Assuming you have auto-correct enabled, type (+c+)
Also works with (+r+) for the Registered symbol, and (+t+) for the Trademarked symbol [shout out to dissemin8or].
Note: The above are case insensitive.
On Windows 10, regardless of what application is running, you can bring up an "emoji keyboard" which also contains many useful symbols:
Hold down the Windows/flag key, and press the . or ; key.
The window that pops up is split into three main sections along the top:
Graphical emojis (marked 🙂)
Text-based emoticons/smileys/kaomoji (marked ;-)
Posting this in addition to the other great answers, since it works for any symbol:
On the ribbon, "Insert" > "Symbol" > "Copyright Sign" (see "Special Characters" tab for Shortcut keys)
Just to add another method in Windows not mentioned in other answers, you can use the Character Map app:
Start > Windows Accessories > Character Map
or from the Run prompt:
WinKey + R > charmap
It contains all the characters for all the installed fonts in a GUI app that you can select, copy to the clipboard and paste anywhere in Windows that accepts ...
I see you question has been well answered, but here are two more ideas that work not IN but WITH Word, and are expansible to accommodate any symbol/ character.
The Neanderthal solution (which I use all the time): Keep all the strange characters you like in a text file I call SymPal.txt (symbol palette), and place a shortcut on your desktop. Mine starts ...
Another method is simply to press and hold Alt whilst typing Num1Num8Num4. This works in all programs in Windows – including Notepad and your browser’s address bar – and has been a standard key combination since at least Windows 95, if my memory serves me well. To get the ® symbol, do the same, but with Num1Num6Num9. To get the ™ symbol, do the same, but ...
You may block Ctrl+W on any browser using the free
Use the following example script for Chrome:
SetTitleMatchMode, 2 ; title can contain string anywhere to match
#IfWinActive, Chrome ; title contains "Chrome"
^w::return ; ignore Ctrl-W
After installing AutoHotKey, put the above text in a .ahk file and ...
You can use Vivaldi for this. Vivaldi is a Chrome based browser, but in the settings, there is a keyboard tab where you can define every keyboard shorcut you wish to use (or in this case, not use).
In the TAB section, Close tab is set to both Ctrl+W and Ctrl+F4, but if you hover your mouse on that row, an x appears at the right which you can use to clear the ...
If Reaper will let you assign a shortcut other than WIN+TAB to the desired function: do that. That's the easiest way to avoid conflicting shortcuts. Here's what looks like an old article about that.
I assume Reaper still lets you change shortcuts. I suggest downloading Windows PowerToys (search for that and you'll get their github page, software by ...
Install the Chrome extension "Disable keyboard shortcuts", by Benjamin Barenblat. (You may also view the source code, if you wish.)
Visit the URL: chrome://extensions/shortcuts
If you're on Windows, assign Control+Shift+W to do nothing in Chrome. (If you're on Mac OS, assign Cmd+Shift+W instead.)