Updated June 7th, 2019.
This one’s easy. If you want to type an accent, it’s a two-stepper:
- Hold the Option key down and type the “e.” Note: it will appear that nothing happens.
- Let go of the Option key and type the “e” again. Voilá!
As you might guess by my “voilá,” you can actually type any vowel in Step 2. Step 1 is always the same: Option-e. But Step 2 can be a, e, i, o, or u.
Note: there are other ways. But this way is fast and easy.