Apple's Best Kept Secret
Did you know can use the trackpad on your Apple Computer to write Chinese characters with your finger? This is a very useful feature that - I think - few people know about.
Here’s how to enable this feature.
- Open System Preferences
- Click on 'Keyboard' (which is a little confusing)
- Open the ‘Input Sources’ tab
- In the bottom left, click on the ‘+' button, and find ‘Chinese, Simplified’ (or ‘Chinese, Traditional’). Select ‘Trackpad Handwriting’, and click on ‘Add’.
To turn on ‘Trackpad Writing’ you can use the standard keyboard shortcut, Shift+Control+Space, or use the Input Sources menu next to the clock in the top right of the screen.