macOS Big Sur

In order for the emoji's to work properly on mac OS Big Sur, the window will need to be changed to a popup.

By default, emoji's are accessible in the Character Viewer. Use the Control + Command + Spacebar shortcut to open the Character View.

Click on the menu icon on the far right (next to the search box) to change the window to a popup.

macOS BigSur Keyboard Setting

By default, macOS BigSur uses the Globe key to open the emoji window. This will need to be changed in the Settings > Keyboard preferences. Under the "Press :globe_with_meridians: to" dropdown menu, click and select "Start Dictation (Press Twice)". This option will enable the emoji window to open with Control + Command + Spacebar." add this image to it.

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