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Adding words to Hiragana input's dictionary

I am trying to figure out how to add new words to the Japanese dictionary. Specifically, my problem is, name of one of my friends is Manaka, spelled 愛可 (yes, that's 可愛い in reverse). Problem is, if ...
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opt-arrow cursor manipulation stopped working

Part of my regular repertoire of keyboard shortcuts is opt-arrowkey and shift-opt-arrowkey for moving (and selecting) a word at a time in apps like Word, TextEdit, etc. A couple days ago opt-arrowkey ...
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Is Cmd+F10 that mute the Mac a built-in OS X keyboard shortcut?

I just discovered that the combination of Cmd+F10 (without any Fn key pressed) muted my mac. I wanted to know if it was a built-in keyboard shortcut as it does not appear in the System preferences.
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OS X does not recognize keyboard and trackpad while Boot Camp Windows still can

I've encountered strange issues on my Macbook Air 2013. I spilled some drop of water on keyboard (near trackpad and spacebar) I did some cleaning, and then try to boot again. The OS X then can not ...
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retina macbook pro keyboard cleaning solution

I'm curious what solution people use for cleaning off laptop keyboard keys. I've been told that you shouldn't use isopropyl alcohol, because it can wear away at the plastic (I've seen evidence of ...
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How to display unicode chars in emacs when running in terminal

This is not strictly a OSX question but someone in here probably has a solution. I'm running emacs from the command line and I simply can't get emacs to correctly show Unicode characters. Everything ...
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Use media keys on Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 for Spotify

Recently I installed the Microsoft Intellitype drivers for OSX so that I could use my keyboard more naturally (e.g., media keys, etc.). However, this seems to have broken some functionality. Prior ...
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Fix 'Home' and 'End' keys on non-Cocoa applications

Found that it's a common problem that the 'Home' and 'End' keys don't function as-expected on MacOS. Found this fix, posted on LifeHacker: ...
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Set keyboard shortcut as double tap of modifier key on Mac? [duplicate]

I was wondering if i could set a keyboard shortcut on Mac as a double tap of a modifier key. For example, the default shortcut of start dictation command is a double tap of the Fn (Function) key. Can ...
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How to switch Karabiner profile via shortcut?

Is there a way to change the Karabiner profile (formerly KeyRemap4MacBook) using a shortcut?
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Caps lock and bloq num LEDs don't work

I had to replace the keyboard from my Macbook C2D (A1181). The new keyboard works well, and I have tested every key and they are OK; but the "Caps lock" and "Bloq num" LEDs don't light on. I have ...
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How to remap finder folder navigation shortcuts?

I don't like the default finder navigation shortcuts command-up, command-down because you need to press 2 buttons instead of 1. On windows, delete leads to previous folder ("back") and enter enters ...
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How to set Fn and left Control keys as shortcuts to change between tabs in Safari

I don't like native shortcuts for "Show Next Tab" and "Show Previous Tab" in Safari, I thought that Fn would be great for previous tab and Left Control for next tab because I don't use that keys in ...
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All input methods except for US English gone upon login

Once in a while(a week or two, or perhaps several days, it's not fixed), whenever I boot my Mac and log in to OS X (seemingly normally), I'll find all my input methods gone except for US English(Even ...
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Mac thinks mouse is a keyboard

whenever I plug in my usb wireless mouse, my macbook air and mac pro both think that the mouse is a keyboard and won't register the mouse's movements at all. Is there a way to fix this? The mouse is ...
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Deep sleep keyboard shortcut

I have been a windows user for a long time now and I have been used to pressing just one key in my keyboard to hibernate the machine every night. I recently bought a mac mini and I press Shift + ...
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Shortcut to accept top spelling suggestion of the last word

Say I'm typing into a document and I make a typo. I've got to the end of the misspelled word and it has a red line of dots under it. I right click and choose the top suggestion (which is nearly always ...
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What could cause Command-Tab task switching to get “stuck”?

When I Command-Tab to task switch (in both Mavericks and Yosemite), occasionally (maybe 60% of the time) the task switcher will behave as if the Tab button was held down. That is, the task-switcher ...
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Shift+CapsLock to toggle caps lock functionality

I used Seil to change my caps lock button to forward delete. This disables any kind of capslock functionality. I am looking to have shift + Caps lock toggle the original caps lock functionality. I ...
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Keyboard shortcut to navigate to a connected device in the Device tab in iTunes

I have my iPod connected to my desktop and tend to play music from the device when traveling. I know that to navigate through the Library tabs you use CMD + 1, CMD + 2, CMD + 3. Is there a similar ...
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My MBP keeps freezing

my mac had a keyboard problem and i had to change it. well i realised later that the "w" key behaves like its held so every time i have to deactivate it after turning the mac on with the virtual ...
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Can't bind cmd+\ to “Move focus to next window”, but I can bind it to other actions… why?

I just reinstalled OSX 10.8, and I've encountered an incredibly odd behaviour: binding cmd+\ to "Move focus to next window" doesn't work (if I hit it, I get the "pop" error sound). However, binding it ...
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Applying Auto-Correct

I have my Keyboard set to Polish Pro and my preferred languages set to English (primary), then Polish. I have 'Correct spelling automatically' selected and 'Spelling:' set to 'Automatic by Language'. ...
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How can I temporarily disable my MBP's keyboard?

I sometimes bring my external keyboard with me on the go and use it with my MBP. I would like to lay it over the macbook's current keyboard without having to worry about it pressing other keys. Is ...
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Macbook Pro (13-inch mid 2012) is shutting down due to broken keyboard

I have a Macbook Pro (13-inch mid 2012) with broken built-in keyboard and I am using an external USB keyboard as a replacement. My Mac is randomly restarting since the built-in keyboard sometimes ...
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Show apple keyboard events on all monitors

Is it possible to show Apple Keyboard function events on all monitors, no just the main monitor? Those of you with an Apple Keyboard, just use it to change the volume and you'll see a volume display ...
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How can I globally ignore my Esc key?

I have a Happy Hacking Keyboard Professional 2, and it has a stuck Esc key. I can't plug the keyboard in because it generates infinite Esc key sequences, making iTerm2 unusable. Until I get the ...
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Mapped keys not working in Finder

I am using a keyboard mapping application on Mountain Lion to map combinations like CMD+v to CTRL+v as I'm from a Windows background. However its a bit a hit and miss. For instance Finder still uses ...
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Use only one function key as standard function key [duplicate]

I'd like F2 to used as a standard function key. (ie, when I press F2 my screen won't brighten it will send an F2 to the application) At the same time I'd like the rest of the function keys to do ...
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Issues with Unicode symbols in some applications running in Terminal.app and iTerm2

Darwin DeoGloria 13.3.0 Darwin Kernel Version 13.3.0: Tue Jun 3 21:27:35 PDT 2014; root:xnu-2422.110.17~1/RELEASE_X86_64 x86_64 Fresh user account. Terminal.app and iTerm2 with UTF-8 set. Accented ...
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Option key stopped working after installing Microsoft Office 2011

I first noticed that the option key wasn't working in Photoshop. Then I noticed that Command-Option-ESC didn't work either. I looked on the web and saw that holding the option key down while ...
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Physical keyboard & trackpad stop working on dis/connect of external thunderbolt display

I have a Macbook Pro (Retina, 13", Late 2013) running Lion 10.9.4, that I use with an external thunderbolt display, a bluetooth trackpad, and a USB keyboard -- both of which are connected through the ...
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In karabiner, how do I set left option to \?

I want to map left_option to \, left command to / and right command to | when used alone. When used in combination with other keys I want the left_option, left command and right command to retain ...
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Updating modifier keys from the command line takes no effect

The goal: map "Caps Lock" to "Control" from the command-line. I'm trying to update the modifier keys from the command-line with the following command as explained here and here but to no effect. $ ...
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Tilde character on Mavericks/Macbook air with Norwegian keyboard turns into >

After upgrading my MB Air & upgrading to Mavericks, I can't get my beloved tilde character to turn up. I got a Norwegian keyboard, so there is no dedicated tilde character. Answers from Google ...
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Switch input language depending on physical keyboard attached

I use a swedish keyboard at home, and an english at work. I have one laptop for both places. Every day I have to switch the input language manually back and forth, and for every app I'm using it ...
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Why do I have to reset NVRAM so much?

It seems like every time I have to do a restart on my 2013 iMac the keyboard stops working. A dialog pops up saying no Bluetooth keyboard was found, but this is a wired USB keyboard. In order to fix ...
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Macbook 2010 with OS X 10.9 - “Dangling Thumbs” issue while typing

I have a problem suddenly finding myself typing in a completely different part of a document. I'd like to see an option to disable the trackpad while typing, for a user-selected number of ms after a ...
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Keyboard cover for Late 2008 Unibody MB Pro

I'm looking for a silicon keyboard cover for my Late 2008 Unibody MB Pro—I recently purchased the Moshi ClearGuard keyboard cover, but that didn't fit. I've done some research and am having a hard ...
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Modifier Keys Across USB

Does anyone know of a way to get modifier keys to work across USB devices in OSX? I have a USB footswitch that sends a left control key. It sends the signal as expected but does not register ...
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Why can't I use the mute button when using Airplay as an output device?

From my MacBook Pro I send all audio using Airplay to my Airplay Express. I can adjust the volume with the volume buttons (F11 and the F12 keys) but I can't use the mute button on the F10 key. It ...
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Sending control+left command with external footswitch, delcom, only picking up control

This is a kind of specific question but I have a delcom usb programmable footswitch PN 803620-5m This is the updated model http://www.delcomproducts.com/productdetails.asp?PartNumber=703600-5M I ...
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Wireless keyboard shows connected and paired but cannot use any keys

My Bluetooth mouse, speaker and printer are connected, paired and work properly but both wireless keyboards show connected and paired and no keys work. Also MacBook keys are frozen. Have tried ...
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How can I easily indent a block in any textarea on OS X?

Are there shortcut keys or another quick way to indent a text block at once in a normal text area on OS X? So that I can easily turn: [I want this to indent. For formatting. It's several lines.] ...
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Need to re-pair keyboard with Apple TV everytime

I have the latest Apple TV paired with Apple wireless keyboard. I can pair it in the first time, although not very smoothly. After that, I need to re-pair my keyboard with Apple TV every time. Any ...
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Mac mini won´t boot up

I have a Mac mini that fell from a desk, my kid was playing aroung and it hit the floor, I picked it up and it stared up but when the Apple logo comes up the little cricle appears and thats it, it ...
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How to completely Disable Cmd + [Num] in Safari?

I want to disable the the ⌘ [Number] shortcuts in Safari to prevent losing content when I accidentally click it. I’ve followed the method in this answer. I’ve changed the shortcut for Apple to ⌥ ⇧ ⌘ ...
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Use Function Keys as Keyboard Shortcut

I have a Macbook Pro 13" with Retina Display running OS X Mavericks 10.9.4 I use Code Editors like PHPStorm which Require me to use the Function Keys as Keyboard Shortcuts like Command+F6. But F6 ...
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Safari address bar complete URL with keyboard shortcut

Does Safari in OS X have a keyboard shortcut to complete a URL in the same fashion that Chrome does? I'd like to be able to type in an incomplete address like askdifferent, press a key combo, and ...
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Open custom file with keyboard shortcut

On my Mac, I have some applications that were recently made in Java that I will be using quite alot. I want to know, is there a way that I can bind a shortcut on the keyboard to open the file? For ...