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Questions tagged [keyboard]

A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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Add Spacebar as a modifier key

I want to configure my shortcuts to switch between multiple desktops. Currently, I am using Control as the modifier key, but that's a bit too difficult for me to reach. I want to use the Spacebar as a ...
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Get french accent on Linux terminal connected via ssh from MacOS High Sierra

I come on this forum since no answers or suggestions on other forums. I am often connecting from a MacOS High Sierra terminal via SSH to a Debian 8.0. The locales on my MacOS are : LANG= LC_COLLATE="...
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Can 3rd Party Keyboards Access Data from Other Keyboards?

It's known that granting 3rd party keyboards "Full Access" allows them to record all your keystrokes while using the keyboard. But will the keystrokes you enter into Apple's main keyboard be ...
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How to enable search when using Emoji keyboard on iPhone?

I would like to search for Emojis using text when using an Emoji keyboard on iPhone. I have seen some people using this (also, I guess WhatsApp keyboard supports it?), and was wondering how to enable ...
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Keyboard Issues: Can’t sign in or access system preferences

I have an issue where my keyboard is typing random characters when I type, my left and right arrows type a ‘=‘ sign and the numbers don’t work. I am not signed in and at the login screen. I am unable ...
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App switcher to switch to most recent window not working with multiple screens/spaces

First of all, I know that I can do this with a 3rd party app like Contexts. But I would like to do it with the native macOS app switcher. How to reproduce the "bug" Monitor 1 Space 1: Safari (not ...
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Change shortcut for switching to the next most recently used app among your open apps in MacOS

From the Mac keyboard shortcuts page I found shortcut for switching to the next most recently used app among your open apps : Command-Tab. I want to change it to Option-Tab. Does anyone know name of ...
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U.S. Layout § Symbol

I bought my MBP with Turkish layout and I am using in U.S. layout. On my external keyboard, I have apostrophe ` symbol behind the 1, as it should be, but on my Mac's keyboard, with same settings, ...
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keyboard cover for iPad Mini 2019 (gen 5)

I recently bought an iPad Mini 5. I'm now trying to find a keyboard cover/stand that I can use to more easily watch videos and play games without having to constantly support the screen. I know ...
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Touch Bar ESC sometimes does not work when switching applications

I will very frequently switch applications using Command-Tab. Many times frequently I will extend this process by holding command for multiple tab processes. i.e. Command-Tab-Tab-Tab,.... Sometimes I ...
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How do I type a hyphen in iOS 12?

You know, in SE markup language in the editor, a row of hyphens is useful. You can either make a headline by putting a row of hyphens under a short line, or you can create a horizontal rule with a ...
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Apple Wireless Keyboard on Windows PC - How to make FN and Eject keys work?

I have Apple Wireless Keyboard (A1255, from 2007, US English layout) and I want to use it on non-Apple, Windows PC. But I have two problems. First, it is that Windows does not detect when "fn" and "...
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Why does control-F (^F) sometimes repeat and other times not?

I'd like to know what determines if a character repeats when it is held down or not. In particular, I'm a heavy EMACS user, and I noticed that ^F repeats in some programs and in some text fields, but ...
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How can I type the pound/hash (#) symbol on a British keyboard when in Terminal?

I have 'Use option key as meta' set in Terminal keyboard settings. The 3 key makes the British pound symbol (£) when I tap it with SHIFT. This is a cruel joke. I want the real pound symbol (#). How ...
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App to show keyboard shortcuts being used real-time

In some screen recording software you can choose to show what keyboard shortcuts are being used or just keys in general that are being pressed. These show up as a semi-transparent dialog typically on ...
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Early 2015 Macbook Pro Internal Keyboard isnt working

Before i start, i replaced the battery on my macbook pro early 2015 model. I followed the instruction from ifixit to a T. When i went to turn the laptop on, the power button didnt do anything. I ...
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Bluetooth Keyboard on Mac Mini

I have a bluetooth mouse and keyboard on my Mac Mini runing 10.13.6 OS. I am getting a popup whenever the keyboard connects/disconnects, this is very anoying. The popup only occurs for the keyboard ...
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I cannot type the letter “c” on my iMac G5

I have an iMac G5 running Mac OS X 10.5.8. Unfortunately I cannot type c. I have tried both wired and wireless keyboard, and both bluetooth and USB-dongle wireless. Even over VNC from my (somewhat ...
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Safari extension for Google results navigation (↑/k, ↓/j)

Title says it all. I found some posts linking to some private locations (mostly dead). I wonder if there ain't something like that for Safari. Google Chrome has several of them. E.g. Web Search ...
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Command or Shift key modifiers always activated

Regularly, when I am using Photoshop CC 2018 (mostly), suddenly I got a modifier key which always stays activated. Sometime it is the Command key, and sometimes Shift key, which make it impossible to ...
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Using Command + ` to cycle through windows across different Spaces in macOS Mojave

I use Command + Tab and Command + ` often when switching between apps/windows. I also have multiple Spaces that I typically use. I've found that using Command + ` only cycles through windows in the ...
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Remapping Alt+W to “Close Tab” works in Google Chrome works, but “Back” doesn't (using App Shortcuts in System Preferences)

This is on Mac OS Mojave (10.14.5) and Google Chrome Version 74.0.3729.169 I went to System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> App Shortcuts I remappped "Close Tab" to Alt+W for all applications ...
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How to execute a PKG file using a custom universal keyboard shortcut?

It may sound strange but I need to run a specific PKG installer whenever I trigger a specific custom keyboard shortcut. On Sierra 12.6 I've assigned a custom keyboard shortcut to sleep/lock-screen the ...
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Tile *Previous* Window Side-by-Side with Current

I'm well aware of Moom, BetterTouchTool, BetterSnapTool, Divvy, and Spectacle, and have thoroughly read this question's answers. I don't think any of the above can: with one keyboard stroke, tile ...
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Excel iOS app: Keyboard shortcut for Edit cell

I am used to using F2 as the keyboard shortcut to edit a cell in Microsoft Excel for desktop. The Excel iOS seems not to have this shortcut (see Use an external keyboard with Excel for iPad). What ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut for the System Preferences lock?

Is there a keyboard shortcut, or a way to create one, which does the equivalent of clicking the locked lock icon in the bottom left corner of locked System Preferences panes (which brings up the ...
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Macbook Pro late 2013 keyboard / sound problem

Strange problem. Got a computer that does not work sound (sound card is not in the list of devices). Using it for some time I heard the start-up sound when I started the system. The sound worked, but ...
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Mac OS (High Sierra 10.13.6) volume control spontaneously runs; can I disable it?

I have a pretty old MacBook Air (bought it in 2011), so I'm thinking it's probably to do with the keyboard wearing out. But I'll be watching a video or something and the volume control will run up to ...
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Program mouse and keyboard movements to be run with input on Mac

This is a very specific question. I'm running a gaming server for my friends and I to play on (on my old iMac that I just use as an external monitor for my MacBook Pro now), and I have a firewall in ...
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How to disable simultaneous key press shortcut?

On a compact keyboard (Cherry G84-4100LCMGB-0), pressing the keys I + O + N simultaneously seems to trigger Control + O. Looking into Karabiner-EventViewer, pressing I + O + N then releasing N + O + ...
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How to insert ALT character with Edit -> Emoji & Symbols

I want to insert the Apple's Alt key symbol into a document. So I fired up the 'Emoji & Symbols' window and use 'alt' as the search term. The symbols are not 100% as I expected but close enough....
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Toggle disabling/enabling connected USB keyboard without unplugging

I have a SOHO setup where I use a USB keyboard and a USB mouse connected to my MacBook. The placement of the USB keyboard relative to my MacBook is as shown in the picture: I primarily use the ...
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Keyboard keeps on typing random letters

I recently spilled water on my keyboard (I now have a new keyboard) which I think enabled a keybind or something to activate this behavior. It starts typing weird letters like: åß∂ƒ). My solution ...
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How to re-enable/restore command-Q for Quit?

My MAC Pro (running Mojave with Apple's "smart-keyboard)) suddenly stopped doing the Command-q keyboard shortcut to quit application(s). I Googled this and I tried everything I found --like going to ...
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How to use ABC Extended with standard British PC keyboard layout

The ABC Extended input is fantastic for inputing several diacritics, but it only seems to assume apple's own layouts, i.e. it doesn't recognise the standard British PC layout. Is there a way to make ...
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Remapping keybinding not workin in Firefox for MacOS (mojave) [duplicate]

Coming from Windows, I wished to change the Open Location... keybinding for my browsers. I was able to do it for Chrome by following the suggestions here, but the same process does not work for ...
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Can I make Caps Lock always switch to a specific input language?

My 12" MacBook has the Chinese (Simplified, Pinyin) hardware keyboard and it has the default function on Caps Lock that lets you switch the language input between Chinese and English. However, I also ...
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Third party keyboard no longer recognized by OSX

I have a Func KB-460 mechanical keyboard which has been connected to my Macbook Pro (via USB) for a while now. This past week, it has stopped co-operating with OS X. I tried it on a friend's Windows ...
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How to close the emoji palette using the keyboard shortcut?

I know that there is a keyboard shortcut that lets you open the emoji palette while you are typing, but I could not find any shortcut that lets you close the palette. So right now, whenever I finish ...
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Is there an iOS keyboard that writes a blank after a comma?

I haven't found a single keyboard app yet which comes with that handy option. Already tried Gboard and SwiftKey. SwiftKey for Android can do it, but not the iOS app.
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Windows/Linux keyboard layout & symbols on Mac

I've been a Linux user most of my life and a Windows user during my early days. I've memorized the AZERTY and QZERTY keyboard layouts during the 6 years I've lived in the US, but the Mac keyboard is ...
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Turn on Bluetooth on an iMac without a keyboard or mouse?

I have a 2015 iMac, that I use with a Magic Keyboard and a Magic Trackpad. Today I was changing some settings and accidentally turned off Bluetooth, disconnecting my peripherals. Is there any way to ...
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I have lost magic mouse2 & keyboard Thanks

as above I think I have to uninstall and re-install both but theyare undiscoverable as well. . Am I on right track? I'm nogeek also could not find library anywhere. Appreciate help have been at this ...
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iPhone: Why does the keyboard language switch randomly?

Currently on my iPhone (current iOS, but this has been an issue since long ago), the keyboard language switches randomly between English and Chinese, every time I go to a new app or an input field. ...
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Wireless Keyboard: SHIFT-P suddenly not working [duplicate]

(This question is NOT about Macbook Pro keyboards. It is about an Apple Wireless Keyboard) I'm using an old Apple Wireless Keyboard (can't find model number - it's the white and clear plastic model). ...
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How to determine which keyboard shortcut combo is free to assign?

I've already spent much more time in finding a combination that works in every app (universal) than in creating the actual service. The shortcut triggers a service for increasing or decreasing the ...
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How to map “Spacebar + 1” to “⌃1” on Karabiner Elements?

I'm looking for a way to remap Spacebar as a modifier for only the number row. For example, Spacebar + 0 = ⌃0, but for anything else Spacebar is just Spacebar. I found this post which does what I I ...
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Hide mouse pointer after any key press in macOS Mojave

While using macOS Mojave, I would like the mouse pointer (cursor, carat) to become invisible as soon as any key is pressed, including modifier and navigation keys. In summary: The mouse should ...
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My Mac does “copy on select” - how to disable it?

Due to reasons I do not understand, my mac (macOS High Sierra, 10.13.6) does "copy on select". I have no idea when it started, and I assume it comes from one of the tools I am using. Is there any way ...
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How to map § to ESC?

I want to map the § on a Macbook with touch bar at the system level. I need this at least for using the esc while using vim (I want to feel the key press). How can I do that?