Is there a way to use the keyboard to type Spanish letters with accent marks instead of clicking on them?
In WIndows, you need to add the "United States - International" keyboard layout under "Region and Languages" in Control Panel. You can then use: ~n to make ñ 'a, 'e, 'i etc to make á, é, í, "u to make ü RightAlt-/ to make ¿ RightAlt-1 to make ¡
See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306560 for details.
this is likely still way to cumbersome, but on my mac I use the option + e to get the accent mark and then type the appropriate letter and i use the option + n and then type n to get the n with tilde, thus: ñ as far as bilingway, I've not figured a way away from clicking the is it an umlaut?
Well I hope it helps but after 8 years it may not be needed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ld6eWzymQDQ (2014) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIgvrFD9d-8 (2016) By the same person and found it very clear. It shows the two keyboards to compare and I added the short cut shown below.
1) Accented Voyels ( ´+ voyel ) "á é ó í ú "
2) ¿? (Shft =) and (Shft minus) ?
3) ¡! (= ) and (Shft1)
4) Trema: (Shft´ Release + voyel) ä ö ï ü ë
5) Colon, semi colon (Shft R arrow, L arrow) : ;
6) Parentheses (Shft 8 then Shft 9)
7) = (Shft 0) ☺
8) Plus (Square R bracket ) +
9) Ç (Backward slash) ‘’
10) Single quotation mark (- ) ‘enclosed’ repeat – at the end of ‘text’!
11) Double Quots (Shft 2) Same as single “text”
12) 7=/, 6 = &, 5 = %, 4 =$ On my pc I could not get the R Alt + 2,3 to see what on the video? But