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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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My emoji popup behaves erratically on El Capitan

Previously, the Ctrl-Cmd-Space keyboard shortcut would pop up the Emoji overlay on my computer, but sometime recently -- I can't exactly point at where -- it stopped working in some apps and started ...
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keyboard shortcut customization doesn't work on firefox bookmark toolbar

I have set up a shortcut in keyboard setting for toggling the firefox bookmark toolbar. But the shortcut does't work, and nothing actually happens. How can I make it work?
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How to play an album on iTunes using only the keyboard?

Every time I want to start playing an album on iTunes I have to move my hands to the mouse or trackpad. I wonder if there is a way to avoid it, and just use the keyboard. The two main options I see ...
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How can I still use keyboard buttons for sound while in iPhoto?

When I'm using iPhoto, the hard audio buttons on the keyboard (previous, pause, next) no longer apply to iTunes. Suddenly, they do things in iPhoto instead. Things like play and pause slideshows, ...
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Left USB suddenly stops working on Macbook Air

I've been using my USB keyboard for some time now on my Macbook Air. Then, suddenly, it stops working. I've tried unplugging, plugging in different USB machine (mouse, another keyboard) and it's not ...
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Zoom with scroll in Chrome browser

I am new user of OS X, I am missing one important feature is zooming page with trackpad or mouse scroll. I need to get the same result as shortcuts Command + - and Command + + do. I mean that the ...
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How To Customize/Prepare New System Keyboard Layout On El Capitan?

I am able to prepare custom installable keyboard layout bundle with Ukelele and install it for all users. That way it works (with limited usability) just fine. However, I need to modify one of the ...
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Auto-correct on my iMac is checked so why is it not working in Apple Mail?

"Correct Spelling Automatically" box is checked in Keyboard settings. "Check Spelling As I Type" is checked in in Mail preferences. With the proper boxes checked, why is iMac Mail not correcting ...
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After upgrading to El Capitan, wireless mouse and wireless keyboard are not picked up

I have an iMac from 2009. It was previously running Snow Leopard and I just upgraded to El Capitan. I ONLY have wireless peripherals and now OS X cannot pickup my keyboard and mouse. Now I have NO WAY ...
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How to enable mac-style input for accented letters in LibreOffice?

When I press and hold a letter button in other Mac apps a pop-up appears that lets me choose the letter varieties like á, ä etc. But this doesn't work in LibreOffice. Is there a way to make it work ...
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How can I get Fn-↑ to pageup, and Fn-↓ to pagedown with an Anker external keyboard?

I have this Anker keyboard. Fn↑ and Fn↓ executes Home and End, instead of Page Up and Page Down. Is there any way to fix this? It works fine using the builtin keyboard. In Chrome, on many websites ...
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Weird trackpad & keyboard issue with MacBook Pro E2015

I've had some issues with my trackpad and keyboard on my MacBook Pro 13 (Early 2015) for the past 3-4 weeks. After being awaken from sleep mode, they were sometimes unresponsive. At first, a couple of ...
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Loose enter key on macbook pro: can it be fixed?

I have a loose enter key on a macbook pro. It sometimes jams. Can this be fixed, and if so how? I wasn't exactly bashing the key, and didn't drop anything into it.
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Macbook Pro sticky keys

How do you get rid of the sticky functions in macbook pro? Basically when I press command it shows like a symbol on the top right and its annoying so help me get rid of it please.
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In Karabiner (or some other tool) can I map a “toggle” button to make my space bar input underscore

I want to map a keybinding that when pressed it will toggle my spacebar to input underscores _ and when pressed again it will toggle it back to inserting spaces. Is this possible in Karabiner or some ...
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Is there a way to move active spaces between monitors with the keyboard?

I couldn't find this question being asked before, so that why I'm wondering ... is there a way we can move spaces from monitor to monitor, much like spectacle can move windows from monitor to monitor? ...
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Mac El Capitan - Keyboard in VM's stopped working

I upgraded my Mac from Yosemite to El Capitan and apps, keyboard and trackpad had been working fine. I used my Mac to Windows RDP into a Windows server and was able to perform all commands using both ...
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How to map Alt+Shift+Space to Return correctly in Karabiner?

I want to map alt+shift+space to return key because return key forces my baby finger too much. I have already mapped CapsLock to Alt+Shift inspired by Steve Losh's blog post. I made the following ...
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How to map Command_R to Shift in Karabiner

I want to map Command_R key to Shift. I added the following code to ~/Library/Application Support/Karabiner/private.xml inside: <item> <name>Command_R to Shift</name> ...
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Wireless keyboard dies until log-out-log-in — any way to fix it w/o logging out and in?

A few months ago I dropped my Apple wireless keyboard in a puddle and just in the last couple weeks it's stopped working every five minutes to a few hours. Logging out and then logging in will reload ...
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MacBook Pro number keys failing most of the time

I have a MacBook Pro late 2012 with OS X El Capitan. Recently the number keys have become very flaky. Most of the time they're not working. They do work at times though, and it's the whole row from 1 ...
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How do desktop keyboard shortcuts for clean up actually work?

I’ve noticed that keyboard shortcuts for cleaning up i.e. by name on desktop ⌘+⌥+1 sometimes work and sometimes not. They do work in finder, but doing it directly on desktop in focus they often don’t ...
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A glitched lock screen

My lock screen is glitched. I see a keyboard, and the "undo typing" tab. I can't do anything, even unlock my phone. The only things I could do are talk to Siri, type on the keyboard, mute my phone, ...
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Built in keyboard and trackpad on 2015 Macbook Pro not working

A few weeks ago I started noticing that after waking my mac from sleep, or after starting it up, they keyboard and mouse (and sometimes just the mouse) would not be responsive at all. I'd have to do a ...
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2015 13" MacBook Pro Trackpad and Keyboard stop working

Recently the keyboard and trackpad on my 2015 13" MacBook Pro have stopped working. This is the second laptop to do this, the same issue happened about 6 months ago and Apple gave me a new one when ...
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How to Have Stereo Macro in OS X Vim?

OS X Terminal Emulator with Custom Escape Sequences I am not sure if OS X terminal emulator is sufficient for the escape sequences. Current cursor on line of path in Vim etc ...
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Remapping a keyboard key only when using a specific input language

I currently have 2 input languages on my Mac: U.S., and Hebrew - PC. The Hebrew - PC is almost the same as it should actually be, except the tilde key (`) should actually type a semicolon (;), but ...
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My Macbook Pro (Early 2011) Keyboard and Touchpad are Unresponsive

So here's the situation. I have a Macbook Pro 8,1 (Early 2011, so non-Retina; this was just prior to that implementation, if I remember right) running El Capitan, 8 GB RAM, 500 GB hard drive. I've ...
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Spacebar, delete,enter and tab keys doesn't work in Mackbook pro.Not a hardware problem

I am using a 2011 Macbook pro. I have a problem with my keyboard, spacebar, delete key, left arrow and tab in specific. They don't work when the battery is down to 50%. I have to pound the keys ...
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iMac retina 27 inch and OS1o.11.4

In System Preferences, the battery level indicator for "keyboard" (bluetooth) seems to be stuck on 100%. It never goes down. But the indicators l for both the Apple mouse and the Apple track pad do ...
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Is it dangerous to use an iMac with broken USB ports? Is there such a thing as Firewire or display-port to USB?

I've got a mid-2010 iMac, 21", i3 processor with 4gb RAM installed which has only one partially-usable USB port, which will power a 3rd-party mouse, wireless dongle, or a keyboard sometimes, but not ...
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Greek letter override my shortcuts

I use Option+Z to start my citation add-on to Microsoft Word. I've noticed that sometimes I accidently switch and instead of calling my citation manager Option + Z just inserts Ω symbol instead. ...
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How to keep default keyboard shortcut in parallel with custom shortcut

OS X Terminal uses ⌘⇧} and ⌘⇧{ for next and previous tab keyboard shortcuts, respectively, the same way that browsers do. However, browsers (at least, Chrome and Safari) also use ⌃⇥ and ⌃⇧⇥ for the ...
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How can I disable text predictions in El Capitan

Is there any way to turn off the OSX text predictions? To reproduce: Open a searchable document in Preview. Select the search box. Hit Esc This pops up: Before you ask, yes, I have Correct ...
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How do I find out what is causing my Steam Controller to lower the brightness?

There are some bugs with the Steam Controller on Mac, and I'm trying to help get the the bottom of them. One of the bugs is various keys being registered incorrectly. E.g. if you set a button on the ...
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How do I debug keyboard input?

I'm getting a bug with my Steam Controller (which is basically a configurable keyboard/mouse/etc) where if I set any of the buttons to either of the shift keys, they don't register as such, instead ...
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New shortcut for going up one line in Terminal in El Capitan

I upgraded to El Capitan a few days ago. Before I used to use ⌘+⬆︎ to go up exactly one line in the terminal (and usually pressed the combination continuously to go exactly were I wanted), but this ...
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OS X: Will a Bluetooth Numpad/Keypad support unique keyboard shortcuts?

I'm a frequent user of keyboard shortcuts in OS X, and I'm running out of key combinations that aren't occupied. I'm therefore thinking of getting a stand-alone Bluetooth Numpad/Keypad, like this one ...
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Keyboard unresponsive out of nothing

I have an old 13” MBP (Early 2011) which I use regularly but just a few minutes per day. Today I came back home - MBP was turned on and charging - and keyboard just doesn’t seem to work. Some keys ...
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How to modify the Shift key so you don't have to release it prior to another combination?

As a typical Windows user I am used to some of the features there. The Shift and Cmd keys on my MBP are just killing me. Everytime I press them for a combination and then want to use them again for ...
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Keyboard must be press hard on a MacBook Pro (13-inch, Early 2011)

I have a MacBook Pro (13-inch, Early 2011) running OS X El Captain and something unusual is happening to me when using my own account, keys must be pressed really hard to work, however on the other ...
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iMac won't boot. No keyboard recognition

I know that there are a lot of people that ask for help when their iMacs won't boot, but in all sites they tell you to use keyboard commands to reset NVRAM or something like that. This case is ...
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Is there a way to make the chrome shortcut universal?

I've set few shortcuts in chrome to control internet radio (play, pause, skip, like, dislike) So I leave chrome open for the radio, I then work on another app, if I need to control the radio, I need ...
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OS X: Unicode Input

I think the only thing I like about Windows is the fact that you can easily enter Unicode characters using the Alt key plus the numeric keypad. I hate using the Show Emoji & Symbols for this sort ...
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How to make the “Page Down” key on the keyboard move only half the distance as usual

I'm a computer programmer and use Xcode so I am constantly scrolling up and down. Often times I would like to move the page down but not as much as the "Page Down" keyboard key moves it. I would like ...
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Focus Follows Mouse?

TL;DR—Is it possible to get focus-follows-mouse (not focus-raise-mouse)? This topic has been discussed at length on the net, but most of the talk is 5 years ago. I'm hoping something has changed ...
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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) ...