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Nov
14
answered How to remove or disable a default keyboard layout?
Nov
14
comment Restore functionality of Escape key in Finder (Mavericks)
Why was this downvoted? It is the correct answer. + + A = Deselect All in Finder.
Nov
11
comment Make a custom keyboard layout the system default — even for the login screen
@TimothéeBoucher My previous comment describes what goes wrong, and how I tested this.
Nov
11
accepted Make a custom keyboard layout the system default — even for the login screen
Nov
9
revised Make a custom keyboard layout the system default — even for the login screen
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Nov
8
comment Make a custom keyboard layout the system default — even for the login screen
Worked flawlessly, thanks! I’m sorry I can’t give you the bounty any more, so I’ll just set up a new one just to reward you for this answer.
Nov
8
comment Make a custom keyboard layout the system default — even for the login screen
Trying this right now, as the other answer didn’t work. FWIW, here’s what my com.apple.HIToolbox.plist file looks like after the changes: gist.github.com/anonymous/d18bae208b5cf12e48be
Nov
8
revised Make a custom keyboard layout the system default — even for the login screen
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Nov
8
revised Make a custom keyboard layout the system default — even for the login screen
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Nov
8
comment Make a custom keyboard layout the system default — even for the login screen
I’ve awarded you the bounty as this seemed like the best answer, but it doesn’t actually seem to work — it always goes back to the default US keyboard layout. To test this, I’ve used a keyboard layout that allows me to type three symbols with one keystroke, so that I can see how many masked characters appear in the password input box. After applying the steps you mentioned, I could only enter one symbol at a time (as per the US keyboard).
Nov
7
comment How to use plain text smileys (disable automatic emoji substitution) in Messages.app?
@DanielLawson Depends on your definition of “better”, but yeah :) Love when this happens.
Nov
7
comment How to use plain text smileys (disable automatic emoji substitution) in Messages.app?
Yeah, me too. But I guess most people prefer a UI for everything, so I ended up accepting the other answer ;)
Nov
7
accepted How to use plain text smileys (disable automatic emoji substitution) in Messages.app?
Nov
4
asked How to suppress the “OS X Spotlight search information was removed” warning?
Nov
3
comment Make a custom keyboard layout the system default — even for the login screen
@Lohoris: Done!
Nov
3
revised How to remove or disable a default keyboard layout?
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Nov
3
comment How to remove or disable a default keyboard layout?
Thanks for confirming! Bounty awarded :)
Nov
2
comment How to remove or disable a default keyboard layout?
Aha, it does seem to work if you restart the computer instead of just logging out and back in (step 4). Thanks! Would you mind posting a new answer with a link to your resource so you can get the bounty?
Nov
2
comment How to remove or disable a default keyboard layout?
I just came across your <osxnotes.net/keylayout-files-and-ukelele.html>; which offers a solution for OS X 10.9. However, it doesn’t seem to work for me. Here’s what the modified plist file looks like: pastebin.com/raw.php?i=7kWVxXqx After logging out and back in, the default “U.S.” keyboard layout is still enabled. What am I doing wrong?
Nov
2
revised How to remove or disable a default keyboard layout?
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