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Curly brackets with german keyboard

Having a usb keyboard in german language connected to the MacBook. Curly brackets are on Alt+Gr+7 / Alt+Gr+0 on German keyboards, but pressing these keys gives me different characters. So how can I ...
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Gratuitous changing of keyboard layout/input method

I thought I had posted on this some time ago, but four different search strings failed to find the question. Some time ago, my system was frequently changing my input method without warning to Greek. ...
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Magic Keyboard FN Keys on Windows 11

Any way to get FN/media keys to work? I have an A2450 Magic Keyboard 2. Tried some older bootcamp drivers but it doesn't seem to work. Tried brigadier and .inf drivers from here. Opening .inf in ...
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Add a keyboard shortcut (hotkey) to Finder to copy path and open in QuickTime

I'm looking to build a script which does 2 things: Copy the full path of a file in Finder to the clipboard (currently you have to right-click a file to open the context menu, and then hold down the ...
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MacAlly keyboard model xkeyhub will not bring up the boot picker on iMac

I have a MacAlly keyboard model xkeyhub that I use with a 2011 iMac. I want to be able to bring up the boot picker by simply holding down the Option key at startup. For some reason the boot picker ...
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Text replacements are now stored in your iCloud account; what else is there?

I just discovered that text replacements are stored in the iCloud account now. Is there a list of everything that's stored there? Are they stored in the iCloud Drive or some magic inaccessible place?
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USB3.0 to USB C cable doesn't work when plugged directly into USB C port, but does work when connected through hub

I have a 2023 M2 MacBook Pro, with an Anker USB-C hub. I also have a USB 3.0 Switch, that I use to switch my keyboard/mouse between my MacBook and my PC. When I plug a USB-3 to USB-C cable directly ...
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How to switch writing direction from right to left in Mac apps?

Writing in right-to-left languages on Mac apps I need to write in a right-to-left language, on my Mac computer. On my Windows computer, I used to press Control (⌃) + Right Shift (⇧) to switch the ...
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Karabiner - How do I make a button send keypresses (not key repeat) repeatedly while it is pressed?

I am trying to replicate Razer Synapse's "Repeat while the key is pressed" capability using Karabiner. I would like to press the "a" key on my keyboard, and as long as I hold it ...
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How to disable stickie note shortcut? [duplicate]

As titled. The shortcut is conflicting with a shortcut of a chrome extension.
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MacOS to use Option as Meta Key by default for all profiles

There's an option in Terminal.app -> Preferences -> Settings -> Keyboard but it only allows me to set one profile at a time. Any easy way to toggle such option to all profiles pls?
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Is there a terminal or a setting for a terminal that obeys the usual text editor key combinations like option-backspace?

I'm very surprised that this functionality or even information about it is so hard to find. With the default terminal (in December 2023), the usual editor key combinations like option-backspace to ...
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Change the keyboard shortcuts for moving of the insertion point

Is there a way to change the behavior of keyboard shortcuts for moving the insertion point (cursor) between words? What I basically would like to achieve is just to switch the behavior for when ...
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Logitech MX Keys is detected as of type mouse in battery widget

Unfortunately the battery widget of Sonoma 14.2 detects the keyboard Logitech MX Keys as of type mouse. The widget shows a mouse icon: Can this icon be changed?
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Change shortcut for "scroll down one page?"

The keyboard shortcut in MacOS to scroll down one page is currently fn + down arrow. Is there any way to assign option + down arrow to that function?
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"Delete Conversation..." in Messages.app on Sonoma

Has anyone found a way to match a keyboard shortcut to the "Delete Conversation..." menu item in Messages.app to delete a conversation? I had a keyboard shortcut setup, but after upgrading ...
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Can't remap plus minus (±) sign to tilde sign (~)

Until the last update to Sonoma 14.2 (23C64) I used the following script to remap the absolutely USLESS ± sign to the FREQUENTLY used in nearly ALL of the programming languages ~: UserKeyMapping:( ...
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How to stop Notifications Banners and Alerts from grabbing keyboard focus

In the last day or so (maybe since I updated to macOS 14.2?) Notification Alerts or Banners grab the keyboard focus. I.e. if I'm typing somewhere like iTerm or other places, when a Notification Banner ...
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How do I disable typing symbols like ç when holding the option key and pressing a key?

I just want the option key to trigger keyboard shortcuts when combined with other keys (option + C for example) instead of the çused by Spanish and Portuguese speakers ... I've read on here that one ...
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2018 Macbook pro keyboard dimensions - touchbar vs non touchbar

I have a 2018 13" Macbook Pro without a touchbar. It has a UK spec keyboard and I'd like to use it in Germany where I often need to type characters with umlauts. So I will change my input source ...
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The shortcut to access the Menubar via the Keyboard does not work in Excel or PowerPoint for macOS

I have mapped the Move Focus to the menu bar to CMD - '. This works for example, on Chrome. It also happens to work in Word: you can see the Apple icon is activated, so then I can use mnemonics (...
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Macbook Pro (2021) with Apple Care and multiple repair reasons. How does the repair work?

I have a Macbook Pro 16" from 2021 with Apple Care Plus. A few weeks ago, (sticky) liquid spilled over the keyboard. All keys still work, but some get stuck when typing. The battery only has 83% ...
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Can I redefine the keys on my macbook pro keyboard? [duplicate]

I have an older Macbook Pro that I've been able to upgrade the OS on in order to keep things up to date. I just opened the back in order to fix a problem with the fan and all the sudden the enter and ...
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Upgrade to Sonoma broke all my Karabiner bindings

Yesterday I upgraded my Mac to Sonoma. As any major MacOS update, this one as well messes up with my Karabiner bindings. I had the following: Neither of them is working anymore. My Karabiner-Elements ...
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How can I use basic Safari shortcuts in Google Docs?

With tab overview (⌘ + ⇧ + ), show sidebar (⌘ + ⇧ + L), preferences (⌘ + ,) (this triggers subscript), show history (⌘ + Y), and many, many more standard Safari shortcuts either being overridden, ...
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keystroke for Skim's bookmark search

Before updating to MacOS Sonoma I could use the keystroke CMD+SHIFT+/ to search quickly for Skim's bookmarks. Now, on Sonoma, it seems broken and a Help panel opens instead. How can one jump directly ...
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How do I disable the keyboard shortcut for Globe/Fn-E? I don't want the emoji keyboard

I have already set Settings> Keyboard> Press [Globe/Fn] key to... Do Nothing. Now I have the problem that I'm hitting Fn-E when I try to type Ctrl-E in the terminal, and... again... the stupid ...
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How to change language of dictation without changing keyboard input source?

I'm working with an English external keyboard with a Mac (currently running Sonoma) hat also has a built-in German keyboard which I only use occasionally. I use dictation in both English and German. ...
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ISO Keyboard recognised as ANSI on macOS (sonoma)

I just ordered a new external Keyboard.The Logitech G915. After connecting it to my Mac, the first thing I did was to change the modifier keys (CMD and OPTION), since it has a windows layout. (I have ...
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"Focus mode" key on keyboard to make something more useful

My question is short, but I really don't know where to ask relative information. Is it possible to reman "Focus mode" key on MacBook (top row, the same as F6) to something more useful (e.g., ...
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How to resolve Karabiner key conflict?

I have the following rule to open Finder with Ctrl+F, but typing Ctrl+L+F also opens Finder. How can I open Finder with only Ctrl+F and no other key? { "description": "Open Finder&...
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How to make the keyboard show emoji in the word prediction area?

On iPhone 7, when I type an emoji's name, it would show up in the word prediction bar above the keyboard. On iPhone 12, this doesn't happen by default. How can I force it to happen? It's so useful and ...
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Force click without an apple trackpad?

On a macbook, we can use force click on trackpad to loop up words or do some other things. However, an "ordinary" mouse does not have the hardware for force click. How can we trigger force ...
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How to remap a option + i to give me ^, for then to press a vowel to use the accent in Karabiner

I recently changed the keyboard input to ABC - Extended because the normal one wouldn't let me type accents when the caps lock was on. Almost all of the are normal, but there are one there isn't. When ...
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macOS / iPadOS: keyboard language doesn't change sometimes

In 2021 I used iPad Pro 13' M1 with Magic Keyboard, language switch was set up for the Globe button. Sometimes language didn't change after the first press of the button, and it happened like 1 out of ...
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Is there a way to disable smart quotes even if the app sets its own substitutions?

I need to force an application (Collections) to not use smart quotes and other text substitutions. I have disabled the option in system-wide preferences and other applications respect it, but ...
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Mouse and keyboard input and audio output doesn't work in X11 window

Through some form of dark magic, I was able to make a Linux X11 QT/GTK2 (I don't know which one) application compile and run on my 2021 MacBook Pro running macOS 14.1. All the windows open fine, but ...
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How to use shortcuts on onscreen keyboard of an iPad?

I have an iPad(iPadOS 17.1) and sadly keyboard commands are usually only available with an external keyboard, and neither is an external keyboard, nor the use of the often unpractical and slow context-...
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How to Disable the Hardware-Based Backlight Key on a Keychron K2 via macOS?

I'm using a Keychron K2 keyboard with my Mac, and I'm struggling to disable the backlight key that changes the keyboard's lighting. This key seems to be managed at a hardware level because its ...
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Mac converting to roman letters with diacritical marks automatically

All files on my mac has had åäö converted to aao with equivalent diacritical characters (so they look exactly like åäö but are in fact combinations of "a" and a diacritical mark that looks ...
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Extended keyboard numeric keys no longer working after cleaning [duplicate]

I have an extended keyboard for iMac, and after cleaning my keyboard the lines with keys 7, 8, 9 and "-" on the right side don't work any more. There is no such problem with the rest of the ...
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Safari: how to use tab overview entirely via keyboard?

On my system, Ctrl+Q is bound to the menu item View / Show Tab Overview. It's pretty nice. There is a search field in the top right that gets focus, so it's very convenient to search for a tab from ...
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Trying to use Fn + F(number) keys at the same time I'd like to use standard function keys - did this before and can't do it again

I use F5 and F3 frequently for playing Minecraft. I enable using "F1, F2, etc as standard function keys" for these to work in the client (I use fn+f5 or fn+f3 and not just the function key ...
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Custom BLE HID keyboard keypresses is not appeared in macOS

I am developing custom BLE HID keyboard using Raspberry Pi. Raspberry Pi 400 is playing the role of the peripheral Bluetooth Low Energy HID Device. I managed to make it work on Samsung Galaxy S9 with ...
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Map a double dead key to grave accent

I am trying to emulate the Windows behaviour of getting a grave accent by inputting two ´ dead keys, so the rule should remap: ´´ -> ` Here is my attempt that is not working because from is not an ...
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How to completely remove EN keyboard layout on MacOS Sonoma?

I've installed the Programmer Dvorak keyboard layout and don't need the default one but I don't know how to remove it because in settings the "-" is disabled for EN layout. In a previous ...
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Karabiner Elements: How to bind "right_command + e" to open Emacs?

I've been trying to use Karabiner Elements to bind the "right_command + e" combination to open Emacs on my macOS. Here's the configuration snippet I originally used to bind the "...
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Keyboard is toast - how to get access

My old Macbook has fallen and since then the keyboard works only partially. I cannot login because my password uses characters that don't work. An external Apple keyboard doesn't work. In the past I'...
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Keyboard shortcut to run Automator service not working in Emacs

I have an Automator service set up to run an application, and I've bound this to a keyboard shortcut (process described at Create global shortcut to run command line applications and Keyboard shortcut ...
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MacBook move focus to recent window instead of next window

In MacBook, Cmd+` cycles through the windows of the same application. However, if I have multiple windows open, then to toggle between two windows, I have to cycle through all the windows. Is there a ...
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