Talking about adding emojis to text comments. How do I access the emoji drop down menu by keyboard shortcut?

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Just type a colon followed by the name of the emoji to get the shortlist.

: + 'name of emoji'
  • This is correct within the doc itself; but not within a comment field.
    – Drewdavid
    Sep 13, 2023 at 16:12

... While you need to do the special colon thing as mentioned by Ansjovis86 in his (unfortunately incorrect) answer within the doc itself... the default OS emoji shortcut actually does work in the comment field (at least for Mac)!

That would be command+control+space on Mac.

I'm assuming/hoping it would be the same for Windows—which is the Windows key+period.

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