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Can the mapping of the function keys change on a per-app basis on windows [duplicate]

I would like to know if there is a third party application or other automation that can remap the keyboard based on the current application. For example in terminal or you favourite IDE you want to ...
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Make EMACS control sequences work in Microsoft Outlook?

One of the reasons I like Apple's software is that I can use emacs control sequences (e.g. ^a to go to the start of the line) in practically any text object. However, this does not work in Microsoft ...
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macOs sometimes skips the first press for the keyboard layout change

MacBook Pro 14" 2021 M1: macOS Ventura 13.4.1 (22F82) I try default control ^ + Space and custom command ⌘ + Space. Using only one additional source + English. I noticed that sometimes I can't ...
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Is Logic supposed to lose my work on Command-W?

Twice today I've accidentally hit ⌘ CommandW while editing in Logic. Both times the project window closed without prompting me to save my work. The work was lost both times. If I go to File > ...
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iOS French keyboard - how to get rid of " spaces around quotes "?

I use French keyboard as a second layout, for English too. It's nice, but one MAJOR problem drives me nuts - weirdly styled quotes formatting. Look: Spaces are added between quotes and words inside ...
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Strange characters appeared while writing a message on iOS

I was writing a message on AirBnB(iOS app) and quickly pressed the thumbs up(at least I think) and smiley face(U+1F60A) emoji But instead got this output on the text box: Looks like letter 'A' in a ...
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Keyboard disconnects then connects to a different machine

We had a 2013 iMac, then added a 27" 2020 iMac on the desk next to it and have had no issues whatsoever with the keyboard/mouse connections via Bluetooth. About 2 months ago, we added a 3rd (...
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Why do I have to wait several minutes before "USB 2.0 Hub" shows up in "System Information..." -> "USB Device Tree"?

Recently, after connecting a USB 2.0 hub to my MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, i5). I need to wait several minutes before I can see it in "System Information..." -> "USB" -> &...
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How do I increase an app’s width using a keyboard shortcut?

While we're using an application that is not in full-size mode, we can double click the right edge of its window to maximize its width along the right side. This also works similarly when we double ...
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Remove All Bluetooth Devices / Previous Connections / Forget Everything (MacOS 13.4) [duplicate]

Some context: new MacBook user trying to use a custom wireless split keyboard on my MacBook Pro 2021, macOS 13.4. I got the keyboard to connect at some point, but then I flashed a new firmware on it, ...
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skhd to run shell script with dynamic argument

On macOS, is it possible to use skhd to run a shell script containing a case statement with a shortcut such as alt + a or alt + p and make the script use the given letter (a, or p respectively) as the ...
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How to type ⌘ on iPad?

I'm looking for a way to type the Command symbol (⌘) on iPad without installing any third-party apps. For the moment, when I want to use it, I copy it from there but that's really inconvenient. What I'...
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Switching Spaces with 3-finger swipe, focus is still on the previous Space

I recently upgraded my 2018 MacBook Pro running Mojave to a 2023 MacBook Pro running Ventura. Since the upgrade, I've noticed some differences in behavior that weren't present before. My primary ...
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Logitech K350 keyboard and mouse freezes constantly on MacBook Pro with Monterey v 12.6.6

There are no Logitech drivers installed on my new MacBook. Is this the problem? I don't need to install anything on Windows or Linux and the K350 works beautifully on those systems. When I try to ...
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How to enter Hungarian characters ő (long ö) and ű (long ü) on a Mac with German keyboard layout?

I found that I can write characters with single acute accent, but there is no double acute accent present on my German keyboard. What is the simplest and shortest workaround to enter ő (long ö) and ű (...
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Avoid "not authorized to send Apple events to System Events (-1743)" in MacOS Ventura from keyboard shortcut

I am attempting to follow the instructions here to create a keyboard shortcut that toggles a window to full screen with no menu bar. On MacOS Ventura 13.4, I always get the error "Not authorized ...
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Create a custom modifier key to write special characters

I have a Macbook with a Japanese keyboard, but don't need to write Japanese. I do prefer a US layout, but need to write German characters (äöüÄÖÜß). On Windows they had a "US - International"...
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Disable special characters for shortcuts

I'm using a Dvorak layout with yabai and skhd. I have some shortcuts like Alt+H or Shift+Alt+C. It worked well, but I messed up and somehow now it shows special characters. For example, Alt+H now ...
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Opt out of the code entry when connecting BT keyboard (macOS 13.4)

After buying a new (14-in M2) MBP I cannot connect my bluetooth keyboard to it. I think the reason is that it doesn't support entry while still connecting (it's Zoom65, so a pretty niche keyboard). ...
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Change keyboard layout by pressing Cmd + space and space + Cmd (when space pressed first)

macOS Ventura 13.4 (22F66) I remap in System Settings -> Keyboard Cmd + space as select next input source. Often i push space first. In this case input source isn't switched. Is it possible to set ...
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Switching Tilde (~) and plus-minus (±) when using an external keyboard over a USB receiver

I have a MB Pro 2021, with an ISO keyboard layout. I wanted to swap between the (~) and plus-minus (±) keys. I already tried the option in Tilde (~) and plus-minus (±) in wrong place on keyboard, ...
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Why is keyboard and touchpad not working without Wi-Fi?

My Mac (early 2015, High Sierra) suddenly started blocking off the built-in keyboard and touchpad if it's not connected to wi-fi at startup/wake-up. (This means I can't connect to any public WiFi with ...
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How to tailor input sources? Need Hiragana, but don't need Katakana

(This is for MacOS Monterey) In the MacOS status bar I can set the keyboard schema, which currently contains the following menu items: ABC - QWERTZ German Romaji Hiragana Katakana In practice, I ...
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Macbook Pro track pad isn't responding. I want to install a magic mouse via Bluetooth but can't tab over to select it with the keyboad

I can't select the Magic Mouse that appears in the Bluetooth screen as I don't have a pointing device. In Windows, you'd just tab over to the open screen, select the device with arrow keys and press ...
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How can I remap End/Home keys in Keynote?

I use an external keyboard, and I'm used to using End/Home to move to the end/start of the line, respectively. However, when typing text in Keynotes, pressing End/Home moves me to the last/first slide,...
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Reprogram / Remap a Button on Apple Keyboard to send a sequence of keystrokes [duplicate]

I am seeking help with my iMac. I am an independent Nasdaq day-trader using Trading View as an analytical platform on a daily basis. If it is possible, I would like to reprogram the Fn button (or any ...
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How to disable modifier behavior of option key?

I'm trying to create some shortcuts in skhd via option keys. I'm also using yabai, so one of my bindings looks like option - h: yabai -m window --focus west but when I press option + h in an ...
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Bind to key release, not key press

On macOS, is there a way to have releasing Cmd (just that one key) say open Spotlight? Similar to tapping the Super key on Gnome in Linux. On Linux, key release triggers bindings, so its no problem to ...
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Flash current keyboard layout on screen when changed

I am currently running MacOS Ventura 13.3.1 and I often switch between three different keyboard layouts. I prefer to have the menu bar hidden so as not to clutter the workspace, which means I don't ...
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How do I enable the num pad on microsoft ergonomic keyboard run by Mac?

Suddenly...the number pad does not work. The numbers on the top do work. This was sudden, overnight. I have tried various pointer control, mouse keys, etc. as read online....I do not know how to ...
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How can I disable the screenshot feature from a keyboard that has the "print screen" button?

I'm using MacOs with a Logitech ergo k860, which has a "print screen" button. Since is very near to the backspace button I'm often pressing it by mistake. Is it possible to tell MacOS to ...
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How can bind Ctrl+m keybinding to Enter using Keyboard Maestro on macOS

If possible, I want to bind Ctrl+m keybinding to Enter using Keyboard Maestro. How can I achieve this? Related: https://superuser.com/q/55954/723632
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How do I turn off this suggestion when holding the L key?

When holding the lowercase l key of my keyboard, I got a suggestion of a not-or simple. Is it possible to turn this off?
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How to disable fn + a shortcut?

How do I disable the fna shortcut? When I press and release these, it makes the dock appear, highlights the TV icon in the dock, and defocusses the current window. After I removed the TV.app icon from ...
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Switching between Mac Safari browser windows on French-Canadian Keyboard [duplicate]

Use Command + ` to rotate between windows of the same application. How about for those of us with a French-Canadian keyboard? And is there a way to achieve it on the Trackpad? I know I've done it ...
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Logitech K860 keeps reverting to Windows keys [closed]

My keyboard keeps reverting to Windows 10 after I restart my Mac. I do have it connected to Windows 10 on #1, but #2 was configured for Mac. When I restart my Mac, it reverts to Windows layout and has ...
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How to show a keyboard when an iOS device is connected with a barcode scanner and keyboard gets hidden by scanner

How can I show the keyboard manually from an iOS app when a scanner is connected via Bluetooth to an iOS device? When scanning an item, the scanner automatically hides the keyboard in an iOS app but ...
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change language of speech / text dictation with keyboard shortcut

I have my dictation feature set up with two languages. Both of them work, but to change the language I always need to click on the small pop up dialogue twice with my mouse. For accessibility reasons, ...
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Why does moveWordBackward: auto-repeat, but moveWordForward: does not?

I have the following in my ~/Library/KeyBindings/DefaultKeyBinding.dict file (among other key bindings): "~b" = (moveWordBackward:); "~f" = (moveWordForward:); Pressing ...
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Where did Bluetooth hardware factory reset move to in Ventura?

Whilst struggling with iMac M1 forgets it has a TouchID key I discovered Reset Mac OS X Bluetooth service? which shows a useful way to reset not just the Bluetooth service from within the Mac, but ...
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In the Reminders app on Mac, keyboard shortcut to finish editing the Notes field?

In the Reminders app on Mac, when editing a value in the Notes field of an existing reminder item, what's the keyboard shortcut to commit (save) and finish editing the current note, while in the "...
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How do I get the key for a specific letter for hidutil?

I want to get a backtick ` when I type i (Option ⌥+' on my Italian keyboard), and do the same with ¶ and ~. I landed upon this solution which looks great, but I can't find the reference to the correct ...
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Change Cmd-Tab behavior to show the last used window on Big Sur, like it did on Mojave

I installed Big Sur and it seems that Command-Tab changed behavior. Before, I cycled to a program and saw the last used window. Now I see some window in a predefined order. This is annoying because I ...
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iMac M1 forgets it has a TouchID key

That's the best way I can describe it on one line. This is a 2021 M1 iMac with extended Magic Keyboard. Updated to Ventura 13.3.1 during this investigation, but started on Monterey 12.2 - no change in ...
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There is virtual HID, how I can remove it

I don't know how to remove it. Also I can't change Tracking speed for the USB mouse, only for trackpad.
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Can I customize a keyboard shortcut to exit a zoom meeting? [duplicate]

I went into the zoom settings but there didn't seem to be an editable keyboard shortcut to leave a meeting easily. It looks like command-w will close the window, and I'm trying to find a way to ...
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Complete nonsensical mapping of keys using external mechanical keyboard after update

This question is not about issues remapping shortcuts or changing input type. I was given a MacBook Pro by my work a couple of months ago. Now, I've always used an external mechanical (Azio) keyboard (...
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How can I move my cursor to the next (or previous) whitespace char?

Let's say I have a block of text like My website iss https://www.example.com/123/456█, where █ represents where my cursor is. In vim, I could just hit B (as opposed to b) to go back a WORD (as opposed ...
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Function Keys setting resets

I prefer the default behavior of the Function keys on my Mac to act like old school standard function keys (F1, F2, etc.). So I switch on the according setting in macOS 13: Keyboard / Keyboard ...
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Karabiner remap unless other keys are pressed

I found that I can remap several keys pressed at the same time: Karabiner-Elements complex manipulation: from.simultaneous { "type": "basic", "from": { &...
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