Questions tagged [input-source]

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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 change the input language overlay menu delay time

When pressing the key combination to change the input language on Mac OS 10.15 with the OS configured for 3 or more languages (in my case CTRL+Space), by keeping the CTRL key pressed longer for around ...
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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 to make input source switching per-app or per-window, not global?

I use two input sources: A and B. I'm talking to my colleagues in a messenger using language A; and at the same time I'm working in a terminal using language B. It's very annoying to switch from the ...
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Macbook air - Input signal not found with - HP27es Monitor

I have a Macbook air with Mojave. I moved my monitor to a new location. When I reset it the monitor was working for a few hours when I put my system to sleep and connected back the system won't ...
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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 a keyboard shortcut to switch to a specific input source? [duplicate]

I have many input sources - English, French, Chinese Simplified and Japanese Hiragana, and pressing cmd+space or ctrl+space to scroll through the menu just doesn't do the trick. Is there a way to set ...
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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 see game controller key presses?

I have connected my Playstation DS4 controller via bluetooth to my macOS 10.15.5. How do you capture the key presses to make a program? I have seen Controller Lite, which are able to capture ...
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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?

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. ...