A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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Does the 13-inch mid-2013 Macbook Air have a noisier keyboard than previous models?

I just got a Apple-refurbished mid-2013 13-inch Macbook Air. It's great -- except that the keyboard is noticeably noisier than my previous model from mid-2011. Specifically, they make more of a ...
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Keyboard/Mouse Not Responsive During Bootcamp Windows 8 Install

I'm trying to install a copy of Windows 8 via Bootcamp on my late-2013 13" Retina Macbook Pro. Everything goes fine up until it asks me to pick a home screen color and name my computer. The built-in ...
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Why are my top-row keyboard buttons not working on Mac Lion?

A kid tampered with System Preferences on my Mac Air running Lion, and now, none of the top-row keyboard buttons work. For instance, altering screen brightness, toggling the dashboard, and altering ...
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List of emoji substitutions for Messages in Mac OS X

I use the Messages application a lot on my Mac Book Pro. It is lovely! Since most of my friends uses iMessage I could send messages directly to them on their phones. I use emojis a lot. I know some ...
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AppleScript - Auto Press Keys

Using the AppleScript editor, I want pressing the "6" key in Google Chrome to also press the keys "1", "2", "3", "4", and "5". What's the easiest way to do this? I expect that there are some similar ...
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Globally move mouse pointer and click using VIM keystrokes?

I'd like to be able to hit a hot key, and enter a mouse movement mode where I can move the mouse pointer around the screen using VIM keystrokes - regardless of the app I'm in (ie globally for all ...
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Overtype mode in command prompt

As a linux/windblows user, I am used to switching temporarily to Overtype Mode when using the command prompt. As a new user to the mac world, I do not know how to change text input mode from normal ...
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Resetting PRAM without a(n) (Apple) keyboard?

A while back I had an issue with my (2013) iMac not recognizing the keyboard after it was unplugged and re-plugged in. I had to actually power down the iMac and power it back up before it would ...
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I have trouble accessing my Mac

After I accidentally left my Mac on my balcony last summer and after a heavy rain when typing the mac keyboard only symbols appear. When using external keyboard things have worked smoothly since ...
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Is there any way to programatically remap the keys in a Macbook running OSX Mavericks?

I want to remap the keys on my keyboard. I want to do it programatically, because I will use some logic to decide what to input. For example, when a user press "A" followed by "S", I will output "λ". ...
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Keyboard not responding after plugging in USB device

I have MacBook Pro Retina and this issue happens to me very often as I am android developer. Sometime after I plug my Android phone to the USB, my macs keyboard stops responding and only way is to ...
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Disable <Option-u>, <Option-n> accent mark

I know this has to do with my keyboard layout being U.S, but I have no idea what to do from here. I'm using MacVim, so I want to bind <Alt-u> to something, but I realized it was waiting for ...
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SysPref > Keyboard > Text auto-spell-correct is OFF but persists in Numbers

I switched off spell-correct in SysPref > Keyboard > Text, but Numbers 3.2 continues not only to suggest corrections, but - when I decline the suggestion by hitting ESC - to replace my text with its ...
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How safe is Force Restart [Control-Command-Power Button] keyboard shortcut?

There have been a couple of occasions where I haven't been able to restart my macbook. Both times I've used this shortcut to restart but I am concerned about the state of the system upon reboot. The ...
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one problem left installing windows 8.1 on my macbook pro 2,2

I have spent the last week trying to get windows 8.1 (64 bit) installed with bootcamp on my MacBook pro (2,2). Apple/BootCamp doesn't support this setup unfortunately (machine is too old for Apple to ...
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USB keyboard no longer works in one USB port on a MacBook

I recently got a Apple USB keyboard, and have been using it on my late 2013 MacBook Pro 13". It worked fine in either the left or right USB ports. However, yesterday it stopped working in the left ...
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Shortcut key for fullscreen mode

I am new to Mac OS (Macbook Air). I am looking at the arrow on top right corner of windows, when I click it, it maximizes window over the top menu and in order to switch back I need to hold mouse in ...
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omnigraffle Keyboard shortcuts missing

I have been trying to adjust the keyboard shortcuts for omnigraffle and for some reason they are completely gone. I am really not sure how this happened but I can not get my zoom keys to work. This ...
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Simple text substitution in OS X using keyboard shortcut

I am constantly typing résumé in (Outlook) email messages. Is there an easy way to associate this text with a keyboard shortcut? I'd like this shortcut to be available in other applications (e.g. ...
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Disable bluetooth keyboard for second mac

I've searched through some sites and couldn't find any solution for my problem, so finally landed here :) I have two mac's in my job - one has bluetooth keyboard, one wired. I want to permanently ...
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MacBook with Windows keyboard

Problem occurs when pressing the @ and the " keys. They seem to be mapped to each other, so @ -> " and " -> @. The system preferences allow modifier keys to be re-mapped but not these two. Can it be ...
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Keyboard shortcut to open context menu

Does OS X have a Windows Shift + F10 equivalent? I need a keyboard shortcut to open the context menu without a mouse.
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How to remap 'Shift & Up/Down arrow keys' to type actual up & down arrows?

I do a lot of typing in Evernote and I really need an 'up arrow' and 'down arrow' instead of typing 'increasing' or 'decreasing'... Ideally pressing Shift and 'Up arrow' would be the best way to get ...
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External Numpad doesn't work with Macbook

Today I bought a simple USB numpad keyboard. It doesn't work with Macbook and I know why. I'm looking for some help from you. I connected that keyboard to Windows PC. When I press for example "5" ...
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Keep ethernet connection live during screen sleep

I have a MacBookPro running OS X 10.8.5. My understanding is Control ⌃+Shift ⇧+Eject ⏏ puts the Mac into a sleep mode. This is fine but what I want to know if there is a way to keep the ethernet port ...
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VMWare Fusion restoring Ctrl+Left/Right in Win7 virtual machine

I have to work on a Mac with a Win7 virtual machine in VMWare Fusion. Is there any way to get the Ctrl + ◀︎ and Ctrl+► combinations in Win7 to work again? Instead of doing what I want (jumping from ...
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Hotkey to menubar app in Mavericks

I have Mountain App running in my menu bar (it is an app that allows you to quickly mount and unmount drives attached to your computer). I would like to create a simple script that calls up the menu ...
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How to change keyboard layout via keyboard shortcut? [duplicate]

I like to use both US and German keyboard layout but I find the process of switching between them via mouse tiresome. I want a keyboard-only solution. Is there a predefined shortcut to change between ...
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Can I add a separate monitor and keyboard-mouse to a Mac?

Is possible to add a separate monitor to a Mac and use a separate keyboard-mouse combo to operate only on that Monitor? Say, you use the monitor 1 for regular use and the other monitor can be used by ...
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Using applescript to lock screen

I need an applescript which locks my Mac in the same way pressing "shift"+"ctrl"+"eject" would. I tried two different approaches, but both failed. The first one was to search the internet for a ...
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Is it possible to switch off the trackpad in OS X with a keyboard shortcut

I'm using OS X almost entirely using the keyboard, and it helps to have the trackpad disabled most of the time. But I'd also like to be able to enable it every so often for individual tasks - is it ...
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OS X keyboard shortcut precedence

I'm new to Apple, and while the experience has largely been positive, I have been stymied trying to configure keyboard shortcuts to my specifications. For example, I used a rather round-about process ...
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Is there a hotkey to Search Wikipedia for “x”?

This is a question about keyboard shortcuts. I think it's quite cool that you can put a word into the spotlight and one of the options is to search Wikipedia for it, but to get that functionality ...
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How to assign multiple apps to single focus command shortcut in Slate?

I would like to use a single keyboard shortcut to focus on multiple applications in Slate. For example, I want to map Command+1 to Chrome and Firefox. Each time I press Cmd+1 the focused application ...
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Incorrect keyboard mapping on OS X guest in vmware fusion

I have installed OS X Mavericks as a guest on a macbook pro with vmware fusion 6. To do this, I followed the instructions at the following: Creating a new OS X virtual machine from the recovery ...
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How can I set up a keyboard shortcut for switching input source?

I have to change my language option very often. It is hard when I write something with combination of both "English" & "Bangla", because I have to change that option rapidly. Is there any way to ...
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assigning keys on bluetooth apple keyboard

I have assigned the right "alt" key on my 2013 MacBook Air to act as a forward delete - using DoubleCommand. Works like a charm. I then installed an apple bluetooth keyboard to use on an external ...
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Keyboard, track pad and USB port stopped working

Suddenly on my MacBook Air 11,6” A1370 2011 model the keyboard, track pad and right USB slot stopped working. Tried resetting NVRAM / PRAM and SMC – no effect. The keyboard just do not work during the ...
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Mac Mini mid-2011 with 10.9.3 consistently losing bluetooth connectivity

Several times a day Mac Mini (mid-2011 model) with OS X 10.9.3 losing keyboard and mouse connection. Batteries are fresh, showing level between 73 and 100%. If I'm pressing power button on the ...
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How to write out a NORMAL tilde sign (~) in Mac?

I switched to Mac recently. The only thing that's disturbing me until now is the missing of the tilde sign (~). The closest thing I achieved to this sign is the accent tilde (˜). My passwords are not ...
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How to use double click on desktop to act as a shortcut for a few commands

Until I shifted to Mac I used to use an app called Fences in Windows to hide desktop by double clicking the desktop. I wanted a similar app to do this on the Mac OS X Mavericks but I have no clue how ...
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How to type the squared symbol on a macbook? [duplicate]

I have a Macbook Pro 2014 and I'm looking everywhere, and I can't find the squared symbol. Using OS X Mavericks, there is no "²" symbol in the special characters viewer. I had to find a website that ...
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Changing the behavior of the volume keys

I've acquired myself a lovely Das 4 keyboard, and it has a pretty sexy hardware volume knob. It is hardware mapped to volume typical volume keys. I feel like only using this knob for volume is a ...
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How to stop a key on my Macbook Air keyboard showing the character accent menu?

For no apparent reason, one of the keys on my Macbook Air keyboard (the "l" key) shows the character accent pop-up menu. This happens when I tap the key normally, not when holding down the key. Could ...
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Using tab key to advance to next file in Finder for numerically ordered files

I have a directory of files named like: it(0).png it(1).png it(2).png ... it(10).png it(11).png ... In Finder my directory is arranged by Name and the files are in correct numerical order. I like ...
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cmd-z switches active monitor

So a couple days ago I hooked up an HP monitor to my MB Pro 15". As I was editing code on the external monitor, I pressed cmd-z to undo something I had just done (like everybody in this world does..). ...
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How to disable shortcut for an Automator script?

A few weeks ago I wrote a short script with the Automator to get familiar with it. I found a website which explained how to set up a primitive script to start the screensaver and define a shortcut to ...
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Having trouble with a SMC reset

I'm having trouble with my built in iSight and I'm trying to reset the SMC. My MBP has a non-removable SMC, so the instructions ask me to press CMD-SHIFT-ALT-POWER at the same time, release it at the ...
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Is palmrest harmful for macbook pro 15 retina?

I recently got a new Macbook Pro 15 retina. I already have a keyboard cover on it, and earlier today I put a palmrest and trackpad cover on it as well. However, This Apple support website says that ...
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Media keys behaving like function keys

I'm experiencing some frustrating keyboard issues on my new 2014 Macbook Air (OS X 10.9.3) When using the laptop keyboard, the F1–12 keys take the behavior of "function" as opposed to the "media key" ...