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Apple bluetooth keyboard incredibly slow after sleep

Often, when I wake my MacBook Pro from sleep using my bluetooth keyboard, the keyboard then appears to operate at a tiny fraction of normal speed until I power-cycle the keyboard, at which point it ...
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MacBook Air internal keyboard and trackpad freezing

I have a MacBook Air a1369 running IOS 10.11.4 with a 1.7 ghz i5 processor. I use the Mac fine, but after about 30 to 40 minutes of usage, and I put it to sleep, after it wakes, the trackpad and ...
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Keyboard App Shortcuts not working in Google Docs

I often use Google docs, and have to switch between Windows and OSX as well. I setup App Shortcuts (All Applications) in the keyboard preferences so that Control+C is for copy, Control+Z is for undo ...
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Shift-Option-<key> is adding accented characters

On El Capitan (10.11.4) I somehow got into a state where using the key combination shift+option+key outputs accented or special characters. For example shift+option+k :  shift+option+j : Ô ...
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Keyboard shortcut for 'Clear filters' in excel in office 365 for mac

How do you 'clear filters' in excel in office 365 for mac using the keyboard? On PC I can do alt+d,f,s or using the mouse I can go to Data > Filter > Clear
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Switching to english keyboard with alt + shift

Is it possible to configure mac, so i will be able to switch to english keyboard with alt + shift?
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What's are the keys behind the shortcut?

I'm trying to figure out how to use my apple keyboard sometimes. What's does the following shortcut need to be pressed?
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Apple external Keyboard A1243 does not work properly

My Apple external German wired keyboard A1243 does not work properly. When I press the space or m, it becomes m (space + m). When I press u it becomes u and sometimes ü. Does anyone know how to ...
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Change shortcut key for “Highlight URL” function in Chrome

I recently got a Mac in addition to my Linux laptop. I've tried to change around settings so that I don't have to use new shortcuts. The issue I am facing is that I use Control+L to highlight the URL ...
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Mac modifier keys are automatically getting restored to default bindings the next day

So everyday, I change the preferences of modifier keys and set my caps lock to be the control key. The very next day, it comes back to being caps lock again. This was a brand new 15 inch Macbook pro ...
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My emoji popup behaves erratically on El Capitan

Previously, the Ctrl-Cmd-Space keyboard shortcut would pop up the Emoji overlay on my computer, but sometime recently -- I can't exactly point at where -- it stopped working in some apps and started ...
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< and ^ keys are swapped

I'm using a German Keyboard (Lioncast LK20) with OS X 10.11.5. I set the keymap to German and it is displayed correctly in the settings screen. Unfortunately the following two keys are swapped when I ...
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keyboard shortcut customization doesn't work on firefox bookmark toolbar

I have set up a shortcut in keyboard setting for toggling the firefox bookmark toolbar. But the shortcut does't work, and nothing actually happens. How can I make it work?
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How to play an album on iTunes using only the keyboard?

Every time I want to start playing an album on iTunes I have to move my hands to the mouse or trackpad. I wonder if there is a way to avoid it, and just use the keyboard. The two main options I see ...
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How can I still use keyboard buttons for sound while in iPhoto?

When I'm using iPhoto, the hard audio buttons on the keyboard (previous, pause, next) no longer apply to iTunes. Suddenly, they do things in iPhoto instead. Things like play and pause slideshows, ...
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Left USB suddenly stops working on Macbook Air

I've been using my USB keyboard for some time now on my Macbook Air. Then, suddenly, it stops working. I've tried unplugging, plugging in different USB machine (mouse, another keyboard) and it's not ...
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Zoom with scroll in Chrome browser

I am new user of OS X, I am missing one important feature is zooming page with trackpad or mouse scroll. I need to get the same result as shortcuts Command + - and Command + + do. I mean that the ...
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Is there a synonym suggestion keyboard out there for iPhone

I just want to know if there is a more comprehensive dictionary and ideally synonym suggesting keyboard for an iPhone.
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How to change key bindings on MBP

By default I have to hit fn+up arrow and fn+down arrow for page up and page down actions, but those buttons are on opposite sides of the keyboard. I want to be able to do rshift+up and rshift+down. I ...
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How can I find the serial number of my Apple Keyboard USB on a mac programmatically from the terminal?

I would like to retrieve the Apple USB Keyboard's serial number from a command to use in a script. What command can I use ?
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How to quit 'screen' if you don't have \ on the keyboard

To quit screen you need to hit ctrl+a, ctrl+\. How do you do that if you don't have \ on the keyboard? On my keyboard I need to hit shift+alt+7 to get a backslash - if I'm in an editor. Won't work ...
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Remappings for Ctrl vs. Command for easier alternating between Mac and PC [closed]

I use both a PC and a Mac about equally often. This was hard at first but after a while I got comfortable context-switching between the two. One thing that's been very helpful is using the same USB ...
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Removing “shift” from a letter on iPad Pro with Apple smart keyboard

This is an odd one. I was typing on an apple "smart keyboard" connected to an iPad Pro. "Notes" REALLY wants to capitalize the first letter of each line, and "Mail" REALLY wants to capitalize any ...
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Multiple Text Cursor

I recieved new mbp with el capitan when i type on my macbooks retina display i see multiple phantom cursors when I type in any application, mostly those with a white background the cursor persists. ...
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How does OS X Dictation input keystrokes?

I am using this keylogger for my own statistics, it simply listens on KeyDown. But when I use the built in dictation, kCGEventKeyDown is not triggered. https://github.com/caseyscarborough/keylogger/ ...
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Command+Z stopped working in all applications

My Command + Z stopped working. In any app. Including keyboard viewer. Neither Left nor Right Command. It's not hardware – Command + Option + Z (or Command + any other modifier) works on both sides. ...
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Make Cmd+C do both Copy and Stop in the terminal

Left control Key located in a very unpleasant place on my Mac keyboard. It's hard to reach in the terminal. Luckily, I don't need it very often: I have Cmd for most of the things. There are few cases, ...
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How To Customize/Prepare New System Keyboard Layout On El Capitan?

I am able to prepare custom installable keyboard layout bundle with Ukelele and install it for all users. That way it works (with limited usability) just fine. However, I need to modify one of the ...
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Auto-correct on my iMac is checked so why is it not working in Apple Mail?

"Correct Spelling Automatically" box is checked in Keyboard settings. "Check Spelling As I Type" is checked in in Mail preferences. With the proper boxes checked, why is iMac Mail not correcting ...
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Password fields on Mac won't allow more than 3 characters

When Skype asked to enter my password it would not allow me to enter the full password. Skype simply stopped registering the keystrokes after 3 characters. I restarted the Mac but now the same ...
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After upgrading to El Capitan, wireless mouse and wireless keyboard are not picked up

I have an iMac from 2009. It was previously running Snow Leopard and I just upgraded to El Capitan. I ONLY have wireless peripherals and now OS X cannot pickup my keyboard and mouse. Now I have NO WAY ...
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Change shortcut to change input source (keyboard language)

I'm trying to change the keyboard combination to change the input source from Option-Command-Space / Command-Space to any other combination. I am not able to find any solution for that. Is it possible ...
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Search for link in Mail and click on it without using the mouse

Sometimes I receive an e-mail, which contains a link that I have to follow. I would like to be able to follow this link without having to reach for the mouse. I can locate the link with a search (cmd +...
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How to enable mac-style input for accented letters in LibreOffice?

When I press and hold a letter button in other Mac apps a pop-up appears that lets me choose the letter varieties like á, ä etc. But this doesn't work in LibreOffice. Is there a way to make it work ...
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How can I get Fn-↑ to pageup, and Fn-↓ to pagedown with an Anker external keyboard?

I have this Anker keyboard. Fn↑ and Fn↓ executes Home and End, instead of Page Up and Page Down. Is there any way to fix this? It works fine using the builtin keyboard. In Chrome, on many websites ...
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Weird trackpad & keyboard issue with MacBook Pro E2015

I've had some issues with my trackpad and keyboard on my MacBook Pro 13 (Early 2015) for the past 3-4 weeks. After being awaken from sleep mode, they were sometimes unresponsive. At first, a couple of ...
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Is there a hashtag on the English wireless keyboard?

I have a wireless keyboard and can't find the hashtag. I have found it on my iPhone but can't find it on the mac keyboard
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How do I prevent a MacBook laptop from sleeping when closed with no external keyboard, mouse, or screen?

Context/goal: I have a 2008 MacBook pro (running El Capitan with the latest updates) that I want to use as a media center/server. It will be controlled exclusively via Screen Sharing and remote ...
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Delete last word using Command + Backspace

Is there a setting to delete the last word using the command key and backspace? Currently this combination of keys deletes the current line. Instead, I want to delete the last word (before the cursor)...
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Cannot connect to Wireless Keyboard

I have an Apple Wireless Keyboard MC184LL/B which I use infrequently, but was using today (on a non-Apple machine). I attempted to connect it to a new device, unsuccessfully, and now I cannot seem to ...
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Loose enter key on macbook pro: can it be fixed?

I have a loose enter key on a macbook pro. It sometimes jams. Can this be fixed, and if so how? I wasn't exactly bashing the key, and didn't drop anything into it.
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Setting Romanian diacritics using AltGr on El Capitan

I'm a Linux user, using Ubuntu for few years. Recently I bought a Macbook and I'm trying to understand how to set up my Romanian language layout. My mac has a Romanian keyboard, but since I am a ...
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How do I navigate the ribbon in Office for Mac 2016 with the keyboard?

In Office in Windows, if you tap "Alt", letters appear all over the ribbon that illuminate how to navigate through it, switching tabs and hitting buttons to do anything that's on there. How can I ...
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Macbook Pro sticky keys

How do you get rid of the sticky functions in macbook pro? Basically when I press command it shows like a symbol on the top right and its annoying so help me get rid of it please.
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£# key binding changed after El Capitan update

I have a Macbook Air (13-inch, Mid 2013) running OS X El Capitan. Prior to upgrading to 10.11.4 pressing SHIFT + 3 returned the £ (pound) sign and alt + 3 returned the # (hash) key. Since upgrading ...
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In Karabiner (or some other tool) can I map a “toggle” button to make my space bar input underscore

I want to map a keybinding that when pressed it will toggle my spacebar to input underscores _ and when pressed again it will toggle it back to inserting spaces. Is this possible in Karabiner or some ...
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Is there a way to move active spaces between monitors with the keyboard?

I couldn't find this question being asked before, so that why I'm wondering ... is there a way we can move spaces from monitor to monitor, much like spectacle can move windows from monitor to monitor?
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Keyboard/touchpad no longer works in OS X. Works fine in Linux. 13" early 2015

I have a strange issue with my early 2015 13" Macbook pro. The keyboard and touchpad no longer works during boot or in OS X. I can't, for example, use the internal keyboard to boot from USB, but have ...
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How do I import my OSX Keyboard Shortcuts?

After a clean OS install, is there any way to recover my OS Keyboard Shortcuts from a backup of my previous User folder? Is is somewhere in Library/Preferences? I tried copying ~/Library/Preferences/...
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El Capitan media keys not responding

My media keys are not working on my Mac. Pressing play doesn't open iTunes automatically. This issue occurs across all users, even newly created users, and all applications. Here's what I've done so ...