A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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How to select text with touchpad without pressing the “hard” key?

Now on OS X, when I want to select some text, I have to press the "hard" key on touchpad with thumb and drag through the text with another finger on touchpad. With linux on the same macbook pro, I ...
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Bluetooth keyboard stopped working after upgrading to Yosemite

I've upgraded to OS X Yosemite and now my wireless bluetooth keyboard is not connecting anymore. I have a bluetooth Belkin 10 keyboard.
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FunctionFlip doesn't work. Alternative/fix?

I am on OS X 10.9.5 and recently (can't remember if this happened during 10.9.4 or not) FunctionFlip has started to work very inconsistently for me. Basically I use this to enable the F1-F10 keys ...
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Getting used to either US or US-International keyboard layout [closed]

I will buy a new Macbook soon. I am german and used to the german keyboard layout: Since I do alot of coding and many special characters are placed inconveniently on the german keyboard (e.g. { and ...
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Yosemite volume up and down doesn't make a feedback sound

Instead of playing a sound when volume up/down is pressed on the keyboard it now plays a sound when you hold down SHIFT + Vol Up / Vol Down. How does one configure it to work like it did before?
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What are the most convenient keyboard/keyboard layout for programming?

I do a bit of Objective-C, Matlab and Python, and start to get tired of the keyboard I use (AZERTY). It is far from being optimal as one need to press ALT+SHIFT+( to get [ for example. I think of ...
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Jump the pointer long distances with keyboard?

I am aware that mouse keys allows you to control the pointer with your keyboard. When using multiple monitors, however, this is painfully slow. Getting across 48 inches with mouse keys isn't fun. Are ...
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Hotkey to switch button in confirmation window

Is there a hotkey to choose another button than the highlighted in a confirmation window, like:
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Emacs Meta key in VMware Player on Windows 7 on Macbook Pro

I run Windows 7 almost exclusively at this point. I use a logitech windows bluetooth keyboard while at home. Running Freebsd through VMware Player, I installed emacs and have had to resort to using ...
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Keyboard and trackpad not working, SMC reset seems possible

I have a MacBook Pro, 13-inch, Mid 2009 with OS X 10.9.5. I suspect two things that might have caused the trouble: Recently I had to replace the keyboard. After replacing the keyboard everything ...
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How to assign Kana (かな) key in Japanese keyboard to another Language?

I have purchased my Mac Pro ( it is running OS 10.9.5) in Japan. Needless to say that it has two different keys assigned exclusively for English and Japanese (英語 for English and かな for Japanese). ...
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What is the difference between Apple MB110LB/B and Apple MB110Z/B keyboards

I am looking for a QWERTY US layout apple keyboard, on amazon I found several models and this made me confused. My current keyboard looks like this, I thinks this is the standard US QWERY layout, ...
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Why don't my keyboard shortcuts work in VMWare Fusion 6?

I'm trying (unsuccessfully) to create and map a keyboard shortcut for the "Suspend" function, but after looking into Fusion's preferences, I'm only becoming more confused. Things aren't working the ...
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OSX 10.9.5 - different keyboard layouts per application

From what I see in the Googles, there used to be a way to set it so that each application/window could have its own keyboard layout. I have two different apps, and I need different layouts for each ...
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OS X Yosemite - My wired keyboard does not work anymore [closed]

I just downloaded OS X Yosemite Beta for testing on my MacBook Air 11. But my wired keyboard stopped to work. Both the usb ports won't recognize the keyboard anymore. I also tried to used even ...
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What do quotes mean in iOS8 predictive text?

In the new iOS8 predictive text feature, three suggested words appear above the traditional keyboard. The left hand word is frequently, but not always, surrounded by quotes. What do the quotes mean? ...
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Possible to remap CapsLock with modifier functionality?

I want the Caps Lock key to be left parenthesis, as in (, and right shift + Caps Lock to be right parenthesis, as in ). Is this possible in OS X? Seil (https://pqrs.org/osx/karabiner/seil.html.en) ...
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Open a link in Safari with a keyboard shortcut

In Safari, is it possible to navigate through links on the webpage by means of the keyboard? For example, I made a search in Google and would like to open the first or second link from the web ...
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Not able to access special characters i.e. @,( etc

How do I access special characters on the keyboard when writing emails? I push the Shift key and the 2 to receive the @ but it continues to give me a 2 what is wrong?
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Lock Screen Keyboard

I just upgraded to iOS 8.0.2. Now there is a permanent keyboard on the lower half of my screen in locked mode and on home screen. The keyboard will pop up every time I receive a text message and it ...
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Bluetooth Gone Haywire - Anyone know how to fix it?

Sorry for the image quality of the above pic, but as you can tell from the title of this article, I’m having some bluetooth (BT) issues, and as such, my BT keyboard wasn’t working, so I couldn’t ...
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Apple “option” keyboard shortcuts and touch typing

Apple keyboards can have shortcuts using alt/option to type non-standard characters. For example, I can type the Swedish å by using alt+k and then typing a, and the Portuguese ç by using alt+c and ...
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Using Command-backtick (⌘-`) to toggle between windows

As far as I can tell, Command-backtick (⌘-`) behaviour in OSX 10.9 works as follows: Given a stack of windows for the current application 1 2 3 4 5 6 in order of most to least recently used: Do it ...
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Browsing on Apple TV without mirroring?

I wonder if its possible to browser websites on Apple TV without having an iPod, iPhone or iPad to mirror from. If Apple TV has a browser that I can use with my Bluetooth keyboard, that would be ...
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Karabiner ( KeyRemap4MacBook) Ctrl to Command, preserve Ctrl+Tab and Command+Tab

I've been struggling with this for a few hours now. What I want to achieve is I want to map Left Ctrl to Left Command ⌘. However, I want to preserve the functionality of Ctrl+Tab. So Ctrl+Anything ...
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OS X unwanted shortcut: ⌘⌘ converted to ⌘C

As the title says, whenever I repeat the ⌘ key it triggers a copy command (just as if I pressed ⌘C). I can even see the "Edit" menu entry blinking when I do that. This happens system-wide. I checked ...
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How to disable special character selection popup when a key is held down

There was a fix that worked with Lion in this question defaults write -g ApplePressAndHoldEnabled -bool false but that no longer seems to work in Mavericks. Has anyone figured out how to turn off ...
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Bind Ctrl+C to Copy function for eclipse on mac os x doesn't work

I'm just moving my coding work from Windows to mac os x. It's really difficult to get used to the ctrl and command key behavior at beginning. Then I tried bind ctrl + C to Copy function instead of ...
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Microsoft remote desktop sends wrong symbol keys

I'm using Microsoft Remote Desktop 8.0.9 from the app store and connecting to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2003 based PCs. Although alphanumeric keys work properly, when I type certain symbol keys ...
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iOS 8 third-party keyboard for accentuated characters?

iOS 8 now supports third-party keyboards. I am pretty satisfied with Apple's default keyboard, however one thing is a hassle for me, as a French speaker : typing accentuated characters takes a long ...
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Option+. prints ≥ instead of being recognized as a shortcut

Within the terminal, I used to be able to press Option+. in order to insert the last argument of the last command into the current prompt. On my new setup, pressing this combination simply prints "≥" ...
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US Extended overlay or decals

I typically use the US Extended keyboard for typing, however, I can't always recall where certain deadkeys are. Does anyone make an overlay, or keyboard stickers which can be used to make my keyboard ...
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What does the ⌧ button do?

I just bought a wired mac keyboard. Where I would expect numlock to be, it has a key with this mysterious symbol on: ⌧ (a rectangular box with a cross through it) What is this button?
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How can I make SwiftKey the default on iOS 8?

I've recently upgraded my iPhone 5s to iOS 8, and installed SwiftKey. I really like it, and I'd like it to be the default, but my keyboard keeps switching back to the default. I can switch back to the ...
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Contents of SwiftKey “personal language model” file?

I'm considering using Swiftkey on iOS8, and I want to turn on the cloud account. However, I'd like to know what information gets synced in my "personal language model." The SwiftKey website says: ...
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Keyboard shortcut for Sort By Date Created

As there’s not one built-in (see hold ⌥ ALT and navigate to Finder->View->Sort By), I tried to create a custom keyboard shortcut for Sort By Date Created in Finder (such as the built-in for Sort By ...
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How to change the input source to different language with shortcut (only one key combination)?

I want to use four language in my OS X system (English, Spanish, Chinese, and Japanese), and I know I can change the language with ⌘ + Space. However, I have a pathological hatred for switching with ...
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How can I remove Emoji keyboard from iOS8?

I updated my iPad to iOS8, and the Emoji keyboard suddenly appears although I have never set for it. How can I remove that? When I go to Settings:General:Keyboards, I see that Emoji is among the ...
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How to uninstall 3rd party keyboards on ios8

I've installed a 3rd party keyboard on ios8. I didn't like it so i wanted to uninstall it completely. It stills appear under "Third Party Keyboards" when I press "Add new Keyboard..." in the ...
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13" Retina MacBook Pro completely freezes

Every once in a while, my 13" retina MacBook Pro completely freezes while I'm in the middle of working on something. And I do mean completely: it won't respond to any keyboard input, I can't even move ...
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Mapping Key (e.g. F15) to Fn Key with no Fn Key on keyboard

None of the keys in my keyboard (Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard) are natively recognized as the Fn key by OS X (I checked with Mouseposé) I have Karabiner and Keyboard Maestro installed but: ...
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How to display the current mapping for keyboard shortcuts in realtime?

Is there an app / script which will listen for keyboard events and display the action that is triggered? I use Better Touch Tool, and want to run a script on Cmd+F1 but I got the message: The key ...
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Does exists some console utility for keyboard layout switching in Mac OS X?

For example, there is xkb-switch on Linux. Is there some analog in Mac OS X? I googled but found nothing. Yes I know about AppleScript but it doesn't fit to my purposes.
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Need help understanding command

I am having a problem with imported photos showing in thumbnail, but coming up blank with exclamation mark. I am trying to follow suggestions found on the net. But, I don't know what the symbol ...
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create your own “cheat sheets” and access them easily

I've seen that there are some applications like this one that allow you to see a cheat sheet with the key shortcuts for an application. I've also seen this project in the form of a widget. But what if ...
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How to enable/disable Do Not Disturb from shell on Mavericks

I would like to toggle the Do Not Disturb in the notification center with a keyboard shortcut. I am using better touch tool for some extra keyboard shortcuts but it does not support ...
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Apple Bluetooth Keyboards and Mice

My school has 25 iMacs in a lab for students. They each have a wireless keyboard and mouse. The problem is that the keyboard or mouse will run out of batteries and the kids will just grab another ...
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No Response to iMac keyboard or trackpad (wired or usb)

Problem: mid2011 iMac Mavericks was operating perfectly. Logged off, powered down. Next morning, powered up; system boots normally to login screen. No response to keyboard or trackpad...trackpad ...
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Keyboard maestro: Defining “if app active” macros [duplicate]

In Keyboard Maestro, is there any way to define a macro that is triggered when two conditions are true? A certain application is active (i.e. on focus) A hot key is activated (i.e. I press a key) ...
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How to connect bluetooth magic mouse and keyboard on thunderbolt display, if they don't show up?

I used a thunderbolt cable to connect my Macbook and iMac. Pressed cmd+f2 on my iMac and the displays works perfectly. But I cannot use my bluetooth mouse and keyboard to control the Macbook.It ...