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How-To: Type Spanish Accents on Chromebooks

Out of the box Chromebooks are not configured to have Spanish accent marks enabled by default. There are a few steps one must follow to enable expanded keyboard support for this functionality.

  1. Click the Options icon in Chrome (the 3 dots)
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  2. Click Settings from the Options menu
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  3. Scroll down to the bottom of the Settings menu and click Advanced
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  4. Scroll down to the "Language and input" section and select the down arrow next to Input Method
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  5. Select the arrow next to "Manage input methods"
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  6. Select the checkbox next to "US International keyboard"
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  7. Select the back arrow next to "Manage input methods"
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  8. Turn on the option to "Show input options in the shelf"
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  9. Select the new US icon next to the Sign Out icon in the shelf
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  10. Select the "US International keyboard"
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  11. As a test load up a Google Doc. You can now hold down the right Alt (not the alt on the left side of the keyboard, but the right side) and press a, e, i, o, u, or n to create Spanish characters.
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