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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 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 ...
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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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Horizontal scrollbars and the Command-Tab switcher act as if I'm constantly tapping left

The application switcher has started behaving very oddly on my laptop. If I press the key combination quickly (fast enough that it doesn't display on-screen) it will properly switch to the previous ...
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key macros for raising windows

I am new to OS X. I previously used Windows 7, on which I had defined some key shortcuts with the help of Autohotkey. EDIT: making more clear what I want the shortcuts to do: raise a window with a ...
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Deactivate Drag & Drop

Is there a way to deactivate Drag & Drop feature at least for the Laptop Trackpad (MacBook Air 2010, OS X 10.9.5)? I accidentally drag windows and files all the time. For instance, I want to ...
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Macbook Pro 15'' Keyboard Replacement ; A1378 instead of A1286?

I have an Early 2011 15'' Macbook Pro (MC723LL/A). Recently I have poured some tea on my Macbook (my bad) and after getting some cleaning in service, keyboard power input seemed to fail and it is now ...
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Keyboard intermittently stops responding when I turn on magic mouse

When I turn on magic mouse my external Apple keyboard sending signals with sufficient delay until I turn my mouse off. The same time external trackpad works fine. If I turn off mouse - keyboard ...
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How to insert [return] in a Calendar (on iPhone) event

I am usually inserting return character within event I enter in Calendar on OS X. Most notably to separate key informations, for example hour of a meeting start, and the title of the meeting (when ...
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Insert a tab character in PowerPoint 2016

I defined a tab stop in the ruler And I would like to enter a tab character to move the cursor to the tab stop. With older versions it was possible to enter special characters with insert symbol ...
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Apple Magic Keyboard connectivity

Is the Magic Keyboard capable of using a Lightning cable to transmit keystrokes instead of Bluetooth? I know that it uses USB to automatically pair with Macs, but what happens if Bluetooth is turned ...
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Why does pressing [cmd]+[cmd]+[left-arrow] acts like [cmd]+[m]?

When I simultaneously press both cmd keys and ◀ (left arrow), it acts like cmd+m, i.e. minifies the window (tried in Safari and Finder). I can't make sense of it; why does it happen this way? ...
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Spotlight keyboard shortcut broken

I installed and removed Quicksilver and since that time the keyboard shortcut for Spotlight has not been working. I mean when I press cmd + space it should open spotlight search bar. I've been into ...
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How do I factory reset my MacBook Pro if the keyboard does not work?

I really need some help. Last week I unfortunately spilled orange juice on my MacBook Pro 13" Late 2011 Model. In ~4.5 years, that is the only adversary it has ever dealt with. The lower half of the ...
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Using VoiceOver in iOS 9 Safari, I keep getting stuck in the Status Bar

Testing Accessibility with iPad VoiceOver Turn on VoiceOver. Go to Safari, load page. Walk through page with QuickNav Intermittently, QuickNav jumps from html content on page to Status Bar (where ...
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Apple Keyboard media keys and others stop working after a period of time

I'm having a quirky problem with my MacBook Pro and my Apple Bluetooth Keyboard where after a period of time my Media keys, Mission Control, Launchpad, etc. stop working and function as though I were ...
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One of the keys in keyboard has become “harder to press”

I have a Retina MacBook Pro and I don't know how to explain it well. One of the keys (number 9 key, if it makes sense) has suddenly "not sensitive enough" while typing fast. I mean, I can definitely ...
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Use third party bluetooth keyboard or virtual keyboard to login to MacOS

Hi I started to use a third party keyboard with my MacOS. As I remember in the past bluetooth keyboards from third party are not activated on the login screen. I tried this one and it is also not ...
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program function layers on keyboard

I've seen keyboard projects which use the micro controller "teensy" for programming the keyboard firmware. This way it is possible to define "function layers" which means that you can change "layers" ...
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After alt-tabbing first letter types in another layout

I have the same issue as described here: I use two keyboard layouts, and they are different for different windows/apps. When I change windows and start typing first symbol sometimes from old layout ...
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Cycle between Mac apps and VMware 7 using cmd+tab

I am trying to understand how I could switch back and forth in a productive manner when using a combination of VMware Fusion 7 and OS X El Capitan apps. The keyboard shortcut that I am used to use ...
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Slack: How to keep cursor on same line with home/end keys?

I'm on Mac OS X El Capitan, and I've mapped the Home/End keys as described here. This works perfectly in text editors—pressing Home or End moves the cursor to the beginning or end of the current line, ...
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Wireless keyboard doesn't work in Bootcamp

I never had any problems with BC for 5 years. Until few days ago I boot into windows (7) and wireless keyboard is not responding. It's working, but there's no input. My first though is that this has ...
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Is the internal keyboard of MacBook Pro 13-inch A1278 compatible with MacBook 13-inch Unibody 2008?

I have problems with a few keys on my 13" MacBook Aluminium Unibody late 2008, so I would like to replace the internal keyboard. However I can only find similarly looking keyboards for MacBook Pro 13"...
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Why doesn't my wifi on/off switcher shortcut work?

So i went on Automator, selected Service, and changed service receives selected to "no output". Then i dragged in Run Shell Script, and in the box i put in this code, which turns the wifi on/off, ...
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Does the Apple Magic Keyboard work under Windows?

On the net I only found reports that the predecessor (the Apple Bluetooth Keyboard) works under Windows but none regarding the new Magic Keyboard. Only one blog mentioned that a Bluetooth 4.0 dongle ...
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Sharing Keyboard shortcuts

I want to share my keyboard shortcuts for Keynote with my team at work. Is that scriptable? If so how would I go about it? I know there is Applescript available in OS X, but haven't found any good ...
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Remap R-option + w/a/s/d to function as arrow keys using Karabiner

I'm trying to remap R-option + w/a/s/d to function as arrow keys using Karabiner in El Capitan, and found this post. However, I'm unable to get the actual "code" in private.xml to work properly. Could ...
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Column of keys still not working on Mid 2012 Macbook Air after Upper Case Replacement

My Mid 2012 Macbook Air (A1466) first had the Z key stuck and repeating uncontrollably, and after that issue stopped, the column of keys F7, 7, U, J, M stopped working in addition to ; and '. When I ...
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Left Shift not working for combination with [

I have an Apple (wired aluminum) Keyboard (using with Mac mini). Left Shift + [ does not work (to type {). But Right Shift + [ works. Left Shift key is working for all the other keys. I tried this ...
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My keyboard suddenly stopped working

I was playing a game on my laptop when suddenly my mouse wouldn't move and my keyboard stopped working. My computer just shut down randomly and when I turned it back on I couldn't sign in because the ...
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Cannot type non-english text in html password fields

When focus is on an html password field, the input languages options are limited to those using the Latin script only. If the language selected is some other language using a non-Latin script, like ...
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Change keyboard layout each time the application starts

I need to change keyboard layout each time I start an application (more specifically Steam game called Awesomenauts). How can I do it automatically? The problems are: I can't launch this ...
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How to prevent KeyRepeat settings from typing repeated keys when no key is depressed

Initially, my issue was that I could not type a series of the 'A' character by holding down shift-a. Instead, I was presented with a bubble above the held letter for all sorts of 'A's with umlauts, ...
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Apple Trackpad Causing Long Keypress Events

In the last day my Apple Magic Trackpad has started to cause long keypress events when I type on the keyboard. For example, pressing 'a' in a browser menu bar will cause the accent popup to appear. ...
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Disable the shortcut cmd+arrow in the virtual machine

I have a MacBook Pro (17-inch, Late 2011) with OS X El Capitan. I install Parallels Desktop 11.1.2 for Mac Business Edition, Parallels tools, and Windows 10 in English. In Windows, at the moment, ...
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My Macbook Air 2015 keyboard and trackpad not working after login

My MacBook has El Capitan OS X installed. Keyboard and trackpad worked on login screen and boot (not working in recovery and after login). I performed the following steps, but still keyboard and ...
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Disable Autocorrect with External Keyboard on iOS

Are there any smart workarounds to disable autocorrect automatically -- or near automatic -- while using an external keyboard on iOS? By default iOS provides no way to do this as seen here on the ...
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Hotkey to switch between different applications in the same workspace.

I have 9 workspaces on my mac. In some of them I have several different applications opened. I want to have a shortcut to switch between two different applications within the same workspace. Is that ...