A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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Screenshot of selected area with shadow?

Is it even possible? I understand it's possible for a window, when you press space after Cmd-Shift-4. I want shadow on my selected area screenshot, so it doesn't blend with the rest of the ...
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Alt[Option] key not working as meta when ssh a linux server from Mac

I use emacs on my Mac locally, I'm also using iTerm2 as the terminal tool. By setting the 'Preferences--> Profiles-->Keys--> Left option key acts as +Esc'. I can use the left alt key as meta if I ...
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Is there a way to make the Function keys act as standard keys with a Logitech K811 keyboard?

I changed the Fn key on my Macbook Pro to actually work in the reverse way (so, just hitting the F1 key actually sends the "Function 1" signal, rather than the brightness decrease signal when the Fn ...
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Keyboard and trackpad stop responding randomly, but work again after hard reset?

In the last 24 hours, I've had my keyboard and trackpad completely stop responding. Both times it was while YouTube was playing, so I think the machine wasn't completely frozen, just the trackpad and ...
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Why keyboard shortcut “ctrl + left” doesn't work?

I'm used to switch between my desktop spaces using ctrl + arrows. But ctrl + ← doesn't work while ctrl + → works fine. Here is my settings:
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OS X unknown ghost text expansion automatically!

Edit: As @Alistair McMillan commented, I post the EtreCheck Result in gist. From yesterday, every time I type two characters "p" and "i" in serial, it will turn into "ssh pi@10.210.100.45", like ...
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Standard function keys on mac

I am on OS X 10.10.3 on a macbook Pro. I am using the macbook's keyboard. I have enabled the "Use all F1, F2, etc. keys as standard function keys". I expect that hitting F1/F2 will not reduce or ...
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Applications With the Ability to Assign single letter shortcuts

What applications are there that have the ability to assign single letter shortcuts? I wish to create a workflow that implements this kind of idea, A file explorer that focuses on single letter ...
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Command and Terminal.app - again [on hold]

This has been the subject of a lot of discussions before and of a lot of answers. However, I have only found workarounds and band aids so far. My seemingly simple goal is to obtain the same behaviour ...
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Recent mac-convert [on hold]

I have just bought a macbook pro (I've always been a windows user) and I would like to know tips for fast adaptation to the macOS. Are there any relevant configurations that I should customise in ...
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Move focus between buttons in confirm dialogs OS X Yosemite 10.10.3

When I try to export a file with the same name (in InDesign CS6) I get a popup asking if I want to replace the file. How can I move focus between the Cancel and Replace buttons using only the ...
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Apple Hardware Accessories or third-party? [closed]

I am running MacBook Air 13" I need wireless keyboard, which I am going to use daily. Once in a while, I need to check some CDs or DVDs - mostly I take backup of photos shoot with camera and phone on ...
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command + delete in terminal

Often, when I'm typing in a super long command(usually ruby on rails console code), I decide that I need to do something else first and therefore, have to delete the command which I just typed(but not ...
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When using the default British keyboard layout, some apps won't let me input #

For some reason, on my iMac, [alt]+3 will enter the # symbol as it's supposed to in some applications (e.g. Xcode), while in others (e.g. Safari, Terminal...) it just makes a little error 'beep'. ...
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Recreate the Windows 'Menu Key' function [duplicate]

First time OS X user here with a shiny new MBP and a burning question. Former Windows users may know the Menu Key found on all standard keyboards somewhere to the right of the spacebar. Its function ...
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Launching Character Viewer (aka CharacterPalette) from command line

So, recently I have being using the Character and Keyboard Viewer a fair bit and set up simple Alfred keywords that toggle the launch/quitting of these apps so as not to have to leave the keyboard. ...
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CM storm devastator backlight

Im reposting another users question because I have the same problem but am brand new to the site and I dont have any reputation to answer/comment.I have gotten the keyboard to light up using xcode and ...
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Dialog I cannot get rid of

The steps here were simple, but unexpected: download a file in finder, rename the file using Keyboard: Press Enter to start rename Start typing a new name (but not pressing Enter again) Try to ...
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Using an old Windows keyboard on a Macbook

I recently found my old mechanical keyboard and I want to use it on my Macbook Pro. It still uses an old PS2 connector so I went out and bought a PS2 to USB adapter. When I plug it in, the lock ...
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Make Caps Lock behave like in Windows

I use VoIP programs, and I use Caps Lock for Push-To-Talk (PTT) on those. The problem I experience is that when I push Caps Lock, I toggle the Push-To-Talk, which means that if I release Caps Lock, ...
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How to change Currency symbol for a region?

In Yosemite I want to change my (Russian Rouble) currency symbol from RUB to ₽ but I don’t see any option to do that. I am aware of Character Viewer which lets to select and copy a desired symbol but ...
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MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2013) not recoginizing keyboard and trackpad

My girlfriend has a 13-inch Mid 2013 MacBook Air, OS X 10.9.5. Yesterday, the keyboard and the trackpad stopped working. I connected a USB keyboard which works. I believe it's a software problem ...
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OS X 10.10.4 (14E46) - How do I get 'å' character on US keyboard?

I've just moved from an older US MacBook Pro running Mavericks, and I've been able to write the Norwegian 'æøå' characters by using alt-', alt-o and alt-a. On my new US MBP running Yosemite, all of ...
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How do I change the default track in iTunes?

When I press "play" on the keyboard, iTunes starts up and launches the very first song of the very first album. I like Amy Winehouse, but everyday might be too much. How can I change that? Ideally, ...
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ios Custom keyboard - Not able to move the focus to and fro between our custom keyboard's search field and the third party app’s search field [closed]

We are designing a custom keyboard for iOS. (iPhone) Problem - Not able to move the focus to and fro between our custom keyboard's search field and the third party app’s search field. In the below ...
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Issue with iPad keyboard position in iOS 8.3

Sometimes my iPads keyboard goes up in screen and i have no solution for it. I have an iPad air with iOS 8.3.
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MacBook goes to sleep, won't wake up w/keyboard or mouse

I think people have posted this before but I wanted to be sure the fix wasn't different for my particular model. I am running a MacBook Pro, mid-2012 build, Yosemite (10.10.4). I just got the thing ...
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How to reset your keyboard on OS X 10.10.4

My keyboard number pad has been messed up ever since I installed OS X 10.10.4. The numbers type as follows: when I press "1" increase volume key goes up as well. When I press "2" the ' key ...
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Macbook 12 " and Windows 8.1

I have prepared bootcamp with windows 8.1 iso. After the very first start of Win 8.1 i see a very small page with the language/country settings, but i cannot choose anything or go further because ...
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Set Input language when USB keyboard connected

I'm trying to setup by MBP for use with a normal keyboard and mouse. I've worked out that I need to change the Input Source to British-PC to get the correct key-map. What I'm trying to find is a way ...
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In Microsoft Word 2011, Shift seems to be acting as a Command - how do I make it stop?

Some specific behaviors I'm observing in Microsoft Word 2011 on my Mac: Shift + F moves the cursor into the Find box on the toolbar, instead of typing a "F" character. Shift + 9 opens help instead ...
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Alt vs Meta with BetterTouchTool and Qt4 apps

After remapping some keys in BetterTouchTool from Alt + <key> to some other buttons, I noticed that they don't work in apps built with Qt (LyX, IPython). Buttons work as if they have not been ...
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play and pause multiple instances of KMplayer

I know how to allow multiple instances of KMplayer. I just want to play and pause 2 video files simultaneously. Is there any solution that can switch between these two commands?
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Effectively using arrow keys in Sublime on Apple long keyboard

I would like to effectively use the following keys in Sublime: Presently, both types of arrows jump to the end and beginning of the document. By effective use I would expect that there will be ...
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Re-enable default action for right Shift button

Once upon a time I set the right Shift action to "Show Desktop" I don't like it anymore and want to re-enable the default action for the right Shift key. I tried via System Preferences but without ...
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Why does my Keyboard not allow me to finish writing my e-mail, but work otherwise? Video Link

MacBook Pro (Late 2011), OS X 10.10.4. Increasingly Mail.app (Ver. 8.2) and Chrome (Version 43.0.2357.130 (64-bit)) do not allow me to type the rest of my input. This evening it happened and was ...
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how can I use applescript to type?

how can I use applescript to type in a specified area on the screen? I've tried the 'keystroke' command, but it doesn't seem to work. also, how can I use applescript to display an image? thanks a lot ...
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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 ...