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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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Keyboard Issues Garage Band

Alright so I've been working in Garageband for about a month and have made a few tracks, but I've just come across a problem that I have yet to encounter, and I can't find anything about it online. ...
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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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Chrome shortcut for selecting web content

Is there a keyboard shortcut in chrome (on mac osx) to let me select the web page content? Sometimes after I goto a web page I want to start scrolling using my space bar but it gets stuck in a textbox ...
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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 ...
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Keyboard layout change menu accumulates duplicate keyboard layouts

My keyboard layout menu — occasionally the one showing up in my menu bar, and occasionally the one showing up when using the keyboard layout change hotkey — accumulates more and more copies of the ...
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How to override the play/pause function of the button in earphone remote control?

I enjoy using Keyboard Maestro to set custom keys to take control of apps, I can apply more functions to the play/pause button in the earphone remote, but by default it is set to control iTunes. ...
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Cmd+Number shortcut doesn't work to switch views

I just got a brand new machine with Yosemite and can't figure out why the Command + Number keyboard shortcut doesn't work for switching views (e.g. in Finder - view as List, as Column, as Tree). The ...
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Is there any way of mapping ⌘c to ^c

I use Screen Sharing on my Mac to access VNC servers on Linux machines. This works OK, but I have been using a Mac for years, and ⌘+C and ⌘+V have become muscle memory. I spend as much time undoing ...
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At symbol is in the wrong place on an Apple keyboard on Windows 7

We have an Apple keyboard connected to Windows 7 on a Sony laptop. The email at "@" symbol is located on the 2 key, however when the alt key and 2 key are pressed simultaneously we don't get the "@" ...
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How to remap “change keyboard layout key” from `ctrl` + `shift` to `cmd` + `space` in Windows7 (Bootcamp)?

How to remap"change keyboard layout key"? from: ctrl + shift to: cmd + space In Windows7 (bootcamp) note: I'd tried SharpKeys program but it didn't work for a combination key.
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connecting keyboard + mouse + monitor to mbp

Are there alternatives to the docking station sold by henge? I am looking for something that make it easier to connect my external (non apple) monitor, keyboard, mouse, and speakers to my mbp.
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Malay Keyboard-delete key and return key not working correctly after upgrading to Yosemite

After I upgraded to Yosemite, my Macally keyboard return key and delete keys no longer work. All other keys work, except for these two
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Duplicate a Safari tab along with associated browsing history (OS X)

Is there a way to duplicate a Safari (Safari 7 for OS X) tab and carry its browsing history to the duplicate? Like, when I do Cmd-L, Cmd-Enter the copy has no history, as if I just pressed Cmd-T and ...
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Bind a series of keystrokes to a hotkey

I want to take a sequence of keypresses (including modifiers) and define a single keyboard shortcut to execute the sequence. Can I do that? I use OneNote for Mac. Notebook navigation by keyboard ...
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Use numkeypad to move caret

I'm really used to move editors caret with numpad. From it I can move to the end-beginning of a line, I can go page up & page down and of course move the caret in text editor up,down, left and ...
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Where are settings for keystrokes that rearrange size/position of active window

On my current (Yosemite) configuration the key combinations ctrl+⌥+⌘+← | → as well as those keys with ⇧ cause the current window to be resized to one quartr screen size and placed in one of ...
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Excel in Office 2011 on Yosemite lost some keyboard functionality; restart fixes

I am using Excel from Office 2011 on OS X Yosemite, and Cmd-` and Cmd-H stopped working. There was some other lost functionality on typing, but I didn't do enough testing before restarting Excel, ...
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Thinkpad keyboard & scrolling

I have got an Thinkpad external keyboard with my mac. The keyboard has some mouse buttons and trackpoint. The trackpoint mouse function with two mouse button works fine but scrolling with middle ...
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Using two keyboards with different layouts simultaneously

I am using a MacBook with a UK keyboard layout and a USB keyboard also with a UK layout. However, some of the keys are assigned differently on the two keyboards. For example, Shift-2 is @ on one ...
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How to fix iMac keyboard delay?

I just opened my new iMac, and the bluetooth keyboard is terrible. When I press a key, it can take up to 3 - 5 seconds to respond, and sometimes, the keyboard acts as if I've been holding the key ...
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Up Arrow Key Shows Application Windows (without having set it up as a shortcut)

I'm using OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 and whenever I press my up arrow key, mission control will display the application windows while also performing whatever action the up key is expected to (e.g. move ...
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How to swap FN key and Right-Ctrl key with Karabiner

I'm using a CM Storm keyboard and I want to swap FN and CONTROL_R. Here is my private.xml <item> <name>Swap FN and Ctrl in ISO keyboard</name> ...
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Can't use keyboard shortcuts to switch spaces unless I'm in mission control

I have my Mac set up to switch spaces using Cmd + Num but sometimes, out of the blue, they will stop working unless I do the command when in mission control. Anybody have any idea why this happens?
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Cursor selection goes wild?

It is really weird that now (after upgrading to Yosemite) I have great problems controlling my text selection. For example, after selecting a word, I press command + c to copy it. Once command is ...
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Hotkeys for switching directly to open app?

Instead of using cmd+tab to switch between open apps, is there a way to create hotkeys for selecting the running instance of emacs/firefox/whatever? (Preferably opening them if they aren't running.) ...
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How to disable Keyboard and trackpad with keyboard shortcut?

I just want to say that this question has been already asked before, but this is merely a sort of an "extension" to that question. Is it possible to switch off the trackpad in OS X with a keyboard ...
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Keyboard, trackpad stops functioning on Yosemite when USB smartphone plugged in

I am using a Retina MacBook Pro 15" Mid 2014 with Mac OS X 10.0 (Yosemite) installed. When I plugin my Android phone via USB, the trackpad and keyboard stop working. Things are still happening on the ...
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Keyboard shortcut for switching input language at login screen

I've assigned a keyboard shortcut to switch between input languages: But this shortcut doesn't work at the login screen. So when I resume from sleep, I have to use the mouse to change input ...
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Weird Keyboard Problem of Macbook Pro 2011

I don't know why but when I am using my 2011 Macbook Pro, there are some very weird thing happening. When I key down "{", it will automatically become "%{", when I touch the right arrow, it will ...