A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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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" ...
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Modify the compose action for the keyboard

In my keyboard layout, I have a compose key, which works by putting an action="compose" in the appropriate place in the keylayout file. It works well, but I'm not satisfied with the rules for this ...
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Reconciling Chrome Shortcuts in Parallels

On OS X, a new Chrome tab can be opened by pressing Cmd+T, but on Windows you press Ctrl+T. This works fine if you map Cmd to Ctrl in Parallels, but becomes problematic when cycling between tabs. In ...
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a1242 keyboard works different than macbook keyboard. WHY?

I have this keyboard connected as external to my macbook while using external monitor. A1242 model. When I press alt ⌥ + cmd ⌘ + -> on right side from space this combination is not working, when on ...
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KeyRemap4MacBook Meta + KEY Repeat Question

I come from a Linux/PC world as a heavy Emacs user and for the last year, I've "dealt" with the standard OS X key remapping. It's OK, but the things that bother me are: Option + Key doesn't operate ...
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Type backslash more easily on Japanese wireless keyboard

In order to write \ on a Japanese wireless keyboard we have to use alt+¥. Very very inconvenient actually. Especially with Swift, the use of \ will sky rocket... Alt is bottom left, right of caps, and ...
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Keyboard Only Control When Hotkeys, Hinting, and Tabbing Fail

I'd like to never need to reach for a mouse or trackpad. Right now I spend most of the day mouse free. Alas, I occasionally must reach for a mouse or trackpad. It can really derail a good day. What ...
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Mousekeys with External Keyboard

I'm on a Macbook Pro with OS X 10.9.3. Mousekeys works fine on the builtin keyboard but seems to have no effect on an external keyboard. How can I change this behavior? The external keyboard has no ...
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How to switch applications using Cmd+Tab when inside VirtualBox without using Host key?

When inside VirtualBox in order to switch to an OSX app, I first press Host key which is Right Option, then I press Cmd+Tab. I wonder if there is some trick to eliminate pressing Host key before ...
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Keyboard shortcuts with a single key?

Some apps (e.g. Tweetbot) have single-key keyboard shortcuts. However, when trying to set shortcuts in System Preferences, we’re not allowed to do the same. Is there a user-facing way of achieving ...
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How to do Ctrl+Alt+Del via Logitech iPad keyboard

This is and old question, but all the answers I managed to find in the Internet didn't solved my issue. I am using a Logitech wireless keyboard on my iPad --- "Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover" to ...
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Confused about custom keyboard shortcuts

I have been fiddling around with the keyboard shortcuts in sys preferences, and have to say the options seem limitless, and fantastic. I'm a huge keyboard user and will do everything I can without ...
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Looking for Mac Typing software that supports Spanish keyboard layouts - Recommendations?

I've moved from Windows to the Mac a while ago, and in this "self-improvement" path, I've also realized that I need to learn to touch-type (I can do around 50-60 WPM with 3-and-a-half fingers, but I ...
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How can I remap Caps lock to both Escape and Control?

I generally run Linux. I use Vim a lot, so the Escape key is extremely important. I also use other keyboard shortcuts a lot, so Control is "key" as well. On Linux, I've solved this by using xcape to ...
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Constant message from GarageBand saying “Keyboard shortcuts changed”

GarageBand constantly fires off the following message when not the foreground app. It's extremely distracting. The messages appear in the Growl dropdown, and continues to cycle between these two ...
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How do I get my mac to re-scan for devices? -> Keyboard stops working after usb hub/dock with keyboard/mouse connected

I have a Dock at home and work. They both use versions of the pluggable usb 3.0 chipset. Each dock has a keyboard and trackball attached. When I move from one dock to another the keyboard and ...
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OS X Terminal displaying ö when typing |

It's the first time this has happened to me. Does anyone know why this could be happening? I think I configured something wrong in the keyboard settings. This is working fine in Word 2011, for ...
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Use Shift+F12 in an application

I am using an application which has a shortcut that uses Shift + F12. But when I do that on my mac, it goes to the dashboard. Which is very irritating. How can I quickly bypass that feature and send ...
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How to tell if your key hinge (retainer clip) is broken?

I own a MacBook Air 2013 and I recently broke my "comma" key. I had to pull it out to clean underneath and I think I was a bit rough, so one of the hooks in the key cap broke. I put it back on and ...
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How can I map a Service's Keyboard Shortcut on the Command Line?

I'm trying to write a program that adds some new services to the Mac. For this to work I need to add keyboard shortcuts to some installed services. Doing it though system preferences is not an ...
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What is the purpose of the Shift+F3 keyboard shortcut?

F3 and Cmd+F3 are two useful shortcuts on a Mac. What is the purpose of Shift+F3 and Shift+Cmd+F3? They seem to do the exact same thing as F3 and Cmd+F3, but perform the animation much slower. What ...
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How to hide audio volume pop over?

How can I disable/hide this automatic volume level pop over that appears when changing the sound level. Is there switch or secret flag to not show this when I change the volume using the volume keys ...
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Keyboard shortcut in Word 2011 to send document as email attachment?

In MS Office 2011 for Mac, there is a useful menu option under: File > Share > Email (as Attachment)... It's a very quick way to get from editing to email. Is there a way to assign this to a ...
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How to use CapsLock as modifier key without consuming Alt+Shift keybinding?

I want to use CapsLock as a modifier key to type symbols like "({})=" using the alphabetical keys in the keyboard. For example: CapsLock+a is mapped to = CapsLock+k is mapped to \ To do this, I ...
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For each press of spacebar, pass keystroke to app and increment input counter

I would like for each time user press spacebar, for the script to pass keystroke space to a browser (Firefox) to play a game while counting the number of times spacebar was hit. How do you do that ...
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Is it possible to take a screenshot in Recovery Mode?

Or, anywhere outside "userspace?" For example, the login screen, or in Single User Mode.
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Why don't my volume-control AppleScripts run when called as Services?

I've got three AppleScripts that respectively toggle system mute, increase volume, and decrease volume. (For use with an old keyboard). They work fine when I run them as a workflow in Automator and ...
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Can't use ⌃⌘Space for Evernote Helper as shortcut is already in use

I love Evernote and I used to Evernote helper with the shortcut: ⌘ + ⌃ + space. I have since reinstalled Mavericks and now can't use this shortcut any more. Just changed Special Characters shortcut ...
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Modify the keyboard opt symbols

Is there any way to (or existing program which can) modify the keyboard symbols you get when holding down the option key? I.e. I want to be able to modify these mappings:
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How to get external Apple keyboard to accept modifier key input from Macbook's internal keyboard (and vice-versa)?

I just bought an older Apple keyboard, with the idea that I could use it in conjunction with my internal Macbook Pro keyboard as a substitute for buying a keyboard that's capable of splitting into two ...
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Equivalent of cmd+down in Numbers

This is the key combination I would use in MS Excel to jump to the last contiguous cell in the current column. Similarly, cmd+shift+down would perform the same jump while selecting all the cells along ...
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How to map Option+X but not change Option+Shift+X in KeyRemap4Macbook?

I want to map Option+X to something. But this mapping effects Option+Shift+X key binding as a side effect. Is there a way to prevent it? Here is an example mapping that I use: <item> ...
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Why does Page Down/Up using Fn+Down/Up not work on some applications?

I have a Macbook. Fn+Down/Up keys work as Page Down/Up in some applications but not in every application. Some critical applications that this key binding don't work are Firefox and IntelliJ Idea. ...
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OSX Dock's Equivalent of Ubuntu Launcher's Super + (1, 2, 3)

In Ubuntu 12.04+, you can hold Super, then press 1 or 2 or 3 and so on until 0 to open or focus an application. The number corresponds to the location of the icon on the launcher from top to bottom. ...
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Chrome delays first scroll

Preface: I have opened a new issue in the Chrome bug tracker because no-one could help so far. On my OS X Mavericks, Chrome shows an annoying issue: When I open a longer web-page, like the list of ...
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Open a favorite web page quickly using the keyboard?

I have a Google spreadsheet that I open every morning I'd like to open it quickly using just the keyboard after startup, as opposed to: opening Firefox going to the address bar typing in the tag ...
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Is it possible to switch the keyboard layout automatically as soon as I start typing?

On my Macbook Pro, I routinely use two keyboards: #1 is Apple Keyboard (A1243) with International English layout #2 is Apple Keyboard (A1048) with French layout. I already have set up a keyboard ...
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A faster alternative for arrow keys?

When editing texts, left and right arrow keys are frequently used. But it takes quite some time to move your right hand from the letters section to the arrow keys. I used to use a Sony laptop, on ...
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What are these characters from the OS X keyboard?

I've never seen these characters before and never seen them in action either. Does anybody know what they are and what they're used for? Maybe somebody has this drop of trivia lying around... ...
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Switch wireless keyboard/trackpad while using iMac as external monitor

I have an iMac with a pair of wireless keyboard/trackpad and another Macbook Pro (MBP). I just got a thunderbolt cable and try to use iMac as an external monitor for the MBP. However, one problem is ...
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How do I remove the 'Quit' action from an application

I'm looking for a way to remove the 'quit' action from an application, so I personally cannot close it manually (except by force closing (Cmd+opt+esc). Case I've got Wunderlist as my personal To-Do ...
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Which application/command catches a keyboard shortcut?

Is there a way to find out which application or command catches a global hotkey in osx?