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How to prevent keyboard and trackpad to wake up Mac from Sleep?

I have removed the screen on my Macbook 2019 16 inch (Intel) device, because my LCD was damaged, so I decided to just use an external screen. However, the problem I am facing now is, when I put the ...
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How to remove Keyboard Shortcuts Services Text

I created a Quick Action Automator Shell Script. I compressed the file and shared with another iMac. Once the other iMac downloaded and clicked the file, it automatically get installed in the Keyboard ...
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Can I configure the Touch Bar to type my email address?

I still have to manually type my e-mail address many times a day, and proofread each time and it is exhausting. I do have a Text Replacement set up in my Keyboard System Settings, so that when I type &...
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Hidden MacOS shortcuts: Control+v -> scrollDown; Control+y -> types 'd'

I just became aware of what I feel are 2 hidden macOS Monterey keyboard shortcuts when messing around in the Mac Notes app. Control+v scrolls down a nondeterministic number of lines. Control+y pastes ...
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Keyboard Shortcuts for Multi-Touch Gestures

I would like to customize buttons of my mouse to support some multi-touch mouse gestures. Are there a list of keyboard shortcuts for the gestures (for the ones that are possible to map)?
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How can I prevent the Spotlight shortcut from being re-enabled?

I use Raycast instead of Spotlight, so I've re-assigned the cmd-space hotkey to Raycast and disabled the shortcut in System Settings > Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcuts > Spotlight. Until ...
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How to assign a keyboard shortcut to lookup in dictionary in the books app?

I already assigned a keyboard shortcut for Look Up in Dictionary: However this shortcut only works if I use it on apps like the Safari. It does not work if I try to use it on the Books app. Why is ...
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Is there any way to trick universal control to redirect keyboard input to Mac #2 after using a script to move mouse from Mac #1 to Mac #2?

I want to be able to move the cursor to my other computer using a hot key when using Universal Control. So I devised a hack for tricking Universal Control into giving the other computer mouse control. ...
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M1 mac magic keyboard problem [duplicate]

I stupidly wiped down my M1 magic keyboard without switching it off, and now it's exclusively typing symbols... any advice for getting back to normal?
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I am using a non-apple wireless keyboard that gets keep disconnecting

I am using a non-apple keyboard that gets keep disconnecting however the keyboard is made for mac use only. The keyboards gets is connected initially after logging in through a wired keyboard and ...
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macOS number pad dot / comma

I am using a keyboard with a numpad that displayed a comma when pressing the dot button (German input settings in macOS). When pressing option + the key I got a dot. I changed the output with the ...
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DefaultKeyBinding.dict - How to hold F1 key + press second key to trigger an action?

i'd like to create some custom keyboard shortcuts with the help of DefaultKeyBinding.dict. This generally works fine, but i'd like to pimp it to the next level ... if that's possible: This (simplified ...
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Unwanted man page widget

Since my last update, to macOS_14.3.1_23D60 on 8 Feb 2024, I frequently have an unwanted man page widget appearing in front of the Terminal.  The odd thing is, it is almost always empty, and usually ...
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Show keyboard shortcuts for buttons on Word

Clicking on buttons wastes time and takes me out of my flow (I prefer to compose without needing to look at the screen/keyboard etc). For common functions - e.g. anything that we can do in markdown ...
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How do I disable any kind of function from the f-keys? [duplicate]

As the question implies, I need some help about the f-keys, more specifically with the f9 key. I have a program that runs in terminal, and I need the f9 key to be completely function-less in order to ...
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Is it possible to make keyboard repeat on Macos act like other systems?

Currently I set defaults write NSGlobalDomain KeyRepeat -int 1 defaults write NSGlobalDomain InitialKeyRepeat -int 10 defaults write -g ApplePressAndHoldEnabled -bool false I'm trying to just make ...
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"Move focus to the menu bar" shortcut does not work in Sonoma?

Ever since upgrading to Sonoma I have not been able to access the Menu bar. I did change the shortcut long ago - and it had been working through various versions of macOS over the past decade. Here ...
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macOS - can I remap a function key to do nothing

I have minor dexterity problems and I keep hitting F12 when I want delete (usually I get both as the top of my finger brushes F12). I use the delete key a lot! Is there a way to disable a function ...
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How do I customize my external keyboard?

I just got a new Mac from my employer and it has a Dutch keyboard layout. The main difference is the location of the backtick ` and it has a non-standard key §/± at the location of the backtick in ...
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Keys sticking/doubling with other keys [duplicate]

I have a mid-2014 MacBook Pro which is still working well after all these years, except for one problem: the right Option key is doubling with the j and apostrophe keys, and something is making the ...
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Open a new workspace in OSX without using the mouse

I am used to Linux environments but I have to use a Mac for work. Now I am wondering why it seems to be impossible to open new workspaces in OSX without using the mouse? I know how to switch between ...
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Pause All Media

I typically either use a keyboard or a button on my mouse to play/pause media. I also have a habit of switching between youtube and spotify. Sometimes, I have white noise (youtube) and music (spotify) ...
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Shortcut for quick actions in Microsoft Word for macOS

My development IDE's have a single quick-action shortcut that brings up a dialog box in which one can search for specific commands to be applied. Here is what the looks like in Pycharm when hitting ⇧ ...
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MacBook Pro - Issue with Indenting on Pages

I have been using Pages for a lot of my academic writing, but sometimes, I have issues with indents appearing mysteriously when typing out a references list for an essay. I always use a hanging indent,...
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Terminal Profiles Keyboard Action

Where can I find detailed technical documentation describing what the elements of the GUI found in Terminal.app -> Settings -> Profiles -> keyboard? The documentation that pops up when the ? ...
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Shell with mac key bindings

I want a shell where I can edit commands the same way I edit every other text on MacOs. Where shift left means "add letter to the left of cursor to selection" not "type the letter D&...
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Inserting a " overwrites the previous character when working in Citrix client

I run a Citrix viewer client to work in our companies hosted environment (Windows). When I want to insert an " in any application on the Citrix client the behaviour is as follows: type shift + &...
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Paste text without formatting on Excel 16.82

There are existing questions about pasting without formatting into earlier versions of Excel - for example Is there a way to make paste as text only the default action in Office 2016? I have gone ...
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Disable FN + C (other answers online do not work)

I use FN as a key inside emacs. Unfortunately, FN C (which I need to use) is bound to open Control Center. Looking in shortcuts, there is no way to disable this one. I have press fn key to -> do ...
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Long key press: change displayed accent menu content

I am often typing in different languages depending on the app I use in MacOS. But I don't want to change input source (i.e., keyboard layout) because it takes time and I would have to revert almost ...
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How can I make my caps lock indicate the current input language?

After a decade on Linux, I've recently transitioned to an ARM MacBook for its convenience and user experience. On my previous Linux-powered HP, I configured the Caps Lock LED to indicate when the ...
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Disable Option+Key=Symbol behavior of arbitrary keyboard layout in MacOS

TLDR I'm looking for a way to disable the Option + Key = Symbol behaviour of most keyboard layouts (like US and dvorak), but still allow the application to capture those keypresses. Ideal solution ...
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How do I make the system to ask for keyboard and mouse?

I have a Mac 21.5 from 2015 that I hadn't used for a while. A few weeks ago, I used it with a USB mouse and its original keyboard but didn't use it afterwards. Today, when I turned it on, it didn't ...
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How to make Apple keyboard QuickPath/slide remember my name?

I've been using the stock keyboard since always and try to use the Quickpath/slide/swype feature that come built-in. I, however, never managed to make it remember my last name nor the one from my wife....
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Can you recommend xtrlock alternative for Mac?

So, I have checked several questions here (one of them please note, from 8 years ago), as well as at Apple Support Community (here's one of them and it's not very useful). I have tried ...
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MacOS Pinyin input method currency symbol

From what I gathered, it seems that the Pinyin simplified input method hardcoded that Shift+4 inputs a Yuan symbol ¥, and I don't see a way to change it to other currency symbols. I would like it to ...
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"Move focus to the menubar" shortcut is not working on Sonoma?

I have tried several different keyboard combos for this feature [which worked on prior versions of macOS] - but none work on sonoma Here is one of the attempted combinations: CMD-;. I also had ...
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Keyboard shortcuts hijacked?

I had a bunch of shortcuts working under ctrl-option+{arrow keys} but after I updated to Sonoma 14.3 these stopped working. Did the OS take these in some way? Is there some way for me to find out how ...
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Hold key and select accented characters (accented character popup) does not work in Terminal

When I'm in an application such as Firefox, Textedit, BBEdit, Pages etc. - virtually any application which provides something like a text entry field -, I find the following feature at work: When I ...
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How to insert a tab in a cell in Excel for Microsoft 365

For inserting a tab in a cell, I have tried the instructions from a few resources but none work. Here is one from Microsoft Learn has options but they do not work: How do I indent in Excel 2011 for ...
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Right shift key stays activated after press, nearby keys (/ and ') release it

Without any known obvious cause (eg. spillage, dirt), the right shift key on my 2021 apple silicon macbook running latest Sonoma has started misbehaving. When it's pressed, it stays pressed - in ...
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MacBook Pro A1502 not working [duplicate]

I have a MacBook Pro A1502 (early 2015) and the power button works but the rest of the keyboard is unresponsive. what could be the reason for this?
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How do I enable/disable sticky keys programmatically?

I want to disable sticky keys on certain apps. To do so, I need a way to programmatically toggle the sticky keys settings. Is there a way to do this? I am okay with compiling a binary/Applescript/etc.....
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How do I set CMD+TAB to show Mission Control

I dislike the cmd + tab app switcher, since I can't switch between apps for my needs. I prefer Mission Control for this. Is it possible to re-map cmd + tab to show Mission Control on macOS?
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Keyboard shortcut highjacked with VSCode to trigger TypeScript props

I can't use the ^ space shortcut on VSCode. Here is the behaviour I want to have (but it's associated with the wrong shortcut here it's ⇧ space): I already landed on the apple forum to free Control-...
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Automate a way to change or toggle a keyboard shortcut with either Automator or Applescript

I'm remoting into my Windows box and would like to be able to change the shortcut for Mission Control on the fly. Like a toggle switch. Specifically the move left a space and move right a space. I ...
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How to Enable iTerm Profile Shortcut Key cmd-ctrl-d key by Disabling Dictionary Lookup in macOS for iTerm?

I've been trying to set up a specific shortcut key (cmd-control-d) in iTerm to trigger a profile action. However, this shortcut conflicts with macOS's default dictionary lookup feature. I'm looking ...
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How can I prevent iOS keyboard's predictive typing from suggesting a given word?

I have an iPhone 12 Mini running on iOS 15. When I click on some text field, e.g. Gmail IOS app's compose box, the iOS keyboard gives me 3 word suggestions, even before I start typing. How can I ...
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Can I accomplish similar functionality to Windows Auto Hot Key (AHK) on macOS Sonoma?

I switched recently to an Macbook Pro with an M3 Pro chip after using Windows for a lifetime. I am trying to make a a shortcut which can trigger many different actions and in my case all the actions ...
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How to use minimal character viewer in google docs?

Recently switched to the more minimal version of the character viewer so I could use it keyboard-only. It's such a dream not to have to take my hand off the keyboard anymore. Only problem: it doesn't ...
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