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I can open up the Character Viewer app using the Control-Command-Space keys combination.

I want to change this keyboard shortcut so I can use it for some other action.
How can this be done?

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For some reason you can't just disable this shortcut, since it's not listed in the preferences by default. You have to add a shortcut in System Prefs / Keyboard / Shortcuts named "Emoji & Symbols" and bind it to something else, and it will become available.

unbind emoji

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  • I triied your idea. This does not seem to work on my El Capitan. – space_monkey Jun 29 '16 at 21:19
  • How did you try it, and how do you mean it doesn't work? It works perfectly fine for me. – tolgraven Jun 29 '16 at 22:37
  • I added a shortcut in System Prefs / Keyboard / Shortcuts named "Emoji & Symbols" and bound it to something else, and it didn't become available. – space_monkey Jul 2 '16 at 22:22
  • So when you try to bind a shortcut and press ctrl-cmd-space what happens? Emoji window still pops up? Weird, works perfectly for me on 10.11.5 – tolgraven Jul 2 '16 at 22:23
  • Yes. Emoji window still pops up when I bind it, for example, to Command-Alt-G and then press Ctrl-Command-Space. I'm on 10.11.5 as well. – space_monkey Jul 2 '16 at 23:07

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