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 ⌚ is a replacement for aw on my MBP It used to be so on my iOS device too. Not anymore....and when I try to add  ⌚ to text replacement on my iOS device it says that I can't use emoji symbols.....but it works on the MBP....


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The site has a general options list as well for the window management category at: What Window Management Options exist for OS X? For your specific requirements of keyboard, HUD and non-text preferences, I would select either divvy or moom. The former is one I've selected for several clients and they have enjoyed it and adopted it easily. Moom is also ...


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Disable "Include search engine suggestions", Open New Tab (⌘T) is fast again...


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I had exactly the same issue but the Use all F1, F2, etc. keys as standard function keys checkbox did not make any difference. What worked for me was resetting the SMC.


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BetterSnapTool is quite handy!


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Open System Preference and click language and text instead of keyboard. You can find input source there.


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The FN+Option+Shift+F11 (and also FN+Shift+F11) will only work if you have the setting on Boot Camp Control Panel tuned off (unmark the checkbox): Keyboard tab > "Use all F1, F2, etc. keys as standard function keys..." Extra tip: FN+Shift+F11 = Captures the full screen FN+Option+Shift+F11 = Captures the current active window


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Best solution for extra USB ports on a mac is to purchase a usb extension lead to plug directly into your mac - this will then give you four full powered extra sockets


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Same issue here. Met a friend with MBA mid 2011, same issue. Seems to be very high level of probability, but strangely not a lot of visibility on the internet. Always the useless answers about dirt, batteries, it is not that at all. Here is a link in french with people with the same issue. http://www.macg.co/mac/2014/06/probleme-de-clavier-sur-macbook-air-...


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In most applications pressing commandP brings up the printer dialog sheet, which uses standard tab and or arrow key navigation. The printer dialog sheet has two views. Show Details view, which means the Hide Details button is visible. Hide Details view, which means the Show Details button is visible. When it opens in the Show Details view, having the ...


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Add a new shortcut to System Prefences > Keyboard > Shortcut > App Shortcuts. Choose an existing printer name (in my example Lexa - a Lexmark printer, a Kyocera is my default printer) and enter a shortcut: To print with this (obviously non-default) printer enter cmdP and altcmdP: To print with your default printer just use the common cmdP.


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Unfortunately what you are asking is not possible. Because the Sleep Mode just displays a blurred version of your desktop background, you cannot make it different than your desktop background. You might try and find a script that changes your desktop background as soon as you sleep the computer and change it back as soon as you unlock it, but that would not ...


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You machine is mistaking the Keyboard Type. See if this helps: http://m10lmac.blogspot.com/2009/12/fixing-keyboard-type-problems.html


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It's because your mouse and keyboard is captured by the VM instance. When you mouse is captured in the VM window, pressing the Left ⌘ Cmd will bring up the window you described. When it's not captured, it won't. If you want to avoid this problem, instal the Guest Additions.


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Keyboard shortcuts such as the "Print Document" shortcut are baked into the each application, so unfortunately it isn't something that is system-wide and can be disabled in one place. Here's an excerpt from Apple's Keyboard Shortcut page: To learn more shortcuts, check the menus of the app you're using. Every app can have its own shortcuts, and ...


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On my Mac, running OS X El Capitan, I can get a minus sign by invoking the special characters table: control+command+space. I use minus signs pretty often, so it's listed there as frequently used. Just click it or press enter if it's already highlighted, and in it goes. If you need to enter several minus signs in a text, you can copy it to the clipboard ...


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To capture one window ⌘ Command +⇧ Shift+4+Space and click on the window you would like to capture. The window to be captured will be highlighted. Other screenshot shortcuts ⌘ Command +⇧ Shift+3: Screenshot entire screen ⌘ Command +⇧ Shift+4: Screenshot a selected area. Click and drag to select an area to screenshot. ⌘ Command +⇧ Shift+4+Space: ...


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There are 4 basic screenshot commands: SHIFT+COMMAND+3 = SCREENSHOT FILE (jpg or tiff) of OF ENTIRE screen (or all of all displays if more than 1) SHIFT+CTRL+COMMAND+3 = Clipboard (copied)image of HIGHLIGHTED area of screen SHIFT+COMMAND+4 = SCREENSHOT FILE (jpg or tiff) of HIGHLIGHTED area of screen SHIFT+CTRL+COMMAND+4 = Clipboard (copied)image of ...


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You can use CmdAlt> and CmdAlt< to navigate between the tabs.


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Here is the answer. Press 'command + shift + ~' ,then you will have a surprise.


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Go to Settings, then general, then keyboard, then keyboards, then add keyboards, then find "Emoji" and add it. Edit: thanks Tom.


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Press on the word. You will then get a round magnifier covering the text. You can then move your finger and the cursor will move by character


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I also had this issue but for me it only started with recent Microsoft RDP for OSX updates. The switch between keyboard layouts was happening whenever I used the Left Alt + Shift key combination which was quite common (and very annoying) while using Visual Studio. On the Windows machines I was RDPing to I went to Region and Language > Keyboards and ...


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The symbol with the X is the delete key, the up arrow is the shift key, a small up arrow (about the size of ^ ) is the control key, and the command key's symbol can be found on the keyboard above the word "command" on the key. The key is the option/alt key.


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You can find the answer where this question was asked back in 2011: How to add characters to the press and hold character picker in OS X Lion? An extra step is needed for El Capitan: The keyboard's plists of PressAndHold also can no longer be modified to add the new accents in El Capitain


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In System preferences, you can change the Input Source to whatever you want. Also, change the region in the Language and Region section to a region where that accented letter is used. That should help! If it doesn't, you can create a shortcut, in the Keyboard section, to achieve typing it quickly. Have a nice day :)


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I've found a method that works. I noticed that double-clicking on a dock icon will switch to a full screen application's space, even if "When switching to an application, switch to a Space with open windows for the application" is turned off in Mission Control's system preferences. It's possible to make an AppleScript that utilizes this, even if the dock is ...


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Another answer: If you have your System Preferences set to switch to a Space with an active window when switching to an app, you can use Alfred (and probably the built-in Spotlight program). If you can push the keyboard shortcut for Spotlight and enter the first few letters of the app, you could probably get very fast at switching.


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In Terminal, go to Preferences... > Profiles. Click your 'Default' profile or the one you're currently using. Click the 'Keyboard' tab. Click 'Use Option as meta key'. Now Option-P and Option-N will do page back and page up. Control-P and Control-N are view page up/down... so it's super nice.


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The multitouch events are handled exclusively by OS X and not passed through to the guest OS. Basically, the focus that keyboard and pointer have passes faithfully to the VM. Focus for the trackpad is filtered and not passed.


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⌘+← or → jumps to the left/right end of the current line ⌘+↑ or ↓ jumps to the top/bottom of the current page ⌥+← or → jumps to the left/right adjacent word ⌥+↑ or ↓ jumps to the start/end of the paragraph (all terms are respective)


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selecting Use option as meta key allows alt/option to be used instead of esc.


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Try pressing Cmd-Ctrl-F at the same time while you're in an application


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Partial answer, as I'm on my phone this week. If you use apps maximised rather than full screen, with both the menu bar & dock set to auto-hide, then you can simply assign each app to its own Space & use Ctrl/number to switch directly. The downside is you still have the window surround, the upside is you remain in complete control.


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If you want to use iTerm (iTerm2), do the same as @tlane's answer, except use this for the AppleScript: on run {input, parameters} if application "iTerm" is running then tell application "iTerm" create window with default profile activate end tell else tell application "iTerm" activate ...


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If the goal is to switch directly to a specific full screen app quickly, and NOT specifically to do so without taking your hands off the keyboard, you could use hotcorners or the three-finger swipe (if on a laptop/Magic Trackpad). I set lower right corner of my screen to trigger Mission Control; when I need to switch, I hit that corner, then select the space ...


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The piece is the "dome" - it sits under the key cap (see here). Underside of it has a conductive surface, so pushing it down closes the contact to trigger a key press. You may be able to fix this with some very small bits of double-sided adhesive tape; not sure I'd superglue it, because failure to fix could mean you're looking at a total keyboard replacement,...


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To do this: push control and < or control and →. You can slightly change the functionality if you have "Automatically rearrange Spaces based on most recent use" checked or unchecked. (System Preferences > Mission Control) There is no other way to do this that I know of. I have used a few third party apps. I am sure there exists some third party app ...


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There are tooltips. Keep the mouse hovering over any of the abbreviated strings and a tooltip will show you the full text. This works in most of the OS.


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You have to hit the Left COMMAND key once and the mouse switches to finder and other apps. If you click inside of virtualbox it activates the virtual machine which in this case is ubuntu. (This assumes that you are running in the default mode which captures on click). It's confusing because it's displayed with a left arrow, but what they really mean is the ...


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Press alt/option+return or control+return to enter a new line instead of sending.


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In order to avoid accented characters you need to create and use a custom keylayout file. I followed the steps outlined here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/11876485/how-to-disable-typing-special-characters-when-pressing-option-key-in-mac-os-x/24100077#24100077


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Save the document as Word 98/2000 .doc format Open in Word 98 Tools/track changes/accept or reject changes Find next Either click accept or reject, which will do so and automatically find next, or "find next" which will leave the tracked change and find next


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The only way to fix this is to turn off or change the global shortcut for Ctrl-down. You will find it in System Preferences-Keyboard-Shortcuts under "Mission Control".


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Sadly I did a lot of research on the modifier keys for OS X a while ago, and you cannot differentiate left and right cmd modifiers. However the keybind normally for changing keyboard configuration is cmd-control-space for myself. Thats the normal configuration to select the next input source. This is kind of like the annoying fn modifier that has no use but ...


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Why do the same characters show up with a ‘text presentation’ in some situations and an ‘emoji presentation’ in others? There is both a ‘text style’ and ‘emoji style’ for U+25B6 BLACK RIGHT-POINTING TRIANGLE (▶). Whichever style you get depends on whatever style the font you’re currently using has. For example, the font Apple Color Emoji has an ‘emoji style’...


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Switch window by name Alfred workflow to switch to a window by the name of the window title. Uses Alfred's adaptive searching engine to make filtering really quick as it learns which windows you usually switch to. Usage: window <search window titles> You need to add Alfred to the list of apps allowed to control your computer in System Preferences → ...


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To get this working correctly (without downloading anything extra) I had to go to System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Input Sources. British was the only option I had there, but clicking the + icon brought up a list which included British - PC. Simply add that one, THEN remove the original British option using the - icon. My keyboard was correctly mapped to ...


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I was (am) looking for a simple, one-trick, open source solution. Still looking. But I did find a closed-source app that does what I need: allows me to switch between windows by typing any part(s) of app and/or window name: https://contexts.co/ Not free. Not open source, has to be allowed to "control your computer" via Accessibility features. I also ...


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The smoke coming out of your Macbook would lead anyone to conclude that the problem system had either an: Overheating battery (common on some model MBP's) Overheating CPU (not at all common unless there is a blockage or other external heat.) As others have suggested, it is definitely time for you to triage and rescue whatever remains on the HDD and take ...



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