Mac

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Snippets don’t work in password fields, why? (Mac)

Protected text fields cannot be observed by key loggers such as TextExpander. This is a security feature of the Mac operating system. (What’s a keylogger?) We suggest using a password manager app to secure your passwords.

What happens to the delimiter after the abbreviation is expanded? (Mac, Win, Chrome)

Mac/Windows In Preferences > Expansion, the menu “Expand abbreviations:” has two choices for delimiter behavior: at delimiter (keep delimiter) at delimiter (abandon delimiter) Chrome Click on the TextExpander icon, choose “Options” and then choose: at delimiter (keep delimiter) at delimiter (abandon delimiter) Version 6.5/2.0/1.0 or higher: To override this setting for a specific snippet, choose…

I want TextExpander to expand when I type a specific delimiter character after my abbreviation. Which characters are delimiters? (Mac, Win, Chrome)

Delimiters are [Space], [Tab], [Return], [Esc] as well as over 30 other characters such as period, comma, slash, backslash, brackets, and tilde. Mac / Windows Choose TextExpander > Preferences… Click Expansion in the Preferences toolbar Click Set Delimiters… to see all available delimiters Chrome Click on the TextExpander icon in the upper right of your Chrome browser. Choose Options. Click on Set…

Why does TextExpander force me to enable Accessibility access? (Mac)

For privacy reasons, Mac OS X does not allow third-party applications (such as TextExpander) to log keystrokes, unless Accessibility access is checked for TextExpander and TextExpander Helper in the Security & Privacy system preferences. It can be tricky to grant this access to TextExpander Helper on some Yosemite systems. If Yosemite presents an alert about TextExpander Helper and Accessibility every time you launch, see this article for…

Is TextExpander a Keylogger? Is TextExpander a Safety Risk? Are You Spying on Me?

TextExpander never stores or sends your keystrokes anywhere. TextExpander logs up to 30 keystrokes to volatile memory, and up to 300 keystrokes when you have Snippet Suggestions enabled. TextExpander clears the keystroke log when you use a keyboard shortcut or arrow key, when you switch applications, and of course it clears the log when you…

TextExpander in Yosemite is giving an odd TextExpander Helper warning, what do I do? (Mac)

Yosemite may repeatedly alert you that “TextExpander Helper would like to control this computer using accessibility features”. Clicking “Open System Preferences” may show TextExpander already in the list and checked. It is confusing because: The message refers to TextExpander Helper, which handles some functions for TextExpander, and needs separate permission, and, OS X Yosemite 10.10 and 10.10.1 sometimes refuses to…

How do I enable Accessibility access on Mavericks, Yosemite or El Capitan? (Mac)

Choose System Preferences… from the  menu Choose Security & Privacy from the View menu of System Preferences If locked, click the lock icon at the bottom left and enter your admin password Click Accessibility in the list on the left Check both TextExpander and TextExpander Helper in the list on the right Close System Preferences Launch TextExpander For more visual instructions see our blog post. For problems in Yosemite where TextExpander…