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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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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?

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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Unable to switch input sources after updating macOS to 10.14.6

After the latest update to Mojave 10.14.6, I'm unable to change input source using the keyboard shortcut (it works when I change it by selecting the input source manually). I tried changing it to ...
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How can I get the list of input sources shown when switching between input sources?

I cannot get it to show on another MacBook. I'm expecting the list to be shown when I press Control+Space.
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Window retains focus when pressing Dock folder icon

When I click on the Applications folder icon in the Dock and start typing, the previously active window retains its focus. That is particularly annoying when the previously active window is a ...
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How to change the order of input method in Mac OS X Mojave?

I'm using Mac OS X Mojave 10.14.5 (18F132) and i'm trying to change the order of the input method (different language), particularly I want to change the order of the 2nd and 3rd languages. Any idea ...
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Copy/Paste issues with chrome apps for non English input methods

When using any chrome app while on a non-English input, Copy&Paste shortcuts aren't working. When using the same web app via browser tabs or any other Mac app, there's no issue. When switching ...
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Utility to identify what mouse buttons are being pressed?

Is there a utility for mac to show what mouse buttons are being pressed? Similar utilities for Windows are: Spy++ and WindowSpy from AutoHotKey. For Linux I have used: xinput --query-state
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How to use ABC Extended with standard British PC keyboard layout

The ABC Extended input is fantastic for inputing several diacritics, but it only seems to assume apple's own layouts, i.e. it doesn't recognise the standard British PC layout. Is there a way to make ...
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macOS keyboard layout switch bug

I have a problem that follows me from 2015 MacBook Pro with macOS Sierra → macOS High Sierra → macOS Mojave and now on to 2018 MacBook Pro running macOS Mojave. I have configured two input sources: ...
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How does one write Right-to-Left in Pages?

I have a document written predominantly in a Left-to-Right language, but I also have a few quotes in a Right-to-Left language. I would like to add ellipses in the end of such (Right-to-Left) quotes, ...
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Changing Input Source not working in some apps

I have a couple of Input Sources set up (Australian and Teknia Greek, the latter added into ~/Library/Keyboard Layouts). These work correctly in some apps (e.g. Chrome, TextMate), but in other apps (...
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Switching input sources quickly no longer shows menu / picker

I have "Select the previous input source" bound to ^Space. Until recently, pressing ^Space repeatedly would present me with a menu listing all of my input sources that I could cycle through by ...
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Is it possible to remap headphone inline controls?

Currently, when I press the volume up and down buttons on my Apple headphones connected to my Mac, it turns the volume up or down. Let's say I want to perform some other type of action when I press ...
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Trademark and other characters not working since Mojave update

Prior to the Mojave update, I could type Shift+Alt+2 to produce a trademark symbol (tm superscript). This, and others (Shift+Alt+{1-6,q,p,h,j,k,l,n,m,§}) do not work any more. Is this intentional? If ...
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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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How to refresh list of *edited* input source names in macOS Mojave

I've upgraded a couple days ago to macOS Mojave and customized my input source names, however the new input source names are not being updated in the language switcher (they should have been EN, RO ...
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Press and hold for accented character menu disables letter input in Mojave

After upgrade to Mojave, a long press of any letter does not bring up the accented character menu. Instead it disables all letters from being inputted in applications (Messages, Safari, Skype, ...
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make airpods microphones disabled by default when pairing with a mac

when pairing airpods with a mac, the sound quality is poor due to the fact it also uses them for microphone by default... when I switch the audio input (microphone to internal), then quality of the ...
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Shortcut for input source change on MacOS Mojave [duplicate]

I have been using Shift+Space for input source change. MacOS Mojave, however, doesn't allow it. The default shortcut is Ctrl+Space and optionally Capslock. I can customize the shortcut except for ...
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How does AirPlay handle with multiple source devices?

I have a bluetooth speaker and switching between two sources (Mac and iPhone) is a painful two-step process where it's required to disconnect the first device before a new connection can be made. ...
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Can't add custom keyboard layout in System preferences

I've created the custom keyboard layout using Ukelele and save an obtained bundle to /Library/Keyboard Layouts folder. Unfortunately, when I try to add any new layout in System Preferences app (...
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HighSierra MacOS Input Sources and Input Menu Unicode Keyboard Bugs

I have an occupational need for about seven different keyboards including US, Greek Polytonic, Classical Hebrew, Ethiopic, Semitic Transliteration, and extended Latin keyboards (college professor). ...
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Using CapsLock to switch between ABC and custom keyboard layout

In Sierra there's a handy option added to be able to switch, e.g. between Russian-PC and ABC (or U.S. International - PC) input sources. Previously I've been using some hacks for that (using third-...
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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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USB ports not working, no paired magic keyboard, “no bootable device, press any key” on an iMac 2009

Sad story. I thought it was the HDD, so I ended up asking someone to reinstall macOS on it using their Recovery, and that worked. The hard drive booted up using their 2012?ish Mac mini. However, ...
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Keyboard language can't be changed for password (stuck on French)

This issue started today, on macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 (17F77). Whenever I'm on a password field, my keyboard is switched to French and I can't change it! This is extremely annoying, because I can't ...
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Can I control the order of keyboard layouts in the system menu?

I have a few keyboard layouts or "input sources" as the system calls them. The system also lets you define a keyboard shortcut for "Select next source in Input menu". I had muscle memory of how many ...
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Anyone knows what this third party input method? And is it safe to use it since it's from an unidentified developer?

It basically gives you a PinYin-like words prediction but for English
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MacOS : No Japanese input method

I have added Japanese as a favourite languages in preferences : However, in the Input Methods panel, the Japanese input method seems to be missing : How can I fix that / add the Japanese IME ? ...
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macOS custom keyboard layout is removed each restart of the OS

I copied my custom keyboard layout into /Library/Keyboard Layouts. After that, I can easily choose from System Preferences → Keyboard → Input Sources, and it just works fine. But whenever I restart ...
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BlackMagic UlraStudio Mini Recorder - Black Screen on all Inputs - HDMI input to Mac Pro

I am trying to get a live feed via the following setup on my MacBook Pro 2012 running Sierra 10.13.2. HDMI Out on camera, plugged into HDMI In on BlackMagic device >> Thunderbolt out plugged into ...
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Change predictive text language independently of keyboard?

Can I change the language used for my iPhone's predictive text input independently of the layout of the keyboard? I want French spelling suggestions but I still want to type on a QWERTY keyboard. ...
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iOS 11: How do I replace the emoji keyboard button with a punctuation menu without third-party tools?

I have no idea how anyone types quickly on the default iOS 11 keyboard considering you have to bring up a full different keyboard to type punctuation. My previous phone was a Google Nexus 4 and the ...
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Type straight quotes (",') when smart quotes is turned on

I love smart quotes in macOS, but for those few times where I really need a straight quote (when manually typing links, for example), I can’t find a quick keyboard shortcut to insist on the straight ...
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After upgrading to macOS High Sierra, my Japanese and Chinese input methods disappeared

How do I get them back? They're neither in my Input Sources, nor can I find them if I try to add them.
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Custom keyboard layout problem High Sierra

I have just upgraded my OS to macOS High Sierra. I have been using a custom layout for my Magic Keyboard. But after upgrading to the newer version is stopped working. I have installed the custom ...
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Is it possible to change the Japanese Kana keyboard layout?

Windows' Japanese IME and and Google's Japanese IME both use Layout1 for Kana mode. However, macOS's Japanese IME uses Layout2. Notice the different locations for ろ、む、へ, and some symbols. Is there any ...