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How to type keyboard shortcuts like ⌘Ä, ⌘Ö, ⌘Ü, etc. on a US keyboard?

I'm using a Mac laptop with German set as the preferred language (the keyboard, however, is a standard US keyboard). With this setting, some keyboard shortcuts include the characters Ä, Ö, and Ü. ...
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How to assign F9 key to play/pause iTunes?

I change my front panel on my MacBook late 2007. I'm on mountain Lion. I already attached Next and Previous (song) button to F10 and F8. But can't F9 button force to work. I think I don't know the ...
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right shift key goes to desktop

I have an imac running OS 10.8.2 with a bluetooth keyboard. I have had it for about 8 weeks. When I hit the right shift key, all the open windows run off the screen and I am looking at the desktop. ...
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Is there an OS X app to route keyboard via bluetooth?

I want an app on my desktop that lets me route my keyboard to my iPhone via bluetooth. The main goal is to type with the keyboard when I get a text. I don't mind having to click a button on an app. ...
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Mountain Lion US keyboard layout .. bug? British layout when selected US keyboard

When I change my input source to US Keyboard and I want to press this key: ` I get some British key. My keyboard is this one: And it behaves like this one: I changed my keyboard layout like ...
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How can I type a backtick on an Estonian keyboard?

I am actually using the sweidsh keyboard with an estonian layout, so the backtick key itself produces ' and while holding Shift, it produces –. Is there maybe a way to create a global keyboard ...
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Randomly losing CMD+V (paste) functionality

I am randomly losing CMD+V functionality. Is there a shortcut which might trigger this? So that the keyboard goes into some kind of different mode? I am working with cmd/shift/option a lot in gfx ...
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Wireless Keyboard Connection

I have the wireless bluetooth connecting keyboard for the iMac and it continues to disconnect even when the batteries are brand new. Is there anyway to enhance the bluetooth connection so that it will ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to close the edit window in Calendar (and retain changes)?

In Calendar 6 (mountain lion) when I use command E to bring up an edit window after I make changes I haven't been able to find a keyboard short cut to close that window and keep whatever info I've ...
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Maltese language in iOS devices

I would like to type in Maltese (using Maltese letters) from my iPad and iPhone. Unfortunately, the Maltese langauge is not listed with the default European languages on iOS devices. What can I do?
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Select the first or last file in finder with the keyboard, or disable filename sort in finder

I'm renaming a long series of file one by one while previewing them. UNFORTUNATELY, Finder re-sorts the file list, so that means that each time I rename a file, it changes the current selection to the ...
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How do I lock the screen using a keyboard shortcut on OS X Mountain Lion with a Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000?

Title says it all: how do I lock the screen using a keyboard shortcut on OS X Mountain Lion with a Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000?
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Any shortkey for new tweet? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to tweet from a keyboard command? I want to know, is there any shortcut for creating new tweet in OS X Mountain Lion? If not, how can I define that?
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Disable Command-M to minimize window

On my keyboard layout, the M key is right next to the W key: This can be problematic at times because occasionally I will accidentally press Command-M instead of Command-W, causing the window to be ...
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Is there any keyboard shortcut to turn on and off shuffle and turn on repeating on iTunes?

Is there any keyboard shortcut to turn on and off shuffle and turn on repeating on iTunes? They aren't mentioned on iTunes help section Keyboard Shortcut.
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how to find out the submenu item's name in this special case (for a shortcut)

In TextEdit there is this submenu (see the image) that I want to define a shortcut for. I can't define a shortcut for the "Right to Left" item, I assume it's because there are actually 2 such items ...
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How do I bind a key in OSX to open a new window of an application?

I can't find a way to do this. There's only binding to open an application. But the apps I want to use this on, (chrome, terminal, and finder) are always open. I just want to open a new window in the ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to queue a selected song so that iTunes will play it next?

Is there a keyboard shortcut to queue up a selected song to the "Up Next" playlist that was introduced in iTunes 11? I like that new feature but having to alt-click or select from a panel isn't fast ...
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What does the clear key do on Apple's numpad?

Apple has a keyboard with a numpad. What does the clear key on the top left of the numpad do? Is it different from the delete key, if so, how is it different?
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Remap command-arrow key to the same as ctrl-arrow keys (moving by word)

I would like to be able to use Command arrow keys to navigate by word like you can with Ctrl. I've disabled the Mission Control mappings already. What's the easiest way to remap?
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What is the keyboard shortcut for “Open With” in Finder?

How can I open a file with an application, other than the default, using a keyboard shortcut? I don’t want to change the default application for the filetype. E.g. sometimes I want to open a .html ...
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Mountain Lion 10.8 cmd+shif+arrow key bindings not working

I have switched Cmd and Ctrl in System preferences. I have the following key bindings defined: "@\UF702" = "moveWordBackward:"; /* Cmd + LeftArrow */ "@\UF703" = ...
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Is there a utility OR applescript that will filter Y keystrokes temporarily?

Looking for a way to run a script OR a utility that will actively block keystrokes on my QWERTY keyboard. Specifically, I want to turn off the Y key, if you're curious. It is a 'problem hotkey' in ...
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Tab key sometimes fails to autocomplete in Go To Folder… sheets in Mountain Lion

I like keyboard navigation, so I frequently use Shift-Command-G to Go to Folder… when saving files. I type the first few letters of the directory I want then key Tab to complete the rest. This worked ...
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What exactly does pressing a character key in a Finder window do?

Back when I was a Windows user in another life, I faintly remember a nice shortcut when browsing a directory: type the first letter of the file name you want to be highlighted, and keep pressing to ...
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How can I assign different characters to different keyboard shortcuts on Mac?

I am using Macbook Air with OS 10.8.2. I bought my MAC from the US, and then moved to another country. Therefore, I had to change my keyboard language. The problem is the keyboard layout is not the ...
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Replaced Macbook Pro keyboard with US-layout, now cannot type ~/` on external keyboard

I'm owning a MBP 15" early 08, which I bought (and use) in Germany. Recently, I decided to switch to US International layout, bought new keyboards (an internal one and and external Logitech diNovo ...
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Command-W not working correctly on Safari

⌘W always worked in my Safari like this: it closes all tabs if there's no tab, it closes the window. Now, #2 is not working anymore. Any clues?
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Command + C does not always work from the first try in Microsoft Word (Office 2011)

I have no idea why COMMAND + C doesn't always register from the first time. I sometimes try to copy something off Word, but I have to press COMMAND + C more than once for it to register, otherwise ...
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Cannot differentiate between LEFT ⌘ (0x37) and RIGHT ⌘ (0x36) keys

I would like to swap the right-⌘ key with the right-⌥ key. KeyRemap4MacBook's EventViewer shows that Alt Gr key acts as the left-⌘ (Command_L in EventViewer), whereas I'd like to be the right-⌘ ...
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How to get keyboard focus on login screen password field in OS X 10.8?

My computer doubles as a server, so I leave it turned on and not asleep, but logged out, most of the time. In 10.6, if I logged out of the computer for an extended period of time, I could log back ...
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Merge two keyboard layouts into one

I'm a Dvorak user but I also need to use international keyboard too. The problem is - when I use international phonetic keyboard it's based on Qwerty. When I have hardware support for Dvorak (on ...
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Wise Way To Boot Into Windows With Bluetooth Keyboard?

I'm a luddite and have a hardwired keyboard on my iMac. Booting into Windows is never a problem. A family member has an iMac with a Bluetooth keyboard and a Mighty Mouse. Never having used these, I ...
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How to customise .inputrc to make command-delete and alt delete delete line and word in terminal?

I'd like to add a little bit of consistency between editing text on the terminal and editing text in normal OSX programs. I use iTerm2, but I imagine any solution would involve using readline and ...
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How do I disable hiding of the mouse pointer while typing text?

I think I'm finally annoyed enough with my mouse pointer disappearing as I start typing to want to do something about it. I want to move the mouse. I want to click. I want to start typing, but I want ...
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How to interact with dialog boxes using keyboard that appear not to allow keyboard interaction?

I recently asked a question: How to navigate the Special Characters window with the keyboard? However, it seems to me that OSX has a class of dialog boxes that seem to be inaccessible to keyboard ...
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Can I configure and start TIme Machine from the commandLine

I have a problem with my MacBookPro, the left click button on (any) mouse and the trackpad doesnt respond to any clicks, so the only thing that works properly is the keybaord. I havent been able to ...
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Adding Tabs to text boxes within a webpage?

Is there a way to type a tab space to text within a webpage? (without copy pasting a tab) The normal behaviour of the tab key in an internet browser is cycling between input fields, buttons links etc ...
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Using CMD on Very Old PC Keyboard During Boot

I use a circa-1987 IBM Model M keyboard (with a PS/2 to USB adapter) on my 2011 Mac Mini. For the most part it works well, after some tweaks in System Preferences and third party software. However, ...
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Is the keyboard on the 15" Mac Book Pro with Retina display different than others in size?

I just got a new 15" Retina MacBook Pro (rMBP) for a friend and looking for a good keyboard guard/ cover. I know shopping questions are off topic, but I'm wondering if the sizing is something that ...
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How do I do 6-key Braille input?

Does Mac OS X have a facility for 6 key (Perkins) Braille typing? That is using F, D, S, J, F & L to type in the various Braille cells (mapping respectively to ⠁, ⠂, ⠄, ⠈, ⠐& ⠠) on the ...
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Change send mail shortcut to tab + enter in Apple Mail

I'm looking for a way to change the default "send" shortcut in mail to "tab + enter" (like gmail) I've found a way to change it to cmd + enterwith the following: defaults write com.apple.mail ...
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How to focus on list of found files after search in Finder using the keyboard with full keyboard access activated?

I like using the keyboard as much as possible. In particular, I'd like to be able to activate a search, type my search term, press a key to move to the search list, and then use cursor keys to ...
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Keyboard equivalents to up/down arrows?

In Chrome, where the autofill list can be shown with two down-arrow keystrokes, or with clicking the mouse once. I'd like to be able to open the Chrome autofill list with some other keystroke rather ...
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Mac Mountain Lion on screen keyboard

Is there a way that, when you switch language inputs for your keyboard, the onscreen keyboard will automatically show up?
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Did you have issues using a Microsoft 4000 keyboard with your Mac?

When I had a iMac (about 3 years ago), I tried connecting my Microsoft 4000 keyboard to it and I remember that there were some issues with key mappings. I do like Mac keyboards, but at times I like ...
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How do I make ⌘← and ⌘→ work for home/end combo for Terminal?

Why does fn-⇧-→ (or others) do a home/end in Terminal but a ⌘-→ works everywhere else? So just to be clear the question is how to make Terminal take Command + ← and → for home and end?
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Send keyboard clicks FROM bluetooth phone TO Ubuntu

Note: This questions lies firmly between Ask Different and Ask Ubuntu so I will take solutions from the Apple site here and cross-post for Ubuntu answers on the other site. Motivation: I've made a ...
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What does the keyboard shortcut ⌥⇞ mean?

I'm in need of a translator for ⌥ ⇞ This screen shot below is from the TexStudio and Texmaker latex editors.
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to immediately focus the search bar in applications (not Spotlight) in Mountain Lion?

If keyboard shortcuts are enabled in gmail, pressing / will focus the search bar from anywhere, so that I can simply type /stuff to search for "stuff" no matter what is currently focused. Is there a ...