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keystrokes laggy/ out of order

My question is might be related to this old question: Keystrokes getting eaten randomly When I type on my keyboard some keys just won't appear. Different from the other issue (link above) the ...
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Keyboard and trackpad stop responding randomly, but work again after hard reset?

In the last 24 hours, I've had my keyboard and trackpad completely stop responding. Both times it was while YouTube was playing, so I think the machine wasn't completely frozen, just the trackpad and ...
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Standard function keys on mac

I am on OS X 10.10.3 on a macbook Pro. I am using the macbook's keyboard. I have enabled the "Use all F1, F2, etc. keys as standard function keys". I expect that hitting F1/F2 will not reduce or ...
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Apple Hardware Accessories or third-party? [closed]

I am running MacBook Air 13" I need wireless keyboard, which I am going to use daily. Once in a while, I need to check some CDs or DVDs - mostly I take backup of photos shoot with camera and phone on ...
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Launching Character Viewer (aka CharacterPalette) from command line

So, recently I have being using the Character and Keyboard Viewer a fair bit and set up simple Alfred keywords that toggle the launch/quitting of these apps so as not to have to leave the keyboard. ...
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CM storm devastator backlight

Im reposting another users question because I have the same problem but am brand new to the site and I dont have any reputation to answer/comment.I have gotten the keyboard to light up using xcode and ...
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Make Caps Lock behave like in Windows

I use VoIP programs, and I use Caps Lock for Push-To-Talk (PTT) on those. The problem I experience is that when I push Caps Lock, I toggle the Push-To-Talk, which means that if I release Caps Lock, ...
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MacBook goes to sleep, won't wake up w/keyboard or mouse

I think people have posted this before but I wanted to be sure the fix wasn't different for my particular model. I am running a MacBook Pro, mid-2012 build, Yosemite (10.10.4). I just got the thing ...
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How to master keyboard language on iOS?

There seems to be something wrong with the language switching on iOS. I have 3 keyboards/languages setup in this order: Dutch - English - Emoji. In certain applications, when I am typing a message in ...
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How to disable delete shortcut in Mail

In mail I often accidentally end up moving email to trash by hitting the delete key (I've remapped keys on my keyboard so delete is closer to other frequently used keys). Since mail already has a cmd +...
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Connect Apple Wireless Keyboard with my MBP

How can I connect my Apple Wireless Keyboard with my MacBook Pro 13 inch? My device is running OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 (2011).
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Allowing any keyboard to input for passwords

I use 3 keyboard layouts: Dvorak-Sougou (Chinese), Dvorak-Kana (Japanese), and Dvorak (English). Whenever I input a password, it always returns me to the EN-Dvorak layout. The problem is two-fold: ...
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Remove keybinding in a specific app (X11) [duplicate]

Mac OS' X11.app uses certain key bindings that I'd rather send to the underlying X app in use. Specifically I'd like to pass Command+W and Command-1 (and -2, etc) to the X app in question. Is there ...
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Cannot turn on Bluetooth - Exhausted all options

Firstly I would like to say that I have never used a Mac in my life before today so apologies if i am a little slow on the uptake. I recently purchased the iMac (27-inch, Mid 2011) which i believe is ...
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General Autocompletion

Does anyone know of a good way to have autocompletion of custom items on a mac? I know this is built into different programs, but what I would like would be independent of the program being used. ...
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iOS 8.3 Keyboard (3rd party) hidden/missing in messages

This happened to me on older iOS 8.x versions, but stopped for a while and came back when I upgraded to a newer iphone (from 5s to 6, with 8.3). Seemingly randomly, certain times the keyboard just ...
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iOS third-party keyboard with functionality to swipe down on letters to enter numbers/symbols?

On some Android keyboards (for example), the main display is a full QWERTY keyboard with numbers or symbols under the letters. You can either press directly on a letter to type it, or swipe down on ...
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Changing the keyboard layout (NOT language) based on the input language

I have a Japanese keyboard Macbook running Yosemite. The input languages (sources) are Japanese and English. While the input language is Japanese, I want the keyboard layout to be Japanese (this is ...
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How can I make a keyboard shortcut for an item with unicode characters?

I have used custom keyboard shortcuts for a long time, and as usual the new version of OSX Yosemite changes all the app translations to make them slightly different enough that none of them work. ...
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Can Karabiner (aka KeyRemap4Macbook) remap arbitrary simple keys?

Karabiner has a comprehensive set of predefined key remappings. But what about a simple remap '`' to '$' (and vice versa) Yes this can be done via Mac Input Sources. But they are cumbersome (...
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Is it possible to assign system wide hotkey to show/hide app?

I'm trying to mimic iTerm2 feature. It has a feature to show/hide iTerm2 by a hotkey (eg. option + space). When I press the hotkey, the app was shown. Is it possible to do the same to another app? ...
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Keyboard shortcut expansions not being expanded

I have defined several keywords on my iPad Air 2 (iOS 8.3) in order to let iOS expand them when I type one of these keywords. However, these keywords do not expand. How can I force my iPad to expand ...
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How do I clear recent emoji in iOS 8.3?

Before 8.3, I was able to clear recently used emoji by clicking on Settings->Reset->Reset Keyboard Dictionary. Now, that does not work. My recent emoji screen is littered with accidentally typed ...
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Connecting Apple Wireless Keyboard with USB-Receiver

I'm using a Aten CS533 to pair a USB-Keyboard with my PC, a MacBook Pro and my iPhone. I'd now like to upgrade the wired keyboard to an Apple Wirless Keyboard. But I'm not sure how to pair them. Is ...
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How to allow OPT and # simultaneously in terminal [duplicate]

My (UK) MacBook Air keyboard doesn't have # marked. It has ± and §, which I have never used, but it doesn't have #, which is an extremely common character in computer code. Instead, I have to use the ...
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Windows-Logo-Key + Left/Right Arrow — Keyboard shortcut equivalent on Mac

I have both a mac and a PC. One simple extremely useful feature on PCs that I can't find on a mac is the shortcut Windows+RightArrow to maximize the active window, but only take up exactly the right ...
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Powered USB hub sometimes locks up Macbook Pro on being plugged in

I have a Plugable 7-port powered USB 3.0 hub. I use it to connect my external hard drives (I have three) to my Macbook Pro (that has only 2 USB 3.0 ports). Sometimes, when I plug the hub into my Mac,...
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Use one modifier key as multiple modifier keys?

I'm working on the key remapping on OS X. I don't always use Caps Lock, but I want to utilize this key to be: Command+Alt+Control, how is that going to be possible?
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Keys not working after cleaning under key caps [macbook pro early 2008]

I was using my father's computer while mine was in the shop, and thought I would clean out under the keyboard to be nice. Unfortunately, I managed to break his D key in the process. Needless to say, ...
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Desktop displaying the titles of my minimized windows

I am using a MacBook Air, OS X Yosemite, v 10.10.1 Just recently I have started seeing the titles of my minimized windows listed on my desktop. The problem is the text bleeds through to other opened ...
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How can I prevent my machine from automatically downloading deleted system files?

I spilled coffee on my keyboard and most keys are now constantly pressed so the machine is not usable so I disabled the built-in keyboard in order to use an external keyboard but I am having some ...
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Custom keyboard layout: Command+V doesn't paste in Safari and Mail

I have created a custom keyboard layout (.keylayout file) and remapped (amongst other keys) the X, C and V keys. However, I want to keep Cmd+X/C/V like on the QWERTY, because it's practical and I am ...
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Is it possible to rotate in Preview without advancing to the next page?

I have a slight annoyance with rotating pages 180 degrees in Preview. The next page is selected automatically after rotating either left or right (90 degrees). This behavior adds a step. Is there a ...
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Key Needs to be Pressed Repeatedly to Start Working

When I leave my computer alone for around five minutes, to get the "w" key to function I need to spam press it, after which it starts functioning correctly. Holding down the key for ~10 seconds also ...
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Shortcut for conditional formatting in Excel 2011 in OS X

How do I create a keyboard shortcut for conditional formatting for Excel 2011 in OS X? I am unable to find any such shortcut.
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Disable non-breaking space (Option-Space) specifically in Xcode

There's a pretty general solution for disabling the non-breaking space in OS X for some apps: http://superuser.com/questions/78245/how-to-disable-the-option-space-key-combination-for-non-breaking-...
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Change Command_R to Shift+Alt

I am trying to change my right command key to be ShiftAlt. This is because it gets annoying to press AltShift8 to get a "{", and i never use the right command any way. I have been trying to do this ...
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Problems with the command delete function in applescript

I have an applescript that I am using to clear out a huge folder. I can select all of the files but how can I indicate the "command delete" key while keeping all of the files selected? Basically after ...
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How to change location of specific keys

I've spilled a coffee on my keyboard, as a result right and left arrows don't function any more. Is there a way to change locations or maybe to create a shortcut to represent those keys? for example ...
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Keyboard shortcut for Smart Folder

Would you help me to find a way how to assign a keyboard shortcut to a Smart Folder in OS X? That is, when I'm in Finder I'd like to open a given Smart Folder with the shortcut like I can do it with e....
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Bookmarks in Safari: Type bookmark name to go to it

I have a bunch of bookmarks named things like "CNC" "FB" and "HQ" and the like. I'm a bit of a keyboard junkie. I want to be able to access these quickly, by typing CMD-L, and then such initials into ...
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How to cycle through recently *used* tabs in Safari?

I want to cycle through recently used tabs in Safari 7.1.3 (MacOS 10.9.5) like one can in in Firefox, Chrome, and Opera. I predominantly run Opera 11.64, and it exhibits the best behavior for this ...
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Customize existing keyboard layout

I need to invert the behaviour of 2 key in my keyboard ("<" is inverted with "\"). I can do this easily with "Karabiner", but for me is a solution without an explanation. I'm linux user and ...
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Bluetooth antenna went bad - can I just get a dongle?

I have a late-2010 Mac Mini (maxed out at Mac OS X 10.7.5) with 2 bluetooth devices (keyboard and headphones). I've had intermittent issues with bluetooth connectivity, but this past weekend, the ...
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Logitech Device Manager - Button to navigate between screens in mission control

I recently acquired a Logitech MX Performance mouse that has tons of buttons. I really like the Mission Control button but I was hoping to be able to swap between screens in mission control with one ...
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Make keyboard movement keys (like ^f, ^b) work in non-english layouts

They work perfectly in the english keyboard layout in almost any window with text input. But as soon as I switch keyboard layout to something not-english (russian in my case) those shortcuts stop ...
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Simple On-the-fly keystroke macro recorder?

What I really want is a simple tool which has two keyboard shortcuts: The first starts/stops a keystroke recorder. The second then plays back that recording. I don't need anything else and though I'...
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Key stroking fn + f8

I need to make an applescript to press the keys fn + f8 at the same time. The only problem is those are both keys without names! tell application "System Events" key code 63 -- Will press the fn ...
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Automatically change input source

I have two languages I am actively using. English is my default, but in some applications such as Skype I use Russian. Every time I am switching from Skype to Safari I have manually switch back from ...
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Increase increment size of keyboard backlight

I usually have my keyboard backlight either: all the way up, at the lowest setting or off. It is (slightly) annoying to have to hold down F5/F6 keys, when I never use the middle values. Is there a ...