A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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iBook G4 won't boot

Mac iBook G4 won't boot. When I hold down the Option key as it is booting, a blue screen appears. In the center of the screen is my hard drive icon with an x in the lower right hand corner. On the ...
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Windows on Macbook: Prevent home and end keys from jumping to next line if fn key is released first

I've been using my Macbook as my "everything machine" with Bootcamp and Windows 8.1 and I love it except for one thing. As a programmer, I do a lot of typing, and I use the fn + left / fn + right key ...
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Wireless keyboard with USB receiver doesn't work

I'm trying to connect a wireless "Logitech office cordless desktop 2.4ghz" keyboard with a USB receiver to my Mac but I can't get past this step of the keyboard identification: Also the key next to ...
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Macbook Pro - Faulty keyboard short circuit at video connector

I have a 2010 13" Macbook Pro. A few days back, the middle row of the keyboard (i.e. the keys from A-L) stopped working. Since the laptop was not under warranty I thought I would give checking the ...
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Turn Wifi off/on with a single key?

Is there a way to assign the WiFi on/off function to one of the function keys like F4 that I otherwise never use? I assume Applescript would be required. However I may want to use a BASH script ...
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How to master keyboard language on iOS?

There seems to be something wrong with the language switching on iOS. I have 3 keyboards/languages setup in this order: Dutch - English - Emoji. In certain applications, when I am typing a message in ...
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How to disable delete shortcut in Mail

In mail I often accidentally end up moving email to trash by hitting the delete key (I've remapped keys on my keyboard so delete is closer to other frequently used keys). Since mail already has a cmd ...
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Shift key on mac keyboard only works with some keys

Ok so this is weird. I thought my mac's keyboard had developed a broken key, but after some testing it's only broken when interacting with some other keys. The left shift key doesn't work with a ...
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Browsers: What does Command+Click really do?

In Chrome, Safari & Firefox on OS X, you can open links in new tabs via holding ⌘ while clicking, however it is not strictly equivalent to right click -> Open in New Tab. Take the links in this ...
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How to have more than one app in desktop space?

Whenever I click on the maximize/full screen icon on any window, the app window is going to a new Desktop space. But this is kind of distracting because now I am not able to switch apps by doing the ...
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Shortcut for toggling between between different windows of same app?

I opened two Google Chrome windows (because I am using multiple gmails) and when I do the Cmd ⌘ Tab ⇥ shortcut it just shows me other applications that I opened but does not show me the other Chrome ...
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Command + fullstop VS Ctrl + C

Is there any difference between ctrl+c and cmd+. when stopping a terminal process?
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Move dock between displays keyboard shortcut (or keep on both displays)

I would like to move my dock via keyboard shortcut between displays. When I connect my second display (which I use as my active display) and try to use the pad to 'learn' this new display is the main ...
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How to type backslash and pipe? (Czech layout, USB keyboard)

I use an USB keyboard with my Macbook Pro - no choice here, some of the keys of internal keyboard are damaged. The Keyboard is from Genius, type LuxeMate i200. I use Czech QWERTY layout. Everything ...
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MacBook keys built in keyboard and trackpad unresponsive on 10.10.4

For about three weeks now, my MacBook Pro, late 2012, 13 inch's keyboard and trackpad have been unresponsive. Specifically, the keys, going from ~ to = and down to z (so every letter, number and ...
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Hotkeys (COMMAND-V …) don't honor Dvorak layout

I'm on 10.9 Mavericks and I am using the Dvorak keyboard layout. However every time I go to paste something using the COMMAND-V shortcut it doesn't do anything, I discovered hitting the physical V key ...
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Connect Apple Wireless Keyboard with my MBP

How can I connect my Apple Wireless Keyboard with my MacBook Pro 13 inch? My device is running OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 (2011).
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Allowing any keyboard to input for passwords

I use 3 keyboard layouts: Dvorak-Sougou (Chinese), Dvorak-Kana (Japanese), and Dvorak (English). Whenever I input a password, it always returns me to the EN-Dvorak layout. The problem is two-fold: ...
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How to access menubar via keyboard only (no mouse) in macvim

I have remapped the key to access the MenuBar using KeyRemap4MacBook (/Karabiner) to Option-3. Unfortunately MacVim does not respect that combination: hitting it has no effect. I am trying to make ...
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Disabling QuickType into my html form fields

I'm creating several html forms. People asked me to remove the QuickType functionality introduced with iOS 8 for some of those forms fields cause sometime it's irrevelant and use screen place for ...
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Turn off keyboard lights after typing

I have my computer (MBP 2015) to turn the backlight on my keyboard off after I haven't used my computer for 10 seconds. Is there a way how to disable the keyboard backlight after x amount of seconds ...
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Remove keybinding in a specific app (X11) [duplicate]

Mac OS' X11.app uses certain key bindings that I'd rather send to the underlying X app in use. Specifically I'd like to pass Command+W and Command-1 (and -2, etc) to the X app in question. Is there ...
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Cannot turn on Bluetooth - Exhausted all options

Firstly I would like to say that I have never used a Mac in my life before today so apologies if i am a little slow on the uptake. I recently purchased the iMac (27-inch, Mid 2011) which i believe is ...
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How to import OS X keyboard text shortcuts?

On OS X Yosemite and iOS 8, I use keyboard text shortcuts: I have a large list of text shortcuts I would like to use. Is it possible to import my shortcuts into the OS X/iOS list of shortcuts? ...
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Turning on Target Disk Mode with an old Apple Keyboard

I am using an iMac (mid 2011) as a monitor for Macbook Air (mid 2012). As some of you may have experienced, it does´t work using the same bluetooth keyboard on both machines, so I found an old Apple ...
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Focusing On An Input Box Quickly Will Delete The First Two Characters Typed!

If I focus on a user-input box, select what's in it, press delete, and start typing, the first two characters I type will get selected and deleted. Let's say this is an input box: Input Content ...
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MacBook Air boots to strange screen showing Magic Mouse and TrackPad

I left the MacBook to be idle for a while and its keyboard and trackpad became non-responsive. I shut it down and restart 3 times (using the power button), and the MacBook now goes to a strange start ...
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How do you position your hand to press Command (cmd) + Option (alt) keys?

Combination Cmd+Opt+some key is pretty common in OS X. For example "cut": Cmd+C Cmd+Opt+V. I'm struggling to press it with one hand. It's hard. Things goes insane if combination also includes Shift ...
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Highlight text replaces but keeps the highlight area causing more text to get replaced… What do?

I'm currently using a 2013 MBP with Yosemite 10.10.3. This seems to be system specific because it happens on Sublime, Atom, Mail, TextEdit, or whatever text editor I'm using that highlights text. ...
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General Autocompletion

Does anyone know of a good way to have autocompletion of custom items on a mac? I know this is built into different programs, but what I would like would be independent of the program being used. ...
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F20-F24 keys do not respond, but are mapped

OS X Yosemite, 10.10.3, MacBook Pro mid-2012. I am building a keyboard, and have mapped onto it all F1-F24 keys using tmk's firmware. F1-F19 all respond (I'm using Karabiner's EventViewer utility to ...
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Entering F23 and other function keys

I cannot figure out how to enter the Function-23 key on my Mac. Obviously, no Apple keyboard contains keys above F19, but working with old software I am required to use the F23 key. I've attempted ...
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How to click on a window that doesn't have focus

If a window doesn't have focus, and I want to click on a link, I have to click the link once (for the window to get focus) and then again to follow the link. The same thing happens if I try to select ...
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Resizing whole text containing different fonts in TextEdit

My text file uses two fonts, Helvetica for usual text and the ALPHABETUM-Unicode specialized font for rare ancient characters. The system handles it nicely, as the sizes of the ALPHABETUM ...
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PC user wants Windows/Linux key mappings [duplicate]

I'm a long-time PC and Linux user. Recently, I was given a mac mini (Yosemite) for my job. I've still got my full-size PC keyboard (with number pad). There are several differences. The biggest one is ...
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Preventing automatic backtick `

When I type a backtick ` it's underlined and I can press space to make it this character ´. This is annoying because I never need this when I type in markdown I only need the backtick. So I wonder how ...
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Cannot press Shift+T in OS X

Since a few days, I am not being able to press T and any other key on my Wired Apple Keyboard. Nothing happens when I press Shift and T. Keyboard shortcuts like Cmd+Shift+T don't work. Cmd+T works. ...
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How can I disable word completion popup menu in Keynote when esc key is pressed?

I've been using Keynote (6.5.3) for nearly a month without trouble. Apparently, at some point today, I've mashed a keyboard combination that presents me with a popup dialog with "autocomplete" ...
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How can I turn off Bluetooth with only keyboard actions?

A trackpad in another room was interfering with my ability to use my laptop's native trackpad, such that I could not click on anything. I wanted to either turn off bluetooth or disconnect the ...
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Transforming the iPad to a custom layout keyboard

I am fascinated by the Optimus Popularis. However, I consider it a failed product from a marketing point of view. The price is ridiculously high for what it offers. I was wondering if one could use ...
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Cleaning my Macbook Air

I just used some Rubbing Alcohol (I didn't use too much and I put the stuff on a paper towel first) to wipe and clean the keyboard and backside of said keyboard of my Macbook Air. Now I'm obessively ...
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iOS 8.3 Keyboard (3rd party) hidden/missing in messages

This happened to me on older iOS 8.x versions, but stopped for a while and came back when I upgraded to a newer iphone (from 5s to 6, with 8.3). Seemingly randomly, certain times the keyboard just ...
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Keyboard shortcuts synchronisation between iOS and OS X does not work properly

I use keyboard shortcuts on my iPhone a lot. For example, @g which results in @gmail.com, or addr for my home address. I have got multiple OS X and iOS systems. I believe shortcuts in sync via iCloud. ...
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How to disable autocorrect for only one application in OSX?

I know there is an option to disable autocorrect for all applications, but how do I disable autocorrect for only one application?
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OSX doesn't recognize a gaming keyboard

I want to use this Genius keyboard with my 2014 MacBook Pro 15". When connecting the keyboard, the Keyboard Setup Assistant opens, saying that keyboard could not be identified. Then, it asks to ...
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Genius external keyboard working improperly on Macbook Pro

I want to use this Genius keyboard with my 2014 MacBook Pro 15". When connecting the keyboard, the Keyboard Setup Assistant opens, saying that keyboard could not be identified. Then, it asks to ...
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iOS third-party keyboard with functionality to swipe down on letters to enter numbers/symbols?

On some Android keyboards (for example), the main display is a full QWERTY keyboard with numbers or symbols under the letters. You can either press directly on a letter to type it, or swipe down on ...
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German keyboard Alt-D gives '∂' - how can I disable it?

It should be an easy thing to do if I only could find out how to change the symbol (e.g. from ∂ to € or so) - but as a programmer with a lot of shortcuts this is the only thing that keeps doubting me, ...
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Does taking keys off of a MacBook keyboard void warranty

I have some friends that try turning my MacBook Pro off (I always do it back to them if they do :) ). My question is to make it harder for them to do that I could remove the power button key from my ...
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Changing the keyboard layout (NOT language) based on the input language

I have a Japanese keyboard Macbook running Yosemite. The input languages (sources) are Japanese and English. While the input language is Japanese, I want the keyboard layout to be Japanese (this is ...