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If you are referring to the groove in one of the sides of the USB plug on the end of any wired Apple keyboard, it was designed to mate with the included USB extension cable. This extension cable was constructed with a guide inside the female end which allowed only the insertion of the cable from the keyboard -- it could not be used as a general USB extension....


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The Chinese and Japanese IM's (along with several others) are in System/Library/Input Methods. For some alternatives that may offer more options, see this page. https://m10lmac.blogspot.com/2017/05/macos-alternative-input-methods-for.html


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For help in customizing Karabiner the way you want, perhaps ask in the Karabiner Group. If you can choose any normal letter key where \ would be good for your purposes, then a custom French keyboard could be made in a couple minutes with Ukelele.


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Seems like this sorted it: tell application "System Preferences" reveal pane id "com.apple.preference.universalaccess" delay 1 tell application "System Events" tell window 1 of application process "System Preferences" select row 12 of table 1 of scroll area 1 delay 0.1 click checkbox "Enable Voice ...


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Employing the following Firefox preferences settings achieved what I wanted. In particular: the annotation highlights the setting I unchecked that made things work on my system.


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You can make a custom keyboard layout that does this pretty easily with the Ukelele app.


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For those who have a Swiss-French layout here are the key combinations to make É: ⌥ + ^, then Shift + E. In Swiss-French layout, the symbol ` is the grave accent and can be accessed by Shift + ^ and the acute accent ´ is accessed by the other combination: ⌥ + ^. Only the grave accent is printed on the top of the ^ key.


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Ok, so I re-read my previous answer and noticed that I needed to restart my computer when I wrote that. So I tried it, and it worked! The keyboard identification wizard appears on login but this time it had no problem identifying my keyboard as ISO. If you have keyboard layout issue in MacOS try restarting your computer!


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If by chance your install does allow key repeat (and presumably has no Accent Menus on Press and Hold), you can go to System Preferences/Keyboard. Make sure you are on the Keyboard tab at the top. On this panel, you can set the time between keys repeating or you can turn it off completely. See the image below.


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Since 2011 default behavior in Mac OS has been for letter keys to not repeat when held down. Instead the Character Picker or Accent Menu appears where appropriate. Nothing to do with the link you mention. To get repeating keys, try opening Terminal and typing defaults write -g ApplePressAndHoldEnabled -bool false and then restart. In Pages if you press ...


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The easiest fix is to just switch to the US or ABC input source. These have the same mapping as Dutch, but with more press/hold options. If you want to customize the Dutch input source, see this:


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You can navigate between text boxes on keynote without using your mouse and only keyboard by using the tab key. This has its limitation as it does not let you edit existing text but instead replace the text with what you begin texting. The process is as follows: New Slide Press Tab (bounding box highlights for the text box) Start Typing (finish text) Press ...


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Uninstall Wacom drivers. I had the exact same problem. Kudos to DryLabRebel for their comprehensive reply to this question, but the first thing to try is this: Uninstall Wacom drivers. C.f.: https://www.reddit.com/r/MacOS...


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microelectronics are very delicate and it is the duty of every owner to protected this delicate devices water is a very serious chock to every components because it electrocutes. the whole board instantly and the damage is not fixable...when owners of lap tops are careless they kill the motherboards instantly..the flow of signals is very acurate and ...


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Many articles online claim that Fn key is fundamentally different and there is no way to remap another key to Fn. I blindly believed them. It is not true. At least on Mac, you can install Karabiner-Elements, the powerful keyboard customizer for macOS. You can remap the key you desire, such as help or F16, to Fn. Note: the help key on A1048 is actually a ...


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I'm writing this answer in the hopes to dispel the myths surrounding liquid damage repair. Putting the device in a bag of rice, in the oven, in the sunlight, next to a radiator, heater vent, use a blow dryer, etc. are all nonsense "fixes" that gives you a false sense of security. You can actually do more damage after drying things out and powering things ...


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You should get a can of compressed air from any online site. Get one with a directional straw so you can pinpoint where you are spraying.


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macOS has a built in method for changing/adding keyboard shortcuts Open System Preferences Go to Keyboard > Shortcuts > App Shortcuts Click the "+" button and select Safari from the Application drop down menu In the Menu Title box enter the EXACT wording of that menu selection "Email This Page" (it must be exact, capitalization, spaces, etc) Assign is a ...


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There’s no way yet to add or customize hardware layouts in iOS, even via an app, as far as I know. You can ask Apple to add this feature via


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It depends what you mean by "bad" in terms of the failure rate, and on how much you believe the hype around it. I have a MacBook Air with one of the butterfly ("bad") keyboards and have had no problems with it at all. I'm sure most people with the the same keyboard also have had no problems. I think it's too early to determine whether or not the new designed ...


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In addition to the "activity monitor", there's another option that comes handy to close running apps --> "Force Quit Applications"; "Force Quit Applications" is launched by pressing Cmd (⌘) + Option (⌥) + Escape keys; A List of running apps appear, where by you can select the necessary application from the list and force quit using the "Force Quit" button. ...


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Did some Googling and tried a suggestion of cleaning the space in between the touch pad and hardware to get rid of the junk/dirt by putting a piece of paper in between them, also it would soak up any residue from the wipe. Tried it and it worked! 36 hours later and the cursor still hasn't started unstoppably fluttering like before and I've used the laptop ...


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You can edit the karabiner json file: ~/.config/karabiner/karabiner.json Look for this part in your profile: "complex_modifications": { "rules": [ ] } Then add a new rule: "rules": [ { "manipulators": [ { "description": "Change ...


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Generally speaking, any Apple laptop available for sale from May 2020 comes with a comparatively reliable keyboard. To elaborate, the distinction you should be looking for is whether the laptop comes with a Butterfly Switch key mechanism vs Scissor Switch key mechanism. When it comes to recent generation of Apple laptops, there are basically categorized ...


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If you’re looking for a general rule of thumb, anything from 2015 through 2019 had the “bad” keyboards. It wasn’t until the 2019 16” MacBook Pro did they get rid of the horrible “butterfly keyboard mechanism: They were introduced in the 2015 MacBook and were integrated into subsequent Macs after that. MacBook - 2015 through 2017. They ended production of ...


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I recommend to make a QuickAction-Button. If you have quickActions on your TouchBar (to activate, look at apple guide here, you can use Automator to run a AppleScript (I used this one) and insert it into the TouchBar. I made myself a nice red Button, as explained in detail here.


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I would also love to have this. However, as of right now there is no keyboard shortcut to directly start dictation on the iPad. Currently, the most convenient way, as you said, is to press and hold the downward facing arrow on the bottom right until the virtual keyboard pops up and then press on the dictation button.


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I faced exact same problem. This worked for me : press and hold the Bluetooth button in the g613 keyboard until it starts blinking faster. On Mac, do the BlueTooth connection as explained by @Vadim Flaks, once connected you can remove the old G613 from your BlueTooth settings ( which is now disconnected )


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If you haven't already damaged circuit boards or connectors by leaving dried cleaner or hard water residue deposits inside your MacBook, you could try using the older (pre-IP67) wet iPhone technique: Put your MacBook in a giant zip lock bag of uncooked dry rice (or other desiccant) and leave the bag in warm sunlight for for a day or so. BTW, Apple ...


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Drying out is “hopefully” a good solution if it’s not coming into contact with electrical connections. However, this is rarely the case. How to log in using external keyboard on MacBook Pro I got Lysol in my headphone jack. How should I get it out? The problem with whatever cleaner you used is not the water; it’s what’s in the water and gets left behind ...


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Do not put it in any oven to dry, but in the sun for 15 minutes can help warm up the body can help to kickstart things drying. The trackpad has very thin gaps and capillary action will wick astounding amounts of liquid inside a Mac - so be sure to never spray on to the hardware, always dampen the cloth and then bring the cloth to the device once you’re sure ...


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For iterm, as @Shwaydogg mention: For those using iTerm go to Prefrerences -> Profiles -> Session -> Prompt before closing!


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The Unix terminal application is based on what a physical terminal could do. A common earlier terminal. DEC_VT100 -- Could output 30 characters per second. Used computer line printer paper. The DEC LA36 DECwriter II -- Saved your ears.


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I've written an an app (free) that does just what you're looking for. You can download it directly from http://www.techmasterdesign.com/fnswitch/ The source code is available here: http://www.techmasterdesign.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=668


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just download FNSwitch, it does exactly that. http://www.techmasterdesign.com/fnswitch/


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FNSwitch is an application for Mac OSX that does exactly that Website Direct Download Github Repo


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The terminal does not behave the way that you expect because it is made to emulate the behavior of a DEC VT100 terminal. Computer terminals — such as the VT100 — did not have a mouse, so any actions that is triggered by the mouse is bolted on as an afterthought. Most terminal emulators default to a set of keybindings that are similar to those of Emacs (a ...


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You could use the Keyboard to reassign (i dont have my mac with me but this shows the idea)


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I've been running into the same issue, but have been experiencing it since 10.14. I've contacted Apple Support and they had me reset the SMC, I haven't had enough time to see if this is a permanent solution (I doubt it is). There's many troubleshooting steps they'll have you try before they consider servicing the MacBook. Here's the page with the ...


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You can use karabiner-elements to remap just the right option key to control.


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I got the same issue after a recent update now, found the answer here and it worked for me. In Terminal type defaults write -g ApplePressAndHoldEnabled -bool true and then log out and log in again, this should fix the issue.


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You can choose the keyboard from within Windows 10. You should be able to choose a standard Windows keyboard when installing Windows. The rest of this answer assumes Windows 10 is already installed. This answer was tested using Windows 10 Pro version 1909. To add a new keyboard layout on Windows 10, use these steps: Open Settings. Click on Time & ...


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I am using copy paste now, and using google keyboard. But you cannot change the password keyboard. It seems locked. So if your password has characters otherwise found on a google keyboard, you won't be able to type it into a password field. Copy paste is the best solution i found, so type it in the username text box or somewhere else using google ...


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iOS gets your email addresses and other accounts from two places. The first place is your Contact Card in Contacts. The second is from your Accounts and Passwords settings in the Settings app. In your specific case, go to your Contact card and see if the email with the label "email" is there. If so then iOS got it from there. You can also check in Settings ...


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⇥ symbol refers to the Tab key on the keyboard. A full list of keys and corresponding symbols as used in macOS can be found here: Can't find ⌃ symbol in keyboard


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This is what I've done to map the menu button on my keyboard to the option modifier: hidutil property --set '{"UserKeyMapping":[{"HIDKeyboardModifierMappingSrc":0x700000065,"HIDKeyboardModifierMappingDst":0x7000000e6}]}' The approach I used for to first find the key code for the keyboard button. Use https://developer.apple.com/library/archive/technotes/...


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Without any special tools you can simply use ⌘+TAB and while you cycle through the apps highlight the Finder and hold option ⌥, then let go of ⌘. A new Finder window will open with whatever folder is set in the Finder preferences > New Finder windows show option.


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Like Allan said, when you pressing F2 (yes, it's labeled "F2), you're actually pressing "Brightness Up." Most 3rd party keyboards in the market are made for windows, they actually don't have the key of "Brightness Up" button. In order to get the "Brightness up" button, you will need to install a software to remap the keyboard, like Karabiner-Elements, it ...


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Go to the .zshrc file in your home folder and check if a command like that is listed. If so delete it. The .zshrc file gets executed every time you open a terminal window.


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The solution to this is to add a mouse to the iPad and enable 'Show Onscreen Keyboard' I had to do this to some iPads in a Kiosk with an RFID scanner attached so the onscreen keyboard would go away. I couldn't figure out a way to do it my config profile. I guess Apple's thinking is that if you want to use mouse with iPad you'd want to use the mouse to '...


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