A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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Taking focus on app launch

It seems that most OS X applications launch into the foreground and thereby steal keyboard focus from its predecessor there. Searching here, I have found way to prevent a particular app from doing ...
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Can I create a keyboard shortcut to toggle the primary mouse button between left and right?

I switch between my left and right hand for my mouse a lot, and every time I do, I have to go to System Preferences > Mouse > and switch the Primary mouse button. Is there any way I can create a ...
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F11 not presenting code of Macaulay 2 to the Emacs buffer in OSX

I am setting up Emac Version 24.4 (9.0) for Macaulay 2. This results to the following error: pressing F11 should present the input of the buffer above, instead it prints "-- end of buffer ...
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Using Magic Keyboard with 3rd parthy displays

I have a Mac Mini. I am using a Lenovo ThinkVision Pro2840m, connected via DP, as my monitor. I am using the Magic Keyboard. Can anyone please tell me the procedure to make the display brightness ...
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Is there a unified shortcut key of Home/End for Terminal, Vim and Sublime Text in OS X?

It seems that in Terminal: fn+shift+← is Home fn+shift+→ is End in Vim: fn+← is Home fn+→ is End in Sublime Text: cmd+← is Home cmd+→ is End And Ctrl+A and Ctrl+E seems to work ...
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When typing on Bluetooth keyboards, letter sometimes infinitely repeats while not holding it down

For years, I've had no problem with using on a Microsoft Sculpt Mobile Keyboard as well as a Microsoft Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 5000. I'm using a late 2011 MacBook Pro, OSX El Capitan v.10.11.3, ...
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Change Mac Keyboard Identifier after keyboard replacement

I replaced my MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013) keyboard. The U.S keyboard layout is mapped incorrectly now. It seems to be a problem with the keyboard identifier ID (maybe its Bundle ID). It ...
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iMac 2015 - recovering from stop

I have an issue with my iMac. Before going to bed I set it to the sleep mode. The following morning it's running but the screen is turned off. If I try to switch it on by mouse or keyboard doesn't ...
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Assigning a key to light up CM Storm Devastator keyboard problem

I followed the steps to make the CM Storm Devastator keyboard backlights turn on (using this tutorial). That is working. But, when I assigned a key to toggle the backlight, the backlight does not turn ...
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Global hotkey that send keystroke to another app

I want to configure a global hotkey like F5, and when I press F5 it should send [Command]+[Option]+[Control]+[Up Arrow] to the Skype app. Anyone knows an app that I can do this, or script.
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Emacs-like cursor moving function (ctrl+a: go to start of line), doesn't work when using Thai

I'm learning Thai, so of course I need to have input method of Thai. By adding the Thai keyboard I can use Thai now, but when I'm using it emacs-like key bind like Ctrl+a for go to start of a line or ...
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Finder: Spotlight shortcut and command+tab switching apps stopped working

Both these functions stopped around the same time. El Capitan, but I think these worked after the upgrade and now don't. Both functions work in other apps. Just not in Finder. Repaired permissions on ...
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Keyboard types strange characters on MacBook Air 2013 [on hold]

When I need to write in my web browser using my MacBook Air 2013, my keyboard types 0000.,,,.,.,0!!!:""£.. Is it the keyboard that's broken? I don't understand what it can be? How do it fix it?
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How to remap a single key in Language Input

I am pretty new to Macs and these days I've been experiencing the whole frustration that comes when switching from Windows to Mac.. All my favourite shortcuts are so different or non-existent an so ...
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“Save-as” shortcut not working for anything

For all of my apps, the command+shift+s shortcut is not doing its expected "save as" function. I am assuming there is a conflict somewhere, but when I go to preferences -> keyboard -> shortcuts, ...
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Black screen and non-paired wireless Apple Keyboard

I bought a new wireless Apple Keyboard as some letters on my old wouldn't work anymore. I tried to pair it with my iMac, but the screen is dark not allowing me access to settings. So I can't use my ...
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How do I remap ⌘+delete only in Google Chrome in El Capitan?

Command + delete deletes to the beginning of the line and for some reason I can't get used to this (I expect it to act like Option + Delete and delete only the last word). I want to remap this only in ...
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Shortcut MacOS to go to the beginning of a document

Specifically as an example, I have a pdf document with 1000 pages and I'm in the page number 400 .. I want have a shortcut to move to the page number 1 and the page number 1000 ... Is there any ...
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How bad is a runny nose over a MacBook Pro?

Happy cold season, everybody! Or at least, it'll be happy if you guys can tell me that my computer will survive it. I've got an early 2011 13" MacBook Pro and an annoying cold. My nose decided that ...
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IntelliJ / Android Studios: hide the project pane

I'm quite new to mac but have managed to figure out a lot of the shortcuts but this one baffles me. In intelliJ / Android Studios, occassionally, I need to hide some of the panes so that I have more ...
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USB wireless keyboard works from one USB port, but not the other

I have a wireless USB keyboard/mouse combo (Microsoft Wireless Keyboard 1000) which is working perfectly on a 2013 MacBook Air running Yosemite, the keyboard & mouse work perfectly - but only when ...
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How to change the input menu input method order

I use 3 input methods. The order of input methods on here is what I want, in this order: English, Chinese(Wubi), Japanese(Hiragana) but when comes to the input menu of status bar: I want to ...
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Apple bootcamp windows 10 and apple magic mouse 1 not connecting

A week or so ago I installed windows 10 on my 2015 macbook pro retina with bootcamp. At the start my apple mouse (magic mouse 1) and my keyboard were already paired. Today my mouse wouldn't click for ...
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iOS Keyboard & Arrow Keys

Running the iOS 9.2.1 on an iPhone 6S and an iPad 4 Mini, I notice that the iPhone keyboard in landscape mode now includes left & right arrow keys (how long, I wonder?). This does not appear to be ...
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Iphone keyboard emulator moves entire screen

I am making a website: https://synodins.com/maps/?&lang=1 When I run it on the Iphone, it works fine except that when i click 'offer ride', and then draw a line and when the ride info appears, ...
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Spotlight overrides first character

What's wrong: I hit CMD+SPACE to open up spotlight, typically type in the name of the application I want to start, hit enter and either the wrong app or no app at all will start, because the app name ...
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Can I change the button “m” with space bar?

My space bar won't work so I want to use the m button as space bar. Is there a way to do that? Maybe with the Automator using an apples riptide or something?
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Does OS X have a “virtual console” mode besides Terminal? [duplicate]

On most GUI Linux distros, you can switch between TTYs ("virtual consoles") and the X11 desktop by using the Ctrl+Alt+F<#> key combinations, with F7 usually switching back to X11 and the GUI ...
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How to kill Apple magic trackpad/keyboard connection messages

Whenever I take my laptop away from my desk (to type on the couch), OSX goes crazy letting me know that my Apple keyboard is connected, now disconnected, now connected, now disconnected... The ...
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Some native keyboard accent shortcuts not working since OS X 10.11.3 Update

I have a Qwerty keyboard on my MacBook Pro late-2015, set to the standard US layout, that I sometime use to write French accentuated characters. However, since the last OS X update, some accent ...
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“PROGRAMMING KEYS” Microsoft Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 / Mac Mini OS X 10.9.5

I used to have my up and down arrow keys in the Microsoft keyboard programmed to "send backward" or "bring forward" when using InDesign on my Mac. Somehow I set it back to default settings (so they ...
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Is it possible to access the functions for the PDF overlay bezel in Safari via keyboard?

When hovering the mouse pointer at the bottom of a PDF file being displayed within the Safari browser window, you get a set of 4 icons for Zoom Out, Zoom In, Open in… and Save To Downloads: I would ...
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Exception to smart quote substitution for one word

I have System Preferences|Keyboard enabled for smart quotes. Unfortunately, this tends to turn Hawai‘i into Hawai’i even when I use Option–]. Any suggestion how to get one word the ...
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Disabling automatic en dash when editing files in TextEdit

I've noticed that typying -- in text edit results in those signs being converted to en dash: –. This is highly undesirable behaviour. For example correct formatting for the SRT files is (related ...
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How to type foreign currency symbols on iOS?

Is there a way to type special unicode characters, or more specifically foreign currency sumbols, on an iPhone or iPad? I mean symbols like ¥ (Yen), ฿ (Bitcoin or Thai Baht), ₩ (Korean Won) etc. I'm ...
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US Extended Input Source missing

I'm wanting to type some Pinyin characters (e.g. adding a bar above an a with Alt A + A) and am following this guide http://pinpinchinese.com/blog/how-to-type-pinyin-tone-marks-mac-os-x-yosemite/ ...
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Keyboard layout grayed out?

I tried installing the Logitech keyboard layout using this guide. It appears in the Language Menu, so I added it as a possible layout, but it is grayed out in the Input menu so I can't switch to it. ...
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Middle row of keyboard (a-;) duplicating top row (q-p)

I have a 2010 white Macbook and the middle row of the keyboard has gone funny. The keys all work fine still but they no longer correspond to the correct key. Pressing a for example prints q, h prints ...
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Shortcut to mute tabs in Safari

Is there any shortcut to mute one specific tab in Safari? Or to mute all except the current tab? Using only the MacBook keyboard.
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Can “Full Keyboard Access” tab-key behavior be set for the login window?

The shortcut fn-F7 toggles the tab key behavior anywhere in Mac OS X, including on the login window (called "Full Keyboard Access" in System Preferences, this determines if tab cycles through text ...
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Keyboard/trackpad joint failure, resolved on TWO reboots

The keyboard and trackpad on my MacBook Pro stopped working suddenly. They went completely unresponsive. The power button did work, though, so I managed to reboot using it. Upon the FIRST reboot, the ...
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Change the Option+R/L shortcuts to Control+R/L

I would like to remap the Option+L/R shortcut on my Mac keyboard to Control+R/L. I don't want to use the modifier keys dialog because I only want to change these particular shortcuts. Any help would ...
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How do I do a Windows-Left or Windows-Right on Apple?

I want to have 2 windows next to each other using a shortcut. How do I do that?
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“USB Needs more power.” - Mac Pro with 7 Keyboards?

I am in the process of setting up a MacPro whose sole purpose is to run VMs on each of the six possible screens each with it's own keyboard and mouse. So what I have is six DVI monitors with six ...
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Swap CMD and Alt only on external keyboard

On my external mechanical keyboard the Super/Windows/CMD key is between Ctrl and Alt, but on the Mac keyboard it's between Alt and Space. Can I swap CMD and Alt only on the external keyboard?
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How to change [option + key] international shortcut in OS X

If in OSX text input field pressing Option+[ will render “, Option+' will render æ andOption+; will render …. Can I remap these to render å, ä and ö instead?
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How to add shortcut for Insert Equation in PowerPoint 2016?

PowerPoint 2016 for Mac finally includes the new-style equation editor (which was already available in Word for Mac and PowerPoint for Windows). An equation can be inserted using a ribbon button ...
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Keyboard strokes do not appear on computer

I have an iMac with OS X 10.9.5 installed that has intermittent keyboard issues. From time to time, for no apparent reason, you cannot enter anything from the keyboard even though the computer says it ...
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Is it possible to simulate a continuos press in AppleScript?

The closest solution to a continuous key press that I know is just repeating a key press a certain number of times: repeat 1000 times tell application "System Events" to keystroke "c" using ...
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How can I determine which App is Hijacking / Disabling my Option-Enter combo?

I use Option-Enter A LOT. My main uses are to put a new line into a message in Messages, and to open a url in a new tab in Google Chrome, I know I can hit Command-T, but I often want to modify the url ...