A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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Number keys not working

I'm using a MacBook Air (latest OS X update) and today the number & punctuation keys on the integrated keyboard stopped working. All other keys are working correctly. And no: there was no water ...
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How to get to the help input field on OS X in German?

There is this nifty little help input field, which I use often as a new Mac user to find the right menu options. It says Command + Shift + ? is the keyboard shortcut to get there, even in the German ...
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Can I adjust the amount of review time when using play/pause F7 button and iTunes?

Which is to say, I'm working on transcribing a passage from an mp3 file. The play/pause (F7 on MacBook Air and OSX 10.11.3) button is very convenient; however, the play/pause cycle rewinds the pointer ...
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Apple numeric keyboard

When I hit the left shift key the result is a capital W. When I click the w without the shift key I get a capital W as well. Any solutions?
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adding contacts to iphone 6

All of a sudden I can't add new contacts to my iPhone 6 It inserts first letter but o more and I notice a small x in right part of column Turned off and on and also purged emoge keyboard per something ...
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Create a font for use with the Japanese keyboard

Is it possible to create a Japanese-style font for use with the Japanese keyboard layout, where I type two letters or a vowel, for example ba, and it converts it into a glyph? EDIT: Clarification. I ...
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How do I find out what is causing my Steam Controller to lower the brightness?

There are some bugs with the Steam Controller on Mac, and I'm trying to help get the the bottom of them. One of the bugs is various keys being registered incorrectly. E.g. if you set a button on the ...
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How do I debug keyboard input?

I'm getting a bug with my Steam Controller (which is basically a configurable keyboard/mouse/etc) where if I set any of the buttons to either of the shift keys, they don't register as such, instead ...
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Ho can I put my custom made emoji designs into keyboard on phone?

I have created custom emoji's and need to set them us as keyboard in my iPhone. What should I save the files as and how do I export them to a keyboard and upload it to my phone?
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New shortcut for going up one line in Terminal in El Capitan

I upgraded to El Capitan a few days ago. Before I used to use ⌘+⬆︎ to go up exactly one line in the terminal (and usually pressed the combination continuously to go exactly were I wanted), but this ...
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keyboard shortcuts doesn't work on 'screen sharing'

I'm using 'screen sharing' to control my remote personal macbook from the iMac @ work. However, the shortcut for switching languages is not working (command + space), and i need to do it the hard ...
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Shortcut for `return` key

How do I make a keyboard shortcut for the return key? For example, if I pressed ~ it would press return for me. I'd like to do this without applescript. Is this possible, or will I have to buy a ...
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I can't delete in tmux

I have searched around and the closes thing I could find to my issue is this: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/23848061/cannot-get-delete-key-to-work-with-tmux-and-osx I am running OSX and I am ...
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OS X: Will a Bluetooth Numpad/Keypad support unique keyboard shortcuts?

I'm a frequent user of keyboard shortcuts in OS X, and I'm running out of key combinations that aren't occupied. I'm therefore thinking of getting a stand-alone Bluetooth Numpad/Keypad, like this one ...
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El Capitan + Microsoft Office 2016 + Category Shortcut

I am trying to add shortcut for Microsoft Outlook categories. I have found this solution for Office 2011 but it doesn't work with Office 2016 on El Capitan. Does anyone know how to assign this ...
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How to confirm Finder's rename prompt using the keyboard?

Using the keyboard, how can I confirm the rename prompt from Finder? If I press return/enter the “Keep .doc” option is selected. Using the keyboard arrows ←, ↑, → and ↓ doesn't seems to help. ...
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What is the shortcut for “Find the word at caret” in Android Studio for Mac

I see no shortcut key in Android Studio for "Find Word at Caret" (see 5th row below). However when I searched IntelliJ IDEA documents I have found this. I know the first option but I didn't ...
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Keyboard unresponsive out of nothing

I have an old 13” MBP (Early 2011) which I use regularly but just a few minutes per day. Today I came back home - MBP was turned on and charging - and keyboard just doesn’t seem to work. Some keys ...
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How to modify the Shift key so you don't have to release it prior to another combination?

As a typical Windows user I am used to some of the features there. The Shift and Cmd keys on my MBP are just killing me. Everytime I press them for a combination and then want to use them again for ...
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Keyboard must be press hard on a MacBook Pro (13-inch, Early 2011)

I have a MacBook Pro (13-inch, Early 2011) running OS X El Captain and something unusual is happening to me when using my own account, keys must be pressed really hard to work, however on the other ...
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Is it possible to have a Dvorak keyboard on the iPhone?

I have a slight masochistic streak and would like to try learning the Dvorak keyboard layout. I'd like to add the keyboard layout to my iPhone. Unfortunately it does NOT appear as an option. Is it ...
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How to open new windows as separate application instances for Chrome, Terminal?

Moving from Linux (OpenBox WM) to MBP, I'm struggling to recover the level of productivity I was used to... One specific thing that's killing it is OSX's insistence on separating between ...
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Horizontal scroll speed problem in kdiff3

I use kdiff3 Version 0.9.98 (64 bit) on El Capitan. When comparing files: using ↑ or ↓ keys scrolls files by one line (one press or auto-repeat scrolls one line) using ← or → scrolls files ...
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Does Textmate have anything like Emacs's point and mark for making selections?

In Emacs, I can easily select a phrase in the middle of a sentence using incremental search. For example, I've written the sentence "I have never been to Paris, but I have taken a virtual tour of the ...
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iMac won't boot. No keyboard recognition

I know that there are a lot of people that ask for help when their iMacs won't boot, but in all sites they tell you to use keyboard commands to reset NVRAM or something like that. This case is ...
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Selecting text while jumping with cursor in iTerm2

I would like to know if it is possible to get text-editor-like functionality for selecting text in iTerm2. For example, in Sublime Text 3, I can do the following: ⇧ ⌥ → = Select ...
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Switching between RDP sessions on OS X El Capital

OS X El Capitan 10.11.3 I use Microsoft Remote Desktop 8.0.26 and many times open multiple sessions The only way to switch these sessions i see is by clicking using mouse and i can't find any ...
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Is there a way to make the chrome shortcut universal?

I've set few shortcuts in chrome to control internet radio (play, pause, skip, like, dislike) So I leave chrome open for the radio, I then work on another app, if I need to control the radio, I need ...
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OS X: Unicode Input

I think the only thing I like about Windows is the fact that you can easily enter Unicode characters using the Alt key plus the numeric keypad. I hate using the Show Emoji & Symbols for this sort ...
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How to make the “Page Down” key on the keyboard move only half the distance as usual

I'm a computer programmer and use Xcode so I am constantly scrolling up and down. Often times I would like to move the page down but not as much as the "Page Down" keyboard key moves it. I would like ...
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MacBook Pro 2013 keyboard and trackpad completely freeze

The problem Every once in while the keyboard and trackpad completely stop working and I have no way to affect the software. The mouse pointer is left frozen exactly where it was when the problem ...
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“T” key came out of keyboard - need advice

My "T" key came out of it's spot on my late 13 inch 2013 retina macbook pro., the key and the mechanism attached to it. No apple stores in the country so I'm on my own. I tried putting it back in it's ...
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Change ' and ˜ to not produce accent [duplicate]

I am using a MacBook Pro Retina with US international keyboard layout, latest OS. Is there a way to change ˜ to produce ~ without pressing the space after it? And is there a way to configure ' to work ...
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Wired Apple Keyboard: certain Keys not working after connecting a broken USB mouse

Recently I've connected to my Wired Apple Keyboard a wired USB mouse using one of the keyboard's USB connectors on the side. After a while the mouse cable seemed a little flimsy at the base but I've ...
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Focus Follows Mouse?

TL;DR—Is it possible to get focus-follows-mouse (not focus-raise-mouse)? This topic has been discussed at length on the net, but most of the talk is 5 years ago. I'm hoping something has changed ...
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Apple keyboard remap keypad comma to dot?

Is there any way to change the key mapping of the apple keyboard? As programmer I find annoying there's a comma instead a dot in numeric keypad. I would remap this key to have dot ...
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Why does F3 not work as Find Next in Chrome?

I've already set up in system preferences, checkbox Use all F1, F2,... as standard function (checked on). But still after Cmd ⌘ F on Chrome, pressing F3 won't do anything... I expected Find ...
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Alt+3 no longer types ‘#’, types ‘£’ instead

I turned on my Mac one day and found that Alt + 3 no longer types a hash (#) symbol, but types a pound (£) instead. I’ve checked the keyboard input source in System Preferences and it’s set to U.S. ...
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MacBook Pro keyboard locked on uppercase

I'm facing a strange problem with my macbook pro 15" from early 2011. For a couple of days, I can't write in lowercase. Yesterday I've been able to write in lowercase for a moment (maybe 20 minutes) ...
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Remap FN key to OPTION key

I just got a new keyboard. How can I remap the FN key on only this external keyboard to option? So far I've played around with karabiner but haven't had success.
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“CMD + tab” makes me lose album view when switching back to iTunes

This behaviour is hard to reproduce and doesn't happen everytime. But I have been able to catch it happening with a screengrab. I am playing an album in iTunes and have iTunes set to album view, then ...
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Which “Go To Top/Bottom” shortcut to use: Fn-Left/Right vs. Command-Up/Down?

Are there universal "go to the top" / "go to the bottom" keyboard shortcuts that will work for all apps when using Mac keyboards that lack Home/End buttons (e.g. MacBook Pro)? The Mac Keyboards ...
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Macbook Pro: Half of keyboard dies

I have a new Macbook Pro and I'm experiencing something very strange. At random occasions half of the keyboard dies, meaning it is still lit up but I get no response when I press the keys. I thought ...
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How to make cmd+tab get accepted in System Preferences > App Shortcuts as Parallels Desktop “Release Input” keyboard shortcut?

I'm currently on Mac OSX 10.11.3 running Parallels Desktop 10.3.0. I've been using a Windows 7 VM loaded with Visual Studio & many other .NET Framework app development programs & utilities ...
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Is there a limit to amount of bluetooth devices connected to a MacBook Pro?

Problems arose today when I connected the 5th bluetooth device to my MacBook Pro. 1 new Apple keyboard 1 new Apple trackpad 1 old Apple keyboard 1 old Apple mouse (most recently connected) 1 Beats ...
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What is causing Photoshop to always stay on top?

I'm on Mac OS X El Cap. And I'm using PS CS 6 Extended. If I switch to Photoshop, and do my work, then try to switch to say Chrome via cmd+tab, Photoshop stays on top. My questions: What might ...
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Can't get bluetooth keyboard to connect - A1016

I am trying to connect an A1016 keyboard to my MacBook (Late 2008) with OS X 10.11 but they won't connect. My bluetooth is on and my batteries are fresh. It has a power switch rather than button, so I ...
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Support for special Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 hotkeys on OS X 10.11

I'm trying to get the special keys on my Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 working under OS X El Capitan. Officially, Microsoft only offers limited support for this keyboard on Mac. The multimedia keys ...
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Enable Function Key Lock when using external keyboard/Disable when using internal keyboard on Mac Book Pro

When I'm developing I almost always have an external Bluetooth keyboard connected to my Mac Book Pro, and prefer the function lock to be active so the F1-F12 keys work without having to press the fn ...
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Selecting a window from Mission Control with the keyboard [duplicate]

I regularly use Mission Control to switch between windows across apps. However currently it requires some use of the mouse or touchpad. I can launch mission control with the keyboard, but I have to ...