The behaviour is somewhat awkward.
Even the Menu option doesn't toggle it on/off, only on.
If you simply double-click your emoji without doing anything else, it doesn't even bring the window to the front...
..so, the only real option is after you open it, click its header bar [while you're over there anyway to grab your emoji]
It will then respond to ...
So since I'm supposedly the only one who cares I'll provide an answer for fictitious others :
thanks to @TomGewecke for finding two good solutions :
replace current keyboard layout with PC version
Invert command and control :
then in a terminal, type :
sudo rm /Library/Preferences/com.apple.keyboardtype.plist
and then replug the keyboard
Is there any way to get Bluetooth re-enabled without a USB keyboard/mouse?
If you have accidentally turned off Bluetooth thereby disconnecting Apple Magic Keyboard and Magic Mouse/Magic Trackpad, simply hard reboot your Mac by pressing and holding the power button.
Then restart your Mac, and it will trigger the wizard for connecting keyboard and mouse ...
once the mouse and keyboard are close to your computer and turned on, go to the System Preferences and click on either the mouse or keyboard options. Both of these panels have a buttom in bottom right which says Setup Bluetooth Mouse or Keyboard. The panes are shown below.
And for the keyboard.
Use these to setup your bluetooth devices.
What you are observing is not really random. It is programmatically possible to remember the last used keyboard language, from among the set of languages chosen by user under Settings app → General → Keyboard → Keyboards, on a per text input field basis. This is employed by apps which present multiple text entry fields (such as messaging apps) to ...
It was actually quite easy. From an example given on the page, I modified it so that Spcebar + 1 = terminal command. Works fairly well. Use Karabiner Event Viewer to know the name of the key you want to add, and place this as a .json file on .config > karabiner > assets > complex_modifications
"title": "Spacebar + 1",
You can do this via System Preferences.
Go to Apple > System Preferences…
Click on the Keyboard pane
At bottom right click on the Modifier Keys… button
Now click on the Caps Lock button to select the No Action option
Exit System Preferences
In summary you will need to use:
Automator to create a service that runs your bash script
System Preferences to assign a keyboard shortcut to the service
Below are the steps involved for each.
1. Create a service using Automator
Launch Automator (usually found within your Applications folder)
Go to File > New
Select Service and click Choose
In the top ...
Your qwertyuiop result indicates that your machine thinks that both option and shift are being held down while you type. The symbols are not random but exactly what is supposed to happen when those keys are depressed. Normally this would indicate a damaged keyboard, especially if you try another one and it works ok.
There are stickers to change the language. Here one example I could quickly find: https://keyshorts.com/products/us-english-bilingual-keyboard-sticker - the site also has stickers to completely change the whole keys.
Be aware that you need to have the correct enter key.
If you want to replace your existing hardware keyboard, you need to contact an Apple store or other service operation directly yourself and ask whether that is possible and what the cost would be. Whether the right parts are available somewhere for a 7-year old machine is hard to know.
An easier solution would be to try using a "skin" over the existing ...
I just had this happen to me, and it's a bug.
To fix it, I deleted /Library/Preferences/com.apple.keyboardtype.plist and after a reboot, the keyboard assistent popped up. I pressed the key like it says and selected ISO (European) and everything is back to normal.
The problem with fixing this with Ukulele is that it will swap the keys the other way around ...
From macOS help:
If you have two Mac computers with FireWire or Thunderbolt ports, you can connect them so that one of them appears as an external hard disk on the other. This is called target disk mode.
Connect the two computers with a FireWire or Thunderbolt cable.
On the Mac you want to use as the disk in target disk mode, do one of the following:
To do it with Karabiner Elements, which supports macOS 10.12 and later, open ~/.config/karabiner/karabiner.json, and add the following rule to the rules array.
"Change caps_lock to control when used as modifier, escape when used alone",
For Vim case, you could use Option+[ key combination, which is essentially equal to Escape. This is the default behaviour. True, it is two-key combination, but with little practice, you won't need to move your hands off the keyboard.
For the other applications you could use Karabiner problably.
Go to system preferences/keyboard/input sources and add the keyboard called US International PC to the list. Then remove the others. This keyboard turns ` ~ ' " ^ into dead keys to add accents. So 'e produces é, ~n produces ñ.
Generally speaking you need a Keyboard driver from the manufacturer. However a developer has made a "Universal" USB device driver for the Mac which might do what you need to do. Check out USB Overdrive
NOTE: might, I have no specific experience with this software, but have heard people using and recommending it for years and years, so I am guessing it will ...
OK, I've worked out how to do this. Working nicely on my MacBook now, I now have a 👍 button on my Touch Bar, which types the 👍 symbol.
In the app Automator, create a new Quick Action. Save the new Quick Action using a name consisting of the symbol it will represent e.g. I named mine "👍". (Optional: At the top of the Quick Action window ...
The 'Butterfly' keyboard Apple uses is known to be faulty and many users experience problems with it. A quick google search for 'Butterfly Keyboard Problems' will show you the scale of this issue. The solution you found may work, but I would strongly suggest taking it back to Apple, since its still under warranty it should be free and it will likely prolong ...
the Karabiner download allowed my Sculpt keyboard to work on my El Capitan system. I'm excited as the keyboard suddenly stopped working a few weeks ago for no reason. Happy for this download, will donate coffee $ as suggested