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Messages app on Mac: Mark all messages as read?

On my Mac running macOS Monterey (12.3.1), the Messages icon in the dock is showing a badge with a count of unread messages in the high double digits. (This is an accurate count of old messages that I'...
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How to fix laggy keyboard inputs on 2019 MacBook Pro 16 inch?

This has been bothering me for months. Basically, when I type, it takes a lot of milliseconds for the key presses to register on the screen. This affects web browsing, coding (e.g. Sublime Text), and ...
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Adobe Pro DC : How to group and move a block of text and a surrounding box that contains this text

With Adobe Pro DC under macOS Monterey, I have the following figure where I active the option "modify text and figures" : I want to move the entire selection and content of the grey legend ...
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Shortcut to switch to a given input source

Is there a way to create a keyboard shortcut for each individual input source, so that I can pick whichever input source I want, simply using the keyboard, without having to scroll through a whole ...
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Spontaneously repeated key presses

My 13-inch, M1, 2020 MBP recently started to fire repeated key presses, both with an external keyboard and with just the built-in keyboard. I installed KeyCastr to see which keys are fired and it ...
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How to use same keyboard shortcuts across windows and mac? [duplicate]

I use both Windows and Mac OS for my work. Unfortunately the keyboard shortcuts across the two are different. For example, on Windows I have to use Ctrl + C to copy whereas on Mac the shortcut is Cmd +...
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keyboard preferences get lost every time I disconnect

I have a new macbook pro running Monterey. I like to set up my keyboard so that the capslock is a control and on my external keyboard the option and command keys are backwards. I know how to fix this ...
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Apple Remote Desktop - Mission Control & Spaces key commands

Is it possible to use the same key commands for Mission Control on both local & remote Mac? I've always been of the opinion this isn't possible, so I'm throwing it out there to see if anyone has a ...
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How can I understand which keyboard layout a MacBook pro 14 has based on producer code?

I'm in Poland and I want to buy a MacBook with a US keyboard layout instead of the ISO layout that is normally found in Europe. The store from which I'm buying has those codes on their models: (...
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Disable keyboard accent merging

I have no idea how this behavior is called. Let's say I type this char - '. Now instead of it being just a char, it's a modifier. If I press ', ait turns into à. Or if I press ' Space then instead of '...
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Unusual predictions on iPad keyboard

When I start typing on my iPad, the first predictions that come up, before I type anything, are “August” and “Reply”. I’ve tried resetting my keyboard dictionary and restarting the iPad, but that ...
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application start from command shortcut

Hi I'm using grandma3 and for more options like soundcodes I'm required to start from the command line. which can become quite furstrating after a while. I'd wish it could be done in a press of a ...
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Programatically disconnecting/reconnecting Yubikey device

I have a: MacBookPro 16" OS 12.3 and I have a "YubiKey 5C Nano". each time my device goes to sleep the key stops responding, and disconnecting + reconnecting is a hassle found similar ...
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No sounds control > External Monitor?

Mac Mini M1 is connected to an LG UltraWide 49WL95C over UCB-C, The Volume shortcut keys weren't working, and when I look in System Preferences there is no Volume control ... Any workaround? (rather ...
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Enable scrolling using hot key and left mouse button

I have a Logitech M705 (marathon performance plus) mouse, plus the MK 710 Keyboard, I use Logi Options on macOS Big Sur and Mojave (2 separate macs). Recently I started to have pains on my hand /wrist ...
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Why My Podcasts Play Shortcuts is option+space?

Recently I found that my Podcasts' Play shortcut turn to Option+Space instead of Space bar alone. I have no idea of what I have done to become this. This happened before but disappeared after I ...
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Routing Keyboard input to specific app

This may sound dumb, but here's what I need to happen... I have an extra usb keyboard attached to my mac mini. Several pieces of software are running at any give moment. I need to find a way to ...
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Disabling language popup when changing languages on iPad

My problem seems to be similar to this one but I'm not sure how to apply this to an iPad. Basically, I use a keyboard to type with my iPad frequently and whenever I switch languages I get a language ...
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Natural Text Editing is not working in iTerm2

I've seen dozens of articles that talk about making terminal life better by switching to iTerm2 and then turning on "Natural Text Editing" under Profile > Keys. Then you can use the ...
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double tap of right command to right arrow

I am coding on VSCode and it is pretty hard to press left and right arrows. I wanted to modify some keys. Double tapping right or left commands will trigger left or right arrows. I've tried to do that ...
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Where can I buy French Canadian keypad replacements for my MacBook Pro?

I have a 2019 touchbar Macbook Pro. I want to replace the keypads with French Canadian ones. Where can I buy French Canadian keypad replacements? EDIT: Need to find an online way of buying them. I've ...
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Alternative shortcuts to create umlauts with US keyboard, for example, Option+o for ö

I have an Macbook Pro 2020 (macOS Monterey) with a Touch Bar Keyboard (US layout). I would like to type German umlauts easily, e.g., via pressing OptionO to get ö. However, I'm always only getting ø. ...
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Insert key on external keyboard not working on Double Commander

I am new to Mac. The Insert key on my external keyboard is not working as expected. I've got Home / End working by adding DefaultKeyBinding.dict file How can I do the same for Insert (\UF727)?
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Does macOS Picture-in-Picture have any kind of keyboard shortcuts?

I love using the Picture in Picture feature for use cases like : Learning some stuffs, while doing the thing. Not switching windows/apps anymore. Binging some shows, movies, while working. But the ...
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Remap function keys on magic keyboard

I have an old magic keyboard that still works. I'm using it connected to my m1 16-inch macbook pro. However, F5 and F6 on the macbook pro keyboard is defined as Diction and "Do Not Disturb", ...
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Mac Detects Bluetooth Keyboard's Key Strokes Multiple Times After Sleep

I got a magic keyboard 2, and a Mac Mini M1 2020. Almost every time when I return to my computer and it went to sleep, the key inputs from the bluetooth keyboard are detected multiple times. Like 10 ...
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How to minimize all open windows when using Firefox?

If I try to use Cmd+Opt+M combination it opens mobile viewing in Firefox. And if I click somewhere on the desktop and press Cmd+Opt+H then the Finder remains open. Is there a way to force everything ...
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MacBook Pro Delete functioning as forward-delete instead of backspace?

A friend has a recent model MacBook Pro and has recently switched to an external Mac keyboard with both delete keys: Delete (backspace) and ⌦ (forward-delete). However, two days ago the built-in ...
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Internal Keyboard and Trackpad working in bootcamp but not working on macOS

I updated my Macbook Air 2015 to Monterey and my internal trackpad and keyboard have stopped working. Both work without issues if I boot into the Windows Bootcamp partition. Please help.
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How do I run a subsequent script if the text entry field is not focused?

I am currently using the first script which is valid if I have my cursor selected in the text field. tell application "System Events" tell application process "Capture One 20&...
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NEW Apple Magic Keyboard: F1 to F12 keys do not work, cannot adjust brightness, sound volume, etc

I use iMac (27-inch, Late 2012) running on Catalina 10.15.7 (19H1715). Just bought a new Apple Magic Keyboard with Touch ID. The problem I have is that NONE of the buttons inside the red rectangle (...
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Trouble with "Move Focus To Next Window" shortcut: it always pops up Finder App

This has been happening ~3 months ago, probably after a system update. Specifically, every time I press the Cmd+` combination, it will pop up two Finder windows and bring them upfront: Home and ...
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Using Opt + 1 shortcut to switch to Desktop 1

I feel a little silly asking this since I think it used to work. I would like to use the key combination Opt+1 to switch to Desktop 1 in Mission Control. The current mapping is Ctrl+1 but when I try ...
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What does touch ID button do when pressed?

Usually I put my M1 Mac Air to sleep with alfred when ending work but I just found out that I can press the touch ID button, which locks the mac. Is it similar to sleep or another state?
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Mac protected from easy burn stuff

This is not fun or anything like that. Imagine. You're constantly using your Mac to watch Netflix or similar while eating popcorn or whatever. The crumbs would be able to if they got into the ...
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Option and command key are switched for a keyboard on my mac?

I just connected a keyboard I haven't used in a while. For some reason the option and command keys are suddenly switched. I went into settings > Keyboard > Modifier Keys and everything is at ...
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Pasting UTF-8 into Terminal (zsh) does something weird [closed]

Is there an environmental setting that makes pasting text into Terminal work differently from typing it in directly? I reported this as a bug, but maybe there's some environmental setting.  After the ...
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Replaced Macbook Pro 13 2014 battery but lost some keyboard functions (1QAZ, backspace button and lower brightness)

I replaced my MacBook Pro 13" (2014) battery but when I turned my MacBook on all was good except that I lost the functionality of 1, Q, A, Z, Backspace, and Lower Brightness keys. I went back ...
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Keyboard Shortcut for Launchpad?

So this question has an answer here (Which is f4) ... But that does not do it for me. I'm on MacOS Monterey 12.2.1. Any ideas?
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I'm looking for a shortcut to view all opened windows for same application [duplicate]

So I want to reach to that view directly with one shortcut. To reach this I had to use CMD + tab then down arrow to android studio program to show me all opened projects so I can select which one. Is ...
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How to input characters with HEX codes ending with "0"?

I've recently upgraded to Monterey, and while I normally use the Unicode HEX keyboard to input accented/special characters, it ignores characters whose codes start and end with "0", making ...
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Keys in some GUI applications are mapped wrong

I'm using a USB ANSI keyboard and I've tried this with several keyboards so I'm reasonably confident it's not keyboard hardware at issue. Using text applications, as in iTerm or Ulysses, everything is ...
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Can macOS Monterey alter the text input menu to show only flag icon?

In pre-Monterey versions, the text input menu item, if enabled, only showed a representative flag icon. As of macOS Monterey, it shows the flag icon and a textual description. This unnecessarily ...
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Indicating "Done" from the keyboard for Shortcuts prompt

I have created a shortcut using Apple's Shortcuts app which takes user input and saves that input to Apple Reminders. It looks like this: The dialog that appears in the lower right of the screenshot ...
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Switch key mapping for £ and # for Macbook with British keyboard

I recently replaced my 2015 Macbook Air with a 2020 one (both British keyboards). On the new keyboard shift + 3 = £ and option + 3 = #. Previously the roles of these keys were reversed (shift + 3 = # ...
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Favourites shortcut not working until 15-20 seconds after app opening

Pressing option+command+1-9 in safari opens the corresponding favourite from your bookmarks: However this shortcut only starts working 15-20 seconds after safari is opened. This is very inconvenient, ...
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Keyboard shortcut to move list items up/down in macOS Reminders app?

Items in a list in the macOS Reminders app are primarily rearranged (re-ordered, re-prioritized) by clicking and dragging the trackpad (or mouse). I find this slow and error-prone. I would rather use ...
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External keyboard intermittently doesn't recognize chords with delete

I'm using a Windows USB keyboard with my 2020 MBP. Occasionally it fails to recognize key chords with the delete key — specifically, alt-delete to delete a word and command-delete to delete a line, ...
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Disable Fn + C OSX Monterey using Karabiner elements

I'm an emacs user. I personalized my .emacs' file to uses Fn+C + C (C-c C-c)to evaluate buffers (more confortable for me); however, OSX Monterrey uses Fn+C to open Control Center, so I cannot run my ...
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Typing fast on iPad selects words

If I type fast on my iPad (using on screen, standard keyboard), I have noticed a weird behaviour: sometimes the word I am typing (or at times the entire sentence) becomes highlighted. The result is ...
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