Is it possible to automatically toggle input sources for international keyboards?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by gswearengin, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. gswearengin macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hey guys,

    Possible n00b question here...something I thought would be pretty simple but seems to elude me so far. I just bought a German-format Apple wireless keyboard. I assumed, apparently foolishly, that when I used this keyboard I could automatically use the extra German characters, but it didn't work. I have since figured out how to change back and forth between the English and German input sources. This is fast and simple enough, but not ideal.

    I have a US-format wired keyboard and a German-format wireless keyboard. Is there any way to configure it so that one automatically uses the US input source and the other automatically uses the German input source, or do I have to switch back-and-forth all the time?

    Thanks in advance,

    Gary
     
  2. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

    GimmeSlack12

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    #2
    Under the Keyboard prefs you can put a Keyboard switcher in the menu bar. Are you aware of this? Is this help?

    If you want to go one step further you could write a small AppleScript to make the change faster via Spotlight. Or check Automator.
     
  3. subsonix macrumors 68040

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    I do this, and use alt + space for fast switching, works great.
     
  4. gswearengin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hiya,

    Thanks for the quick replies. I am aware of the quick-switcher in the menu bar, I was just hoping to find some way to set it up so that one keyboard was always configured for German, the other for the USA format. No dice? :)

    Thanks,

    GS
     

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