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Cmd key not working

The left Cmd key on my MacBook Pro is not working, the right one does. It seems like it is a software problem with Mavericks. Any ideas on how to fix that?
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Impossible install Mac OSX, probably firmware damaged

Yesterday evening I install update on my MacBook Unibody (Version 6,1; Late 2009). The update run on Mac OS X 10.8.5 consist in security update and new version of Safari and iTunes. The update is run ...
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Can't use Alt+N in Terminal

I installed Zsh the other day but didn't like it so I promptly removed it. Since doing so however I'm no longer able to type alt+n to get a ~ character, whilst it works everywhere else. Yes, I know I ...
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Is there a way to add a hardware keyboard layout with F1, F2, F3… keys on the iPad Air?

I'm using TinyTerm ITX on the iPad Air to access our ERP software in Wyse60 mode. Some keys are not functioning properly, but for the most part usable. On various Bluetooth keyboards, the Fn-F1, ...
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How to restore operating system on iMac (Late 2006)?

I got a keyboard for it, but it's not paired and apparently won't because there is no version of OS X found. I have the DVD containing OS X but can't eject a disc already in it because of the ...
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Keyboard switches layout to a disabled input method when playing a game

My standard keyboard layout is Italian, QWERTY, which is this: You can see it in detail on the Apple site too. However when trying to play Urban Terror, a free fps online game, my keyboard layout ...
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Adjusting Brightness, or executing any keypress, on remote computer via ssh

What are the options to target specific keys on a remote computer and execute the equivalent of virtually pressing them from the terminal via ssh (what would normally be a user pressing them)? ...
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tmux key bindings disable when using wireless bluetooth keyboard

Can't figure out how to keep tmux key bindings enabled when using bluetooth keyboard.
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Copy + pasting arabic text on English Mac

I'm having a hard time pasting a piece of arabic text into a web form. I have a rMBP 2013 bought from the US and a translator sent me some block of text to enter into a webform. The problem is that ...
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How to prevent PressAndHold from loading?

I have already disabled PressAndHold through terminal, but I see that it still appears as a process on Activity Monitor. It is taking 2.9 MB for me, but I want it to stop and not to begin at all. When ...
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XCode Keybindings not working with Dvorak

I type Programmer's Dvorak. I just started using XCode, and I decided to try to change the keybindings to be more Emacs-like. So, I set the keybinding to "Move Left" to ^B, pressed ^B, and...nothing ...
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Add QWERTY (language-agnostic) software keyboard on iOS

I have a problem with adding a language-agnostic QWERTY (software) keyboard on an iPhone 4S. On my iPhone 5S and my iPad Air I have added this QWERTY keyboard which is like the regular English (US) ...
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How to change hotkeys bindings for chrome on macOSX?

In chrome, I would like to change the hotkey to go to previous / current tab. I am on Mac OS X 10.8. I tried the extension shortcut manager, but I couldn't make it work. I can use another extension, ...
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How to enter passcode created with Greek characters once the Greek keyboard has been disabled?

I have an iPhone 4s with iOS 7 and I entered a passcode with Greek letters, then I removed the Greek keyboard and now my iPhone is locked. I can't unlock it because the Greek keyboard isn't there any ...
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Why does word completion not work in Mail?

If I remember correctly Mail had the possibility of showing a word completion list as described here when you type a word partially and press Option+esc. Now this function has stopped working in Mail, ...
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In iterm I can't put directly some characters like ~ or "

When I try to put characters like " or ~ in iterm it gets underscores and waits for next one to be finally put, how I can stop it?
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What are alternative keyboard shortcuts for Mission Control if you use Xcode?

As listed in this question Xcode Keyboard Shortcuts Conflicted there are a lot of Mission Control shortcuts that interfere with Xcode and I was wondering what are some good alternative keyboard ...
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While Screensaver is on, login window keeps appearing. How can I prevent this?

I have a desktop with two computers. On one side I have a Windows PC, and on the other side is a Macbook running OS X Mavericks that is plugged into a Thunderbolt display. I use a wireless keyboard ...
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MBA trackpad and keyb not working on Windows 8.1

Listen to this one folks... I have a mid-2013 MBA and thought a few months back that I'd give the new Windows a shot, so I bootcamp'd Windows 8.1 PREVIEW. Since the final 8.1 is upon us and the ...
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“I” and “(”,“K” keys on the keyboard respond only after pressing them several times

"I" and "(", "K" keys on my Bluetooth keyboard don't work very well sometimes I need to press them several times before the input is print. My battery is at 100% and I think is a problem related to a ...
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Why doesn't the escape key close the find window in Chrome?

For some reason, Chrome will no longer close my find window when I hit the Escape ⎋ key. Instead, it pulls up some weird kind of autocomplete drop-down. This is incredibly annoying; every time I ...
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MacBook Air Backlit Keys Not Adjusting

I have the Adjust keyboard brightness in low light option selected but this just isn't working correctly. The screen brightness adjust automatically (i.e. I put my thumb over the webcam and the ...
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Command+V Doesn't work on liquid Damaged keyboard

I'm wondering if its possible for the command key to be partially broken by liquid damaged keyboard (Macbook Air). I have 3 confirmed keys that don't work: period, comma, and downarrow. Everything ...
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Disabling highlighting of menu items when using a keyboard shortcut

Whenever I use a keyboard shortcut that is accessible using the menu bar, the related item gets highlighted in blue for less than a second - which I find visually annoying. Can one disable that ...
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Wireless Keyboard not working with Mac Mini

I have the Apple Wireless Keyboard and a very recent Mac Mini. The keyboard exhibits very strange behaviour: meta keys / shortcuts such as CMD+TAB work, but none of the main letters do. Caps lock ...
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Better Media Key controls?

I'd like a better way to control iTunes, Rdio and other audio applications on my computer with my media keys. Ideally, this app would allow me to say that the default media keys will always operate ...
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Trackpad, mouse will not click. Command+Tab switcher is invisible

I've had this issue come up about four times now on my 15" retina Macbook Pro, running Mac OS X 10.8.4. The trackpad will no longer click — neither right nor left click works. Regardless of whether I ...
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How do I make my meta keys work in Synergy?

I would like to make my keyboard work as expected when using Synergy. When I press Cmd + Alt + L I would like to see the pipe character. My setup: Server - MacBook Pro - French layout (Mac) Client ...
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Keyboard-trackpad combos for Mac, where the trackpad lies underneath the keyboard.

I am currently looking for a keyboard-trackpad combo for the Mac where the trackpad lies underneath beneath the keyboard (i.e. just like they would be on a Macbook; in fact the reason why I'm looking ...
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How to determine what process controls key combinations?

I'd like to determine which process is handling a particular key combination. I've looked through the System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Keyboard Shortcuts list. I've also looked through another ...
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Keyboard shortcut within Mission Control for choosing a specific application window?

I use Mountain Lion and want to know if there are keyboard shortcuts for moving around and choosing a particular application window within a given active desktop in Mission Control. I chose an option ...
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Keyboard Shortcut to Right Size All Columns Individually in Finder in OSX Lion?

Is it possible to set a keyboard shortcut for resizing all columns individually in Finder in OSX Lion? The way to do it without a shortcut is right clicking on a column divider and then choosing the ...
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Macbook Pro 2012 i7 - Keyboard/trackpad not working in Bootcamp

I have a 2012 Macbook Pro 15" Core I7 8gb ram and Nvidia 650M. I have been running bootcamp on it for over a month when last night my keyboard and trackpad stopped working after a reboot. I ...
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Assign a keyboard shortcut to “Add a face…” action in iPhoto?

Is it possible to assign a keyboard shortcut to the "Add a face..." action in iPhoto? Preferably one that can be used outside of the Info view, so you can move quickly from viewing a photo to editing ...
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Left Shift and Left Command combination yields only Left Command; other shift command combos work fine

Early 2011 15" Macbook Pro, Lion, no external keyboard or mouse: Lately I noticed that I can't use Left Shift + Left Command together; it registers as Left Command only. The other three combinations ...
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How to assign F9 key to play/pause iTunes?

I change my front panel on my MacBook late 2007. I'm on mountain Lion. I already attached Next and Previous (song) button to F10 and F8. But can't F9 button force to work. I think I don't know the ...
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Is there a utility OR applescript that will filter Y keystrokes temporarily?

Looking for a way to run a script OR a utility that will actively block keystrokes on my QWERTY keyboard. Specifically, I want to turn off the Y key, if you're curious. It is a 'problem hotkey' in ...
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Send keyboard clicks FROM bluetooth phone TO Ubuntu

Note: This questions lies firmly between Ask Different and Ask Ubuntu so I will take solutions from the Apple site here and cross-post for Ubuntu answers on the other site. Motivation: I've made a ...
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Replace keyboard on macbook pro

Are there any differences between 815-9201 Keyboard and 815-9349 other than the function keys have been changed for differences in the newer operating systems? As I have a A1226 but the 815-9349 is ...
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Model number mapping

How does one correlate model numbers like MN110LL/B with the A1243 that is listed on the bottom of the actual keyboard that looks the same as the MN110LL/B in pictures. I have tried looking at About ...
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How do I determine which application handles a global shortcut?

I have some global shortcut that does nothing apparent, but is overriding the combination in all applications. The shortcut is Command+Alt+F, which overrides the "Google Search" in Safari, and the ...
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Switch control and caps lock from command line

My tribe like to switch their control and caps lock keys. I know how to do this† from the GUI. I'd like to go one step further, and put this step in my nascent dotfiles/osx file. Does anyone know how ...
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How can I stop keyboard backlight from lighting up when logging out and back in

On my user I have my keyboard backlight set to off pretty much all the time. But it seems like the default setting is 'on', because when I go to the Login window, to lock my laptop when I leave it for ...
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Mac OS X custom keyboard shortcuts

Whenever I set a custom keyboard shortcut in Mac OS X (10.6.8) for a menu item, I cannot use it until I open its menu by clicking on it at least once. This happens every time I launch an app and ...
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How can I execute key shortcuts that use characters requiring Shift, like #?

I have a 2011 13" MacBook Pro and I'm using Snow Leopard. When I program, I use Eclipse. Recently, I installed a plugin and I wanted to use a key shortcut rather than navigating 3 menus every time to ...
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Track mostly used keyboard keys

I want to get statistics of key and shortcut usage to remap them lately. Is there any software or convenient methods?
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Keybinding shortcut to emulate Vim o/O (New line below/above current line)

I am using XCode for development but have come accustomed to the o/O shortcut in Vim to create a new line below/above the current line without having to move to the beginning/end of the current line. ...
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How to fix problems with different keyboard layouts in iChat screen sharing?

My Mac has a QWERTY keyboard. When someone with a Mac with an AZERTY keyboard shared their screen with me in iChat, I had to pretend I was typing on an AZERTY keyboard to make any text I was typing ...
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Custom keyboard layout problem with some apps

I have an early 2011 Macbook Pro with Lion. I used Ukelele and KeyRemap4Macbook to customize my keyboard layout, because I wasn't satisfied with the default one. Namely I switched right Cmd with ...
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Do any iOS writing apps support keyboard shortcuts for bold/italics?

When an iPad or iPhone is connected to an Apple Bluetooth Keyboard, the Pages app does not respond to the standard keyboard shortcuts (Command-B, Command-I) for bold and italics. There is a touch ...