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Questions tagged [keyboard]

A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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Is the Hyperx Alloy Core RGB keyboard compatible with a MacBook Air running macOS Mojave? [on hold]

Is the Hyperx Alloy Core RGB keyboard compatible with a MacBook Air running macOS Mojave? Will it recognize it, will there be any problems and it will be like a normal keyboard?
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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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Why isn't there, by default, a keyboard shortcut to maximize the current window on macOS Mojave? [on hold]

I'm very used to doing things using keyboard shortcuts. Recently, I switched from Windows to Mac and I really miss the maximize current window functionality on Mac. I searched for a solution and ...
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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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Use Grayscale shortcut Mojave [on hold]

For MacOS Mojave the script to toggle grayscale did not work for some reason. After being annoyed it for a while I was able to find the solution: tell application "System Preferences" activate ...
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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. ...
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Single Keyboard Maestro keyboard macro, but different action depending on active application?

In Keyboard Maestro I want to create a list of keyboard shortcuts, and then under each keyboard shortcut an action to be performed on a per-app basis if that application is active. For example, when ...
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Using an Apple Magic Wireless Keyboard and Mouse with a PC

Can I use an wireless Apple magic keyboard and mouse with a PC using a USB bluetooth transceiver or receiver? and if yes, how do I do this?
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How do I change the default keyboard language with filevault?

How do I change the default keyboard language with filevault? I have Polish by default and I want a Polish pro Every time I have to change it, before encryption I could choose the default language of ...
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DefaultKeyBinding.dict edits fail for Mail.app

I've been experimenting with different macOS mail apps. A key feature for me is being able to use some of the now-muscle-memory keyboard shortcuts that Gmail trained me into. Crucially, Gmail's ...
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How to change keyboard layout to specific language with hotkey in macOS?

How can I change my keyboard layout to English with Caps Lock and change layout to Russian with Shift+Caps Lock? An old version of Punto Switcher could do this on Windows.
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How do I type the power icon on an Apple Keyboard?

What keys do I press to place the power icon into a Word document?
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Merge (aggregate) keyboard modifier keys (alternative to Karabiner)

I have a pedal acting like a CTRL key. However, modifier+Key from different keyboards does not work by default in macOS. Karabiner will do it but I have a little problem. Is there any alternative?
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keyboard shortcut for “turn display off” not showing up in keyboard shortcuts menu

On my iMac, ctrl+shift+power turns the display off. But, I have a weird keyboard so the power button is hard to reach, so I'd like to use a different shortcut for this function. I navigated to "...
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Are you sure you want to shut down your computer now?

Unless I keep alt keyboard button pressed, the MacBook gets shutdown! After a few seconds of releasing the alt button, a message is popped up saying: Are you sure you want to shut down your ...
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USB laptop keyboard controller for MacBook Pro keyboards?

I have an old, broken MacBook Pro 13" (non-retina) and like the keyboard. There are obviously some hacks to convert existing laptop keyboards into stand-alone USB keyboards, by using a custom-made ...
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Rebind Copy in Finder Application

I want to rebind Copy function in Finder. I have successfully rebound Paste (Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> App Shortcuts -> + -> Menu Title = Paste, Keyboard Shortcut = Ctrl + A) but no success with Copy. ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to open the filename popover menu in Preview, Pages, etc.? [duplicate]

I'm referring to the popover menu that opens when clicking the little down arrow next to the file name in some apps. I use that extensively—it would be convenient if there were a keyboard shortcut to ...
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How can I hide the numbers from my keyboard and make the letters bigger?

Key flicks are on. Look the pic below.
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Letter keys won't repeat even after toggling ApplePressAndHoldEnabled to False

I can't get my Mac (10.13.6) to repeat letter keys when held: "fffffffffffffff" has to be typed out manually. Delete and symbols repeat as expected and follow the keyboard control panel settings just ...
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How do I enter < and > on a broken keyboard?

As per title: I've a broken keyboard where the < and > keys don't work anymore. Can I insert such symbols with a Option + X combination? I would prefer to avoid direct ASCII code numbers, if ...
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How do I turn off/disable my trackpad on a MacBook Air?

I am on a mission to become proficient with keyboard shortcuts, and I keep cheating by accident and using my trackpad. I want to be rigorous in my attempt to learn, so how do you toggle the trackpad ...
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How is modifier key remapping implemented on Touchbar Macbooks?

How is modifier key remapping implemented on Touchbar Macbooks? Is it done by the main OS, or is it delegated to a controller associated with the keyboard itself? I understand that the Touch Bar and ...
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Hide full screen applications

In my regular workflow I use frequently cmd+H to hide applications but I found this is not working when the application is full screen. Is there a way to make this keyboard shorcut work with full ...
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On Mac, is it possible to generate a folder structure in Finder's contextual menu?

For every new project I start, I create a standard folder structure that looks like this: (NUMBER) Client Name: - Subfolder 1 - Subfolder 2 - Subfolder 3 - Subfolder 4 Or like so: Currently, I copy-...
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How can I make an app keyboard shortcut override the global default?

For instance, Ctrl-Space is a commonly accepted "code completion" shortcut in several IDEs (IntelliJ IDEA etc.), however on the system level it is "change input source (language)" shortcut. I don't ...
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How can I script the keyboard backlight settings?

I'm looking to change settings with a script, but I can't find where the plist data for the keyboard backlight settings is stored. For example, in the System Preferences, I'd like to modify the ...
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Use a single shortcut to activate an app (might running in other spaces) in the current space

Background: I have two spaces, one is for work and one is for entertaining. They are for different purposes, and it is a common situation where the same app is running in both spaces (for example, a ...
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How to type ə (the schwa character) on macOS?

The wikipedia article for ə says, “In MacOS with the U.S. Extended keyboard, the letters Ə ə are made with Option+Shift+: followed by shift+A or a respectively.” When I follow these instructions (on ...
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How to set a universal keyboard shortcut for a variable menu item

I'd like to set ⌥, (Option-Comma) to Hide a window in MacOS, but unfortunately the menu says "Hide [name of program]" instead of the static "Hide" how can I make a key shortcut to this menu item (...
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Mojave - switch actions of option+left_arrow to command+left_arrow

How to do the following in Mojave: At present, inside a text document, if I press option+left_arrow_key, I go back to the previous word, and if I press command+left_arrow_key, I go to the beginning ...
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“t” key is delayed and doesn't capitalize

All of a sudden my "t" key is having issues. About half the time it simply doesn't work, other times it works but it prints delayed, so as I'm typing a sentence it will show up 3-4 characters too late,...
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Quickly save Screenshot in MacOS Mojave with keyboard Shortcut

In MacOS Mojave, when I take a screenshot with CMD + SHIFT + 4 (so this isn't a normal screen shot, it's a screenshot of a little part of my screen), it takes several seconds before it's saved. ...
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Keyboard and Trackpad not working while installing windows 10 on MacBook Pro 2018 Touch Bar using Bootcamp

I have tried several times to install Windows 10 on my new MBP 2018, and I have failed till now. I used Windows ISO version 1703 which was ok until an error appeared at the end of setup (the error ...
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Why does Terminal change tabs on Cmd-1

If I look at the Window menu in Terminal, it lists a shortcut to switch to my first tab as Option+Cmd+1 (and second with ...+2, etc). However, both Option+Cmd+1 and Cmd+1 switch to my first tab. Is ...
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Preview shortcuts to select editor tabs by index

I am trying to switch rapidly back and forth between two related Preview tabs (different versions of a research paper). In other applications I would do this by selecting Command-[TabNumber] e.g. ...
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Keyboard shortcut to select the address bar for the current page in Safari?

When I want to navigate to a new page using the address bar in Safari without taking my hands off the keyboard, I use the keyboard shortcut Command + T, which opens a new tab and places the cursor in ...
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How do you make a keyboard shortcut for clicking at a certain point? [duplicate]

I have an Android emulator on my MacBook Pro which I would like to play mobile games on. The game requires clicking at certain buttons at certain points as the core gameplay. Some of these clicks may ...
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Can I remap my Caps Lock key to Caps Lock and also Enter?

Don't know if this is possible but I'd like to remap my Caps Lock key to Enter, but also retain its Caps Lock functionality when needed. Is there any way to do this? Maybe hitting Caps Lock twice ...