Questions tagged [input-source]

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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 output tilde (~) directly

I would like to be able to type the character ~ directly, without having to follow up with a space. Currently, if I type the tilde character, at first I get a ˜, which becomes a ~ only if I follow it ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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USB ports not working, no paired magic keyboard, “no bootable device, press any key” on an iMac 2009

Sad story. I thought it was the HDD, so I ended up asking someone to reinstall macOS on it using their Recovery, and that worked. The hard drive booted up using their 2012?ish Mac mini. However, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 set “Input Sources” for all users at the same time

In Lion OSX, changing the keyboard layout "Input Sources" setting in the "Language & Text" only changes the setting for the current user. Is there a way to populate the setting to all existing, ...
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Input source changing when it shouldn't

I have three input sources in the menu, one I use 99%. The others, I switch to occasionally to type a glyph they support and then switch back. In the preferences, "automatically switch to a ...
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Emoji & Symbols input method enabled as input source after Log Out or Reboot

I have some weird behavior on my MacBook Pro running Big Sur 11.2.3 (20D91). When I login to any user, after Log Out or Reboot I see "Emoji & Symbols" input method in the list of ...
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Reloading Input Methods without logging out and logging back in

I am developing a custom input method with InputMethodKit and playing around with the NumberInput sample that Apple has provided. However, everytime when I wanted to build and deploy the changes, I ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...