A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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Mavericks update broke keyboard shortcut for switching Spaces

I've upgraded to Mavericks from Mountain Lion. I've used the keyboard shortcut "Control" + "number" to switch between Spaces. The upgrade broke this. I've checked System Preferences and all the ...
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Outlook - Keyboard shortcut for searching across all folders

Say I want to run searches like the following: from: John to: Emily across all my Email folders (i.e. inbox, sent, etc.) in Outlook 2011. How can I set up a keyboard shortcut so that Outlook ...
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Internal keyboard and trackpad stop working after plugging in USB device

I got a new MacBook Pro with OS X Mavericks. When connecting my phone via USB, the internal keyboard and the trackpad immediately stop working -- not always but in most cases. The bluetooth mouse and ...
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Moving full screen apps between monitors shortcut

Does anyone know if it is possible to move a full screen app to another monitor using a shortcut? Or if there is no existing shortcut would it be possible with Applescript? BetterTouchTool has "Move ...
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Remap curved quotation marks in OS X?

So, the default key combinations to manually insert curved quotation marks (“” and ‘’) in OS X are: option + [ for “ option + ] for ‘ option + shift + [ for ” option + shift + ] for ’ Possibly due ...
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How to make right click using keyboard?

Is there any keyboard short-cut or key for Mac to make mouse right click? It feels me very frustrating to touch the mouse every time to view options. Is there any way like windows option key?
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How to make a custom keyboard shortcut WITH NO MODIFIER

I just bought the super awesome app Sketch 2 and am loving it but I want to create a shortcut for a tool that currently has no shortcut assigned to it. Many other tools have a single letter shortcut ...
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Is there any keyboard shortcut to Force Quit all applications?

Is there any apple Keyboard Shortcut to force quitting all of my applications? I really need this sometimes because i have a old MacBook Air and it freezes if I put more than 14 applications. I just ...
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My keyboard shortcut System Preference panel doesn't allow me to create application shortcuts

My computer is a MAcbook pro and I am running Macosx 10.8.4 I just realized that the shortcuts don't work anymore in an application where I really need them. When I went to re-create them in the ...
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Discard email in Outlook 2011

Say I start a new email, and I decide to discard it. If I press Alt+W, a window prompts me with the following three options shown below: Most of the time I want to "Discard Changes", but OS X does ...
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How do I navigate through Dashboard widgets using keyboard (Mountain Lion)?

When on the Dashboard, is there a way to move from one widget to another using the keyboard? For now, I have used my mouse to change the active widget on the Dashboard. It would be more convenient ...
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Emacs key bindings on other programs

I am a heavy Emacs user and would love to have some of my Emacs keyboard bindings when editing text on other apps. I understand I could program these macros with Keyboard Maestro manually, but I was ...
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How to restore operating system on iMac (Late 2006)?

I got a keyboard for it, but it's not paired and apparently won't because there is no version of OS X found. I have the DVD containing OS X but can't eject a disc already in it because of the ...
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How can I use Keyboard Maestro to select all content in an Excel cell?

How to enable select all contents in KeyboardMaestro? I don't see any option but I saw a guide here. It wasn't clear though. Keyboard shortcut to select all text in a cell in Excel
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Ergonomic Mac keyboards

I could really use a good ergonomic keyboard for my iMac to try to deal with some wrist issues. The reviews of the Kinesis Freestyle 2 seem basically OK, but there are some complaints about oddly ...
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Can I use two wireless keyboards with my iMac?

We were hoping that our iMac would accept two wireless Bluetooth keyboards of the exact same model to be used at the same time. (Lego 2 player, in case you're wondering) However, I can't seem to pair ...
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Macbook Air Logitech K120 USB Keyboard auto remapping problem

I'm having an issue with my 2013 MacBook Air. From day one, I've been using my Logitech K120 USB keyboard with it, and it worked flawlessly from first plug, no problem at all. I've been a month away ...
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How to change OSX System (Default) Shortcuts?

In OSX (now is Mavericks), how to change the System Default Shortcuts, for example which are currently like: Command + Shift + Q .. for current User Logout. Command + Q .. for current (active) ...
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Keyboard switches layout to a disabled input method when playing a game

My standard keyboard layout is Italian, QWERTY, which is this: You can see it in detail on the Apple site too. However when trying to play Urban Terror, a free fps online game, my keyboard layout ...
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Navigate on pop up windows

When I was using Windows I could navigate with tab to pop up windows for choosing 'Yes' or 'No' faster. Now on OS X I haven't found a way. In some cases I can choose the first letter and it will be ...
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Why does my keyboard language switch on website password fields?

Using a Mac with Mavericks, I have keyboard setup to Hebrew. Then, when I click in the password field, it switches it back to English and Hebrew is disabled. I saw that another question says to ...
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Keyboard shortcuts for non-menued items (iTunes 11)?

I'd like to have keyboard shortcuts for the horizontal menu bar in iTunes 11. This one: Is there a way (maybe using Automator or Terminal?) to create shortcuts for items not in a menu?
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How can I stop Mission Control rearranging windows when I drag a window and press CTRL+number?

I have a setup with 4 Desktops/Spaces. When I click CTRL + 2 the focus moves to that desktop. When I want to move an app from desktop 1 to 3 I drag the window a bit and press CTRL + 3 (or 2 or 4 — ...
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Using Automator to recall open Windows of (multiple) Applications

I would like to assign numbers to open Windows of (multiple) Applications with a keyboard shortcuts like: Cmd+1 (different numbers for different windows) and then recall them (along with their ...
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Adjusting Brightness, or executing any keypress, on remote computer via ssh

What are the options to target specific keys on a remote computer and execute the equivalent of virtually pressing them from the terminal via ssh (what would normally be a user pressing them)? ...
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Bluetooth keyboard is losing connectivity

Can anyone advise me how to make my pairing with the Apple Bluetooth keyboard permanent? Thing is that after shutting down or reboot it is lost and I must re-pair again. At the same time Magic Pad is ...
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OSX file navigation for pictures like windows

In windows I can hold control and use my arrow keys. When I find a file I want to be included in the group selection I hit the space bar(I think this is how it works) and it will add to the selected ...
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Bluetooth peripherals randomly disconnecting under Mavericks

I've scoured the internet to try to find a solution to this bizarre problem (similar problems here and here and here), but have unfortunately failed so far. I'm running OS X 10.9.1 on an early-2013 ...
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How to change shortcut used for temporary zoom (accessibility feature)?

I have a particular application that has extremely small detail for some of its controls, and no way to zoom anything larger. I find that the accessibility feature "temporary zoom" works great for ...
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tmux key bindings disable when using wireless bluetooth keyboard

Can't figure out how to keep tmux key bindings enabled when using bluetooth keyboard.
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Which Remote Desktop works with Control Keys?

I am trying to control an iTerm2 session on an iPad mini through Remote Desktop using an Apple BT keyboard (Japanese). When I tried this out with Splashtop, the backspace key and all control keys ...
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Configure and personalise external keyboard buttons on Mac?

Ok, in fact what I am trying to customise and personalise are mouse buttons. As seen from my previous question here, I use SteerMouse to successfully configure the buttons on my Logitech M545 mouse. ...
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How to hide non-openable in the finder while using an application to browse/open

For example, in the following picture. I am using TeXstudio to open a .tex file. After pressing Cmd-O, the files with extensions that are not in the extension drop-down menu ("TeX files (*.tex, *.bib, ...
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MacBook running Mavericks won't recognize Filco Keyboard

I bought a new Filco mechanical keyboard with USB 2 connection. Hooked it up yesterday when it arrived to USB hub but no luck. Plugged it directly into the late 2008 Macbook USB2 port and the ...
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Shorcut to pan in Preview?

Is there a shortcut (or the ability to assign one) to pan in Preview app? It is quite troublesome to keep moving the mouse to and fro the scrollbars when we want to scroll.
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Disable system-wide ctrl-click as right-click in Mavericks

Disabling ctrl-click as right-click is useful because: Many web app rely on ctrl-click (typically for multiple selection). There is little use for this combo (mice have 2+ buttons and trackpad ...
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Keyboard source per application

I wonder if Maverick allows for having different keyboard settings within different open applications? So, not global, for all, but local, for each app individually. I tried many thing, but this seems ...
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How can I switch between textmate and terminal quickly?

Is it possible to have a short cut so I can jump between Textmate and terminal quickly? I know I can do it via cmd+tab but I still have to find it from the menu bar.
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Useless Eject key on Apple Wireless Keyboard

I have an Apple Wireless Keyboard that has an eject key on the top right. It is useless because my Retina Macbook Pro does not have a CD-rom. My Macbook is running OS X Mavericks and I expected ...
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“Reset Keyboard Dictionary” not working

My iPhone is running iOS 7.0.4. I am trying to use the "Reset Keyboard Dictionary" option because certain text like an "i" in the middle of a sentence no longer auto capitalizes. Auto capitalization ...
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How to pass keyboard hotkeys from VMWare Windows VM back to OSX host?

I'm running VMWare 5 on a MacBook Pro, and I'd like to be able to send certain combinations of keys out to OSX while working in my Windows VM. I've set up a couple Automator scripts that do ...
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Disable fn-keys for bluetooth keyboard

I know that there's a setting to change this behaviour, but it doesn't work for my EasyAcc bluetooth keyboard. If this behaviour is known, does it apply to all not-built-in keyboards or all bluetooth ...
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Broken laptop key attachmment

Is there a universal laptop key support. I have new key and hinge but pins are broken. How can I fix or adapt?
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Manually set iTunes play/pause button

I'm using an old Apple USB keyboard(it came with the iMac G5) with my Mac. I'd like to bind F16 to play/pause iTunes, like F8 key on the MacBooks. Right now the key does nothing. I'm OK with 3rd ...
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Press and hold for accents does not work everytime

I am a German User, but i am using a US Keyboard and the US Extended Keyboard Layout. Sometimes I need to use German Umlauts, and I usually rely on the "press and hold for accented characters" feature ...
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Problem using F12 to get specific info on the screen

I hope I will be able to properly give my question as I am not a native English speaker and I might be running into difficulty. But I am posting an image to make my problem straight forward. I’m new ...
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Copy + pasting arabic text on English Mac

I'm having a hard time pasting a piece of arabic text into a web form. I have a rMBP 2013 bought from the US and a translator sent me some block of text to enter into a webform. The problem is that ...
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Does Apple make a keyboard with a wide “return” key, and modifier keys with their symbols printed on them?

I happened to notice in a picture that the Apple "German" keyboard had the modifier keys labeled with their symbols, e.g., the option key is labeled as "⌥". (It's confusing as heck that the Apple's ...
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How to prevent PressAndHold from loading?

I have already disabled PressAndHold through terminal, but I see that it still appears as a process on Activity Monitor. It is taking 2.9 MB for me, but I want it to stop and not to begin at all. When ...
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Bluetooth keyboard function keys stopped working with iOS 7 suddenly?

I have an Amazon Basics Bluetooth keyboard for iPhone and iPad. Both of my devices run iOS 7.0.4. However, out of the blue, my iPhone stopped responding to the top row of keys (which includes music ...