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I hade the same issue after migrating to new Mac with Big Sur. Not a hardware failure. Deleting /Library/Preferences/com.apple.keyboardtype.plist (as suggested above by JMY1000) and rebooting solved it. After the reboot the system ran the keyboard setup again and I could set the correct type.


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Thank you Félix Saparelli! Your custom layout works beautifully for me on macOS Big Sur 11.2.2. I followed the instructions here to install by saving file.xml as "/Library/Keyboard Layouts/us_en_caps_lock_fix.keylayout", rebooting, and selecting the new Input Source. This layout has "shift inverts case" behaviour, symbols are produced ...


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Whenever I have have to do something repetitiously I automate it in some manner so as to not have to manually take all the steps necessary to accomplish the task. In this particular case, as much as I do not like to use UI Scripting, nonetheless, I'll do it when it is the easiest way I know, with all things considered. Presented as a proof of concept, the ...


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This will remap the calculator key to the space character: hidutil property --set '{"UserKeyMapping":[ { "HIDKeyboardModifierMappingSrc": 0xC00000192, "HIDKeyboardModifierMappingDst": 0x70000002C } ]}' Can confirm it works on macOS Big Sur 11.2.2, with calculator keys of both the Microsoft Sculpt ...


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This requires you to use the touchpad or mouse, but: Hold the window (at the top bar) with your touchpad or mouse and use Control-1, Control-2, Control-3, etc. to move a window to another space. ( control is the ^ key).


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I found a temporary solution using Keyboard Maestro software. I have created a macro with this software that executes 3 different actions with a custom keyboard shortcut. The three actions that it performs are: 1. It changes the keyboard language to English. 2. Simulates the keyboard shortcut “Shift+,” (which works on YouTube with the English keyboard ...


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On macos Big Sur 11.2.1 I have been able to resolve this problem. This solution applies to com.apple.symbolichotkeys plist for OS wide shortcuts as well as trackpad related plists. After running the default write ... commands, run the following command. /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/SystemAdministration.framework/Resources/activateSettings -u From my ...


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At least for Mojave for now. Presented strictly as a proof of concept, the example AppleScript code shown below was tested and worked for me without issues as is under macOS Mojave 10.14.6 in Script Editor, under the following conditions: In System Preferences > Keyboard> Keyboard: [√] Show keyboard and emoji viewers in menu bar In System ...


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For Turkish Q Keyboard (Turkey) press at the same cmd ⌘ + < + control


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This AppleScript will tell the active application to minimize all windows except the active (aka frontmost) window. set theFrontApp to (path to frontmost application as Unicode text) tell application theFrontApp set theWindows to the windows whose miniaturized is false set theFrontID to the id of the front window repeat with theWindow in ...


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It is possible to do with the Karabiner-Elements app. As you have completed the installation, head to the app. In the very first tab choose the input device you wish to make a key remap for, then add a new item and define the initial key and target key (they are in the top section of the drop down). This is it, no need to reboot. It effects immediately. PS. ...


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I fixed it by going to Accessibility > Keyboards > Commands and I disabled the arrow key shortcuts. This allowed the arrow keys to use the default action instead of swiping


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The display of any unicode character requires that your machine has a font installed which contains the glyph for it. Apple doesn't provide fonts for all 130000 unicode characters, so when there is one you can't see it normally means you have to download and install an extra font. This page gives you a list of fonts that will show the example you give, U+...


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How is it possible to check the box you mentioned for Head Pointer?          Quoted question from comment under the OP. Test this example AppleScript code in Script Editor to see if it works. Then try it again with the activate command commented out. e.g.: # activate It may only work with System Preferences being visible, you'll just have to see. if running ...


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I figured out the answer. It doesn't appear to be possible to achieve that using System Preferences. I had to use Terminal to directly edit defaults using the following command. defaults write <plist name of application> NSUserKeyEquivalents -dict '<name of button in menu bar>' '@' For instance, to map ⌘+⌫ to Delete menu item in Anki, I used the ...


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Let me propose a simple workaround that worked perfectly for me. Issue: my system language is US English and I want WhatsApp spellchecker in Portuguese. I‘ve downloaded from https://github.com/brave/brave-browser/issues/1947 the Portuguese spellcheck dictionary: pt-BR-3-0.bdic. In the folder C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\WhatsApp\Dictionaries is located ...


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Apparently Clipy uses the same keyboard shortcut for a command. The shortcut can be changed though. D'oh!


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I have the same issue, using a new MacBook with an old (mid 2010) iMac as a screen, mirrored. I couldn't get VirtualKVM to work. Followed the instructions above, installed fine, used up to date version, but when I plugged in the thunderbolt cable and it mirrored automatically, the iMac never gave up the keyboard and mouse Bluetooth connection. You can't turn ...


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I have the same problem. My computer is an iMac (mid 2017) with Spanish-ISO keyboard and Mojave. I can't find any working keyboard shortcut to reduce the playing speed in Youtube. I've tried with different browsers (Safari, Chrome, Opera and Edge) with the same bad result in all of them. Curiously, Firefox and Tor browsers seem to work well. With Firefox I ...


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These steps were tested using macOS Big Sur 11.2.1. To dismiss an alert-style notification without clicking the little "x", you can utilize the following options: If you're using a trackpad, hover your cursor over the alert-style notification then swipe right using two fingers. If you're using a mouse, hover your cursor over the alert-style ...


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I handled the problem by installing autokey (linux) and creating a macro for <Alt>+<Esc> which essentially runs <Esc><Tab>. After that I have focus to the website. Note that I have switched Esc and Caps.


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The app Tooth Fairy ($5.99) should be able to do this. Although it's designed for AirPods, it works just as well with keyboards and other Bluetooth devices. After adding a device, you can set scripts to run upon connect and disconnect, so you can call your own scripts to perform whatever action you'd like to take.


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I am not sure if it encompasses all your needs but yes I understand the problem with Meta and have it from time to time when I fresh install Emacs. Here is what I can suggest simply: Just in your init.el or whatever is your emacs startup config file, set mac option modifier to 'meta and mac right option modifier to nil, in that order. That way: You will be ...


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'overtype' mode is -- REPLACE --: While in ESC , just type capital R(i.e. SHIFT + R ). you will enter REPLACE mode = overwriting.


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This has been driving me nuts for a long time. It's not an ideal solution but if you open FaceTime and go to Preferences, there is a check box for Calls From iPhone. The description reads, "Use your iPone cellular account to make and receive calls when your iPhone is nearby and on Wi-Fi." If you uncheck that box when you receive calls your Mac will ...


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I also am running into this issue. It basically ate up half a workday or more. I have an older laptop that doesn't have the Touch ID so all of that is already turned off, however, I am able to log in with my watch. Yesterday I wore my watch and had no issues but today I forgot to put it on. Could that be an issue as well?


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From a comment from the OP: My silicone was all dried up so I ended up using superglue again, but was careful about not using too much or pressing the spring down. It's been fine since then. You can buy replacement cups on ebay.


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One way to do this would be to write an Automator script to copy the image to the clipboard (for instance "if new image found in folder"). A example of that can be seen here


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It drove me nuts and I found the answer just here: https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/can-no-longer-rename-files-in-preview.2035115/post-24469396 The cause turned out to be a hidden setting in ~/Library/Preferences/.GlobalPreferences.plist If NSAutomaticWindowAnimationEnabled is set to NO, then the problem occurs. If I turn it back to YES or delete that ...


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Extending @CJK's excellent answer, neither the ISO-8601 format nor the default Applescript one works for me, and I'm more comfortable programming in Javascript, so I came up with this: If I were programming an app, I would momentjs to format the date, but for this personal Quick Action, it seemed more expedient to brute-force it. Anyway, I don't even know ...


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The information below, which applies macOS Big Sur 11.0, was taken from this Apple website. Turn on accessibility options in the login window on Mac You can turn on certain accessibility options in the login window to make it easier to log in to your Mac. On your Mac, choose Apple menu  > System Preferences, then click Users & Groups. If the lock ...


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If you have FileVault activated and are struggling to set your desired language on the login screen try the following: Turn off FileVault In terminal execute this to copy your keyboard settings to the login screen sudo cp ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.HIToolbox.plist /Library/Preferences/ Turn on FileVault again Reboot Tested on Big Sur


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Elaborating on @jmrk answer. His code works well for the so called "aluminum" keyboard, but apple also released wireless keyboards, under the name "magic keyboard", with product id 0x022d. (They also have aluminum chassis, and I think that my model is from 2008 or so.) This product has the same caps lock issue, and almost the same code ...


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Binding C-S-M won't work for two reasons. Firstly there is no key S-M - M is already shifted. Secondly, there is are no uppercase control keys. See https://github.com/tmux/tmux/wiki/Modifier-Keys#limitations-of-ctrl-keys. Your best bet for keys that the terminal cannot send are to map them to a key that the terminal can send (like F11 or C-F2) using ...


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I've seen this problem and the resolution is to connect power before connecting the phone or USB device. Oh, and the power supply should be rated for at least 12 watts. A powered hub might help but as I recall that was not enough. Your comments indicate you tried connecting things in different order but you did not mention the power output of the power ...


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Another app which allows this is Magnet (https://magnet.crowdcafe.com/) re: Prajwal's answer. There is a downside to the Mac-native approach to tiling two windows, which is that they're treated as a mac fullscreen space, with the advantages and disadvantages that entails. I prefer the addon app approach, personally.


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I'm using an open source app called Rectangle, https://rectangleapp.com/. With it, you can use Ctrl ⌃ + option ⌥ + ←/→ for equivalent actions. There are some other options to explore too.


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Yes, this is possible with Karabiner-Elements. There are already pre-configured modifications for German keyboards by the community: https://ke-complex-modifications.pqrs.org/?q=german


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If you open up the terminal and search for org.pqrs files mdfind org.pqrs You will likely find some files that Karibiner left behind. Delete them


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When a new keyboard is connected, macOS will show the Change Keyboard Type button in System Preferences > Keyboard. This is used to detect the type of keyboard. For mine, it would have had to be ISO, but it seemingly got wrongly configured in the past, and the button would not show. Deleting /Library/Preferences/com.apple.keyboardtype.plist and rebooting ...


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You can try and follow the Automator action at the following related post. https://apple.stackexchange.com/a/120300/316076 I do something like this to launch my work apps in the morning.


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I use this script set up as a folder action. Basically, whenever I make a screenshot, this script activates, opening the folder I use for screenshots in the Finder, and opening the screenshot in Preview for editing. Copy it into Script Editor, save it as a script to ~/Library/Scripts/Folder Action Scripts/some_name.scpt and then use the Folder Actions ...


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Keyboard Settings Touch Bar shows: F1, F2, etc. Keys Press Fn key to: Show Control Strip On MBP keyboard, this works: fn + cmd + dim brightness External Microsoft keyboard, TBD.


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Source: Let's Talk Tech. By default, the iPadOS keyboard has a predictive text & shortcut bar above the main QWERTY keyboard, offering things like formatting options and copy/paste buttons. When you hook up your hardware Bluetooth keyboard, however, this row of predictive text options and keyboard shortcuts sits at the bottom of your iPad display while ...


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You can't achieve the first, as you'd have to have one instance for each word in which it occurs. As you've discovered, the text replacer needs a space before & after. The second idea could be done using Ukelele & designing your own replacement keyboard layout. It's not an app I'm terribly experienced with, but I have managed to make my own modified ...


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Unless you have one of the very early Intel Macs, the Windows Support Software is suppose to be available to the Windows installer during the installation process. This is so the Windows installer can access any drivers included in the Windows Support Software that are not already part of the installation software provided by Microsoft. If you have an older ...


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You can add a replacement under: System Preferences > Keyboard > Text And then for ex: add schwa === ǝ (To enable this in the browser see this answer.)


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This is what worked for me with my Cherry KC1000 on Catalina: While connecting the keyboard, when asked about the key next to the left shift, skip the backslash key and press "Z" as if it was a regular US keyboard. On the next screen select international US ASCII keyboard. Now the British-PC layout will work as expected, along with backslash and ...


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This is not an answer, but alternative approach(es). One can use ⌘ + ⇧+/. This will open Safari Help and from that one can enter search word(s). There will be tabs list displayed with status/day (tabs currently open, Recently Closed, Earlier Today, by dates etc) and address. Everything what is available in Safari menus (history, recently open etc) will be ...


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Unfortunately I'm unaware of any free options aside from wiggling the mouse, but check out https://apps.apple.com/us/app/simple-mouse-locator/id946676425?mt=12 - it seems to be exactly what you're looking for.


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