I don’t know about any other developer but I bloody well hate smart quotes. I’m sorry but if I type in a “foo” mark then I expect it to remain “foo” not some bastardized quote version that is going to get messed up into curly quotes when I copy and pasted. I have long that this was either application behavior or behind the scenes OSX behavior that I was doomed to forever have to cope with.

In reading a Hacker News thread on Amazon Chime, I found out that wasn’t true:

If you are on OSX, that is a feature of OSX, not Slack. You can turn it off in Keyboard settings IIRC. Hacker News

When I went to do this myself though I couldn’t find it initially so here’s the whole flow:

Start at the Apple Menu

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Now You’re At System Preferences

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Now You’re At Keyboard

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Now You Select Text

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Now You Turn off the Use Smart Quotes and Dashes Checkbox

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And the final step is to close out of System Preferences which should automatically save your settings