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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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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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Japanese language input erratic after move to High Sierra

After installing High Sierra the Japanese input method has started to behave very oddly: My keyboard shortcuts to switch input methods all work as expected but... After switching to Japanese the ...
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Wrong keys in macbook keyboard

The keys that were supposed to give tilde and back-tick in the keyboard are giving § ±, respectively. My input source is U.S, as you can see in the image, and my keyboard layout is the following: I ...
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Workaround for wrong HID usage descriptor sent by Bluetooth Gamepad?

I am investigating an incompatibility of some Bluetooth Gamepads with OSX: I have a Bluetooth Gamepad (NES30 Pro). The problem is that if I connect it over bluetooth, it does not work properly under ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Azerty layout with direct number input

I grew used to the azerty layout (which was a bad idea, but I don't have energy to spend months relearning to type). I would really like however to have the numbers row behave as it does in the ...
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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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Typing Pinyin with tone marks doesn't work

I have a Macbook Air. Running El Capitan with British keyboard layout. I have enabled Chines Simplified Pinyin input. I am trying to type the tone marks. For example, pressing opt+a followed by u ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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 ...
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How do I make it so that input method is always set to one I actually choose?

I am running 10.11.5, after shutting my MacBook pro to trigger sleep, and then reopening it, the input method will always switch back to Australian, I want to keep it set to Squirrel (http://rime.im/ -...
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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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Change safari input device (microphone)

I was trying to use this website: https://guitar-tuner.appspot.com But it wasn't working at all even after I allowed it access to the microphone. I suspected this may be to do with me having six ...
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How can I configure shortcuts to special symbols or emojis in El Capitan or later

I would like to input faster some special characters (math symbols, emojis, etc.). I found this article, but the instructions are obsolete for EL Capitan or later. I would like to add either ...
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Combine two input sources to one input source?

Can I use soundflower and my microphone together at the same time? Example usage: stream desktop audio through Skype, while still being able to talk to the person simultaneously. I wonder if ...
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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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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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Typing five-digit Unicode

Does macOS have a way to enter Unicode characters with more than four hex digits? The flags, for example, are ligatures, each with two five-digit code points. They are supported by macOS fonts, ...
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Unable to switch keyboard layout

I just rebooted and for some reason am unable to switch keyboard layouts. This feature had been working previously since just after getting the computer (and setting up the alternate keyboard layout)....
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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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How to turn-off the heuristic guessing of (kanji + okurigana) while doing Japanese input?

The Japanese input method has changed on my Mac. The traditional way on OSX and Windows is: type hiragana for the word; press space bar; use arrow keys to select (kanji + okurigana); press enter. ...
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How to set “Next Input Source” shortcut in macOS Sierra to Shift + Cmd?

It seems not possible to set "Next Input Source" shortcut in macOS Sierra to ⇧ Shift + ⌘ cmd with the default OS facilities at the moment. It there a way to do it with any third-party applications?
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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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Assign Tab to switch input method

I want to use Tab to switch to the previously-used input source, and ⇧ ShiftTab as the usual tab function. As a Chinese language user, the key combination I use the most is ⌘ CommandSpace, which ...
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Disable the conversion from “” to “” when typing Chinese

Every time I type in a quote mark ("), the "smart" Chinese input method would automatically convert it to “ or ” for me. But compilers and interpreters don't know what “” mean, they can only recognize ...
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How to add an icon to a keyboard layout?

I am using ukelele to create some custom keyboard layouts. I have created a .icns file which contains an image I would like to represent this keyboard layout. How do I get my macOS Sierra MB Pro to ...
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Having problems changing shortcut keys combination for input source

Good morning everybody! I'm trying to change the keyboard combination keys for my input source from "control+space" to "command+space" but it wont budge. System prefrences instructs: "To change a ...
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Where is documentation for CJK input methods (Its)?

How the Chinese Pinyin IM & Japanese Kana IM work is obvious (at least to me) but I have been experimenting unsuccessfully for a while with one of the Korean ones. Keyboard viewer helps, but ...
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How to get current input language of the input source

I use a third-party input source on Mac. This is the case I encounter: I input some English characters when I want to input Chinese so I have to delete the characters entered just now. Then switch to ...
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Space with Hiragana Input

For whatever reason Memrise requires you to input a space character in some Japanese answers (I'm very much a beginner, so this may not be as weird as I think). However when I have my input set to ...
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Mac OS X El Capitan, Option key alone as keyboard shortcut

I am using Macbook Air Mid2012 with El Captian 10.11.3 version. I have two languages installed (two input sources). Currently my shortcut to toggle the language input is "CMD + space." I would like ...
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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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Adding an icon for a custom input

I have a custom input (.inputplugin) installed already. I'm curious how I can change the icon of the input from just the C in a box to my own icon. The installation was rather finicky so I'd rather ...