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Is it dangerous to use an iMac with broken USB ports? Is there such a thing as Firewire or display-port to USB?

I've got a mid-2010 iMac, 21", i3 processor with 4gb RAM installed which has only one partially-usable USB port, which will power a 3rd-party mouse, wireless dongle, or a keyboard sometimes, but not ...
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How to use the mouse scrollwheel to trigger a macro/service?

I want to trigger "+" resp. "-" when I use the scrollwheel of my mouse (G700) together with CMD. Shortcuts triggered by key combinations only are simple, but using the scrollwheel as the trigger seems ...
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Expand Finder column width with keyboard shortcut

I can expand the column width in Finder (OS X El Capitan, MacBook Pro) by clicking on the right-hand line of the column (see red arrow in screenshot). When I click this line, the column width is ...
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Greek letter override my shortcuts

I use Option+Z to start my citation add-on to Microsoft Word. I've noticed that sometimes I accidently switch and instead of calling my citation manager Option + Z just inserts Ω symbol instead. ...
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How to keep default keyboard shortcut in parallel with custom shortcut

OS X Terminal uses ⌘⇧} and ⌘⇧{ for next and previous tab keyboard shortcuts, respectively, the same way that browsers do. However, browsers (at least, Chrome and Safari) also use ⌃⇥ and ⌃⇧⇥ for the ...
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How to type in Mac window?

I want to enter a simple adb shell command, so I navigated to ...\sdk\platform-tools\adb.exe, and opened it. However, I am unable to type in it! I am a new Mac user after recently moving from ...
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How can I disable text predictions in El Capitan

Is there any way to turn off the OSX text predictions? To reproduce: Open a searchable document in Preview. Select the search box. Hit Esc This pops up: Before you ask, yes, I have Correct ...
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Why does control+tab in Safari select the address bar?

When I hit control+tab (which is bound to "Show Next Tab") once, Safari selects the address bar. When I press it a second time, Safari actually goes to the next tab. Why is this and how do I fix it? ...
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How can I make my own custom OSX keyboard with autocorrect relying off a personalized dictionary?

I really want to do this to support a minority language (Kouri-vini) that currently has zero input support but an existing digitized dictionary. I also have zero coding experience but I don't care if ...
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OS X Mail thread filter

For years I have used the shortcut key Ctrl-Opt-Cmd-T to open my Evernote "ToDo" note. Recently OS X has hijacked this for some kind of "thread filter", and one has to click "Cancel Thread Filter" in ...
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Bluetooth keyboard not showing battery level and function key not working

So my bluetooth keyboard function key hasn't been working for a while, the built in one works fine. I bought a new apple keyboard to try and fix the problem but turns out its my laptop. I also noticed ...
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What if I don't want my keyboard occupy 2/3 of the screen?

I am sure fans like even this, but what if I don't like web page look like this Is there any way to make keyboard widget smaller?
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How do I configure the Emacs-like keyboard shortcuts in OS X?

OS X has built in support for many Emacs-like keyboard shortcuts: for example, Control-A moves the cursor to the beginning of the paragraph and Control-E moves the cursor to the end. How can I ...
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Is there a complete list of all hidden keyboard shortcuts in OSX?

I keep discovering keyboard shortcuts that are not listed anywhere under preferences. For example, I discovered here that ⌥ ALT⌘ CmdE will eject all partitions on a disk when a partition is selected. ...
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How do I use spell check in OSX with several languages?

I often need to write emails in French that contain English technical words and it seems that the spell check in OSX can't understand that a document can contain both languages. The result is either ...
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Internal trackpad and keyboard not working on El Capitan

After some googling and asking around, I've not seen a similar description of what is happening to my MBP. I'm using a pretty new model (Early 2015 13" retina), and I have had no former problems with ...
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Does the smart cover keyboard on the iPad Pro have any features that a bluetooth keyboard wouldn't?

If you buy either model of the iPad Pro, you have the option of using the smart-cover keyboard. Aside from the fact that the smart keyboard draws its power from the iPad Pro (using special contacts ...
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Number keys not working

I'm using a MacBook Air (latest OS X update) and today the number & punctuation keys on the integrated keyboard stopped working. All other keys are working correctly. And no: there was no water ...
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How to get to the help input field on OS X in German?

There is this nifty little help input field, which I use often as a new Mac user to find the right menu options. It says Command + Shift + ? is the keyboard shortcut to get there, even in the German ...
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Can I adjust the amount of review time when using play/pause F7 button and iTunes?

Which is to say, I'm working on transcribing a passage from an mp3 file. The play/pause (F7 on MacBook Air and OSX 10.11.3) button is very convenient; however, the play/pause cycle rewinds the pointer ...
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Apple numeric keyboard

When I hit the left shift key the result is a capital W. When I click the w without the shift key I get a capital W as well. Any solutions?
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adding contacts to iphone 6

All of a sudden I can't add new contacts to my iPhone 6 It inserts first letter but o more and I notice a small x in right part of column Turned off and on and also purged emoge keyboard per something ...
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Create a font for use with the Japanese keyboard

Is it possible to create a Japanese-style font for use with the Japanese keyboard layout, where I type two letters or a vowel, for example ba, and it converts it into a glyph? EDIT: Clarification. I ...
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How do I find out what is causing my Steam Controller to lower the brightness?

There are some bugs with the Steam Controller on Mac, and I'm trying to help get the the bottom of them. One of the bugs is various keys being registered incorrectly. E.g. if you set a button on the ...
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How do I debug keyboard input?

I'm getting a bug with my Steam Controller (which is basically a configurable keyboard/mouse/etc) where if I set any of the buttons to either of the shift keys, they don't register as such, instead ...
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Ho can I put my custom made emoji designs into keyboard on phone?

I have created custom emoji's and need to set them us as keyboard in my iPhone. What should I save the files as and how do I export them to a keyboard and upload it to my phone?
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New shortcut for going up one line in Terminal in El Capitan

I upgraded to El Capitan a few days ago. Before I used to use ⌘+⬆︎ to go up exactly one line in the terminal (and usually pressed the combination continuously to go exactly were I wanted), but this ...
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keyboard shortcuts doesn't work on 'screen sharing'

I'm using 'screen sharing' to control my remote personal macbook from the iMac @ work. However, the shortcut for switching languages is not working (command + space), and i need to do it the hard ...
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Shortcut for [return] key

How do I make a keyboard shortcut for the return key? For example, if I pressed ~ it would press return for me. I'd like to do this without applescript. Is this possible, or will I have to buy a ...
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I can't delete in tmux

I have searched around and the closes thing I could find to my issue is this: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/23848061/cannot-get-delete-key-to-work-with-tmux-and-osx I am running OSX and I am ...
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OS X: Will a Bluetooth Numpad/Keypad support unique keyboard shortcuts?

I'm a frequent user of keyboard shortcuts in OS X, and I'm running out of key combinations that aren't occupied. I'm therefore thinking of getting a stand-alone Bluetooth Numpad/Keypad, like this one ...
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El Capitan + Microsoft Office 2016 + Category Shortcut

I am trying to add shortcut for Microsoft Outlook categories. I have found this solution for Office 2011 but it doesn't work with Office 2016 on El Capitan. Does anyone know how to assign this ...
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How to confirm Finder's rename prompt using the keyboard?

Using the keyboard, how can I confirm the rename prompt from Finder? If I press return/enter the “Keep .doc” option is selected. Using the keyboard arrows ←, ↑, → and ↓ doesn't seems to help. ...
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What is the shortcut for “Find the word at caret” in Android Studio for Mac

I see no shortcut key in Android Studio for "Find Word at Caret" (see 5th row below). However when I searched IntelliJ IDEA documents I have found this. I know the first option but I didn't ...
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Keyboard unresponsive out of nothing

I have an old 13” MBP (Early 2011) which I use regularly but just a few minutes per day. Today I came back home - MBP was turned on and charging - and keyboard just doesn’t seem to work. Some keys ...
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How to modify the Shift key so you don't have to release it prior to another combination?

As a typical Windows user I am used to some of the features there. The Shift and Cmd keys on my MBP are just killing me. Everytime I press them for a combination and then want to use them again for ...
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Keyboard must be press hard on a MacBook Pro (13-inch, Early 2011)

I have a MacBook Pro (13-inch, Early 2011) running OS X El Captain and something unusual is happening to me when using my own account, keys must be pressed really hard to work, however on the other ...
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Is it possible to have a Dvorak keyboard on the iPhone?

I have a slight masochistic streak and would like to try learning the Dvorak keyboard layout. I'd like to add the keyboard layout to my iPhone. Unfortunately it does NOT appear as an option. Is it ...
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How to open new windows as separate application instances for Chrome, Terminal?

Moving from Linux (OpenBox WM) to MBP, I'm struggling to recover the level of productivity I was used to... One specific thing that's killing it is OSX's insistence on separating between ...
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Horizontal scroll speed problem in kdiff3

I use kdiff3 Version 0.9.98 (64 bit) on El Capitan. When comparing files: using ↑ or ↓ keys scrolls files by one line (one press or auto-repeat scrolls one line) using ← or → scrolls files ...
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Does Textmate have anything like Emacs's point and mark for making selections?

In Emacs, I can easily select a phrase in the middle of a sentence using incremental search. For example, I've written the sentence "I have never been to Paris, but I have taken a virtual tour of the ...
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iMac won't boot. No keyboard recognition

I know that there are a lot of people that ask for help when their iMacs won't boot, but in all sites they tell you to use keyboard commands to reset NVRAM or something like that. This case is ...
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Selecting text while jumping with cursor in iTerm2

I would like to know if it is possible to get text-editor-like functionality for selecting text in iTerm2. For example, in Sublime Text 3, I can do the following: ⇧ ⌥ → = Select ...
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Switching between RDP sessions on OS X El Capital

OS X El Capitan 10.11.3 I use Microsoft Remote Desktop 8.0.26 and many times open multiple sessions The only way to switch these sessions i see is by clicking using mouse and i can't find any ...
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Is there a way to make the chrome shortcut universal?

I've set few shortcuts in chrome to control internet radio (play, pause, skip, like, dislike) So I leave chrome open for the radio, I then work on another app, if I need to control the radio, I need ...
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OS X: Unicode Input

I think the only thing I like about Windows is the fact that you can easily enter Unicode characters using the Alt key plus the numeric keypad. I hate using the Show Emoji & Symbols for this sort ...
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How to make the “Page Down” key on the keyboard move only half the distance as usual

I'm a computer programmer and use Xcode so I am constantly scrolling up and down. Often times I would like to move the page down but not as much as the "Page Down" keyboard key moves it. I would like ...
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MacBook Pro 2013 keyboard and trackpad completely freeze

The problem Every once in while the keyboard and trackpad completely stop working and I have no way to affect the software. The mouse pointer is left frozen exactly where it was when the problem ...
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“T” key came out of keyboard - need advice

My "T" key came out of it's spot on my late 13 inch 2013 retina macbook pro., the key and the mechanism attached to it. No apple stores in the country so I'm on my own. I tried putting it back in it's ...
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Change ' and ˜ to not produce accent [duplicate]

I am using a MacBook Pro Retina with US international keyboard layout, latest OS. Is there a way to change ˜ to produce ~ without pressing the space after it? And is there a way to configure ' to work ...