6 Apps to Customize Your Mac’s Keyboard Behavior

Do you want your Mac’s function keys back? Does the Caps Lock key seem like a waste of space? Would you rather put the unused right Shift key to better use?If you’re looking for a way to customize basic keyboard behavior, add new shortcuts, remap keystrokes, or navigate quickly without reaching for your mouse, you can do it all with a few (mostly free) apps.Previously known as “keyremap4macbook” and just “Karabiner” before that, Karabiner-Elements has been rebuilt for scratch specifically

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How to Customize or Disable Siri on the HomePod

While it’s not the main selling point of the HomePod, Siri capabilities allow you to control the speaker using your voice without having to pull out your phone every time. Here’s how to customize Siri on the HomePod (or just disable it entirely).Before we get started, take note that every single one of the settings we talk about below is accessible through the Home app. Once the app is open, you’ll first start out by long-pressing or 3D Touching the

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How to Customize the Lock Screen on Windows 8 or 10

The lock screen on Windows 8 and 10 isn’t just a background image or slideshow. It can display notifications and detailed status information from a variety of apps. You can also access Cortana directly from this screen.But there’s still a lot you can do to customize the lock screen to your liking. Windows 8 and 10 work similarly, but we’ll use Windows 10 in the examples below.By default, Windows uses “Windows Spotlight” for your lock screen background. This service automatically downloads

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