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This is a bit opinionated and not a direct answer: you can use iTerm and set a global hotkey for it through Preferences (⌘+,) > Keys > Hotkey.


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If you check the Keyboard pane in System Preferences, you should see an option called Use all F1, F2, etc. keys as standard function keys. I think you'll find it checked. The default is to have it unchecked. Then within the Mission Control pane in System Preferences, I think you'll find that "Show Dashboard" is set to F13. The default is F12 (note that the ...


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I wanted to add here that this problem comes and goes away "by itself." I have literally seen the problem happen before my very eyes - one moment ctrl-number is working, and the next, it is not. Then a day or so later, suddenly it is working again. My instincts tell me there is some odd combination of keys and trackpad motions or clicking that I'm doing ...


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You can define your own ones for emojis that are not pre-defined. Open System Preferences > Keyboard and then navigate to the Text tab. Click on the Plus Symbol on the left bottom corner Type the text you want to replace with a emoji into the left field Double Click on the right field Go to the menu and click on Edit > Special Characters ...


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A tool that might just help you is Cliclick. With it, you can read the mouse position using the p:. command, move the mouse using the m:x,y command, and click using the c:. command. This is a bit of a hack, really, but regarding the multi-monitor support, you can use Slate, where you can programmatically call Cliclick with the coordinates of the mouse in a ...


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I have experienced the same intermittent issue with my Sony Experia SP (model C5303) and the only solution I have found apart from a hard re-boot (hold down the power key for 5 seconds or more) is to unplug and re-plug the USB connection until the keyboard and trackpad kick back in - really frustrating in a professional environment. I am running Maveric ...


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You can recreate the NVRAM reset's ⌘-⌥-P-R with a PC keyboard by pressing: Windows Key + Alt + P + R


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I am back after reinstalling my old flaky trackpad. My function keys are back to normal. This shows that the trackpad somehow interacts with the keyboard layout but I can not tell you how. Since the mid-2011 Air models seem to have numerous trackpad problems, it is possible your wife's used one had had the trackpad replaced.


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What Mac are you using (Macbook Air / Pro)? Does it have a replaceable disk? If the disk is not replaceable, I see the following options: Assuming the T key is still functional: Access your Mac in target mode and unlock the disk from the other computer. For example this article explains the procedure. Assuming the cmd and R keys are still functional: ...


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I had the same problem with the German keyboard. Press the key <>| and Alt and Strg key together. It works! You see, there is already the vertical line sign on the double arrow key if you notice clearly.


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Another option is to create ~/Library/KeyBindings/, save { "a" = { "s" = (insertText:, "λ"); }; } as ~/Library/KeyBindings/DefaultKeyBinding.dict, and quit and reopen applications to apply changes. That prevents you from inserting a, but you might replace a with another key combination like ~a (option-a) or \Uf704 (F1).


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The answers that others have given are probably the way you want to do this, but if you really wanted to intercept and inject keystrokes, check out how Karabiner (formerly KeyRemap4MacBook) does it. Here's the interesting bit: https://github.com/tekezo/Karabiner/tree/master/src/core/kext It would be pretty involved to adapt their code and do what you ...


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Most of the text macro tools available on the Mac will be able to trigger scripts (Applescript, shell scripts, etc.) as well as perform standard expansions based on the input and context. I like to start my expansions with the semi-colon since I know I will rarely accidentally trigger an expansion in my normal typing, and it's an easy key to hit. For ...


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Have you looked into Keyboard Maestro? I use it all the time, I believe you can accomplish with what you want using Keyboard Maestro. For example: You can have it check for a typed in string "good" and return morning or afternoon based on the time of day. With Keyboard Maestro you can execute AppleScript or Shell scripts. Keyboard Maestro is pretty ...


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Have you unchecked "Show suggestions when editing table cells" in the Numbers Preferences panel? ( ⌘+, )


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Just try BetterTouchTool, you can do almost everything you want! And it's free.. Better Touch Tool Just download and install it. Then run it and select "Keyboard" tab where you can configure buttons. Click on "Add new shortcut" and then just specify your shortcut - in your case "Keyboard shortcut" will be F13 and "Trigger other Keyboard shortcut" will be { ...


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There is a simple solution, which is to download Ukelele and then create a new US keyboard from your current (or whatever language you are reading this in), and then modify the dead keys to whatever you want. I made https://github.com/norcalli/undead-us-keyboard as result of this with a keyboard layout already made and installation instructions.


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My experience over many years on many Macs is that this does not generally cause problems. In the early days of PCs it could kill a machine through drive corruption but Macs have always been relatively robust. Theoretically it is not ideal but I have never had a problem. Startup can be quite slow after such a restart as I suspect there is disk checking etc. ...


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Force restart is not safe mode of operation. What happens is the power to the system is simply just cut off. There is no soft landing in here, no flush buffers, umounts filesystems ect.. just brute force pull the plug. You might want to consider following shortcuts in order before forcing it. Hold down the power button for 1.5 seconds - Show the ...


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The button in the top right of each window is not for minimizing and maximizing the window, but for putting it in and out of fullscreen mode (which is why it covers the menu bar, as you said). The keyboard shortcut to toggle fullscreen depends on the application. Most applications that I use on a daily basis (such as Google Chrome, Terminal, Mail, and ...


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I am not aware of a direct way of achieving what you are looking for. Perhaps some more details or screenshots will help understand your challenge better. In the mean time try this app called spectacleapp you should be able to download it from spectacleapp.com. I started using it about 6 months back and now I can't live without it.


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Open the "Keyboard" System Preferences ("Keyboard" from spotlight) Click on the "Shortcuts" tab. Click on "App Shortcuts" in the bottom of the list on the left. Click the "+" below the list on the right and add the following shortcuts: a. iTunes, Increase Volume, fn+command+F12 (or whatever you want) b. iTunes, Decrease Volume, fn+command+F11 (or whatever ...


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You should check out this software called No Sleep. What is does is it keeps your computer awake even if the lid is closed. This is extremely useful if this is what you're looking for.


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Daniel Lawson provides a really useful and widely applicable solution in a comment above. It deserves its own "answer". Can you three-finger-drag for drag and drop? What hardware do you have? What version of the operating system? – Daniel Lawson♦ Oct 3 '12 at 17:35 I just used three-finger drag to select that text and then used the Cmd-C and Cmd-V ...


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I'm using irssi on Mavericks. For me it was fn + shift+ Up/Down


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The keycombination fn + i is resulting in the same as insert does on Windows.


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From https://discourse.omnigroup.com/t/keyboard-shortcuts-missing/6295/2... Try using ⇧⌘< and ⇧⌘>. Some, but not all, keyboards require the use of the shift key to get the greater-than and less-than symbols.


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here's the list in printable form, as desired :) http://pastebin.com/uCqwn7qs I also fixed a "bug" in the description. This is what you could originally read in the instructions: ESC-d Kill from the cursor the start of the previous word, or if between words, to the start of the previous word. This smells badly like a cut-and-paste mistake, since both ...


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The easiest way would be to use Autocorrect shortcuts: Go to System Preferences > Keyboard > Text Replace: [[[ with: résumé (Make sure "correct spelling automatically" is checked) The character combination [[[ is just an example. Everytime I type [[[ it's automatically replaced with résumé. This applies system wide. You can use any set of not often used ...


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On the second Mac, under System Preferences > Bluetooth > "Paired Devices" > right click (or control + click) the device (keyboard) > Remove. You must be connected to bluetooth to remove the device. Under "Advanced" uncheck "Open Bluetooth Setup Assistant at Startup if No Keyboard is Connected" Subsequently, you can disable Bluetooth altogether in the ...


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use keyremap4macbook. It adds all these options and it's easy to add new mappings on your own - eg for media keys and so on. Also you can make the remaps device specific so a mac keyboard will work as usual.


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That sounds like the main difference between a US and a UK keyboard. On a UK keyboard the " is above the number 2, and on a US keyboard the @ is above the 2. Is the keyboard UK or US? And is the Mac set to have a UK or a US keyboard attached?


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As far as I can see, you have two options. Mouse Keys When using Mouse Keys, you can use the keyboard to move the cursor. If you have a numerical keypad, the numbers around 5 are used to move it and 5 is used to click. Without a keypad, it's mapped to the nine keys surrounding I (789/UIO/JKL). Just like with a mouse or trackpad, you can hold ⌃ control ...


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I have the EXACT same issue, also on a Mac Pro (6 Core). I restored all my files to this new Mac Pro via a Time Machine backup, and the source machine (a late-2013 15" Retina MacBook Pro) doesn't have this issue at all. I've done all the same things you have; resetting things, uninstalling some apps, removing Chrome and trying a fresh install, etc. On any ...


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KeyRemap4MacBook currently can't insert arbitrary text. For something like this, I'd recommend using DefaultKeyBinding.dict. Create ~/Library/KeyBindings/DefaultKeyBinding.dict and enter { "$\Uf700" = (insertText:, "↑"); "$\Uf701" = (insertText:, "↓"); } $ = shift, \Uf700 = up, \Uf701 = down, insertText: will insert a string at the current cursor ...


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It is possible to do, both natively and easily. Mac OS X hints has a hint (also check Lri’s comment) on how to set up keyboard shortcuts from the command line. We can use this to create single-key shortcuts. You’ll need to know the application’s bundle ID (unless you want to set global shortcuts, naturally). For special keys, @ is ⌘; ~ is ⌥; $ is ⇧; ^ is ...


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Go into the VM’s settings (⌘+E), and enter Keyboard & Mouse. You will see various profiles. Select one to use (or leave the one that’s already selected), press the small cog at the bottom of the window, and pick Edit Profile…. Go into the Key Mappings tab where you’ll be able to map keys into other keys. While this won’t correct the keyboard layout on ...


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This is what I do in case of long downloads. The screen will go to sleep in time set (or when asked)- (5 minutes in my case) Disable the Put disk to sleep when possible, and set the slider to the right. Type this in Terminal to keep the connection active ping -i 60 google.es This will keep the connection alive. the 60 is seconds, you do not need more ...


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Control+Shift+Power …or… Control+Shift+Eject turns off the monitor without putting the computer in sleep mode.


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I have the same problem when I plug in my Nexus 5. The only solution that I have found other than restarting my computer is to unplug and then plug back in my phone until the trackpad and keyboard start responding. This can take a few tries but it is faster then restarting your computer.


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Actually, all you need to do is go to Languages Preferenses and select Keyboard. Then select Text. You will see a column marked replace with. On my system there were some default shortcut phrases (i.e. "where are you?") and I simply deleted them. No need to uncheck the smart quotes and dashes.


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In order to reliably override other keyboard shortcuts on OSX you have to go with an automation utility like Keyboard Maestro. I've been using similar utilities since 1985. KM is currently the most actively developed. I use it for general automation and FastScripts for running most of my many AppleScripts.


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The problem in this case seems to be that Mountain.app is not a "proper" part of the menu bar, at least as far as "System Events" is concerned. You can see this also when you use (fn+) ctrl+F8; this should put keyboard focus on the status menus, so that you can navigate them with the arrow keys. Some extra menu items (e.g. iStat menus) can be selected ...


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See this: Pref panel => Keyboard => shortcuts => Input Sources then set your shortcut If you have conflict a small yellow triangle will appear guiding you to the conflict shortcut. (disable or change it) If the Spotlight appears, disable its shortcut.



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