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Unicode escape is ctrl+[ , why does this work in terminal or vim, but not safari or other parts of OS?

When i'm working in VIM i'll often times use ctrl+[ to exit insert mode. But if i need to press escape in other parts of the OS ctrl+[ does not act the same way as escape. For example if search a ...
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Changing Keyboard/Input Source order on MacOS

I'm using quite a few input languages on my Mac (10.14) and found out that whenever I open a new app, the default selected language will be Chinese (Pinyin as shown on the photo below). And I believe ...
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Why are old contacts names constantly popping up in my keyboard dictionary? [duplicate]

For example, I'll try to type "because" using Swipe and it will change to "Durant." I tried deleting the contact and also resetting the dictionary to no avail.
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Customize Lock Screen to show Sleep button or allow BTT shortcuts to work in Lock Screen

Use case: I am logged in, at one point I locked the machine, and the Lock Screen is being displayed, prompting for a password. MacOS catalina - 10.15.3 I am looking for a way to Sleep the machine ...
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Re-mapping tilde ~ to escape with hidutil, hex code is wrong on technical note?

I want to map my esc key to ~ tilde. Using this reference: How do I remap a key in macOS Sierra, e.g., Right Alt to Right Control? I found this technical note Using this code: hidutil property --...
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MacBook keyboard and speaker issues [closed]

I have heard that for the newer MacBooks there's some issue with the keyboards and speakers. By newer I mean MacBooks post 2016. Currently, I am using MacBook air in 2019 and I was wondering if, the ...
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Is there any way to define custom hotkeys for “deep” options, in system preferences > keyboard > shortcut? [duplicate]

I'm using photoshop-like program, what I want to do is binding a simple combination of keys, to the option in the app's command bar. ...but the problem is, there is another option which have ...
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Quick(er) shortcut to open link in a private window or tab in Safari

Is there a keyboard shortcut + click available in macOS Safari so that I can immediately open a link in a private window when clicking? I want to simply hold down a key (or key combination) and then ...
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Remapping Mac Keys [duplicate]

I just bought a KeyChron K4 keyboard (Gateron Blue switches -- it’s terrific) and the layout is a bit different from the standard 104 keys. I want to exchange two keys — the problem is with Karbiner ...
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How do I change the brightness button to scroll lock button?

I recently bought a PSPY keyboard and I tried to turn on the light on the keyboard. It connects to my Mac which runs 10.15 Catalina. I tried doing FN + ScrollLock, but it only brightened by laptop. ...
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How to prevent the keyboard layout from changing?

I'm using a standard USB keyboard with my MacBook, added a custom keyboard layout (in Library/Keyboard Layouts) and it works fine, but mac OS keeps switching back to the default layout after a few ...
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What's causing inadvertent “leave page” commands when typing in browser window?

An annoying thing mostly, but occasionally results in data loss. It happens when I am typing - as I am now - in a browser window in Firefox on my MacBook Pro (2016, Mojave 10.14.6). When I'm typing ...
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Where is the backtick on iPhone keyboard [duplicate]

When I type on iOS keyboard, I don't find the backtick (`) character. Where is it located? If there isn't, why?
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A single keyboard shortcut to toggle between different shortcuts

I'll start from my end goal so it will be clearer - I have a mouse with buttons that can be assigned to output keyboard shortcuts. I'm using Divvy and I want to use it so that whenever I click that ...
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Does PressAndHold automatically combine region with general language?

The .plists in PressAndHold.app for en and en_US have different sets of <key< definitions with no overlap. Some have a different naming style. Do they get combined if a US locale is selected? ...
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hardware issues / SMC reset: keyboard, trackpad, flickering screen

Macbook Pro, 13" retina Early 2015, macOS Sierra 10.12.6 I had my laptop's screen replaced a couple of months ago, and I'm wondering if the bugs I'm seeing are symptoms of a faulty repair job? An SMC ...
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Disable both animoji and memoji

I can't seem to disable both animoji and memoji in iOS 13.3.1. What I've done so far: Settings > General > Keyboard > Memoji Stickers > OFF In Messages, tap: ... > Edit; then: More Apps > Animoji > ...
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Adding “popup menu” to an input method that doesn't support it

I've recently seen several mentions of "the popup menu of accented characters produced by press/hold" that seem to say it exists in macOS. It doesn't work with some input methods, unfortunately. My ...
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Keyboard: how to enforce option-X system shortcuts when a program intercepts these shortcuts?

I’m entering some less-used characters using option-key combination, eg option-o for ø on US layout (or ó on Polish layout). Unfortunately, some programs (namely IntelliJ/Android Studio) interpret ...
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Swapping command and control keys quickly (OS Mojave)

I normally work on a keyboard with the control and command keys swapped via the "Modifier Keys" option in Settings. However, if someone else (e.g. coworker) wants to pair or show me some stuff on my ...
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Why does my MacBook not display the date and time in Welsh?

In "Languages and Region" I have set my only language to be Cymraeg (Welsh). It is the only one in the list of preferred languages. However, the date in the top bar is in english. If I change the ...
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Mac how to remove instance icon from array

When I close an app, sometimes it's icon still shows up when I press ⌘ + ⇥. On my Mac that command brings up an array of icons whose instances are still running. It's quite annoying. How do I remove ...
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What are the guidelines for assigning/mapping hotkeys in MacOS for a software engineer?

Been coding using Mac, and code on Visual Studios Code for 5+ years, I find myself conflicting myself on assigning hotkeys. Is there a guide that analyzes what are the best methodical approach to ...
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MacBook Pro Retina (2015) only stays on with power key held down

Really weird problem that started today: my MacBook Pro Retina 2015 won’t stay on unless I hold down the power key and keep it held down for the entire time I’m using it. It works perfectly as long as ...
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Do MacBooks have scissor-switch keyboards yet (Feb 2020)?

I can't get a clear answer about this topic. According to the live chat support on the Apple Store website, the mid-2019 MacBook Air models do have the scissor-switch keyboard. However, every other ...
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How to login to my Mac without a mouse?

Can't login to my Mac, I have no mouse and I don't know how to do it with the keyboard. So, how can I login with the keyboard only?
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How can I swap the Cmd + Option keys on my external keyboard when using Ulysses for iPad?

I have an external Bluetooth keyboard, the Filco Majestouch MINILA Air. I'd like to use it to write documents in Ulysses on my iPad Pro, but it's confusing because the Option and Cmd keys are in the ...
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Does the Apple Smart Keyboard work for all iPads?

I have an iPad 7th gen 10.2" and I've been looking for apple smart keyboards for a few days now. I came across one on ebay which was cheaper than usual but the thing is, it says that it's for the iPad ...
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Late 2011 15" MBP - keyboard and trackpad cease to work after 1 month following clean install

I have a MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2011) 2.4 GHz Intel Core i7 with the faulty AMD Radeon HD 6770M dedicated GPU running OS X 10.11 El Capitan. The issue is that the keyboard and trackpad cease to ...
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Keyboard shortcut to select text *in a browser (Chrome)* till the end (or beginning) of a line

Looking for a keyboard shortcut to select text in a browser (Chrome) till the end (or beginning) of a line. According to Apple Support the keyboard shortcut SHIFT-CMD-RIGHTARROW is meant to ...
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How to detect keyboard shortcuts / bindings destinations and render them to the screen?

I have some key bindings / chords that seem to do things that are unexpected sometimes and they're not being mapped within the System Preferences nor in other apps that I would normally use to control ...
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How to add keyboard shortcut for “Move to Predicted Mailbox” in Apple Mail?

In Apple Mail (under macOS Catalina, 10.15.3) there is a menu item "Move to Predicted Mailbox" . It already has a keyboard shortcut ^ CMD M. I would like to change that to something else. Now, the ...
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Media Keys Not Working for a Specific User Account

I have macOS setup with several user accounts for different purposes, and in all but one of them the media keys (play/pause, previous, next, and volume up and down) are all working correctly. However,...
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3rd Party Bluetooth Keyboard Won't Connect on Sleep Login

I've been using my MacBook Pro with 2x cinema displays and like to keep the MBP closed while doing so. I recently got a bluetooth keyboard but when the OS sleeps and requires a password to log back ...
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How would I use Karabiner elements: to remap the brace key on macOS?

I'm used to program in linux whereas left ALT+8 and ALT+9 show { and } (it layout). Now I need to press "shift" + "option" + "è" and "shift" + "option" + "+" to have it done. How can I remap the ...
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Moving Windows with Keyboard

I often work with fullscreen apps and I'm moving between apps with three-finger right/left on touchpad or mostly doing that with the keyboard (⌃ + →/ ⌃ + ←). And sometimes using ⌃ + ↑ to see which ...
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How to set up App Shortcuts for Music.app in Catalina?

I'd like to set up System Preferences Keyboard Shortcuts to activate Music's View as Songs via a ⌃ + ⌥ + ⇧ + ⌘ + L shortcut, but it's not activating after setting it up. To clarify, my goal is to ...
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Logitech G613 Bluetooth keyboard stops working after first connection on 2019 Macbook Pro

My G613 Logitech Keyboard connects to my MBP correctly at first. The MacBook ask for a pin code, the keyboard is working and it works without any problems. As soon as I power off the keyboard just ...
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My Macbook Pro is acting as if the SHIFT key were pressed when it absolutely isn't

This started happening suddenly yesterday, and it's annoying/making my life impossible, to say the least. I've tried searching for a solution but every solution given points toward a hardware issue. ...
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Chinese and Japanese characters are not shown properly on iOS

I use Chinese, Korean and Japanese keyboards on my iPhone, but I found out that some of Chinese and Japanese characters are not shown properly. For example, when I tried to type in (せいしん or jingshen), ...
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USB-C keyboard problem

I have a Delux T9X keyboard which has a USB-C port. I tried to connect it to my Macbook Pro with a type-c/type-c cable, but it doesn't works. Then I tried to connect it with a type-c/type-a cable ...
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How to make the “Make New Sticky Note” shortcut work?

In 10.15 System Preferences>Keyboard>Shortcuts>Services there is a shortcut for "Make New Sticky Note" that can be enabled. However, enabling it and trying the shortcut results in no action. I hoped/...
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Wrong keys on internal Swedish keyboard

A few weeks ago I had a problem with the § and < keys being "mixed up in software" on my external Windows keyboard, (the keys are in the right locations physically). I thought the 10.15.2 update ...
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Brightness up/F2 button stopped working on my 2014 rMBP [duplicate]

Sometime in the last week or two, the F2 button stopped working.. F1 (decrease screen brightness) still works, but not F2. Is there any kind of fix for this, or is the button broken for good?
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How do I stop my Mac from trying to open new tabs when I make normal clicks?

Yesterday I was using musescore and was playing around with keyboard shortcuts and eventually my mac is now acting weird. Every time I click on something it opens a new tab (on all my browsers) and ...
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Creating REAL typewriting effect on mac (similar to Type.js but with actual keyboard input)

When recording a programming demonstration video, I want to automate the typing according to a manuscript. Basically w looking for a tool/technique that will enable me to script lines/files/strings ...
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Wiped my keyboard with a damp cloth and now my macbook pro 2017 keyboard cannot type on the login screen

My macbook pro 2017 was working fine and I decided to wipe it with a damp cloth and now it wont work on the login screen. But I went to recovery mode terminal and all the keys work fine there. I must ...
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Is “keyboard paint wear on screen” a real thing?

I'm in the process of trying to sell my Macbook Pro (15-inch w/ touch bar, 2018). I found a buyer who gave me a decent offer. I sent the computer to them and upon inspection, said that, and I quote: ...
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Wireless Magic Keyboard with windows PC not connected after restarting Windows

After restring windows the connected keyboard does not work on my PC (Dell Laptop). I have installed the bootcamp driver. What could be the cause of this? On my Mac with bootcamp I do not have the ...
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Can't type backslash with external windows european keyboard

I have a Macboock Pro with Spanish keyboard. I am using an external windows (typical Logitech's black one) keyboard and everything works fine except the backslash. In this layout (in both keyboards) ...

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