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Excel in Office 2011 on Yosemite lost some keyboard functionality; restart fixes

I am using Excel from Office 2011 on OS X Yosemite, and Cmd-` and Cmd-H stopped working. There was some other lost functionality on typing, but I didn't do enough testing before restarting Excel, ...
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Is there anyway to add the Mic icon to the Swype keyboard?

I really like the 3rd party Swype keyboard, but it is missing the Mic button. Is there a gesture or something to engage the Siri Microphone?
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Secret way to trigger Thesaurus on Mac OS X?

Not really sure how to ask since I have no idea what just happened, but I'll try my best :-) I just typed "I" into a textfield here on Yosemite and then tried to click on an icon in the Mac OS status ...
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Thinkpad keyboard & scrolling

I have got an Thinkpad external keyboard with my mac. The keyboard has some mouse buttons and trackpoint. The trackpoint mouse function with two mouse button works fine but scrolling with middle ...
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Using two keyboards with different layouts simultaneously

I am using a MacBook with a UK keyboard layout and a USB keyboard also with a UK layout. However, some of the keys are assigned differently on the two keyboards. For example, Shift-2 is @ on one ...
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Mac OS 10.7.5 – VLC - Can't find AB Loop Hotkey in Preferences

I use VLC as a video player for many reasons but mainly in order to benefit from the A-B Loop function where I can select a particular section of the video and watch it over and over again at ...
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How to fix iMac keyboard delay?

I just opened my new iMac, and the bluetooth keyboard is terrible. When I press a key, it can take up to 3 - 5 seconds to respond, and sometimes, the keyboard acts as if I've been holding the key ...
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How to run Apple Hardware Test with broken keyboard?

mid-2011 13" MBA running Yosemite Coffee spill has left keyboard of mid-2011 13" MBA non-functioning. Even power button doesn't work, I boot by shorting the two solder points on logic board. I've ...
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Add Keyboard Shortcut to Mac

Is there a way I can make a keyboard shortcut for this? TAB, TAB, DOWN ARROW KEY, TYPE "S", RETURN, RETURN Is there a way I can bind this to a keyboard shortcut, i.e. CMD + ALT + G? Any help is ...
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Navigate Finder Sidebar using arrow keys Yosemite

Is there a way I can navigate the sidebar items using arrow keys? I am using Yosemite. Thanks Dena
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How to remap F4 to Dashboard or Notifications on a MacBook Pro in Yosemite?

I had this working fine in Tiger thru Mavericks, but it broke in Yosemite. Pressing F4 now launches Launchpad, and only fnF4 triggers Dashboard. Launchpad is useless compared to Spotlight or even ...
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Disable auto suggest typing when using the CTRL key

Sometimes when I press and release the CTRL key while my cursor is in a text field, the letter "I" gets inserted and an autosuggest list gets opened. I really really dislike this because I often ...
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Keyboard and Trackpad not working after login after spilling liquid

I accidentally spill some liquid on the keyboard of my MacBook Air. It wasn't too much and I turned off the computer right way. The computer works perfectly fine, but after I log in the keyboard and ...
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How can I make sure my iPhone uses UK spelling and keyboard?

I use an iPhone 4s, with iOS 7.1.2 I have two keyboards installed. The first is British and the second is Emoji. When I tap the globe button it switches to emoji. When I tap it again it switches ...
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Up Arrow Key Shows Application Windows (without having set it up as a shortcut)

I'm using OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 and whenever I press my up arrow key, mission control will display the application windows while also performing whatever action the up key is expected to (e.g. move ...
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Yosemite: Change keyboard layout of an input source

My MBP has an AZERTY keyboard (a French keyboard, more precisely). I usually type English, French and Vietnamese. For the latter I use the built-in Vietnamese Telex input source. Since I'm used to ...
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What font is used for keyboard symbols?

I'm looking for the font that Apple is using for Special Key Symbols on their keyboards. I know that Vag Rounded is used for regular characters, but that font does not support characters used for the ...
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Typing national characters in a slightly different way

Typical way of typing national characters (if you need to use them) on a keyboard looks as follows: This is an example for Polish ą character: Push ALT. Push a. Release a. As a result we 'll see ...
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swap mapping of left and right shift keys

I have an odd, highly specific problem when using my third-party USB keyboard with my MacBook Pro: option + left-shift + right-arrow (which as Mac programmers will know means "highlight the word to ...
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Comparing Apple's aluminum keyboards, wired compact vs wireless

I never thought I would replace my old Apple Extended II, but after getting a Wired Keyboard with my Mac I found it to be a great alternative - and with all those Eject and volume keys... But it's ...
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How to swap FN key and Right-Ctrl key with Karabiner

I'm using a CM Storm keyboard and I want to swap FN and CONTROL_R. Here is my private.xml <item> <name>Swap FN and Ctrl in ISO keyboard</name> ...
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Scroll lock on USB keyboard does not enable scroll lock

I have a Windows keyboard that attaches to a KVM that I use to control my Macbook Pro and my desktop. Pressing scroll lock twice on the KVM switches between the two computers. On the Macbook scroll ...
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Apple Wireless Keyboard (Bluetooth) not responsive in Windows

From time to time, I have to turn off my Apple wireless keyboard to save battery when I'm away from the computer to run an errand, and when I come back to the computer, I would turn the keyboard back ...
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Can't use keyboard shortcuts to switch spaces unless I'm in mission control

I have my Mac set up to switch spaces using Cmd + Num but sometimes, out of the blue, they will stop working unless I do the command when in mission control. Anybody have any idea why this happens?
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Switch Windows in Pages

So I'm using Pages on my Mac and I once was able to switch the windows (NOT the application, but the windows in Pages) with the shortcut command + < or command + >. Now, they apparently removed ...
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Mac OSX not automatically remapping windows key to cmd

I'm currently using a Cooler Master Quickfire Ultimate keyboard that works perfect with Windows 7. However, whenever I have it plugged into my Macbook pro (running OSX 10.9.5), the default mappings ...
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OS X Yosemite - Unresponsive Keyboard and Trackpad after sleep

I have a brand new MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014). Shipped with Yosemitee pre-installed, the version I have is 10.10.1 . I don't have any software installed except Google Chrome, so it is ...
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Macbook A1342 Shuts down when releasing keys

my problem isn't quite similar, but still it is vey frustrating... I own a late 2009 A1342 macbook 6.1 unibody which was diagnosed as brain damaged and followed to be thrown off into the junk jar :( ...
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Switch to another app's active window only

Command+Tab and Command+Shift+Tab - toggles between apps Command+` and Command+Shift+` - toggles between windows of the currently active app Is there a way to switch to another app but only to the ...
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Prevent auto-pairing for certain devices (Bluetooth)

I have a Early 2011 Macbook Pro 13" running OS X 10.10.1 (Yosemite). At work, I have a Apple Magic Trackpad and an Apple Wireless Keyboard, both which use Bluetooth. When I get to work, my Mac ...
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Applescript Service Won't Run From Some Applications

Okay, so I have a non-Apple keyboard and wanted to bind function keys to the basic media controls such as play/pause iTunes, change volume etc. So I decided to create a service in Automator with an ...
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Map Control+Delete to Forward Delete

I use a wireless Apple keyboard at home and a wired (full sized) one at work. Now I constantly get confused when I want to do a forward delete, since I'm used to the fn+delete combination. Is it ...
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How to assign tilde to command-tab?

Is there any way to assign the tilde character '~' as system-wide shortcut for Command-Tab to switch back and forth between two recent open apps? Currently I assigned tilde to my iterm as ...
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healthy-wise: which keyboard is better?

there is a apple wireless keyboard and the apple keyboard with numeric keypad. Which one is better for the overall healthy of my wrists and arms? I suffer from RSI and I want to buy a wireless ...
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Mac Pro how to boot in safe mode with a Windows Keyboard?

Model No: A1186 Mac Pro 3,2 I think it's a 2008 with an unknown version of MacOSX installed. I'm stuck at the blue screen, I'm pretty sure it's a permissions problem, as I lost the network ...
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Intermittent Keyboard Failure when Waking from Sleep

So after a pretty catastrophic failure (see: Yosemite Upgrades: Lost and Broken User Accounts ) I have reinstalled Yosemite on my old tower-style Mac Pro and begin the work of restoring from backups. ...
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How do I get a backslash when in Japanese input mode in Yosemite?

I've run in Japanese input mode for 6 years now. I generally had no issues. Now with OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) I can no longer type a backslash.This means in order to use the Terminal I have to completely ...
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Skype hotkey for answering

As you know in new oS X yosemite we have built in notification system. Which is good. For instance, you can answer on Skype message from notification popup, without (almost) losing focus on current ...
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Macbook Pro, completely broken keyboard, can't login!

I have 15 inch macbook pro and the keyboard recently stopped working completely. None of the keys work. I got a wireless apple keyboard, to fix the problem. The issue is that I need to login in ...
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Cursor selection goes wild?

It is really weird that now (after upgrading to Yosemite) I have great problems controlling my text selection. For example, after selecting a word, I press command + c to copy it. Once command is ...
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Hotkeys for switching directly to open app?

Instead of using cmd+tab to switch between open apps, is there a way to create hotkeys for selecting the running instance of emacs/firefox/whatever? (Preferably opening them if they aren't running.) ...
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How to disable Keyboard and trackpad with keyboard shortcut?

I just want to say that this question has been already asked before, but this is merely a sort of an "extension" to that question. Is it possible to switch off the trackpad in OS X with a keyboard ...
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Keyboard, trackpad stops functioning on Yosemite when USB smartphone plugged in

I am using a Retina MacBook Pro 15" Mid 2014 with Mac OS X 10.0 (Yosemite) installed. When I plugin my Android phone via USB, the trackpad and keyboard stop working. Things are still happening on the ...
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$600 for a sticky spacebar?

I spilt a little bit of juice on my Macbook Pro keyboard which causes the spacebar to stick (it still works but is not so convenient to use). I took it to a non-official Mac service where they told me ...
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Keyboard shortcut for switching input language at login screen

I've assigned a keyboard shortcut to switch between input languages: But this shortcut doesn't work at the login screen. So when I resume from sleep, I have to use the mouse to change input ...
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Weird Keyboard Problem of Macbook Pro 2011

I don't know why but when I am using my 2011 Macbook Pro, there are some very weird thing happening. When I key down "{", it will automatically become "%{", when I touch the right arrow, it will ...
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My bluetooth keyboard and mouse are choppy

Problem My mouse is choppy as I drag it around the screen. The buttons on my keyboard occasionally get stuck "on", resulting in a bunch of spaces, or periods, or triggering the special character ...
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Assign spotlight short cut to different keys

By default in Yosemite Spotlight shortcut is assigned to ⌘SPACE, but change language is also ⌘SPACE so for a multilingual person it turns out to be a tough choice which one to use. I am wondering if ...
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Is there a config file stores the system shortcuts? [duplicate]

We can change shortcuts in System Preferences - Keyboard - Shortcuts. And many preferences has its associated file. So I wonder if there is any file related to the shortcuts. Then I can use version ...
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Keyboard backlit light control from command line

Is there any command to control the intensity of keyboard light of MBP?