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@ Char is on the Wrong Position in German Layout

I've a strange Problem with my new Mac. During the Install i've used a Windows Keyboard, after the Install Process was completed i've switched my Keyboard to Apple Magic Keyboard. But now i can't use ...
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Use fn key as globe 🌐 key on first-generation Magic Keyboard

macOS lets you assign an action to the 🌐 (globe) key: This setting works on a modern keyboard with combined 🌐 fn key: But my first-generation Magic Keyboard doesn't have the globe symbol on its fn ...
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macOS (M1) - Create custom shortcuts keyboard (not from recently open folders)

i want to create custom shortcuts to open folders in my mac M1 2020 13.3, so i goes to system pref' -> keyboard shortcuts -> App Shortcuts -> Create my key combination and name my folder. But ...
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Change Mac help shortcut

I'd like to change the shortcut (shift + command + question mark) which opens the "Help" tab of the menu bar. I've found options for change that (keyboard - shortcuts) but there I can't find ...
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Factory reset Apple bluetooth device in Monterey

Under older versions of macOS, holding Shift+Option while clicking the Bluetooth dropdown menu would yield additional options, including a "Debug" > "Factory reset all connected ...
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Switching between different Firefoxes

Similar and related to #54788 here, but different. I use separate Firefox profiles for personal use and work, and I often have both open at the same time, in different Mission Control "spaces&...
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Keyboard shortcut to rename file from within app

I want to be able to rename a document on apple applications (Pages, Logic, and TextEdit specifically) from within the application itself. ⇧+⌥+⌘+S activates "Save as", but this duplicates ...
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Left and Right Shift to toggle Caps Lock

I am in a weird situation. Karabiner is messing my external keyboard settings, so I can't use it - it is a Windows keyboard. So, I am looking for a way how to be able to turn on Caps Lock when I press ...
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Is it not at all possible to pair an unofficial PS3 controller to a Mac?

It recognizes the controller as a keyboard when I use Bluetooth, so it asks for a passkey when I try to pair it. I imagine what I'd need to fix this would be either a way to bypass this passkey prompt ...
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Linux like second paste via the third mouse button [duplicate]

On Linux, probably in every desktop environment you can use the third mouse button to past a previous selected text. How to achieve such behavior on macOS? Are there any scripts or commands one can ...
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Map Windows key to Ctrl key

I am using a MacBook Pro & a Windows PC. I use Google Chrome's Remote Desktop to control the MacBook from the Windows PC. It works well but on the Windows PC, I have to use the Win key to copy &...
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Simulating screen touches with key presses on iPad

I would like to know if it's possible to simulate a screen tap with key presses from a Bluetooth keyboard on an iPad. Kind of like Bluestacks does it. I wouldn't mind it being an app from the App ...
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Mathway.com can get to my iOS camera

Mathway.com has a keyboard on their site that looks like this when loaded into iOS safari. When you click on the camera icon, it loads the phones camera ready to take a picture. I would have expected ...
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Make the Touch Bar less fancy

I got a mbp with Touch Bar and now I'm sure I don't like it. What can I do to make it look and behave less like a Touch Bar? Is it possible to make it hold just two sets of buttons, the function keys ...
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How can I send key presses to Safari while the window is in the background?

After reading answers like https://stackoverflow.com/a/4968499/172690 I have managed to write a small bash script that scrolls the current open Safari tab a bit up then scrolls to the bottom of the ...
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Can we get a stronger GUI indication of a change in Input Source?

I often switch input sources to type in different languages' alphabets. Because the same key is used to switch to each new input source, it is hard to remember the state of the system. Of course I can ...
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Keyboard layout of internal and external not matching

I make a new post because all I find is people wanting this, but I got it and it is annoying: In short, I have an external keyboard (not Mac) on my docking station that I use with my Mac. I am a ...
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how to deactivate "dictate" (microphone symbol) key completley

I would like to use the Microphone Symbol above F5 Button as Mute Button in my Voice call application of choice. I have deactivated the dictate functions in 'system preferences/keyboard' in tab '...
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Certain Apple Magic Keyboard key chords not working

I have a wireless  Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad. The keyboard is mostly working correctly, but a number of key chords involving the left command key do not work. I'm pretty sure this is a ...
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Where do I save my own custom rules in Karabiner.json?

I have written a custom complex rule for Karabiner Elements. I do not know if I should edit directly the karabiner/karabiner.json config file, so I was wondering if I could just save my custom rule ...
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How to bind Cmd+Space to Launchpad

I'd like to bind Cmd+Space to open Launchpad because I can't remove web suggestions from Spotlight. In Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts, I've unchecked the box next to the Spotlight shortcut ...
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What do Option-Up Arrow and Option-Down Arrow do in the Finder?

Okay, I have no idea how I stumbled onto this and can't recall encountering it before (and I've been using Macs for a LOONNGG time, but what does combining the Option key with the up/down arrow keys ...
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Keyboard shortcut for Control Center

How can I open Control Center without the mouse—only the keyboard?
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Open the most recently closed Finder location (tab or window) with a keyboard shortcut

In Finder, I can reopen a tab or window I just accidentally closed by going into the Go > Recent Folders menu and pick one of the recent folders from the list. I'd like to open it with shortcut ⌘ ⇧...
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Permanently disable "Enable Dictation" keyboard shortcut in Monterey

Is it possible to permanently disable all keyboard shortcuts that toggle the "Enable Dictation" dialog in Monterey? In previous versions of macOS, the dialog had a "Don't Ask Again&...
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When I press command key text gets highlighted and enlarged - how do I remove this features (disable Enable Hover Text)?

When I press command the text in my mac becomes large. I've tried googling how to remove it and in system preferences too! How do I remove this? Also, I can't even take a screen shot because it ...
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Using Karabiner-Elements on Mac OS Big Sur

I want to control volume and brightness using a non-Mac keyboard. I found an answer on Stack Exchange, which recommended Karabiner-Elements as an app that will let you do such things: Bind Volume ...
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What is the meaning of Globe icon in Google Chrome keyboard shortcut

I've disabled functional keys and got this icon in Google Chrome. What is the meaning this icon, which key to press?
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What is the JIS and ANSI used for in Mac's .keylayout file?

So I documented most of the the .keylayout file here, mostly based on the what looks like scraped together spec, in order to figure out how to programmatically generate the .keylayout file like ...
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Can I use a Bluetooth USB driver/adapter with a Mac that has built-in Bluetooth to make switching devices easier?

I have a work and personal MacBook Pro and frequently switch between one and the other. All of my devices are connected through a USB-C docking station, so for the most part this is as easy as ...
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Macbook Air loses modifier key remapping when hub unplugged

TLDR: My Macbook Air forgets my remapped modifier keys when I unplug and replug the USB hub my keyboard is on. There have been past questions about forgetting modifier key settings but those were ...
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My keyboard shortcuts to switch to desktop space 13 and above have stopped working

I previously set up keyboard shortcuts to switch between spaces. At some point recently (perhaps after the upgrade to macOS 11.6.2 (20G314)), the keyboard shortcuts for spaces 13 and up have stopped ...
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Keyboard custom lockscreen shortcut not working on Macbook pro M1

I followed the steps on this stack post and set the shortcut to ⌥ L on my MacBook Pro (13-inch, M1, 2020) I can confirm that I see this change in the menu - However, when I try using this ...
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Command, shift, etc special keys not being recognized across multiple keyboards

I have multiple keyboards connected to my MacBook. When I send special modifier keys such as shift or command on one keyboard, that key is not being recognized when I press a key on a different ...
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Shortcut for vowels with accents from Spanish using US keyboard layout

I write regularly in both Spanish and English, and I have a US keyboard layout. I'm aware that one of the key combinations for generating vowels with accents (á, é, í, ó, ú) is: Opt. + e + the desired ...
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Why isn't this Input Source usable in some apps?

I created an Input Source (Language Keyboard) with Ukelele. It worked fine on my BigSur. Now I moved the file to my new Macbook Pro Monterrey. The same thing happens whether it is on /Library/...
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Using a first letter to find a file or directory

I just got the most recent MacBook Air which uses Monterey MacOS, and I'd like to personalize some of the commands. On my previous MacBook, when viewing the finder as Columns, if I clicked on a file ...
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Why would my wife's MacBook Pro start up as soon as I touch the keyboard?

My son just spilled milk on the keyboard of my wife's MacBook Pro. This is definitely a time to cry, because of the risk of liquid getting into the electronics of the computer. I immediately held ...
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Rewind and Fast-Forward keys not working on Macbook Air

The rewind (F7) and fast-forward (F9) keys are not working in youtube. I've got Karabiner Elements installed, which doesn't modify those keys and even if I disable KE, the keys won't work. What am I ...
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How to completely and mercilessly remove Emacs keybindings?

Not your average keybinding question... Is there any way to completely and without mercy remove or unset the Emacs keybindings on the Mac? After much research I come to you with a problem and what I ...
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Suspend two fingers back

Is it possible to disable this feature temporary? I like to use it but it is so annoying when you are using spreadsheet or something with scrollable page. The idea is next: when I press some button (...
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Reset Chinese Input Method candidate word frequency records?

This issue happens for all macOS 10.x. For Chinese input methods like Sucheng, it has a feature that can "Adjust word frequency" according to the frequency of usage of each word. When I ...
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Why does MacBook Pro 12.1 Monterey drop characters during password input?

After wakeup from sleep, one user on a multiuser system is selected. When a password is prompted, MacBook loses several characters of a 6 character password. Upon attempting to carefully type the ...
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Switch between webcams on macOS

I know that with the Logi Connect app I can switch between Logitech web cameras and feed that via the virtual camera driver to apps like Teams. If I want to do the same using just one external webcam (...
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Monterey: Cycle through layouts in "most recent used" order

I use two languages A and B regularly, so I need to switch between them with a simple press of option+space. However, I sometimes also need to use a third language C. I want to be able to press option+...
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Possible to change Messages up/down key behaviour?

In most single-line text edit fields, pressing Up moves the cursor to the start of the line, and pressing Down moves the cursor to the end. But in the Messages app, the behaviour is slightly different;...
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Change language after writing some words (Apply it on the already written letters)

I'm using keyboard inputs. Let's call it Lang1 and Lang2 (ex: English and Russian). Sometimes I'm starting writing in Lang1 but I'm still on Lang2 keyboard configuration and my words look like ...
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When remoting to PC from Mac, Tab not working and Shift+Space works instead of normal Space

As the title states, whilst using Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection from my Mac to office PC I have encountered the following problems: Tab key not doing anything Space not working, instead only ...
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Monterey Macbook Pro 2021: Keyboard backlight stuck on off

I've had this issue for a while. Keyboard backlight unresponsive to pressing the touchbar. The menu in the screenshot shows it stuck on low. I try pulling it up higher, but it doesn't budge. I haven't ...
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Mac os Recovery keyboard issue

hi guys I had to replace my HDD to SSD on iMac 21.5 Late 2013 turning on the mac shows startup error which requires to boot into recovery mode trying to go to recovery mode and install OS but non of ...
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