OS X Mountain Lion: If Spotlight opens when you’re switching input sources

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If Spotlight opens when you’re switching input sources

If pressing Command-Space bar or Command-Option-Space bar opens Spotlight instead of the Input menu, you can change these shortcuts in System Preferences. To change the input source shortcuts:

  1. Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click Language & Text, and then click Input Sources.
  2. Make sure at least one input method is selected, and then click the Keyboard Shortcuts button.
  3. In the Keyboard Shortcuts pane that appears, select Spotlight from the left side of the pane, and then deselect the Spotlight checkboxes.
  4. Select Keyboard & Text Input from the left side of the pane, and then select the “Select the previous input source” and the “Select the next source in Input menu” checkboxes.

To create new keyboard shortcuts for Spotlight, follow the instructions at the top of the Keyboard Shortcuts pane of Keyboard preferences.

Published Date: Oct 20, 2015
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