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The OS doesn't work with the external monitor until a certain phase during the OS installation, or something like that. Is the display completely broken or just the backlight? In the latter case the workaround is that the Apple logo on the lid of the MacBook Air allows you to shine a lamp through it to light up the centre part of the internal display just ...


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Shut down the computer, plug in the external monitor and keyboard and turn on the computer holding down command+R for a while. Then, close the lid of the laptop and it should display on the external monitor.


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It makes it the main boot disk so it will continue to boot from that disk. It's equivalent to the Startup Disk preference pane in System Preferences, only done in a different place so you don't have to boot into OS X.


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You can do this without being admin on your Mac, and with a simple creation of a key binding file. Create a file (on a standard install, the directory KeyBindings doesn't exist): mkdir ~/Library/KeyBindings containing the following remapping: $ cat >~/Library/KeyBindings/DefaultKeyBinding.dict <<end_of_file /* my keybindings */ { ...


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As a long time Windows user, I find Magnet by CrowdCafe, to be a very nice window snapping tool. It includes keyboard shortcut commands for: Left Right Up (half) Down (half) 1/4 screen (left top, right top, left bottom, right bottom) Max screen Multi screen support and others Can be found in the App Store. Only thing missing is the auto adjust ...


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If you switch to the non "extended" keyboard layout (doing this does not mean that the numpad stops working) then you can use the much simpler key combination Alt+^ to make a ~ character How to do this: Open System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Input Sources -> find Norwegian Bokmål in the list -> select Norwegian When you have done this I would urge you to ...


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Try restarting in Recovery mode by holding the right command key and R during power-up. If that works (i.e. you boot into Recovery mode), then try doing the same with the left command key. If that fails, you have a defect keyboard that needs replacement.


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I had the same problem. I was installing Win 8.1 by bootcamp on a MacBook 12" early-2016. The internal keyboard and trackpad did not work. I was using the USB-C to 3 ports adater with only one standard USB. So I tried to unplug the installation flash drive and plug a usb mouse. It worked, though obviously I cannot continue to install without the flash ...


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I realize this is an old thread but I was currently struggling with the same issue, in Filemaker Pro Advanced. It turned out that if I put the shortcut in the "All Applications" section in System Preferences, instead of the Filemaker Pro Advanced section, it worked!! This only applies to nested menu items. Non-nested works as they should (ie in the FM Pro ...


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Yes, they cross-pollinate from other devices. Mine come from my phone. I'm really not certain why they don't correctly sync both ways. If I add one to the Mac it appears on the phone, but ones deleted from the Mac don't necessarily delete from the phone & may later re-appear on the Mac. I've found the best solution is to just make sure you've also ...


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I was wondering how Apple could possibly have missed such an obvious thing. All of these answers miss the mark by a bit. Turns out there's a super straightforward answer. System Preferences -> Sound -> Output tab -> Select a device for sound output -> switch it to Airport Express (presuming you're connected to your Airport Express). Now the whole system ...


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There exists software to fix keyboard input. It has an entire "Emacs" section of its config.


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Try resetting the NVRAM. After all else failed this worked for me. https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT204063


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Use Hyperswitch. I just stumbled on this posting now, and did some digging and found this nice "new" app. https://bahoom.com/hyperswitch Works well for me (basically turns your mac's application-switching into a windows-style task-switching environment <- much more intuitive especially when working w/ multiple screens/spaces).


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I used Karabiner and added a custom shortcut: <?xml version="1.0"?> <root> <item> <name>Override alt4</name> <identifier>private.always_send_four</identifier> <autogen>__KeyToKey__ KeyCode::4, ModifierFlag::OPTION_L, KeyCode::4, ModifierFlag::CONTROL_R</autogen> </item> ...


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My bluetooth speakers kept connecting and dropping every 15 - 30 seconds (Macbook Pro retina). Speakers were fine, tried them on iphone. Tried all the other suggested fixes, Reset PRAM, reset bluetooth module, run scripts but nothing worked. I found a fix though. Turn off your bluetooth device. Pair your mac with your iPhone. No connection required, it ...


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Here's a really fast way to insert a minus sign (or any other sign for that matter). Use Emoji & Symbols You can get to Emoji & Symbols by going to the Edit Menu on the Top Menu Bar on your secreen But the easier way, is to invoke the keyboard shortcut by typing ShiftCommandSpace You will then be presented with the Emoji & Symbols search ...


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I don't know shortcut for actual minus sign in macOS. However, you can insert one using- Go to System Preferences --> Keyboard and (make sure you are on tab 'keyboard') check mark option of "Show Keyboard, Emoji, and Symbol viewers in menu bar" this will put an icon on your mac menu bar right side. Click on that icon, will open a menu. Choose "Show Emoji ...


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Activate the "Text Replacement" option in the edit menu.


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You need a replacement layout to allow M- key bindings. This forum post offers a downloadable keylayout file that can be copied to /Library/Keyboard\ Layouts/. I also made a dvorak-shaped map here.


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Just select the 'US international keyboard (pc)'. You can then enter accented characters the 'windows way'. So, if you want an é, just press ' and then e an ë is doen with " and e and so on. This is by far the fastest way.


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In my opinion, you need a «your_language.bundle» in the /Library/Keyboard Layout/, which contains your "PhysicsType1 (MathPhysics)" Then Try pressing the "+" in the System Preferences> Keyboard> Input Sources, and then select the language in the list that appears, select your "PhysicsType1 (MathPhysics)"


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There is a way to access your computer, but only using another computer or device on the same network. That device has to support ssh. OSX has it preinstalled, but if you have an iPhone or iPad you will need to install an app such as Prompt. You need to allow Remote Login on your mac, from System Preferences. Click the Sharing icon, then check the tickbox ...


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You may find "Karabiner" app to fit your needs. I have used this app for similar reasons as to swap keys with modifiers. You won't find a per app setting in the preferences. You will, however, find a setting where you can switch the left 'command' key with the left 'control' key ONLY in certain apps (ie. Terminal, Chrome, Emacs, etc.) You can do a filtered ...


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Moom is pretty awesome and will allow you to do #1 and #2. https://manytricks.com/moom/


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iTerm2 will let you remap your modifier keys. This has the effect of just remapping them for terminals. Bonus: it's also a better terminal program for OS X than the built-in Terminal.app that ships with OS X. You can alter the modifier keys on a per-profile basis as well. That lets you switch profiles for terminals depending on what you're doing with the ...


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The Karabiner and Ukelele apps should be able to bind keys the way you are requesting: https://pqrs.org/osx/karabiner/ http://scripts.sil.org/ukelele


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There's a setting that might be what you're referring to: OS X Preferences > Language & Region > Region > Americas > United States (Computer)


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To address the last point in your post, "Can I toggle the option in the Keyboard preference pane with a script?", here is the AppleScript code that will toggle the state of the "Use all F1, F2, etc. keys as standard function keys" checkbox on the Keyboard tab of the Keyboard System Preferences. tell application "System Preferences" activate set the ...


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So far, I learned from experimenting and the blogs: I have to REMOVE (not just DISCONNECT) the Bluetooth mouse in Mac OS X, before I can pair it in BootCamp Windows. Since this is not comfortable enough, I'm not fully done yet. After another entire day of fumbling around in blogs, Apple sites and the machine itself, it seems to work. 1st of all, I have ...


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@user495470's answer is great for native apps, but for whatever reason, it appears to have messed up key repeat for me in XQuartz windows. To fix that, I had to set the key repeat rate manually in the terminal: xset r rate <initial wait> <number of repeated strokes per second> Leaving off the last 2 arguments will reset the system defaults. ...


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This issue is so annoying for me, and today I finally got it resolved! So, in hope to help some poor soul like myself, I want to share what I did: Go to System Preference --> Keyboard --> Shortcuts tab --> Move focus to next window Set it to ⌘ + `


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Press SHIFT and 6 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^


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In my jailbroken iPhone4 with iOS 7.1.2 I have installed Persian Keyboard iOS5+ from the BigBoss repository in Cydia. For my native language Farsi, this keyboard has non-breaking space near the Space button. In the image below I have typed the translation of the non-breaking space in Farsi نیم‌فاصله which the correct form is the last line with non-breaking ...


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There's a System preference for this, but then it makes fullscreen apps occupy only one screen at a time and the rest of the screens are black. To activate it: Preferences -> Mission Control -> uncheck Displays have separate Spaces reference: Apple site


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Alternative to a keyboard shortcut, drag the app ScreenSaverEngine.app located in /System/Library/Frameworks/ScreenSaver.framework/Versions/A/Resources/ into your dock bar, click it and it takes you into screensaver.


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Try Alt + ?. It is working for me with Swedish Keyboard.


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I would recommend karabiner to you. It's a powerful system plugin to remap keys and key combinations. You can map whatever key combos you want to whatever in your mind. Please check it out and you will fall in love with it


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Enabling the three finger "drag" for the latest magic trackpad (with forcetouch) is a bit different (at least on El-Capitan): Go to System Preferences > Accessibility Choose Mouse & Trackpad from the options on the left. Click Trackpad Options. Place a checkmark next to "Enable dragging." From the related pop-up menu, choose “three finger drag” so ...


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I've used BetterTouchTool which has now branched into BetterTouchTool and BetterSnapTool to resize windows using programmable multitouch gestures and keyboard shortcuts. Link to BetterSnapTool in the app store: https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/bettersnaptool/id417375580?mt=12


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Install Karabiner Search for "disable" as seen in this image Check the corresponding box Reddit Source


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You aren't releasing the Alt key (aka Option) quickly enough after typing the "|", so you're getting Option-Space, which is a non-breaking space. This looks like a normal space but gets treated as part of the command name rather than as a separator. See this SuperUser question for some options to disable the Option-Space key combo.


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Your option + space combination defaults to a non-breaking space and several options to remove that binding exist. http://superuser.com/questions/78245/how-to-disable-the-option-space-key-combination-for-non-breaking-spaces Whether you choose to show invisible characters in your editor to manually proof for these issues or use a lint type tool or change ...


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Find one in a web page (even a page you create yourself, inserting  ) and then copy it to the clipboard. Paste it in when needed.


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You should be able to easily change the shortcut for Dictation from the Dictation preference pane in System Preferences. Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Dictation & Speech. Turn on Dictation, then choose from these Dictation options: Choose the keyboard shortcut you will use to signal that you're ready to start dictating. ...


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I've owned the Macbook 12" for several months and I'm still not used to the keyboard. I'm a seasoned touch typist but there are keys I keep missing, and some keys that were initially not fully responding on all edges and required some continual tapping to get them fully working. the lower right corner of the spacebar has inconsistent response. The result is ...


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It turns out that my problem was rare because the circumstances of it were rare too. I solved my problem successfully by upgrading from El Capitan Beta to the Stable release 10.11.4. I did this by downloading the installer from the App Store application (can be found in the Purchases tab), and running it on my PC. After selecting the drive on which the ...


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For future reference, you can copy and paste from here: ^ <- Control ⌥ <- Option aka alt ⌘ <- Command


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Enable focusing with tab key at  → System Preferences → Keyboard → Shortcuts → Full Keyboard Access... → All Controls tab moves between buttons space presses focused button (with blue outline) return presses default button (with blue background) ⌘+first letter on button presses that button (works sometimes) ⌘+. cancels esc cancels


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Pressing esc will "undo" your previous keystroke and eventually take you back to the browsing area. You may have to press esc multiple times though.



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