Swap the Last Two Characters Typed on Mac with a Keyboard Shortcut
How many times have you typed something to discover the last two characters are in the wrong order?
You know, when “the” turns into “teh” and “something into “somethign”, a fairly common general mistype.
Well the Mac has a solution to this, with a great little keystroke that swaps the last two characters.
Apparently “the” turns to “teh” often enough, and other similar typos happen often enough for there to be an individual keyboard shortcut to instantly swap the last two typed characters, and that keyboard shortcut is Control+T.
Open just about any app in Mac OS X and try it yourself, get the hang of it and it’s certainly faster than hitting delete twice and retyping the two characters again.
This is an old keyboard shortcut from the unix world of text editors that has carried over into Mac OS X. That suggests this little trick should work the same with Linux and other unix based operating systems too.
The keyboard shortcut is most useful if you have autocorrect disabled, otherwise those minor typos tend to fix themselves.
Great tip from @maguay thanks, don’t forget to send in your great Mac tips too!