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Questions tagged [keyboard]

A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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How to assign single-key system-wide shortcuts to numpad?

I have an external keyboard with a numeric keyboard which I never use. Is it possible to assign functions to those keys like: - opens Voice dictation * emulates Shift-Command-4 + emulates Tab-...
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Magic Keyboard: issues at startup [on hold]

When I get to the filevault login-screen of my Macbook Pro running 10.14.2, my Magic Keyboard (newest generation) has some terrible issues: bascially it doesn't let me enter my passphrase correctly, ...
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Using Macbook and Windows Desktop with wired mouse and keyboard

My Monitor has 1 spare HDMI port and the desktop it is connected to (through another HDMI) has wired mouse and keyboard attached to it. I am looking for a device or cable that would allow me to plug ...
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Firefox: How to disable “delete-key goes back”?

When I'm working in Firefox, I often accidentally close a tab go-back-in-history when I press the Delete key. (For example, if I'm in Google Drive, and highlight a file, and then press Delete, the ...
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Can macOS display a key shortcut when the cursor hovers over a visible control?

Is there a way to set the cursor so that when you hover over something it displays the keyboard shortcut like I can do on my pc? For example: if I hover over the Bold button in Pages it should show me ...
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Disable Bluetooth on Apple keyboards and trackpad

I have a Apple Magic Keyboard and Trackpad 2 connected to a MacBook Pro 2014 via USB. If I open up Bluetooth preferences I can still see both of these devices listed. I'd like to completely disable ...
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Trademark and other characters not working since Mojave update

Prior to the Mojave update, I could type Shift+Alt+2 to produce a trademark symbol (tm superscript). This, and others (Shift+Alt+{1-6,q,p,h,j,k,l,n,m,§}) do not work any more. Is this intentional? If ...
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How do I type the symbol for the command key? [duplicate]

How do I type the symbol for the command key. I did try opt 2318 and that did not work. What do I need to do to get it?
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How can I swap the Esc and the Caps Lock keys? [duplicate]

I managed to remap the Caps Lock key to Escape, but I can't find a way to remap the Escape key to Caps Lock. The reason why I want to do this is that I usually use X11 on Linux where this is ...
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Slow Keys mode issue with Microsoft Designer Keyboard [closed]

I have a Microsoft Designer Keyboard. When Slow keys mode is disabled, I have a problem with the capslock (very hard to press), but when the slow keys is enabled, the capslock works wonderful but the ...
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my mac pro with OS x.11.6 goes to sleep even with the energy saver set to never

my desktop mac pro with OS x.11.6 goes to sleep even with the energy saver set to computer sleep never. And keyboard is frozen when computer wakes up, I have to restart.
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Macbook's Arabic keyboard layout mistakes and missing characters!

I'm familiar enough with the Arabic language, but not sure if those points down below are considered to be mistakes from apple designers or not, also I've checked with the official layout of Apple's ...
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Is there keyboard shortcut to deselect text on a mac?

To select all text in Chrome or other apps I can use: Command+a From a web search I found this potential shortcut to deselect text: Command+Shift+a Sadly that doesn't work any apps I've tried. Is ...
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How to fix MacBook Pro (2018 13") Keyboard lag?

I noticed that there's a small lag (~1 second) when entering text after the keyboard backlight is gone off. I have set to turn off keyboard lights after 10 seconds of inactivity (attached screenshot)....
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Define keyboard shortcut [closed]

I have bought the Microsoft designer keyboard that contains some useful shortcuts, but this shortcut doesn't work on mac, so I want to configure them myself, the problem that I tried to set them in ...
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Mac Mini and MacBook Pro shared setup (USBc, Bluetooth, KVM) [duplicate]

I have the latest Mac mini and a 2016 MacBook Pro. An important part of this problem is it has a USBc connection to the Monitor and ideally its a bluetooth solution. I use the Macbook Pro for work ...
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How can I go to the previous desktop in Mission Control using a hot key?

Say, I have 10 desktops. I'm on the desktop 2. I switch to the deskotp 7 using the F3 key and touchpad. Is there a standard hot key for switching back to the deskotp 2? And then back to the deskotp 7. ...
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Can (Moving cursor using arrow keys in terminal) interfere with moving cursor using Trackpad?

MacBook Pro MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014. MacOS Mojave version 10.14.1. In terminal Preferences I looked under the tab Keyboard because I read that it's possible to use Moving cursor using ...
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Some MBP keys won't work after logging in

I have a 13 inch mid 2012 MBP, I'm having problems with some of my keys, some of my keys don't work such as u I O j k L m, but the wierd thing is that they work perfectly fine during the login screen, ...
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How to remember macOS keyboard key symbol? [closed]

A Mac user often encounters the keyboard signs for various keys: ⌘(Command) ⌥(Option/Alt ⇧(Shift) ⇪(Caps Lock) ⌃(Control) ↩(Return) ⌅(Enter) What are these symbols based on? Is there an easy way to ...
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How to switch from from the active application on monitor 1 to the active application on monitor 2 via keyboard

TL;DR: I am typing notes into a full-screen notepad on monitor 1. I want to switch to typing into the visible, full-screen application shown on monitor 2 without using the mouse. (I know I could just ...
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Xcode delete subword/word forward/backword eating empty space

This is really weird behaviour. Any editor I use treats empty space as a word and does not skip it. By empty space I mean newlines, tabs, spaces, etc. Now what was for me always just a press of one ...
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Keyboard shortcut to open folder with Sublime Text

Is there a way to define a keyboard shortcut that would open a whole folder with Sublime Text? I can (obviously) easily open a file, I managed to define such a shortcut for opening a Terminal window ...
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How to disable default Mission Control shortcuts in terminal?

I never use the keyboard shortcuts for moving spaces in mission control, and they happen to conflict with some other settings I have. I have an automated script that sets up my Mac and I'd like to ...
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Midi keyboard sustains note after key is depressed

I have been using a midi keyboard with the third party app Playground Sessions, and it worked fine. I broke the midi cable connecting my keyboard, and since I replaced it (with the same model cable) ...
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iPad Air 2 - Soft Keyboard Shows in Collapsed State

I notice on my iPad that the keyboard sometimes shows entirely but sometimes in collapsed state as in image below This is fine, I can then tap on this down-pointing arrow button to hide it or long-...
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Custom ukelele layout - cmd-w and similar shortcuts not working

I'm making a custom non-latin keyboard layout in Ukelele. When I install the layout and activate it typical OS hotkeys like Cmd-W or Cmd-Q are not working, but when I switch to say Russian layout - ...
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Caps to Shift Lock

It would be awesome if the caps key could change the numbers to symbols as well. For instance, with caps on, it would be nice if pressing "4" would produce "$". Is there an easy way to do this on ...
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Control key doesn't work and the down arrow became the control key

A strange thing happened 3 days ago, where my keyboard stopped working suddenly. I restarted the laptop and then I couldn't type anything, not even my password. After some hours I realized that the ...
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How to enable all macOS Services keyboard shortcuts in Google Chrome?

I'm using macOS 10.13.x and MacVim 8.1.280 (151). MacVim adds a handy "New MacVim Buffer With Selection" service to the macOS service menu. It has a keyboard shortcut of control-command-v. In most ...
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Disabling / Uninstalling iTunes on macOS Mojave

I'm using MacOS 10.14 Mojave on a MacBook Pro. I'm trying to disable iTunes, mostly because it annoys me several times a day when I use my keyboard play/pause media button. I have Spotify up and ...
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Xcode completion menu not completing on enter, I have to use mouse/touchpad cursor and click there…

Xcode completion menu not completing on enter, I have to use mouse/touchpad cursor and click there, so its quite annoying. How can I just autocomplete by keyboard ? Is this some miss-configuration of ...
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MacBook Pro keyboard replacement: Refurbished or new components? [duplicate]

I'm about to send my 2016 MacBook Pro for a top case replacement due to a failing keyboard. Since the battery will also be replaced as a part of the top case, I'm wondering if Apple installs a ...
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Is there a way to disable all scrolling online? (for desktop)

I am looking for a solution primarily for macbook and desktop use and in a web browser - possibly an extension or plug in. I have an inner ear condition and scrolling makes me dizzy. It is a long ...
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Trackpad issue with 2010 MacBook Pro

While I was using my MacBook Pro, I went to setting and ironically I disabled all the finger touch option from Trackpad. Now I can't click anything just the icon is moving around. I tried to plug in ...
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User-defined shortcut doesn't work properly

I want to add a shortcut to "Advanced Search" option in the Zotero reference manager but user-defined shortcut doesn't work unless I click the edit button first. Here, you can see shortcut is assigned ...
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Character viewer missing Unicode blocks

I just switched from OS 10.9 to OS 10.14, and the character viewer (aka "Show Emoji & Symbols") looks like this: Where have all the other Unicode blocks (e.g. Greek and Coptic, Cyrillic, Georgian,...
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Sublime Text 3 can't distinguish keypad with Mojave?

Since the upgrade to Mojave I'm finding my Sublime Text 3 keybindings for the numeric keypad can no longer distinguish some keys from their main keyboard counterparts. For example, the keypad minus ...
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Space switching keyboard shortcut behaviour on multiple displays

Using the Control + Left and Control + Right keyboard shortcuts only works on the monitor where the mouse pointer is located. If I Command + Tab to an app on a different monitor and try switching ...
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Keyboard preferences are lost after each restart

I had this strange behaviour on my Mac running OS X my Mac running OS X El Capitan 10.11.6. When logging in, I have the following keyboard shortcut conflict between Spotlight and keyboard layout ...
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How to map the 'Mission Control' key to F3 via Karabiner?

I am using an external mechanical keyboard. I find that whenever I hit the F3 key, it is mapped to mission_control. Is it possible to remap mission_control to something else? In the karabiner ...
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MacBook Pro's Trackpad stops working when connecting an external keyboard

I'm trying to set up a new Ergodox EZ keyboard. Whenever I plug in the keyboard's via USB port, the MacBook's built-in Trackpad ceases to function. It responds to absolutely no input at all. This ...
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how to pair microsoft surface keyboard to mac? [duplicate]

My MacBook Pro is mid-2015 version. I have turned Bluetooth, however, it cannot find the keyboard. I can use the keyboard by connecting to the USB, but I want to connect to my Mac using Bluetooth. I ...
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Renaming Files in Finder using Keyboard

When renaming files in Finder I end the renaming with "Enter" which irritatingly opens the file. Websearch tells me that the "Enter"-key should start (and end) renaming while Cmd+O opens a file. How ...
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Text replacement not working on iPhone

For the last 2 weeks, text replacement on my iPhone has not worked. I have have tried deleting the existing ones then re-creating them, but it still not working.
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Microsoft Sculpt Keyboard becomes unresponsive intermittently on mac

I have a macbook pro running OS X v10.13.6 and am using the microsoft sculpt keyboard with it. The keyboard works but would become unresponsive intermittently. This is the setting I see in System ...
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Connect Bluetooth keyboard to Mac from log in

Somehow, my wireless keyboard disconnected from my computer. Now, when I try to log in, I can’t because my keyboard isn’t connected. I replaced batteries, held down button and restarted my computer ...
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Where is the Tilde Symbol on Swiss Mac Layout (Home Folder Symbol)?

Where is the tilde symbol (~) located on a Swiss mac keyboard? Is there a shortcut to easily generate it?
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I miss my right Option key

I use a Microsoft Natural keyboard. Its special software stopped working years ago, so some of its nifty keys (like the app keys across the top) are dead, but the only thing that really irks me is ...
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Hide notifications keyboard shortcut

I can click it and drag it to the right to get rid of it. Is there already, or can I set up, a keyboard shortcut to hide banner and alert-style notifications that obscure the top-right of my screen? ...