3
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2answers
110 views

Is it possible to replace a whole keyboard on a MacBook?

I have a german keyboard-layout at my MacBook Air. Is it possible to replace every key to have a english keyboard? Is the structure and the size of the keys the same in every country? I want to ...
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0answers
19 views

Mabook Air Ambiant Light Sensor not working

I have the late 2013 version of the Macbook Air, I don't know how the ambient light sensor should behave, I think the keyboard light should automatically led up when the ambient light is too low, and ...
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0answers
10 views

How to check what keyboard type is installed in MacBook pro without opening the box [duplicate]

i have a unpacked sealed macbook pro gifted from thailand. i want to know if i can check what keyboard layout is there inside without opening the box.
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1answer
666 views

ctrl key no longer working in OSX

The ctrl key on my Macbook pro has stopped working at once! I have tested "Show keyboard viewer" from the languages, all keys are shown to be working correctly but not the ctrl key. Could it be any ...
0
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1answer
127 views

need to reinstall mac os x but the command key is broken

I have a macbook, after an accident I had, my keyboard doesn't work properly (some keys are not working at all including the command key) recently I m facing some problems like, no sound and no camera ...
0
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1answer
1k views

Shift and other random keys not working on external keyboard in Mac OS X 10.6.8

I've been using a Microsoft-made external (ergonomic/split) keyboard, connected via USB, to my Mac laptop without a problem for years. My OS is 10.6.8. Out of the blue, random keys stopped working on ...
7
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11answers
4k views

Thunderbolt Display does not recognize USB keyboard

I have a Macbook Pro which I use in combination with a Thunderbolt display. I also have a standard Apple USB keyboard with numeric keypad which is plugged in one of the USB ports of the Thunderbolt ...
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3answers
738 views

How to enter boot menu without command key?

My Macbook air has a keyboard issue, the Z key does not work except upon startup where it becomes stuck for several seconds. This interferes with opening the boot menu on startup, because it detects ...
1
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2answers
904 views

MacBook keyboard error, only letters not working

A couple of weeks ago I damaged the logicboard of my MacBook when I attempted to clean the keyboard. However, it worked perfectly fine if I had the lid closed and attached it to an external keyboard. ...
0
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1answer
577 views

Using different bluetooth mouses and keyboards on a MacBook

I was wondering if it is possible to get a wireless mouse and keyboard less expensive than Apple's that would still work the way Apple's do - without the need to use extra USB toggles for bluetooth ...
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1answer
2k views

Hardware replacement to fix not-working MacBook keys

1 1/2 weeks ago I had the glorious idea to clean the keyboard of my white MacBook Mid2010 with a wet cloth. Now, several keys are not working anymore, and I guess there might be a close-circuit ...
1
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1answer
293 views

How can I make the power button on my MacBook run a custom script?

I'm running OS 10.7.5 on an October 2008 unibody MacBook, and I would like to somehow get my computer to run a script whenever I press the power button, instead of prompting me if I want to turn my ...
0
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2answers
953 views

PageUp and PageDown keys for Irssi (IRC) in Macbook?

I cannot find the keys on my mackbook. I need them to go page-up and page-down in irssi (IRC). I have tested the tips here but they do not work. They model some different Up/Down, not the traditional ...
1
vote
1answer
333 views

Order an non-standard keyboard layout on new MacBook

Is it possible to order a new MacBook with a keyboard that's non-standard for a given country? Let's say I want to have a Norwegian keyboard, but I'm living in Australia. Is this possible? And if it ...
4
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2answers
2k views

Use both Delete and Backspace in Macbook

Delete key in my MacBook Pro works as backspace in other Windows keyboards and Fn + Delete works as 'delete forward' as an ordinary delete key in Windows keyboard. How can I change the keyboard ...
0
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2answers
174 views

How can I map the F4 key's default functionality to trigger a key sequence rather than open Launchpad? (Mountain Lion)

I will use the touchpad gesture to open Launchpad. I don't use Launchpad much. I'd like to map the F4-key (which opens Launchpad) to send the Keystroke Command + Ctrl + Shift + 4 so I can use the OSX ...
2
votes
2answers
668 views

Can a Mac boot when the right shift key is broken in the pressed position?

Here's the thing, the right shift key of my macbook is stuck, so it always boots in safe mode once I turn the machine on. Worse, I cannot log in since my password has lower case letters. I tried ...
2
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0answers
909 views

How to use fn-key (function keys) with an external keyboard that has no fn-key? [duplicate]

I am using Lion on a late 2009 13 inch MacBook, with external monitor and an external Apple Keyboard with numeric keypad - German (MB110D/B) while keeping the MacBook lid closed. Some of the ...
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0answers
61 views

Different Keyboards equals different backlights?

i replaced my old keyboard (german layout) with an us keyboard. It works fine but the backlight seems to be misfit a litte. Is it possible that they using different kinds of backlights?
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5answers
1k views

Lock keyboard in lion

Is there a way to lock the keyboard in Lion? By "lock keyboard" I mean some way to make the computer ignore almost any keypresses, except some special "unlock" sequence. Maybe an OS X feature or ...
2
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0answers
437 views

Can the ambient light sensor be adjusted to shut off the keyboard backlight?

I have a 2011 Macbook Air and I find that the ambient light sensor does a great job of setting an appropriate backlight brightness level. It's particularly good at not blinding you when you open up ...
2
votes
1answer
102 views

MacBook Error Screen On Boot Up

This MacBook had milk spilled on the keyboard a few months ago. It's continued to work, with a few of the letter keys no longer functioning, up until this point. Now, upon start up, the MacBook just ...
4
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1answer
236 views

Can you power on a MacBook with a wireless keyboard?

Is it possible to power on a MacBook using a wireless keyboard? If that sounds strange, I'm asking because I use a Bose radio as the sound system and the radio fits nicely on top of the laptop.
2
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5answers
798 views

Comparing MacBook keyboards

Might sound like a subjective question, but it doesn't have to be: How does the keyboard keypress-action (the feel of the keyboard) differ between all model-years of MacBooks (the entire line ...
8
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2answers
13k views

A better way to remove keyboard grease from a MacBook Air's normal keyboard?

The grease stain on a black keyboard looks awful. What are the recommended steps to remove the grease? I have found some posts online suggesting pure alcohol as a solvent. (one such CNET forum) Is ...
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2answers
4k views

What are the keyboard layouts of a MacBook Pro 15"?

Can someone find me a picture of Macbook Pro US keyboard Layout and one of an English international? I need a detailed image, because I need to know the second key assignments of each key. ...
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6answers
2k views

Why is my S key intermittently typing ß inßtead of s <----See

MacBook (White) 2.4Ghz Intel Core Duo, 2GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, OS X 10.6.7 Keyboard language - Canadian English (have also tried US English). All other languages removed, computer language ENGLISH. ...
0
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6answers
3k views

How to make command-key shortcuts work again?

I've just upgraded from 10.5 to 10.6.3 and all seemed to go OK, except that now no keyboard shortcuts work in any application. The keyboard viewer shows me that the command keys are working fine, and ...
2
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1answer
697 views

MacBook keyboard mod?

Is it possible to mod the MacBook keyboard to be backlit? Is there any website or business that can help or would do it for me?