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Questions tagged [keyboard]

A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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Macbook Air Mid 2012 on Sierra: FileVault killed my keyboard and trackpad

Recently I decided to enable FileVault on my MBA mid 2012 running Sierra 10.12. Things that happened so far in a chronological order: After turning it on in Settings.app it seemed stuck so I forced ...
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Mac keyboard shortcut to press the replace button

Is there a keyboard shortcut on a Mac that can press the replace button? See image.
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Running services with keyboard shortcuts has a 0.5 second delay

I've created app launchers for certain apps in Automator and assigned keyboard shortcuts from the Keyboard Preferences menu. When I use these shortcuts I get a 1/2 a second delay. It seems like it's ...
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Emoji Keyboard not inserting emoji after pressing Enter

After opening the emoji keyboard with Ctrl + Cmd + Space, selecting an emoji and finally hitting enter, the emoji keyboard closes but nothing is inserted at my cursor. A restart seems to fix this, ...
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Custom keyboard layout not showing in System Preferences in 10.13.6

I have a custom keyboard layout which I would like to use and I've tried moving the .keylayout file to the /Library/Keyboard Layouts/ and the corresponding directory in home folder, but it doesn't ...
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Is there a way to set a Finder Shortcut for 'Tags…' in macOS 10.14 Mojave?

Prior to Mojave, I used a custom Shortcut (System Preferences>Keyboard> Shortcuts>App Shortcuts) for the 'Tags…' command (Finder, File>Tags…), as in this answer: https://apple.stackexchange.com/a/...
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Tmux shortcuts not working in Terminal application

I've got the following shortcuts setup in Tmux: bind-key -r C-Up select-pane -U bind-key -r C-Down select-pane -D bind-key -r C-Left select-pane -L bind-key -r C-Right select-pane -R Basically ...
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Should I buy the 2 year Apple Care, for my Macbook Pro with faulty butterfly switches? [closed]

The class-action lawsuit is ongoing I have a late 2017 Macbook Pro that has various stuck butterfly switches, since I use an external keyboard most of the time, I didn't even attempt to get it fixed ...
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Bluetooth keyboard doesn't work on Mojave

I have a MacBook Pro 2017 and ever since I installed macOS Mojave, my Bluetooth keyboard stopped working properly. I don't have a stock Apple Bluetooth keyboard, I have this one: https://www.gearbest....
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How do I remap function modifier combinations?

I would like to remap the key binding Shift+Option+7 (⇧⌥ 7) for the backward-slash \ to something much simpler like Option+. (⌥ .) perhaps using a command line tool like hdiutil. The answer to "How ...
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What's the keyboard shortcut for keyboard layout switch in Mojave?

Shift + Control + Space doesn't seem to work anymore.
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Karabiner Elements: Why is a series (or sequence/batch) of keys called in {…“to”: …} only executed every second time?

I used the original Karabiner app 10.22 and could very precisely restrict any actions via Apple's Accessibility Inspector to work for specific dialogue windows. This is no longer possible with ...
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Mojave: Now playing widget no longer recognizes iTunes

In macOS Mojave the iTunes widget is gone and only the Now playing widget shows in the notification centre. Every other media system wide shows on the now playing widget except iTunes. If I press ...
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how to set default all hotkey in mac

I want to return default all keyboard hotkey Now my mac command + w is Screen Brightness up command + e is Screen Brightness down but i want to command + w is close this app (default) can anyone ...
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Why can I not set Safari keyboard shortcuts? Conflicts with secondary, unlisted Back/Forward commands

I use ⌘← and ⌘→ to move between tabs. I want to transfer this setting to Safari. The default Safari keyboard shortcuts shown in the menu bar list ⌘[ and ⌘] for Back/Forward: Despite those keyboard ...
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Anyone know of some helpful or neat Keyboard Shortcuts that I can add to my Keyboard Shortcuts in System Preferences? [closed]

I have been trying get all my keyboard shortcuts back to normal and see if that will help me be able to use my trackpad to scroll again. After learning a little more about shortcuts I like them and ...
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How to switch to the latest active desktop, is there a hotkey?

I've a little of a search but haven't found anything. Is there a way to switch to the latest active desktop? Or should I create a special hotkey for that?
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My keyboard (numpad) overwrites everything

I have a Mac mini with High Sierra (10.13.4) with a Windows-keyboard (it has a numpad). Everything went fine for a long time but a few months ago I got a big problem: In many apps (Calculator, Excel, ...
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How to map “$” character to “€” on French AZERTY keyboard

I'd like to have a direct access to "€" character by pressing the physical "$" key rather than having to do "Alt/Option + $". I've been searching around and found this article: https://developer....
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Mid-2015 Macbook Pro, one letter key needs strong press to work

The 'r' key on my mid-2015 Macbook Pro has to be pressed quite strong for the press to register. I've taken off the key and it seems the problem is not with the key itself as I also have to press ...
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Cannot map between option and command key via bluetooth keyboard?

There are a lot of guides out there on how to remap between the option and command keys, so that other Windows keyboard can have similar layout to a Macbook (like, see https://9to5mac.com/2016/03/17/...
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MacBook Pro 13 2017 short shift

I have a MacBook Pro 2017 model with short left shift, ` button next to it and § is where ` is supposed to be. Can I change my layout so that ` works as a shift and § is changed to ` ? I tried using ...
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New Macbook and Outlook online discarding messages

I think this is related to the keyboard but it has been happening for 2 weeks but I cannot isolate the issue. I will be in the web version of Outlook on Office 365 in Firefox and when typing a ...
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iPad / Virtual keyboard appears when paired with (old) bluetooth keyboard

My (old) full size Logitech Bluetooth keyboard pairs perfectly well with iPad / iPhone. However, half the screen is still filled by the virtual keyboard. Prior iOS's worked just fine, but a couple ...
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Media keys behaviour with iTunes in macOS Mojave

Before I upgraded to Mojave, I was on High Sierra and I had an issue with the way the media keys worked with iTunes. Most people complained that whenever they had iTunes playing in the background and ...
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Xcode Key Bindings not working with Spanish keyboard

I'm running macOS High Sierra and Xcode 9. My MacBook Pro has a Spanish Keyboard, and in the keyboard settings, it is configured as Spanish - ISO. I have tried some command shortcuts like Move Line Up ...
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Keyboard shortcut to shift a selected region in Excel

I would like to shift just the highlighted region down in order to insert a row just within that table - but not on the entire row (which contains other tables) This is a common operation: is there a ...
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Item Highlighted Apple Menu Bar

I use Control+F2 to highlight the menu bar pretty frequently. How does the Menu Bar decide what menu to select in the list when a key is pressed? Typically the character pressed on the keyboard is ...
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Selecting an entire column via the keyboard shortcut in Excel 2016 is not working

From the following reference - in order to select an entire row or column: https://exceljet.net/lessons/shortcuts-to-insertdelete-rows-and-columns You can select an entire row with shift and the ...
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Why do Mac OS application-specific keyboard shortcuts involving modifiers: ⌥, ⇧ not work with latest Chrome?

Mac OS configured per-application keyboard shortcuts including at least ⌥+⇧ (Option+Shift) are broken. Occurs with Google Chrome version: 69.0.3497.100 (Official Build) (64-bit) Problem: When you ...
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Keyboard Not working Properly

I have an old iMac on MacOS 10.13 High Sierra with the standard Magic Keyboard (before the current MK2). I normally use the iMac in Target Display mode, and then use Screen Sharing from my newer iMac ...
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Change left Cmd key to Ctrl Key wihout changing the right Cmd key in Macbook Pro High Sierra?

I have two command keys on my MacBook Pro(High Sierra). I often use control with my pinky finger. Is it possible to map only right Cmd key with control key while the left Cmd key should function as it ...
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Why do some accessories work with the Lightning – USB3 Camera Adapter while others don't?

Context I borrowed an iPad Pro to work on while my laptop was down, but without a physical keyboard, I found it frustrating to type anything more than a short sentence on it. After countless typos ...
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Is there a way to have a system wide meta key?

I know that in terminal, one can remap right option -> meta. This lets you do nice UNIX commands such as META-F (which goes forward a word), META-B, etc. However, if you try doing OPTION-F outside ...
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Make MacBook German keyboard behave like windows

I could not find a thread which exactly answered my questions, even though it seems like a common concern. So, sorry if this question is not appropriate, but I really did some reasearch and only could ...
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Keyboard shortcut or AppleScript to move current tab into a new window

Recent versions of macOS bring tabs to applications that didn’t seem to support tabs before (e.g. Anki flashcards), via the Dock preference to always prefer opening things in tabs. Stock apps and ...
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Is there a way on Mac to simulate a repeated keystroke on a key press? [duplicate]

I am looking for a way that allows me to bind a simulated keystroke on a certain key on the keyboard. I know that on Windows there is "AutoHotkey" program that can do this for you. All I need is to ...
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Using external keyboard on macbook pro

I have a macbook pro and use Windows software, both in Parallels and also using Citrix where I remote in to my Work Windows machine. The keyboard shortcuts for Excel which I am used to do not work ...
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Shortcuts failing constantly

I am using Adobe Audition. I have defined a few shortcuts for functions I use the most. These shortcuts work sometimes, sometimes don't. This is also true for shortcuts I have defined for other ...
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How to map CTRL + Left Arrow to Home with Karabiner-Elements

I'm using Karabiner-Elements to map some keys with an external PC keyboard. I'd like to map CTRL + Left Arrow to Home and CTRL + Right Arrow to End. Is it possible to do this? There's a complex rule ...
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Toggle Bluetooth using wired keyboard on iMac

Every so often my iMac looses the Bluetooth mouse connection. The only way to resolve this (other than a reboot) is to switch Bluetooth off, wait about 10 seconds then switch it back on. This ...
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macOS High Sierra Turkish Keyboard Issue

I started to use a Mac mini with Turkish keyboard. However, macOS High Sierra has only Turkish Q and Turkish Q Legacy keyboard options. If I remember correctly almost one year ago I was using a ...
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The microphone for 3rd party keyboards disappears if you delete the default keyboard

I've installed GBoard keyboard onto the XS Max. And it all works great. iOS provides a microphone icon on the bottom right. Satisfied with GBoard, I deleted the default keyboard. As a result, the ...
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Why do I have to re-pair my Apple Magic Wireless Keyboard (A1314) every morning?

I take my laptop home every night. When I come into the office I have to remove the keyboard from the BT devices and re-pair it - otherwise it won't connect. My Apple Magic Trackpad (A1339) connects ...
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How can I find which Control-Command keys are mapped to particular programs?

I am using iTerm2 under High Sierra 10.13.6. iTerm2 lets me assign Control-Command key combos to particular actions. This mostly works fine, but at least two of these do nothing: Control-Command-B and ...
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Display an overlay while a hotkey is pressed

I have recently switched to a keyboard with a particular layout, and I'd like to setup a system-wide keyboard shortcut to display an image overlay on the screen while pressed. This image would be a ...
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How to avoid unselect file dialog when pressing minus sign in Midnight commander on macOS

I try to type open -a TextEdit in the command line, but always Unselect dialog shows. I have tried disabling Unselect in the ~/.config/mc/mc.keymap or map it to something else, but nothing helps: [...
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Abnt2 keyboard does not work on macbook pro 13 Early 2015

I'm trying to use an Abnt2 keyboard on my Macbook Pro 13, Early 2015, and I'm having some problems. It's a Multilaser Metal War TC185: suporte.multilaser.com.br/downloads/detalhe/TC185 (I'm using ...
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Hotkey Toggling between Private & Non-Private browser window?

Consider two Safari windows: one private, the other not. There may be more than one tab in the window. The goal is to toggle between the two windows (not the tabs) with a hotkey. Does such a ...
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Karabiner-Elements: How to disable a group of keys in a SIMPLE way?

Is there a SIMPLE way to disable a group of keys in complex modifications in Karabiner-Elements? Consider an example: Under the following condition "set_variable": { "name": "con-1", ...