The issue I had with that (until I turned off googles 'memorize what I typed' option), is when I for instance typed きょう, the first tab would convert it to 今日は rather than simply 今日. Cause I always converted after the particle.
Made me think I was using it wrongly, perhaps.
You can hit 'tab' only if you want the full phrase the IME is offering you, hit 'space' to convert just the characters you've actually typed, hit 'down-arrow' to look at other completions besides the first one offered. (After hitting 'space', then 'down-arrow' shows alternate conversions instead of alternate completions.)
Interesting, indeed pressing space > enter only converts the characters rather than the suggestions it makes. Exactly what I was looking for.
OS X IME
maru ◯ ● ◎ ◉
yuki ☃ Google adds ❄❆
ame ☂ Google adds☔
yuubinn 〠 〒
まんじ 卍 temple symbol
いぬ U^ｪ^U Uo･ｪ･oU
On the OS X IME, Ctrl-Shift-N when the hiragana input is active allows any hiragana reading to be assigned to whatever text is highlighted. I have put some simplified CHinese Characters in my Japanese IME, just because I want to write them sometimes 马=馬＝うま,龙＝龍=たつ.
Also all the primitives are produced by inputting their name once set up. ふるとり=隹, ⻊＝あしへん、亻＝にんべん 扌,彳etc.
di=ぢ, ji= じ
Edited: 2015-07-30, 3:27 am
I just enter the site and this is very useful. It will improve the use of my keyboard, thanks for the post and the answers.