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How can I set up a keyboard shortcut for switching input source?

I have to change my language option very often. It is hard when I write something with combination of both "English" & "Bangla", because I have to change that option rapidly. Is there any way to ...
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How can I change the language for automatic spelling correction?

I set my input source to be US English. And the flag showing on the taskbar is also an American flag. But whenever I type something in Mail.app or Notes.app the spell check still corrects my spelling ...
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How to fix macOS Sierra language switching bug?

Changing languages input does not work, you can see the video.
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Can my Macbook Pro's display receive inputs from other sources?

Is it possible to use my Macbook Pro's display to receive inputs from other sources?
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Mavericks input source is set to US keyboard in login screen

I'm from Belgium, and on my own user account, the input source is set to a Belgian (actually French) keyboard. The input sources menu is enabled in the menu bar, so I can switch it to the Belgian ...
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Why does my keyboard language switch on website password fields?

Using a Mac with Mavericks, I have keyboard setup to Hebrew. Then, when I click in the password field, it switches it back to English and Hebrew is disabled. I saw that another question says to ...
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Can I use my Mac keyboard as input to another Apple device?

Is it possible to use the native keyboard on one Mac, to control the keyboard input of another Apple device, especially another Mac? And so doing, without having to completely redirect the input ...
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Is it possible to enter emojis directly using a keyboard shortcut?

I would like to enter emojis directly from the keyboard. E.g. that I type ‘:D’ and it gets converted to ‘😀’. Is that possible? I know about the control + command + space shortcut to open the emoji ...
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Change main keyboard layout in OS X

I have two active keyboard layouts - US english and russian. I have russian as my primary system language and the option "allow different input language for different documents" is active. But when I ...
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How can I map buttons on my PS3 controller to keystrokes on my Mac?

I purchased a PlayStation 3 controller for use with my Mac. It's paired via Bluetooth. It works great in emulators such as Snes9x, but I'd like to use it for other things as well. Is there any ...
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How can I unlock my screen when my input is in a different language?

I have 3 languages installed and everytime my MacBook goes to sleep - the screen is being locked. After entering a password, system says that it's incorrect. It appears, that I'm entering password not ...
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Keyboard shortcut for jumping directly to a specific input method

I'm leaning Japanese, and so I have my Mac set up for three different input methods: English, and two different Japanese character sets. I can change between the three input methods using ctrl-alt-...
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OSX 10.9.5 - different keyboard layouts per application

From what I see in the Googles, there used to be a way to set it so that each application/window could have its own keyboard layout. I have two different apps, and I need different layouts for each ...
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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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OS X 10.9: Deleting Keyboard Input Sources

This is really similar to: How to remove or disable a default keyboard layout? However, I am new here and have no ability to comment or make remarks towards this to voice further problems. In OS X 10....
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Two different keyboard layouts for internal and external keyboard

My internal keyboard has a different layout than my external (USB) keyboard. Is it somehow possible for Mac OS X 10.11.2 to recognize from which keyboard the input comes and to chose the layout ...
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How to set default input source in Mac OS X Lion

I use two keyboard layouts (input sources) in my everyday work - the standard US and Russian-PC. In System Preferences/Language & Text/Input Sources I have activated the "Allow different input ...
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How to make a custom keyboard layout be recognized as Latin so I can remove the US default layout?

I have a custom keyboard layout which MacOSX doesn't recognize as Latin, so it doesn't allow me to remove the US default layout. I'd like to know what would make my layout be recognized as Latin. Is ...
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Is there a way to automatically change my keyboard language when I switch between windows on macOS?

For example, when I use the Messages app in which I use one keyboard, and in Xcode, I use only English keyboard. Can macOS switch my keyboard to English when I make the Xcode window active?
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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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Mavericks: How to ADD Input Source via plists/defaults?

I'm trying to automate my OS X setup but I'm stuck trying to programmatically add a new Input Source or keyboard layout. I usually use two layouts: regular US and US International, so what I'm trying ...
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How can I type Chinese on MacBook Pro?

I would like to know how to type Chinese (simplified), using Pinyin, on my MacBook Pro. I went to System Preference > Language & Text > Language, moved Chinese (simplified) on the list right ...
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How do I input ^ instead of ˆ

In my iMac 21.5-inch computer (OS X El Capitan Version 10.11.1) I have a cordless keyboard. At the top of the key 6 I have ˆ instead of ^. This is a problem. I never have needed to use ˆ, however ^ ...
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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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Custom shortcut for switching input sources in macOS High Sierra

I need to remap "Select the previous input source" shortcut in macOS High Sierra 10.13. I recently installed fresh macOS High Sierra removing my previous OS and I found that there is no option to ...
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OS X autoswitch the input method

So, I have a really weird problem with OS X 10.8.2. When I last configured it from scratch for the last time (the release of Mountain Lion), I was using the Apple keyboard. So, the default input ...
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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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Is there a faster way to change my sound inputs and outputs?

I use multiple sound inputs and outputs. For example, for outputs I have my internal speakers, Air Parrot, and Bluetooth speakers. For inputs I have my internal microphone, Line In, Air Parrot, and a ...
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Change keyboard whenever iTerm is selected

Using either Applescript or Automator is it possible to switch the software keyboard(Input Source) to a certain keyboard(input source) whenever iTerm becomes foreground? Scenario is as follows I ...
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How do I disable the Russian keyboard layout in software?

I enabled Russian input source, and am having problem disabling it. How do I disable it?
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Prevent keyboard viewer from displaying

Whenever I plug my MacBook into my external keyboard at work, the keyboard viewer window automatically opens up. How do I prevent the keyboard viewer from automatically showing? If possible, I'd ...
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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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How does the “Unicode Hex Input” input source work?

How can I enter a character using that input source? I tried entering a tab character with ⌥+0009, but I didn't get anything. Viceversa, with ⌥+9999, I get 香. Am I doing anything wrong, or doesn't ...
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Location of Keyboard Icons?

I probably should elaborate. I'm looking for the icons for the keyboards (the flags and the cutout-of-white icons used for Japanese/Chinese/that one used for custom inputs). I did some poking around ...
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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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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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macOS Sierra - Switch to English input only for several characters

I'm new to Mac, and trying to do the following - In previous systems, when I was on a non-English input source (e.g. Hebrew), I could mid-sentence hold down the Shift key and type some keys, and they ...
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How to automatically switch to English when I switch to particular application?

I use 3 languages intensively on my iMac - English, Ukrainian and Russian. In some applications, however, I'd like the input to be automatically changed to a particular language. For example, in ...
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Can't remove U.S. from the languages and input methods menu

I wonder if I can remove the U.S. language of the languages list. Because I use a shortcut to cycle through input methods, and don't want to land on U.S. as ArgenPinYin is already a modified U.S. ...
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set up Caps Lock as a shortcut for changing the input language

I want to set up Casp Lock as a shortcut for changing the input language. There are some solutions like this. But it requires installing some software and doing tricks. Is there a way to do it in a ...
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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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Automatically change input source [duplicate]

I have two languages I am actively using. English is my default, but in some applications such as Skype I use Russian. Every time I am switching from Skype to Safari I have manually switch back from ...
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Pinyin input placed behind Hangouts window

Usually when I type Pinyin input, the suggestions appear over the window like this: However, when using Google Hangouts, they appear behind which makes it somewhat useless: How can I make it so that ...
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How to input accented characters to an OS running in a VM?

I have a MacBook Pro with English (US) keyboard layout. I usually hold the right-alt (option) key, and press E to activate the accented vowel insertion (it shows a placeholder where the accented ...
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Tilde with hiragana-input

I'd like to type the two characters "tilde" ('~') and "fullwidth tilde" ('~') with a german keyboard, since I need those characters quite often, for example when writing hiragana in romaji, for ...
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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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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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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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How to change the input menu input method order

I use 3 input methods. The order of input methods on here is what I want, in this order: English, Chinese(Wubi), Japanese(Hiragana) but when comes to the input menu of status bar: I want to change ...
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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 ...