I know that there is a keyboard shortcut that lets you open the emoji palette while you are typing, but I could not find any shortcut that lets you close the palette.

So right now, whenever I finish adding my emoji I manually close it by tapping on the top-left red X button. This is quite troublesome, so is it possible to close it via the keyboard shortcut?

I use Mojave on 2017 MacBook 12'.


The behaviour is somewhat awkward.

Even the Menu option doesn't toggle it on/off, only on.

If you simply double-click your emoji without doing anything else, it doesn't even bring the window to the front...

..so, the only real option is after you open it, click its header bar [while you're over there anyway to grab your emoji]
It will then respond to Cmd ⌘ W the same as any other window.

Of course, if you forget, it will close the window you were working in :\

  • Yes that's exactly what I've been doing, but I don't want to tap the emoji window and then send ⌘+w. Also, the emoji palette keeps in front of the other windows, so I must close it or move it somewhere, anyway. Very sickening behavior... – Blaszard May 25 '19 at 13:29

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