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You were looking in the right direction… though you cannot actually do this easily for a right click item - so long as there is a menu item in the same app, it's simple. I've only quickly tested this on Safari & TextEdit - whichever app you use must already have those 2 command options somewhere in their menu structure. System Prefs > Keyboard > ...


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The shortcuts are different for the OSs. You'll have to learn them, individually. Only third-party apps, and basic shortcuts like cut, copy, paste are similar. If you have a Win keyboard then the Win key is equal to Cmd (⌘) key, and rest are the same. Generally Win key is replaced with Cmd key in shortcuts. The task manager is called Activity Monitor in ...


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On a Mac, the equivalent to Task Manager is the Activity Monitor. From the Dock, click the Launchpad icon, then search for and click Activity Monitor. Alternatively, assuming that the Windows key behaves like the [Cmd] key, you can use [Cmd+Space], then type Activity Monitor. However, for applications that need to be force closed, right-click that ...


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I've bought a Macbook Pro with german keyboard a couple of weeks ago. It came with Yosemite installed, I was looking for the same shortcut, I found that Cmd + < does the trick.


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Answer from Maciej fixed it for me (can't comment or vote because I'm too new). 'Show Desktop' in Mission Control was set to F11, but left command still showed desktop. Set show desktop to left command, tested, then back to F11, and tested again. All fixed, left command is back to normal.


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I had a shortcut in Mavericks (option+T) to bring up the Tags box in Finder. Yosemite killed it, whether All Applications or Finder. Apple Support could not solve it, however I discovered that it will work if set to control+T instead.


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Karabiner. https://pqrs.org/osx/karabiner/ Then you can edit private.xml to create a custom entry. https://pqrs.org/osx/karabiner/xml.html.en


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Identical problem. Chrome Version 42.0.2311.135 (64-bit) Also a MacPro. Could it be happening only in MacPro? Have to switch to Safari for now. I have no problem with Chrome (identical settings) on MacBook.


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I'm having this same issue. I use Command+Tab very frequently, and I would say about 50% of the time lately, when I switch applications, the selector doesn't stop. It just flows all the way to the right. I am running the 10.10.4 beta preview which might have something to do with it. To the original poster, are you running a beta or a normal public release?


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For Mac Excell 2008: Go to Toolbox -> Object Pallete -> Symbols (scroll down to Greek letters)


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Have you thought for a keyboard combination like cmd+w? In Google Chrome you can close all tabs with cmd+shift+w, in Safari the same way. Alternatively you can write an AppleScript like tell application "Terminal" to close front window or as terminal command: osascript -e 'tell app "Terminal" to close front window'.


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Try System Prefs > Mission Control > Displays have separate spaces.


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I've created an AppleScript very similar to the @YoshiBotX's one, but with some improvements. The idea is to create an Automator workflow and assigning a shortcut to it using the following steps: Open Automator and create a Service; Set the input to no input, and the application to Finder.app; Drag and Drop the Run AppleScript workflow element onto the ...


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As for me, I, too, faced the same problem with my MacBookPro after upgrading to Yosemite: the keyboard and trackpad would freeze, especially after waking up from sleep. At first, I'd restart the device. A few days ago, out of sheer frustration, as I clicked on random keys and rubbed the trackpad, the keyboard and simultaneously, the trackpad, became ...


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After a test install of Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS in VMware 7.1.1/Mac OS X 10.9.5, then using the following (shortened) guide to download the latest VMware Tools and applying the patches, copy & paste with keyboard shortcuts from the Linux guest (ctrl+c/v) to the Mac host (cmd+c/v) and the opposite direction just works. 1. Checkout the repository: $ git ...


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Look under the settings for that particular VM, not the "App Preferences." Each specific VM has it's own settings, and there are granular controls for Host <--> Guest sharing. I only have Parallels, or I would post screenshots, but it is quite similar, from what I remember of previous VMWare Fusion versions that I used at my old job. In the "Launch" ...


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If you have a finite number of such characters you want to make, you can set up keyboard shortcuts for them in system prefs/keyboard/text in the substitutions table. To use the keyboard directly with their code numbers, you would have to switch to the Unicode Hex layout (this can be done via a keyboard shortcut) and then type option/alt plus the utf-16 hex ...


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To expand on @Robert's solution (which in turn expands on @houbysoft's solution), to get F11 and F12 to execute application-specific functions (such as using F12 to open the developer tools in Chrome), you'll need to: Execute @houbysoft's solution Open System Preferences Go to Keyboard Go to Shortcuts Click on Mission Control Uncheck "Show Desktop" and ...


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App Shortcuts defined in System Preferences → Keyboard → Shortcuts → App Shortcuts override the default shortcuts. Therefore, you can set up the shortcuts so that Paste is ⌥⇧⌘V and Paste and Match Style is ⌘V, as this will override the standard shortcuts.                           


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In Microsoft Excel for Mac (Preview) ctrl ^ + U or fn + F2


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This is not a OS X problem. It's a Chrome problem. When a browser receives a keystroke, it needs to decide whether to apply it to the webpage first or its UI/chrome(lower-case). Google Chrome chose the latter as a design decision. Firefox made the opposite choice. As a consequence, when a Firefox user tries to COMMAND+ARROW to go back/forward, he might end ...


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I'm not sure how OS X decides which app to send the command. It might have to do with launch order, or last visited order. What I know is that it's decided by rcd: Remote Control Daemon. When a media key is pressed, Launch Daemon matches the LaunchEvents to com.apple.rcdevent.matching and calls up rcd. Then it just sort of hangs out in the background. You ...


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All was wrong. Fn + Shift + Enter is the right combination .


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I've used https://pqrs.org/osx/karabiner/ before, but I'm not sure if it will allow you to use it the way you've described. Perhaps reading their docs for re-mapping keys.


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This appears to be the enter key symbol: ⌤ is enter Source


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By default, the shortcut is Control+Down.


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The title should only appear when you hover your mouse over a minimized window. There is no setting to change this. Try running these two commands in Terminal: killall -KILL Finder killall -KILL Dock This will cause the Finder and Dock to relaunch, which often fixes graphical anomalies. (Also suggest updating to 10.10.3 to ensure you are benefitting ...


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I have experienced this myself since OS X 10.10.1 and since iOS 8.1.x. I think it is an iCloud syncing bug. Old deleted entries return. Duplicates get created. I haven't attempted to, but I believe the only solution is to contact Apple support. Or wait for it to hopefully resolve itself.


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I had mixed results with the above method. It would work once, and then just scroll to the last email received in my list after that. However, I launched Automator (in Applications folder) and created a service (looks like a gear) from the new workflow menu. From there it only took 2 actions from the several Outlook choices included in Automator: • Get ...


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Reducing the Delay Until Repeat to short will also reduce the wait before the cursor starts moving. Alternative Method: Holding down the option key while hitting delete enables you to delete a word at each press (except for punctuation).


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The key [pardon the pun] is Key Repeat Rate System Prefs > Keyboard > Keyboard Switch repeat off to prevent it running away, or slow it down, or increase the delay…


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I have created a fork of the apple LED test script specifically to turn on and off the LED Backlight on cmstorm keyboards. This should also work for anyone who needs to turn on scroll lock on their external keyboards (which is the backlight key for most keyboards). To use it: Download the binary and install it in your Applications folder Then you can ...


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I just had this on a box-fresh macbook pro. Sigh. This was the only thing that worked for me: To reset the SMC: Shut down the computer. Plug in the MagSafe or USB-C power adapter to a power source and to your computer. On the built-in keyboard, press the (left side) Shift-Control-Option keys and the power button at the same time. Release all the keys and ...


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Well now I know an app called HyperSwitch which can achieve this. It is produced by the vendor of HyperSock.


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If you go to System Preferences, Mission Control and then untick the second box ("When switching to an application, switch to a Space with open windows for that application") that should fix it I think.


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You may create an AppleScript that insert your character. Then, it is possible to have this script in the Scripts menu at the right. Then I think that, in the menu, the script can have a keyboard command. Then you are done!


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Apple has changed the keyboard mechanism, that is why it feels different when pressed. Butterfly Mechanism Apple introduced the new MacBook keyboard butterfly mechanism this way: Traditional keyboards use a scissor mechanism, which tends to wobble around the edges. This creates a lack of precision when you strike anywhere except the ...


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It seems to be the problem of keycap. The plastic part was broken.


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Install KeyRemap4MacBook (for Mac OS X 10.4-10.8) or Karabiner (for Mac OS X 10.9-10.10). After the install is completed open KeyRemap4MacBook/Karabiner -> Preferences and the tab Change Key. Scroll to "Change F1...F19 Key & Functional Key..." and enable the settings you want. The modified settings might conflict with keyboard shortcuts activated in ...


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It's no problem to add custom key-bindings to the predefined key-bindings in Karabiner/KeyRemap2MacBook. The default method is to create a private.xml in ~/Application Support/KeyRemap4MacBook or ~/Application Support/Karabiner (depending which OS X is installed: KeyRemap4MacBook works in 10.4-10.8 and Karabiner works in 10.9-10.10). The xml code you have ...


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I have the wired keyboard for my iMac. All I have to do is hit the down arrow and it takes me to the end of the line I that my cursor is on. It works exactly like the "end" key on my old windows computers.


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Option + Command + Space Bar works, and you don't even need to be "in" the Finder app. Works from anywhere - it's the best way. Technically, it brings up a Finder search window, but it is a Finder window.


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The program Ukelele can be used to create custom keyboard layouts, including remapping control keys. It's not he simplest program to use, but it does give you more flexibility that what you have tried.


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You can always use this trick to open Finder.. alt + command + <space> This is actually a shortcut to search for files IN FINDER MODE, In other words it opens Finder directly without needing to install any tools. You can add your favorite directory onto the sidebar (Finder > System Preferences > Sidebar) and access it easily.


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I stumbled across this yesterday while performing maintenance on my server unit. Give it a shot and let me know the outcome (AFAIK this is only viable on Yosemite). Open 'System Preferences' Select the 'App Store' pane Deselect the checkbox marked 'Install system data files and security updates' Hopefully, OS X should stop repairing your Extensions ...


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option/alt and option/alt plus shift are normally used by Apple only for creating "special characters", i.e. characters not printed on the keys. Exactly which ones can be seen by using the Keyboard Viewer. Command, Control, and fn are not used for that function.


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If you just flip the function? Enable F keys. Now use fn + Volume keys.


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Fn is simply a modifier to allow the same key to be used for two purposes. It started on laptop keyboards, where space was at a premium, and has since migrated to Apple's regular keyboards. As far as Fn-Delete: if you are referring to the Delete key in the same column as Return, Mac has used Delete as the name of that key for a while (couldn't nail down a ...


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It's not always 100% logical to me, but I'll try my best here. To learn shortcuts, the easiest way is to just look them up in the menus. When you often use a function from the menu bar often, the shortcut is usually next to it. Ok, then: fn (function) is meant ofr the function keys f1-f12 (or more on larger keyboards). It's pure meaning is to switch ...


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Well, coming from a Windows background myself, I can state the following: The Cmd key is usually like Ctrl on Windows (e.g., Ctrl+c == Cmd+c). As with Windows, the Shift key is a common modifier to the Cmd key. I believe that Macs traditionally had an Option key, which also came to be known as the Alt key (perhaps to help those accustomed to Windows). ...



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