Submit Hint Search The Forums LinksStatsPollsHeadlinesRSS
14,000 hints and counting!

10.9: iOS Keyboard Shortcuts in OS X Mavericks System 10.9
I came across this by pure accident but did you know that all of your iOS Keyboard Shortcuts that you create are then stored to iCloud Keychain and can be used in OS X 10.9?

I was in iMessage when I accidentally typed "eag" which is a shortcut I have created to easily insert my work email in iOS. Well I typed that and pressed space and the text autofilled into the message. So then I went ahead and typed other shortcuts I actively use in iOS and sure enough, they all auto-complete very nicely. After noticing this, I went to System Preferences » Keyboard » Text and found an entire Menu that you can control this (and I assume will also sync to iCloud Keychain).

[crarko adds: I'm pretty sure I've seen this mentioned before, but in case it is a new and useful fact to somebody here it is.]
    •    
  • Currently 3.75 / 5
  You rated: 4 / 5 (8 votes cast)
 
[6,774 views]  

10.9: iOS Keyboard Shortcuts in OS X Mavericks | 3 comments | Create New Account
Click here to return to the '10.9: iOS Keyboard Shortcuts in OS X Mavericks' hint
The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. This site is not responsible for what they say.
10.9: iOS Keyboard Shortcuts in OS X Mavericks
Authored by: alexclst on Feb 12, '14 08:58:04AM

I noticed this pretty quickly going the other way. I had numerous expansions in OS X (but none in iOS) that started working in iOS. OS X and iOS both have had the functionality for a while, I'm glad that it finally got integrated as one synchronized set of expansions. It may be worth noting that before Mavericks the Text expansion preferences were under what is now the "Language & Region" preference pane.



[ Reply to This | # ]
10.9: iOS Keyboard Shortcuts in OS X Mavericks
Authored by: barefootguru on Feb 12, '14 11:05:33AM

Minor corrections: keyboard shortcuts are synced through iCloud, not iCloud Keychain (which only syncs passwords). iOS has synced shortcuts for a while now. OS X only joined the happy syncing family in 10.9.1



[ Reply to This | # ]
10.9: iOS Keyboard Shortcuts in OS X Mavericks
Authored by: houplagrundle on Feb 13, '14 01:45:07AM

it can have unintended annoyances. when my son, who shares my apple ID, got annoyed with some shortcuts on his iPhone and deleted them they were also gone from mine, where I use them in my work and they have been very useful!



[ Reply to This | # ]