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1answer
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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 ...
2
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2answers
539 views

How to swap command and option modifier keys with a script in OS X Lion

I use a PC usb keyboard with my macbook. So, I've gone into System Preferences > Keyboard > Modifier Keys... and swapped command and option for the usb keyboard. This puts those keys in the ...
2
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1answer
140 views

TexShop typing German umlauts with US keyboard

I am using OS X Lion 10.7 with an American English keyboard. For typing German umlauts I normally just press and hold the appropriate key until the little OS X popup appears and then I can choose the ...
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1answer
21 views

How to delay a keyboard shortcut in the same way as the Caps Lock is delayed?

On my Mid-2009 MacBook Pro the Caps Lock button has a convenient delay such that when I hit it accidentally it doesn't turn on immediately. Can I incorporate such a delay for another key combination? ...
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5answers
1k views

MBP Lock screen hotkey without sleeping?

I'd like to press a key combo to get my computer to the lock screen. In Windows the shortcut was Windows key + L. On Mac I press CMD+ALT+Power which turns the laptop off and puts it into sleep. I want ...
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1answer
880 views

How can I remap keys on an external keyboard, but keep the default layout on the internal?

I have an external keyboard with Windows keys. I'd like to remap the keys so the layout of the keys on the bottom-left is identical to the internal keyboard on my MacBook Pro. This... ...
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0answers
182 views

Keyboard Shortcut to Right Size All Columns Individually in Finder in OSX Lion?

Is it possible to set a keyboard shortcut for resizing all columns individually in Finder in OSX Lion? The way to do it without a shortcut is right clicking on a column divider and then choosing the ...
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0answers
73 views

Left Shift and Left Command combination yields only Left Command; other shift command combos work fine

Early 2011 15" Macbook Pro, Lion, no external keyboard or mouse: Lately I noticed that I can't use Left Shift + Left Command together; it registers as Left Command only. The other three combinations ...
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1answer
95 views

How to focus on list of found files after search in Finder using the keyboard with full keyboard access activated?

I like using the keyboard as much as possible. In particular, I'd like to be able to activate a search, type my search term, press a key to move to the search list, and then use cursor keys to ...
2
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0answers
909 views

How to use fn-key (function keys) with an external keyboard that has no fn-key? [duplicate]

I am using Lion on a late 2009 13 inch MacBook, with external monitor and an external Apple Keyboard with numeric keypad - German (MB110D/B) while keeping the MacBook lid closed. Some of the ...
3
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2answers
232 views

Assigning shortcuts to particular keyboard layouts

Is there any way to assign hotkeys to switching to particular keyboard layouts directly, without having to cycle through them one by one? I am quite new to OS X. On Windows (which I used before) it ...
4
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1answer
123 views

How to access user installed menubar icons with the keyboard?

I understand that Ctrl + F8 can be used to access the built-in Apple menu and Ctrl + F2 can be used to access program menus (e.g. this existing answer). However, I have a bunch of user-installed ...
2
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3answers
75 views

Seemingly Irreversible Custom Keyboard Shortcut

I have a late 2010 Apple MacBook (If that matters) and when I had OS X Snow Leopard installed, I created a keyboard shortcut that I seemingly can no longer reverse. After upgrading to OS X Lion and ...
2
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2answers
1k views

Mountain Lion - Umlauts with english keyboard layout

i have small problems with my keyboard typing umlauts. On Lion i could type umlauts with " followed by the vowel This is no longer possible. The only possibility i noticed is to type umlauts now by ...
2
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1answer
104 views

Focus floating system windows with keyboard

The windows I'm talking about are the system administrator password request popups, the wireless network web sign-in popup, and other system request dialogs, such as "Application was downloaded from ...
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0answers
194 views

How can I stop keyboard backlight from lighting up when logging out and back in

On my user I have my keyboard backlight set to off pretty much all the time. But it seems like the default setting is 'on', because when I go to the Login window, to lock my laptop when I leave it for ...
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6answers
3k views

Keyboard Shortcut For Entering Screen Saver

How can I enter Screen Saver without wating few minutes? Is there an application I could run, keyboard shortcut maybe? I'm using rMBP running ML. EDIT: All I found was using Hot Corner as explained ...
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7answers
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What Is the Keyboard Shortcut for Sleep Display Without Eject Key?

I read that if you want to put your display into sleep the keyboard shortcut is Control ⌃+Shift ⇧+Eject ⏏, but what is it in Mountain Lion or Lion using a retina MacBook Pro or MacBook Air without an ...
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1answer
2k views

How can I permanently disable the Mac keyboard backlight?

I'm running Lion, soon to upgrade to Mountain Lion once I can ensure compatibility with installed apps, on an MBPR, and in the meantime I'm being driven crazy by the keyboard backlight. Here's the ...
2
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2answers
860 views

OSX Lion: Long press menu automatic selection

I've recently upgraded to OSX Lion and I find the long press menu with accented characters very handy when I have to type in french. The only problem is that it's slowing me down a lot having to long ...
2
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1answer
827 views

No Keys Repeating on New MacBook Pro After Changing Key Repeat Speed

I just opened my new Retina Display MacBook Pro and everything worked fine, but when I tried to go into System Preferences to make the key repeat speed faster, none of the keys repeated, not even ...
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1answer
330 views

Is there a keyboard shortcut for Don't Save?

One thing I do a lot is Command ⌘-Tab over to TextEdit, jot down some notes, and then decide to throw them away. I can close the window with ⌘-W, but is there a way to not-save it from just the ...
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0answers
404 views

Strange issue with Apple wireless keyboard on my iMac: Shift + W won't work

I noticed this problem earlier today, pressing left shift + W to type a capital W does not work. I can get a capital W by using the right shift key, or the caps-lock, but not with the left shift, ...
2
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1answer
265 views

Cmd+3, Cmd+4 not working!

I've been using Command ⌘+1~4 shortcuts for switching spaces on older versions of OS X. But after upgrading to Lion (10.7.4), Command ⌘+3 and Command ⌘+4 do not work! I need them to switch tabs in ...
2
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1answer
274 views

French canadian keyboard layout

Is there a way to configure my keyboard layout in Lion to match the Windows "Français (Canada)" (or French (Canada) if you prefer!) layout? Currently, I use the french canadian layout from Mac OS on ...
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1answer
87 views

Is there a way to click a default button with the keyboard, without Full Keyboard Access?

In Xcode when I go to commit files, I get a sheet with "Cancel" and "Commit" buttons, where the latter is the default (colored/pulsing) button. I can hit Escape to Cancel, but I haven't found any way ...
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1answer
95 views

Press space to preview in LogMeIn

Pressing space in Mac OS X on a file name, lets say on a CSV file, it shows me a preview of the file, which is a great feature. When using LogMeIn to remote control other macs, this function is ...
3
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2answers
1k views

How to disable the special characters shortcut (Cmd+Option+T) in OS X Lion?

I just want to use this shortcut for one other application.
4
votes
1answer
638 views

TextEdit key bindings in Lion

I have customized text editing bindings in ~/Library/KeyBindings/DefaultKeyBinding.dict but they all stopped working in TextEdit.app when I upgraded to Lion. They still work fine in other Cocoa apps ...
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5answers
2k views

Lock keyboard in lion

Is there a way to lock the keyboard in Lion? By "lock keyboard" I mean some way to make the computer ignore almost any keypresses, except some special "unlock" sequence. Maybe an OS X feature or ...
3
votes
1answer
875 views

Changing keyboard shortcut for cycling through windows? (Lion)

I recently received a MacBook Air (Summer 2011, Lion) from work and I'm in the process of configuring it to work like my personal MBA (same model, Lion). I was happily setting keyboard shortcuts when ...
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0answers
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How come my Launchpad key opens Dashboard instead, and how can I fix it?

The answer is not as simple as you might think at first glance; please read the details of my question. I know the difference between Standard Function keys and Special keys. Standard Function keys ...
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1answer
2k views

Left shift key unresponsive and stuck?

Okay, so I have a mid-2010 MacBook Pro (unibody design) and I have the typical problem with the keyboard. My shift key function is "stuck" so everything WILL COME UP LIKE THIS> (hence the > instead of ...
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votes
2answers
1k views

Where did the command-backtick keyboard shortcut go in 10.7 Lion?

With every Mac OS X I've ever used, hitting command-backtick (`) cycled to the next window. I just installed Mac OS X 10.7 (on top of a perfectly fresh 10.6), and command-backtick does nothing at ...
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votes
2answers
632 views

How do I know which keyboard locale file I'm using for my keyboard layout?

I was reading a great answer to how you can extend the list of characters Lion shows you when hold down a key for a few seconds. The in answer he says: choose the keyboard file relevant to your ...
3
votes
2answers
663 views

MacVim — how to make Ctrl+A go to beginning of line, Ctrl+E to the end of the line

I'm trying to switch to MacVim as my main editor, and I'm liking it so far, except for one issue: I got really used to the Mac shortcuts control-A to go to the beginning of a line, and control-E to ...
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6answers
5k views

How can I expand the number of special characters I can type using my keyboard?

I am aware that when I press ⌥ or ⇧⌥ on my Mac, I can type a variety of special characters. I also know that I can insert special characters using the character palette. Is there a way to expand the ...
1
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2answers
118 views

Really switch among all the applications by shortcuts

I am using Mac OS X 10.7.3. ⌘+tab is used to switch among different applications, but sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't. I guess it is because some applications are hidden or ...
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1answer
118 views

Rebinding “switch to next window” keyboard shortcut

It seems that the default shortcut for switching to the next window in Lion is ⌘ `. Is there any way I can rebind this to something else? (Preferably using built-in software.) I tried looking for it ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

Why does my MacBook Pro's keyboard freeze when it wakes up so I have to hard reboot?

Sometimes, but not every time, when I open my MacBook Pro to wake it from sleep, the keyboard doesn't respond, so I have to reboot my Mac using the power button. There's a good chance that it happens ...
1
vote
1answer
210 views

Does autocorrect take into account an alternate keyboard layout?

I notice that the autocorrect in Lion uses the character positions in order to suggest which correction to be made: For example, if I type thst really fast, it will correct it to that but if I type ...
0
votes
1answer
53 views

How can I activate the 'say' command from the keyboard?

I love the 'say' command in OS X. It's quite possibly the most fun little part of the Mac that I've seen in a while. However, having to go to Terminal every time I want to use it is a bit of a drag. ...
1
vote
2answers
130 views

How can I rebind the return key so that it works consistently across all applications?

I tried rebinding my keyboard with Ukelele to switch the return key with the ' key. This works fine most of the time. There are just a few websites (that I've found so far) that aren't compatible with ...
8
votes
2answers
4k views

keyboard no longer repeats keys when held down

I just wanted to make some input where I press a key and the auto-repeat function engages so I don't have to press the 0 key many times to make a long number. 10000000000000000000000000000 This has ...
3
votes
1answer
3k views

Tile 2 windows side by side by keyboard shortcuts

I am using Mac OS X Lion 10.7.2, often I like to display 2 windows side by side, does anyone know if there is any application which makes it possible to tile windows by simple keyboard shortcuts?
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4answers
2k views

How to remap delete and shift+delete keys to delete and permanently delete a file in Mac OS X Lion?

I would like to delete and permanently delete a file in finder using del and shift+delete (windows style). Is there any way to remap this in OS X lion?
3
votes
2answers
2k views

How do I completely disable automatic keyboard backlighting on Macbook Pro with OSX Lion?

I have the system pref "Automatically illuminate the keyboard in low light" disabled. However, when I wake the computer from sleep and the login prompt appears, the keyboard backlight turns on. ...
3
votes
2answers
861 views

Lost keyboard shortcut for beginning-of-line/end-of-line

After purchasing a new computer (Mac Mini w/Lion) and migrating my settings from old one (Macbook Pro w/Snow Leopard), the system shortcuts for beginning-of-line and end-of-line text navigation ...
4
votes
2answers
4k views

Windows RDP client that allows key mapping and easy use of Function Keys

I often use RDP clients (like Microsoft Remote Desktop or CoRD) to access my work machines to use Visual Studio at work. This actually works pretty well, except for when it comes to using the Function ...
5
votes
2answers
106 views

Cut functionality shortcut for folders and files

I'm accustomed to ctrl+x, ctrl+v combination to move files and folders using only the keyboard. Can I get the same functionality on OS X Lion?