Disable macOS double space period

Disable the double space period (or dot) in macOS

Holy . crap . this . is . annoying. Let's fix it.
  • by Zach (191)
  • Time to complete: 1 minute

I thought I was going crazy because . kept showing up while I was typing in Sublime Text. I realized that my terrible MacBook keyboard wasn't [fully] to blame—it turns out there's a new(ish) feature in macOS that automatically adds a period when you double-tap the keyboard, carrying over functionality from iOS.

This guide will teach you how to prevent macOS from adding a dot, or period, when you press the space bar twice.

1

macOS System Preferences

In the menu bar, Navigate to  Apple Icon > System Preferences.

2

macOS Keyboard Settings Text menu

Select the Keyboard menu item to access Keyboard Settings and then select the Text tab.

3

Changing macOS Keyboard Text Settings

Uncheck Add period with double-space. Then, close System Preferences.

You're all done!