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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 ...
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Cannot login to macbook pro due to keyboard not working. Mouse can move, but not click

I was just watching a youtube video on chrome with no other programs running, when my keyboard stopped working. I could still move the mouse with the trackpad, but not click. I could use the upper ...
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Is it possible to update macOS's emoji keyboard (to use all emojis)

Following this question, I have obtained and installed macOS Mojave's Apple Color Emoji.ttc on macOS Sierra. While I can now see these emojis if I'm texted them, they don't show up on my emoji ...
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Is is possible to use Xcode's touchbar without Xcode?

Xcode (or at least Xcode 9.2) has a virtual touchbar that you can launch by pressing Command+Shift+5. This virtual touchbar works on all applications that support it, and is always on top (of every ...
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Keys falling off from butterfly: change keycap is enough or do i need to change clip?

My "a" and "s" letters' keycaps are falling off. I want to order new ones from the internet, found a cheap solution. The question is: is it enough to buy keycaps or do i need to change the clips too?
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Left Shift & w = absolutely nothing

Here's my issue: I can use the 'w' key; I can use the left Shift key with any letter to create a capital letter (except 'w'); I can type a capital W with the right shift key. I can use the left Shift ...
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Keyboard shortcut conflict between Google Chrome and Facetime [duplicate]

Google Chrome and Facetime app use the same keyboard shortcut (⌘ + control + f). In Google Chrome that keyboard shortcut toggles full-screen, and the same shortcut launches the Facetime app. When ...
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Default keyboard layout for new user on macOS Mojave

On a macOS Mojave machine that was used by a French user I changed the default language with sudo languagesetup and then I enabled the "Show Input menu in login window" option. Then I added a new ...
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Remap the editor keys so that words with underscores between them behave like dashes/spaces when using Alt + ←/→ keys to jump between them?

Background: When we encounter words like color-black (with a hyphen) or color_black (with an underscore), or even color black (with a space), we know we can navigate between words or hyphenated words ...
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Use mnemonics/menu-shortcut keys with Windows apps running on Mac

I installed Crossover and then EditPlus. The app starts up great: but the feature I was most interested in - mnemonics - is not working. They should be activated by hitting option + < Key> but ...
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Modifier keys… don't show the “Select keyboard” option

I'm using keyboard KeyCool 84 with Bluetooth version 4.0. When I use a cable to connect with my Mac (running macOS Mojave 10.14.5), I can use the modifier key function with an option to Select ...
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Keyboard shortcut for buttons in dialogue box

Given the following options at the bottom of a dialogue box: If I press Enter (return) key, it will select Cancel, the default selected button. What's the keyboard shortcut to select Delete option ...
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What to do about keyboard protector grime left on MacBook Pro screen? [duplicate]

For the first couple of years that I had this MacBook Pro (Early 2015, 13 inch) I had a keyboard protector on it. After awhile, the protector left some pretty obvious marks on the screen from it ...
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Microsoft Sculpt keyboard not working with 2018 MacBook Air

I have a brand new Microsoft Sculpt keyboard and mouse, and a 2018 MacBook Air. The keyboard works only occasionally, and often stops after a few keystrokes. The behaviour is either to not work at all,...
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Can you swap the keycaps from the Wireless Keyboard with a MacBook?

I have a bit of an unusual question. I want to know whether it is possible to swap the keycaps of the Apple Wireless Keyboard with the MacBook Air (2017) keycaps. I like the white keycaps on the ...
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Beach ball in Bluetooth in System Preference when trying to connect to Anne Pro 2 keyboard

I have trouble connecting to my Anne Pro 2 keyboard recently after the latest firmware update (see screenshot) I have tried to deregister the device and register it again. When I tried to connect to ...
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Use keyboard media buttons for Spotify, not YouTube

Ever since I updated to macOS 10.14.4, I've been having trouble with media buttons working with YouTube and not Spotify. Is there anyway to write a script to remove YouTube access or is there a way ...
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Late 2013 MacBook Pro freezes after StartUp

Since yesterday, I can’t get past the login screen because my Mac freezes. I‘ve tried starting in Recovery mode, and run disk repair but this didn’t solve the problem. Resetting the NVRAM didn’t work ...
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How to enable/disable suggestions for character alternatives? [duplicate]

I'm talking about the suggestions you (usually) get after you hold a key down for a few seconds. See image: For some reason they suddenly stopped working for me. I honestly don't recall changing some ...
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Stop Ctrl+v doing page down in mail and safari apps (Mojave)

I have same problem as Using CTRL +V in Mail app on Mac Os X but in Mojave and for more apps. I have Ctrl+v setup as paste in System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts. This works fine in many ...
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MacBook Pro won't recognize USB keyboard any more

I have a "MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)" running Mojave (v10.14.5). I'm trying to use a Microsoft Natural 4000 v1.0 USB keyboard, because it's one of the few keyboards that fits my hands ...
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Macbook Pro oddly unresponsive to trackpad clicks and keyboard, probably caused by zoom

I expect I'll have to power-cycle the machine, but asking if anybody has any suggestions for the next time this happens. Symptoms are: I can move the mouse around on the screen, but I can't click on ...
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Any way to use disassembled MacBook Pro keyboard and trackpad as input to Mac mini?

I have a mid-2012 MacBook Pro (non-retina) lying around that I don't need. It does not startup, but it's keyboard and mouse work fine. I have no use for the computer anymore. I also have a Mac mini ...
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What is the keyboard shortcut to focus 'Window' menu bar option

Most apps have a menu bar option called 'Window'. I want to be able to open this menu option using a keyboard shortcut. I tried to create a shortcut using System preferences -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts ...
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How to use other key combination to replace ⌘W? [duplicate]

I am using a small mechanical keyboard on which if I press a special function key and key 'W', it means 'up' I use iTerm2 as my console app. From time to time I use 'up' to recall past commands. ...
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Keyboard shortcut for a service stopped working

I have made a custom keyboard shortcut for Finder that runs a script that copies the full file path to the clipboard. The shortcut is Control + Alt + Command + C. It has always worked, but today it ...
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Adjusting velocity range of note input on GarageBand iOS with MIDI controller

I am trying to get the best possible results in the realm of note velocity--aka the "volume" of note input--with my keyboard MIDI controller in GarageBand. The keyboard itself is touch sensitive, but ...
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Command + Delete (Move to Trash) command doesn't work

I have this problem for a long time, and I don't know how to fix it. When I press Command + Delete key sequence, it doesn't work. When I use the key sequence, I hear a beep. It was working before I ...
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What shortcut does ⌦ symbol in Camunda macOS app indicate and how to invoke it?

I am using the Camunda macOS app and I am wondering what does this shortcut mean (right facing delete key)?
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Enter key intermittently stops working on both my Macbook Pro's & external keyboard

My Macbook Pro is 5 months old and I've started to get "enter" key failure on both my internal and external keyboards. It works again when I restart the laptop. The fact that it's happening on both ...
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Identify the correct key used by defaults system when changing settings using System Preferences

I would like to identify which key is being changed in which file when a specific checkbox is unchecked in System Preferences (in my case it's System Preferences → Keyboard → Show keyboard and emoji ...
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Right arrow key has suddenly gone unresponsive

The right arrow key (→) on my 2017 MacBook Air has suddenly stopped working for all my apps (everything else is fine). I think it is a system or detection problem, but I cannot think of any ideas as ...
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Command-Tab-1, what is this?

Hold down ⌘ and then press tab and tilde (`), we all know what this is. This is the application switcher. But if you hold down ⌘, press tab, and then press 1, and then press tab, ~ and 1 other stuff ...
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MacBook doesn't turn on after SSD switch

I have Mid 2012 MacBook Air. I decided to clean it from dust, but I totally forgot to shut it down instead put it into sleep mode. I removed the SSD while it was asleep, I think this is the issue. ...
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Windows like Alt-Tab (Cmd Tab) [duplicate]

Is there a way to tab through all active windows in Mac OS (Mojave 10.14.5) like in Win 7,8,10? I would like to do this on my work computer, so a native solution would be appreciated; rather than one ...
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Add Spacebar as a modifier key

I want to configure my shortcuts to switch between multiple desktops. Currently, I am using Control as the modifier key, but that's a bit too difficult for me to reach. I want to use the Spacebar as a ...
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Get french accent on Linux terminal connected via ssh from MacOS High Sierra

I come on this forum since no answers or suggestions on other forums. I am often connecting from a MacOS High Sierra terminal via SSH to a Debian 8.0. The locales on my MacOS are : LANG= LC_COLLATE="...
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Can 3rd Party Keyboards Access Data from Other Keyboards?

It's known that granting 3rd party keyboards "Full Access" allows them to record all your keystrokes while using the keyboard. But will the keystrokes you enter into Apple's main keyboard be ...
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How to enable search when using Emoji keyboard on iPhone?

I would like to search for Emojis using text when using an Emoji keyboard on iPhone. I have seen some people using this (also, I guess WhatsApp keyboard supports it?), and was wondering how to enable ...
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Keyboard Issues: Can’t sign in or access system preferences

I have an issue where my keyboard is typing random characters when I type, my left and right arrows type a ‘=‘ sign and the numbers don’t work. I am not signed in and at the login screen. I am unable ...
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App switcher to switch to most recent window not working with multiple screens/spaces

First of all, I know that I can do this with a 3rd party app like Contexts. But I would like to do it with the native macOS app switcher. How to reproduce the "bug" Monitor 1 Space 1: Safari (not ...
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Change shortcut for switching to the next most recently used app among your open apps in MacOS

From the Mac keyboard shortcuts page I found shortcut for switching to the next most recently used app among your open apps : Command-Tab. I want to change it to Option-Tab. Does anyone know name of ...
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U.S. Layout § Symbol

I bought my MBP with Turkish layout and I am using in U.S. layout. On my external keyboard, I have apostrophe ` symbol behind the 1, as it should be, but on my Mac's keyboard, with same settings, ...
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keyboard cover for iPad Mini 2019 (gen 5)

I recently bought an iPad Mini 5. I'm now trying to find a keyboard cover/stand that I can use to more easily watch videos and play games without having to constantly support the screen. I know ...
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Touch Bar ESC sometimes does not work when switching applications

I will very frequently switch applications using Command-Tab. Many times frequently I will extend this process by holding command for multiple tab processes. i.e. Command-Tab-Tab-Tab,.... Sometimes I ...
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How do I type a hyphen in iOS 12?

You know, in SE markup language in the editor, a row of hyphens is useful. You can either make a headline by putting a row of hyphens under a short line, or you can create a horizontal rule with a ...