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Using iOS I have grown to love double-pressing the spacebar to enter a full stop / period, especially when using a keyboard with my iPad.

When I enter " " + " " I would like the system to output ". "

Is there any way I can enable this same option in OS X / macOS?

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System Preferences > Keyboard > Text

Add full stop with double-space

or

Add period with double-space

mac os keyboard double space to period

I not sure when this was introduced but it is available in macOS Mojave 10.14.

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It can be done, though this workaround doesn't function exactly the same as on an iOS device.

  • In "System Preferences" find "Language & Text" and select "Text"

  • Add a new rule where " " (double space) is replaced with ". " (period space).

-Enable "Symbol and Text Substitution"

-Check this new rule

*it works most places, but not everywhere, you need to start typing again for the period to show up in some cases.

Source: http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/auto-correct-in-lion-but-no-double-space-to-period.1225631/#post-16827783

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    The original word can't contain spaces. it wont allow me to add the rule. – OzzieSpin Sep 6 '16 at 18:58

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