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Questions tagged [emoji]

Japanese for emoticon - a picture character similar to smiley which is commonly used in text messaging and chat. Emoji support has been added to version 6.1 of Unicode and allows for glyphs such as 😄, 🐱, 🎈, 🏠 and 📶. Some typography engines will even render these as color graphics.

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Make macOS display a different platform's emojis

I really dislike the appearance of Apple's emojis and would love to not have to see them everywhere. Is there a way to make my computer use a different system's emoji font? Say, Android or Windows? Is ...
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How can I disable emoji auto-correction in Messages share pop-ups?

I've been looking all over and can't seem to find a solid answer. I'm trying to stop emoji auto-correction in Messages share pop-ups. I've already disabled it in the Messages app, but when I'm sharing ...
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Safari's favorites bar - getting images instead of text labels, especially via emojis

The Safari favorites bar seems to allow only text labels on the favorites bar. I would like to replace those with something like a favicon. This is apparently not directly supported at this time. ...
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Firefox shows wrong Emojis for some reason

Firefox shows the wrong emojis, but only on the page. In the source code, the correct emojis are shown (see screenshot). This problem only affects Firefox, no other browser or app is affected. So it ...
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Can't paste Emojis when using Ukelele custom keyboard

Using Ukelele I generated a Windows QWERTY layout which I'm used to coz I'm switching between Windows and macOS. Here's the layout for inspection if necessary: https://www.dropbox.com/s/...
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How to disable Chrome's emoji picker triggered by typing the colon character?

In some sites that also support emoji shortcuts i.e. Github, when typing colon ":" in a textbox, the Chrome's emoji picker overlaps/overlay Github? Chrome Version 91.0.4472.114 (arm64)
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Are emoji color preferences stored somewhere on MacOS?

So I want to programmatically detect which color I used last for an emoji, e. g. if I used the 👌 emoji with the darkest skin tone (👌🏿) last, is there a place where that information is stored?
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Is there a way to change emoji colors on MacOS?

So let's say I want to type emojis in a different color then yellow on MacOS. Is there any way to do it? Just for clarification, I'm using the Press Fn key to Show Emoji & Symbols in the keyboard ...
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Searching for emoji and symbols

I've recently upgraded my macos from a very old version to Catalina. In the old days, if I wanted to enter a special character such as a mathematical symbol, I would hit ctrl-CMD-space to bring up the ...
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Typing option+s results in surprise emoji (😮) instead of eszett (ß)

Up until a few days ago typing option+s resulted in the German eszett (ß). Currently typing option+s results in the insertion of the surprise emoji (😮). If I bring up the Keyboard Viewer and press ...
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After updating the emoji font in an older macOS, is there a way to visually find and insert newer emoji that the system emoji picker doesn't support?

I just updated the emoji font on my macOS 10.14.6 system using the method detailed in this answer. This seems to have worked great in that I can now view newer emojis that people send me, or that ...
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Decoding DAT files in System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/CoreEmoji.framework on Big Sur

On previous macOS such as Mojave and Catalina, the mappings between emoji unicodes and associated keywords were available to view in files like CharacterPicker and FindReplace in .plists or .strings ...
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How do I make the emoji keyboard pop up faster

I am typing something in a text field press ctrl+cmd+Space to show the emoji selector type an emoji name click the emoji I want 💪 But the computer delay between (2) and (3) is way too long, and the ...
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Can I update my emoji set without updating my operating system?

I'm on OS 10.12, and because of some legacy software I'm running, I can't upgrade. I have access to most emoji, but some of the newer icons, like 🥰, display as blank (e.g. in Messages) or as a box ...
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Why are emojis replacing website icons in safari?

I have a iPhone 8 and I noticed a few months ago that when I go on certain websites such as ESPN, specific symbols such as the recruit rating stars has been replaced by random Emojis. I’m not sure why ...
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Does Frequently used Memoji History reset If not used

This is a very important topic for me. The love of my life saw frequently used Memoji on my phone that she questioned. I don’t blame her, I would have asked also. my question is how long do “...
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Terminal MacOS emoji support

I was just wondering if anyone knows the emoji support that the Terminal.app has in MacOS? I'm using zsh, and I end up with this when I type it out, I get the following (note I didn't add a space ...
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Why is my Mac emoji on-screen keyboard appearing scrolled to the middle of the emoji list?

When I open the Mac emoji keyboard via ctrl+cmd+space, it usually opens scrolled to a particular place in the middle of the emoji list, rather than the top. This is annoying! This has been happening ...
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How do you disable or speed up the character/emoji keyboard animation?

Context: By default on macOS, you can press cmd + control + space to bring up the character keyboard (more commonly known as the emoji keyboard). Before the keyboard pops up, there is a short delay ...
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Emojis not rendering

My genuine MacOS is not showing emojis. They look just like this: None of the following solutions worked for me: Creating a new user account Restoring Standard Fonts in Font Book Booting in Safe ...
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Hide frequently used Memojis from Emoji keyboard in iOS 13

I just upgraded my iPhone to iOS 13 and I noticed that, while composing a message, when switching to the "Emoji" keyboard (that now can be accessed through an apposite button), it shows, on the very ...
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Big emojis in built-in messages app on Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11.6

Is there any way to show big emojis when sending 3 or fewer emojis in built-in messages app on Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11.6, like on iOS 12 and macOS Sierra and higher ?
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Is it possible to update macOS's emoji keyboard (to use all emojis)

Following this question, I have obtained and installed macOS Mojave's Apple Color Emoji.ttc on macOS Sierra. While I can now see these emojis if I'm texted them, they don't show up on my emoji ...
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How to enable search when using Emoji keyboard on iPhone?

I would like to search for Emojis using text when using an Emoji keyboard on iPhone. I have seen some people using this (also, I guess WhatsApp keyboard supports it?), and was wondering how to enable ...
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How to close the emoji palette using the keyboard shortcut?

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 ...
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How to remove emoji autocomplete suggestions?

I would prefer to not have emoji's suggested. Is it possible to remove emoji's from the autocomplete suggestions on macOS? If so how?
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Can you edit the keywords for the emoji picker in Mojave?

TL;DR: Is there any way to edit the keywords for the emojis that show up in the character picker? In the emoji-picker on Mojave (10.14.3) the keywords for filtering/selecting emoji via Cmd+Ctrl+Space ...
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Emojis appear on some parts of apps but show as question mark in other parts

For example, on Messages.app, the sidebar with recent contact list displays Emojis but the message pane does not: In Safari, some Emojis appear on sites but not other sites. Furthermore, on sites ...
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How to prevent iOS from styling an emoji?

Look at these characters: 💬💬︎🌄🌄︎ Depending on your device, they'll look like this (a Windows screenshot of a Facebook comment): Notice how the 2nd and 4th emojis are flat rather than ...
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Change emoji font to the Windows style

Is it possible to change the way Mac OS Mojave renders emoji from the Mac versions to the Windows versions? I prefer the darker, more vibrant Windows emoji.
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Set default skin tone for all Emojis in Emoji keyboard in iOS 11?

It appears that it is only possible to change each Emoji’s skin tone individually by tapping and holding on the Emoji key and selecting another skin tone in the pop-up menu. Is it possible to set a ...
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Why does ‘freedom’ return the french fries 🍟 emoji?

In my emoji picker when I enter freedom I see some french fries. Why is that? Practical example: So if I want to write something like the following: People of the world appreciate what you're ...
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Emoji search in non-iMessage apps

I have English and emoji keyboards enabled. In iMessage, I can just type "serbia" and I get the emoji for the Serbian flag. However, in Signal, when I type Serbia, I just get Serbia and Serbian as ...
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Activate Emoji & Symbols and Character Viewer independently

Sometimes when editing text, I want to use the Emoji & Symbols viewer to quickly type a symbol. Other times, I want to open the full Character Viewer window. Unfortunately, there only seems to be ...
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My emoji in Google Hangouts flip-flops on my MacBook, why?

A few days after I asked my (now closed) question Is region-specific blocking built-in to MacOS more extensive than a few emoji? the emoji shown in Google Hangouts in the Chrome browser on my MacBook ...
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Emoji Keyboard not inserting emoji after pressing Enter

After opening the emoji keyboard with Ctrl + Cmd + Space, selecting an emoji and finally hitting enter, the emoji keyboard closes but nothing is inserted at my cursor. A restart seems to fix this, ...
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Keyboard and Emoji Viewer menu vs. Input menu?

I'm using macOS High Sierra (10.13.6) on a MacBook Pro 15. In the Keyboard Preferences pane, I have "Show keyboard and emoji viewers in menu bar" option in the "Keyboard" tab turned on: Sure enough, ...
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Display emoji faces for correct & wrong commands in terminals

I want to customize my terminal to display emoji faces, showing sad face for wrong command and happy face for right command that I enter. Is there any way that I can do this using my terminal bash. ...
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Reset iPhone's Frequently Used Emoji's in Emoji keyboard

I want to reset the Frequently Used part of the iPhone's built-in Emoji keyboard. Is there a simple way to do this?
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Why do I get a HTML unescaped context menu in Chrome?

When I right click on any of the input enabled controls in Chrome on my macOS Sierra, I now-a-days get this first option, which I could get using Cmd + Ctrl + Space. Looks like something's broken? ...
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Can't see this emoji 🇹🇼 on macOS

I just found I can't see this emoji 🇹🇼 (Flag of ROC — Republic of China, Taiwan), which is rendered as a cross in a box, on my mac with macOS 10.13.5. I bought my Mac in China, but my language ...
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Emoji keyboard suddenly changed?

All of the sudden, I am not getting the nice and quick emoji keyboard (see 1) popup, but instead a big window of all type faces, which is not gaining focus for easy emoji insertion without moving my ...
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What are the current restrictions on iOS emoji usage?

I am making an app which contains emojis as follows: Categories such as "Business", "Technology" etc. exist and near them I plan to show a suggestive emoji retrieved from the server. In the ...
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iOS/macOS - Determine Emoji name while choosing

Emoji are quite popular now on macOS/iOS along with other software platforms. For many people, they are an integral part of day to day conversation over apps like Messages and WhatsApp. However, many ...
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Why some emoji doesn't display well on my Mac?

My Mac: And I find some emoji doesn't display well on my Mac. Check out that Link:
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How can I use emoji on my Mac as easily as I can on my iPhone?

Is there any easy way for me to add emoji to a document or email when I’m using my Mac? I know I can set up up an emoji viewer in the menu bar via Apple > System Preferences > Keyboard, but I find ...
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Find text to trigger a particular emoji in Predictive Keyboard [duplicate]

Sometimes, iPhone suggests emojis based on the text you have typed, like so I have been trying to trigger this emoji 😝 on the Predictive bar shown above without success. I know there is some ...
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How to bring up a precise Emoji in the iOS QuickType menu

In iOS 10, the QuickType menu is a lifesaver whenever the user needs to type a long word and doesn't feel like typing it (and it's also fun to make up silly sentences). It also randomly suggests ...
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How to fast navigate through emoji panel

On mac we can use Cmd+Ctrl+Space to quickly launch an emoji panel and type in emojis. And on that panel, we can navigate around with the arrow keys and press enter to type in the selected emoji. I am ...
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Emoji viewer constantly popping up in input fields

A weird problem has showed up the last …weeks? The emoji viewer (Cmd+Option+Space on my keyboard) will trigger at random when I click an input field. At first I thought it was just a Slack bug, user ...
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