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Wrong keys on internal Swedish keyboard

A few weeks ago I had a problem with the § and < keys being "mixed up in software" on my external Windows keyboard, (the keys are in the right locations physically). I thought the 10.15.2 update ...
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Brightness up/F2 button stopped working on my 2014 rMBP

Sometime in the last week or two, the F2 button stopped working.. F1 (decrease screen brightness) still works, but not F2. Is there any kind of fix for this, or is the button broken for good?
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How do I stop my Mac from trying to open new tabs when I make normal clicks?

Yesterday I was using musescore and was playing around with keyboard shortcuts and eventually my mac is now acting weird. Every time I click on something it opens a new tab (on all my browsers) and ...
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Creating REAL typewriting effect on mac (similar to Type.js but with actual keyboard input)

When recording a programming demonstration video, I want to automate the typing according to a manuscript. Basically w looking for a tool/technique that will enable me to script lines/files/strings ...
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Wiped my keyboard with a damp cloth and now my macbook pro 2017 keyboard cannot type on the login screen

My macbook pro 2017 was working fine and I decided to wipe it with a damp cloth and now it wont work on the login screen. But I went to recovery mode terminal and all the keys work fine there. I must ...
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Is “keyboard paint wear on screen” a real thing?

I'm in the process of trying to sell my Macbook Pro (15-inch w/ touch bar, 2018). I found a buyer who gave me a decent offer. I sent the computer to them and upon inspection, said that, and I quote: ...
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Wireless Magic Keyboard with windows PC not connected after restarting Windows

After restring windows the connected keyboard does not work on my PC (Dell Laptop). I have installed the bootcamp driver. What could be the cause of this? On my Mac with bootcamp I do not have the ...
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Can't type backslash with external windows european keyboard

I have a Macboock Pro with Spanish keyboard. I am using an external windows (typical Logitech's black one) keyboard and everything works fine except the backslash. In this layout (in both keyboards) ...
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How do I remap keys in Mac OS high sierra [duplicate]

So I would want to swap the keys y and z with each other, is there anyway to remap the keys with something like a terminal command
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Remove delay in updating order of recent windows of the same application?

I'm loving that Command` allows user to switch between open recent windows of the same application, I am bothered by the fact that there is a delay in updating order of recent windows after I release ...
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How to generate text on clicking/long pressing specific key?

Is there any way to customize or create the setting to generate text(password) after clicking/long press of certain keys so that one does not have to enter password each time?
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Disable Command-Period as Cancel

I have recently replaced my MacBook with a newer one, and now the key bindings I have in some applications that are bound to Command-Period no longer work (and instead invoke the "Cancel" action - as ...
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Some hotkeys not working for certain apps

I'm trying to understand why select hotkeys will not work in certain apps. For example, Command+ will not work in WhatsApp to make text bigger, and CommandControlF will not work in Joplin to make it ...
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Can I put heavy keyboard on the macbook pro?

I recently bought Massdrop Alt High Profile keyboard. It's pretty heavy at 43oz or 1.3Kg (the weight equal two or three normal mechanical keyboards). My question is, can I put it on the MacBook Pro ...
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Touchbar on Macbook pro 16" crashes when it tries to open

I have the Macbook pro 16", which has a physical escape key now, and macOS Catalina 10.15.2. That means that there is less space on the actual touchbar. Even after configuring the touchbar "exension" ...
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How to prevent ApplePressAndHoldEnabled from turning on?

How can I prevent "press and hold" from ever becoming enabled? While typing, occasionally I will type something that activates the press-and-hold "feature", after which I no longer have keyboard ...
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The @ sign has swapped places with the " sign on my Macbook Pro keyboard

The @ sign has swapped places with the " sign on my Macbook Pro keyboard. How to I swap them back?
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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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MacBook Pro Mouse and Keyboard freeze after opening the Lid

So recently my MacBook Pro 2018 Touchbar (4 USB-C and Intel I5 Quadcore) has been having a really weird problem after waking up from Sleep. Every time I open the Lid and log in, the screen wakes up ...
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Mapping USB keyboard Fn key to Option key with DefaultKeyBinding.dict

I have this usb keyboard and macOS 10.14.6. : I'm using the file DefaultKeyBinding.dict to remap several keys on a MacBook Pro. Is there a way to specify that my right Fn key has to be bound to the ...
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How can I create a shortcut to open Safari PDF in Preview?

If I open a PDF file in Safari (say, from a website), it is shown in a browser window or tab, and from there I can hover over the bottom of the page and from there click on this overlay to open the ...
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How to create keyboard shortcut for WiFi toggle? [duplicate]

I want to create keyboard shortcut for Turning ON WiFi when it is turned OFF, and vice versa.
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Trying to set a F8 pause/play dictation command

So I'm what one would describe as ridiculously disabled. I've recently taken a liking to using the dictation functionality due to only having the use of one hand and often having to lie on my back. I'...
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MacBook Pro mid 2012 keyboard issue

I'm using MacBook Pro 2012 model with macOS Catalina. A few keys (I don't know which ones exactly) key on my built-in keyboard seems to be pressed continuously. I have disabled the internal keyboard ...
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My external Kensington USB mouse teleports to the bottom left or bottom right of the screen on its own

I have a Kensington usb mouse connected to my usb hub, which is in turn connected to my 2015 MBP. My mac runs in clamshell mode most of the time, and I use Karabiner Elements to block the internal ...
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Logitech MX Keys: sleep mode keyboard shortcut

I am using the Logitech MX Keys which is great. But is there a way to put my Mac to Sleep mode with this keyboard, assuming there is no Eject/Power key?
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External Keyboard with Italian layout not working on MacOS

I'm on Mojave and I'm trying to use an external usb keyboard w/ an Italian layout (dell kb216 wired, see the picture below). My Mac already mounts an integrated Italian keyboard. However, when I ...
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ApplesScript, autopress space bar

I am trying to run a script that will double press space bar in a fast sequence after this command repeat 10000 times tell application "System Events" to keystroke "g" using command down ...
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Delay of keyboard strokes when using VBA

When using my MacBook Air with VBA (Excel 2016) the keyboard input behaves strangely. Some keys (not all though) need to be hit twice before the character appears. Only with VBA does this happen ...
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How can I turn off YouTube control with the pause button and make it control the Music app?

I've just noticed that the pause button ( on F8) and forwards/backwards (on F7/F9) buttons on my Mac laptop don't work to control the Music app anymore. Before I updated, I could pause and play my ...
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Magic Keyboard with number pad: type comma instead of a dot

I'm using Magic Keyboard 2 with numeric keypad. The problem I have is that when I use English US as input source, the dot on the numpad results in " . " Where I'd need it to type a comma (as in, e.g.,...
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Some keys on Apple Magic Keyboard do not work [duplicate]

I have Apple Magic Keyboard for my Mac and some keys do not work. the keys are: N,M,,,.. It happens the same in other devices. I tried to pull of the keys and clean dust but it didn't work. What ...
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Mac Air 2015 with MS office for Mac

Today I updated MS Office on my Mac Air. 5 updates. Went to use Word and needed to repeat a single letter for a few lines on my new doc. Couldn't do it, had to type the same letter one at a time. A ...
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How to use a shortcut with a special character which requires ALT or SHIFT key to be pressed?

I have an application which has some shortcuts defined in combination with some special characters: On my keyboard's layout, to get a forward slash character (/) I have to press SHIFT+7. I tried to ...
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How do I get rid of this white bar above my iPad keyboard?

How do I remove this white strip on my iPad keyboard ? Disabling shortcut and the predictive thing don't work.
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USB keyboard suddenly doesn't respond with MacBook Pro

So I got new a HP USB keyboard with my MacBook Pro. It worked fine for a couple of weeks. Now it suddenly stopped responding. After a lot of research on the web, I already tried the following: Use ...
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The command shortcuts close all windows and temporarily blanks the desktop on my iMac

Essentially what happens to my late 2015 iMac is that when I use my command shortcuts and the down arrow anywhere (except command+b which just worked), all my windows close and my desktop temporarily ...
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How to make Command-Tab *always* bring up the MacOS application switcher?

When using certain applications (such as the built-in "Screen Sharing" VNC app or VirtualBox) the command-tab key combination has unexpected/unwanted behaviors: In Screen Sharing, when connecting to ...
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Command + S stops working

I have a MacBook Air 11-inch early 2015. I recently updated it to Catalina. Everything seems to work fine apart from one annoyance. For some reason, Command + S stops working in all apps. It will ...
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Can macOS change the @ symbol to be located with the “Q” key?

I want the @ symbol to be on the "Q" key. I need to switch between Linux and Mac daily. I don't want to think about which keyboard is under my fingers. My ThinkPad keyboard is connected via USB to ...
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Nordic keyboard “ < ” key switched to “ ' ”

I started my mac today at work and I got a message saying the mac could not recognize my keyboard. I then had to do a short wizard by typing the key next to shift. When I then tried to use the ...
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Keyboard shortcut for Safari stop loading webpage button

While a page is loading, I somewant to stop it midway once the important bits have been loaded, and I don't want to continue loading the other unnecessary stuff on the page. This is especially the ...
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How do you re-attach the function keycaps on a Retina MBP?

I had a crumb get under my F11 key and removed it to clean underneath. I can't figure out how to re-attach the keycap and I can't find any photos or videos showing these specific keycaps being ...
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How to remove autocomplete (autofill) entries from Chrome? (Shift+Fn+Delete doesn't work)

In both Firefox and Chrome (latest versions) when I start typing an address of a website I have visited before, it shows a bunch of autocomplete entries. If I want to delete a specific entry, in ...
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Is there a way to disable rotation in QuickLook?

I've gotten very used to using Command-R in Finder to locate the original file behind an alias or symlink. In recent versions of the OS, Apple has seen fit to remap the "Find Original" shortcut to ...
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Lowering keyboard latency

I'm on Catalina 10.15.2 on a MacBook Pro 16-inch from '19. I don't have slow keys activated. Is there any way to measure and most importantly lower the latency of keystrokes in the laptop keyboard ...
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How to see the commands executed by hotkeys

Problem Not sure if this exists or not, but I'm looking for a way to see what commands are being sent to the OS whenever I press some combination of hotkeys. Reason I have mapped (via cerebro) cmd+...
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Repeat keystroke while key is held [duplicate]

Is there a way or a 3rd party application which would let me 'send' a keyboard input/keystroke to a game (so that it has the same effect as physically hitting the key on the keyboard rather than just ...
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Why is my Mac emoji on-screen keyboard appearing scrolled to the middle of the emoji list?

When I open the Mac emoji keyboard via ctrl+cmd+space, it usually opens scrolled to a particular place in the middle of the emoji list, rather than the top. This is annoying! This has been happening ...
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applescript how to focus keyboard on menu bar 2

I am trying to get the keyboard to focus the right menu bar (Bartender 3 has this exact same feature). In System Preference, Shortcut, Keyboard there is a shortcut but it works only for the left menu. ...