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A Unicode keyboard layout editor for OS X.

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Why does my keyboard switch to English on various keypresses?

When I type certain keys around the middle of the keyboard, especially around the keys t, g, h (regardless of modifier key), my Input Source sometimes jumps from my custom-made source (using Ukelele) ...
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macOS constantly adds input sources

Some time ago I played around with some custom keyboard layouts for Ukrainian and I don't remember in much detail what I did, but as a result I started to experience this weird bug. I downloaded a ...
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MacOS 12 Ukelele Default Keyboard

I have made a keyboard using Ukelele that fits my needs perfectly. However, the system requires me to have another, default, Latin keyboard. That is to say, it will not recognise my Ukelele keyboard ...
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Can't paste Emojis when using Ukelele custom keyboard

Using Ukelele I generated a Windows QWERTY layout which I'm used to coz I'm switching between Windows and macOS. Here's the layout for inspection if necessary: https://www.dropbox.com/s/...
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Can't use custom layout for login

I have my custom keyboard layout, I am using in OS but in login screen, it is not listing in login screen. I made layout with Ukelele.
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Custom ukelele layout - cmd-w and similar shortcuts not working

I'm making a custom non-latin keyboard layout in Ukelele. When I install the layout and activate it typical OS hotkeys like Cmd-W or Cmd-Q are not working, but when I switch to say Russian layout - ...
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How to enable foreign/accentuated letters popup on ukelele (.keylayout) custom keyboard keypress?

I have created and installed a custom keyboard layout with the ukelele application. This keyboard is installed here : ~/Library/Keyboard Layouts/my-custom-layout.keylayout When the default english ...
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Using CapsLock to switch between ABC and custom keyboard layout

In Sierra there's a handy option added to be able to switch, e.g. between Russian-PC and ABC (or U.S. International - PC) input sources. Previously I've been using some hacks for that (using third-...
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Ukelele not working on High Sierra

I'm trying to switch to a Hungarian keyboard layout in High Sierra. I downloaded Ukelele for this and got a custom layout which I installed and then selected in System Preferences. Unfortunately ...
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Change the modifier keys on the right side without changing the left ones

I have a new keyboard connected to my macbook (high sierra) that I'm currently adjusting, and I would prefer if the first key to the right of the spacebar was an option key and the next a right ctrl ...
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Make custom keyboard layout switch by Caps Lock

I created custom Cyrillic keyboard layout using Ukelele. It works fine except one problem - I can't switch to it using Caps Lock from english layout. I even don't have option "Use Caps Lock to switch ...
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How can I use a custom .klc Microsoft keyboard configuration file on macOS?

I have a keyboard defined as a .klc file by Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator for the underrepresented language Fulfulde (fub) in Arabic-style script. I would like to use it on Mac. How can I convert ...
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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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Ukelele keyboard not found by System Preferences

I'm trying to install a custom keyboard layout I made in Ukelele that makes extensive use of dead keys and Unicode special characters. Ukelele seems to work fine and installation works for test ...
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How to make NumLock/numpad cursor keys work on an external USB keyboard?

I have a Genius USB "partial" keyboard - a numpad like this one. It types digits and +-/*, but doesn't switch to cursor mode with NumLock off, and Home/End/PgUp/PgDn keys were the reason I ...
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Custom keyboard layout not working in Mail

I use Ukelele to make a custom keyboard layout. In most (non-Apple) programs this works fine (iTerm, Sublime Text, Adium). In Mail and Calendar it is currently not working, although I believe it ...
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Reloading altered keyboard layout

When using Ukulele, how can I get an altered keyboard layout in ~/Library/Keyboard\ Layouts to be reloaded without rebooting?
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How to package and distribute a Keyboard Layout

I'm using Ukele to create a new keyboard for my language. I can't find information regarding how to distribute it so that users can easily install and use it.
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command-delete key remapping

I have remapped one of my top-left keys (`) to the backward-delete key (⌫). However the command-delete shortcut (⌘+⌫) to "move to trash" works only on the original ⌫ key but not on the remapped key. ...
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Keyboard layout not usable in all programs

I have used Ukelele to create a keyboard layout file (foo.keylayout) that lives in ~/Library/Keyboard Layouts. I used a US english layout as a base and have added some keymappings that let me type æøå ...
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How can i change and customize the special characters on my keyboard?

This is my first post at AskDifferent, hopefully it works out. My problem: i want to insert the symbol "λ" aka 'lamda' everytime i use the Option-L key. However, by default my OS Mountain Lion ...
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How to remap 'Context Menu' key on external keyboard?

I'm using a Cherry G80 (excellent 'clicky' keyboard btw.) on my Macbook Air. Everything works fine, I can use and remap all keys using Ukelele1 or directly in Emacs. The only key behaving strange is ...
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Recomendations for where to assign the hash (#) key [closed]

I've just bought my first Mac (long-time PC user) and am attempting to solve the problem of the missing easy-access has (#) key. (I know it's there - either Alt +3 or Shift + 3 - but I want to access ...
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Using a Ukelele-created keyboard doesn't work in Chrome

I tired to do the following: Select the original US Keyboard layout as my current keyboard. Launched Ukelele Chose New > From current input source Swapped a single key Saved the file in my keyboard ...
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How can I rebind the return key so that it works consistently across all applications?

I tried rebinding my keyboard with Ukelele to switch the return key with the ' key. This works fine most of the time. There are just a few websites (that I've found so far) that aren't compatible with ...
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