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switch input (language) quick with keyboard

I am a Taiwanese and study in France now. My major requires read and write in English. I get a iMac with 10.6 on it. It really bothers me to switch between these 3 input languages with mouse. Is ...
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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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Typing macron using the Kotoeri Romaji mode

Given that I often type in Japanese or romanized Japanese, my default keyboard layout is the Romaji mode of Apple's Kotoeri input method. But I keep running into an inability to type e.g. ō without ...
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What is the most classic keyboard shortcut for switching between input sources (languages)?

What is the most classic/used keyboard shortcut for switching between input sources (languages)? Except for cmd+space of course which is used by Spotlight.
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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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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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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 edit a preexisting 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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Switch input language depending on physical keyboard attached

I use a swedish keyboard at home, and an english at work. I have one laptop for both places. Every day I have to switch the input language manually back and forth, and for every app I'm using it seems....
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Sending control+left command with external footswitch, delcom, only picking up control

This is a kind of specific question but I have a delcom usb programmable footswitch PN 803620-5m This is the updated model http://www.delcomproducts.com/productdetails.asp?PartNumber=703600-5M I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Armenian HM QWERTY keyboard - where's Շշ (sh)?

Here's screenshot of available keys in Armenian HM QWERTY keyboard: The thing that bothers me a lot - I can not find the "Շ" letter ("sh"). For instance, here's screenshot of the second keyboard ...
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“Hide Input Source Name” changes to “Show input source name” on every reboot, on Lion

I use three keyboard layouts (three input sources), and I chose to show the source in the toolbar (I mean the main bar at the top). Since I moved to Lion, in addition to the icon for the input ...
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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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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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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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Clicking CAPS won't change language, is there a way to fix this glitch?

I have my settings made so that if I click CAPS it'll go between English and Korean. But for the last couple of months it wont work as consistently as it used to. I'm not sure if it's due to an update ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Safari and Chromium on Mac get input language from other apps

In my system, two 'input sources' (languages) are enabled, and I use different languages in different 'documents' (apps). I have Chromium or Safari open (a Webkit browser, that is to say) with ...
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Can the Chinese trackpad handwriting input method be used with a graphics tablet?

On Macs with a multitouch trackpad, I'm told that from the Input Sources options you can select the option to draw Chinese and Japanese characters. I have a Mac Mini, and a Wacom multitouch graphics ...
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Can I change input source per physical keyboard? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Internal keyboard QWERTY; External Keyboard Dvorak I want to alter my keyboard layout per keyboard, so my MacBook's keyboard is Dvorak and a bluetooth keyboard is QWERTY. How ...
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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 use a newly installed font as an input source?

I just installed a new font, and I'd like to be able to type in it, system-wide, and not just within the confines of some application (e.g. MS Word.) I already type in other languages using the ...
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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 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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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 ...