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Is there a way to open tabs in the background? I don't want new tabs grabbing focus

I often like to open several folders in new tabs, but keep the focus on the parent folder I'm selecting from. My ADHD brain gets distracted by the OS auto-switching the focus to the latest new tab ...
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Change orientation of external monitor with keyboard shortcut?

I have a workstation with a 2019 MBP running Monterey connected to an external monitor acting as a 2nd display. The monitor is on an arm and I can rotate it between vertical and horizontal in a couple ...
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How can I stop a bluetooth keyboard from waking my Macbook Pro?

I use my 2019 MacBook Pro with a Magic Keyboard via Bluetooth. When the MBP is in sleep mode, I can wake it up by pressing a key on the keyboard. I would like to change it so key presses on the Magic ...
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How to prevent Option + [ from creating “ character?

I'm trying to develop with Github Copilot for Jetbrains Rider, and the commands to generate the next suggestion and previous suggestion respectively are Option + [ Option + ] Unfortunately, hitting ...
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Which IPC signals are mapped by default to the keyboard on a macbook?

Which of the posix IPC signals are mapped by default to keyboard combinations on MacOS on a macbook keyboard? The MacOS manual lists the signals, but not keybindings. For instance these appear to be ...
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Keynote slide editing, Plus-sign on text box, how to AUTOMATICALLY Resize?, and does it have limits?

I already know that, when editing a text box, if a plus sign (+) appears in the bottom center, then it's warning you that there's more text that you're not seeing, that's fine. And yes, I know how to ...
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How can I eliminate delay with Globe key when switching input sources on MacBook?

When I switch input sources with globe key on my MacBook Pro 2021 with macOS 12.0.1 it actually doesn't change anything until this little pop-up window disappears. It's really annoying to wait when ...
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How do I choose the Agree button in the macOS Monterey licence agreement dialog without using a mouse?

I’m trying to reinstall macOS Monterey. Unfortunately, for whatever reason, they have decided that the mouse won’t work during the reinstall process. The pointer appears on screen but the mouse doesn’...
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Set duration for Focus/DND on macOS

My MacBook Air has a Focus/Do Not Disturb/DND/crescent moon physical key that I press to activate that mode. It used to activate until night time or until the next morning but now it just activates ...
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Unexpected Look Up and Dictionary popping up when I try to click buttons; System Preferences won't open

I'm trying to use my wife's 2020 MacBook runing Monterey and I feel like it's suddenly playing tricks on me and I can't figure out how to make it behave properly. When I click on a particular button ...
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How to make Chinese pinyin keyboard work in vim?

When I am using a Chinese keyboard as input source, I cannot navigate around vim using regular keys. I would like to leave the Chinese keyboard selected, but still be able to use vim as normal when I ...
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Is it possible to change Fn keys behavior for the non-fn layer?

I know I can change the function row to work as Fn keys and then use Fn keys as shortcuts. That's not what I want to do. What I want to do is change the default actions of the fn row when not in the ...
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How to use the keyboard to navigate a page on one display while typing on a different display in OS X?

I have a multi-monitor setup and want to be able to type into a shell on one monitor while I have a document pulled up on the other monitor, and I want to scroll through the document without my hands ...
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keyboard layout with differentiated option keys (Alt/AltGr)

Currently trying to setup a custom keyboard layout, with separate layers for right and left option keys. Basically, mimic the same behavior we have on other operating systems with Alt and AltGr. I ...
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What holds the small rubber feet on the bottom of the Magic Keyboard II

Two of the small rubbery feet on the bottom of my Magic Keyboard II have fallen off. I managed to save one of them, the other is gone. Does anyone know what is supposed to hold these into the keyboard?...
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Remap key combos to symbol characters

For my home workstation I use a Moonlander which lets you add different layer-shifting to any key, and define each of the layers with whatever character desired. For example, I'd have a symbols layer ...
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Any way to have *all* keystrokes sent to remote system with Microsoft Remote Desktop app or other RDP/VNC client?

I am using Microsoft Remote Desktop to connect from a Monterey box to a Windows 10 box. The Windows 10 system has dozens of idiosyncratic keyboard shortcuts. Some of them work via the RDP connection ...
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Does a "if not user has entered text within the last second then" command line exist?

I need to cancel out a Keyboard Maestro shortcut that uses the "Enter" key when users are typing text in the image file field in Capture One, and then hit the "Enter" key instead ...
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Enable LEDs on Microsoft Ergonomic Keyboard

I'm using an MBP running Big Sur. I've attached a Microsoft Ergonomic Keyboard over USB, and am finding that the LEDs on the keys (Caps Lock, Num Lock, Scroll Lock) never turn on. I've confirmed that ...
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Escape button, Siri and possibly other features stop working after waking 2021 Macbook Pro

This does not happen every time my Macbook goes to sleep, but sometimes, I find that the escape button and Siri have stopped functioning after waking up. It goes back to normal after restarting. ...
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Floating keyboard menu renders most messaging apps unusable on latest iPad Pro?

I’m enjoying my first ever iPad, it’s the 2021 11” model running latest iPadOS. That’s how Messenger looks like when I’m using my iPad with Logitech Combo Touch keyboard attached. Notice how the two ...
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Which keyboard layout support all acute accent?

Is there any keyboard layout support all the acute accent list in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acute_accent ?
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App shortcut (custom by private)

Hi there I tried to put in App Short customed by me, But it's not working at all weirdly if I put function key on other shortcuts (such as Show notification center ) It super work well How Can I open ...
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MacOS Monterey Terminal CLI: "open" command does not change focus

Has anyone encountered an issue in which Terminal.app is no longer able to switch focus to another application? For example, typing in the command open . would have previously opened the current ...
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Remapping Menu/Context Menu key to Option - Karabiner Not Working

I'm using macOS BigSur with a Windows Keyboard - Drevo Tyrfind v2. I want to remap the Menu key that's on the right side of the keyboard next to the control button to the Opt key. I'm using Karabiner ...
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How can I map Command to Meta, except for Command-Tab and only in iTerm

There are a lot of tutorials for mapping the Option key (⌥) to Meta in iTerm, e.g. here, here and here to enable readline navigation and editing (M-b to move the cursor back a word, etc.). What I'm ...
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Using contact cleaner for keyboard

I used contact cleaner to keyboard for my MBP 2020 and after that I learnt that it was a mistake. There is no problem except oily buttons for now. But I'm really scared that my computer will ...
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Prevent iOS from NOT using my custom keyboard

iOS sometimes chooses to use the OS's keyboard even though I've disabled all keyboards but my 3rd party keyboard. For example when trying to log into a financial app. My custom keyboard has ...
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Is there a way to disable logout upon pressing the power button?

So I've found that on 2020 MacBooks, pressing the power button instantly brings up the login screen. I find this annoying because occasionally I want to use the power button for something, such as ...
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Keyboard typing in all CAPS and selecting everything

I bought a MacBook with an M1 chip and am encountering severe problems with the keyboard: I can only type in caps. If I click on a number only the symbol gets typed and if click on a fullstop the ...
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M1 Macbook Air doesn't recognize Apple wired numeric keyboard

I've tried connecting my old Apple wired numeric keyboard to my M1 mac and it's not "fully" recognized. The mac does recognize the USB hub of the keyboard and it recognizes elements attached ...
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Backslash on German MacBook Keyboard [duplicate]

I've recently bought a 2019 MacBook Pro with a German keyboard and am encountering some difficulties. Previously, I had been a windows user and my frequent use of Latex requires me to use backslash ...
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How do I turn off the Magic Keyboard (A1644)?

I have the Apple Magic Keyboard model A1644, which was released in 2015: Both this and the Magic Trackpad 2 have switches that allow you to turn it on (green) or off (white). I find that the switch ...
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Applescript - create a shortcut to control several applications simultaneously?

I have two instances of the Quicktime application running. I use two different video sources (Facetime camera and iPhone camera via USB), and I use "Movie recording" to record them. I also ...
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Keyboard and trackpad not working on macbook air

The built in keyboard and trackpad on my macbook air (early 2015, 13 inch, running 10.14.6) are not working. External mouse and keyboard connected via usb are still working fine. Here's the plot twist:...
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macOS - How to make test sounds without to prime & check audio pipeline?

In order to ensure an expected sound output is connected and ready to use, I formerly used Shift-VolUp/VolDown to play sound feedback (without leaving volume feedback effects always enabled). I could ...
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ER: MacOS Keyboard Text Shortcut Delimiter Options

I rely on text snippets which I have built up over years. Coming from Catalina to a new M1 MBP I have attempted to switch from TextExpander to Phrase Express. However, both company's Arm-compatible ...
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Separate keyboard layout for each window in macOS Monterey

Is there a way to set up keyboard layouts preferences to have a separate layout for each window? Use case described step by step: I use two keyboard layouts: English and non-English one. I often open ...
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Stop F8 key from launching Music (the new iTunes)

(macOS 10.15.7 on MacBook Pro 13" 2020 Intel-based) I would like to keep using the F-keys as standard function keys (without the need of pressing fn at the same time). I even want to keep the ...
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How to find out what action is caused by a shortcut?

I have a shortcut I know is causing an action, either in the app or in a service. Is there a good way to find out what it is? A "reverse search" of i.e. ⌘A and have a list of Select all in ...
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How to force a service shortcut to override an application one?

I want to have a global "send to omnifocus" shortcut. I have enabled it and set via Keyboard -> Services. Unfortunately, it seems to conflict with some default shortcut in the Apple Mail. ...
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Keyboard navigation inside Excel modal dialogs

The following dialog is not accepting tab or space to arrows to navigate. How can this be done without resorting to the mouse? Going to the mouse is slow and I sometimes then hit the wrong radio ...
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Key Repeat on MacBook changes randomly

How can this happen I don't know. I set my key repeat to Off. but whenever I check after some time, it is set to Fast! key repeat on macbook : System Preferences/Keyboard/Key Repeat Here is the ...
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How do I make macOS ignore the scroll lock key in most places?

I use the Scroll Lock key as push-to-talk because this key is typically not used by any programs on Windows and Linux. I also have my mouse configured to send the Scroll Lock key any time I press one ...
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External Mac keyboard left shift outputs ±

I am having the same issue as reported here: my left Shift key often outputs a ± when I press it. ±Like the author of that post, I have tried resetting NVRAM, SMC, and have tried deleting keyboard ....
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Is there a way to type a character from its ASCII value on a Mac keyboard? [duplicate]

On a Windows PC you may enter an ASCII value from its value typing ALT+ASCII VALUE using the numeric keypad. For instance: { = ALT+123 } = ALT+125 ` = ALT+96 How do you achieve this using a Mac ...
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How to write (not so) special characters on non US keyboards

I'm working in a programming lab where a lot of students are using the excellent MacBook Air hardware. Problems arise when they use virtualization to start let's say an Ubuntu machine to start their ...
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Custom Keyboard Layout only works on MacBooks screen, not on external ones!

I just installed https://github.com/patrick-zippenfenig/us-with-german-umlauts since I kind of need it because I am used to it. It works perfectly fine, as long as my mouse´s focus is on the MacBook´s ...
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Macbook Pro - Disable lock on touch id press

My MBP 16" (11.6 big sur) has a broken keyboard. Instead of getting it fixed, I have placed a magic keyboard on top of it. Works great and fits perfect (internal keyboard is disabled via ...
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Proper Ukrainian keyboard layout for iPad

I have an iPad Air (4th gen) with Magic Keyboard. However, I’m very displeased but the fact that the “Ukrainian” keyboard layout is non-standard in iOS, with two vowels (и and і) swapped. This is very ...
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