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Backlit keyboard: does the illumination circuit still receive power when turned off? [closed]

I'm looking for a non-backlit keyboard. There are some, I found them, but since nowadays almost every keyboard that is available and in stock comes with backlight. I was wondering if the switch ...
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Default keyboard layout for lock screen

I use several keyboard layouts throughout the day, but my main one is English, which I also use to type my login password. The problem is that after a reboot, the layout is set to a language other ...
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How to represent a software's name in System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts?

I am now trying to change the default shortcut Cmd+H to Cmd+M because it is difficult for me to reach the H key. Then I try to set it in System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts. I can change ...
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using macOS without pointing device

Is there a practical way to use macOS just with keyboard? For example, let's say a user has a diability and can only use a keyboard. He has a brand new default istallation of latest MacOS in front of ...
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Any apps or ways to smoothly scroll with keyboard shortcuts?

I looked for ways to do so with the keyboard but none of them work the way I want them to. I could do FN Up Arrow and FN Down Arrow but those go up and down a "whole page" and that's too ...
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Smart Keyboard Folio on iPad Air 6th Gen.?

I have an iPad Air 4th generation, and was considering upgrading to the new 6th generation that was just announced. However, I noticed that Apple is no longer selling the Smart Folio Keyboard for ...
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Emoji shortcut changed [duplicate]

Since I updated to the new MacOS Sonoma when I am on YouTube and want to put in an emoji the function key with the round circles no longer works. It only brings up a very small square thing. I have to ...
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How do I toggle between one button mouse and two on Big Sur? [closed]

I would like to know how to toggle between one and two button mouse as I have a one button Mouse but do not want it always on 2 button. I have a 2 Button Mouse but not actively using it and its ...
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Cmd + W on safari inconsistent?

Sorry if this has been asked before or has an obvious solution, I couldn't find either a reason or solution online when searching for this. ⌘ Command W closes tabs on Safari. The problem is, I don't ...
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What is Ctrl+Opt+Cmd+←/→ bound to on a fresh Sonoma 14.4?

I just got a new MacBook Pro and want to bind ^ Control+⌥ Option+⌘ Command+← / → to snapping windows to the left/right half of the screen (with Rectangle Pro). But I only hear an error ding when ...
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How can I assign a shortcut in Karabiner-Elements to open VS Code?

I am new to Karabiner-Elements and I am trying to find a way to assign a shortcut to open VS Code. I would like to press Left Command and Right Command at the same time then leave it then press V to ...
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emacs-like key-bindings for window management within macOS

Is there a way to have macOS key-bindings that let me manipulate windows? For example: ⌘ Command → to move the window to the right ⌘ Command + → to grow the window to the right I'm looking for tools ...
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3rd party keyboard not recognized at startup

What must I do to enable recognition of my logi keyboard at startup. macOS fails to recognize logi "MX MCHNCL M" * keyboard at startup. I must enter login credentials via Mac Magic Keyboard. ...
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magic keyboard help: 'e' and spacebar not working

I'm experiencing an issue with my Apple Magic Keyboard where the 'e' key and the spacebar as they don't function when pressed. This problem persists on macOS 14.4.1, despite thorough cleaning of the ...
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Phantom `play_pause` keypress events

I have been experiencing these phantom keystrokes where any app related to media (vlc, music, youtube) constantly plays and pauses or even re-opens after closed. only the foreground app is affected. ...
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Safari keyboard shortcut to move to next URL link on webpage

In Safari, is there a keyboard shortcut to move to the next URL link on webpage. For example if I do a Google search that returns a full page of URL links, is there a keyboard shortcut to move the ...
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Internal Keyboard Acting Strange Locking me Out

Typing this on a phone. My 2020 MacBook Air’s internal keyboard is not working properly. The keys I, K, Z, 8, and , don’t work. What’s even stranger is that Function keys at the top (like the one that ...
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macOS: Disable popup showing accented characters when holding down a key - App specific

This is a variant on this question: macOS: Disable popup showing accented characters when holding down a key I want to disable the accent popup when holding down a key, but only for certain ...
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MacOS Monterey Disable Control+Left Click = Right Click [duplicate]

How do I stop my Mac from right-clicking when I hold control and left-click? This hotkey is extremely annoying when playing games where I have to hold control and left-click constantly.
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Home/End key on external keyboard not working in certain apps

I have an external keyboard (Logitech G910, if that's relevant). I wanted to make the Home and End keys work, so I followed this guide https://www.starryhope.com/mac/mac-os-x-home-and-end-keys/ The ...
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My MacBook Air M2 keyboard is completely non-functional [duplicate]

Last week my MacBook Air M2 keyboard and trackpad became completely unresponsive, and then the screen started flashing. After searching the internet for quick fixes to no avail I installed the Ventura ...
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How to enable App Shortcuts in MacOS Sonoma?

I upgraded my MacOS to Sonoma but my App Shortcuts that were already defined are not working. All of my shortcuts are per application (none are All Applications) and when I view the menus in the ...
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Configure touchbar to only show when holding the function key

I have a 2020 Macbook Pro that comes with a Touch Bar. I'd like it to be normally empty and inert, because I keep touch it by accident. When I hold the "fn" key, I'd like it to show the ...
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Changing the zoom-in keyboard shortcut in Affinity changed it in the Apple Preview app too, how to undo the change

The keyboard shortcut Cmd++ for zooming in did not work in Affinity Photo, so I tried to set this shortcut manually in the app's shortcut editor. This was not successful unfortunately (Affinity first ...
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Why does Apple add a key for §

I always wondered why does Apple include a key for § in all their keyboards for my country of Portugal. The same applies to the shift character ±. It doesn't seem to have any use within macOS, ...
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How to permanently disable "Secure Keyboard Entry" for terminal

Related to Touch ID window for sudo doesn't get focus when opened from iTerm Every time I restart Terminal I have to remember to turn off "Secure keyboard entry". I did try adding ...
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Half of Macbook Pro Keyboard backlight is not working

I opened case in order to clean fans in my Macbook Pro 16-inch 2019 2,3 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9 Left half of backlit keyboard stopped working. I have very similar Macbook which came from service and ...
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How to configure Norwegian Windows keyboard on a Mac? Should display @, not ™

New Mac user here. I got a Mac Mini for testing at work, and connected a Norwegian Logitech Bluetooth Windows keyboard to it. This mostly works well, but some of the keys result in different character ...
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Some keys do not work

27" Retina iMac, with the Apple keyboard. All of a sudden, some keys do not work anymore when logged in to the system (specifically O,L,K,M). Surprisingly, they work when doing the log-in, so it ...
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How to prevent keyboard and trackpad to wake up Mac from Sleep?

I have removed the screen on my Macbook 2019 16 inch (Intel) device, because my LCD was damaged, so I decided to just use an external screen. However, the problem I am facing now is, when I put the ...
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How to remove Keyboard Shortcuts Services Text

I created a Quick Action Automator Shell Script. I compressed the file and shared with another iMac. Once the other iMac downloaded and clicked the file, it automatically get installed in the Keyboard ...
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Can I configure the Touch Bar to type my email address?

I still have to manually type my e-mail address many times a day, and proofread each time and it is exhausting. I do have a Text Replacement set up in my Keyboard System Settings, so that when I type &...
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Hidden MacOS shortcuts: Control+v -> scrollDown; Control+y -> types 'd'

I just became aware of what I feel are 2 hidden macOS Monterey keyboard shortcuts when messing around in the Mac Notes app. Control+v scrolls down a nondeterministic number of lines. Control+y pastes ...
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Keyboard Shortcuts for Multi-Touch Gestures

I would like to customize buttons of my mouse to support some multi-touch mouse gestures. Are there a list of keyboard shortcuts for the gestures (for the ones that are possible to map)?
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How can I prevent the Spotlight shortcut from being re-enabled?

I use Raycast instead of Spotlight, so I've re-assigned the cmd-space hotkey to Raycast and disabled the shortcut in System Settings > Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcuts > Spotlight. Until ...
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How to assign a keyboard shortcut to lookup in dictionary in the books app?

I already assigned a keyboard shortcut for Look Up in Dictionary: However this shortcut only works if I use it on apps like the Safari. It does not work if I try to use it on the Books app. Why is ...
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Is there any way to trick universal control to redirect keyboard input to Mac #2 after using a script to move mouse from Mac #1 to Mac #2?

I want to be able to move the cursor to my other computer using a hot key when using Universal Control. So I devised a hack for tricking Universal Control into giving the other computer mouse control. ...
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M1 mac magic keyboard problem [duplicate]

I stupidly wiped down my M1 magic keyboard without switching it off, and now it's exclusively typing symbols... any advice for getting back to normal?
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I am using a non-apple wireless keyboard that gets keep disconnecting

I am using a non-apple keyboard that gets keep disconnecting however the keyboard is made for mac use only. The keyboards gets is connected initially after logging in through a wired keyboard and ...
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macOS number pad dot / comma

I am using a keyboard with a numpad that displayed a comma when pressing the dot button (German input settings in macOS). When pressing option + the key I got a dot. I changed the output with the ...
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DefaultKeyBinding.dict - How to hold F1 key + press second key to trigger an action?

i'd like to create some custom keyboard shortcuts with the help of DefaultKeyBinding.dict. This generally works fine, but i'd like to pimp it to the next level ... if that's possible: This (simplified ...
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Unwanted man page widget

Since my last update, to macOS_14.3.1_23D60 on 8 Feb 2024, I frequently have an unwanted man page widget appearing in front of the Terminal.  The odd thing is, it is almost always empty, and usually ...
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Show keyboard shortcuts for buttons on Word

Clicking on buttons wastes time and takes me out of my flow (I prefer to compose without needing to look at the screen/keyboard etc). For common functions - e.g. anything that we can do in markdown ...
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How do I disable any kind of function from the f-keys? [duplicate]

As the question implies, I need some help about the f-keys, more specifically with the f9 key. I have a program that runs in terminal, and I need the f9 key to be completely function-less in order to ...
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Is it possible to make keyboard repeat on Macos act like other systems?

Currently I set defaults write NSGlobalDomain KeyRepeat -int 1 defaults write NSGlobalDomain InitialKeyRepeat -int 10 defaults write -g ApplePressAndHoldEnabled -bool false I'm trying to just make ...
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"Move focus to the menu bar" shortcut does not work in Sonoma?

Ever since upgrading to Sonoma I have not been able to access the Menu bar. I did change the shortcut long ago - and it had been working through various versions of macOS over the past decade. Here ...
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macOS - can I remap a function key to do nothing

I have minor dexterity problems and I keep hitting F12 when I want delete (usually I get both as the top of my finger brushes F12). I use the delete key a lot! Is there a way to disable a function ...
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How do I customize my external keyboard?

I just got a new Mac from my employer and it has a Dutch keyboard layout. The main difference is the location of the backtick ` and it has a non-standard key §/± at the location of the backtick in ...
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Keys sticking/doubling with other keys [duplicate]

I have a mid-2014 MacBook Pro which is still working well after all these years, except for one problem: the right Option key is doubling with the j and apostrophe keys, and something is making the ...
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Open a new workspace in OSX without using the mouse

I am used to Linux environments but I have to use a Mac for work. Now I am wondering why it seems to be impossible to open new workspaces in OSX without using the mouse? I know how to switch between ...
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