I use a lot of keyboards and I flash their firmware often. Every time macOS recognizes a new keyboard, it'd ask me to press the keys next to the shifts to identify the layout. It can be annoying if you get asked more than a handful times a day. The thing is, I always use ANSI keyboards. Is there a way to shut it up? Thanks!

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There is no method to do this. Apparently in the eyes of Apple where nothing is configurable and everything is assumed, it's better to NOT assume that a user in Texas that has only ever used QWERTY keyboards is plugging in a QWERTY keyboard then to ask him about this..

Not just is this configurable which is shocking, but it has no default.


Install Linux.

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    Not sure this qualifies as a helpful answer, it rather seems like a rant.
    – nohillside
    Jul 28, 2023 at 17:33
  • @nohillside maybe not my best, but still well warranted. You shouldn't have to configure a "plug and play" usb keyboard. This was handled better in Windows 95. Took them 30 years of a better design to figure, "we should require configuration on this every time". Jul 29, 2023 at 19:45

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