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External ISO keyboards treated as ANSI since MacBook Pro upgraded to macOS Sierra 10.12

Since I upgraded my MacBook Pro to macOS Sierra, two keys seems to have been switched around in the keyboard when I use my external keyboard. I use the Spanish ISO layout, and the "º" and "<" ...
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macOS constantly adds input sources

Some time ago I played around with some custom keyboard layouts for Ukrainian and I don't remember in much detail what I did, but as a result I started to experience this weird bug. I downloaded a ...
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Chrome: Keyboard shortcut to leave address bar and focus browsing area?

Related: Chrome: Keyboard shortcut to go to Address Bar? You can go to address bar by ⌘+l / Ctrl+l, but how can I go back to, or focus, the browsing area again?
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Character Accent Menu doesn't appear anymore in macOS Sierra

Before upgrading to macOS Sierra, I really liked the Character Accent Menu by doing a long press on a key (for example, the character e) and being able to add an accent on it. However, this ...
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Certain Apple Magic Keyboard key chords not working

I have a wireless  Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad. The keyboard is mostly working correctly, but a number of key chords involving the left command key do not work. I'm pretty sure this is a ...
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How to remap keys when using Universal Control between two macs

Keyboard connected directly (Bluetooth) When using an external keyboard on my 16" 2019 MBP or 13" M1 MBP (both running macOS Monterey 12.3.1 build 21E258), connected directly with Bluetooth ...
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Force keyboard re-identification in Catalina MacOS

I switched from a Logitech keyboard to a Mac external keyboard on my macbook pro with Catalina MacOS. Every time I hit capitol M it types MZ. It could be the case that the keyboard is malfunctioning, ...
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Easy way to remap non-modifier keys on Mac?

I want to remap § to ` and ± to ~ on my Mac keyboard because they are located in a place I am not used to. Is there an easy way to do this?
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What's wrong with my wireless keyboard if some keys doesn't work properly (can't press down) but getting better some hours later?

I brought a Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad in early 2019. Recently the left-shift left-contrl space keys work very weird. When I press them, they react very "weakly and slowly", it's ...
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Need to buy a MacBook Pro with a French Canadian keyboard but don't live in Canada

I live in Japan and I need to buy a new MacBook Pro with a French Canadian keyboard (physical, not just changing the keyboard layout in the OS). The option of a French Canadian keyboard is only ...
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Which typing keyboard is best for beginners? [closed]

I want a low-profile keyboard that goes to my Macbook setup. What are some popular low-profile keyboards out there that are worth a try? And I want TKLs and a clean design.
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iPad symbol keyboard on iOS iPad transfer to iPhone iOS 14.7.1

For years I’ve had an iPad symbol keyboard which I added in keyboard settings and would like to have it on my iPhone 11, but cannot find the third-party keyboard anywhere. I can’t find in iPhone App ...
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Can't disable command + shift + I to open mail

I followed the answer for disabling command + shift + I to open mail here: How to prevent Command-I/Command-Shift-I from opening Mac Mail when in browser? However, this doesn't work for me. I ...
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How do I choose the Agree button in the macOS Monterey licence agreement dialog without using a mouse?

I’m trying to reinstall macOS Monterey. Unfortunately, for whatever reason, they have decided that the mouse won’t work during the reinstall process. The pointer appears on screen but the mouse doesn’...
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I can't boot up disk options when I startup my Mac

I recently installed Asahi Linux, and for a few months now I've had no issue with it. Now, however, my computer decided to boot me up into Asahi Linux when I started charging it after it died. Usually,...
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Left Shift key not working properly

After reinstallation, my left shift key has the same behavior as the option key. Is there any setup to disable that? I mention that right shift key is working properly. Thank you!
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Ctrl+; does not work to "Move Window to Left Side of Screen" for Firefox

I set a shortcut for All Applications, Ctrl+; to "Move Window to Left Side of Screen" and Ctrl+' to "Move Window to Right Side of Screen" it works for Safari, but when I use it on ...
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How to remap left-arrow (←) key to ctrl in MacOS or iTerm2?

On a 2017 MacBook Pro 15", I want symmetry in my three modifier keys (ctrl, option, cmd), i.e. what's available to my right hand would be mirror-symmetrical to what's available to my left. The ...
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keyboard preferences error, setup language

I have a Magic Keyboard A1843 and wanted to change the layout from German to UK layout (I use a MacBook Pro from 2014). I tried it with 'Setup BlueTooth keyboard' (the keyboard can be found and the ...
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Equivalent of shift tab for Notes on macOS

How do I achieve this, hello how to, hello how that is I want to reverse tab. On Notes, I select how, then press shift + tab it does nothing. it does not reverse tab.
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How to capture global short key on Mac to create short key frequency

How to capture global short key on Mac to create short key frequency in Xcode or any other tools. I want to analyze which short key are used the most on a daily basis.
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why does the legend or code or elements computer stuff pop up when I press increase volume?

So, I don't know what exactly I did but all of a sudden I couldn't hear sound through my headphones. I had checked if the volume still works and it does. It turns out the volume on my headphones was ...
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Karabiner-Elements: How to re-map caps_lock based on applications

Objective This is more about to confirm if this configuration is correct to do remapping with Karabiner-Elements to remap: caps_lock to left_control if it is in Terminal caps_lock to left_control if ...
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Magic Keyboard on Windows - How to get Media keys to work

I'd like to purchase a magic apple keyboard for my windows pc. Do media keys like playing music, volume controls, and so on work on windows? Is there a way to map keys correctly on windows for all ...
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How to disable Magic Trackpad while typing?

Is it possible to get the external Magic Trackpad disabled automatically while I'm typing? I do get a lot of cursor movements/clicks when just touching the trackpad accidentally.
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How do I disable the shortcut "Command+M" which minimizes a window in Chrome in Monterey?

It's really annoying that Command+m will minimize my current Chrome window. I want to disable it but couldn't find the way. Can somebody help? I tried to Google it, finding this post but it seems not ...
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Use MacBook as a second screen for Chromebook

I have my MacBook M1 as my personal laptop, and I have a Chromebook as my work laptop. I don't really like the trackpad and keyboard of the Chromebook so I wish to use my MacBook just for the display, ...
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Move Window by clicking on any part (as on Linux)?

On Linux (or X in general), it's possible to move a window while holding down a modifier key (Alt+drag or Super+drag) and clicking on ANY part of the window. This makes moving windows super easy, as ...
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Small magic keyboard only sends Fn keys, not media keys

I have a 2020 MBP running Catalina. I have a Magic Keyboard with no Touch ID and a number pad and everything works fine. I also have a smaller Magic Keyboard (also no Touch ID) and no number pad and ...
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Disable lag when using caps lock key to toggle input language

I have my caps lock key set to toggle input language between English and Russian. There's a slight 'lag' — I have to hold it down for slightly longer than a "normal key". If I press it ...
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Karabiner Elements Fn + F keys to volume control on Mac

I'm using a Durgod keyboard (replacing an old Mac keyboard) and would like to have Fn+F11 to lower volume and Fn+F12 to increase volume. Those are the keys I use for volume control on the Mac keyboard....
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Can home and end keys be mapped when using Terminal?

The Home and End keys on a MacBook Pro can be emulated with Fn + ← or fFn + →. Or when certain settings are changed, with the ⌘ Command key instead of Fn. None of these works in Terminal. As I ...
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Keyboard shortcut for right-click in current cursor position on OS X? ('Menu Key' on Windows)

On windows computers there is often a key for this. Called the 'Menu Key' There is also a keyboard shortcut in windows, when the key is missing. Shift + F10 A similar request was made here but the ...
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How to fix jammed keyboard keys as a result of disconnecting the battery from a macbook pro 2015?

I have a 2015 MacBook pro. It wasn't turning on since I left it off charge so I disconnected and reconnected the battery, then it turned on. However, some of the keyboard keys weren't working as a ...
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Disable mouse interference in input source overlay when switching?

The problem described in Disable mouse interference in Cmd-Tab overlay? is annoying, but I can live with it. What I cannot live with is the very same problem, but happening when switching input ...
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Stop autocorrect in Microsoft Office changing custom symbols to emoji

I have set up a number of custom shortcuts for math/logic symbols to use in Word and OneNote, including the left/right arrow ↔. This works in OneNote, but I also need it to work in Word, but it keeps ...
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Could a buggy Bluetooth device cause MacBook keyboard issues?

Over the past year I've had increasingly buggy behavior with my MacBook keyboard, including non responsive keys and delayed response. The issues seemed to have no particular association with any ...
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How to bring up the virtual keyboard on iOS when a Bluetooth keyboard is connected?

I often pick up my iPad and move away from its Bluetooth keyboard without turning the keyboard off. Whenever I need to type some text, I'm reminded that I can't see the virtual iOS keyboard until I ...
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Macbook Air loses modifier key remapping when hub unplugged

TLDR: My Macbook Air forgets my remapped modifier keys when I unplug and replug the USB hub my keyboard is on. There have been past questions about forgetting modifier key settings but those were ...
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Keynote slide editing, Plus-sign on text box, how to AUTOMATICALLY Resize?, and does it have limits?

I already know that, when editing a text box, if a plus sign (+) appears in the bottom center, then it's warning you that there's more text that you're not seeing, that's fine. And yes, I know how to ...
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How do I disable language switch popup?

I'm a new member of apple products community and I'm learning how to setup a process I've got used to. One of inconveniences is language switch. When I'm trying to change language I get a popup with ...
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Macbook pro 2015 when typing a letter four letters are typed e.g. a will be aqz1

When typing it input 4 vertical letters a will be aqz1 s swx2 and etc. It's issue with all the letters I have tried resetting the system, reinstall, reset the nvram, External keyboared work fine. ...
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Equal sign key on the Apple keyboard's number pad doesn't work in Windows 8

I have an Apple, USB keyboard with the integrated number pad on the right. I have it connected to a HP laptop running Windows 8. When I use the number pad, I've noticed that the equal sign = isn't ...
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How can I clean my keyboard without turning my Macbook Air on?

I would like to turn off my Macbook Air in order to clean the keyboard and not repeatedly press buttons. However, when pressing any button, the Macbook immediately turns on again. Is there any way to ...
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Remap quit app keyboard shortcut globally

In Windows and Linux I can remap the Close Window key globally to something else (usually Ctrl + F4). When I tried doing the same in Mac, it seems that I would need to remap every app independently. ...
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How to disable command-Q for Quit?

Is there any way to disable command+Q for quitting apps? I tried adding this menuitem to the "Keyboard Shortcuts" preference pane (as suggested here), and remapping it to command+option+Q (slightly ...
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How do I type an acute accent on the Russian PC keyboard layout?

I need to write an acute accent over over a Russian letter to indicate stress. Google tells me to switch to QWERTY, hold the letter key and select the accented one. This types a U+00E9 LATIN SMALL ...
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How to bind Cmd+Space to Launchpad

I'd like to bind Cmd+Space to open Launchpad because I can't remove web suggestions from Spotlight. In Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts, I've unchecked the box next to the Spotlight shortcut ...
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Keep app in same order when cmd+tab

When cmd+tabing we always get the last used app in second position which I don't like. Is there a way (setting or app) that prevents this behaviour? I would like to keep exactly the same order in the ...
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"Format" menu in TextEdit or Note with changed shortcut

Something happend in my Big Sur macOS and the shortcut for "Format" -> "Text" -> "Center" is changed in the "down" key! So for example every time I press ...

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