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Is there anyway to disable ctrl-click? [duplicate]

I've been trying to play some games on my macbook (running on mojave) and whenever I try to hold CTRL and click it won't let me. Is there anyway to disable Ctrl-Click?
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Is it possible to choose which language to use when I type by speaking?

I want to enable dictation, but on multiple languages. Sometimes I speak Chinese to type in, sometimes use Japanese, etc... Is it possible to decide which language to speak, when I type in the text? ...
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Screensaver won't exit until MacMini Sleeps — how to fix?

I have a Mac mini (2018) running macOS 10.14.6. When the screen saver turns on, it doesn't turn off until the computer goes to sleep. If I move the mouse or type keys, I hear a "beep" indicating that ...
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How can I enter recovery mode (for Mac OS, on an iMac) remotely?

Our team administrates several Macs. To save costs (flights, etc.) in events where we have to remotely restore a system at our client location, we are trying to understand how to enter recovery mode ...
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Is it possible to trigger keyboard shortcuts on non-English keyboard input via Dvorak key position?

I use Dvorak layout on my macOS and have other keyboard input including Simplified Chinese and Korean. However, to trigger a keyboard shortcut such as Command + w on Korean keyboard, I must use the ...
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Removing iPad virtual keyboard prompt (iOS 13 beta)

On my iPad I’m using a Bluetooth keyboard, I’m using a web page as an app that is downloaded on the home screen of the iPad. When I start typing this iPad prompt pops up as seen in the picture. It ...
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Command/Control keys are split on PC keyboard with Mac

No matter how many combinations I try in Modifier Keys, unfortunately the control/command keys split responsibilities. For example: Control x, c, v all work fine, but Control z, t, r don't work - ...
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Disabling Alt+ArrowKey HotKey Mojave

Is there anyway from disabling the hotkey that swipes between windows (alt+left or right arrow key)? I am using excel via remote desktop and when I use this shortcut Mac also reads the input and my ...
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Tab, Caps lock, Tilde/backtick, Escape keys stopped working on Apple Wired Keyboard after macOS 10.14.6 update

I am using Mid 2015 15" MBP with Thunderbolt display and Apple Wired Keyboard. Recently after an update to macOS Mojave 10.14.6 certain keys on my Apple Wired Keyboard stopped working. Keys are: 1. ...
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Is there a way to create a custom keyboard shortcut in OSX?

I'd like to press a custom set of keys (i.e. CTRL+`) to instead act like I am pressing a different set of keys (i.e. CTRL+]). How can I accomplish this? In the keyboard shortcuts menu I'm only seeing ...
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Can I stop music on MacBook Pro with TouchBar directly?

I bought a MacBook Pro with TouchBar and found out that I could not stop the music directly. I have to first tap on the left-pointing arrow on the Touch Bar, and after expanding the menu I finally ...
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Macbook Air Mid 2012 A1466 Power button not working

Thanks for stopping by. As the title states, when I press the power button on the keyboard, nothing happens. This is a ongoing problem I've had for a couple months now and it's starting to get on my ...
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Passing alt/opt key sequence over ssh to remote host with iTerm

Just learning the ropes of my new MacBook Pro. I have a linux workstation at the office that I use to host a number of tmux sessions, which represent whatever Im working on at a given time. If out ...
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Change Keyboard for MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports) [closed]

According to https://support.apple.com/keyboard-service-program-for-mac-notebooks, I can change my keyboard. I have encountered problems with my keyboard before, including a few keys not responding ...
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Is there a way to reset search in Mail?

I'm not sure how everyone is doing this. But I do roughly 20-30 mail searches a day. But when the search is done and now I want to see the top of my most recent email (for new emails and whatnot). ...
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Create custom keyboard shortcuts in GBoard in iOS

I know it is possible to create custom keyboard shortcuts with the default keyboard (General > Keyboard > Text Replacement). Can the same thing be done on GBoard for iOS? For example, per this tip, I ...
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Unable to switch input sources after updating macOS to 10.14.6

After the latest update to Mojave 10.14.6, I'm unable to change input source using the keyboard shortcut (it works when I change it by selecting the input source manually). I tried changing it to ...
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How to auto-swap modifier keys with Fn or caps lock in Mojave

With the internal keyword I would like to be able to quickly swap between Mac's default modifier keys layout and a more windows like layout: control key: cmd command key: Ctrl It would be awesome if ...
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Change screenshot keyboard shortcut to a single key

I want to set my keyboard shortcut for Copy picture of selected area to clipboard to the END key. Literally just the single keypress END. I tried looking at this post, but wasn't sure neither what ...
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CMD + W doesn't work anymore on macOS Mojave

After installing the .dotfiles on my new Macbook (Mojave) the keyboard combination CMD + W to close tabs or windows stopped working system wide. I found out that when I press fn + CMD + W it works. ...
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How can I get the list of input sources shown when switching between input sources?

I cannot get it to show on another MacBook. I'm expecting the list to be shown when I press Control+Space.
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How to configure Ctrl+backspace Linux behavior in macOS terminal?

I was using Windows and Ubuntu previously and in their terminal, when I used to press Ctrl + Backspace it used to delete the last word till any punctuation. For example, if I had typed: ls -l /usr/...
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How do i get the quotation mark on ipad pro with logitech keyboard?

When i want to type ", i get «» instead. And it shoes the quotation mark on the keyboard being on number 2, but it´s the double arrow instead. How do i fix this? Nordic layout btw.
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Straight double quotes on Bluetooth keyboard

I purchased a Bluetooth keyboard yesterday for my MacBook Pro Late 2013 (macOS Mojave 10.14.6) and I am having problems with this (") character. I cannot find it on the keyboard. Is there a chance ...
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Cycle application windows changed in recent update (2019)

I am used to pressing CMD+ ` on my mac to cycle through windows of the same application. In recent updates, I am not sure if this was when updating to Mojave, maybe later, maybe before, this ...
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Window retains focus when pressing Dock folder icon

When I click on the Applications folder icon in the Dock and start typing, the previously active window retains its focus. That is particularly annoying when the previously active window is a ...
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OSX Language switch as in windows?

How to make OSX behave the same way as Windows in regards to multiple keyboard languages (drives me crazy)? In Windows, each app starts with default language, unless you have chosen a new language ...
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Apple Magic Keyboard on Windows 10 (fn key and layout)

1. How do you get the Apple Magic keyboard to work on Windows 10 with the fn key and the correct layout? I'm using a Magic Keyboard with British English layout but none of the fn functions work such ...
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Gboard Keyboard Not Showing Up in Various Google Apps on iPhone Xr

iPhone Xr iOS 12.4 Gboard 2.2.0.247258495 Gmail 6.0.190602 Docs 1.2019.28202 Chat 0.156.259040960 Issue: I various apps developed by Google, such as Gmail, Docs, Chrome, Chat, the Gboard keyboard is ...
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Toggling between chunk of input in iterm2 with “Alt + arrow left/right” writes “[D” instead jumping from chunk to chunk

I just started to use iterm2 on MacOS and find that it has really nice features especially for splitting terminal screen. However, when trying to toggle between chunk of input in with "Alt + arrow ...
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Can you type a tilde on the key under Esc on a European ISO keyboard set to US?

I am forced to use MacBook Pro 2018. I am located in a German-speaking country, so the autodetected (or pre-installed?) keyboard layout was German. I work as an English-speaking programmer, so I need ...
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Screenshot to clipboard by default

My muscle memory is very ingrained with Cmd + Shift + 4 to take screen snips, and this has been fine for a while. However, from now on, I don't need to save my screen snips as files. I need to paste ...
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MacBook Pro function keys

New to the Mac world (from PC) but really like it so far. In wanting to understand the operation of the laptop, I was reading about the function keys. One book listed the "MacBook Pro's Default ...
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How to go to folders that start with that letter first then files

This is similar to "Quick search in folder by key press", but with a slightly different case. When I have a Finder window open and press s on the keyboard, it selects the first file that starts with "...
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Apple Magic Keyboard on Windows 10 not a Bootcamp!

I'm using Apple Magic Keyboard on Windows 10 (not a Bootcamp, standalone machine) and overall it works fine with Bootcamp drivers from Apple but funny enough "functional" button is not functioning. ...
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iOS: Type occasional straight quotes with smart quotes turned on

The question Type straight quotes (",') when smart quotes is turned on answers this quite well for macOS, but the solution (using a text replacement with the straight quote as the replacement ...
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Is there a way to have the touch bar set permanently on the function keys?

I know that, using the keyboard settings preference pane, you can set "touch bar shows" to "Expanded Control Strip" to remove the per-app buttons. This mirrors the out-of-the-box configuration on non-...
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Mission control always popups incidentally/automatically when typing

Recently on my MacBook Pro 2019, mission control always popups incidentally when I'm typing. At the beginning I thought there's an issue of my trackpad since my wrists almost touch it when I'm ...
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Diacritics has disappeared from touchbar

Diacritical marks suggestion in Polish dissapeared from touchbar on some point in Mojave.I wait for it to comeback with every upadate.Maybe there is some way to turn it on?
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Escape key doesn't work on wireless keyboard for MacBook Pro

I have an Apple Wireless Keyboard (A1314) connected to a MacBook Pro (15,1 with Touch Bar), and the Escape key does not work at all. It works fine on an older Macbook Pro and Mac mini. The Touchbar ...
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How to map Ctrl + Delete to Fn + Opt + Delete with Karabiner-Elements

I would like to map Ctrl + Delete on a Windows keyboard to Fn + Opt + Delete on a Macbook keyboard, so it deletes the next word after the cursor. I can't figure out how to represent Fn + Opt + Delete ...
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MacBook Pro Function key + Command/Option hotkeys problem [duplicate]

I'm using Intellij Idea on Mac, that heavily utilizes hotkeys including Function keys + the Option and Command keys. While hardware keys + the Option and Command keys work okay, Touch Bar keys + the ...
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Cycle through pair of spaces for two screens with one keyboard shortcut

I have two displays and created for each display with Mission Control several desktops (also known as Spaces): Display 1: Desktops 1-5 Display 2: Desktops 6-10 I have following related settings ...
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Down arrow doesn't work unless holding ctrl key

As the title indicates, my down arrow key doesn't work with the exception of the keyboard shortcut "ctrl + down" showing the windows of a specific application. Since it works in this one situation I ...
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Setting system volume in macOS when an external display with speakers is connected

Recently I purchased an external display for my MacBook Pro (2017). I chose an LG 27UK850. The display has built-in speakers and is connected to my MacBook via USB-C port. The speakers are working ...
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Which Mac models are afflicted with the “repeating keypress” issue?

My Mac is starting to exhibit unwanted key repeats, where tapping a key once will show two keypresses on screen. This problem is documented at https://discussions.apple.com/thread/8536157 Which ...
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Command, tab, and mouse click not working, rest of keyboard and mouse movement still works

A few days ago I posted about how my macbook pro had a glitch where everything except the volume, brightness, and mouse movement stopped working. I am now having a similar but very distinct problem ...
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How to switch apps on iPhone with a Bluetooth keyboard

For some reason my Logitech K380 keyboard won't let me switch between apps using Cmd+Tab. Is this a fault with my keyboard? Also how would I select menu options on screen with the keyboard? Thanks ...
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Fixing Macbook Pro keyboard key

The e key on my keyboard started to feel weird. After some attempts to clean it, I’ve decided to remove it and noticed the membrane is the middle was loose. I’ve only noticed this is atypical because ...
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On Mojave, what is the keyboard shortcut to move a window from one “Desktop” to another?

I ask because I accidentally moved a window from one desktop to another using key combinations, after updating to Mojave. I've read the answers wrt older macOS versions, and options that require ...