Questions tagged [text-input]

macros, system features and third party software that allows shortcuts, spelling corrections as well as general questions on converting input into text

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Altering behavior of Option + arrow keys in Numbers for Mac

In Numbers, pressing ⌥ (option)+→ (or with any other arrow key) will add a row or column in that direction, relative to the currently selected cell. This is a useful shortcut which I employ frequently,...
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Often cannot access the magnifying glass for text insertion on iPad

Often, though not always, I am unable to bring up the text insertion magnifying glass on certain web pages by performing a long tap within the text field. Usually, doing a long tap (holding a single ...
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text alignment shortcut RTL and LTR

When in text box in any application, such as search text boxes, address fields in Finder and Safari, or even inside sites such as Google's search text box: I use cmd + space to switch the language ...
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Wrap text from clipboard with tags

Every day I have to add {quote} tags at the start and end of text from clipboard. It happens because I add stacktraces to our Jira and these stacktraces should be introduced with {quote} tags. Is ...
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What is it that raises my footer in my Pages 7.0.1. document

In my Pages document, at the bottom of p. 9 I have a star, followed by a blank line, followed by some text : To save space, I delete that blank line between the star and the text (by putting the ...
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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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Communicate with Siri via text (command line) not speaking

I use macOS Sierra beta. It's the first time I play with Siri. I enabled always iOS and macOS privacy/security options, nevertheless Siri knows very much about me. Is it possible to input text for ...
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Chinese IME - Change the font used in the suggestions list

Is there a way to change what font is used to display the 'suggestions' list in OS-X 10.6+ when using the Chinese IME (simplified)? I've looked around in the preferences (particulary 'Candidate ...
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Add paragraph to numbered list item after adding nested list to it

In Mail, when you have: Item 1. Some paragraph in Item 1. Item 2. Item 2 - 1. Item 2 - 2. What to do so that you can get: Item 1. Some paragraph in Item 1. Item 2. Item 2 - 1. Item 2 - 2. Some ...
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How to prevent text replacement from being triggered by alphanumeric characters?

I have some text replacement shortcuts configured in my keyboard settings, such as for example ur -> you are. They generally work fine, but in some cases they are not triggered only by spaces or ...
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macos - < and ' keys swapped

I'm using a Varmilo VA88m Nordic layout external keyboard for my macbook, I've been using it with relatively little problems until now when the < - key, and the ' - key have been swapped. I have ...
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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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Use variables in OS X Text Replace

Prompted by this question - How to copy time stamp to iOS clipboard? Is there any way to use variables in OS X's standard Text Replacement? [System Prefs > Keyboard > Text] For instance, getting ...
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How to scribble backslash (“\”) on Apple Watch?

My organization's WiFi username & password has punctuations in it. Namely a Windows-style DOMAIN\user username, which contains a backslash ("\") character. watchOS 6's "connect to" WiFi doesn't ...