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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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OSX, different keyboards with different input methods possible?

I was wondering if it were possible to tie in a different input method for each keyboard on a computer with multiple keyboards? The reason I ask is I use a wireless keyboard with my macbook pro and ...
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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 fix macOS Sierra language switching bug?

Changing languages input does not work, you can see the video.
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Send Barcode Scan to URL

I have a Bluetooth barcode scanner connected to my Mac. I'd like to have a scan open a URL, something like: http://​example.com/page/?barcode I was thinking I could somehow direct inputs from the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Change default font for input

I have a font that I use with a custom input to use my own glyphs. Is it possible (and if so how) to set the default font for this input to use across my OS (in a similar fashion to how the Japanese ...
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Adding custom input not working

I created a .inputplugin file per Apple's guide to use with a custom font I have. When I try to install it, it does nothing and doesn't appear in my input menu. Any ideas? Thanks in advance!
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How to edit icon for Korean input source?

I use the English and Korean input sources on my Macbook. For some reason or other, the English one has a U.S. flag as its icon, but the Korean one has a completely different icon — the letter "⬜" ...
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Put whatever keybind for switching input language

I can't set CMD + Shift as a keybind for switching between input languages of the keyboard. I had to settle down with Ctrl + Space. Why does it allow me to set only some specific key binds? Is there ...
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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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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 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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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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Display unicode information

The unicode entry tool in OS X 10.11 (the one displayed in your menu bar if you tick the appropriate box in the first tab of the keyboard settings) allows me to copy information about a symbol. There ...
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Assign a key combination for each input language [duplicate]

I know I can "cycle through languages" and "toggle between last used two languages" with key combinations. These options are not so convenient when you have three or more input languages installed. ...
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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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Changing Input Language in iOS 9 with External Keyboard

When using an external keyboard, is there a new key combination to change the input language? It used to be ⌘-cmd+space, but since iOS 9 that combination has been assigned to Spotlight Search, same as ...
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Switch keyboard from terminal?

Is there a command line equivalent to pressing ctrl-space to toggle the keyboard layout? (I need this because I want to use Karabiner to tap shift to toggle.)
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Genius external keyboard working improperly on Macbook Pro

I want to use this Genius keyboard with my 2014 MacBook Pro 15". When connecting the keyboard, the Keyboard Setup Assistant opens, saying that keyboard could not be identified. Then, it asks to ...
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How to select keyboard input file for Add Input Source

Here is the dialog for adding an input source. Nowhere does a "choose file" file chooser dialog button appear. Then hitting Add (+): And there is NO Choose File dialog here either. So then ...