A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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Is there a keyboard shortcut to select the printer in Mac printer dialog boxes?

Want to jump to the printer selector with the keyboard (and then select the desired printer w/the keyboard as well).
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Cannot type non-english text in html password fields

When focus is on an html password field, the input languages options are limited to English only. If the language selected is some other language before going into the password field, it is ...
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How can I change sleep mode's wallpaper?

I could change the wallpaper of the user accounts's window: By modifying /Library/Caches/com.apple.desktop.admin.png But I also want to change the wallpaper of the sleep mode's window: Do you ...
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Change keyboard layout each time the application starts

I need to change keyboard layout each time I start an application (more specifically Steam game called Awesomenauts). How can I do it automatically? The problems are: I can't launch this ...
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Make the option key stop on words between underscores

When selecting or traveling through a set of words separated by underscores by using the optionarrow keys, I want to be able to stop at every underscore character as with words separated by hyphens. ...
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how to make each display a separate space, yet have a keyboard shortcut to move both screens at the same time?

In OS X Mavericks, each display (ie monitor) has it's own space. There are many advantages to that. But then there are also advantages to the old way of doing it; i.e i want both my [monitor 1 - ...
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Useless Eject key on Apple Wireless Keyboard

I have an Apple Wireless Keyboard that has an eject key on the top right. It is useless because my Retina MacBook Pro does not have a CD-ROM. My MacBook is running OS X Mavericks and I expected ...
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How use function keys in iPad with Apple keyboard? [on hold]

I'm triying to use the Apple Wireless keyboard for coding in a terminal (with nano, vim, etc), and discover that all the function keys (esc, f1, f2....) are not working. Is possible to change this? ...
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How to prevent KeyRepeat settings from typing repeated keys when no key is depressed

Initially, my issue was that I could not type a series of the 'A' character by holding down shift-a. Instead, I was presented with a bubble above the held letter for all sorts of 'A's with umlauts, ...
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Change space of other display via keyboard

My two displays (let call them A and B) have separate spaces. I can go back and forth among the spaces on the focussed display A. Is it possible to go back and forth among the spaces on B with ...
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Mac modifier keys are automatically getting restored to default bindings the next day

So everyday, I change the preferences of modifier keys and set my caps lock to be the control key. The very next day, it comes back to being caps lock again. This was a brand new 15 inch Macbook pro ...
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MacBook Misidentifies Physical Layout of Built-in Keyboard

I have a really strange problem with my sister's MacBook Pro (Mid 2012, running El Capitan): it is incorrectly identifying the physical layout of the built-in keyboard. It isn't just a matter of ...
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How to make right click using keyboard?

Is there any keyboard short-cut or key for Mac to make mouse right click? It feels me very frustrating to touch the mouse every time to view options. Is there any way like windows option key?
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Apple Trackpad Causing Long Keypress Events

In the last day my Apple Magic Trackpad has started to cause long keypress events when I type on the keyboard. For example, pressing 'a' in a browser menu bar will cause the accent popup to appear. ...
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How to remove caps lock delay on Apple MacBook Pro aluminum keyboard

Apple's MacBook Pro has a slight delay on the caps lock key. That is, the caps lock key has to be held down slightly longer than normal to register the key press required to engage the caps lock. ...
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Why doesn't the escape key close the find window in Chrome?

For some reason, Chrome will no longer close my find window when I hit the Escape ⎋ key. Instead, it pulls up some weird kind of autocomplete drop-down. This is incredibly annoying; every time I ...
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Why does pressing the left command key sometimes trigger a window from Virtualbox

I installed Ubuntu under virtualbox under OS X IN MacBook Pro. A while ago, I asked a question about how to switch between windows in the guest Ubuntu by keystrokes, and the reply at http://apple....
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OS X how to disable Command P Shortcut

I would like to disable Command P shortcuts or change it to something i would not accidentally hit But i do not see options in Settings > Keyboard > Shortcuts Regards
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Is there a way to use F1, F2, etc. as standard function keys only on my external keyboard? [duplicate]

I'd like to have a different behavior for my Mac's keyboard and for my external (Apple's) keyboard. I want the default settings for the Mac, but I want to use F1, F2, etc. as standard function keys ...
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Disable the shortcut cmd+arrow in the virtual machine

I have a MacBook Pro (17-inch, Late 2011) with OS X El Capitan. I install Parallels Desktop 11.1.2 for Mac Business Edition, Parallels tools, and Windows 10 in English. In Windows, at the moment, ...
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Alternative wireless keyboards for rMBP [closed]

I am looking for an external bluetooth keyboard for my rMBP, are there any good keyboards except Apple's magic keyboard? Thanks
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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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My Macbook Air 2015 keyboard and trackpad not working after login

My MacBook has El Capitan OS X installed. Keyboard and trackpad worked on login screen and boot (not working in recovery and after login). I performed the following steps, but still keyboard and ...
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Mouse and Keyboard stop working randomly. (USB PORTS) [closed]

Keyboard and mouse are not working after random minutes. Keyboard and mouse do not disconnect as lights (indicators on Keyboard and mouse) remain on. But both stop working. I tried a lot and searched ...
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How do you type a true minus sign (not a hyphen) on a Mac?

I'm looking for one of those ⌥+? shortcuts to type a minus sign (−) from the keyboard, without touching the mouse. I'm looking for the minus sign (−). It should have the same width as a plus ...
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Capture screenshot of one screen with Shift-Cmd-3?

We already known that Command-Shift-3 will capture a screenshot of entire screen. But if you have 2 or more display screens, "entire" also means "all of them". The question is: Is there anyway (or is ...
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Use custom App Shortcuts: Find “Menu Command” for Chrome switch to right/left Tab

I want to add an additional key binding for Google Chrome. I want to switch between my Tabs not using (Shift)CtrlTab (really bad finger position) but use ShiftCmd -> or <- I hope to achieve this ...
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Disable Autocorrect with External Keyboard on iOS

Are there any smart workarounds to disable autocorrect automatically -- or near automatic -- while using an external keyboard on iOS? By default iOS provides no way to do this as seen here on the ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to bring up Finder?

Is there a default keyboard shortcut to start a new Finder window? If not, is there a way to assign one? I tried System preferences/App Shortcuts/Shortcuts and created a new item Finder, and assigned ...
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Missing emojis from iPhone English keyboard on iOS 9.3.1

How do I restore missing emojis to the English keyboard on my iPhone 6? They were there, and after a reset of my phone and restoring it from a computer backup, the emojis are missing. I tried ...
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How can I input ctrl+` (grave accent)?

Normally when typing `, I have to hold shift down and press ´, and a "dead" version of the grave accent appears. I then have to press space to get the "living" version of the grave accent. You can ...
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Keyboard shorcut to switch focus between multiple displays on OS X 10.9.5 +

The fact that each monitor acts on its own in OS X Mavericks is pretty cool. However, I find that I have to use my mouse and click on the unfocused monitor before I can actually slide back and forth ...
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How to position cursor precisely on an iPhone running iOS 9.3.x?

So I'm trying to find ways where I can easily control cursor position on my iPhone. example. I type the following phrase/sentence on Messages: I have a pet cuck. I want to position the cursor just ...
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Hotkey to switch between different applications in the same workspace.

I have 9 workspaces on my mac. In some of them I have several different applications opened. I want to have a shortcut to switch between two different applications within the same workspace. Is that ...
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MacBook Air internal keyboard and trackpad freezing

I have a MacBook Air a1369 running IOS 10.11.4 with a 1.7 ghz i5 processor. I use the Mac fine, but after about 30 to 40 minutes of usage, and I put it to sleep, after it wakes, the trackpad and ...
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Microsoft remote desktop sends wrong symbol keys

I'm using Microsoft Remote Desktop 8.0.9 from the app store and connecting to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2003 based PCs. Although alphanumeric keys work properly, when I type certain symbol keys ...
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Disable mid-word correction after a dead key in Pages

When I type in Pages, and I press a keyboard shortcut involving a dead key (e.g. altu (¨), a to produce ä, spell check seems to think I have reached the end of the word, and autocorrects to the wrong ...
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What's are the keys behind the shortcut?

I'm trying to figure out how to use my apple keyboard sometimes. What's does the following shortcut need to be pressed?
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Adding to accented characters available on OS X Keyboard

If you hold down a letter then OS X will show you options for accented versions of that character. This is very useful when typing in other languages. However, not all the versions of that letter ...
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Turning Off Keyboard's lights while in Bootcamp's Windows 8

When I start Win8 (installed with bootcamp) the keyboard lights are always on. How do I disable this? Is there a possible way to never ever let them turn on again? (Besides opening the hardware and ...
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Any way in OS X to use a keyboard shortcut to switch to a full screen application?

OS X has a feature where you can create a keyboard shortcut for switching to a particular desktop / space. However, there isn't an obvious way to use a keyboard shortcut switch to directly a full ...
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PageUp and PageDown keys for Irssi (IRC) in Macbook?

I cannot find the keys on my mackbook. I need them to go page-up and page-down in irssi (IRC). I have tested the tips here but they do not work. They model some different Up/Down, not the traditional ...
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Powering on while the lid is closed in clamshell mode

For a recent MacBook Pro, lid closed, non-Apple keyboard: can I map some key (like F15) to be the same as the Apple power key so I can do a full shutdown and start up without opening the lid?
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How do I clear recent emoji in iOS 8.3?

Before 8.3, I was able to clear recently used emoji by clicking on Settings->Reset->Reset Keyboard Dictionary. Now, that does not work. My recent emoji screen is littered with accidentally typed ...
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Some keyboard keys not working on password input to Yosemite login screen

As stated in the title some keys don't work when trying to input my password into the Yosemite login screen. The weird thing is that if my mouse isn't plugged in (Razer Naga) when I turn on my Macbook ...
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Why is the text-to-speech hotkey not working?

For some reason, my text to speech isn't working. I don't know why it stopped working. It works when I manually click it, but when using the default hotkey alt+esc, it doesn't do anything. I have no ...
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Are the keystrokes under guest Ubuntu via Virtualbox supposed to be the same in a Ubuntu?

I installed Ubuntu via virtualbox under Mac OS. My keyboard-shortcut experiences with guest Ubuntu until recently were the same as mine with Ubuntu installed directly on a computer. For example, text ...
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What does using right/left/up/down key and option/command key together mean?

Using right/left/up/down keys with Fn key can do the same as page down / page up / home / end on a PC. Some mentioned about using right/left/up/down keys with either option or command key in http://...
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esc button OS X needs to be released on every command

In terminal I use escB or escF to jump through the words. If I want 2x back I've to do escB twice. Otherwise I just start typing F or B in Terminal. The modifier keys ctrl / alt /cmd work ...
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2009 Mac Book Pro Keyboard back light testing

I have a topcase that has been stripped of pretty much everything except the keyboard and I need to test the the led backlight for the keyboard. What I need to know is the voltage to use for the led's ...