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Apple Remote Desktop, Screen Sharing, and VNC: shift key halts keyboard input

Pressing the shift key in the Screen Sharing app completely stops keyboard input. That is, when I tap (for e.g.) the h key repeatedly, everything is normal until I press any shift key: hhhhhh ^ ^--...
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why do I get a § instead of a `

my keyboards has a button that looks like this: when I press it instead of the depicted `, i get the sign: § any ideas?
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Next tab shortcut not working with right side keys

I often navigate my many many open Chrome tabs using shortcuts for 'goto left tab' and 'goto right tab' using cmd + alt + left/right. I'm using an apple keyboard and this works fine using the alt + ...
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What is 'word left' and 'word right' keycode in Karabiner-Elements?

On Mac OS system, I modified the config file of complex map, but can't find keycode of wordleft and wordright: { "type": "basic", "from": { ...
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Unexpected key printing MacBook pro

The problem started after I took my late 2013 MBP to an unauthorized service shop (because official services said they do not service it) where I had the battery changed. Also they said that cleaned ...
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How to use keyboard shortcut ⌘ + [ on non-English Keyboard?

A MacOS application I use (Notion) employs keyboard shortcuts ⌘ + [ and ⌘ + ] as "Back" and "Forward" between pages. However, I'm using a Swedish Keyboard, and I don't understand ...
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2020 MacBook not waking with LG Ultrawide monitor and MX keys and mouse

I have an issue which I been researching with no luck. I have an ultrawide LG monitor set up to 3 laptops with the MX keys and mouse 3. (1)2020 MacBook Pro via Apple usc-c adapter with HDMI cable to ...
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Global Shortcut To Open Safari

Is there a way to set a global shortcut Key to Open Safari in Mac OS?
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2019 MacBook Pro 16" T2 Security Chip question

Dont have much to go on here, but im curious to hear anything from those who might have some ideas. So for the past 4 days my computer has been at an apple authorized service center and authorized ...
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Karabiner not repeating shell command in “to_if_held_down” block

I want to map my mouse button 5 such that option + button 5 skips to the next track if pressed once, and if held down it continuously skips forward by 10 seconds. I've added the following rule to ...
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Switch keyboard layouts by combination with caps lock

I have two keyboard layouts. Is it possible to switch to the first layout by pressing Caps Lock and switch to the second one by pressing Shift + Caps Lock?
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How can I make sure which language the current input source is on iPad Magic Keyboard?

I use English and Korean on iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard, but it seems that there is no way to know which the current input source is. On Mac there is a language icon on the menu bar, and even without ...
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Can I pair both a logitec Crayon and a Brydge keyboard with my ipad (6th gen) at the same time?

Given my ability to lose pens, I want to use as cheap a stylus as possible with my ipad. Most of the alternatives use bluetooth, as does the Brydge keyboard. Can I use both at once, or do I have find ...
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⌘ Command+ C doesnt work and I cant do an “E” by holding ⇧ Shift

I already tried: Force quit Finder sudo launchctl start/stop com.apple.pboard System Preferences> Keyboard> Modifier Keys > Restore Defaults System Preferences> Shortcuts> App ...
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How can I copy the drivers provided by Apple when installing Bootcamp on an external drive?

I am the owner of a MacBook Pro 2018 and I want to install Bootcamp on an external drive. I've been following a guide I found on the internet here, and I managed to create a bootable drive, but couldn'...
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How can I use a non-qwerty keyboard on the login page?

I have one user on my account and the language in the language and region settings is English. I use a non-English keyboard layout, like dvorak, and I'd like for that to be default on the login page. ...
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com.automator.runner.xpc is not allowed to send keystrokes

I have two MacBooks. Both run the same MacOS version. I installed the same Automator script in both. But on the older MacBook I get: The action “Run AppleScript” encountered an error: “System Events ...
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Can't bind “Application windows” to any key combination

I recently bought a new Macbook Pro running OSX Catalina. On my last one running High Sierra I always used CMD + E for showing "application windows" but I can't for the love of god use it, ...
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Keyboard and trackpad launching too long after opening a lid

I own a MacBook Pro (late 2019, 13 inch, 10.15.5). I have an issue that when I open a lid sometimes takes too long up to 10 seconds to launch a keyboard and when the backlight turns on it is a sign ...
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Emacs-like navigation to beginning/end of sentence in text

I think it is a really big advantage of macOS over other operating systems that it supports a lot of Emacs navigating keyboard shortcuts out of the box. (^ ControlP, ^ ControlN, ^ ControlK, ^ ControlY,...
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How do I type a schwa character - ǝ (the upside-down e) on MacOS?

I have tried following instructions that say its in the emojis and symbols but the upside down e is not in there for me. Then there is a hot key about Option + Shift and then Option + A, that has not ...
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Adding modifiers to mouse clicks and other shortcuts

I have a 5 button mouse and a windows keyboard that hooks into my workstation of my macbook Pro and a monitor. I deal with a lot of annoyances as I am constantly virtual machine or remote desktoped to ...
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How safe is it to use Apple's wireless keyboard?

Apple's Magic Keyboard is a bluetooth device which means that the hacker can potentially intercept the signal and decrypt messages or say get control over the input. Question: Is Magic Keyboard ...
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Image Renaming, Mac's PREVIEW app: When typing a new name into name field at very top of Toolbar, how can I execute the rename with ENTER KEY?

I've been wanting to figure this out for years. When trying to rename an open PREVIEW image file by typing a new filename directly into the name field at the very top of the Toolbar's Name field, the ...
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No single shortcut to go to end of file

I'm new to Mac (10.15.5) and so far figuring out shortcuts has not been a smooth journey. Usually on Windows I would use these - Home - Beginning of a line End - End of line Ctrl + Home - Beginning ...
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Using keyboard & trackpad from old macbook as bluetooth peripherals for windows

I recently upgraded from my old Macbook Pro 15 inch 2011 to a windows machine, and since it's too old & damaged to be sold, my idea was to have a little science project. My idea is this: if it's ...
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How can I enter Greek numerals based on obsolete letters {Ϛ΄, Ϟ΄, Ϡ΄}?

These three letters, now otherwise obsolete in the Greek language, still have usage in the Greek numeral system: 6 = Ϛ΄ (stigma) 90 = Ϟ΄ (qoppa) 900 = Ϡ΄ (sampi) Aside from copy-pasting, how can I ...
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How to change the default macOS login window keyboard layout?

I type using a keyboard layout other than the standard QWERTY. This question will apply to those who type using Dvorak, Colemak, QWERTZ, or any other international or non-standard keyboard layout. My ...
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How to resolve freezes when pressing caps lock on external keyboard

I've been trying to diagnose a problem with my Logitech K120 keyboard paired with a Macbook Pro 15" (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013) where occasionally, pressing the caps lock would cause that keyboard to ...
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Can I disable CMD-TAB?

I'm looking for a way to disable ⌘ Command⇨Tab and set up some other key chord to accomplish the same app-switching function (but without mapping that key chord to ⌘ Command⇨Tab). I use native Screen ...
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External USB Windows keyboard Ctrl key not working with MacBook

I'm using an USB Windows keyboard with my Macbook Pro 2017. When I press the Ctrl key on it, nothing happens. I verified using https://www.keyboardtester.com/. It does not detect the key at all. I ...
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Create share files from Finder shortcut

When I want to share file with email or iMessage in Finder, I have to right click on that file, choose share option, and choose email or iMessage. I want to create keyboard shortcut for this. e.g. I ...
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Changing Finder preferences 'Copy 6 items' etc

I am trying to configure a left-handed keyboard layout on my Mac. The only real issue I'm having at the moment is changing the shortcuts for copy / paste. I easily can change this for (almost) every ...
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Changing my right option key to a backslash ( \ ) specifically using Terminal

I would like to change my right option key to a backslash ( \ ) specifically using the following remapping method: How do I remap a key in macOS Sierra, e.g., Right Alt to Right Control? However I ...
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Tab key: sometimes doesn't register, or registers twice [duplicate]

I'm having issues with the tab key in MacBook Pro (2018), Catalina (10.15.3). About 50% of the time keypresses are normal, sometimes a keypress isn't registered at all and sometimes it's registered ...
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I'm trying to make a service to archive a folder using tgz. I can't get this to work

I'm trying to learn to build services on my iMac running High Sierra. I open system preferences and then I click on Keyboard. From there I click on the Shortcuts tab. I get the window shown below. ...
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Why did the USB connector for the aluminium Apple keyboard have gaps on the plug?

I used to own an Apple USB keyboard - this was the metal version that had a USB port on each end. From memory, the USB cable that connected the keyboard to a computer had several gaps in the connector ...
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Can't boot up mac stuck in 'No Bootable Device error' Mac Book Pro Late 2011

I have a MacBook Pro 13-Inch Late 2011 (MacbookPro 8,1) with Bootcamp installed.I have been using Mac OS High Sierra and Windows 10. Once When I boot into Windows 10, an error shows up 'No Bootable ...
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Where/how are default input methods stored?

I use the Cangjie input method to type Chinese characters. The one bundled with macOS is an older "version" of the input method that I don't particularly enjoy using. So far I've been getting by with ...
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Why do keyboard functions/bluetooth not work after Win 10 only install?

Recently had Windows 10 installed on my Macbook Pro but the keyboard keys (except the power button, oddly) does not work. Neither does Bluetooth. The drivers all seemed to properly install with ...
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Applescript voice control

I'm trying to create an app to toggle voice control on and off, as for some reason Catalina removed the link between dictation and voice control thus ridding itself of the ability to use a keyboard ...
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External keyboard stops working after some time on MBP 2020 (Catalina 10.15.5)

The problem is as follows. I attach an external keyboard to my MacBook Pro 13 inch 2020 running Catalina 10.15.5 using an Apple dongle. After a while, (this could be 10 minutes or an hour or so) ...
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How do you configure the Music application to work with the F8 play/pause button?

I used to be able to toggle playback pressing F8 on my keyboard. Recently, this has stopped working and I cannot find out how to restore this functionality. I am using the latest version of ...
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How to swap numbers row with symbols on US keyboard?

As a programmer I’m typing the symbols on the number row more often on the keyboard than I type the numbers. Using the US keyboard layout, I have to press shift-7 for example to yield &. I’d like ...
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Firefox vs Chrome: how to open new tabs in foreground or background with same meta keys?

The Request How can I make the same meta keys between Firefox and Chrome do the same thing? In my macOS, currently in my environment (<click> = "mouse left click on weblink"), the following "...
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UK keyboard layout \ and ` swapped even with ISO keyboard and British PC layout

Normally to get and \ the right way round for a British keyboard you need to change the keyboard layout toBritish - PC`, and you need to convince MacOS that you have an ISO keyboard, rather than an ...
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how to get repeating letters on 2019 16" MacBook Pro keyboard

so, as part of maybe, From which year do MacBook keyboards have no issues? I have tried different settings w/ apple cs the other day to try and get the I, K and L to duplicate as happens to me ...
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Quick text string search, perhaps in Applescript, for fixed search term so can be bound to keyboard shortcut?

I spend a lot of time editing text. At work, I use the medical software Epic where the key F3 is bound to search and select the next instance of “foo bar” from the cursor. If F3 is pressed again, the ...
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Assign ß on MacBook or external Magic Keyboard to long pressing S

On Mac OS 10.15.4, when long-pressing keys such as E, O etc., we can chose from a small menu displaying several options for that letter. I am searching for a possibility to write the letter ß in the ...
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What procedure should be followed post spilling fluids onto a MacBook keyboard?

I know the first thing to do is dry with a towel the majority of the fluid. Next is to turn off the computer. Then flip over the laptop itself and whilst upside down cool dry the keyboard with a ...

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