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Questions tagged [keyboard]

A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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Why is this platform so difficult?

I’m just trying to lookup some more info for a Mac Keyboard issue I’m having and after reading numerous posts nothing is working. Why is it so difficult to post for more help when you need a 50 score ...
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F4 will not show Dashboard

I just got a brand new Apple space grey wireless keyboard. Everything is great except that F4 stopped working to launch Dashboard. Instead, F4 launches Launchpad, something I don't use at all. I have ...
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“Unbending” a Macbook Pro keyboard bent by swollen battery?

I have a late-2013 Macbook Pro. It's been working fine and meets my computing needs so I have seen no need to replace it. Recently though the Y, U, I and O keys have stopped functionally reliably. I ...
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Disable accent functionality from backtick button

I often type backticks (`) in various situations (Markdown, Github, SO, etc), and since the button used to type them also is used to modify letters (é/è/ú), writing backticks is generally a pain. On a ...
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Missing keyboard Shortcuts?

Been using Mac now for about a month and still looking for 2 basic shortcuts. Windows equivalent for "Delete" - where it deletes the character in front of the cursor. Currently, "delete" on my mac ...
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On Mac terminal keyboard key action macros?

I want to assign long commands in one key on Mac terminal. For example, I have assigned command php bin/magento under F13 key from "Terminal → Preference → Profiles → Basic → ...
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MacBook Pro's Keyboard and Trackpad stopped working

The Keyboard and Trackpad on my 13" Early 2015 MacBook Pro (currently running macOS Mojave 10.14.4) stopped working completely. I have tried everything, resetting SMC, NVRAM and such. Stayed with ...
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One of the processes keeps sending a keystroke repeatedly in the background, how to identify the culprit?

My system is a MacBook Pro late 2013 running macOS Sierra 10.12.6. Symptoms: Occasionally after the laptop wakes from sleep, the system would behave as if someone is repeatedly pressing a certain ...
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Magic Keyboard volume controls crashing Mojave 10.14.4 on Mac Mini

This crash happens via bluetooth and when the keyboard is plugged into the mac-mini. Any ideas of how to fix this?
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Single key shortcut to invoke Launchpad or Spotlight

I've just switched to macOS. I'm wondering if there is a way to show Launchpad and Spotlight using single button shortcut, like Windows does with Window key and the Start bar? It would be very handy ...
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macOS: Safari: Full screen mode: bringing focus to address bar in a new window

When we open a new tab in Safari, it automatically brings focus to the address bar. But in full screen mode, after pressing alt-cmd-N(or the private mode counterpart), the new window that opens is ...
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Keyboard lag on iPhone SE

When I use an app called Termius on iOS to SSH into my different machines, I am starting to get serious keyboard lag lately. I’ve already tried resetting the dictionary and I’ve restarted my phone. ...
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How to type a long/em dash `—`

When writing emails and articles I often find myself in the need to use a long/em dash — character, not to be confused with the hyphen - character. Normally what I end up doing is I type two ...
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What are possible reasons for external keyboard input lag?

I have a "Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic" keyboard, connected with USB to my Mac 13" (from 2018). The keyboard input starts to lag at some random times. I have been using the keyboard on my older Mac 15" (...
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Switching input sources quickly no longer shows menu / picker

I have "Select the previous input source" bound to ^Space. Until recently, pressing ^Space repeatedly would present me with a menu listing all of my input sources that I could cycle through by ...
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Karabiner - Mapping keys to arrows, symbols, and other non-standard characters

I'm new to Karabiner and have just set it up, so please excuse my ignorance. I can successfully arrange a few "complex" modifications within the json file. What I want is something rather "basic," ...
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How to disable shift + quotation mark vowel diaeresis (äëöïÿ)

I'm using an external US International keyboard. When pressing the quotation mark button, together with Shift (⇧ + ") some special mode enables. When I type a vowel, the following comes out: ä ë ö ï ...
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How to type dʒ symbol (IPA) on Mac?

I want to type in dʒ on macOS but I don't know how I can type it. I tried ⌥ + keys but it seems that none of the keys is mapped to the symbol. It's not listed on this page. I use the US Extended ...
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Can’t choose handshake emoji color

It only lets me choose yellow: For all the others, it’s no issue selecting color:
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Is there any way to change the mac dock's position with a keyboard shortcut?

I don't think there are default shortcuts for that. But I assume you could make one using AppleScript or other automation programs. I found this post from 2012 asking the same question. I tried ...
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Run Automator service when program cannot access accessibility services

I've read this: How do I assign a keyboard shortcut to an AppleScript I wrote? The app I am trying to add the service to under Accessibility does not allow me to see the service. It's a game running ...
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How to permanently turn off autocorrect in Office programs on macOS

So I am aware that my question is quite similar to this one but I don't think it's completely the same issue. I have: Turned autocorrect off in the macOS settings (Preferences -> Keyboard). Turned ...
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“t” key always pressed on mac

For some reason, my Mac keyboard always thinks that the "t" key is always being pressed. However as you can see I can still type in the letter t, but it comes out delayed compared to the other keys. I ...
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Touchbar Sending Virtual Keypresses to Amazon Workspaces

I have a MacBook Pro with the touchbar and I use it to connect to Amazon Workspaces. Workspaces is essentially a Windows VM I connect to for Windows development. My older MacBook worked great, but ...
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Making Favorites category selected by default in Character Viewer

Whenever I open Character Viewer, I want the Favorites category selected by default as shown in the image. Instead, I find that even if I selected Favorites in the last session, next time the ...
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iPhone 7 is frozen and I can't turn it off

I went onto my iPhone 7 and tried to get into an app but couldn't I then tried swiping sideways along the screen but it wouldn't move. I tried turning it off but it got stuck on the sliding part and ...
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Keyboard and Trackpad Not Working 2011 MacBook Pro (Ruled out not hardware)

2011 MacBook Pro Mac OS X high Sierra, made all security and system updates. One morning (no spills no drop) my trackpad was unresponsive the keys were mostly unresponsive, I’d hit them like 5 times ...
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Invert number and symbol in keypad

In french keyboard the number is accessible with shift key. I use British keyboard because I found that's more practical to have access on symbols. But I like the idea of having access to the number ...
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Keyboard acts strangely when using Chrome with certain web apps

When I use Chrome to type text in Dropbox Paper, Wordpress Custom CSS or Facebook, the keyboard acts strangely. When I want to remove a character, two characters get removed instead of one, and when I ...
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Is there a way to power up a 2017 MacBook Pro (non Touch Bar) with a bad keyboard?

A friend of mine has asked me to take a look and see if I can bring their 2017 MacBook Pro (13", non Touch Bar) back to life. Apparently the cause of death was that a glass of wine was spilled on the ...
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How to swap Option and Command keys in Terminal but keep Command-Tab application switching?

With Karabiner, you could swap Command_L and Command_L only in Terminal and at the same time keep Command-Tab and Command-` to cycle through open applications. Karabiner only works with macOS < ...
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How to interact with notification center alerts using keyboard?

if a notification shows up in mac os via the notification center, how can i focus on it to select the choices using only the keyboard?
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adding accents (just acute) to .plist for Cyrillic vowels

I have El Capitan 10.11.6 and I would like to be able to add acute marks above all vowels, lower and upper case. I did this: defaults write -g ApplePressAndHoldEnabled -bool true I could not get ...
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MacBook: Invoke special functions on function key using an external USB keyboard

I am using a generic wired USB keyboard connected to a MacBook Pro. I'd like to use the function keys on the keyboard to invoke special functions which are labelled on the MacBook's built-in keyboard ...
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Is there a Keyboard shortcut to open a file and the app to be in full screen mode?

I can open an file normally using ⌘ Command↓ . But it opens as a normal unmaximized window. How can I open it in fullscreen?
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Custom emoji's in iOS? [duplicate]

Is there a way to add custom emoji's to iOS? Example: Custom Tongue Emoji 👅 (https://emojipedia.org/tongue/) Add a variant that has options for colors or a piercing. Jolly Rancher Tongue - Blue, ...
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Play/pause key not to answer phone calls

I listen to music on my iMac while working. When I get an incoming call (either FaceTime or cellular call) I want to pause the music and then answer the call (either by iMac or phone). In a reflex I ...
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Keyboard backlight not working in Windows 10

I always have had this problem and it used to work with resetting SMC, but not anymore. I've been Googling this for a long time and yet to find a way that would work for me. When I press the ...
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Resetting PRAM through Terminal

For some reason, my Mac won't let me reset my PRAM in the usual way (by holding the relevant keys down when restarting), simply nothing happens when I try it and my Mac just boots up normally every ...
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My Mac keeps adding double spaces randomly when I type

I'm running Mac Version 10.14.3 on a 15-inch 2018 model. I'm not sure if I received a new update but over that last few days it keeps adding random double spaces as I type. I tried turning off key ...
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How to run the screensaver through a hotkey? [duplicate]

I have a really cool screen saver called Aerial (type brew cask install aerial in terminal to install) but when I lock my screen through ctrl+shift+pwr I just see the lock screen. The common solution ...
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Force Strong Password Generation

Is there any way to prompt iOS to generate a password when it doesn't detect a New Password/Change Password field?
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Can I disable the keyboard media controls when on the lock screen? [duplicate]

I lock my work iMac Pro every night, but sometimes when I get in the next morning music is leaking out of my headphones. I've discovered that the "unmute" and "play" keyboard buttons are still ...
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System dictionary not red-lining all misspellings

I do a lot of editing online (Chrome) using US English. I'm running Mojave 10.14.3. I've set my spelling to US English via the 'keyboard, text' section of System Preferences. However, it's not red-...
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How can I type Lithuanian stress characters (e.g., ą́, ė̃, m̃)?

This is an obscure use case, so I'm not surprised that there's nothing about this online. I already know how to type accent marks in general, and how to change keyboards. However, I was not able to ...
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Remapping Win and Alt buttons for Mac doesn't work properly

I've remapped the keys for my Microsoft keyboard on my Mac (mojave os) like this: for this keyboard setup: So, what happens currently is that the Win button acts as Cmd and the Alt acts as Option. I ...
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iOS: can I connect both a bluetooth keyboard and numeric keypad at the same time?

I wonder whether it is possible to have both a bluetooth keyboard (like the Apple magic keyboard) and a numeric pad connected at the same time to iOS? I know that there are keyboards that offer an ...
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How do I activate the accessibility keyboard in the lock screen for macOS?

I would like to use the accessibility keyboard to both login and unlock my mac. I followed this guide to enable the keyboard at login which worked perfectly! However, when i lock my computer, it does ...
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OS X keyboard numeric key pad clearing numbers and beeping

I am using a regular Dell keyboard, it has the "clear" key, not sure if that is important. Every time I enter in numbers using the numeric key pad into the calculator it clears the current number and ...
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My keyboard isn’t working and I can’t log into my laptop

My sister recently spilled water on my MacBook Air's keyboard, and unfortunately I couldn’t save it. Some keys on my keyboard don’t work, like for example the half the numbers and some letters. ...