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Remove Fn shortcut for switching input language

Ever since updating to Monterey, pressing the Fn key switches the input source (language/character set). I normally press Fn+F11/F12 to change the volume, and now every time I change the volume I also ...
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How to stop different input sources from overriding keyboard shortcuts?

My machine has two input sources (English and Hebrew). When I try to use keyboard shortcuts inside apps, it doesn't work in Hebrew but does work in English. How can I stop this override? For example ...
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Shortcut to switch to a given input source

Is there a way to create a keyboard shortcut for each individual input source, so that I can pick whichever input source I want, simply using the keyboard, without having to scroll through a whole ...
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MacOS 12 Ukelele Default Keyboard

I have made a keyboard using Ukelele that fits my needs perfectly. However, the system requires me to have another, default, Latin keyboard. That is to say, it will not recognise my Ukelele keyboard ...
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Can we get a stronger GUI indication of a change in Input Source?

I often switch input sources to type in different languages' alphabets. Because the same key is used to switch to each new input source, it is hard to remember the state of the system. Of course I can ...
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Why isn't this Input Source usable in some apps?

I created an Input Source (Language Keyboard) with Ukelele. It worked fine on my BigSur. Now I moved the file to my new Macbook Pro Monterrey. The same thing happens whether it is on /Library/...
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Change language after writing some words (Apply it on the already written letters)

I'm using keyboard inputs. Let's call it Lang1 and Lang2 (ex: English and Russian). Sometimes I'm starting writing in Lang1 but I'm still on Lang2 keyboard configuration and my words look like ...
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Can I change my Mac keyboard layout to match ISO standards?

I recently got a Mac, and have been getting acquainted with it. One thing I have run into is that the Mac appears to deviate from standards for keyboards for the Danish layout. In my specific ...
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How do I disable language switch popup?

I'm a new member of apple products community and I'm learning how to setup a process I've got used to. One of inconveniences is language switch. When I'm trying to change language I get a popup with ...
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How can I change input source in MacOS using Windows-style Shift + Command shortcut?

I've been using Windows for most of my life and at this point I've developed a muscle memory to use Shift + Alt when I want to change language. Using Macbook Air With macOS Big Sur (11.6) as my ...
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How can I eliminate delay with Globe key when switching input sources on MacBook?

When I switch input sources with globe key on my MacBook Pro 2021 with macOS 12.0.1 it actually doesn't change anything until this little pop-up window disappears. It's really annoying to wait when ...
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How to make Chinese pinyin keyboard work in vim?

When I am using a Chinese keyboard as input source, I cannot navigate around vim using regular keys. I would like to leave the Chinese keyboard selected, but still be able to use vim as normal when I ...
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Separate keyboard layout for each window in macOS Monterey

Is there a way to set up keyboard layouts preferences to have a separate layout for each window? Use case described step by step: I use two keyboard layouts: English and non-English one. I often open ...
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Make keyboard universal instead of per-app?

When I switch input source it sometimes doesn't switch across all apps, using its previous setting on some apps and its new setting on the one I switched while using. How do I make the input language ...
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Permanently change the keyboard input source for an application in Big Sur

I am needing to continuously change the input source for Intellij-Idea . I have not even logged out: but just put the laptop to sleep and woken it up. I do have the Automatically switch to a ...
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How can I switch to non-default variant of keyboard layout on macOS?

Currently I'm using Apple's Swiss German layout. I'd like to use the regular Swiss German layout but that is not available as a default input source. The reason for this change is that characters such ...
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How to prevent macOS from switching back to previous language?

I have MacBook Pro with M1, macOS BigSur 11.4. It has special key with globe icon to change input method. When I press it a little window shows up indicating the switching of an input method. And if ...
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Romaji keyboard in Big Sur

I'm learning some Japanese on Duolingo and I feel like I could really benefit from actually typing out answers rather than picking them from a list. From what I gather around the internet (not an ...
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Force MacBook Pro Touch Bar to register all inputs?

The Touch Bar is programmed to ignore what it believes to be erroneous inputs. Is there a way to reprogram or override this behaviour (via settings or via coding hacks) to ensure that inputs are ...
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How change option+key result in macOS Big Sur En-Us keyboard?

I wanna add another result for pressing ⌥+s, now I'm seeing ß but I want to see ş. I don't want change my source input to other language. I just want to add special characters to some keys and see ...
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How to change MacOS Catalina 10.15.7 Input Sources without admin privileges and no internet connection

I'm trying to change the input source from ABC to a different keyboard layout (I need to be able to choose any of them), but cannot find a way. This iMac runs Catalina 10.15.7 has no internet ...
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Is there any native Mac OS X 10.15.3 keyboard layout that contains all ASCII characters plus č, ç, è, ǩ, ò, š, and ž?

I am creating a conlang that uses all ASCII characters plus č, ç, è, ǩ, ò, š, and ž. Is there any natively supported Mac OS X 10.15.3 keyboard that contains these special characters?
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How to output tilde (~) directly

I would like to be able to type the character ~ directly, without having to follow up with a space. Currently, if I type the tilde character, at first I get a ˜, which becomes a ~ only if I follow it ...
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MacBook Air 2020 Audio Line In

I have a little synthesiser that has a 3.5mm out. On my PC I can plug this into the Line In Port and use it in sound recording software such as Audacity. Today I tried connecting it to my MacBook Air ...
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Prevent Capslock from turning off by itself on input source changes

I am using two input sources, U.S. and 2-Set Korean. (Capslock is not the one I use for switching) I've found that Capslock turns off by itself when the current input source is changed to the other, ...
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Disable mouse interference in input source overlay when switching?

The problem described in Disable mouse interference in Cmd-Tab overlay? is annoying, but I can live with it. What I cannot live with is the very same problem, but happening when switching input ...
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Change the default keyboard input when logging into macOS Big Sur

Since upgrading to Big Sur, my default keyboard input during the login screen is always 'U.S.'. I need to manually switch it to 'French'. Is there a way for me to set 'French' as defaut? In fact, I do ...
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Devanagari font in macOS Terminal not rendering properly

[Setup] - I have a M1 Mac mini running Big Sur. I am using Devanagari-QWERTY input method for typing Marathi/Hindi. [Problem] - All is well when typing in apps like Pages, Stickies, Safari etc.. ...
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Why can I not type certain upper case accented letters using the option key with Turkish input?

My macOS is configured with Turkish Q - Legacy input source. To get accented letters, typically one would type Option + <key> to get the accented version of it, e.g., Option + C to type ç or ...
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How to switch the keyboard input language from the terminal?

I already have one way to do this: function input-switch-darwin() { cliclick kd:ctrl kp:space ku:ctrl } But this is very slow: ❯ time cliclick kd:ctrl kp:space ku:ctrl cliclick kd:ctrl kp:space ...
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How do I change the Japanese input tooltip dictionary?

How do I change the Japanese input tooltip dictionary from Jpn-Jpn to Jpn-Eng?
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Is there any way to change language input icons on macOS?

Some languages like Spanish and Russian use the country flags for language input, while others like Chinese and Japanese are not. So I would like to change language input icons such that all languages ...
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How to change the default macOS login window keyboard layout?

I type using a keyboard layout other than the standard QWERTY. This question will apply to those who type using Dvorak, Colemak, QWERTZ, or any other international or non-standard keyboard layout. My ...
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Where/how are default input methods stored?

I use the Cangjie input method to type Chinese characters. The one bundled with macOS is an older "version" of the input method that I don't particularly enjoy using. So far I've been getting by with ...
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Change input source with single key

I'm not using a Caps Lock key at all, so I've come up with the idea to use it as a way to change the input source. Problem: keyboard settings want me to hit two keys for a shortcut to register. ...
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Modifying Transliterator Rules

I'm using the MacOS' Tamil language input tool. However this question can be answered in a generic way. I am trying to make some changes in the rules under this folder. /System/Library/Input ...
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Unrequested disabling of most text input features

See also update below. For some time, I have been using Unicode Hex Input 99% of the time. Recently, with some assistance here and from the author of Ukelele, I managed to add press-and-hold pop-ups ...
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Use 3.5mm jack as line in for a musical instrument

My iMac and Macbook Air have only got one 3.5 mm jack each. I would like to use this jack as an audio input source to record an electronic drumkit. I realize the proper way of doing this would be to ...
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How to set Spotlight Search default input source?

I want to always use English language input source in Spotlight Search(Command Space), when I was typing in a different language input source in a app, the Spotlight search will pop and with that ...
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Backtick/accent_grave is overwritten by § char

When I type the backtick char the output becomes § on my keyboard. I have tested this in multiple apps and I have also double checked in Karabiner-Event (KE) viewer to make sure that it is the ...
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How can I switch between language input sources using Alt-Shift on Catalina? [duplicate]

I tried a couple of Karabiner scripts available online, but none is working. Also, it looks like there is some confusion about what is Alt on mac keyboards. Although semantically, this is the ⌥ key, ⌘...
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Settings on keyboard shortcuts to switch input sources do not sustain

I would like to use control+space to switch input methods in MacOS Catalina. Every time in the Keyboard/Input sources settings I check both boxes but after rebooting they become unchecked. How can I ...
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How to create certain two-character items with the Unicode Hex keyboard?

With Unicode Hex Input, I can put glyphs with Unicode values of more than two bytes into my documents by entering four bytes with leading zeroes. Flag emoji (and other things) are defined as the ...
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How to change Input Source shortcut to work with Shift key? [duplicate]

I am trying to change the input source shortcut from command space to ctrl + shift, so it will work like windows language change is. The thing is that when trying to edit it does not recognize the ...
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Switch to a specific input source in OS X in Catalina with AppleScript

I use different keyboard layouts and switched between them using a simple script on changeKeyboardLayout(layoutName) tell application "System Events" to tell process "SystemUIServer" ...
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Extensive diacritics input in iOS/iPadOS

MacOS has an input method known as "ABC - Extended", which allows inputting most diacritics with any Latin letters. With it, "Alt" + various keys give a diacritic waiting to be composed, and pressing ...
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Method to change macOS input source keyboard bindings?

Does anyone know how to change macOS keybindings quickly? I'm hoping to redefine the following keys: iMac KB Key -> Keycode on macOS CAPS LOCK -> Meta Fn -> Ctrl LeftCtrl ...
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How to block adding new keyboard input sources from login display?

I'm interesting is there any way to leave only one input source for login display and block (disable) adding new input sources? UPD: I want to get only 1 (one, single) language (input source), for ...
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Windows users can see a strange letter (a white dot on black background) on text originally typed on a MacBook

I and my colleagues happened to see a strange letter appearing randomly in texts typed by another colleague who uses a MacBook and with the "Simple Telex" input method used for their keyboard setting. ...
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How can I remap mousebuttons in macos mojave

I use a wireless mouse (Anker vertical wireless) and the buttons which are supposed to go back or forward in a browser just turn on scrolling by mouse-movement. I'd like to remap these two buttons to ...
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