AutoPairs [icon]

Version 3.1 for Mac OS X

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.

This version of AutoPairs requires an Intel CPU and OS 10.5 or later.

Version 3.1.3 improves compatibility with Pages.

Version 3.1.2 fixed a bug in saving settings.

Installation instructions for OS 10.9 (Mavericks):

  1. Double-click AutoPairs.prefPane.
  2. When the OS asks you whether to install the preference panel for one user or all users, choose to install for one user. (The other alternative may work, but I haven't tested it.)
  3. If you are asked whether to run AutoPairs.app, say yes.
  4. Go to the Security and Privacy system preference panel.
  5. Click the Privacy tab.
  6. Click the Accessibility icon.
  7. You should see a list containing AutoPairs and a checkbox. Check the box. In order to do so, you may first need to click the lock icon and authenticate with your administrator password.
  8. Go to the AutoPairs preference panel. You don't need to do anything there, simply going there should start up the AutoPairs background process.

Installation instructions for OS 10.10 (Yosemite):

  1. Double-click AutoPairs.prefPane in the disk image. screen shot of pref pane
  2. When the OS asks you whether to install the preference panel for one user or all users, choose to install for one user. screen shot of install choice
  3. If you are asked whether to run AutoPairs.app, say yes. alert asking whether to open
  4. System Preferences will open the AutoPairs panel, which will show an error message. error from AutoPairs
  5. Open the Security & Privacy panel.
  6. Click the Privacy tab. Security & Privacy panel
  7. Click Accessibility in the list on the left. (See image above.)
  8. If the lock icon is locked, click to unlock it, entering an administrator name and password. (See image above.)
  9. Click the plus (+) button below the list on the right. (See image above.)
  10. A file selection sheet will drop down. Type a tilde character (~) and a folder name sheet will appear. Continue to type the following path, then click Go.
    ~/Library/PreferencePanes/AutoPairs.prefPane/Contents/PlugIns
    go to folder sheet
  11. You should now see just AutoPairs in the file selection dialog. Select it and click Open. choose AutoPairs
  12. It appears that nothing happened! But switch back to the AutoPairs panel, and this time there is no error message. AutoPairs is now running.

AutoPairs-3.1.dmg (version 3.1.3), 163K