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Set up global shortcuts for media keys (next, prev, play/pause)

I've had the (mis)fortune to get a new work laptop with the O' so great Touch Bar which I so immensely hate and have changed the Touch Bar to display F-keys. However one thing I do miss is my global ...
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How do I make the play/pause button (F8) on my mac keyboard play/pause in the Amazon Music app

How do I make the play/pause button (F8) on my mac keyboard play/pause in the Amazon Music app. I'm running Catalina. I have an apple wireless keyboard. https://www.apple.com/shop/product/MQ052LL/A/...
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How to fix a completely unresponsive MacBook Pro 2018 keyboard?

I have a 2018 Macbook Pro 13” with Touch Bar running MacOS Catalina. Today my keyboard suddenly stopped working after sleep. It simply would not output ANYTHING. I foolishly restarted my computer ...
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How can I select a password for a website with my keyboard?

I store passwords for websites in my safari keychain and when I visit a website there is the key icon in the username field. I can click on this key and autofill the username and password, but I hate ...
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How do I choose a dialog option with keyboard, but without TAB?

I want to choose "Add". I guess I can enable "Keyboard access" and use the tab key, but there must be a reason developers have it disabled by default. And that answer says there are dialog-specific ...
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macOS No Longer Connecting to Wireless Keyboard Wirelessly

I have an Apple Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad, and normally it works well wirelessly, and was doing so this morning, but suddenly it's no longer working. The keyboard still works perfectly via ...
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macOS Catalina USB keyboard doesn't work after being taken out and in again

After I upgraded to macOS Catalina on my MacBook Pro from 2013, my USB keyboard stops working every time I unplug it and plug it in again. Every time, I have to reboot with the keyboard plugged in to ...
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Shortcuts for the application switcher in OS X

When I press Cmd + Tab in OS X (e.g. Catalina) I can access what I believe Apple calls "the application switcher". Is there an entry for this shortcut in the System Preferences → Keyboard → Shortcuts ...
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How can I map special keys in my Microsoft Keyboard?

I used Karabiner to map the Window key and Menu key in this Microsoft Wireless Comfort 5050 Desktop Keyboard. However, the Function keys and certain other keys generate no events detectable by ...
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How to change the focus of buttons displayed in prompt dialogs?

When a file is deleted through Command + Option + Backspace combination, the dialog like the image below is prompted to validate the operation with having two buttons which are Cancel, and Delete ...
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Monitor that I can control its brightness from keyboards/OS settings section

I am stuck with a 2008 Apple Cinema Display because every monitor I try, I can not control its brightness from the keyboard and that's a must for me. I am unsure what I should be searching for to get ...
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Stop tilde and grave acting as deadkeys on French Macbook Pro keyboard (AZERTY)

I have a 2015 Macbook Pro running Mojave where internal keyboard is French AZERTY (ISO) type as shown here: Pressing grave (the key next to return) or tilde (Alt-Gr n) act as a dead keys. Input ...
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applescript: Appropriately escape input in script invocation

I have the following snippet in an applescript: tell current session of current tab of current window write text "watch -n1 'kubectl get pods | grep -i" & input' ...
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Associate automation applescript with hotkey or shortcut or launcher icon [duplicate]

I came across a very handy approach based on applescript to automate some repetitive tasks on iterm. Here is the example script: #!/usr/bin/osascript tell application "iTerm2" tell current ...
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Accidentally entered the login window while working; is there another way to return to the regular desktop without typing in the password?

In other words, how do you exit the login window using shortcut keys or without inputting a password, or is avoiding this step not possible?
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How do I create Keyboard shortcuts for operations in a website on OS X?

I need someone to help me out in assigning Keyboard shortcuts for a few operations/tabs on a website in Mac. I'm working on a website that plays the audio files. So, I want to create a Keyboard ...
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How to map § to ESC?

I want to map the § on a Macbook with touch bar at the system level. I need this at least for using the esc while using vim (I want to feel the key press). I use a Keyboard layout generated with ...
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Tilde/backtick is coming out as section/plus-minus on my external keyboard

In my external keyboard only, the tilde/backtick key produces section/plus-minus symbols. On the internal keyboard, they work fine. (Hebrew/English keyboards). This problem has been discussed 1 2. ...
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Map right shift key to behave like top arrow

guys I'm a software developer and I use arrows keys a lot. As long as Apple changed their keyboard layout it is so hard to use the new arrows setup. It' just drives me crazy every time when I try to ...
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Keyboard Shortcuts in Tooltips in macOS Calculator

Is there something that can be done so that the tooltip text indicates the keyboard shortcut associated with each button in the macOS calculator? It's frustrating to have to look it up online every ...
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Change Options + Right with Command + Right [duplicate]

I am trying to change options + Right with command + right. I am normally a windows user and the fact that command + right jumps to the end of the line is making me so frustrated. Is there any way ...
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MacBook Pro 2019 with touchbar freezes chrome forms

I have a brand new macbook (2019 with touchbar running macOS Catalina). When I use an external keyboard all is fine. But when using the laptop keyboard it is extremely slow/laggy on all website input ...
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When was the butterfly keyboard introduced to the MacBook Air?

When (what year & Model) was the butterfly keyboard introduced to the MacBook Air? I would like to help a relative avoid purchasing such a keyboard. Any references to support an answer are ...
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Smooth scrolling with keyboard

New Mac user here. I there a way to scroll smoothly using the keyboard? When I click and hold the down arrow button, e.g. when reading through a PDF, the page scrolls as expected, but it does so by ...
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Can't automate typing in Safari with AppleScript when Safari is not the current window

I've searched all over the web but can't seem to find an answer to this. I developed this applescript to type in safari with the intended purpose for it to keep typing in the background while I worked ...
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Mysterious behavior: keyboard input is repeating some whole words!

As I am typing this message I might have a few letters or even a whole word repeated. So I type: "repeated" and I see "repe repeated" I've rebooted, removed plugins, changed keyboards wholesale, ...
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macOS Catalina LogOn Screen Password is selected and overwritten

When waking up my MacBook Pro (Early 2015 Retina) with newest macOS version installed, I am usually very quick typing in my password. However, when in the middle of entering my password the whole ...
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Remapped Caps Lock to Control works except for with Control-C (/interrupt)

The left control key on my external keyboard seems not to be working and so I remapped the Caps Lock to control; Hitting Caps Lock-A results in Ctl-A: But hitting Caps Lock-C results in c: While I ...
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Capslock blinking on and off

I'm on a macos mojave laptop, version 10.14.5 (18F132) My capslock key is continually blinking on and off. It also blinks when I press the ->| key (the one next to Q) How do I fix this?
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How to launch the onscreen Accessibility Keyboard with a keyboard shortcut too? [duplicate]

With ctrl + cmd + space, macOS launches Emojis & Symbols, also know as the Character Viewer. Is there a shortcut to launch the Keyboard Viewer?
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How can I set up a system-wide key combination to toggle a specific System Preferences setting (“Tap to Click”)?

I want to be able to toggle the "Tap to Click" setting under "Trackpad" > "Point & Click" in the System Settings app with a key combination from within any application. I looked at "Keyboard" > "...
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Macbook Pro Keyboard and Trackpad not working after battery change

I've changed my battery after this question: Does battery condition have anything to do with macbook pro performance? The performance has significantly increased, however I have a new problem. My ...
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Disable F3 and F4 shortcuts

I'd like to use my F3 and F4 keys for a different purpose, but I can't seem to disable the hotkeys on my Mac. Here's what I've tried so far:
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Why does Apple swap the @ and " keys?

On an English windows keyboard one finds the " above the 2 and the @ near the enter key on the right. On a standard English mac keyboard, as built into my macbook for instance, the two have their ...
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Media keys Next and Previous don't work in safari

If I play music via safari (YouTube music or soundcloud.com) I can't skip the song or move to the previous one using media keys on MacBook or Bluetooth keyboard. Stop/Start buttons work well, as well ...
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Keyboard backlight not working for some keys

Many similar questions I've read here have to do with backlights not working at all or when dimmed. My problem is that the number 6 key is not illuminating. All other keys are working as they should. ...
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What key command is this keyboard sending

This iPad keyboard has a keyboard button that unhides the on-screen keyboard when the keyboard is connected. What command is this sending? I've tried a keylogger on my laptop, but no joy. Thanks.
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Macbook Pro running Mojave dropping bluetooth devices

I'm having a strange bluetooth problem: my mid 2015 MB Pro connects to my bluetooth magic mouse and keyboard fine. After a few minutes of use, both disconnect (I get the "connection lost" icon for ...
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Touch bar and/or Catalina seems to make the keyboard unresponsive

I have a MacBook Pro 15-inch 2019. In various apps, the keyboard seems to be unresponsive, but I’m not sure why. In other apps (like Slack, for example), the keyboard works perfectly. I think it’s ...
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Magnification glass doesn't come up anymore when moving text cursor?

When I type, say if I want to move the cursor to some position back to do the edit, I would hold the finger down and then it will display a magnification glass that was very handy to use to move the ...
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How to fix iPad Pro complaining about unsupported Apple Smart Keyboard?

I'm using a Smart Keyboard with an iPad pro, but get a Accessory not supported error every 30 seconds. How can I fix this?
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Option key not Working on Win Keyboard

I've an annoying problem with a windows keyboard on mac. I already changed the keys in keyboard preferences, but I cannot use the option key. case: windows = option I have no access to chars like ~[]|...
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I'm having a kernel panic launchd exited (signal 10, exit status 0). How to solve it?

I recently bought this MacBook Pro 15 mid 2012 with core i7, 8GB RAM, 160 GB HDD and OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard. It comes with no battery, 6 vertical blue lines within the screen and a Shift key stuck ...
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USB Keyboards stop working after waking since upgrading to Catalina

I have a MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2015). I have 2 USB keyboards, one at home and one at the office, that I connect through USB-C hubs that has USB-A ports. The hubs I leave connected to the ...
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How to remap fn modifier to another key modifier (on internal keyboard)?

In Preferences > Keyboard > Key modifiers, I am able to remap (swap) all key modifiers (Command, Option, Ctrl) but Fn. Indeed, for the function modifier, the only choice where I can map it is ...
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Which keyboard shortcuts are the best to save time and improve productivity? [closed]

Other than cut, copy, paste, etc. which keyboard shortcuts do you frequently use that save time and improve productivity?
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Command+Tab switches windows in Mac OS rather than the ones inside Amazon WorkSpaces

I have latest Amazon WorkSpaces installed which I use to connect to my client desktop. I previously had Windows machine. There, if I was inside Amazon WorkSpaces and I pressed Alt+Tab, I was able to ...
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Magic keyboard problems when connected to iMac

When using my bluetooth Apple keyboard about 3 letters won't recognize on my iMac Desktop. When I type "K" for example I get nothing. I know it's not the keyboard because I've connected it to my ...
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Capturing USB HID keys in OSX, for keyboard?

I'm trying to find an application that allows me to understand which USB HID codes are being sent when pressing keys on my iMac keyboard? Is anyone aware of how to do this? I was going to ask on the ...
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Is there a way to configure the behaviour of cmd + tab to not wait until they get released?

To best demonstrate the behaviour I'm looking for, just see how Chrome behaves if you have multiple tabs open in the window, and press control + tab. So it doesn't wait until you release control, it ...