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I found out if you plug everything in, the PS/2 keyboard won't work right away. If you then hit the Caps Lock key on your Mac for a few times until the Caps Lock light on the PS/2 keyboard turns on and off, then it will start working. Strange.


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I was able to do what I wanted by installing Karabiner and adding a file here: $ nano ~/Library/Application\ Support/Karabiner/private.xml I added the following: <?xml version="1.0"?> <root> <item> <name>Custom Shortcuts</name> <item> <name>Shift + Up = Page Up</name> ...


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You can set system-wide keybindings via the ~/Library/Keybindings/DefaultKeyBinding.dict file (more info) however it doesn't appear to be possible to distinguish between the left and right shift keys, so I think what you want to achieve is not possible.


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I found two apps that might fit this bill: The first: a keyboard with synonym suggestions. ($4), Hemingboard Rhymes, Puns, and Synonyms keyboard. The second: a word processor with advanced features including synonyms/antonyms. ($4), WriteRight.


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I don't think you can. The information that you can get is available via System Profiler: system_profiler SPUSBDataType, which on my Macbook returns: Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad: Product ID: 0x0259 Vendor ID: 0x05ac (Apple Inc.) Version: 2.24 Speed: Up to 12 Mb/sec Manufacturer: Apple Inc. Location ID: ...


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One solution I meanwhile found was to create ~/.screenrc and add bind q quit to it. This allows me to quit by typing ctrl+a, q.


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I know this is really going to just be opinion-based, but... Honestly, I'd just learn to live with the difference. Long-term I'm certain it's best. Yes, you will occasionally type a v in Windows when you meant to paste & yes you'll pop up the Start menu without meaning to... but overall life is simpler if you maintain awareness of the difference ...


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Turn off autocapitalisation in settings>general>keyboard, I don't have an iPad Pro so not entirely sure if it will work but it does with my Bluetooth keyboard.


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I had the same issue it was because i had SHIFT-C bound to toggle mute in skype


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Whew! Found it! It was an errant hotkey in Synergy. Had to go through every running app one by one and look for hot key settings.


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Excel for Mac 2016: F2 The most recent version of Office for Mac (2016) changed a number of keyboard shortcuts to create greater similarity across Windows and Mac versions of the software. Ctrl + U appears to no longer work as a shortcut key for editing cells in Excel 2016 for Mac. Instead the F2 key must be used. Depending on the keyboard settings on your ...


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The temporary workaround to this It is possible to remap keys on any program in System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts > App Shortcuts. Click the plus icon, and select terminal in the application drop down. Then type the name of the function (Copy in this case), and then highlight the shortcut box, and press a desired combination. The window should ...


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The only way I could resolve this was to do a complete reinstall. I restored all data from my Time Machine backup using Migration Assistant, so I'm assuming an archive and install would work as well.


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Here are Apple's instructions for changing shortcuts found in PH21531: Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click Keyboard, then click Shortcuts. Select the action (Input Sources in your case) in the list that you want to change. Double-click the current shortcut, then press the new key combination you want to use. You cannot use each type of key (for ...


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I have finally figured out how to do this: pmset displaysleepnow That will actually put the display to sleep without suspending the entire machine. Amazing how hard it is to figure out how to do something so basic.


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I'm not sure if that is possible without additional software, but it definitely works if you use the tool Shortcat. With Shortcat, you can do a lot of things by keyboard that usually require a mouse. I bought a license almost three years ago to support the project, but apparently you can still use it for free, because it has not officially left beta yet.


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Not a full answer, but a working method... if you use common phrases for text replacements, accept that you will get conflicts. Use something that would not naturally occur in your writing. myeml would be a fair trigger for your email address, myaddy for your snail mail, etc. I find that I remember them better if they are normally a common word; that ...


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The entire discussion is based on very confusing terminology. The term keyboard shortcut should be reserved to true shortcuts, e.g. Cmd-S for saving a document. What you discuss here, however, are not keyboard shortcuts but what Apple calls Text Replacements. The purpose is to replace some rather cryptic abbreviation to a wanted long text. This is also often ...


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I know this is a late answer, but I'm using Better Touch Tool. It provides several functions: Remapping keys: I'm using the new bluetooth keyboard and need the Home, End, and Forward Delete keys that I'm used to on the bigger USB keyboard, so I've mapped ALT-RIGHT-ARROW and ALT-LEFT-ARROW to End and Home and SHIFT-DELETE to FORWARD-DELETE. While I don't ...


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I had my keyboard set to Unicode Hex Input. Setting this to Australian or English resolved the problem.


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There is a command line program called caffeinate that will prevent the machine from sleeping, that is a free alternative to the available applications in the store. You can run it without any options and it will stay awake for as long as caffeinate is running, or you can specify a -t (timeout in seconds) that it will hold the machine awake for. There are ...


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So I think I've finally found the problem; the bottom of the case wasn't on properly. The keyboard/touchpad would sometimes work, but after putting it in my bag and taking it out again it would usually not work anymore. However, after turning it off by holding the power button and carefully squeezing the case along the edges it would work when I powered it ...


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I use a program called "NoSleep". It allows me to do exactly that - helps me download updates, for example, while I go home from work. You can get it from here: http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/37991/nosleep


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If Shift 3 doesn't produce #, then try Option/alt 3. Another less likely possibility is the \ key at the far right. It all depends on which layout (US/ABC, British, British PC) you have active in system prefs/keyboard/input sources. Change it to the one that matches the printing on your hardware.


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That's actually a feature, albeit a very poorly documented one. The Apple Wireless Keyboard refuses attempts to be overtaken by a different host without a deliberate disconnect, physical access by the user, a very long timeout or a manual reset. Your keyboard model is that of "October 2009", the manual can be found here: ...


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Option-Delete        Delete the word to the left of the insertion point. Have a look at the Document shortcuts section in: Mac keyboard shortcuts


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The "native" way in OS X would be to use the US (ABC) Extended layout provided by Apple. It lets you make the necessary characters via alt/option shortcuts. For a list see http://symbolcodes.tlt.psu.edu/accents/codemacext.html For the shortcut set you specified, Ukelele or Karabiner is what would normally be used. Some alternative Romanian layouts made ...


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I don't think is possible by regular preferences of El Capitan, what you want is a new keyboard layout. In Brazil we have two for the same keyboard: the original and the "International PC" that make the special chars as IBM-PC. However you can use the text tab of Keyboard Preferences to make replacements when you type a combination of chars as &a' = á. ...


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Microsoft doesn't officially support iOS with the Designer Keyboard. They actually list it on their website as non-functional with iOS. This strikes me as a very inconvenient step seeing as I am using it right now on the iPad Pro and it is hands down better than any other iPad keyboard I have used... other that that idiotic refusal to dismiss the virtual ...


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As of Office 2016, Microsoft has not implemented the Alt-shortcuts for the ribbon. However, there are several dozen other shortcuts that can be used on the Mac. You didn't ask for any specific shortcut so I won't list any here. Also, there are so many that it would be impracticle to list them out. I know we try to avoid 'link-only' answers but in this ...


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It seems that after upgrading my keyboard settings have been changed from US to UK. To fix the key binding issue described above I needed to go to: System preferences -> Keyboard -> Input sources and click the + button to add UK as my input source, then delete the US input source in the menu of the LHS. Thanks very much for Mark for getting me to check ...


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See Where are keyboard shortcuts stored (for backup and sync purposes)? which mentions some relevant files in ~/Library. (Also helpful: Globally edit all keyboard shortcut settings – which talks about manually adding/editing shortcuts.) Copying ~/Library/Preferences/.GlobalPreferences.plist from my old account worked, however, I had to log out and do it ...


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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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