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macOS constantly adds input sources

What exactly are your worries: That Ukrainian appears three times in System Preferences > Keyboard > Input Sources? Does it cause any errors? Perhaps could you search for all files with ...
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Insert a tab character in PowerPoint 2016

To insert a tab in a text area of a slide in PowerPoint for Mac, use Shift-Option-Tab. powerpoint
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How do I get back the input source flags on my menu bar?

The only way to do this at present is to make a custom keyboard layout with Ukelele. It lets you add any icon you want to a keyboard, but also includes in the Resources folder in its download some ....
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How do I get back the input source flags on my menu bar?

Go to https://www.apple.com/feedback/ and complain. Encourage others to do similarly.
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External ISO keyboards treated as ANSI since MacBook Pro upgraded to macOS Sierra 10.12

Trashing /Library/Preferences/com.apple.keyboardtype.plist, restarting the machine and giving the "proper / expected input" instead of the right input of the shift solved my problem. Thanks @...
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Character Accent Menu doesn't appear anymore in macOS Sierra

You may have set multiple input sources and you may be typing with a Keyboard layout that doesn't support long press. It happen to me that I erroneously switched to Japanese layout and nothing of the ...
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Certain Apple Magic Keyboard key chords not working

Turns out it was indeed a hardware problem. The fix involved digging around in the closet to find a different keyboard.
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How do I choose the Agree button in the macOS Monterey licence agreement dialog without using a mouse?

This is not an intentional thing, but when the pairing records can’t be retrieved from a keychain, you will need a physical keyboard and mouse to self-rescue here. Setting up remote access to recovery ...
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Ctrl+; does not work to "Move Window to Left Side of Screen" for Firefox

I would guess that Firefox has built-in shortcuts (i.e. Cmd+Shift+S to take screenshots) that went into conflict with your custom shortcuts. I checked briefly on Google but didn't find any centralized ...
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Equivalent of shift tab for Notes on macOS

Notes doesn't use Tab ⇥ for indentation, it uses Cmd ⌘ ] & [ Tab ⇥ sometimes works, but it acts more like a 'true' Tab, ie it will work on a single word in the middle of a line, rather ...
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I can't boot up disk options when I startup my Mac

M1 Macs don't use the same key commands as Intel at boot - see https://support.apple.com/guide/mac-help/mchl82829c17/mac Basically, from completely shut down, you press & hold the Power button ...
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How do I choose the Agree button in the macOS Monterey licence agreement dialog without using a mouse?

Press return. If that doesn't work, try tab + return
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why does the legend or code or elements computer stuff pop up when I press increase volume?

Reading between the lines a bit… you need to uncheck 'Use F1, F2, etc. keys as standard function keys' in System Prefs > Keyboard
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Karabiner-Elements: How to re-map caps_lock based on applications

Appreciate if someone can confirm if this is good enough, or suggest better/correct ways. Using goku, for remapping Caps Lock ⇪ to Left ⌃ if it is in Terminal, Emacs and to Left ⌘ otherwise, use ...
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Need to buy a MacBook Pro with a French Canadian keyboard but don't live in Canada

I have had good luck calling the pre-sales support number from the online store where I live (in your case call the Japanese support number from the online web store localized for Japan). They can add ...
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Use MacBook as a second screen for Chromebook

Since a lot of software isn't compatible with Chrome OS I had to search around a bit. However, I found Google Chrome Remote Desktop which apparently is a native remote desktop solution for practically ...
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Karabiner Elements Fn + F keys to volume control on Mac

Here's a screenshot of my configuration To achieve what you asked, try select f11 to volume_decrement and f12 to volume_increment, and toggle the "Use all F1, F2, etc. keys as standard function ...
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Disable mouse interference in input source overlay when switching?

There's also an option to use Caps lock without overlay in Keyboard/Input Sources settings. But only when switching between Latin and non-Latin layouts. MacOS Big sur
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How do I disable language switch popup?

Working solution: https://github.com/norflin321/fn-lang-switcher. With use of python script, but the result is identical except there is no popup and not way to select wrong language with mouse, and ...
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How can I clean my keyboard without turning my Macbook Air on?

I find this annoying as hell. It would have been better that just the TouchID button would have turned it on. Anyway, what I do is locking it so that it unlocks just with TouchID and then proceed in ...
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How to disable command-Q for Quit?

Go to settings → Keyboard → shortcuts → App-keyboardshortcuts(on my mac: 'App-Tastenkurzbefehle') Press '+' Then add shortcut for the programm you wish to deactivate Command+Q. Afterwards type exectly ...
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Keep app in same order when cmd+tab

You cannot do this in the built-in application switcher. But! Keyboard Maestro has a macro that allows you to customize the order of the apps.
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Disable system-wide ctrl-click as right-click in Mavericks

I use a Linux VM in VMware Fusion for development, where I want to ctrl-click to navigate to method definitions. In the VM settings for "keyboard and mouse", choose the "Mac" ...
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Option and command key are switched for a keyboard on my mac?

Long press fn+o (3 seconds) to switch your keyboard layout to mac os. https://defkey.com/logitech-pop-keys-shortcuts#105067
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How to disable autocorrect for only one application in OSX?

Update for 2022 and some apps like and FB messenger where the "Edit" menu doesn't have the sought option: Left-click where you would type > Spelling and Grammar > Correct Spelling ...
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Macbook Pro 2015: Key cap will not snap back into place

I have shown others in person how to do this. I've found it helps to first recognize exactly how it attaches, to understand how the pieces can fit together and will later move correctly during use. ...
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Equivalent of cmd+down in Numbers

This is absolutely possible as I just found out! Just use command ⌘+option ⌥+↓ from the top of your data and you should reach the last contiguous cell (while not editing, i.e. you should not have ...
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Keyboard shortcut to delete row in Numbers

I still had this question (as keycommands are not given in context menu), so the previous answer pointed me to look in the regular menu. In Numbers 12 it is opt+cmd+del/bs
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What software program can I use to build a custom desktop keyboard IME for MacOS?

One option (but probably not practical for a project of the scope you envision) would be to use Apple's own Custom IM creator. An example of one of these for only ni3 hao3 can be downloaded here.
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Forward-delete with Logitech K380 keyboard on macOS

I just purchased a K380 for Mac and I can confirm it does not have a Del key, only Delete. Pressing fn+Delete does not forward delete like other keyboards. I've tried to switch keys around but ...
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Page Up / Page Down shortcut keys with moving keyboard cursor

⌥ + page up and ⌥ + page down works, too.
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Change Mac Keyboard Identifier after keyboard replacement

The following Karabiner config works for me:
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How switch Mac UK PC keyboard layout backslash \ and backtick ` to match normal UK PC layout

The following Karabiner config works for me:
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Remove Fn shortcut for switching input language

Fn is represented by the globe icon. You set it in System Preferences → Keyboard → Keyboard.
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Standard Windows Keyboard - wrong keys recognised

Keyboard Layout files worked best for me. Sorry for the german guide, best use google translate. https://administrator.de/tutorial/deutsche-pc-tastatur-am-apple-mac-einrichten-221078.html
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Pressing the "Opt" key to show Lauchpad

There is no system-wide option for this. You can use Karabiner to achieve such behavior. To change the Karabiner configuration open ~/.config/karabiner/karabiner.json file and add the next content to ...
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Is it possible to switch (or Remap) command+W key with command+H in MacOS?

There are a number of tools you could use to do this, but a popular and free option is Karabiner Elements, which remaps the keys on your keyboard anyway you want using simple or very complex rulesets. ...
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Type special characters similar to Windows

To mimic the Windows way, go to system preferences > keyboard > input sources and use the plus button to activate the layout called "US International PC". Then select it in the "...
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Type special characters similar to Windows

This is actually much easier on Mac than it is on Windows. The Mac uses things called 'dead keys' which windows doesn't. On an English keyboard they are all accessed using the Option key, sometimes ...
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External keyboard function keys suddenly stopped working

FIXED. There's a "fn lock key" on my keyboard that I accidentally enabled. It's on the Esc button and has a picture of a padlock with fn inside. To toggle this "fn lock" feature, ...
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Full list of option key mappings in Mac keyboard

You can easily see how all the keys are mapped with Apple's Keyboard Viewer.
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How can I stop a bluetooth keyboard from waking my Macbook Pro?

For Logitech-Options users: Try either removing the permissions in System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy > Input Monitoring > Logitech Options Daemons or Try installing &...
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Command-Control-Arrow beeps (plays alert sound) in Lion

If you want Command+Alt+Control+arrow to also suppress the chime, use this: "@~^\UF701" = "noop:"; "@~^\UF702" = "noop:"; "@~^\UF703" = "noop:&...
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A1314 wireless keyboard: 'y' and 'u' keys activating when keys above and below are pressed

I miraculously made it work after following this tutorial twice. The second time, since I did not have high hopes, I was a little more generous with the alcohol and I took off every key. So what ...
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Map Control+Delete to Forward Delete

For newer versions of Karabiner-Elements you can import one of the predefined rules that are maintained by the community, or look at the JSON definition of those to see how it's done. For example the &...
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How to map Ctrl + Delete to Fn + Opt + Delete with Karabiner-Elements

You can import one of the predefined rules that are maintained by the community, or look at the JSON definition of those to see how it's done. For example the "Map Ctrl+Backspace-Delete to Fn+...
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What keys are ⇧ and ⌥

Whether those keys have words or symbols or both can depend on the language of the keyboard and when it was made. I see both of those symbols — and most of the others listed in jefe2000's answer — on ...
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Homerow computing: How to set Control+K => Arrow down?

Install Karabiner Elements. Import rules. Open the Complex modifications tab. Click Add rule. Enable the rule called Change Control + i/j/k/l to Arrows.
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Why does show hidden files shortcut only work intermittently?

According to this answer to a related thread, https://apple.stackexchange.com/a/409800/176692, Apple has unfortunately given this shortcut double-duty in recent updates of Finder. There are two new ...
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