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This is to go with @TomGewecke answer. If you are seeing the input menu at the top right hand corner of the login screen. This may only be because their is another user logged in. ( Fast user Switching). If there is a user already logged in, the input menu will always show even if no users have it enabled to show in their menu bar. But if there are no ...


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If you have "Other Input Sources" available at the top right of your login screen, select the one called Unicode Hex Input. This can be used to input emoji (or any other character) into the password field, as long as you know the Unicode Hex number of the character. This number can be found in the Character Viewer or on the internet. Some items you find ...


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I solved it by the solution Apple Support suggested to do, here are the steps I did: Install OS X on an external drive from Recovery mode (Cmd + R while starting). Boot from the external drive. Install the Hex/Emoji keyboard to be able to type the relevant character. Go to Disk Utility, choose the locked disk. Go to File -> Turn Off Encryption. Enter your ...


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Even if you're locked out, you should still have access to the Accessibility Settings part of your System Preferences, in which case you can proceed to Keyboard Preferences and adjust your peripheral input sources. This means you can add/enable "Unicode Hex Input". Plus, checking "☑︎ Show Input menu in menu bar" will allow you to "⌨ Show Character Viewer" ...


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You could use ssh, telnet, vnc/rdp, Back To My Mac or similar methods, provided they are enabled and/or available. Also you could login using the default guest account or any regular user account, if available. Then: Execute the CLI Terminal.app; type passwd <username>; enter ⎆/return ⏎; (where <username> is the name of the account you're ...


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I am not a Mac user so this may be nonsense. However since the situation is desperate, I'll offer it anyway. Unicode Hex Input You can use the utility in OS X to generate many Unicode characters by manually inputting the hexadecimal code. Other options include saving word processor files as Unicode or UTF text. Make sure you have ...


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Adding to bmike's answer, if you can't do any of that, and don't have a recent backup, you might try connecting the disk to another computer, and mounting the volume to save your files. You can apparently do it with both mac, windows and linux.


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Since you have Filevault - that makes your situation precarious and a bit delicate. Some good news, Apple has disabled emoji entry in the password pane for 10.11 El Capitan - I can't paste or get emoji in the Users & Groups preference pane. Apple's official manner to get past this is to click the ? in the password field and reset your password. If you ...


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To make a larger emoji in an email message, I tried this work-around with my Mac. Copy and paste the desired emoji into Text Edit. Using (Command +) I enlarged it to the desired size, then captured it with Command, shift, 4 and pasted it into the email. Yeah, it's a pain, but it works.


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No, this is not possible. You can quickly switch to a specific keyboard by holding down on the keyboard language button and sliding your finger to the specific keyboard. Also, the keyboard order is always fixed, so you know to double-tap the keyboard language button to go to a specific keyboard from another specific keyboard.



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