AutoPairs
AutoPairs
3.1.3

3.4

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AutoPairs

3.1.3
20 October 2013

Keeps paired characters such as parentheses properly matched.

Overview

AutoPairs modifies the behavior of certain keystrokes, to help you keep paired characters such as parentheses properly matched. For instance, when you type a left parenthesis, AutoPairs will type the right parenthesis and a left arrow for you, so that you are ready to type what goes between the parentheses. This and other pair macros can be turned on and off individually, and configured differently for specific applications.

AutoPairs is a system preference pane, as well as a background application. It will not be visible in your Dock.

Version 3.0 is a Universal Binary, and has been rewritten with newer techniques which should be compatible with Leopard. However, it is not compatible with Panther or earlier.

What's new in AutoPairs

Version 3.1.3:
  • Improves compatibility with Pages

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Winco
10 September 2012

Most helpful

Keeps crashing Sys Prefs on 10.6.8. Had to uninstall. Shame. Worked a treat otherwise.
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Version 3.1
H-a-l-
15 July 2017
There is now a version 3.2 which works with Sierra (10.12.5) available at: http://www.jwwalker.com/pages/autopairs.html
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Version 3.1.3
artie505
07 January 2017
No luck with AutoPairs in Sierra...BUMMER!
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Version 3.1.3
Magosilvan
28 October 2014
It doesn't work with Mavericks.
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Version 3.1.3
2 answer(s)
Semiotek
Semiotek
28 November 2014
Well it did for me, with the exception of Pages - I'm now running it with Yosemite…
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Tony-Aguila
Tony-Aguila
01 November 2015
I’m surprised it still works in El Capitan. And works fine in Pages.
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artie505
22 October 2013
Running OS X 10.6.8. I can't date its onset (Safari 5, perhaps), but for quite a while I had a recurring issue in which AutoPairs simply stopped working and I had to restart to regain its functionality. After much frustration I realized that quitting Safari was the key to overcoming the issue. Anybody else experiencing the same symptoms?
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Version 3.1.3
Chaeron
31 March 2013
I have been using this program for years. Never had a serious issue. Highly recommended. Great app.
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Version 3.1
Winco
10 September 2012
Keeps crashing Sys Prefs on 10.6.8. Had to uninstall. Shame. Worked a treat otherwise.
Like (1)
Version 3.1
1 answer(s)
artie505
artie505
28 September 2012
Same here, but it worked just fine for a week or two before that began happening. I dunno... v 3.0 worked just fine for a few years and all of a sudden just stopped working, and v 3.1 is worse. Booo!
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Winco
10 September 2012
Keeps crashing Sys Prefs on 10.6.8. Had to uninstall. Shame. Worked a treat.
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Version 3.1
Fishscale
10 September 2012
Seems like a nice free app. However, it would be nice to be able to disable/enable the app as you please instead of autopairs always running or resorting to uninstalling...
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Version 3.1
2 answer(s)
Adriano-Borgobello
Adriano-Borgobello
28 September 2015
I agree, while I've some issue with some windows application running in VMware fusion, and can't disable AutoPairs for the application itself. Disabling AutoPairs for VMware Fusion application hasn't any impact, because virtual machines runs under vmware-vmx process, that's an independent executable process located in "/Applications/VMwareFusion.app/Contents/Library/" and can't be added to personalized Applications in AutoPairs. Now I'm looking for some workaround, but can't find any... last hope is someone has it and will tell it.
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Adriano-Borgobello
Adriano-Borgobello
28 September 2015
P.S.: For my problem I found I can add ".../VM-file/Applications/Windows-app-to-personalize" to AutoPairs personalized applications, and it works!
But I'd like to see a fast enable/disable option anyway.
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Cyann
09 September 2012
Still not working on Lion 10.7.4
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Version 3.1
slashos
03 July 2012
Not working on Lion 10.7 Any alternative around?
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Version 3.0.3