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Apple keyboard remap keypad comma to dot?

Is there any way to change the key mapping of the apple keyboard? As programmer I find annoying there's a comma instead a dot in numeric keypad. I would remap this key to have dot ...
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Why does F3 not work as Find Next in Chrome?

I've already set up in system preferences, checkbox Use all F1, F2,... as standard function (checked on). But still after Cmd ⌘ F on Chrome, pressing F3 won't do anything... I expected Find ...
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Alt+3 no longer types ‘#’, types ‘£’ instead

I turned on my Mac one day and found that Alt + 3 no longer types a hash (#) symbol, but types a pound (£) instead. I’ve checked the keyboard input source in System Preferences and it’s set to U.S. ...
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MacBook Pro keyboard locked on uppercase

I'm facing a strange problem with my macbook pro 15" from early 2011. For a couple of days, I can't write in lowercase. Yesterday I've been able to write in lowercase for a moment (maybe 20 minutes) ...
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Remap FN key to OPTION key

I just got a new keyboard. How can I remap the FN key on only this external keyboard to option? So far I've played around with karabiner but haven't had success.
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“CMD + tab” makes me lose album view when switching back to iTunes

This behaviour is hard to reproduce and doesn't happen everytime. But I have been able to catch it happening with a screengrab. I am playing an album in iTunes and have iTunes set to album view, then ...
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Which “Go To Top/Bottom” shortcut to use: Fn-Left/Right vs. Command-Up/Down?

Are there universal "go to the top" / "go to the bottom" keyboard shortcuts that will work for all apps when using Mac keyboards that lack Home/End buttons (e.g. MacBook Pro)? The Mac Keyboards ...
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Macbook Pro: Half of keyboard dies

I have a new Macbook Pro and I'm experiencing something very strange. At random occasions half of the keyboard dies, meaning it is still lit up but I get no response when I press the keys. I thought ...
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How to make cmd+tab get accepted in System Preferences > App Shortcuts as Parallels Desktop “Release Input” keyboard shortcut?

I'm currently on Mac OSX 10.11.3 running Parallels Desktop 10.3.0. I've been using a Windows 7 VM loaded with Visual Studio & many other .NET Framework app development programs & utilities ...
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Is there a limit to amount of bluetooth devices connected to a MacBook Pro?

Problems arose today when I connected the 5th bluetooth device to my MacBook Pro. 1 new Apple keyboard 1 new Apple trackpad 1 old Apple keyboard 1 old Apple mouse (most recently connected) 1 Beats ...
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What is causing Photoshop to always stay on top?

I'm on Mac OS X El Cap. And I'm using PS CS 6 Extended. If I switch to Photoshop, and do my work, then try to switch to say Chrome via cmd+tab, Photoshop stays on top. My questions: What might ...
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Can't get bluetooth keyboard to connect - A1016

I am trying to connect an A1016 keyboard to my MacBook (Late 2008) with OS X 10.11 but they won't connect. My bluetooth is on and my batteries are fresh. It has a power switch rather than button, so I ...
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Support for special Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 hotkeys on OS X 10.11

I'm trying to get the special keys on my Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 working under OS X El Capitan. Officially, Microsoft only offers limited support for this keyboard on Mac. The multimedia keys ...
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Enable Function Key Lock when using external keyboard/Disable when using internal keyboard on Mac Book Pro

When I'm developing I almost always have an external Bluetooth keyboard connected to my Mac Book Pro, and prefer the function lock to be active so the F1-F12 keys work without having to press the fn ...
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Selecting a window from Mission Control with the keyboard [duplicate]

I regularly use Mission Control to switch between windows across apps. However currently it requires some use of the mouse or touchpad. I can launch mission control with the keyboard, but I have to ...
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Ctrl + → to have the same effect as ⌥ + →

How can I make Ctrl + Arrow to have the same effect as ⌥ + Arrow, i.e. move to the previous/next word?
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Connecting a keyboard and trackpad to iPad Pro

This might look like a weird question so let me explain properly first. I have built a special desk with a stand to hold an iPad Pro. My problem is that when the iPad is inside the stand, it is at a ...
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Disable Cmd + , in Safari

I'm currently doing a lot of chemistry writing in Google Docs. Google Docs is great for it because Cmd + . formats as superscript and Cmd + , formats as subscript... both of which supersaturate ...
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Quick way to toggle between “Larger Text”, “Default”, and “More Space” on Macbook Retina

On Macbook's with retina display you are able to select between 4 different scale modes as showed in the picture below It takes some clicks to get into the Display settings and choosing a new ...
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Microsoft Outlook does not properly handle redefined “Paste” keyboard shortcut

I've been a windows user for a long time, and I hate the ⌘ shortcuts for stuff. Since I only use my Mac for work stuff, I figured I'd just redefine the App Shortcuts from the keyboard menu so I could ...
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Damage on Apple Aluminium Keyboard

Yesterday I was cleaning my keyboard (with tissue paper and cleaning gel), and I did a keyboard test afterwards, and I found out my "S" and "F10" keys are broken. I've tried putting it upside down and ...
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How can I type the “@” symbol via VNC with a PC keyboard?

I'm connecting from a PC to a Mac via VNC. Now I want to enter some special characters like @. How can I do that? This page didn't help. Other keyboard shortcuts I found out: Alt = cmd Shift + 7 = ...
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Turn off accented characters

When I type ' then A , it types Á, instead of simply 'A . How to disable this feature. It's a pain while programming, as we need to type things like 'example string' a lot.
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El Capitan changes language input after reboot

every time I restart my Mac (OS X El Capitan 10.11.3), the language input is set to "ABC Extended" instead of English or German. This causes me trouble when I want to type my password. Is there a way ...
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Common shell / editor shortcuts for Mac OS X

is there a way to add universal shortcuts for input / text fields in OS X and/or chrome itself such as Control + U to delete everything to the left of a line, Control + W to delete the left word etc. ...
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Does my stuck shift key affect the proper boot of my installation mediums?

I have a late-2009 unibody Macbook Pro. My left shift is stuck for ages and I have been avoiding this problem by pressing some other keys during boot to avoid safe mode and by using Karabiner to remap ...
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Properly Connect Apple Wireless Keyboard to a PC Window 8.1

I have an apple wireless keyboard, I want to connect it to my Windows PC running on Windows 8.1. I've tried download/install this driver. I still won't be able to use my volume buttons, eject, ...
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Letters / text that I type shows up in the wrong order

I've been having this issue for a while now, very inconsistently. When I type strands of text, sometimes the letters appears in the wrong order (I remember it mostly happening when I type text in ...
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Insert accented letters in passwords

This should be easy, but I cannot solve it by myself. How can I insert accented letters in passwords? When I go to System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Change Password... and in the ...
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How to Show Virtual Keyboard in El Capitan?

I changed to El Capitan and I cannot find anymore the virtual keyboard about testing keyboard's keys visually. It is normally in the right hand corner under the keyboard switcher icon. I need the ...
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Where can I find/unbind control shift space? (^⇧ + space)

I read through all of the system-wide keyboard shortcuts in "System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts" and I could not find nor unbind the Control+Shift+Space macro for use by SkipTune's pause/play ...
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How do I pair apple wireless keyboard with windows 10

My apple wireless keyboard has stopped pairing with Windows 10. Now when I try to pair through settings, I'm asked to enter a passcode for the keyboard rather than being supplied a passcode to pair ...
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OS X 10.11.3 Update, keyboard lagging

I don't know how to explain this, but since I've updated my OS X to 10.11.3, keyboard seems to lag. It's extremely subtle, but I am a programmer and an author, and I can feel the difference while ...
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How to edit a preexisting input source?

I use the English and Korean input sources on my Macbook. For some reason or other, the English one has a U.S. flag as its icon, but the Korean one has a completely different icon — the letter "⬜" ...
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Taking focus on app launch

It seems that most OS X applications launch into the foreground and thereby steal keyboard focus from its predecessor there. Searching here, I have found way to prevent a particular app from doing ...
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Can I create a keyboard shortcut to toggle the primary mouse button between left and right? [duplicate]

I switch between my left and right hand for my mouse a lot, and every time I do, I have to go to System Preferences > Mouse > and switch the Primary mouse button. Is there any way I can create a ...
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F11 not presenting code of Macaulay 2 to the Emacs buffer in OSX

I am setting up Emac Version 24.4 (9.0) for Macaulay 2. This results to the following error: pressing F11 should present the input of the buffer above, instead it prints "-- end of buffer ...
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Using Magic Keyboard with 3rd party Displays

I have a Mac mini. I am using a Lenovo ThinkVision Pro2840m, connected via DP, as my monitor. I am using the Magic Keyboard. Can anyone please tell me the procedure to make the display brightness ...
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Is there a unified shortcut key of Home/End for Terminal, Vim and Sublime Text in OS X?

It seems that in Terminal: fn+shift+← is Home fn+shift+→ is End in Vim: fn+← is Home fn+→ is End in Sublime Text: cmd+← is Home cmd+→ is End And Ctrl+A and Ctrl+E seems to work ...
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How do I assign Outlook 2011 folders (on Mac) to keyboard shortcuts

There are three main Outlook folders: Inbox, Drafts, Sent Items, Deleted Items. In addition, there are others like RSS Feeds, Sync Issues etc. These all show up on the right hand menu. The only way ...
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When typing on Bluetooth keyboards, letter sometimes infinitely repeats while not holding it down

For years, I've had no problem with using on a Microsoft Sculpt Mobile Keyboard as well as a Microsoft Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 5000. I'm using a late 2011 MacBook Pro, OSX El Capitan v.10.11.3, ...
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Change Mac Keyboard Identifier after keyboard replacement

I replaced my MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013) keyboard. The U.S keyboard layout is mapped incorrectly now. It seems to be a problem with the keyboard identifier ID (maybe its Bundle ID). It ...
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iMac 2015 - recovering from stop

I have an issue with my iMac. Before going to bed I set it to the sleep mode. The following morning it's running but the screen is turned off. If I try to switch it on by mouse or keyboard doesn't ...
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Assigning a key to light up CM Storm Devastator keyboard problem

I followed the steps to make the CM Storm Devastator keyboard backlights turn on (using this tutorial). That is working. But, when I assigned a key to toggle the backlight, the backlight does not turn ...
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Global hotkey that send keystroke to another app

I want to configure a global hotkey like F5, and when I press F5 it should send [Command]+[Option]+[Control]+[Up Arrow] to the Skype app. Anyone knows an app that I can do this, or script.
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Emacs-like cursor moving function (ctrl+a: go to start of line), doesn't work when using Thai

I'm learning Thai, so of course I need to have input method of Thai. By adding the Thai keyboard I can use Thai now, but when I'm using it emacs-like key bind like Ctrl+a for go to start of a line or ...
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Finder: Spotlight shortcut and command+tab switching apps stopped working

Both these functions stopped around the same time. El Capitan, but I think these worked after the upgrade and now don't. Both functions work in other apps. Just not in Finder. Repaired permissions on ...
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How to remap a single key in Language Input

I am pretty new to Macs and these days I've been experiencing the whole frustration that comes when switching from Windows to Mac.. All my favourite shortcuts are so different or non-existent an so ...
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“Save-as” shortcut not working for anything

For all of my apps, the command+shift+s shortcut is not doing its expected "save as" function. I am assuming there is a conflict somewhere, but when I go to preferences -> keyboard -> shortcuts, ...
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Black screen and non-paired wireless Apple Keyboard

I bought a new wireless Apple Keyboard as some letters on my old wouldn't work anymore. I tried to pair it with my iMac, but the screen is dark not allowing me access to settings. So I can't use my ...