Questions tagged [input-source]

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how to disable automatic dot after number when using "ABC" input source?

To reproduce the problem please do the following: open TextEdit.app to write a number, e.g. 1. ensure you have switched to the one of the following input source: U.S., ABC and ABC-Extended. press ...
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Why do some macOS applications not respect the "Automatically switch to a document's Input Source" setting?

That setting is shown here under Keyboard | Input Sources: I have repeatedly attempted to update the Input Source to usd2 for the Messages app: It does not work at all : the Input Source stays as ...
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Change default keyboard input source

I have an Option-friendly keyboard source used for enabling mnemonics in menus. It is still English language based but is more keyboardist friendly than the default keyboard input source. I'd actually ...
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Mac screen sharing - cannot type numbers in the password

I log into my mac via "screen sharing" when it is in a locked state. I need to type my password to unlock it. But I cannot type in numbers. When I type a number nothing is happening. When I ...
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Assuming two notebooks have American keyboards, one of them is a GNOME and the other macOS, how to handle input in Brazilian Portuguese symmetrically?

I have two computers: (i) My old one: DELL XPS 13, American Keyboard, running NixOS (Linux distribution) and GNOME Desktop Environment (ii) My new one: A MacBook Air M1, American Keyboard, running ...
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Why does my keyboard switch to English on various keypresses?

When I type certain keys around the middle of the keyboard, especially around the keys t, g, h (regardless of modifier key), my Input Source sometimes jumps from my custom-made source (using Ukelele) ...
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Disable an input source for an application

I have 'English' and '2-Set Korean' input sources enabled on my Macbook Pro with macOS Monterey Version 12.4. For Emacs.app, I would like to enable only English and disable the other(s) since Emacs ...
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Can't open emoji keyboard in Safari

Nowhere in Safari, whether it be in text fields in webpages or in the Safari UI itself (address bar for example), can i show the emoji popup. My keyboard shortcut doesn't reveal it, nor does clicking ...
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TextInputSwitcher gets killed frequently

I have been using Ctrl + Space to switch input methods recently. Sometimes, I need to press Ctrl + Space twice to trigger the switch. I found that this process: "TextInputSwitcher" is ...
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Κeyboard shortcut to switch to a specific input source

For a multilingual user, with 3 or 4 everyday-use languages, is it possible to press a keyboard shortcut to change to a pre-set language? For example, CMD+1 will be English, CMD+2 will be German, CMD+...
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How do I get back the input source flags on my menu bar?

I just upgraded to macOS Monterey 12.4 and now the flags, primarily the one for the current input source, is gone from the menu bar and was replaced with a country code. I find the colored flags much ...
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macOS constantly adds input sources

Some time ago I played around with some custom keyboard layouts for Ukrainian and I don't remember in much detail what I did, but as a result I started to experience this weird bug. I downloaded a ...
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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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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 ...