A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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Left CTRL key doesn't work on Windows USB keyboards

I've tried two different Windows USB keyboards with my MacBook Pro. Both work quite well with the exception of the left CTRL key, which doesn't seem to register any effect at all. The right CTRL key ...
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Malfunctioning of keyboard

My MacBook keyboard is not functioning properly . If I type a it shows aq1 and also for a and q . For s sw2 and so on . I have tried running it in safe mode but it didn't help .the problem is only ...
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keyboard shortcut for finding next comment

I'm looking for a keyboard shortcut in Microsoft Word that would let me find the next comment (I hate scrolling through a long text). Thanks.
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Cut shortcut (cmd+x) doesn't work if I use the left cmd key (cmd+c does work with left cmd key!)?

Perhaps similar to Command+C (copy) with the left command key does not work, but (left) ⌘+c DOES work for me. They keyboard is an Apple US (with the 10-key), wired. I am using a razer mamba mouse (i ...
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Text Alignment in RTL languages issue in some applications

As you well know the conventional alignment for RTL languages is Right to Left. Whenever in TexPad--my LaTeX editor, I switch to Persian the input method changes but the alignment does not and it ends ...
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What is the default function for a play/pause media key?

I have a Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000. It has a button labelled play/pause. When I have no keyboard drivers installed, the way the button behaves is by toggling playing and pausing in ...
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How do I switch monitor focus with the keyboard?

I have 2 monitors connected to my Mac. Each monitor has multiple spaces setup, for example - monitor 1 has Desktop 1, 2 & 3 and monitor 2 has Desktop 4 & 5. ctrl+← and ctrl+→ only move ...
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keystrokes laggy/ out of order

My question is might be related to this old question: Keystrokes getting eaten randomly When I type on my keyboard some keys just won't appear. Different from the other issue (link above) the ...
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Why can't I type lower case 'a' in Safari when entering text in a field?

If I open Safari and go to www.google.com and type in a search the letter 'a' can't be typed. I have to press shift+a in order to type a capital letter a but can't type a lower case 'a'. I'm typing ...
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How can I find conflicting keyboard shortcuts?

I'm on Yosemite 10.10.4, using Safari 8.0.7. When I press ⌘ + Shift + 7 Safari doesn't show all tabs, as it's supposed to be, but presents me with the crosshair you get when you would otherwise press ...
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What could cause Mission Control to activate randomly?

It's getting progressively worse over the last couple weeks to the point that I can barely type this question into my browser. I'm running OS X Yosemite with a wireless keyboard and mouse. It seems to ...
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How do I map a Mac function to an 'unfindable' Windows keyboard key?

The issue is this: I'm using a PC keyboard with my (closed) MBP at work, and am using Karabiner (TAFKA KeyRemap4MacBook) to map the Mac keys to their appropriate places on it. So far so good. ...
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How to type in Cantonese in OS X?

In System Preferences | Keyboard | Input Sources, you can add any languages you like by tapping + button. The list contains Simplified and Traditional language, but it doesn't have Cantonese. I ...
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Command key when running Mac through virtual box on Windows OS

I just recently installed Yosemite in Virtualbox. Here's the installation video I followed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYMEb0ZCfes My OS is Windows and I'm trying to run Mac using Virtualbox. I ...
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Spilt coffee on Keyboard, washed/dryed but 2 keys still not working, any cure?

I spilt coffee on an apple external wired keyboard. Taking the advice of other threads on this matter I washed it thoroughly and dried it, twice. However 2 of the keys are still non functional. Does ...
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Screenshot of selected area with shadow?

Is it even possible? I understand it's possible for a window, when you press space after Cmd-Shift-4. I want shadow on my selected area screenshot, so it doesn't blend with the rest of the ...
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Alt[Option] key not working as meta when ssh a linux server from Mac

I use emacs on my Mac locally, I'm also using iTerm2 as the terminal tool. By setting the 'Preferences--> Profiles-->Keys--> Left option key acts as +Esc'. I can use the left alt key as meta if I ...
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Is there a way to make the Function keys act as standard keys with a Logitech K811 keyboard?

I changed the Fn key on my Macbook Pro to actually work in the reverse way (so, just hitting the F1 key actually sends the "Function 1" signal, rather than the brightness decrease signal when the Fn ...
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Keyboard and trackpad stop responding randomly, but work again after hard reset?

In the last 24 hours, I've had my keyboard and trackpad completely stop responding. Both times it was while YouTube was playing, so I think the machine wasn't completely frozen, just the trackpad and ...
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Why keyboard shortcut “ctrl + left” doesn't work?

I'm used to switch between my desktop spaces using ctrl + arrows. But ctrl + ← doesn't work while ctrl + → works fine. Here is my settings:
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OS X unknown ghost text expansion automatically!

From yesterday, every time I type two characters "p" and "i" in serial, it will turn into "ssh pi@10.210.100.45", like this: And I have checked my system settings System Preferences → Keyboard → ...
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Standard function keys on mac

I am on OS X 10.10.3 on a macbook Pro. I am using the macbook's keyboard. I have enabled the "Use all F1, F2, etc. keys as standard function keys". I expect that hitting F1/F2 will not reduce or ...
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Applications With the Ability to Assign single letter shortcuts

What applications are there that have the ability to assign single letter shortcuts? I wish to create a workflow that implements this kind of idea, A file explorer that focuses on single letter ...
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Command and Terminal.app - again [closed]

This has been the subject of a lot of discussions before and of a lot of answers. However, I have only found workarounds and band aids so far. My seemingly simple goal is to obtain the same behaviour ...
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Move focus between buttons in confirm dialogs OS X Yosemite 10.10.3

When I try to export a file with the same name (in InDesign CS6) I get a popup asking if I want to replace the file. How can I move focus between the Cancel and Replace buttons using only the ...
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Apple Hardware Accessories or third-party? [closed]

I am running MacBook Air 13" I need wireless keyboard, which I am going to use daily. Once in a while, I need to check some CDs or DVDs - mostly I take backup of photos shoot with camera and phone on ...
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command + delete in terminal

Often, when I'm typing in a super long command(usually ruby on rails console code), I decide that I need to do something else first and therefore, have to delete the command which I just typed(but not ...
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When using the default British keyboard layout, some apps won't let me input #

For some reason, on my iMac, [alt]+3 will enter the # symbol as it's supposed to in some applications (e.g. Xcode), while in others (e.g. Safari, Terminal...) it just makes a little error 'beep'. ...
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Recreate the Windows 'Menu Key' function [duplicate]

First time OS X user here with a shiny new MBP and a burning question. Former Windows users may know the Menu Key found on all standard keyboards somewhere to the right of the spacebar. Its function ...
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Launching Character Viewer (aka CharacterPalette) from command line

So, recently I have being using the Character and Keyboard Viewer a fair bit and set up simple Alfred keywords that toggle the launch/quitting of these apps so as not to have to leave the keyboard. ...
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CM storm devastator backlight

Im reposting another users question because I have the same problem but am brand new to the site and I dont have any reputation to answer/comment.I have gotten the keyboard to light up using xcode and ...
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Dialog I cannot get rid of

The steps here were simple, but unexpected: download a file in finder, rename the file using Keyboard: Press Enter to start rename Start typing a new name (but not pressing Enter again) Try to ...
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Using an old Windows keyboard on a Macbook

I recently found my old mechanical keyboard and I want to use it on my Macbook Pro. It still uses an old PS2 connector so I went out and bought a PS2 to USB adapter. When I plug it in, the lock ...
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Make Caps Lock behave like in Windows

I use VoIP programs, and I use Caps Lock for Push-To-Talk (PTT) on those. The problem I experience is that when I push Caps Lock, I toggle the Push-To-Talk, which means that if I release Caps Lock, ...
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How to change Currency symbol for a region?

In Yosemite I want to change my (Russian Rouble) currency symbol from RUB to ₽ but I don’t see any option to do that. I am aware of Character Viewer which lets to select and copy a desired symbol but ...
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MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2013) not recoginizing keyboard and trackpad

My girlfriend has a 13-inch Mid 2013 MacBook Air, OS X 10.9.5. Yesterday, the keyboard and the trackpad stopped working. I connected a USB keyboard which works. I believe it's a software problem ...
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OS X 10.10.4 (14E46) - How do I get 'å' character on US keyboard?

I've just moved from an older US MacBook Pro running Mavericks, and I've been able to write the Norwegian 'æøå' characters by using alt-', alt-o and alt-a. On my new US MBP running Yosemite, all of ...
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How do I change the default track in iTunes?

When I press "play" on the keyboard, iTunes starts up and launches the very first song of the very first album. I like Amy Winehouse, but everyday might be too much. How can I change that? Ideally, ...
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ios Custom keyboard - Not able to move the focus to and fro between our custom keyboard's search field and the third party app’s search field [closed]

We are designing a custom keyboard for iOS. (iPhone) Problem - Not able to move the focus to and fro between our custom keyboard's search field and the third party app’s search field. In the below ...
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Issue with iPad keyboard position in iOS 8.3

Sometimes my iPads keyboard goes up in screen and i have no solution for it. I have an iPad air with iOS 8.3.
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MacBook goes to sleep, won't wake up w/keyboard or mouse

I think people have posted this before but I wanted to be sure the fix wasn't different for my particular model. I am running a MacBook Pro, mid-2012 build, Yosemite (10.10.4). I just got the thing ...
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How to reset your keyboard on OS X 10.10.4

My keyboard number pad has been messed up ever since I installed OS X 10.10.4. The numbers type as follows: when I press "1" increase volume key goes up as well. When I press "2" the ' key ...
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Macbook 12 " and Windows 8.1

I have prepared bootcamp with windows 8.1 iso. After the very first start of Win 8.1 i see a very small page with the language/country settings, but i cannot choose anything or go further because ...
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Set Input language when USB keyboard connected

I'm trying to setup by MBP for use with a normal keyboard and mouse. I've worked out that I need to change the Input Source to British-PC to get the correct key-map. What I'm trying to find is a way ...
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In Microsoft Word 2011, Shift seems to be acting as a Command - how do I make it stop?

Some specific behaviors I'm observing in Microsoft Word 2011 on my Mac: Shift + F moves the cursor into the Find box on the toolbar, instead of typing a "F" character. Shift + 9 opens help instead ...
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play and pause multiple instances of KMplayer

I know how to allow multiple instances of KMplayer. I just want to play and pause 2 video files simultaneously. Is there any solution that can switch between these two commands?
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Effectively using arrow keys in Sublime on Apple long keyboard

I would like to effectively use the following keys in Sublime: Presently, both types of arrows jump to the end and beginning of the document. By effective use I would expect that there will be ...
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Re-enable default action for right Shift button

Once upon a time I set the right Shift action to "Show Desktop" I don't like it anymore and want to re-enable the default action for the right Shift key. I tried via System Preferences but without ...
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Why does my Keyboard not allow me to finish writing my e-mail, but work otherwise? Video Link

MacBook Pro (Late 2011), OS X 10.10.4. Increasingly Mail.app (Ver. 8.2) and Chrome (Version 43.0.2357.130 (64-bit)) do not allow me to type the rest of my input. This evening it happened and was ...
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how can I use applescript to type?

how can I use applescript to type in a specified area on the screen? I've tried the 'keystroke' command, but it doesn't seem to work. also, how can I use applescript to display an image? thanks a lot ...