A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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German keyboard Alt-D gives '∂' - how can I disable it?

It should be an easy thing to do if I only could find out how to change the symbol (e.g. from ∂ to € or so) - but as a programmer with a lot of shortcuts this is the only thing that keeps doubting me, ...
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Does taking keys off of a MacBook keyboard void warranty

I have some friends that try turning my MacBook Pro off (I always do it back to them if they do :) ). My question is to make it harder for them to do that I could remove the power button key from my ...
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Changing the keyboard layout (NOT language) based on the input language

I have a Japanese keyboard Macbook running Yosemite. The input languages (sources) are Japanese and English. While the input language is Japanese, I want the keyboard layout to be Japanese (this is ...
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How to play or pause multiple instances of VLC simultaneously?

I have 3 open VLC windows and whenever I see movement in one I need to pause all of them at once. Ideally I'd like a keyboard shortcut to do this. I tried AppleScript but I'm not familiar with the ...
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Map capslock to control for Emacs in Yosemite

I am using Yosemite 10.10.3 and Emacs 20.0.50.1. I want to map the Caps Lock key to Control in such a way that it is recognized by Emacs. I have already gone to Keyboard > Modifier Keys and and ...
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How can I make a keyboard shortcut for an item with unicode characters?

I have used custom keyboard shortcuts for a long time, and as usual the new version of OSX Yosemite changes all the app translations to make them slightly different enough that none of them work. ...
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Previous deleted text keyboard shortcuts keep appearing

I kept a bunch of keyboard shortcuts via System Preferences > Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcuts and overtime, I deleted some shortcuts that are not necessary for me and added new ones. And some time ago, ...
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How can I map the “Eject” key on a Microsoft keyboard or create a new shortcut for locking my screen?

I like using Control + Shift + Eject to lock my screen quickly. The Eject key does not exist on my Microsoft keyboard, and there does not seem to be easy way to do map another key to that key through ...
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Display an Application While a Shortcut is Pressed

I would like to achieve the following behaviour: when I press and hold ⌘ + E iTerm is shown, but as soon as I release E, the previously used application is in focus again. I managed to toggle the ...
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How can I select an item from the icon bar alongside the menu bar using only keyboard keys?

I have intermittent problems using a built-in MacBook mouse (another story), and need to select the Bluetooth icon from the menu bar using only the keyboard: It appears that the shortcut keys ...
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How can I make the Caps Lock key more responsive? [duplicate]

My biggest gripe concerning apple's keyboard is that the caps lock key isn't responsive. If I press it as quickly as I normally type, it does not activate. It requires that I hold it down for a ...
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Navigating OS X dialogs with the keyboard [duplicate]

I am a keyboardist and using the mouse is slow and distracting. For the following dialog - which is just an example since there are others similar to it - how would one choose a non-default button ...
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Karabiner issues - trying to use fn key (on 13 inch macbook pro w/ retina display) as cmd_L

The problem here is one of interaction between key resets. Right now in system preferences, I have the Control key acting as Command, the Option key acting as Control, and the Command key acting as ...
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“Soft Return” character (Shift-Enter) on iOS?

How can I enter a soft return character (Shift-Enter) on iOS?
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Disable power button on 2015 MBP

Me and my friends like having a laugh together and as part of that we turn each other computers off and spam tabs till the computer crashes. Is thee a way how to disable the power button on my MBP ...
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late 2014 MBPr 15" OSX 10.9.5

While typing text in any application a beep from the system is heard indicating, I assume, some kind of event has occurred. At that point, it is no longer possible to enter text in the document. Focus ...
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Can Karabiner (aka KeyRemap4Macbook) remap arbitrary simple keys?

Karabiner has a comprehensive set of predefined key remappings. But what about a simple remap '`' to '$' (and vice versa) Yes this can be done via Mac Input Sources. But they are cumbersome ...
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How to select keyboard input file for Add Input Source

Here is the dialog for adding an input source. Nowhere does a "choose file" file chooser dialog button appear. Then hitting Add (+): And there is NO Choose File dialog here either. So then ...
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Where is the keyboard definition file for a custom input source?

Somewhere back in time (and possibly in a galaxy far far away) I had added an Input Source to my OS/X mavericks. I believe I have located the file that was used as the definition. However, it is not ...
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Quick Look - keyboard shortcuts to navigate video?

I'm wondering if there's a keyboard shortcut when you're viewing a video in Quick Look to rewind or fast forward? The dedicated keyboard buttons and the the usual Quicktime shortcuts (left/right ...
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iPhone 5s speaks the words I type when I text

My iPhone 5s speaks the words I type while texting. How do I stop iPhone 5s from speaking the words I type when texting?
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Is it possible to assign system wide hotkey to show/hide app?

I'm trying to mimic iTerm2 feature. It has a feature to show/hide iTerm2 by a hotkey (eg. option + space). When I press the hotkey, the app was shown. Is it possible to do the same to another app? ...
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Auto-center mouse cursor on specific display, based on used trackpad

I have a MacBook connected to an external display + external keyboard and magic trackpad. Because the laptop is placed on the table, while multitasking between the two displays (internal and ...
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Strange result when entering squared bracket close on German Mac

I do programming with two different Macs, both with an original Apple keyboard and using the German keyboard layout. There is a strange issue, occurring from time to time. If I enter the squared ...
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Focus on a application

Can I create any shortcut to focus on an application? For instance ⌘ CMD+1 and Safari is active and on top of other windows, ⌘ CMD+2 Pages and so on. I remember a long, long time ago, that was ...
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My keyboard can only produce 95 characters?

I have heard from multiple sources that a standard QWERTY keyboard can produce 96 different characters, not counting the option key characters. Here is a picture of my keyboard: I highlighted in ...
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Mac screen flashes when f13 pressed?

I recently discovered that when I press f13 on my mac keyboard, the screen flashes white. It look exactly like when you take a screenshot except, it's not taking a screenshot. I have looked through ...
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Keyboard shortcut expansions not being expanded

I have defined several keywords on my iPad Air 2 (iOS 8.3) in order to let iOS expand them when I type one of these keywords. However, these keywords do not expand. How can I force my iPad to expand ...
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How to mimic Home Key of Centos or windows in terminal of OSx?

I just miss the ability to go to first position of the shell with just 1 keyboard stroke, which I use it often at my office on CentOS ? I know I can go by Option + left key or Option + Right key to ...
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How to disable built-in keyboard and trackpad?

after a recent drink spill on my MacBook, the keyboard is producing all sorts of random keystrokes and odd behavior such as holding spacebar, shift or arrow keys etc. Yes, I know this question has ...
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In Safari, there is a lag for the Open Location and New Tab shortcuts.

I started noticing this about a month ago that when I hit CMD+L or CMD+T, there is about a second or so lag to when it actually does something. I verified it's not a memory problem, as it happens ...
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Function keys and Enter key on built-in keyboard of 13" rMBP mysteriously remapped. How to fix or reset to default?

The built-in keyboard of my Macbook Pro started acting weird. I only started to have this problem around last week. I thought upgrading to Yosemite 10.10.3 would remove the issue but it still exists. ...
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CMD+Left Arrow, CMD+Right Arrow — Jump Word

I've switched my CTRL and CMD key to replicate my hotkeys on Windows. I've fixed my home and end keys to behave as I'd like and now all that's left is remapping my CMD + Left Arrow // CMD + Right ...
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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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Disable ⌘+SHIFT+F keyboard shortcut for fullscren

I use Spectacle to allow me to hit ⇧ + ⌥ + ⌘ + F to maximize a window. However, sometimes I miss the ⌥ key, and this results in the system shortcut for moving the window to a new space to happen ...
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How (or where) I can set keyboard shortcut to “add new desktop place”

please, how to set up keyboard shortcut to "add new desktop place", that must be added via "Mission Control" and by mouse click to "plus button" (top right corner)?? I'm looking at "system ...
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always Allow control clicking on yosemite?

I've recently started playing Minecraft that uses control and click as the main game controls. On Macintosh, I can't seem to use them both at the same time, it takes me to mission control. Is there a ...
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Mongolian Cyrillic for iPhone

How can I type Mongolian Cyrillic on an iPhone? I'm currently on version 7.1.2, and if possible, I'd like to use an Apple-produced solution (eg downloading keyboard info from Apple if that's ...
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Find out what key code brightness up/down has

I am writing a script and I need to figure out current key codes for brightness up and down. I know the standard for a MacBook is 107 and 113, though as soon as I connect a different bigger apple ...
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Custom keyboard I created with ukalele not working

I created a custom layout with Ukalele. This file is here: http://www.filedropper.com/koray1 The filename is: koray1.keylayout I copied this file to /Library/Keyboard Layouts However I do not see ...
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CMD + = shortcut on non standard USA keyboard (bluetooth)?

I need to execute a shortcut key of CMD + =, problem is that the = on my keyboard (non usa, european) it is obtained by pressing the Shift on the 0 (zero) ... So I tried doing CMD + Shift + 0 but ...
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Connecting Apple Wireless Keyboard with USB-Receiver

I'm using a Aten CS533 to pair a USB-Keyboard with my PC, a MacBook Pro and my iPhone. I'd now like to upgrade the wired keyboard to an Apple Wirless Keyboard. But I'm not sure how to pair them. Is ...
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Why would adding a USB extension cord to my keyboard affect my Bluetooth connection to my magic mouse?

Just wondering if some hardware guru can explain why this happens? If I plug my full size USB keyboard into my Early 2013 MBP 13" Retina running Yosemite 10.10 without the USB extension cord it comes ...
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Keyboard shortcut to scroll window up and down?

In Windows, there's a really useful keyboard shortcut for scrolling the current text editor window up or down by one line without moving the cursor. This appears to be implemented in the operating ...
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MacBook pro 2010's - software issue -Some issue means keyboard and trackpad completely useless

My MacBook pro 2010 keyboard and trackpad do not work. The trackpad when clicked only brings up the options as if you were holding down ctrl and clicking. The numbers occasionally work, spaces are ...
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Wireless Keyboard Volume Down acting different

Just for my curiosity and knowledge, on my mac wireless keyboard, has been a couple of days that every time I click on the Volume Down (F10) key, instead of rising down the volume it will move the ...
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How to allow OPT and # simultaneously in terminal [duplicate]

My (UK) MacBook Air keyboard doesn't have # marked. It has ± and §, which I have never used, but it doesn't have #, which is an extremely common character in computer code. Instead, I have to use the ...
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Windows-Logo-Key + Left/Right Arrow — Keyboard shortcut equivalent on Mac

I have both a mac and a PC. One simple extremely useful feature on PCs that I can't find on a mac is the shortcut Windows+RightArrow to maximize the active window, but only take up exactly the right ...
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Replacement for MercuryMover

It looks like my favorite OS X "window management" app, MercuryMover, is becoming abandonware. I'm looking for a well-supported alternative. I like MercuryMover because it is keyboard-driven, has a ...
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How do I get my windows (UK Layout) keyboard to work on Mac?

How do I get my windows keyboard to work on my Mac? I want to be able to bind the keys so it's like I'm using a windows computer, i.e. ctrl maps to command, but I've tried everything to no avail. ...