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Questions tagged [keyboard]

A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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Reset password non apple keyboard [on hold]

I just bought an iMac core 2 duo 2 2.16ghz with a Logitech keyboard and no password, how can i reset the password?
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Using karabiner to address the issue of double pressing

I have this problem (again) - pressing one key (b for me) sometimes makes it to be registered twice. https://discussions.apple.com/thread/7840547 Is there a way to use karabiner-elements to modify ...
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My Mac thinks my keyboard is a mouse

My Mac thinks my USB gaming keyboard is a mouse. Plugged in, it doesn't function and it doesn't let me use the trackpad. I have to use a USB keyboard because 2 keys on my built-in apple keyboard don't ...
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Creating AppleScript for keystrokes

I've been trying to do my own AppleScript to make my Mac press C 13 times, press the left arrow key, press C 13 times, press the right arrow key and start from the beginning repeatedly at 1.7 seconds ...
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Function keys stop working after a while in Mojave

After upgrading from Mojave developer beta 2 to developer beta 6, a ton of things broke and stopped working. One of these things is the function keys, but only after a while. I tend to leave my ...
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Firefox Profile Manager window starts inactive - Access via Keyboard

I use Spotlight search / Launchpad to start firefox. I also have configured the firefox to start with profile manager. The problem I face is when it starts up it starts as "inactive" window Cmd + Tab ...
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Which 15 inch macbook with USB has the highest repair score?

I'm doing research into MacBooks and would like to pick the one which is easiest/cheapest to repair. Can someone point me to a list which has some metrics like "repair score" or reliability? I know ...
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Set different keyboard settings for two different users or applications on Mac?

One user of uses Microsoft Remote Desktop to use Windows-based, industry-specific software which requires constant use of function keys, while other users never uses function keys. I know that we can ...
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How to get two symbols “\ $“ in Swedish Apid Pro Keyboard?

I have tried all compositions such as “shift+option”`+ any other letters but there is no symbol as “\ $“. How could get it?
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Connect a wired keyboard to iPad mini 2

I recently found out that you can connect a wired keyboard to your iPad mini 2 using the Lightning to USB adapter. But unfortunately here in Vietnam, that adapters price is very high. So I was hoping ...
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Ergonomically what could be the best key to map to Esc key (touch bar) [on hold]

I started to work on a MacBook Pro 2018 with a touch bar, but I am struggling too much trying to adapt to the Esc key. I currently have caps lock map to control and thinking on probably maping the ...
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How can I disable the system feedback when using the “fn” button on a Touch Bar-equipped MBP?

I use Shush to auto-mute my microphone on voice and video calls, where I toggle my mic on by holding the fn key. But on a Touch Bar equipped MBP, the system issues a click and pop noise when pressing ...
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iPhone won't stop connecting to bluetooth, interferes with mouse

My iPhone keeps pairing itself to my Mac. I know because every time it happens my mouse lags horribly until I remove it. Things I've tried: Reset the Bluetooth module Factory reset all connected ...
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Reinitialize third party keyboard

Is there any way to reinitialize an external third party USB keyboard? I hit a wrong key after MACOS detected the new keyboard hardware. Now, my keymapping is not correct. I need to remove or ...
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MacBook Air (2015) Trackpad and keyboard not working

My MacBook Air's internal keyboard and Trackpad have stopped working. To be honest, she had a bit of a fall about 2 weeks ago, about 3 feet onto carpet, it has worked fine ever since yesterday. I ...
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Number Pad on Apple Keyboard has stopped working

All of a sudden my number pad on my Apple keyboard isn't working say when I use calculator. Can someone help me understand what to do to resolve this?
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How insert “+” from MacBook italian keyboard?

I have just bought a Macbook pro and I have to program. But I can not figure out how to insert this symbol "+". On the net I could not find anything.
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MacBook Pro: Keyboard layout mismatch

I just received my repackaged MacBook Pro (Retina, 13 inches, end 2012) and I have a problem with my keyboard. The keyboard layout is different from the one I had before, and I can't find the right ...
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Keyboard and Mouse start behaving oddly. I've had to restart my Mac to fix this

I imagine I'm hitting some serious of hotkeys but on rare occasions, my Mac will start handling keyboard AND mouse clicks in an odd way. This just happened and, all of a sudden, here are some of the ...
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Installing High Sierra on an Early 2013 Macbook Pro - Keyboard Doesn't Work

After downloading High Sierra on a Macbook Pro 15" Mid 2015 model and using Install Disk Creator to create a High Sierra install USB I've run into a problem I can't figure out how to solve. I start ...
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Is it possible to exchange the F1, F2 key functions for the F3, F4 key functions ?

I was wondering if I can switch the functionality of the F1 and F2 keys (brightness down,up respectively) and pass it to the F3,F4 keys; subsequently switching the functionality of the F3,F4 keys to ...
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Forward delete takes way too long

Has anybody else got a problem with forward delete on his mac taking forever to execute? Deleting with the delete button <-- works instantly but forward delete with fn + <-- takes so long that ...
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Termius ssh-client on iPhone - and the Esc-key

With the Termius app I am able to ssh into my servers straight from the phone, no need to carry anything else (like laptops). The app can use the virtual keyboard, but, for prolonged typing, one can ...
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MacBook Pro with Touch Bar; switch between F keys, app controls and control strip?

My previous MacBook Pro 15" had physical function keys, which could be switched to media control keys by holding down the Fn key (or the other way around if you liked). I found this very handy, and ...
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Intermittent input delay on keyboard (MacBook Pro 2018)

I picked up the 2018 15" MacBook Pro recently, and right away I'm noticing the slightest amount of input delay on the keyboard. It doesn't always happen, but it's noticeable when it does - the typing ...
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How to use Character Viewer with only keyboard and no mouse?

I'm looking for a mouseless/mouse-free solution. And I want to use the whole Character Viewer-- not just certain characters. I can open the Character Viewer with CTRL+CMD+SPACE, but it doesn't have ...
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Shortcut to rename multiple files in the Finder

In the Finder, it is possible to rename the selected file by pressing the "Enter" key. When multiple files are selected, it is possible to batch rename them using some simple rules by right clicking ...
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Terminal tab number shortcuts completely messed in High Sierra

I use tabs in terminal.app quite a lot, and often close and open new tabs as I run different tasks. I'm very used to switching through tabs using the same shortcut as I use in Chrome and textmate, ...
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MacBook Pro A1278 keyboard works but power button doesn't

I have a MacBook Pro (mid 2012) A1278. All the keys work except the power button. I've tried different keyboards (i.e., plugging in internal keyboards to test the power button). None of the keyboards ...
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Multilingual spell checking on Whatsapp Desktop is not working

Multilingual spell checking (French and English) is working very well generally on my mac OS install. I set it up correctly following these recommendations. However, there seems to be something ...
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Identify keyboard localization

What keyboard localization is present on this MacBook?
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Key binding in iTerm2

I am trying to bind a shortcut to perform cut command in iTerm2. Obviously, cut is bound to Cmd + x, but I would also like it to be bound to Ctrl + w. I did this easily for paste by going to iTerm2 → ...
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USB ports not working, no paired magic keyboard, “no bootable device, press any key” on an iMac 2009

Sad story. I thought it was the HDD, so I ended up asking someone to reinstall macOS on it using their Recovery, and that worked. The hard drive booted up using their 2012?ish Mac mini. However, ...
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How to stop screensaver with a keyboard button press, rather than a mouse button press

When then screensaver is activated, pressing a button on the keyboard does not stop the show and display the lockscreen. The system bell chimes, but the screensaver show continues. If I press a ...
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Assign keyboard shortcut to change network environment

How do I assign a keyboard shortcut to change the network environment? They networks are accessible under Apple menu → Environment → [name]. I wish want to quickly switch between the wired and the ...
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esc key doesn't work, only fn + esc

So there's probably some app that's responsible for this, but I'm not sure how to find it. I press ESC in: Karabiner-events: it echoes 'escape' as it should according to OSX keyboard-viewer ESC is ...
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Escaping characters in folder nme in Terminal

I've been learning about Terminal recently, and although I've learnt about the backslash, double quotes, single quote etc. for escaping characters, how would I create a folder with this name (it's on ...
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How to make keyboard shortcuts work with dual keyboards?

So I decided to experiment with two keyboards for the ergonomics, which it accomplishes fairly well (so left hand on left side of left keyboard, and right hand on right side of right keyboard). ...
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How to sort the special characters menu?

In order to type special characters, I long press the standard char and then I get a menu to pick exactly the one I need by pressing its number. For example, if I want to type á I need to long press a,...
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How to enable modifier keys mapping for bluetooth 4.0 keyboards?

In macOS 10.13.6, when I use a bluetooth 4.0 keyboards the modifier keys mapping seems to be missing (keyboard not showing up). After I switch the keyboard to bluetooth 3.0 mode it shows up. Does it ...
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Selection works funny in macos?

I bought new macbook and it runs macOS 10.13.6 My text selection isn't working normally. When I select some text and push the physical key named delete, it often only deletes one character from the ...
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Is there a way to fix, or disable, secure input?

After a MacOS update last week, Secure Input has started blocking advanced keyboard shortcuts in Alfred, BetterTouchTool, and even my Logitech mouse options. I have repeatedly tried to quit the ...
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Use F1, F2 etc. keys to control built-in Mac features when using an external USB keyboard

I use a generic external USB keyboard (specifically Amazon Basics Wired Keyboard) with my MacBook Pro. The keyboard doesn't include the fn key present on MacBook's built-in keyboard. On the external ...
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Reset iPhone's Frequently Used Emoji's in Emoji keyboard

I want to reset the Frequently Used part of the iPhone's built-in Emoji keyboard. Is there a simple way to do this?
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How do I turn off or temporarily suspend keyboard shortcuts?

I'm using the site ShorcutFoo to drill keyboard shortcuts for Pro Tools on my Mac. My problem is that entering a shortcut such as Command+D in a practice session naturally conflicts with the ...
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How do you fix a non-working key on the Macbook pro 2016?

I have a Macbook pro 2016 and keys keep getting stuck. By "stuck" I mean that pressing them doesn't do anything anymore unless I press them really hard. The recommended way is to blow air into the ...
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Why doesn't the disabling of the Caps Lock key have any effect?

On Mac OSX High Sierra v10.13.5 (17F7) on a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013), using an external bluetooth connected Mac keyboard in the System Preferences, under Keyboard, there is Modifier ...
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How can I use one set of bluetooth devices for two Macbooks? [duplicate]

Here is a problem I have been having for a while, and I can't imagine I am the only one. I suspect there is a fairly simple solution that I have just not yet thought of: I have two MacBooks that I ...
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Swapping the dollar sign for a euro, english keyboard

I know that the keyboard shortcut to use for the Euro symbol is Option + Shift + 2. But I'm now using the $ key, why can't I just re-assign or reprogram the Shift + 4 key combo to give me €? Does ...
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Is Apple using the updated 2018 MacBook Pro keyboard when replacing older keyboards under the new keyboard service program?

Apple revealed an updated 2018 MacBook Pro with an updated butterfly keyboard. I recently had my 2016 MacBook Pro keyboard replaced under the keyboard service program that was recently opened. Is ...