How can I switch quickly back and forth between the English keyboard and the German keyboard on macOS?

  • Mac, iPad, iPhone? Also which version of the OS is on your device. – Steve Chambers Sep 9 '19 at 21:19
  • I don't see any globe icon. Where is it?? – Peter Schultz Sep 9 '19 at 21:23
  • I am at system pref -> keyboard -> input sources, and "show input menu in menu bar" is ticked, but there is no icon in the upper right. Just a search box. – Peter Schultz Sep 10 '19 at 2:15

In iOS, tap(or hold) the globe key.

In macOS, try control+space bar. Press and hold control and then press space to get a list of languages.

If menu bar has input sources shortcut enabled in keyboard settings, one can use it too.

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  • Thank you, but pressing and holding "control" and then pressing the space bar does not do anything. – Peter Schultz Sep 10 '19 at 2:17
  • I watched a youtube instruction and ticked both boxes in Keyboard > Shortcuts, and now "control + slace bar" changes the keyboards. But is there is anywhere on the screen an indication of which language keyboard is active? Or do I just have to experiment by typing something? – Peter Schultz Sep 10 '19 at 2:41
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    @PeterSchultz In MacOS the active keyboard is normally indicated by a "flag" icon in the top right corner of the screen. – Tom Gewecke Sep 10 '19 at 9:52
  • I see it now. Problem solved. Thank you very much. – Peter Schultz Sep 11 '19 at 0:34

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