Launching Character Palette

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pgt
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Launching Character Palette

Post by pgt » Fri Nov 28, 2008 9:04 am

Is there a way to make LB launch the Character Palette.

I've got easy access to the Character Palette from my menu bar by checking a box in International Preferences Pane, but I don't need it there all the time.

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Post by ludwigschubert » Fri Nov 28, 2008 11:38 am

Jep :D
you need to make an alias of the KeyboardViewerServer app and index it.
The app is located at:
/System/Library/Components/KeyboardViewer.component/Contents/SharedSupport/KeyboardViewerServer.app

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Ludwig

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Launching Character Palette

Post by pgt » Sat Nov 29, 2008 2:41 am

Thanks, this works nicely for the Keyboard Viewer and the Character Palette.

I suspect it'll also work with some of the similar things that are buried in the system (like the font selector pane or palette or "component" or whatever it is that can be accessed from TextEdit and a few other places). The hard part seems to be finding them in the system library.

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Re: Launching Character Palette

Post by pgt » Thu Nov 05, 2009 8:38 am

It's time to resurrect this thread...

This method of making the Character (and Keyboard) Viewer Panes accessible with Launchbar was working fine, but was broken when I installed Snow Leopard. Apple reworked these components, and apparently moved them elsewhere in the System. I haven't been able to find them. Does anyone know where they (especially the Character Viewer) are now?

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Re: Launching Character Palette

Post by norbert » Thu Nov 05, 2009 3:32 pm

/System/Library/Input Methods/CharacterPalette.app

seems to do the trick.

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Re: Launching Character Palette + Keyboard viewer

Post by NigelMcC » Sat Apr 03, 2010 6:18 am

I am searching for a way of launching the keyboard viewer. ⌥⌘T works fine for the Character palette, but I can't find the equivalent for the Keyboard viewer.
I've indexed the KeyboardViewer application and Launchbar now finds the app, but hitting return doesn't show the Keyboard. So there must be one more step before launching the Keyboard viewer app actually works in practice.
Any ideas?

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Re: Launching Character Palette

Post by pgt » Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:23 am

I just noticed that using LB with aliases to the following is not working:

NotificationCenter.app
KeyboardViewer.app
CharacterPalette.app

I make new aliases to the original apps (High Sierra). This used to work.

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