A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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key macros for raising windows

I am new to OS X. I previously used Windows 7, on which I had defined some key shortcuts with the help of Autohotkey. They raised windows or executed programs. I have two questions: question #1: what ...
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Shortcut to disable keyboard/mouse in OSX

On more than a few instances, I have accidentally disabled the internal keyboard and trackpad by a shortcut. The only button which works is the power-up key which I can use to wake up (if it's in ...
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How to change keyboard setting when app changes

I am currently learning the Dvorak keyboard at the moment so I need to change keyboard when I am not in the training application 'Type Fu'. What I want to do is: 1) Have the Dvorak - QWERTY ⌘ when I ...
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Deactivate Drag & Drop

Is there a way to deactivate Drag & Drop feature at least for the Laptop Trackpad (MacBook Air 2010, OS X 10.9.5)? I accidentally drag windows and files all the time. For instance, I want to ...
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Macbook Pro 15'' Keyboard Replacement ; A1378 instead of A1286?

I have an Early 2011 15'' Macbook Pro (MC723LL/A). Recently I have poured some tea on my Macbook (my bad) and after getting some cleaning in service, keyboard power input seemed to fail and it is now ...
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reconfiguring key on mac

I type a lot Unix commands and I need often "~" and "`" which in U.S. keyboards are on the key under the escape key. I'm now using an Apple spanish keyboard set to U.S. layout, and this key is ...
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Sending commands from TextWrangler to the terminal

I want to send commands from TextWrangler to the terminal. Even if I found this, I don't understand how that works since I'm brand new to Unix and running Applescripts. tell application "...
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Create globally available volume control for iTunes

I'd like to change the volume on iTunes from the keyboard at anytime, regardless what app is currently being used. I understand there are the keys at the top dedicated for system volume (this won't ...
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Shortcuts for Inserting objects in PowerPoint for Mac

The screenshot shows the common items to be inserted into a PowerPoint Presentation. Being on a Mac, of course we are handicapped on not having mnemonics support to perform the action by the keyboard. ...
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Keyboard intermittently stops responding when I turn on magic mouse

When I turn on magic mouse my external Apple keyboard sending signals with sufficient delay until I turn my mouse off. The same time external trackpad works fine. If I turn off mouse - keyboard ...
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How does one type circumflexes in El Capitan?

After updating to El Capitan I discovered that I was no longer able to type circumflexes. Before I was able to enable the "International Extended" keyboard in settings. Now it seems to be replaced ...
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Debounce mechanical keyboard in OS X

My work has me back on a Mac. I am using my mechanical keyboard (USB, Cherry blue switches, not that that's important) with OS X. The problem though, is that i get relatively frequent "bouncing" or ...
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What is a keyboard shortcut in Keynote to edit a text object without clicking it?

Suppose I have a text object currently selected on a slide. I'd like a keyboard shortcut that lets me edit the text without erasing it, just like F2 does in the Microsoft world. Return is close: it ...
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How to activate System Text-Replacement for Atom?

Related question I have configured some text replacements in my local machine, via Preferences > Keyboard > Text, including a lot of code shortcuts, including shortcuts for my own developed ...
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How to insert [return] in a Calendar (on iPhone) event

I am usually inserting return character within event I enter in Calendar on OS X. Most notably to separate key informations, for example hour of a meeting start, and the title of the meeting (when ...
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OS X El Captain - Terminal shortcut is not working [duplicate]

I defined a shortcut for opening a Terminal, but it isn't working. Any ideas?
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Insert a tab character in PowerPoint 2016

I defined a tab stop in the ruler And I would like to enter a tab character to move the cursor to the tab stop. With older versions it was possible to enter special characters with insert symbol ...
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Which iOS emojis are currently available across most (all?) modern platforms?

I used the "rolling eyes" emoji available in my iOS keyboard in a social media post, but was dismayed to find that it isn't available on my Chrome on windows 7 computer. While I could install fonts/...
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Amd driver on Hackintosh applied, keyboard and mouse not working [closed]

this morning I installed OS X 10.11 on my PC using this guide and it installed more or less without a hitch. All works well within the system except for graphics. I'm using a 512MB ATI AMD Radeon HD ...
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wired mode magic keyboard: turn bluetooth off

Is it possible to turn bluetooth off when connecting Apple magic keyboard over lightning cable? I would like to use it in wired mode and don't want to empty and charge the battery all the time. ...
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Apple Magic Keyboard connectivity

Is the Magic Keyboard capable of using a Lightning cable to transmit keystrokes instead of Bluetooth? I know that it uses USB to automatically pair with Macs, but what happens if Bluetooth is turned ...
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Why does pressing [cmd]+[cmd]+[left-arrow] acts like [cmd]+[m]?

When I simultaneously press both cmd keys and ◀ (left arrow), it acts like cmd+m, i.e. minifies the window (tried in Safari and Finder). I can't make sense of it; why does it happen this way? ...
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MBP display, keyboard backlight and camera issue

I have a mid 2009 MBP which was heating up way to fast because of the fan; then I bought a new one and changed it. I also applied a new thermal grease. Plugged all the cables, tightened all the screws,...
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Spotlight keyboard shortcut broken

I installed and removed Quicksilver and since that time the keyboard shortcut for Spotlight has not been working. I mean when I press cmd + space it should open spotlight search bar. I've been into ...
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error with commands on the Mac terminal [closed]

I request your help because it is not working ctrl+ l, ctrl+ c and ctrl+ v my mac command to clean the terminal, I am using oh-my-fish
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Can't get Alt (Option) key to work while remote controlling a Mac from Windows with VNC

The setup: I'm using Windows 10, 8, 8.1 and 7 with a international keyboard, US keyboard, Windows keyboard, PC keyboard with VNC client TighVNC, RealVNC, UltraVNC to remote control a iMac, Mac mini, ...
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How do I factory reset my MacBook Pro if the keyboard does not work?

I really need some help. Last week I unfortunately spilled orange juice on my MacBook Pro 13" Late 2011 Model. In ~4.5 years, that is the only adversary it has ever dealt with. The lower half of the ...
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Input sources missing

All my input sources have disappeared. I use Finnish, Japanese and Korean keyboards. For language switcher next clock on top menu-bar it shows "(NULL)" and "(NULL)" for Hiragana and Hangul input ...
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Does the Mac mini come with a keyboard or mouse?

If I bought a Mac mini, would I be able to find the mouse or keyboard in the same box as what the Mac mini came in?
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Using VoiceOver in iOS 9 Safari, I keep getting stuck in the Status Bar

Testing Accessibility with iPad VoiceOver Turn on VoiceOver. Go to Safari, load page. Walk through page with QuickNav Intermittently, QuickNav jumps from html content on page to Status Bar (where ...
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Apple Keyboard media keys and others stop working after a period of time

I'm having a quirky problem with my MacBook Pro and my Apple Bluetooth Keyboard where after a period of time my Media keys, Mission Control, Launchpad, etc. stop working and function as though I were ...
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Macbook Pro not responding to keyboard or power button

I bought a used Macbook pro mid 2010. The previous owner sold it to me because the computer would not power on. It turned out the magsafe charger was broken and it had run out of battery. After ...
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Are numpad numbers from an external numpad recognized as different keys?

I have extensively been using Photoshop and want to improve my workflow. I have a Wacom tablet, which works great, but now the numpad on the keyboard, which I use for a number of things, is far from ...
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One of the keys in keyboard has become “harder to press”

I have a Retina MacBook Pro and I don't know how to explain it well. One of the keys (number 9 key, if it makes sense) has suddenly "not sensitive enough" while typing fast. I mean, I can definitely ...
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Use third party bluetooth keyboard or virtual keyboard to login to MacOS

Hi I started to use a third party keyboard with my MacOS. As I remember in the past bluetooth keyboards from third party are not activated on the login screen. I tried this one and it is also not ...
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Alt-Tabbing through windows

I'm used to having Alt-Tab set to cycle forward through the windows of a single app and Shift-Alt-Tab to go backwards. I had this working on Yosemite by fiddling with the shortcuts in System Settings >...
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program function layers on keyboard

I've seen keyboard projects which use the micro controller "teensy" for programming the keyboard firmware. This way it is possible to define "function layers" which means that you can change "layers" ...
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Bind Volume controls to non-Apple keyboard without 3rd party software

All the software I could find that does this is broken on Sierra and will probably break again in the future, so I need a solution to set the system volume in the same increments as the volume keys ...
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What's the order of USB Cables in the male connector of Apple Keyboard with n. Keypad?

The male connector end of my keyboard, Apple Keyboard with numerical keypad, got squeezed beyond repair. I chopped off that bit and newly stripped the 4 leads: Red, Black, Green & White/Grey. ...
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changing forward slash key to return key

I've just bought a new Macbook Air and the keyboard is an International English keyboard instead of an English keyboard. This means that the return key is too far away. Normally the return key is ...
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Why did my Command + V (to paste) suddenly stop working?

Maybe I should be weary every time I do one of these shady Apple updates on my 3-year old Mac running 10.11.5. Suddenly, the shortcut to paste, ⌘ Command V, stopped working for me. But all other ...
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Close an application window directly from Mission Control?

For example, you can close "Dashboard" widgets while holding down the option key. I can’t find a way to close windows and/or exit an application directly from Mission Control. Here’s a screenshot if ...
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After alt-tabbing first letter types in another layout

I have the same issue as described here: I use two keyboard layouts, and they are different for different windows/apps. When I change windows and start typing first symbol sometimes from old layout ...
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Cycle between Mac apps and VMware 7 using cmd+tab

I am trying to understand how I could switch back and forth in a productive manner when using a combination of VMware Fusion 7 and OS X El Capitan apps. The keyboard shortcut that I am used to use ...
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Slack: How to keep cursor on same line with home/end keys?

I'm on Mac OS X El Capitan, and I've mapped the Home/End keys as described here. This works perfectly in text editors—pressing Home or End moves the cursor to the beginning or end of the current line, ...
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CM Devastator II Backlight?

I followed the instructions on this page up to #11: CM Storm Devastator Backlight on Mac OS X I typed in the code and when I run it, it says "-: /Applications/HID LED test tool: No such file or ...
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Wireless keyboard doesn't work in Bootcamp

I never had any problems with BC for 5 years. Until few days ago I boot into windows (7) and wireless keyboard is not responding. It's working, but there's no input. My first though is that this has ...
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How do I prevent Terminal.app from capturing Cmd/Ctrl/L?

Following the instructions at http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/apple-in-the-enterprise/handy-screen-locking-tips-for-mac/ I've set up a keyboard shortcut to lock my screen by hitting Cmd ⌘ Ctrl ⌃ ...
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Using pinyin with tones to input Chinese characters

I'm a Chinese learner and know from my teacher that there is software (for Windows), which lets you strictly input withtype in pinyin with tones. E.g. hao3 becomes 好. The Mac OS shipped Chinese input ...
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How do I show menu item hot keys?

In (insert any other OS here), many context menus items have hot keys for fast access (which are shown by underlining the appropriate character). Is there a way to get this working on Mac? There do ...