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Why can't I see some chinese characters (eg: 𦳊) on macOS BigSur 11.2.1?

For example, when this character: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%F0%A6%B3%8A#Chinese On Chrome, I see nothing on the web site render: and on the address bar: If I copy-and-paste the "invisible&...
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iPadOS 14 external keyboard arrow keys issues

I recently purchased a Logitech K380 keyboard for my iPad, running iPadOS 14.4. It's awesome, but I have one issue. When I use the arrow keys, it doesn't let me navigate text with the arrow keys. For ...
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KEYBoard /behaving /abnormally [closed]

when /i /pRESS /Space /a /slash /appears /and /capSLOCK /IS /AUTOMATICALLY /GETTING /TURNED /ON /AND /OFF. /WHEN /I /press /delete /volume /sign /appears ? ANY /IDEA /WHAT /TO /DO ?
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Some USB Ports dont support usb hub after login

I have a problem that seems to be a combination of other problems mentioned here & on the apple support forums. I've tried al the fixes I could find but am still coming up short. I have a USB-C ...
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How do I disable all Option+Key shortcuts?

I've used Automator to write a quick action refreshing current tab in Chrome and I've added Option+Z as a global shortcut for it. It works fine, except when the cursor is in a text field, in which ...
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How I can set command-delete as a custom keyboard shortuct?

I would like to set ⌘+⌫ as the custom keyboard shortcut for an app (Anki). The problem is that I can't enter that key combination in the field next to the Keyboard Shortcut in App Shortcuts in System ...
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Switching layouts with Caps Lock doesn't work if Caps Lock was pressed right after another key

I'm on macOS Big Sur 11.2.1 and I'm experiencing a weird behavior of Caps Lock as the layout switcher. Caps Lock can be used for switching layouts by turning the Use Caps Lock key to switch layout ...
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Gesture to hide rising notification in MacBook?

Is there a keyboard shortcut or hand gesture to quickly hide notification popups from the notification center when they're arriving? (the whole notifications bar is of course closed, and only the new ...
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If I remove the volume work after start commands? [closed]

Maybe a stupid question, but wouldn't it be interesting to ask the question if you didn't have a volume with macOS installed on it, commands like CMD + OPTION + R; D; SHIFT; CMD + S; Do CMD + OPTION + ...
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Perform an action when bluetooth keyboard is connected or disconnected

I am trying to write a script that can detect when a bluetooth keyboard is connected or disconnected from my mac and perform an action. The keyboard is a Logitech MX but I don't want my script to be ...
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Applications require accessibility access when using keyboard shortcut created with automator macOS Big Sur

I made a keyboard shortcut through automator. However, using the keyboard shortcut with any other app open in the background requires that application is granted accessibility access in system ...
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Shortcut to a specific accessibility feature

Is it possible to apply a keyboard shortcut to toggle on/off a specific accessibility feature of Mac OS X, for instance the Switch Control or the Head Pointer?
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Shortcut to save screenshot both to desktop and clipboard [duplicate]

The screenshot shortcuts save either to the desktop or to the clipboard, but not to both at once. Is it possible to copy to clipboard, and to save in desktop, the same screenshot preferred in a single ...
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Prevent Capslock from turning off by itself on input source changes

I am using two input sources, U.S. and 2-Set Korean. (Capslock is not the one I use for switching) I've found that Capslock turns off by itself when the current input source is changed to the other, ...
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Big Sur CMD+Tab, CMD+Space and Backspace keys not working

I'm using Macbook Pro 16 inch 2020. Everything works correctly when I bought it. Later then I upgraded to BigSur then I started to get strange keyboard problems. All keys working but CMD+Tab, CMD+...
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Can I require modifier key to use control strip?

I just got a new MacBook Pro with a touch bar and I keep hitting esc or changing the display brightness accidentally all the time. Is it possible for me to change some setting so that the touch bar ...
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Onscreen keyboard at startup

Can’t login to iMac, because wireless keyboard not found thus I can’t enter password. Is there any way to turn on onscreen keyboard at startup...so I can at least get logged in?
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How can I make ctrl+cmd+V keyboard shortcut work again in Terminal

Before my upgrade to Big Sur, pressing ctrlcmdV pasted the current selection with special characters escaped. It's still shown in the menu with this keyboard shortcut. However, when I press this ...
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Action not re-mapping to new shortcut (Backwards Delete)

I use the option key for symbols I use a lot for work/school and I keep hitting option-delete (which deletes the word to the left of the cursor) on accident, often costing me more time to go back and ...
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Control-Command-A (archive) not working in Mail

In the past, I could archive an email by pressing control-command-A but now it doesn't work anymore. Now, with control-command-A, I go into some sort of screen selection tool that allows me to take ...
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How to make switching between windows in XQuartz work again

After an upgrade to Big Sur I am no longer able to use ⌘ Cmd + ` to switch between windows in XQuartz. Previously, like on this MacOS Mojave with the same version of XQuartz (2.8.0_beta1) installed, ...
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how to bind double tapping the shift key in tmux

i spent some time yesterday trying to figure out how i can bind a double tap -esque key binding for tmux, and made some progress, but still incomplete. i am hoping to maximize/minimize a pane within a ...
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Two keys on keyboard suddenly switched roles

I have a Microsoft sculpt keyboard connect via usb to my Catalina MBP 16,1. Suddenly, the ^ key has traded roles with the < key. The internal keyboard has the same problem. Everything else is the ...
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Alt+Enter Shortcut in MacOS

For over 10 years I have been using Linux, where I always had Alt+Enter as a shortcut to open a new terminal. Recently due to employment change I have to use MacOS. About 100 times a day I hit Alt+...
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Bring only one app to front after “show desktop” applied

Consider the situation: I have many active apps on my (main) workspace and I've taken screenshot of one of them, which was auto saved on desktop. I need to put this screenshot to another active app(e....
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Subscript, super script, and special symbols as Keyboard shortcuts

I need to write a statistical paper. So I need to use subscripts and superscripts, often with in the same alphabet. For example X^2 at time "t", time "t-1" etc. I also need to type ...
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Ipad keyboard menu bottom of screen while typing

Someone please tell me what this keyboard menu thing is that appears every time I start typing—-and how to TURN IT OFF. I’m using an IPad Air 4 with a Logitech folio touch keyboard. But it shows up ...
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Quick combination or text replacement for typing schwa

I would like to configure a simple key combination to type a schwa (ǝ). I configured text replacement for the å character, but it won't work if it's inside a word i.e. "å" gets replaced ...
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Install BootCamp drivers in Windows 10 to fix bluetooth and keyboard issues

I recently installed Windows 10 20H2 along with MacOs on my MacBook Pro, but upon booting Windows I can see the touchbar doesn't work in Windows(doesn't display anything), and Windows isn't detecting ...
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How do I change my keyboard type to JIS in terminal?

I have a JIS type keyboard but osx is recognizing it as ANSI Before you answer There is no "change keyboard type" button in keyboard settings there is no file named com.apple.keyboardtype....
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Why is my Japanese Macbook keyboard not being recognized properly?

My keyboard looks like this I have just upgraded to Mojave and now osx will not recognize the proper keyboard layout and some characters do not match like @ and others. I have gone into keyboard ...
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Temporarily show location of mouse pointer (without having to move the mouse)?

I have to work with both Windows 10 and MacOS (Big Sur) daily. I have the "Show location of pointer when I press the CTRL key" option enabled in Windows. This option is extremely helpful ...
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How to actually select the tab that you search for on safari

I love how you can search for tabs in safari by typing shift⌘\ and you get something like this However the most important part to me is actually simply selecting that tab and start using it. Right ...
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Script creation of Automator Quick Action and keyboard shortcut

I love the functionality described in How do I assign a keyboard shortcut to an AppleScript I wrote?, i.e. creating a "Quick Action" (a.k.a. "Service") using Automator and mapping ...
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Microsoft Number Pad behaves oddly in Big Sur

I bought the new bluetooth Microsoft Number Pad and it exhibits a strange behavior. Every keypress sends two codes. For example, below is a screenshot of my pressing the "1" key once: The ...
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How to remap Mac keyboard with Xmodmap

I was trying to remap my Mac's keyboard with Xmodmap, but it was only somewhat successful. The remapping works when I look for the keycodes with the event tester, but when I actually type the keyboard ...
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Dismissing Big Sur permission dialogs via keyboard

I know that since Mojave, MacOS has started presenting more dialogs when apps would like to do specific things. However, in Mojave, I was able to control the dialog that appears using the keyboard (...
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Soap damage to keys on 2012 macbook Air

I've owned a 2012 Macbook Air for >8 years and it's been the best computer I've ever owned. Throughout the years, I've sometimes washed the keys and screen with soap and water (small amounts). A ...
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Accessing fine-grained volume control using external keyboard volume wheel

In macOS, the Volume keys change the volume in full steps, but it is possible make fine-grained changes using Option-Shift-Volume{Up,Down}. I have an external keyboard connected which provides a ...
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Change default behaviour of play/pause button

On my Macbook, if I press the play/pause button (F8) with no other context, MacOS (Mojave) seems to default to opening up iTunes, and playing a particular track. (Maybe the first alphabetically in my ...
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Disable f4 key for Launchpad

I would like to reassign my F4 button on my mac magic keyboard to something else. Unfortunately, when I try to reassign it, it opens Launch Pad. Here's my keyboard Shortcuts panel... I'm able to ...
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How can I get a standard (non-phonetic) Russian keyboard to map “/” and “?” to “.” and “,” or otherwise allow their entry?

I have Russian/English stickers on top of the keyboard, which in the Russian layout works for almost every key I have tried, but not the "?" and "/" key, which in the Russian ...
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A software that is like an alarm that tells the system to press this key? [duplicate]

Its like an alarm that tells the system to press that key. Is there like a software or script for doing that specific tasks? Like I want to press a certain key (e.g. 'p') in a certain time (e.g. at 00:...
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Is it possible to connect to AirPods Pro via keyboard shortcut?

I want to connect to my AirPods Pro on mac (Big Sur 11.1) using keyboard shortcut. I find it tedious to manually choose the top-right icon on the menu bar and click 'connect', but at the same time I ...
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Alt- key for bash under xterm

Equivalent to alt-. in terminal explains how to uses the Alt key in Terminal. Is there a similar solution for bash in xterm (without having to use Esc)?
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Logitech G613 not connecting and responding to buttons

I got my G613 more than a year back. I have a Macbook pro so I cannot use lightspeed connection and use bluetooth connection. Everything was working fine but now I am seeing weird issues. When I turn ...
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Startup Sign in screen MacBook Pro - Strange option box says Home - Switch with options of Keyboard, Pointer, or Location. What is this?

When I restart my MacBook I get the sign in screen or the Startup Sign in screen and lately a small window I guess it would be Called is sitting on top with its own x to close out but it is a Strange ...
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Using CMD+Tab two switch between applications focuses the wrong window in the selected application

Say I’m in Chrome and I have three Chrome windows open. Window #2 is focused. I cmd+tab to Apple Mail (or any other open program), then cmd-tab back to Chrome and Window #1 is now focused. Happens ...
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Can I make the Keyboard Viewer more readable

I am using the Keyboard Viewer in recorded video screenshots to demonstrate the action of keystrokes on an app. The keyboard window is small, the produced video is compressed, and as a result it is ...
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How to Keep Key Repeat Off Setting

I'm using Mac Book Pro on Big Sur, and I've set System Preferences > Keyboard > Key Repeat to "Off". However, it regularly gets reset to the default. It seems that sleep, reboot, and ...

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