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10.3: Find KeyCaps in its new home Apps
After poking around a bit in Panther, it appears at first that the KeyCaps application is missing. Don't worry; it's not, but it's also not a separate application any longer. To see KeyCaps, open the System Preferences application, then select International and click on the Input Menu tab.


Check the "Show Input Menu" box at the bottom of the dialog, and check the Keyboard Viewer option box in the list. KeyCaps is now available on the flag menu (which has moved to the right side of the menubar).

[robg adds: Though I like the new KeyCaps and its more easily accessible location, I lament the passing of the text box that used to exist above the keyboard image. Sometimes I want to place a special character on the clipboard, not necessarily directly into an application, and I can't see how one can do this with the new KeyCaps window. With the old app, you could just copy it from the text box.]
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10.3: Find KeyCaps in its new home
Authored by: rhowell on Oct 25, '03 12:33:56AM

A reply to robg's comment: just select Edit -> Special Characters... from any native application.



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Native?
Authored by: DanPritchard on Oct 25, '03 12:44:52PM

Safari must not be a native application.



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Native?
Authored by: aranor on Oct 26, '03 01:15:37AM

Erm, the only application I see with that menuitem is the Finder, which isn't even a Cocoa application.



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FontBook
Authored by: SeanAhern on Mar 20, '04 11:34:01AM

It shows up in FontBook.



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Native?
Authored by: eclectic on Oct 26, '03 11:21:17AM

I see it in Safari, Finder, TextEdit, and MacReporter - all of the native apps I have open right now. I have several items checked in the Input Menu section of the International preference pane - maybe that makes a difference?



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10.3: Find KeyCaps in its new home
Authored by: eddy_k on Oct 27, '03 08:59:06AM

also: open TextEdit then use KeyCaps... Characters will appear in the TextEdit window



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Is there some way I can change the flag?
Authored by: ajung on Oct 27, '03 11:19:58AM

Any way to get this to show up w/o having the US Flag displayed? I'm from Canada, and though I love my American friends to the south, I am not American and as such, don't want their flag on my menu bar. There is a Canadian keyboard layout, but this is the French Canadian one.

This has long been a thing with me and my co-workers and friends. Please, if anyone has found a way to give me my beloved red leaf on my Input Menu, I would be grateful.



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Is there some way I can change the flag?
Authored by: 1by4by9 on Jan 06, '04 09:47:07PM
Here, this site shows how to do it: http://www.gently.co.za/archives/000004.html

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10.3: Find KeyCaps in its new home
Authored by: alexiskai on Oct 25, '03 02:04:27AM

You can also just grab the Key Caps application from an old copy of 10.2. It works fine in 10.3.



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10.3: Find KeyCaps in its new home
Authored by: clabough on Oct 25, '03 05:43:07AM

Have you checked out the Character Palette yet? The thing is absolutely AMAZING. You can see all the different special characters AND THEN you can see related characters AND THEN you can click a character and it will show you that same special character in EVERY font that has it AND THEN you can go do all that over again with characters in different language sets AND THEN ...... I think you get the idea!



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10.3: Find KeyCaps in its new home
Authored by: DanPritchard on Oct 25, '03 12:43:36PM
> Key Caps from 10.2

Would you (or anyone else) mind Stuffing a copy of it for me and dropping it in my e-mail? It's my first name, @starseven.net.

It would be most appreciated.

-Dan

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10.3: Find KeyCaps ... question.
Authored by: josephaw on Oct 25, '03 07:51:12AM

If you click the Green + zoom button, does it still make the keycase bigger or smaller as in Jag?
Thanks, Joe



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10.3: Find KeyCaps ... question.
Authored by: jimhoyt on Oct 25, '03 08:07:09PM

yup



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10.3: Find KeyCaps in its new home
Authored by: Ptitboul on Oct 26, '03 06:04:56PM

Is it possible to configure the layout of the keyboard with this application? Unix/X11 allows to change everything and I would like MacOSX to give at least somme possibility to change the meaning of the Alt-? keystrokes.



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10.3: Find KeyCaps in its new home
Authored by: davidpg on Oct 27, '03 10:55:06AM
Robb, if you look at the list of keyboard layouts, there is one called Character Palette and one called Keyboard Viewer. The keyboard viewer had to be checked for me to see the Key Caps keyboard, but if you also click the Character Palette, you get a little window with characters you can click on, with an Insert button you can click on to put special characters into a text string. It's not exactly what you want, but it helps.

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10.3: Find KeyCaps in its new home
Authored by: cthomas on Feb 09, '04 10:25:22PM

If you open textedit with keyboard viewer active. Click on the keys in the Keyboard viewer causes the characters to type into the textedit window. I think this does what robg was looking to do.



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10.3: Find KeyCaps in its new home
Authored by: asher on Apr 28, '04 12:25:30PM

and you can use the bigger text command in textedit to make the displayed characters wonderfully large for these old eyes



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10.3: Find KeyCaps in its new home
Authored by: l3prador on Nov 17, '03 12:40:19AM

If you're like me, and have Launch Bar or something like that where command-space-kc is easier than that input menu, the old Application still works, though it was probably deleted. If you can get a copy of it from a machine running Jaguar or something like that, it will still work. Plus it has that space at the top.



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10.3: Find KeyCaps in its new home
Authored by: SirBWhite on May 12, '04 10:27:16AM

Is there anyway to get the symbol font to display on Keyboard Viewer like webdings and wingdings display?



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