A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

learn more… | top users | synonyms (2)

3
votes
4answers
9k views

Command-delete shortcut is not working for me

How do you delete a file you have selected in a Finder window, without using the mouse? delete doesn't do it. When I looked it up, I was said that command-delete is supposed to do it, but it doesn't ...
1
vote
0answers
579 views

Keyboard Issues Garage Band

Alright so I've been working in Garageband for about a month and have made a few tracks, but I've just come across a problem that I have yet to encounter, and I can't find anything about it online. ...
2
votes
2answers
4k views

iPad Mini always disconnects Bluetooth wireless keyboard

Following my this question I finally decided to get a wireless Bluetooth keyboard for my iPad Mini. I bought some cheap (around 40 USD) Chinese crap, but designed specifically for iPad Mini -- i.e. an ...
2
votes
0answers
106 views

Keyboard shortcut to mirror from OS X to AppleTV?

Is there a keyboard shortcut to mirror from OS X to AppleTV and to stop mirroring?
2
votes
1answer
180 views

Keyboard layout for math

I usually need to write math with LaTeX, and after seeing this question: Entering unicode math symbols. I came here with some small questions. I find that not perfectly comfortable, and I was ...
1
vote
1answer
478 views

Remapping “Command + Arrow Key” to jump through the words of CamelCase expressions?

I often go through sentences word-by-word, using Command+Arrow Keys. However, when there is a word in camel case (e.g. "AppleForumsQuestion.txt", in filenames or so), that won't work - Command+Arrow ...
0
votes
0answers
36 views

What are some useful keyboard language switchers that are designed to use with 3+ languages?

I've been using ⌘-Space for a long time, and it's been quite comfortable. However, recently I added third input language, and since then it's been a real pain to switch. What are some useful ...
1
vote
1answer
285 views

“S” key does not work in X11 (XQuartz)

The S key seems to be mapped to an incorrect value in XQuartz for me. I am running OS X 10.7.5 and XQuartz 2.7.4 (xorg-server 1.13.0). The problem also occurs in X11.app (XQuartz 2.6.5, xorg-server ...
2
votes
1answer
226 views

How to focus on MacVim in terminal using keyboard shortcut?

I have three Applications open, one window for each: Google chrome MacVim in server mode iTerm2 How I can set up some keyboard shortcuts to focus this apps ? One Idea is do it via Alfred 2 ...
0
votes
1answer
292 views

How to get Mountain Lion to recognise modifier keys from external Windows keyboard

By default, Mountain Lion maps Windows-key to Command and ctrl to ctrol. I changed the modifier keys under the "Modifier Keys" menu in System Preferences, but it had no impact. I can tell this because ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

Mac Excel Control Shift RIght Arrow

It's been a while since I used Excel on a PC. In Excel on a PC, I believe if you have a set of data and want to select all the cells in the same row from where the cursor is to the last cell below a ...
5
votes
1answer
347 views

Keyboard response rate is too low, and character suggestion popups appear periodically

I'm typing on my Retina MacBook Pro, and the response rate on the keyboard is terrible. It's like typing on an LCII that is trying to run Mac OS X. As I type, the computer seems to be thinking ...
-1
votes
1answer
915 views

Difference between mc184Z/B and mc184Z/A keyboard

I recently bought an mc184Z/A keyboard but a mc184Z/B was shipped to me. Was I cheated? Or only the name changed? any way I wanted to buy a US type wireless keyboard and I got one with an ...
1
vote
1answer
614 views

Change Keyboard Layout on Lock Screen

I've been struggling with the following problem: I am writing something in German during the day, therefore I change my keyboard layout to their QWERTZ style. When I lock the screen or close my MBP ...
0
votes
2answers
175 views

app or webapp for learning touch type on iOS with Apple wireless keyboard

Is there good iOS app for learning touch type with Apple wireless keyboard ? Or web app that support iOS.
5
votes
3answers
751 views

How can i change and customize the special characters on my keyboard?

This is my first post at AskDifferent, hopefully it works out. My problem: i want to insert the symbol "λ" aka 'lamda' everytime i use the Option-L key. However, by default my OS Mountain Lion ...
0
votes
1answer
756 views

How do I type the typeset “space” character?

I've used the Keyboard Viewer a few times, and disappointingly have never seen the "space" character: ␣ Is it possible to type this character directly via some combination of meta keys ...
1
vote
0answers
84 views

How to determine what process controls key combinations?

I'd like to determine which process is handling a particular key combination. I've looked through the System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Keyboard Shortcuts list. I've also looked through another ...
0
votes
2answers
71 views

Input Method Keys not Firing Event

I have recently purchased an external Japanese keyboard from FILCO. In addition to the regular keys, it also has 3 keys specifically designated to switch between Western and Japanese character input. ...
1
vote
0answers
71 views

Keyboard shortcut within Mission Control for choosing a specific application window?

I use Mountain Lion and want to know if there are keyboard shortcuts for moving around and choosing a particular application window within a given active desktop in Mission Control. I chose an option ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

MacBook keyboard error, only letters not working

A couple of weeks ago I damaged the logicboard of my MacBook when I attempted to clean the keyboard. However, it worked perfectly fine if I had the lid closed and attached it to an external keyboard. ...
1
vote
2answers
3k views

“Home” and “End” HotKeys in Vim INSERT Mode with MacBook Pro

I am pretty new to Vim and to Mac, I have a MacBook Pro with Retina Display running OS X 10.8.3, which does NOT have native Home, End, PageUp and PageDown keys. I know the Fn + arrow keys can work in ...
0
votes
1answer
370 views

How can I remap the play/pause key to Grooveshark?

I like to listen to Grooveshark while coding on my mbp. Since it's a website, every time I want to pause or continue I need to find the tab in my browser and click with the trackpad. Is there a way ...
2
votes
1answer
141 views

Can I make a custom keyboard shortcut available to all users?

I've created a keyboard shortcut but it only works for my current user, we have 3 users on our Mac (OS X 10.8.3) but if I set up a short cut, I have to then set the same one up for our other 2 users. ...
0
votes
1answer
226 views

Keyboard shortcut to correct spelling mistakes

Is there any way for me to get all of the words detected by the standard OS X spelling checker as mistakes, to be corrected to the first available choice using a keyboard shortcut? E.g. I type ...
1
vote
1answer
779 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

How do you make the fn keyboard button work like a Ctrl button?

I'm used to having the Control button at the bottom left corner of the keyboard. It's a little annoying to be pressing Fn + Tab when I wanted a Control + Tab and the position of the Control button in ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

Using different bluetooth mouses and keyboards on a MacBook

I was wondering if it is possible to get a wireless mouse and keyboard less expensive than Apple's that would still work the way Apple's do - without the need to use extra USB toggles for bluetooth ...
4
votes
3answers
10k views

Intermittently unresponsive keyboard and trackpad on Macbook Air

Especially since the 10.8.3 update, I've been experiencing occasional freezes of my 2012 Macbook Air's trackpad and keyboard. The trackpad will be completely unresponsive, and usually only a few ...
2
votes
1answer
64 views

Is there a way to create new desktop spaces from keyboard only?

We all know there is a way to to switch between desktops using keyboard shortcuts, but can we create new ones using only the keyboard?
0
votes
2answers
1k views

How to use Aquamacs on a non US keyboard?

I occasionaly use Aquamacs on my Macbook Pro. I have also bought an Apple keyboard with a US english layout, because it is not practical to program on a Mac with a french (or more generally probably ...
1
vote
1answer
85 views

How do you diagnose why a keyboard shortcut does not work?

I am trying to get Command+Alt+Shift+L to work in RStudio on OSX. I have a large number of customisations that might possibly prevent this shortcut from working. I've gone through the usual places ...
1
vote
2answers
185 views

Hotkey to scroll other window without switching to it

Emacs has a nice feature in the C-M-v keybind (scroll-other-window in Emacs Lisp), which causes the other window in a frame with two windows to scroll (I haven't tried it with more than two windows) ...
1
vote
1answer
570 views

Wired keyboard for iPad Mini

Is there any wired keyboard-case available for new iPad Mini (thefore using Lightning port)? Or keyboard-case with standard USB cable, that has been tested and proven to work with Lightning OTG ...
2
votes
1answer
472 views

How to type backslash in Russian on Macbook pro

I can't find the backslash key either in low case or upper case(by holding shift key) in Russian input method( I chose it on input source) on Macbook pro. But if I choose russian pc input method, ...
1
vote
1answer
9k views

Replacing rubber spring/cup under Tab key cap

To make a long question short: What's the proper way to replace a rubber spring (inverted cup-like thing) under a keycap, specifically the Tab key on a unibody design MacBook Pro or Air? Details: I ...
0
votes
2answers
224 views

Automatically Inserting Text Globally

Let's say I want this action to happen on any program whenever I press F10 (or some other custom key combination): Paste the text: "Hello World!" There's a similar tool in Windows called AutoHotKey ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

Hardware replacement to fix not-working MacBook keys

1 1/2 weeks ago I had the glorious idea to clean the keyboard of my white MacBook Mid2010 with a wet cloth. Now, several keys are not working anymore, and I guess there might be a close-circuit ...
1
vote
3answers
152 views

Can command or option and shift (just those two keys) be assigned as an OS X shortcut?

How can I assign command (apple) + shift or option (alt) + shift as a shortcut? It seems that I can assign other keyboard combinations but not this one as a shortcut.
1
vote
0answers
255 views

Keyboard Shortcut to Right Size All Columns Individually in Finder in OSX Lion?

Is it possible to set a keyboard shortcut for resizing all columns individually in Finder in OSX Lion? The way to do it without a shortcut is right clicking on a column divider and then choosing the ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Where are keyboard shortcuts stored (for backup and sync purposes)?

Where can I access OS X keyboard shortcuts, say for Dropbox sync?
0
votes
1answer
52 views

Multiple logitech keyboards with different keymaps?

I have this at work -- http://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/wireless-solar-keyboard-k750-mac and this at home -- http://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/k750-keyboard?crid=26&section=features ...
1
vote
0answers
947 views

Macbook Pro 2012 i7 - Keyboard/trackpad not working in Bootcamp

I have a 2012 Macbook Pro 15" Core I7 8gb ram and Nvidia 650M. I have been running bootcamp on it for over a month when last night my keyboard and trackpad stopped working after a reboot. I ...
1
vote
2answers
349 views

Different keyboards layout

I'm the owner of a MacBook Air I bought just a few days ago. I live in Italy, so for the sake of being able to sell the machine when its time will come, I bought it with an Italian keyboard layout. ...
1
vote
0answers
23 views

Can you color label a file/folder in Finder using a keyboard shortcut? [duplicate]

Is there a faster way to label a selected file or folder without having to right-click and choosing a colour ? Such as a keyboard shortcut or another method to do this ?
3
votes
1answer
292 views

Using the apple wireless keyboard with an iPad with PC/Mac-like keyboard commands

I have jailbroken iPad2 (iOS5.1.1) and an apple wireless bluetooth keyboard that I use for typing on the iPad. Although the keyboard is a joy to use, I can't use it for much else other than typing ...
0
votes
1answer
56 views

Changing text navigation buttons in OSX

I'd like to change the default text navigation buttons for OSX (Mountain Lion). That is, currently the key to move iterate tokens when editing a text file (or in XCode) is alt, and command for ...
0
votes
2answers
661 views

Producing a standard tilde while using OS X (U.S. International - PC) keyboard layout

The tilde, ~, generated by the U.S. International - PC layout and the tilde, ~, produced by the U.S. layout are allegedly different characters. How can I produce the U.S. tilde while using the ...
2
votes
2answers
3k views

MS Excel shortcut Windows vs. Mac

MS Excel for Mac has quite different shortcut keys than Excel for Windows. Is there any comparison table? Rather than this ...
0
votes
1answer
708 views

How to change TextEdit keyboard shortcuts?

I would like to change TextEdit shortcuts which are visible in the menu, but are not listed in Keyboard shortcuts in System preferences. I tried adding new shortcut, assigned to TextEdit, but it ...