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Shift-Option-<key> is adding accented characters

On El Capitan (10.11.4) I somehow got into a state where using the key combination shift+option+key outputs accented or special characters. For example shift+option+k :  shift+option+j : Ô ...
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Keyboard shortcut for 'Clear filters' in excel in office 365 for mac

How do you 'clear filters' in excel in office 365 for mac using the keyboard? On PC I can do alt+d,f,s or using the mouse I can go to Data > Filter > Clear
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Switching to english keyboard with alt + shift

Is it possible to configure mac, so i will be able to switch to english keyboard with alt + shift?
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< and ^ keys are swapped

I'm using a German Keyboard (Lioncast LK20) with OS X 10.11.5. I set the keymap to German and it is displayed correctly in the settings screen. Unfortunately the following two keys are swapped when I ...
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Internal keyboard + touchpad stopped working, on Macbook air 'early 2014', Yosemite 10.10.2

my internal keyboard and touchpad - stopped working a few days ago. When it first happened - I made the macbook sleep-wake-up several times - and it came back to normal. External keyboard+touchpad - ...
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13" Retina MacBook Pro completely freezes

Every once in a while, my 13" retina MacBook Pro completely freezes while I'm in the middle of working on something. And I do mean completely: it won't respond to any keyboard input, I can't even move ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to move a window from one monitor to another?

Is there a free app that I can use to move a window from one monitor to the other monitor (assuming only two monitors) via the keyboard? I shouldn't have to use the mouse at all (e.g., for selecting ...
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How can I type “\” (backslash) via remote desktop with a Norwegian, Danish or Swedish keyboard?

I am running Remote Desktop to connect from my MacBook Air with Yosemite to a Windows computer running Windows 8.1. Both my Mac and the Windows computer is configured with Norwegian keyboard layout. ...
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I included emoji in my password and now I can't log in to my Account on Yosemite

I wanted to check if it's possible to use emoji in a password for my Account on OS Yosemite. It worked but I didn't realize that the login screen has only native keyboards, so I can't type emoji ...
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Alternate to GlovePie Script [on hold]

While playing GOW with keyboard i got stuck with analog joystick. I need to rotate analog joystick, which is not possible with keyboard without a script I found this script which emulate keyboard keys ...
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What is the keyboard combination for the ⌘ symbol?

There are many handy shortcuts for exotic characters in Mac such as Option + 7 for ¶ and Option + G for ©. Is there one to yield the command key ('⌘') sign?
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What's are the keys behind the shortcut?

I'm trying to figure out how to use my apple keyboard sometimes. What's does the following shortcut need to be pressed?
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Command + Click not opening links in new tabs

Strangely, Command + Click has stopped opening links in new tabs on my computer. It opens them in the same tab, as if I hadn't pressed Command. This problem occurs with Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. My ...
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Wireless keyboard/mouse problem with iMac during start-up

I have an iMac 21.5" (late November 2010, OS X 10.6.8 with latest updates). I bought a wireless keyboard and mouse at same time. When I started up with ⇧ shift or ⌥ alt/option key down, the computer ...
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Apple external Keyboard A1243 does not work properly

My Apple external German wired keyboard A1243 does not work properly. When I press the space or m, it becomes m (space + m). When I press u it becomes u and sometimes ü. Does anyone know how to ...
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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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Change shortcut key for “Highlight URL” function in Chrome

I recently got a Mac in addition to my Linux laptop. I've tried to change around settings so that I don't have to use new shortcuts. The issue I am facing is that I use Control+L to highlight the URL ...
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Mac modifier keys are automatically getting restored to default bindings the next day

So everyday, I change the preferences of modifier keys and set my caps lock to be the control key. The very next day, it comes back to being caps lock again. This was a brand new 15 inch Macbook pro ...
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How can I switch option (alt) and command (windows) keys for Windows 7 in Boot Camp?

Installed Windows 7 via Bootcamp for some work-related projects. I've also installed the Apple Bootcamp drivers from the OS X install disk and updated to the latest version. It mapped all my keys just ...
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CMStorm Devastator 2 doesnt light up to the max [on hold]

Okay, so I found a thread that helped me get my keyboard to light up,as on mac it isnt compatible, but, it doesn't light up all the way, as I know it does, and the light difference is huge, and while ...
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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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Connecting a PC PS/2 keyboard to Mac

I've just bought a PS/2 to USB cable to use PS/2 PC keyboard (Compaq SK-2860 and Packard Bell 6301N) in my Mac (OS X 10.8.4) because my Mac's wireless keyboard doesn't work: …but my Mac does not ...
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Can I change the behavior of the Home and End keys on an Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad?

I just bought an "Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad", then I connected it to my Macbook Pro running Lion. But the home and end key under the F14 key doesn't work as I expected. Say in "Pages", the ...
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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 change key bindings on MBP

By default I have to hit fn+up arrow and fn+down arrow for page up and page down actions, but those buttons are on opposite sides of the keyboard. I want to be able to do rshift+up and rshift+down. I ...
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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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Why is are the keys on my MacBook Air so stiff?

I've bought an 11" MacBook Air a month ago. The 9 came out from the keyboard after few hours and I couldn't believe it. They gave me a new MacBook Air. One month later I'm using it and today the T is ...
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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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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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Is there a synonym suggestion keyboard out there for iPhone

I just want to know if there is a more comprehensive dictionary and ideally synonym suggesting keyboard for an iPhone.
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How can I find the serial number of my Apple Keyboard USB on a mac programmatically from the terminal?

I would like to retrieve the Apple USB Keyboard's serial number from a command to use in a script. What command can I use ?
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How to type blank character with Mac keyboard?

One can type blank character (no visible output but not Space) with Alt+255 on the numpad. I want to know how to type blank text in Mac.
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How to quit 'screen' if you don't have \ on the keyboard

To quit screen you need to hit ctrl+a, ctrl+\. How do you do that if you don't have \ on the keyboard? On my keyboard I need to hit shift+alt+7 to get a backslash - if I'm in an editor. Won't work ...
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Remappings for Ctrl vs. Command for easier alternating between Mac and PC [closed]

I use both a PC and a Mac about equally often. This was hard at first but after a while I got comfortable context-switching between the two. One thing that's been very helpful is using the same USB ...
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Removing “shift” from a letter on iPad Pro with Apple smart keyboard

This is an odd one. I was typing on an apple "smart keyboard" connected to an iPad Pro. "Notes" REALLY wants to capitalize the first letter of each line, and "Mail" REALLY wants to capitalize any ...
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Firefox - Shortcut for activating bookmarks in Bookmarks Toolbar?

Are there any keyboard shortcuts for activating bookmarks in the Bookmarks Toolbar for Firefox? (Similar to the +1, +2, ..., keyboard shortcuts for Safari.)
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Shift+C no longer working

I am not sure why and quite saddened by this but I can no longer type a capital 'C' on my keyboard for my Mac Mini running OS X Yosemite. I have run through all of the shortcuts in System ...
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How to increase keyboard key repeat rate on OS X?

I know how to set the key repeat rate using System Preferences > Keyboard but it looks that the fastest settings is not enough. Is there any way to speed up even more? I do not know if others ...
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Multiple Text Cursor

I recieved new mbp with el capitan when i type on my macbooks retina display i see multiple phantom cursors when I type in any application, mostly those with a white background the cursor persists. ...
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How does OS X Dictation input keystrokes?

I am using this keylogger for my own statistics, it simply listens on KeyDown. But when I use the built in dictation, kCGEventKeyDown is not triggered. https://github.com/caseyscarborough/keylogger/ ...
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Command+Z stopped working in all applications

My Command + Z stopped working. In any app. Including keyboard viewer. Neither Left nor Right Command. It's not hardware – Command + Option + Z (or Command + any other modifier) works on both sides. ...
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Some keyboard keys are not working on login to Yosemite

The problem is that every time I start my MacBook Pro 15" Early 2011, some of the (native) keyboard keys stop working. However, if I click a restart button - it is all fine. It is definitely not a ...
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What is the keyboard shortcut for editing a cell in Excel?

I can't find the keyboard shortcut for this on the mac. It's F2 on a windows machine.
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Make Cmd+C do both Copy and Stop in the terminal

Left control Key located in a very unpleasant place on my Mac keyboard. It's hard to reach in the terminal. Luckily, I don't need it very often: I have Cmd for most of the things. There are few cases, ...
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How to type fraction symbols on iPad?

Many character sets provide single special characters for fractions like 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, etc. Can these be typed on an iPad? I have found GlyphBoard that lets you paste them in but it dates back to ...
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El Capitan media keys not responding

My media keys are not working on my Mac. Pressing play doesn't open iTunes automatically. This issue occurs across all users, even newly created users, and all applications. Here's what I've done so ...
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How can I input ctrl+` (grave accent)?

Normally when typing `, I have to hold shift down and press ´, and a "dead" version of the grave accent appears. I then have to press space to get the "living" version of the grave accent. You can ...
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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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Password fields on Mac won't allow more than 3 characters

When Skype asked to enter my password it would not allow me to enter the full password. Skype simply stopped registering the keystrokes after 3 characters. I restarted the Mac but now the same ...