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The 🍟 emoji is offered as an option for any search matching the string ‘freedom fries’, which was a political euphemism for French fries in the United States. The term was born in 2003 when the then Republican Chairman of the Committee on House Administration, Bob Ney, renamed the menu item in three Congressional cafeterias in response to France's ...


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Go to System Preferences → Keyboard → Shortcuts → Input Sources and define a keyboard shortcut there. As you only have two sources, set a single shortcut for one of the options, then pressing the shortcut will toggle the input sources.


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optionspace inserts a non-breaking space (NBSP, U+00A0) by default. What I've done I've set my editor highlight the non-breaking space, so that I see when I accidentally enter it. You could remap ⌥␣ to a normal space by creating ~/Library/KeyBindings/ and saving a property list like this as DefaultKeyBinding.dict: { "~ " = (insertText:, " "); }


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⌥ + arrow keys will let you navigate by word. As you said, ⌘ + arrow keys will move to the end/beginning of the line or document. Both of these can also be used with ⇧ to select, or the delete key. Furthermore, you can double-click to select a word and triple-click to select a paragraph — and if you double-click-drag or triple-click-drag, you can select ...


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As the other answers mention, by default there is no easy way to enter this symbol. You could use a text substitution as well (none of the other answers so far mentioned that), but that’s another imperfect solution. If you need this (or any other Unicode glyph) frequently and want to be able to type it on your keyboard, your best bet is to create a custom ...


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Composite keys are bound to the 'Input Source' of your mac. In your 'System Preferences', in 'Language & Text' you will see the option 'Input Source'. If you have selected 'U.S. International - PC' for example, you will have the dead key problem. But if you change that to ordinary 'U.S.' you are fine and dead keys won't be a problem any longer.


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I've looked around for this several times but today I just found its hiding spot – the 0 key! Just hold 0 until the alternate characters are shown. In the case of 0, the only alternate character is '°'.


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grgarside's answer was great. Here is an another solution for multilingual user. If you want to switch among three or more input methods quickly or switching to a specific input method by shortcut directly, you may try IMEShortcuts (disclaimer: I'm the IMEShortcuts creator) It allows you map a shortcut to a input method. You can switch to a specific method ...


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You've managed to enable VoiceOver! If your sound had been turned on, you'd also hear your computer speaking the words that appear on screen. VoiceOver is OS X's built-in screen reading software for the vision-impaired. It can speak and display lots of information about the elements on screen, including the currently-active text field. You can disable/...


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The Word Break option has been removed in Mavericks. Instead: defaults write .GlobalPreferences AppleTextBreakLocale en_US_POSIX Sources: https://twitter.com/jaydisc/status/393157866812502016 and http://lri.me/osx.txt


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The global undo guesture is to shake the device.


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It doesn't (any more) As of MacOS 10.14.4 (released Mar 25, 2019), "freedom fries" is no longer a search keyword for the 🍟 french fries emoji. I checked before and after upgrading from MacOS 10.14.1 (released Oct 30, 2018) to confirm that this was a recent change. The removal was plausibly a result of this Stack Exchange thread (posted Nov 2, 2018). I ...


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You can only do this if you choose "Unicode Hex Input" as your keyboard layout in System Preferences > Language & Text. Once you have done so: Hold down alt and type 2 3 1 8


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By default, OS X has system-wide symbol and text substitution. You can disable this one substitution, all substitutions or even modify the TM trigger so you are less likely to accidentally trigger a ™ inadvertently. System Preferences > Language & Text > Text pane/tab


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You can use Karabiner to swap the keys using the following private.xml. <?xml version="1.0"?> <root> <item> <name>Swap Keys</name> <identifier>private.swapkeys</identifier> <autogen>__KeyToKey__ KeyCode::one, KeyCode::two</autogen> <autogen>__KeyToKey__ KeyCode::two, KeyCode::one&...


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To answer both of your questions: No, you cannot type all emoji using QuickType. It's currently not possible to quicktype 😈. See below. Examples that can be typed: 🤩 star struck 🇯🇵 Japan 🎮 video game controller Examples that do not adhere to Unicode descriptions: 🖲 controller ("trackball" does not work) You can test most matches on macOS using ...


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There is not a shortcut key, but the easiest way to use it is to favorite it in Character Viewer. If you don't see the Character Palette in your menu bar: , then go to System Preferences > Language & Text > Input Sources and make sure that the Keyboard & Character Viewer is on: Then, in your menubar, click the character palette icon and choose "...


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You can choose from five different word break settings in System Preferences: I haven't tried the Finnish, Greek, or Japanese settings, but I have found only two differences between the Standard and English (United States, Computer) settings: period and colon are part of words between alphabetic ASCII characters in Standard but not in English (United States,...


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Some apps/editors allow you to choose what characters should be considered to separate words. For example in Sublime Text


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Very late, but defaults write -g WebAutomaticTextReplacementEnabled -bool false Will disable text replacement not just in Safari but in all other apps that use that input method (e.g. Evernote). Reboot is required (at least as of macOS 10.13.6), and the menubar checkmark UI won't visually change within each app. The change also only affects applications,...


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This answer assumes: you have a header row and, because of that, the first row containing your data is Row 2. that Column D is empty Please see my notes at the end if the above assumptions are incorrect. Solution Following these steps will solve your problem: In cell D2 enter the following formula: =(C2&", "&B2) Press enter Cell D2 should now ...


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The onscreen iPad keyboard offers no way to (re)orient your fingers to the home keys, which makes touch typing nearly impossible in my experience. However, with practice many iPad owners become skilled at using the onscreen keyboard well. If you absolutely need to touch type longer documents, you can use a bluetooth keyboard with the iPad. I rarely carry ...


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According to similar questions in stackoverflow and superuser Ukelele is the tool to edit and eliminate dead keys.


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In OpenOffice and LibreOffice, you go to Format > AutoCorrect > AutoCorrect Options > Localized Options and uncheck the boxes for Replace under Single Quotes and Double Quotes.


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This has been possible for some time on the Mac OS (since 10.6), just hidden. In almost any text field or app you are typing text into you can hit F5 or Option-Esc to bring up the equivalent of the iOS autocomplete list. This is different than the auto spellchecking system built into the Mac. This is similar to the answer given by @Greenonline, but works in ...


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At this point, there is no default functionality on the iPad for arrow keys. (I suppose the idea is to tap the text to position the arrow). There is a chance that there is a 3rd-party keyboard for iPad that would include arrow keys. Those arrow keys, from what I have seen, are unique to the iPhone 6 (and Plus) while in landscape mode. Because of the way ...


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You can use Ukelele to change the keyboard layout so the meaning of those keys are swapped: http://scripts.sil.org/cms/scripts/page.php?site_id=nrsi&id=ukelele Note the program is called "Ukelele", not "Ukulele".


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Head over to this Wikipedia page and copy the ° symbol to your clipboard from the first sentence of the page. Go to the Text Replacement page in Settings. In the phrase field, paste your real degree symbol that you copied from Wikipedia. In the shortcut field, type any shortcut phrase, like maybe the word degree) Now when you type your shortcut, the real ...


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Found it. cmd+F5. [The by-proxy OP found the answer on their own.]


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