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Keyboard shortcut for sleep

Now that the keyboards have Touch ID sensors instead of Power/Eject keys, the sleep keyboard shortcut no longer works. Are there any workarounds how to put a Mac to sleep using only the keyboard?
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(Topcase) Can I use a cellophane tape to attach the part where it needs an extra adhesive?

I have a plan to use a cellophane tape to attach the button-looking plug (the orange circle on picture) on the top case to prevent physical disconnection from the inside while I’m using the machine. ...
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how to prevent alt+arrows from moving cursor to end/begin of a word

In emacs I mapped alt+<arrows> to switch windows but on macOS terminal it instead moves cursor to begin/end of a word. How to prevent this?
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Flip applications between multiple screens (maximized)

I have a dual-monitor setup with my MacBook Pro screen as the secondary monitor and an external monitor as the main one. I keep several apps maximized, like Chrome and Teams. I usually keep Teams on ...
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Focus External Display When Moving Mouse

I have an external monitor attached to my MacBook. When my mouse crosses from my MacBook into the external display, I often run a keyboard shortcut to close a tab on the external display. The problem ...
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"Add app to show function keys in Touch Bar instead of App Controls" ignores the added Apps?

I have added PyCharm to the list of Apps for which the function keys should respond to App configured behaviors instead of macOS level configurations. E.g. F3 should "Find next" in the ...
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How could I toggle modifier keys (Cmd, Ctrl, Opt, etc.) instead of holding them down, like the caps lock?

I looked at Sticky Keys in settings but it only stays down for one keystroke, I want to keep the modifier keys held down. Basically, I want to toggle modifier keys on and off like how caps lock works. ...
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Keyboard icon in the menu bar shows letter A

For some reason, the first language of the keyboard icon in the menu bar shows the letter A. I know this is supposed to be NL like it was on my previous laptop. I have no idea why it shows the letter ...
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Intercept keystroke sequence and return program stdout? (e.g. "ddd" -> `date -I`)

I know about text shortcuts in Mac OS System Preferences for the Keyboard that can replace input sequences with static text (e.g jd becomes John Doe). And these are useful. But is there a way to ...
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How to use Shortcuts app to mute/unmute MS Teams from anywhere (globally)?

The standard keybinding for MS Teams mute toggle is ⌘ShiftM. However, it only works if Teams is the current focussed application. So when I'm working on a document or typing notes in another app, I ...
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How can I disable iOS from changing what I type into another, longer word without losing suggestions above the keyboard?

After a recent update of iOS, the keyboard started acting possessed and turns my sentences into something totally different. If I type: How long ago was that? When I look at my sentence it says: How ...
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M1 macbook air - Karabiner elements - can't find § key that I wish to void as the key is stuck down (metaphor§ically)§§§§

I have got a 4 year old mac and the line of numbers keys seem to be failing. I have used Karabiner Elements to remap f3 to 3 and void 3. I had thought the problem was over use given the # and £ ...
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TextInputSwitcher prevents Finder from using Command + Shift + (.) keyboard shortcut

I've encountered a strange issue on my M1 MacBook Air running macOS 14.5 Sonoma where Finder is unable to take advantage of the Command + Shift + . shortcut to show/hide hidden files. When I use the ...
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How to create a new iTerm2 with a keystroke and bring just this window to front

I've searched for quite a while now, I talked to numerous artificial intelligences, real intelligences and I tried many things including apple script and iTerms python API. But it seems impossible to ...
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What is the white slit on the edge of my Apple Magic Keyboard?

I can't find any information on what this slit is. Is it supposed to light up or is it the bluetooth interface? The model is a1644 2020/09
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Repeat a list of letters (macOS14.5)

I want to repeat a keyboard sequence every second. For example I would like to press A, wait a second on R wait a second then B and start the loop again indefinitely. I want to perform multiple key ...
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How can I assign a keyboard shortcut to a process to open a Spotlight window and repopulate it specific filter(s) (eg. "Kind" == "Folder")

My current process to search for a specific directory listing uses Spotlight wth filters in a regular Finder window. I add file attribute filters to refine my search to folders only, and sometimes a ...
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How to change language for automatic spelling correction on iPhone?

I want my iOS to recognise both UK and US spellings as correct, but prioritise one over the other, depending on which is the primary language used (but that's secondary). I came across solutions, ...
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Why does command-tab in Remote Desktop sometimes target the remote computer's application switcher and sometimes the local computer?

Sometimes when I command-tab in an Apple's Remote Desktop window to switch among applications it opens the remote computer's application switcher and sometimes it activates the local computer's ...
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How should I adapt my software's keyboard shortcuts for macOS users (e.g. when to use Cmd instead of Ctrl)?

I'm not familiar with macOS at all. Nevertheless, when designing cross-platform software features, one needs to be aware of such small differences. I've seen a lot of keybindings which are usually ...
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Pinning/fixing the order of the languages (input sources / keyboard layouts) on macOS

I'm wondering if there's a way to control the order of languages used on my Mac. The Problem: As you can see in the screenshot, I regularly use four languages: English (EN), Turkish (TR), Russian (RU),...
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How to read a nested key with 'defaults'

I can read preferences from a domain, and I can read a single key deep, for example: defaults read com.apple.Terminal "Window Settings" However, I cannot dereference a key deeper than depth=...
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How to search for specific conflicting keybinding to disable it?

I use Android Studio and in this app I usually use the shortcut Shift+Cmd+] or Shift+Cmd+[ to switch between running app instances tabs. However, when I press this keybinding I think there is another ...
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Why can't I adjust volume and brightness simultaneously using buttons on my Mac?

I've noticed that on my Mac, I'm unable to change the volume and brightness at the same time using the keyboard buttons. For example, when I press the volume up or down buttons while also pressing the ...
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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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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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