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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How change value of "Press Fn to" in Keyboard preferences programmatically?

I need to change value of "Press Fn to" programmatically to "Do Nothing". I can't find a direct way to switch this. I believe that is possible do this with AppleScript, but will ...
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Cmd+O sometimes requires two presses to work on Finder

I often open text files from Finder by selecting them and tapping the keyboard shortcut Cmd+O. Usually, this works in one go, but sometimes Finder will act weird and require pressing it twice to work. ...
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GNU Emacs on Big Sur acting as if Control, Option keys sticky

I'm a longtime GNU Emacs and macOS (and GNU Emacs on macOS) user, on a US Gov't owned MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019) running macOS 11.6.3 (Big Sur). For the last few weeks, GUI versions of Emacs are ...
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Control strip stop works after about 24h of working + sleep, required SMC reset

Control strip stop works after about 24h of working + sleep, required SMC reset Problem appears then i dropped about 0.06 L Coca Cola on Upper-Left side of my MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019). First 2-3 ...
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Remove Fn shortcut for switching input language

Ever since updating to Monterey, pressing the Fn key switches the input source (language/character set). I normally press Fn+F11/F12 to change the volume, and now every time I change the volume I also ...
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Pressing the "Opt" key to show Lauchpad

In KDE Plasma I was able to press the Win key and the overview menu has been shown with my apps, favorites, recent, etc. I would like a similar behavior for my Mac - just because of the muscle memory. ...
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Is it possible to switch (or Remap) command+W key with command+H in MacOS?

I've searched around SE and see a lot of similar questions but not this exact question: Basically, looking for a way to swap cmd+W and cmd+H either in the OS/System Preferences or with an app. I use ...
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Type special characters similar to Windows

My son follows an online typing course for school. This course is offert through a website. As my son advances, he needs to type characters like: è, é, ë, ü, ï. We have not found a way to type these ...
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External keyboard function keys suddenly stopped working

I use a Logitech K850 Bluetooth keyboard with my MBP on MacOS 12.3.1. I had configured my fn keys to be the standard F1, F2, F3 instead of the special feature keys like changing the volume: Suddenly ...
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Full list of option key mappings in Mac keyboard

The option key with any alphanumeric or symbol key in a Mac keyboard would insert a special character. The special character would also change when shift is also held with option. E.g., the following ...
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fn to ctrl with Magic Keyboard 2 on Windows 10

I am using an Apple Magic Keyboard 2 (small form factor) on my Windows 10 PC, where I am playing games. Now I would love to use my fn key as the ctrl key, as it is in the bottom left corner. But in ...
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What software program can I use to build a custom desktop keyboard IME for MacOS?

I would like to make my own version of Mac's ABC-Extended keyboard for typing Pinyin (a way to write Mandarin that indicates tones). But when I use Xcode, I just see a target custom keyboard extension ...
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Homerow computing: How to set Control+K => Arrow down?

System: MacOS 12.x How can I set up the following shortcuts: Control + k = ↓ Control + i = ↑ Control + j = ← Control + l = → Paid third party software is ok, but should stay belo 10$. Goal: I'd like ...
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A1314 wireless keyboard: 'y' and 'u' keys activating when keys above and below are pressed

As stated in the title, I have been recently been having problems with a A1314 wireless Apple keyboard. The issue is that the 'y' and 'u' keys are activating themselves whenever I type any letters ...
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How can I see ALL global shortcuts currently active across Finder + other apps?

I've just started using Amethyst and would love to be able to use the CTRL+optn+NumPad[0-9] shortcuts, but some of these just don't work and I'm assuming something else already has these shortcuts ...
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Use macOS keyboard cursoring conventions in Microsoft Word for Mac

By default Microsoft Word for Mac assigns Windows-like keyboard shortcuts for cursoring through a document. For example, Command-Home places the cursor at the top of the document (similar to Control-...
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What keys are ⇧ and ⌥

I see the following Mac keyboard shortcuts defined in software documents all the time, for example in Keyboard shortcuts for macOS. ⇧ ⌥ Ironically, I can't seem to find which keys on the keyboard ...
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Macbook Pro 2015: Key cap will not snap back into place

Following the instructions in this video How To Fix MacBook Pro Keyboard Keys Tutorial | Replace Mac Keyboard, I very carefully removed the key cap without touching the scissoring mechanism. When ...
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Use Logitech Flow even with an active VPN connection

I would also like to use Logitech Flow with an active VPN connection. But as soon as the VPN connection is active, I can no longer switch from one computer to the other if I move the mouse to the edge ...
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Keyboard shortcut to hide the extension of selected files in Finder

How can I set up a keyboard shortcut to hide the file extension of each selected file in Finder? For example, if ⇧⌘E were such a shortcut, I could conveniently press ⌘A to select all files in the ...
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Is there a list/graph of all symbols for a Swedish/Finnish keyboard?

I switched to a physical Swedish/Finnish keyboard to save my sanity (too many ä and ö I need to type), but I noticed many symbols are poorly documented, and do not match the equivalent Windows ...
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Why is the magic keyboard still paired after HD erase and reinstalling?

I have erased my macbook HD from the recovery mode (cloverleaf + R at startup) then I have reinstalled mojave from there. I left the mac for the night. Next morning, it was waiting on the country ...
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Keyboard switching shortcut not always responding on Macbook Air M1 macOS 12.2

The problem that drives me nuts is that when I switch languages by pressing Cmd+Space it does not switch if I press it too quickly. It's the same with Caps Lock, too. The system simply does not ...
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How to stop different input sources from overriding keyboard shortcuts?

My machine has two input sources (English and Hebrew). When I try to use keyboard shortcuts inside apps, it doesn't work in Hebrew but does work in English. How can I stop this override? For example ...
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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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Switching between multiple full screen windows of a the same app across multiple displays

I have two full screen windows of VSCode open, with ⌘+Tab I can switch between apps but not multiple windows of the same app. With Ctrl+Arrow Keys I can navigate between windows inside a single screen ...
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Esc key of a Apple Magic external keyboard doesn't work in Linux and Windows

I'm using a Mac Bluetooth keyboard (model A1314) in my Ubuntu Budgie 20.04.3, and it is fine except for the Esc key. Sometimes it works properly, others it doesn't work and others I need to press 3-5 ...
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option+left and option+right skip special characters

So I have a new Mac M1 I'm trying to set up the terminal as it was in my previous system. The problem now is that when using option+arrow (left or right) it jumps to the next space character instead ...
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How to switch between windows of same app when on different screens? [duplicate]

I use two screens, one is the laptop's screen and the other one is an external monitor. I have two windows of Chrome each one on a different screen. If I want to switch between these 2 windows of ...
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How to make ' and < map to the right keys (force change from ANSI to ISO)?

My separate keyboard (a Das Keyboard 4 Ultimate with ISO layout) has, to my chagrin, a different and erroneous keyboard mapping than the MacBook's built-in (also ISO). The biggest annoyance is the ...
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USB keyboard detected but not working at all on MacBook Pro BigSur

MARKED AS SOLVED BUT NOT REALLY - the keyboard started working again after a couple of weeks. I have no idea why, nothing has changed in the setup / connections / software or configuration. So much ...
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How to access special key symbols on Magic Keyboard UK layout used with Windows 10

I am using the Apple Magic Keyboard version for the UK using a Dell laptop running Windows 10. I am having the following struggles, i) I cant seem to access the # (which is part of the key for 3 and ...
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How to use a specific keyboard layout upon boot?

I've installed DosDude's patches to get Catalina running on my Mac Pro 4,1. However, I'm a Dvorak typist, and now I find I'm booting Catalina in "Canadian English" layout instead of Dvorak. ...
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Move to Next Window after Quitting Another

On my MacBook Pro, after quitting an app with ⌘-Q, I have to manually set the focus on the next window. Is there a way to configure it so the focus switches to the next window?
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