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Finicky external monitor with hobbled 2013 MacBook Pro

Hi so I have an early 2013 retina MacBook Pro that has very much seen better days. The lcd broke long ago due to a closing-the-laptop-with-something-still-inside accident; and because this was the ...
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Line-break after opening quotation mark in iOS 14

I’ve noticed a behavior lately that I find rather strange. In the middle of a paragraph, if a word coming right after an opening quotation mark (like the word ‘this’ in “this short quote”) doesn’t fit ...
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Services Shortcut & Automator: No icon when launching app

I would like to have a shortcut to open my terminal emulator "Alacritty". It is installed as a mac app (.app directory) and a standalone executable. (Installed via brew) I made an Automator ...
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How to increase keyboard light with Touch Bar not working

My Touch Bar recently stopped working and at this point I have stopped trying to fix it.. I have tried reseting SMC/NVRAM. I just wanted to know if there is a way to turn on the keyboard lights even ...
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macOS Catalina - Keyboard and Trackpad not working

I have a Macbook Pro (early) 2015 and roughly 2 years ago, the Keyboard and the Trackpad stopped working. So I stopped using it. Two days ago, I had the idea to try it again. And it did still not work ...
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How to prevent text replacement from being triggered by alphanumeric characters?

I have some text replacement shortcuts configured in my keyboard settings, such as for example ur -> you are. They generally work fine, but in some cases they are not triggered only by spaces or ...
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How do I make the emoji keyboard pop up faster

I am typing something in a text field press ctrl+cmd+Space to show the emoji selector type an emoji name click the emoji I want 💪 But the computer delay between (2) and (3) is way too long, and the ...
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Can't move the cursor in text editor with left and right arrow

I'm having an annoying issue and need your help. While typing in a text editor or chat, I can't move my typing cursor by left and right arrows. However, if I press (command + left/right), the cursor ...
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How can I use option (⌥) + mouse wheel to zoom the content in Keynote/Pages/Preview?

So, this is my struggle - lately, I've been using Apps such as Keynote / Pages / Preview. From MS Word, other .pdf browser, I am used to the combination of ⌥ + mouse wheel (option + mouse wheel) to ...
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Backtick randomly appearing

My Macbook Air (2014 Sierra) has suddenly started entering a backtick in the middle of words today. Mostly with the word can (appears as ca`n), with have, make, changing, change all display the same ...
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Focus navigation with arrows keys

There is a handy option in System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts named "Use keyboard navigation to move mouse focus between controls". It basicly allows to change focused control ...
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New macOS install stuck on loading screen, but works in safe mode

First a bit of history: I had installed Bootcamp on my MacBook and to give it more space, I had deleted macOS recovery and system partitions from Easus Partition Manager on Windows. But because of ...
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How to swap Ctrl and Function key?

I'm trying to swap Ctrl and Fn on Catalina without downloading a new app. As suggested in multiple articles, I tried going to System Preferences > Keyboard > keyboard > Modifier Keys.. in ...
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Mini Mac 2.1 USB not working

My USB ports are not working on my Mini Mac 2.1 (2007). I can turn the computer on and it starts perfectly on the monitor. However, since the USB ports do not work I cannot use my mouse or keyboard (...
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Change Function of Command+Delete when Editing text in Catalina

In Catalina, when editing text hitting command+delete appears to delete the entire line, and option+delete will delete a single word. I would basically like to swap these, making command delete simply ...
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Underlined letters in dialog box (Krita)

In a save as file dialog box in the Application Krita, some of the buttons are underlined with a letter. In Windows, if your press alt and the underlined letter, this presses the button. Is there ...
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macOS “Mouse Keys” Change Bindings

I decided to try the "Mouse Keys" feature as documented here but I would prefer to bind the mouse controls to different keys. Here are the defaults: Evidently, there aren't any first-party ...
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After an update, OS won't let me override the default keyboard layout to my language preferences

I have an Arteck HB086 bluetooth keyboard that I bought in the UK. I generally type in American English and MacOS's regional settings are U.S. Until today, the keyboard worked with US-standard key ...
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Input devices connected by cable are randomly freezing

I got a MacBook Pro 2020 with the lates MacOS installed. I generally use it with 2 Monitors and a Mouse and Keyboard connected via USB-C Kabel, or Dongle (Happens for both options). I can use ...
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Top row on keyboard has a different behavior when pressing alt and using a non mac keyboard

I use a MacBook Pro as a Laptop and mainly Linux to work. Mostly i like to use the same Keyboard (Ducky one 2 SF) for both devices. I chose the same keyboard settings (German) in Mac OS as in all ...
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Clicking links on Safari using ctrl + F

I am looking for a convenient method to navigate safari (mainly clicking links) using keyboard only. I'm already familiar with the Tab key (or opt + Tab), but I noticed that in Chrome and Firefox you ...
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Macbook not detecting all USB keyboard keys

I have a Macbook Pro 2019. I recently purchase the Corsair K68 RGB keyboard which has a common USB Type-A connector. I used OTG for USB A to USB C. The first time mac detects the new device. Worked ...
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Quickly swap Apple Magic Keyboard between computers? [duplicate]

I have a Logitech MX 80 wireless mouse that allows me to swap between my two computers quickly by just changing the source on the bottom. I am wondering if the Apple Magic Keyboard has a similar ...
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MacBook keyboard printing unexpected keys

I am using a mid-2015 MBP which is running MacOS Mojave 10.14.6. Whenever I am typing a "." (dot) it is printing "\." (backslash + dot). Now I have to manually remove this ...
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How to switch the keyboard input language from the terminal?

I already have one way to do this: function input-switch-darwin() { cliclick kd:ctrl kp:space ku:ctrl } But this is very slow: ❯ time cliclick kd:ctrl kp:space ku:ctrl cliclick kd:ctrl kp:space ...
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Looking for software to generate keystrokes from voice commands for gaming purposes

[MacOS Catalina 10.15.6] I would like to be able to bind spoken commands to keystrokes for gaming. Fifteen years ago, on Windows, I used a small program called "Shoot", so I've been looking ...
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Option + E accent not working on Google Chrome - Macbook pro

A few days ago my Macbook stopped displaying the ´ character when I use Option + e. The same happens if I try to use the ´ in the keyboard viewer. Option u and option n work to make umlaut and tilde ...
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Reuse Cmd+Tab for hammerspoon application switcher

I set up hammerspoon and use hs.window.switcher as mentioned in the docs. I.e. switcher_space = hs.window.switcher.new(hs.window.filter.new():setCurrentSpace(true):setDefaultFilter{}) hs.hotkey.bind('...
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disable COMMAND+TAB app switcher in 10.15

The other questions asking the same thing are from many years ago and for different versions of MacOS. Is it possible to completely disable the COMMAND+TAB shortcut for the app switcher? I want to ...
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Unable to tab between the popup menu

I'm unable to 'tab' between the popup buttons by using the 'tab' key. I've had this issue for all popups of all the applications. This screenshot below is for the visual studio code where i added ...
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Thunderbolt 2 and USB C dock solution connecting MBP 2015 and Surface

I have access to the following computers: Mid-2015 MBP with Thunderbolt 2 / USB A Microsoft Surface Laptop with USB-C capability I am looking for a docking device to connect two monitors (not fussed ...
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Keyboard not working in some apps in Catailna 10.15.7 while working in others

The recent Catalina Update 10.15.7 on my Mac Mini 2018 has caused a lot of frustration. First, the now famous accountsd eating my CPU. Now I have a different annoying problem. Often, while typing in ...
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How do I change between open Chrome screens on a macPro 10.13.3 using a windows keyboard

This is weird. Ctrl + > works sometimes but not always. When Ctrl + > (> = cursor control keys) works. When Ctrl + > (> = cursor control keys) doesn't work, it brings up the ...
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Keyboard shortcut or script to move full screen applications to another screen

I have four physical displays and like using applications in full-screen mode. While working, I typically have around 10 apps running in full-screen. I frequently to rearrange the full-screen windows, ...
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How to ignore mouse hover behaviour when switching between desktops (whilst using multiple monitors)?

I have two monitors and four desktops setup. Monitor1: desktop1 = editor; desktop 2 = chrome Monitor2: desktop1 = photoshop; desktop 2 = illustrator If I want to switch between desktops I use ctrl ...
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Keyboard layout changes have no effect on macbook?

I have a uk layout and want to try a us layout. Changing or selecting US in keyboard preferences layout has no effect. Does this functionality no longer work?
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Accessibility — click a link/button by typing its text

Background: Voice Control lets you click links by just saying “Click <link/button name>”. Question: How would I do this by typing instead of speaking? (Siri has a “Type to Siri” option, but ...
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How to remap specific keys (insert, fn, etc.) usint hidutil

I have a computer that I cannot download much 3rd party software to (I'm not supposed to – long story, just accept it). This means, no Karabiner, etc. Further, the generic solution of "system ...
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Using mouse on Virtual Machine on Mac, but got keyboard signal

The question is, when I press and move my mouse in the virtual machine(such as choose many files), the machine seems to receive a signal of keyboard "C-press" and ""C-release",...
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Mac Chinese input method cannot type the second character (Catalina on unsupported iMac)

When I am using the default Chinese Pinyin input method, I can type the characters one by one. For example, if I type 'zhong1', it will give me 中 without a problem. However, if I want to type 中秋 ...
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Magic keyboard: Cmd + {Z, X, C, V} not working

I have a weird issue with my Magic Keyboard. All of the keys work, but not combinations of keys with the Left Command from the bottom row, so copy-paste, cut, undo etc, i.e. CMD - Z, X, C, V.. I ...
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How to tell when Magic Keyboard or Trackpad are charging from bash

So I just registered and have not enough Kharma to comment on the original post (but I can ask a new question and this makes no sense to me; go figure), but I got this excellent script from Will Cain ...
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A1502 trackpad unresponsive and keyboard occasionally erratic

My computer is a mid-2014 retina MacBook Pro. After five days of sleep, the trackpad stopped responding to touch input, and couldn’t be revived by any number of NVRAM/PRAM/SMC resets. Most recently, ...
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Override the command+tab shortcut in macOS Catalina when using Chrome

Most Chrome shortcuts I use, use the command key: command+T, command+W, etc. However, the shortcut for switching tabs is control+tab (and control+shift+tab). I'd like to have all Chrome shortcuts use ...
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Make a keyboard shortcut to do three finger swipes

How do I create a keyboard combination that can be held down to treat the successive mouse moves as if they were three-finger-on-trackpad movements? So I can hold down e.g. cmd and shift, then move ...
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Adjust keyboard backlight and screen brightness in recovery mode

In recovery mode, my mbp 2017 only shows a "esc" key on the touchbar, and nothing else. I'm therefore unable to adjust the screen brightness and keyboard backlight. Is there any way I can ...
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How to turn on caps lock with hyper key set up?

Many blog posts and articles instruct how you can turn your caps lock key into a 'hyper key' of Shift+Ctrl+Cmd+Alt using karabiner-elements. Here is one of the many. The article that first introduced ...
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2017 Magic Keyboard rubber foot fell off

One of the four "foot pads" on my 2017 Magic Keyboard has fallen off. There are threads covering the older version of this problem on the pre-2017 version of the keyboard. That version used ...
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How do I edit the commands in full keyboard access on internal keyboard

My phone won’t allow me to change the keyboard shortcuts. Is it possible to change them without aN external keyboard being connected?
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Shortcut to next/prev workspace triggered on a monitor with mouse, not monitor with focused application

Macos has built in shortcuts to switch between workspaces ^left arrow - go to left workspace ^right arrow - go to right workspace I have a multimonitor setup and it often happens that the mouse is ...

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