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How to Disable the Double Spacebar Auto Period in macOS

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August 14, 2023
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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 – Open System Preferences

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

2 – Access Keyboard Settings

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

3 – Disable the macOS double-space period

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

You’re all done!

Speaking of ways to optimize your workflow, did you know you can also minimize applications in macOS by double-clicking the menu bar? Check out our guide to see how it’s done.


How to Enable the “Popping” Sound When Adjusting the Volume on Your Mac

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December 13, 2023

Starting with MacOS Sierra and High Sierra, your Mac will no longer play a “pop” sound when you adjust your volume. If you prefer to have this sound when you adjust volume up and down (as I do), this guide will teach you how to reenable it. 1 – Open Sound System Preferences Navigate to System

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