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The Finder does not have Force Quit. (at least not on the 10.9.5) If you are trying to Quit the Finder (it is called Relaunch) that is done by 1- Under the Apple Icon (top left) choose Force Quit and select Finder in the new window. 2- Use keyboard shortcut key combo "cmd+alt+esc" Same window will open as in point 1.


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In trying to debug this issue I assumed that some other program had taken control of these keys. After force-quitting all open applications it did not help. I then went to Activity Monitor and noticed one of my task bar apps was non-responsive. The app happened to be a clipboard manager (PasteBox). After quitting this app, all lost functionality has ...


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Mac-Windows-Word/Excel version: this was my fix In Word or Excel go to File Options Customize Ribbon Keyboard Shortcuts In Categories - All Commands Then search for CopyText, PasteText etc. If no current keys then Press new shortcut key box and assign the keys wanted


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There are some errors in your private.xml like SHIFT_L/OPTION_L are no KeyCodes but ModifierFlags. The | to link the 2 modifiers was just guessing (and luck). Use this xml snippet instead: <?xml version="1.0"?> <root> <item> <name>Change Right Command Key to Shift Alt</name> ...


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fn+Enter works for me in Windows 8.1 in the BootCamp of a MacBook Pro Other interesting key combinations: fn+Delete: Delete next character (as opposed to Delete which deletes the previous character) fn+Shift+F11: Print screen to clipboard rightAlt+3: # symbol I found many of them in https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT5636


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I'm not sure if it will fit this specific use case but if you can forego the shared monitor, you can use a tool like Synergy or Share Mouse. FWIW, I've used Synergy before across 3 computers and it worked well.


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On my (german) mac keyboard I get „ when i press ALT + SHIFT + w I get ” when I press ALT + SHIFT + 2 and I get “ when I press ALT + 2 On your keyboard this can be different depending depending on the language and/or setup. Another option I recently saw here could be as follows: get „ when you press ALT + . get “ when you press ALT + [ In order ...


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There is a setting in Word (which I thought was enabled by default) which is called "Smart Quotes" in the auto-correction part. Since I am not with the Mac at the moment, I do not know the exact location or wording, however. NOTE: Smart Quotes depend on the spelling language you use at the cursor location. So, if the set language of the part of your ...


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I just installed Honer and it rocks! It draws a border around the active window, defaulting to red, which makes it very obvious which is the active window! Here's the before and after screenshots. You can choose the colour, width and transparency of the border. It's exactly what I personally have been looking for!


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You can use the Accessibility Inspector to input arbitrary numbers for the amount of rotation. See this post here for usage instructions. Remember to press Set value to change the number and input numbers with decimal point, e.g. 4.0.


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Here is a Part solution for setting the focus for ⌘⌥F Save this Applescript down as a Text file instead of a script. #!/usr/bin/osascript tell application "Xcode" to activate delay 0.5 tell application "System Events" tell process "Xcode" keystroke "z" using {command down, option down} delay 0.3 keystroke tab end tell end ...


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The problem was actually a bug in Remote Desktop for OS X, and has been fixed in 8.0.15, which was released a few days ago. Now the keyboard works completely as expected with both my Mac and the Windows computer configured with Norwegian keyboard layout.


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When you are in the Windows RDP app you should be able to type in the Alt-Code for "\" (Alt-92) no matter which input source you have set. It's not ideal, but should get the job done! Simply hold down the option/alt key and type 92. For the record the Alt-Codes don't work in Mac apps. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alt_code You can find a full list of ...


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Since February 2015, I've had this happen to me twice. Mac refusing to recognize wired keyboard (new mac keyboard received at Xmas). Holding down power button 5 sec after rebooting works for me, but this should be happening at all! Disabled Bluetooth, removed all connections as well


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I use two languages, English and Romanian, and the keyboard is Romanian. From the language menu in the menu bar, you can click on the flag (if you dont't see it, just check System Preferences, Keyboard, Input Sources > Show Input menu in menu bar) and select Show keyboard viewer. If you press CMD, Alt or fn, some keys from the keyboard viewer will change. ...


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From what I can test empirically here, the text replace function handles 'letters' differently from 'other characters'. For instance, I can replace ## with € in the middle of a word, yet I cannot make qq do the same thing, it demands either a space, or for me to click on the confirmation box that springs up. I'd perhaps suggest as a workaround, use a less ...


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The MacBook Retina models have a combined Airport/BT card. Before actually spending any money on parts I would suggest deleting the BT preference file, then perform an SMC reset. The file to delete is com.apple.bluetooth.xxxxx.plist (xxxxx = a string of charcters unique to your machine) and will be in /Library/Preferences/ByHost/ in your Home folder. If ...


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Your bluetooth controller is probably kaput. If your MBP is under AppleCare (hopefully still since it's a 2014), this should be covered under warranty. I would take to the local Apple Store for service If not, go to your local electronics retailer (Walmart will work here), get a usb bluetooth dongle, install and see if devices can connect. If they can, ...


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The desktops you want to set in the shortcuts menu should exist when you open te preferences. When you add one with the settings screen open, it doesn't refresh the list. Just open and close the preferences.


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COMMAND + SPACE + F (if you know what i mean!)


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Try this... Start your Mac from the recovery partition. Once it's booted, go to the Utilities menu item and select Terminal. Type in the following command (substituting the OS X startup disk name if different from Macintosh HD)... rm /Volumes/"Macintosh HD"/Library/Preferences/com.apple.HIToolbox.plist ...and then restart your MacBook.


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I had the same problem, but after one copy command (cmd + c) with the right command key, the left command key started working again!


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Whilst you can pair one master with many slaves, as far as I'm aware, you cannot connect one slave to many masters simultaneously. You need to un-pair & re-pair each time. There is a rather complex guide to piconet & scatternet technology at the Bluetooth Developer Portal Bluetooth v4.0 spec distinctly says it cannot be done, however v4.1 says it ...


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Go to Settings > General > Keyboards > Add New Keyboard and choose Emoji. The full range of available emoji will become available through the 'globe' icon to the right of the '123' icon.


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If you hear the click sound when taking a screen shot the the shot has been taken and it is in your Clipboard. To get it, open any application (like paint or other) and use the "Paste command" to see it/modify and save as a file in a location of your choosing.


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⇧ shift+fn+F11 is the correct keyboard shortcut to emulate a Print Screen in Windows, however this shortcut requires the Boot Camp drivers to be installed and be running in Windows. Make sure you have the drivers installed correctly and check whether the keyboard is configured to require fn in Boot Camp Control Panel.


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Use the Snipping Tool that ships with Windows, it's made for that exact purpose. The Windows help page is here, info found using this search tool ;-)


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I normally use "SHIFT + ALT + K" to generate a  Symbol. Instead of using a ⌘ Symbol whenever writing anything which requires keystrokes / shortcuts because for most of the time that I have been using apple computers it was called the "apple key" . (and the symbol physically written on the key was a  and not a ⌘ )


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This is the simple way on how to do it. Download BetterTouchTool Open the application Select 'keyboard' Click Add New Shortcut Set keyboard shortcut to 'Option+C' Set trigger predefined action to 'Paste predefined text' Copy '⌘' into the box. Click Ok Now whenever BetterTouchTool is open all you have to do is press 'Option+C' and it automatically types ...


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Highlight the digit you wish to shrink and elevate. Press cmd+- to resize. In format under the 'font' heading, click the 'settings' icon on the row with bold, italic and underline to find advanced settings. Select the baseline shift option to elevate the digit. A bit clunky, but if you don't need it often it's a simple option.


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This is the ⌤ 'Enter Key' character, which is distinct from the similar ⌅ 'Projective' character. ⌤ Unicode Character 'UP ARROWHEAD BETWEEN TWO HORIZONTAL BARS' (U+2324) Old name: 'ENTER KEY' Wikipedia says: The "Enter" key is commonly labelled with its name in plain text on generic PC keyboards, or with the symbol ⌤ (U+2324 up arrowhead between two ...


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Not sure which Emacs you are using, but if it is GNU Emacs, at least, you should be able to use library La Carte, which gives you complete access to all of the menu-bar menus using the keyboard. You can match the complete path to a menu item deep in a submenu, etc. The source code is here:lacarte.el.


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I've experienced both the -112 and less often the -128 and submitted the error logs to engineering. I was told to contact AppleCare for hardware diagnosis and support. It's estimated that the logic board would be replaced for $300 so I'm letting it ride a bit to make sure it's really not software before repairing that one machine.


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Do you mean like an item in the menu bar? For that: Open System Preferences Go to the Keyboard tab Shortcuts Tab Click App Shortcuts Click the + icon Follow the instructions Hit Add I hope that helped.


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This is a bit of a long shot, but at home go into System Preferences > Sound > Output and manually select the Default option (Usually Speakers). This means that OS X will re-prioritise so that when the Belkin F8Z492-P Bluetooth Audio Adapter becomes available, you'd rather use the default option. Then, when you want to use it, select it via the AirPlay ...


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Select Keyboard you want. Shut down your Mac. Locate the following keys on the keyboard: Command (⌘), Option, P, and R. You will need to hold these keys down simultaneously Turn on the computer. Press and hold the Command-Option-P-R keys before the gray screen appears. Hold the keys down until the computer restarts and you hear the startup sound for the ...


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The file is ~/Library/Spelling/LocalDictionary You can open it in TextEdit & add or remove words. Quick way to get there, if you're not sure… From Finder, hit Cmd ⌘ N for New Window Hit Cmd ⌘ Shift ⇧ G for Go… Paste ~/Library/Spelling/LocalDictionary [including the tilde ~] On the other hand - the fastest way to type your email address is ...


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keystroke "backspace" using command down [might be delete rather than backspace - auto-deletes are not something I want to be playing with on my first coffee of the day] ;)


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KeyCue provides visual feedback on the keyboard shortcuts. It can be downloaded as a trial version. KeyCue from Ergonis I have it configured so that a double tap and hold on the Command key displays all the currently active shortcuts.


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I found a good workaround in emacs (beta) forum: http://emacs.stackexchange.com/questions/3911/access-menu-bar-using-keyboard-on-mac-os-x (define-key global-map (kbd "C-<f2>") (lambda () (interactive) (x-popup-menu (list '(0 0) (selected-frame)) (mouse-menu-bar-map))))


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Before doing this..... WARNING: Before disabling the built-in keyboard, make darn sure you have an external keyboard connected!! WARNING: Before disabling the built-in trackpad, make sure you have an external mouse connected! sudo kextunload /System/Library/Extensions/AppleUSBTopCase.kext/Contents/PlugIns/AppleUSBTCKeyboard.kext/ To enable it use ...


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For the trackpad, there’s a setting for this on 10.7 and later. System Preferences > Accessibility > Mouse & Trackpad > “Ignore built-in trackpad when mouse or wireless trackpad is present” As for the keyboard: I haven’t tested this solution for disabling the built-in keyboard and wouldn’t recommend doing it either. Apparently you can unload a kernel ...


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Cannot find out how to do disable the keyboard but to disable the trackpad do this (for Yosemite) Go to System Preferences > Accessibility > Mouse & Trackpad and check Ignore built-in trackpad when mouse or wireless trackpad is present Got this from here. If you don't want to use the keyboard don't touch it! Will look this up if you still want ...


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Cmd ⌘ H is the system-wide shortcut for "Hide frontmost app" To try tie a new shortcut to that, you could maybe use Automator to add a Service - but I still don't know how you would persuade it to override the existing System default. This works as a Service if you use a non-system key, but not with Cmd ⌘ H on run {input, parameters} set ...


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I don't know any fast and efficient method to find the recipient of a shortcut. But here is a receipe to initiate the hunt: Close most of your running applications so as to improve the efficiency of the hunt. Open a Terminal window, and run the following command: /usr/bin/sudo opensnoop This command will track down every open system call. Switch to the ...


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"§" is the Section sign. As answered by @Lissan.


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As an Adaption from @mat-burns code in this post ( Note You'll also need xcode installed. ) #!/usr/bin/env xcrun swift import Foundation let kDelayUSec : useconds_t = 500_000 func moveMouseClick( p1: CGPoint) { let mouseMove = CGEventCreateMouseEvent(nil, CGEventType(kCGEventLeftMouseDragged), p1, ...


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I had to disable two default shortcuts in the keyboard control panel (within System Preferences), that were designated for "Mission Control" and "Application Windows". They were getting in the way of me using this shortcut on Mac Word. Once that is disabled, you can use Shift + option/alt + up or down arrow.


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Easy Move+Resize is a great little tool that does exactly what it says on the tin. Usage Easy Move+Resize is based on behavior found in many X11/Linux window managers – Cmd + Ctrl + Left Mouse anywhere inside a window, then drag to move – Cmd + Ctrl + Right Mouse anywhere inside a window, then drag to resize This thing was a breath of ...


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This isn't a clean fix, but here's a work around: Keep the Terminal as Black on White but then go to: System Preferences > Accessibility > Display > Invert Colors Doing this will change your Terminal (and everything else) to White on Black, but also change the yellow dead key to blue. You can also turn Invert Colors on and off using a ...



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