A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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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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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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How can I disable my MacBook Pro's pause/play key within Keynote?

I run iTunes all day while I work, and have built in the muscle memory of pressing F8 to pause and play music. Occasionally I work with Keynote as well. When music is playing and I press F8 to pause ...
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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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Is there a list somewhere of all the special characters I can type using the option key?

OS X lets me type special characters directly on the keyboard by holding the Option. For example: — is an em dash, “ and ” are curvy quotes, etc. Is there a good cheat sheet listing all these keys ...
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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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MacBook booting with wrong keyboard layout

I've got a 15-inch MacBook Pro with the latest OS X. Every time I reboot, it resets the keyboard layout to American English even though I set it to Swiss German. This means that I always need to go 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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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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How to switch select between buttons using only keyboard

I am trying to keep my fingers on the keyboard as much as possible and would like to be completely mouse-free in some applications, such as Sublime Text. E.g., I can initiate a file opening or ...
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Option + click in iTerm

In Terminal, Option + click allows me to place my cursor at any point on the current line-- great for editing really long commands. How can I do this in iTerm2? Update: According to this page, the ...
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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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Prevent auto-pairing for certain devices (Bluetooth)

I have a Early 2011 Macbook Pro 13" running OS X 10.10.1 (Yosemite). At work, I have a Apple Magic Trackpad and an Apple Wireless Keyboard, both which use Bluetooth. When I get to work, my Mac ...
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Disable ESC key yielding list of word suggestions when pressed in Preview in OSX 10.11.2

In preview (and apparently also in other Apple apps like Keynote, although I cannot reproduce), I get the unexpected behavior of getting a list of words when pressing the escape key in an empty search ...
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Comparing Apple's aluminum keyboards, wired compact vs wireless

I never thought I would replace my old Apple Extended II, but after getting a Wired Keyboard with my Mac I found it to be a great alternative - and with all those Eject and volume keys... But it's ...
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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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Remap Left Spacebar key on MS Sculpt ergonomic keyboard

I'm using the Microsoft Sculpt Keyboard with my Macbook Retina, on Yosemite. This ergonomic keyboard has a split Spacebar key, like so: I want to remap the left Spacebar key to Backspace to ...
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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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View All Assigned Keyboard Shortcuts

Is there a way (probably an app) that lets you see all global (and possibly local) keyboard shortcuts that have been defined? Something similar to ActiveHotkeys on Windows. I dislike assigning new ...
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Macbook air 2011-mid keyboard keys Q W E R T Y U I O working sporadically

I have an issue where only QWERTYUIO keys are working sporadically or just not working. I have to press them a lot of times to start working and they work for a while and stop again. I have tried ...
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How to change physical layout of the keyboard

I bought my Mac in Spain. I cannot find change keyboard type in Keyboard preferences. I have set to English language but many keys are physically different. How do I change the physical layout of the ...
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How to turn off emojis entirely on iOS?

A lot of emojis replace characters that I already use, usually imported from a symbol keyboard; but it doesn't mesh well with monospaced, small, or formatted text; for example, I like to flavor my ...
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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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How do I type the euro value sign € on a Mac?

I've tried bashing on my keyboard with the ⌥ alt/option key pressed with the ⇧ shift key pressed but I do not seem to be able to find how I can get the euro value sign. ⇧ shift+4 gives the dollar ...
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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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Keyboard shortcut for Zoom style?

I have been trying to look for a keyboard shortcut that would let me toggle the Zoom style from the accessibility menu. I don't think there is one. Can somebody here point me in the direction of how ...
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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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Volume Keys not working with HDMI audio on mac OSX Lion?

I have a mac mini 2011 with OSX Lion. And I have connected my monitor (with integrated speakers) through hdmi port. The sound is working fine, but the volume keys on the keyboard don't work. When I ...
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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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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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How to type this tilde ~ in Mac (I can only type ˜ Using Fn + N) on an Italian Mac?

I've seen this answer, but on my Italian keyboard I've got < between Z and Left Shift instead of the ~. So, how can I type it?
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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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How do I enable key repeat on iOS?

I am working on a project in iOS and would like to enable key repeat. I have done quite a bit of looking around and have failed to come up with any option like that (which surprises me quite a bit, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Connecting a PC PS/2 keyboard to Mac

I've just bought a PS/2 to USB cable to use PS/2 PC keyboard (Compaq SK-2860 and Packard Bell 6301N) in my Mac (OS X 10.8.4) because my Mac's wireless keyboard doesn't work: …but my Mac does not ...
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Using the home (house) button in Logitech K400 keyboard

I've just bought the Logitech K400 keyboard/trackpad combo. The volume buttons above the keyboard works just fine. But the home button (that has a small "house" icon) doesn't do anything on OS X Lion. ...
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Unmodified F4 no longer summons LaunchPad

When I press F4, it no longer summons LaunchPad. F3 still invokes Mission Control, and the other function keys, without modifiers, have their respective meanings (volume, play, etc), but I can only ...
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Pair bluetooth keyboard when not logged in

I have a brand new Bluetooth keyboard (replacing an old one I spilt coffee on) and I would like to pair it with my iMac. Trouble is, I can't log in to the iMac because the keyboard is not paired. ...
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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 ...
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Typing Pinyin with tone marks doesn't work

I have a Macbook Air. Running El Capitan with British keyboard layout. I have enabled Chines Simplified Pinyin input. I am trying to type the tone marks. For example, pressing opt+a followed by u ...
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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 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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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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Mac OS 10.7.5 – VLC - Can't find AB Loop Hotkey in Preferences

I use VLC as a video player for many reasons but mainly in order to benefit from the A-B Loop function where I can select a particular section of the video and watch it over and over again at ...
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Bluetooth keyboard stopped working after upgrading to Yosemite

I've upgraded to OS X Yosemite and now my wireless bluetooth keyboard is not connecting anymore. I have a bluetooth Belkin 10 keyboard.