How to Disable the Double Spacebar Auto Period in macOS

Holy . crap . this . is . annoying. Let's fix it.
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1 minute

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

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macOS System Preferences

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

macOS Keyboard Settings Text menu

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

Changing macOS Keyboard Text Settings

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

You're all done!

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