square brackets into your work. This makes it much easier to create equations and formulas in math-related projects.

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James Walker has a deep passion for technology and is our in-house enthusiastic editor. He graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and loves to test the latest gadgets and play with older software (something we’re still trying to figure out about himself). Hailing from Iowa, United States, James loves cats and is an avid hiker in his free time.