A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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How to change keyboard shortcut for opening Character Viewer on OS X El Capitan

I can open up the Character Viewer using the Control-Command-Space keys combination. I want to change this keyboard shortcut so I can use it for some other action. How can this be done?c
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Should I charge the Magic Keyboard 2 only when needed?

I have a new Magic Keyboard 2 and I was wondering if keeping it connected all the time to the USB port can somehow damage the battery
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Minimize all but the active of the current application's windows

I switch to, for example, Safari and find the window I want. I can Command-Option-H to hide all the other applications, but I also want to minimize all the Safari windows except the one I'm using (the ...
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Why do qwertzuio keys suddenly stop working and randomly start working again?

I have a MacBook Air (13 Inch, Mid-2011) running OS X 10.11.3 (15D21) 1,7 GHz Intel Core i5 4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 The first row of letters: qwertzuio (German keyboard--it would be qwertyuio on a U.S. ...
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Remap R-option + w/a/s/d to function as arrow keys using Karabiner

I'm trying to remap R-option + w/a/s/d to function as arrow keys using Karabiner in El Capitan, and found this post. However, I'm unable to get the actual "code" in private.xml to work properly. Could ...
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Column of keys still not working on Mid 2012 Macbook Air after Upper Case Replacement

My Mid 2012 Macbook Air (A1466) first had the Z key stuck and repeating uncontrollably, and after that issue stopped, the column of keys F7, 7, U, J, M stopped working in addition to ; and '. When I ...
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Left Shift not working for combination with [

I have an Apple (wired aluminum) Keyboard (using with Mac mini). Left Shift + [ does not work (to type {). But Right Shift + [ works. Left Shift key is working for all the other keys. I tried this ...
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My keyboard suddenly stopped working

I was playing a game on my laptop when suddenly my mouse wouldn't move and my keyboard stopped working. My computer just shut down randomly and when I turned it back on I couldn't sign in because the ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to select the printer in Mac printer dialog boxes?

Want to jump to the printer selector with the keyboard (and then select the desired printer w/the keyboard as well).
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Cannot type non-english text in html password fields

When focus is on an html password field, the input languages options are limited to those using the Latin script only. If the language selected is some other language using a non-Latin script, like ...
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How can I change sleep mode's wallpaper?

I could change the wallpaper of the user accounts's window: By modifying /Library/Caches/com.apple.desktop.admin.png But I also want to change the wallpaper of the sleep mode's window: Do you ...
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Change keyboard layout each time the application starts

I need to change keyboard layout each time I start an application (more specifically Steam game called Awesomenauts). How can I do it automatically? The problems are: I can't launch this ...
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Make the option key stop on words between underscores

When selecting or traveling through a set of words separated by underscores by using the optionarrow keys, I want to be able to stop at every underscore character as with words separated by hyphens. ...
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How use function keys in iPad with Apple keyboard?

I'm trying to use the Apple Wireless keyboard for coding in a terminal (with nano, vim, etc) using a app to access by SSH them in a remote server, and discover that all the function keys (Esc, F1, f2.....
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How to prevent KeyRepeat settings from typing repeated keys when no key is depressed

Initially, my issue was that I could not type a series of the 'A' character by holding down shift-a. Instead, I was presented with a bubble above the held letter for all sorts of 'A's with umlauts, ...
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Change space of other non-active display via keyboard

My two displays (let call them A and B) have separate spaces. I can go back and forth among the spaces on the active/focussed display A. Is it possible to go back and forth among the spaces on B with ...
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MacBook Misidentifies Physical Layout of Built-in Keyboard

I have a really strange problem with my sister's MacBook Pro (Mid 2012, running El Capitan): it is incorrectly identifying the physical layout of the built-in keyboard. It isn't just a matter of ...
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Apple Trackpad Causing Long Keypress Events

In the last day my Apple Magic Trackpad has started to cause long keypress events when I type on the keyboard. For example, pressing 'a' in a browser menu bar will cause the accent popup to appear. ...
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Why does pressing the left command key sometimes trigger a window from Virtualbox

I installed Ubuntu under virtualbox under OS X IN MacBook Pro. A while ago, I asked a question about how to switch between windows in the guest Ubuntu by keystrokes, and the reply at http://apple....
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OS X how to disable Command P Shortcut

I would like to disable Command P shortcuts or change it to something i would not accidentally hit But i do not see options in Settings > Keyboard > Shortcuts Regards
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Is there a way to use F1, F2, etc. as standard function keys only on my external keyboard? [duplicate]

I'd like to have a different behavior for my Mac's keyboard and for my external (Apple's) keyboard. I want the default settings for the Mac, but I want to use F1, F2, etc. as standard function keys ...
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Disable the shortcut cmd+arrow in the virtual machine

I have a MacBook Pro (17-inch, Late 2011) with OS X El Capitan. I install Parallels Desktop 11.1.2 for Mac Business Edition, Parallels tools, and Windows 10 in English. In Windows, at the moment, ...
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My Macbook Air 2015 keyboard and trackpad not working after login

My MacBook has El Capitan OS X installed. Keyboard and trackpad worked on login screen and boot (not working in recovery and after login). I performed the following steps, but still keyboard and ...
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Capture screenshot of one screen with Shift-Cmd-3?

We already known that Command-Shift-3 will capture a screenshot of entire screen. But if you have 2 or more display screens, "entire" also means "all of them". The question is: Is there anyway (or is ...
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Disable Autocorrect with External Keyboard on iOS

Are there any smart workarounds to disable autocorrect automatically -- or near automatic -- while using an external keyboard on iOS? By default iOS provides no way to do this as seen here on the ...
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Use custom App Shortcuts: Find “Menu Command” for Chrome switch to right/left Tab

I want to add an additional key binding for Google Chrome. I want to switch between my Tabs not using (Shift)CtrlTab (really bad finger position) but use ShiftCmd -> or <- I hope to achieve this ...
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Missing emojis from iPhone English keyboard on iOS 9.3.1

How do I restore missing emojis to the English keyboard on my iPhone 6? They were there, and after a reset of my phone and restoring it from a computer backup, the emojis are missing. I tried ...
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Hotkey to switch between different applications in the same workspace.

I have 9 workspaces on my mac. In some of them I have several different applications opened. I want to have a shortcut to switch between two different applications within the same workspace. Is that ...
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How to position cursor precisely on an iPhone running iOS 9.3.x?

So I'm trying to find ways where I can easily control cursor position on my iPhone. example. I type the following phrase/sentence on Messages: I have a pet cuck. I want to position the cursor just ...
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Disable mid-word correction after a dead key in Pages

When I type in Pages, and I press a keyboard shortcut involving a dead key (e.g. altu (¨), a to produce ä, spell check seems to think I have reached the end of the word, and autocorrects to the wrong ...
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Adding to accented characters available on OS X Keyboard

If you hold down a letter then OS X will show you options for accented versions of that character. This is very useful when typing in other languages. However, not all the versions of that letter ...
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Are the keystrokes under guest Ubuntu via Virtualbox supposed to be the same in a Ubuntu?

I installed Ubuntu via virtualbox under Mac OS. My keyboard-shortcut experiences with guest Ubuntu until recently were the same as mine with Ubuntu installed directly on a computer. For example, text ...
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What does using right/left/up/down key and option/command key together mean?

Using right/left/up/down keys with Fn key can do the same as page down / page up / home / end on a PC. Some mentioned about using right/left/up/down keys with either option or command key in http://...
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2009 Mac Book Pro Keyboard back light testing

I have a topcase that has been stripped of pretty much everything except the keyboard and I need to test the the led backlight for the keyboard. What I need to know is the voltage to use for the led's ...
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How to change keyboard shortcut for brightness control on a PC Keyboard without using Karabiner?

Possibly due to the Razor App, it happened that my Brightness Control keys are remapped to F9 and F10, instead of the default F13(ScrLk) and F14(PauseBreak). Recently, some terminal programs I came ...
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esc button OS X needs to be released on every command

In terminal I use escB or escF to jump through the words. If I want 2x back I've to do escB twice. Otherwise I just start typing F or B in Terminal. The modifier keys ctrl / alt /cmd work ...
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How to change my Mac keyboard back to British English from US English

For some reason my Mac's keyboard has changed fro British English to US English. This means that when I need to do a "£" sign I need to hit option+3 rather than shift+3, which is pretty irritating. I ...
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The piece under key hinge –– that looks like a nipple –– came loose. What to do?

The left arrow key on my 2014 model Mac Air has been acting weird, so I took off the key cap and hinge to see what was going on and I discovered that the tiny piece that looks like a nipple (or a ...
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Any way in OS X to use a keyboard shortcut to switch to a full screen application?

OS X has a feature where you can create a keyboard shortcut for switching to a particular desktop / space. However, there isn't an obvious way to use a keyboard shortcut switch to directly a full ...
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Distorted boot chime and inability to use Apple BT Keyboard when rebooting from Linux OSes

My Mac is iMac "27 late 2012 with Intel i7 3.4GHz and 16 GB of RAM. Every time I "Reboot" from an OS based upon GNU/Linux, the chime is distorted (I hear it with very low bass and it is somewhat noisy)...
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Cannot read keyboard shortcut text

Some of the shortcut titles take up too much space and are truncated. System Preferences cannot be resized, so I cannot see the full name. Is there any other way?
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how to keymap in iPad within bluetoothe keyboard?

I have a problem at using bluetoothe keyboard(for Mac) in iPad. This keyboard's "space bar" doesn't work and the others are fine. so I want to use this keyboard with keymapping as other key to "...
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How to “right click” a selected text region in firefox in guest Ubuntu in Virtualbox [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu as guest os to Mac via Virtualbox. Under the guest Ubuntu, I open a webpage in Firefox. I want to select a word and right click it to search it by Google. But right clicking doesn'...
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What is the keystroke to switch between windows in a guest os (Ubuntu) in VirtualBox?

Using Ubuntu installed as normal operating system, I can switch between windows by using alttab. I installed Ubuntu in a VirtualBox VM with a MacBook Pro/OS X as host. In the Ubuntu guest, alttab ...
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Double click on keypress macro

What is the simplest way to assign a key to trigger a double click of the mouse? And even better if holding down the key would perform multiple double clicks. Free or open source or script preferable.
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Bluetooth external keyboard for my iPad

How can I stop my external keyboard from sending a text when I hit return? I want it to just bring up the next line but it sends the text instead. Originally, when hitting return, another line came ...
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Rogue Applescript

I am experimenting with automation, particularly the auto typing on other applications. I have followed this site's script and changed the delay between each entry to 0.5 – which is enough to type ...
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Toggling between Fn and F keys per app [duplicate]

Is there a way to toggle between Fn (multimedia keys, brightness, etc) and F keys (F1, F2, ...) per app? I used to use an app that could perform this but now I just can't remember it's name. As a ...
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What are the different OS X clipboards

Everybody uses the general OS X clipboard, which can programmatically accessed with pbcopy -general and pbpaste -general. However I noticed that the manpage of pbcopy and pbpaste also mention: -find ...
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How do I create custom hotkeys for OSX & Chrome?

I want to switch to a specific application in OSX using the Command key and a number, for example: Command + 1 = Switch to Chrome Command + 2 = Switch to iTunes These hotkeys aren't being used that ...