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A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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How to adjust master volume for an output device?

I'm using a DAC (AudioQuest DragonFly) which has a very loud master volume when combined with headphones. It is not possible to adjust the volume on the device itself. Therefore I can only use the ...
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How to restore Python keyboard shortcuts with Mac OS [closed]

When you google this question, it suggests you go to preferences -> keyboard shortcut -> restore defaults. And, you are done. Well, that did not work for me. Do you know of any alternatives? ...
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Easily Type Esperanto ^ characters using x convention on iPhone

As some of you may know, Esperanto has several characters that have diacritics: ĉ, ĝ, ĥ, ĵ, ŝ, and ŭ. None of these characters are available in the standard iOS 13.6 keyboard (what I am using ...
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How can I clean my keyboard without turning my Macbook Air on?

I would like to turn off my Macbook Air in order to clean the keyboard and not repeatedly press buttons. However, when pressing any button, the Macbook immediately turns on again. Is there any way to ...
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How do I type an acute accent on the Russian PC keyboard layout?

I need to write an acute accent over over a Russian letter to indicate stress. Google tells me to switch to QWERTY, hold the letter key and select the accented one. This types a U+00E9 LATIN SMALL ...
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Why does Mac OS include both ABC and US keyboard layouts when the two perform the same functions?

The ABC and US keyboard layouts on Mac OS appear identical in layout. Is there any reason why Apple chose to include two identical keyboard layouts that perform the same functions?
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Input source changing when it shouldn't

I have three input sources in the menu, one I use 99%. The others, I switch to occasionally to type a glyph they support and then switch back. In the preferences, "automatically switch to a ...
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Most keystrokes on my Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard are ignored

I am trying to get a Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic keyboard to work with my MacBook Pro and while I found a couple of posts on similar issues, none of the suggested solutions worked for me, so I am ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut or app to *SWITCH* displays content?

Is there a free app or shortcut that I can switch my Mac's windows content from one monitor to the other monitor (assuming only two monitors) via the keyboard or app? I know there is a way to move ...
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Emoji & Symbols input method enabled as input source after Log Out or Reboot

I have some weird behavior on my MacBook Pro running Big Sur 11.2.3 (20D91). When I login to any user, after Log Out or Reboot I see "Emoji & Symbols" input method in the list of ...
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Can Apple TV be used as a thin client?

I have a MBP which half of the time is used via a (4K Dell monitor & bluetooth apple keyboard & mouse) and half of the time is used on its own. The main use case is software development. I'm ...
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How to enter @ and € on a German MacOS installation?

On a German MacOS installation, with a German QWERTZ Keyboard connected to it (third party, not an Apple keyboard), What are the key combinations to enter the symbols '@' and '€' ? If there are ...
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Is there a way to have two keyboard shortcuts for the same function?

I saw these instructions to replace a shortcut On your Mac, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click Keyboard, then click Shortcuts. Select App Shortcuts on the left, click the Add button , ...
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Use Android Phone as HID keyboard for Mac mini

I am currently not at home and brought my Mac mini with me in the belief I could enable Remote Desktop access to control it over my MacBook because I don't have a keyboard or mouse with me. I forgot ...
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How to use pinch to rotate using keyboard/mouse (without trackpad)?

I'm trying to rotate texts and images in Preview without using the multitouch 'rotate with two fingers'. It works fine with a laptop trackpad but on a desktop with only a keyboard and mouse I can't ...
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How to output tilde (~) directly

I would like to be able to type the character ~ directly, without having to follow up with a space. Currently, if I type the tilde character, at first I get a ˜, which becomes a ~ only if I follow it ...
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Left Shift key not working properly

After reinstallation, my left shift key has the same behavior as the option key. Is there any setup to disable that? I mention that right shift key is working properly. Thank you!
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F11 key no longer works (with or without fn)

The solution is probably out there but I don't know the terms to google to find it! I was using F10, F11 and F12 to turn the volume up and down on my Mac. When I press them now, either on their own, ...
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How to remap by Karabiner Enter->Shift only when Ctrl is pressed?

I am stuck with a problem with a non-trivial complex modification for Karabiner-Elements and I hope there are experts in this stuff here. :) I have posted this question as an issue on GitHub, but ...
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How does macOS detect keyboard? How to manually add a new keyboard?

I have new keyboard, Logitech MX Keys, 920-009416 = US ISO. The keyboard works well, out of box, on Windows 10 and Linux, Manjaro. On macOS there is issue with it. After plugin on macOS, app Keyboard ...
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Recycling a damaged Late 2015 into a late 2013 MBP Retina

Normally I work on pcs, not macs so I'm not real sure of my options but I'm trying to help a girl out. She has two MBP, a late model 2013 (8GB Ram) and a late model 2015 (16GB Ram). The 2013 has a bad ...
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“Enable Siri” window keeps popping up in mac OS Catalina

I've recently got a MacBook Pro 2019 running macOS Catalina. Doing some initial setup, I've disabled Siri. However, a really annoying window keeps popping up, at unpredictable time intervals (sometime ...
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macbook pro keyboard keys look polished after a few months

Is this polished look due to grease from the fingers or simply friction? By polished, I mean that the surface looks shinier on some keys. I got an UPPERCASE Ghost Cover but it isn't as nice to type on....
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How do I type the Telugu character అ?

I am trying to type the telugu character అ on mac, after switching to the Telugu - QWERTY keyboard that ships with mac. I would think this would show up as an option when holding down the 'a' key, or ...
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How to set different keyboard for login screen on iPad

This is iPad/iOS - specific. I want a login keyboard that includes the numbers row by default. I'm using Swiftkey but it only shows up inside running apps, not the login screen. Is it physically ...
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How can I restrict apps from taking action when I press media keys?

My problem is more specifically with the Play key. When I have apps like Music, Spotify, Quicktime or similar media players open, I think it's expected the app with focus will have preference taking ...
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Disable built-in shortcut on Catalina

On macOS Catalina (and probably others) pressing Option+Brightness Up or Option+Brightness Down opens the display preferences. I found this out the hard way after accidentally triggering it multiple ...
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Problems with Varmilo VA88M keyboard, seems to switch to ANSI layout

I have, since some 2 months, a VA88M Varmilo keyboard (and am very happy with it), a ISO Nordic keyboard layout. Suddenly it switched some keys around so that the >-key suddenly generated °-char ...
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Can I prevent macOS from asking for keyboard type every time?

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 ...
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Is this possible specific key to change specific language?

I am using a Japanese keyboard layout MacBook. and now I am using Right Command key as [F18] for [Select next input source in menu] and Japanese layout MacBook has keys to change language directly to ...
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pinyin input candidate window doesn't show up

I'm using MacOS Mojave's Pinyin - Simplified to type Chinese characters. It always worked well but recently it has refused to show candidate characters. A similar problem was reported on Apple's forum ...
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Typing option+s results in surprise emoji (😮) instead of eszett (ß)

Up until a few days ago typing option+s resulted in the German eszett (ß). Currently typing option+s results in the insertion of the surprise emoji (😮). If I bring up the Keyboard Viewer and press ...
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Modify keys on one keyboard (ish device) only and not on other keyboards

I got a three pedal foot switch USB thing. It works like a USB keyboard and the three pedals type out "a" "b" and "c" when I'm in a word processor. I could reprogram ...
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Boot Camp Windows 10 keeps disconnecting my USB mouse and keyboard

I recently downloaded Windows 10 on my 2016 MacBook Pro 13 inch using Boot Camp. My RK61 Bluetooth mechanical keyboard and my usb mouse works fine when I'm operating on macOS. But when I switch to ...
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Is there a way to detect when the fn lock key is depressed?

With my Logitech ERGO K860 keyboard I use both F keys and media keys. For example, when I press F1, I would like to know in advance whether it will dim the screen or open the app I have programmed for ...
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How to stop FN key changing my keyboard layout (macOS Big Sur)?

I've got my new MacBook Air m1 very recently. I changed default behaviour of F-keys to normal F1, F2, etc. So in order to activate 'media' keys like volume up/down I need to press Fn+F-key. Now, what ...
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Unicode character for Apple special keys?

Mac keyboards have some unique symbols on their modifier keys such as Cloverleaf and Option. What are the Unicode values for character representations of these symbols?
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Map left command key to left control key in terminal only?

I'm using neovim to edit code and am needing to create a mapping in which I press the left command key, and neovim (or at least my alacritty terminal) thinks that I am pressing the left control key. I ...
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Brightness at Magic Keyboard

Does Magic Keyboard have keyboard brightness feature? If so how to enable/adjust it?
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Show window preview when switching windows of the SAME app

I've recently switched to MacOS from Ubuntu, and have been trying to replicate my usual keyboard shortcuts for window management. I'm using Cmd+` to switch between windows of the same app, but when ...
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How can I disable or enable keyboard input source?

I am using macOS Catalina v10.15.7. I am using Control+Space to select text in emacs. In order to achieve I am deselecting Select the previous input source and Select the next source Input menu. => ...
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How to create a shortcut on mac - so that arrow keys can also be triggered by “fn” + “j”/“i”/“k”/“l”

As title, Is there a way to create shortcut for Mac OS X, so that: ← can also be triggered by fn H ↓ can also be triggered by fn J ↑ can also be triggered by fn K → can also be triggered by fn L
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Hotkey to switch to Google Chrome and go to the omnibox (location bar)

I would like to setup a keyboard shortcut/hotkey that would switch to Google Chrome and go to the omnibox (address bar). I intend to use it invoke various custom search engines. I found a couple of ...
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Can't use VSCode integrated terminal while on Team Viewer

My development team recently rented a Mac machine through MacInCloud. I've prepared my development environment in this machine, but it seems like Visual Studio Code does not register certain ...
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Impossible to key-press three near keys

I have never noticed this before, but it seems like MacOS prevents certain key combinations to be pressed. For instance, try pressing at the same time the keys z s and c on a standard Qwerty keyboard. ...
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How can I use the keyboard to move quickly between folders in Finder?

In terminal, I have set up bash aliases which give me quick access to all of the folders that I use most frequently. Is there anything similar which I can do in Finder? I know that I can use CMD-SHIFT-...
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Apple Keyboard A1016 loses Bluetooth after restart on Big Sur

I'm typing this on my old but great A1016 Apple Wireless Keyboard on a 16" MBP running Big Sur with all of the updates installed. No problems except that the keyboard loses bluetooth connection ...
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Stop autocorrect in Microsoft Office changing custom symbols to emoji

I have set up a number of custom shortcuts for math/logic symbols to use in Word and OneNote, including the left/right arrow ↔. This works in OneNote, but I also need it to work in Word, but it keeps ...
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Magic Keyboard 1 recognizing as Magic Trackpad 1

I purchased a Magic Keyboard 1 and Magic Trackpad 1 about 6 months ago. I have been primarily using the keyboard, but also the trackpad (sometimes use a separate USB mouse), with no issues up until ...
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Automator script to paste each word on clipboard followed by tab key

The contents of my clipboard are a series of 10 words separated by spaces. I would like to paste them into an application which requires each word to be entered individually into text boxes, where you ...

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