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Questions tagged [keyboard]

A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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Key combinations CTRL+SHIFT+D/E/F not working

I found that the key combinations Ctrl-Shift-D/E/F somtimes are not working I really do not know what caused this, but a few tests are as follows, Restart the computer or logging out and back in is ...
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Issue with macPro keyboard one hit letter two pressed [duplicate]

I have macbook pro mid 2013 of version Mojave and have little issue. When I press some of the keys from bottom line from keyboard, for example when I hit z system pressed z and F1, when I hit x system ...
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Mac Photo Screensaver no longer able to R/L arrow through photos

Very recently Apple changed something with their screensaver. Before the change, my screen saver would come on and I would see my photos. I would be able to use the left and right arrows to scroll ...
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How can I map the Esc key to the Caps Lock key? [duplicate]

I would like to remap the Esc key to the Caps Lock key. How can I achieve this?
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Set default keyboard layout on macOS Mojave

I use two keyboard layouts on my macbook: English and Russian. I also use "automatically switch to a document's input source" option. The question is: how I can set default keyboard layout for new ...
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How can I remove cmd+shift+left/right shortcut in Finder?

How can I remove the keyboard shortcuts shift+command+→ (Show Next Tab) and shift+command+← (Show Previous Tab) from Finder? I need those two shortcuts to select text while changing filename. macOS ...
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Exporting Favorites from Character Viewer

I would like to export the list of Favorites in Character Viewer (which can be launched by selecting "Show Emoji & Symbols" in the menu bar icon for the input source) and import it into a ...
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How to convert CSV to Mac Keyboard replacements plist?

I've exported snippets of aText to CSV and want to import them as keyboard replacement snippets in mac. Is there any tool or script which: Can do this coversion one off? I can do the import manually. ...
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Remap eject key to Lock screen

I want to remap my eject key (on a external Apple Keyboard) to a lock screen action from automator. I tried using Karabiner, but when I use the EventViewer i don't see anything logging when i press ...
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Use all F1, F2, etc. keys as standard function keys not working

I have a MacBook Pro with touchbar and macOS 10.14.1 I'm using a non apple docking station to which I plugged in an LMP keyboard (Model KB-1243) via USB. Now I want to use the function keys in ...
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Trying/failing to pair a A1314 keyboard

My question is related - but different - to ... Can't pair apple wireless keyboard I am trying to pair a spare A1314 keyboard - System Preferences / Keyboard / Set up Bluetooth Keyboard finds my ...
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Touch Bar doesn't show but I need F8

I'm running a Windows Virtual Machine (VMWare) through an external hard drive, however, when I boot it, I gets the error, Winload.efi is corrupted or missing but it says I need to press F8 to change ...
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How can I get a keyboard shortcut to work on the login screen?

I am trying to get a keyboard shortcut that types my password to work on the logon screen, but apparently all my custom built keyboard shortcuts are disabled in the login screen. I built my keyboard ...
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Mac Equivalent to Windows CMD f8

In Windows if I entered several commands and built up a little history, I could execute previous commands by typing a prefix at the command line and pressing F8 (Windows Keyboard shortcuts) to cycle ...
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Bash Alt+Arrow keyboard combination not working in Terminal under Mojave

I just migrated to Mojave from El Capitan. I am a extensive user of Terminal application. But I got a bad surprise in this application: the alt+← and alt+→ that move cursor from one word to another ...
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What keyboards can reliably be used to start up recovery or diagnostics mode on a Mac mini?

I have a Mac mini which is stalling during boot. I have been trying to boot it to recovery or diagnostics mode, but run into an unexpected problem. The keyboard I'm currently using with it is a ...
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Click check buttons via keyboard or script

I'm using Final Cut 7 under El Capitan, and I need to check the following buttons (in fact just the Audio Tracks, but both would be nice) using the keyboard, or maybe a scripted method. I have ...
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What is the CTRL+x+e equivalent for MacOS's Terminal?

In Ubuntu's (and other Linux systems) terminal, CTRL+x+e, which opens an editor to allow you to edit your command at leisure, with multiline support, and once you save and exit, it would return to ...
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How to have Farsi/Persian font in a single column of Numbers

I've got a spreadsheet in Numbers which was a .xlsx file previously. In Windows I used to have one the columns of this spreadsheet to be shown in a Farsi/Persian/Iranian font. This column is only ...
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Change keyboard layout automatically when external keyboard connected

I recently purchased an external keyboard (non-apple) that is used at home and also dragged along with me from time to time, and I've noticed a need. My Mac is in English, as well as its physical ...
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Remapping Control + Left Click to Left Click while other keys are being pressed

I need to be able to hold down control and left click, without the click being changed to a right click. I was able to accomplish this using Karabiner Elements, but when I hold down another key and ...
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Use shortcuts with key strokes on secondary level

Sometimes I see pre-defined shortcuts in macOS where one part of them are using the second level of keys, e.g. stroke "/" of the key 7. As everybody knows, at least this secondary level can be ...
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Solutions for typing backslash on MacOS with Japanese keyboard in specific app

This is an obscure issue so I don't expect anyone to know a solution specific to my app. Rather I'm wondering if maybe there is some OS level option I can set. In any case, a Japanese keyboard does ...
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Control Safari via Bluetooth keyboard on iPhone 4

I have an old iPhone 4 with the latest iOS 7.1.2. This Phone is still working and the battery is still good enough - So I thought it could be a good device (cheap and light) to show my simple ...
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Replicating Fn+Delete and Fn+Right/Left on a 'Windows' keyboard

Basically the title. I needed to stop using the MBP keyboard and get something a bit more ergonomic due to my carpal tunnel. The external keyboard is nice, but it's a "Windows" keyboard. I've been ...
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MacBook Pro 2015 Keyboard and trackpad not detected once booted into operating system

Ever since I updated my computer to macOS Mojave I’ve been experiencing issues. The issues all started at the same time and they include: Computer crashing after opening lid(Computer Transitioning ...
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Change keyboard shorcut for switching desktop workspaces

I am working on MacOS Sierra and wanted change desktop workspaces quickly. For this, I used the keyboard shortcut under Mission Control and selected all the tick boxes for Switch to Desktop N. The ...
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Google Chrome: Prevent websites from overriding the default behavior of Command + Right/Left Arrow

By default, Command + →/← advance forward/backward in the browser history. Certain websites (whom I won't call out) seem to do some sort of JavaScript thing that overrides this behavior, e.g. causing ...
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Clicking CAPS won't change language, is there a way to fix this glitch?

I have my settings made so that if I click CAPS it'll go between English and Korean. But for the last couple of months it wont work as consistently as it used to. I'm not sure if it's due to an update ...
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Command Key combinations not working with VNC viewer

So I followed the advice of the below answer to attempt to remote into my Mac mini from Ubuntu 16.04 with VNC Viewer. Everything is working fine except for Command key combos. Can I remotely access ...
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Has Apple ditched the enter key symbol in their mac devices international keyboard?

The return key in Apple's keyboard layout has two functions, the return key ↩; and the enter key ⌤ (which is produced by fn+return). However, the new Macbooks has no ⌤ symbol engraved on keyboard! ...
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Vim like navigation keys for Finder

So I use vim all the time, and I've grown use to the navigation keys h, j, k, l, (especially when navigating with NERDTree). Does anyone know if it's possible to implement this motion in macOS Finder....
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Is it possible to “lock” and prevent adding new columns in Numbers?

Is it possible to lock the number of columns in a Numbers sheet so that no new columns are added on the right when tabbing through cells? The problem is when I tab through cells from left to right, ...
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On Screen (virtual keyboard) does not hide when using Logitech K380 keyboard

It used to be that when I connected a Bluetooth external keyboard to my iPad the virtual keyboard would be hidden. Today I tried to use my new Logitech K380 external Bluetooth keyboard and the virtual ...
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How do I find the key that looks like ^ with _ on top of it? [duplicate]

The keyboard shortcut for sending an email in Thunderbird looks like this: I know that the first symbol is the Command key, but I can't figure out the second symbol. I have looked at the Apple ...
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swap keys on magic keyboard on WN10

The Magic Keyboard (Czech version) that I use on Windows 10 has swapped keys (it uses other characters from other keys. Two characters are using the same key as a source for characters that are ...
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Can't use CMD+V Shortcut to copy paste into certain apps, but right click menu works fine

In iMessage, the Mail app and Slack, if I copy an image to clipboard, then use Cmd+V to paste it into an active iMessage conversation, nothing happens. However, in apps like Discord or Firefox, this ...
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Does iOS keyboard “allow full access” setting allow use of data from default keyboard?

Does the allow full access setting allow third party apps access to what's been written previously using the default keyboard? Or can they only access data that is written using the the third party ...
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Invisible keyboard on unlock

Most times I unlock my iPhone an invisible keyboard is there. Someone knows how to solve this?
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Play key opening iTunes even if Spotify is currently selected

I normally use spotify for music, but I go from time to time to iTunes to listen to some Podcasts. Sometimes I have both applications opened, and when I want to stop one, I select the application and ...
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How to open a Finder from anywhere? [duplicate]

I am using macOS Mojave and would like to have a keyboard shortcut to open a new Finder window, similarly to how Win + E opens the File Explorer in Windows. I am aware that it is always open, but I'd ...
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I need a keyboard shortcut for Adding Bookmarks for multiple tabs in Safari

There was an older post about this question (link below) from a few years back but I'm wondering if that process no longer works due to iCloud bookmarks, Safari 12, new MacOS etc. What I would like ...
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disable the windows key in parallels 14

If I press CMD then the start menu repeatedly flies open. It is really annoying, so I need to stop this. How do I disable the windows key in Parallels 14??
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How to connect MacBook Pro to an iMac with a 3rd party keyboard?

I was following the instructions here: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204592 which say to press CommandF2 and that works fine when I use my Apple keyboard. However, I want to connect my Apple ...
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how can I put a macron over the letter “m” in MS Word?

I'm running MS Word 16.16.5 on macOS Mojave 10.14.1. I can't figure out how to put a macron over the letter "m". I can create with vowels but not consonants with the ABC-Extended. Any suggestions?
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How do you select all or multiple items when your ipad keyboard is not available, like in settings/general/ ipad storage/review large attachments?

I am trying to free up storage by deleting things that I needlessly backed up on my iPad Air 2. For example, under settings/general/ ipad storage/review large attachments, there are hundreds of items ...
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Capslock as control, but still locking

I've had my setup for a long time now, and it was working. I had capslock mapped to control. This morning I did an update to 10.13.6, and a whole bunch of settings got turned off... one of them was ...
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How to assign single-key system-wide shortcuts to numpad?

I have an external keyboard with a numeric keyboard which I never use. Is it possible to assign functions to those keys like: - opens Voice dictation * emulates Shift-Command-4 + emulates Tab-...
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Using Macbook and Windows Desktop with wired mouse and keyboard

My Monitor has 1 spare HDMI port and the desktop it is connected to (through another HDMI) has wired mouse and keyboard attached to it. I am looking for a device or cable that would allow me to plug ...
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Firefox: How to disable “delete-key goes back”?

When I'm working in Firefox, I often accidentally close a tab go-back-in-history when I press the Delete key. (For example, if I'm in Google Drive, and highlight a file, and then press Delete, the ...