A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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How to lock the keyboard in Mac OS X, but not the screen?

I want to prevent users from typing anything on the keyboard, but still show the screen (so usual locking will not help). Unplugging the keyboard is not the answer I'm looking for, what other options ...
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Opening a selected folder path in OS X El Capitan 10.11.2?

At work we have a file server to share files and in the past I have been able to open the folder path in finder by highlighting the path a coworker provides and then pressing cmd+option+ctrl+o. At ...
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Two external keyboards of the same type have different mappings

I use the Logitech K750 on my MBP at work and also bought the keyboard for myself to work at home with the same laptop (German PC layout!). The problem is that one of the keyboards will always have ...
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Is there a shortcut or way to use code, to do anything at all with the item currently highlighted by Command+F?

Title pretty much says it all. Also if anyone knows how to drag and drop something into a browser using any language or command(s), please share. To be clear i'm talking about something like this: ...
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How do I change the selection in BBEdit's Currently Open Document pane with the keyboard?

When I open more than one document in BBEdit, a Currently Open Documents pane is shown. I can change the selection in the pane (and change the document shown in the editor pane) with the mouse ...
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Keyboard / Trackpad not working in Mac OS, but works on boot screen and in Windows

Have an issue with Macbook Air 13 (Mid 2013). Both trackpad and keyboard work fine on the boot screen, also in Windows 10 bootcamp installation, but in Mac OS X neither works (not even Caps Lock LED). ...
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Iphone 6 plus keyboard letters uppercase

I bought my Iphone 6 plus yesterday, and i was wondering is it genuine because keyboard letters when typing messages and emails are all uppercase no matter caps lock. Is it good, sorry for stupid ...
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How to make the OSX text substitution available everywhere?

As it currently stands, the OSX text substitution feature seems to require an application to actively support it to be available - which many do not. Is there a way to make the text substitution ...
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How to get iTerm to properly send the CTRL-. sequence?

Emacs uses a lot of C-. and similar keyboard sequences. iTerm doesn't send the key sequence C-. itself, but I've found that I can map C-. into an escape sequence or hex code or text in iTerm's ...
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What are the keycaps of the A1016 keyboard made from?

I loved the Apple A1016 bluetooth keyboard. It's a shame Apple don't make this any more. In particular the key caps were made out of a slightly soft matte-finished material that felt very nice to type ...
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Appearance of keyboard takes forever since iOS 9 on iPad

Since iOS 9, the touch keyboard on my iPad is broken, and i can't find out why. In the first place, when I place the cursor into a text field on a website, it takes forever (seriously, it takes ...
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What can cause a (software) keyboard failure on a unibody macbook?

I've got a macbook on which the keyboard has suddenly failed. The trackpad works, the power button first, but pressing any other key on the keyboard has NO effect. On the other hand. During boot ...
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Two sets of keyboard-mouse for a single Mac

I am wondering, can I have a set of Apple Keyboard + Magic Mouse (both via Bluetooth) at home and one at work and use them automatically on the same Mac? Or is there a restriction in the number of ...
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Is there a way to get a modal display when ⌘-⌥-→ and ⌘-⌥-←?

When switching between applications with the keyboard (i.e. ⌘-tab) a modal display is shown with graphical representations of each application. Is there a way to get a similar modal display when ...
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Assign shortcut to modifier key(s) only

Is it possible to use modifier keys alone as shortcuts in OS X El Capitan? Coming from Windows background I would like a single press on Command button (without touching Space or anything) to show ...
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Mac keeps randomly getting shift key toggled on even with the button not pressed

This is really annoying when I'm playing league of legends and i randomly can't use skills or click anywhere because shift is toggled on. By the time i notice it's usually too late. I'm wondering if ...
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Macbook Keyboard Confusing/Combining Keys P and Enter

The "P" and "Enter" keys on my MacBook Pro 13" mid 2012 are both combining a "P" and then "Enter" keystroke. In other words I hit P - I get P and then Enter I hit Enter ,I get the same, P and then ...
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How do I change the function key behavior on a non-apple keyboard?

I just got the Das Keyboard Model S, and you have to press the fn key to use the media controls. is there a way I can switch it so the media keys are default and I press fn to use the function keys?
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Is it possible to enable OSX keyboard text substitution in more apps?

OSX has built into text substitution that is configured in System Preferences > Keyboard > Text. This works great in certain apps, such as Evernote and Textedit, but seems to be disabled in other ...
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Remap Space and Command

Basically, what I want to achieve is the second example here: As an example, we can make the space bar work as an additional ctrl key when held (similar to Space2ctrl) with the following sequence ...
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macbook pro screen getting scratched due to own keyboard

I have scratches nearly half of the retina display, they are right where the keys are(for example, space key). I think this happens when the laptop getting squeezed in my backpack. But is this a known ...
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Esperanto and Dvorak keyboard?

So, I'm fully aware on how to type characters with various accents (å, à, ø, á, ä and â) but one thing I don't understand is how to type those accents when typing in Esperanto. The circumflex, for ...
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USB Keyboard's number pad doesn't work while using vim

I have a usb keyboard that has a numberpad. When I use the number pad in most situations, it works as expected (IE when I click the bottom 3 buttons, I get 123 in this web form). However, when using ...
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Key pattern for the functional keys?

I'd like to know the key pattern for the functional keys (F1, F2, F3....) I recently purchased a separate media controller for my MacBookPro, it has the ability to map it's buttons to certain key ...
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In Safari, is there a way to use the keyboard to select and click links/buttons on web pages?

When I use Firefox, I can tab through buttons and other links on web pages and then use the space bar or enter key to "click" the link or button. Is that same feature available in Safari? I think it's ...
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Switching all open windows on 2 displays with one keystroke

At the moment I'm using two displays for my MacBook. The larger screen is the one I primarily use because of its available space. The smaller one (MacBook) is used to glance on if I ever need to check ...
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How to type the matching character to «

So option + '\' key types « but I can't figure out how to type the closing ». Can anyone point me in the right direction? Also what is the name of this symbol.
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Is there a way to use the CMD button in the right side as a different button?

You know in the keyboard we have 2 CMD buttons, one on the left side of the SPACE and on on the right side. My question is, can I make OSX treat the one on the right side as a completely different ...
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Return key shortcut change in El Capitan?

How to change Keyboard shortcut for opening folder from Command-O to Enter(return) key?
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Needed: easy program for inserting symbols and Unicode characters

On MacOS 10.11 I am constantly going to the Emoji & Symbol viewer to bring in arrows and other kinds of symbols: Problems with this interface include: It it bound to the current program, ...
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Outlook for Mac 2011: Can one default or keyboard-shortcut to searching “All Mail”?

I file all my email away and want my searches to default to All Mail in Outlook for Mac 2011. Anyone know how I can default to All Mail (current default is Folder)? Or how I can create a keyboard ...
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Suddenly when I hold down arrow key it takes a moment for OSX to respond

This is odd. No recent system updates. Before when I would hold down an arrow key, my cursor would immediately start moving left/right/up/down but now when I hold it down there is almost a 2 second ...
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USB Keyboard barcode scanner inputs wrong digits only in OSX

I'm having a bit of a weird issue with my barcode scanner under OSX (El Capitan). It's a generic barcode scanner, Proster branding, with a Megawin USB-UART chip inside so it acts as a USB Keyboard. ...
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Cmd is only registered when the toolbar is hilighted in Safari

When I switched to the Colemak layout today, Safari suddenly stopped registering commands. It only registeres them when I have the toolbar tab specific for the command selected. The issue is ...
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Detect bug/item/etc. ID in text and open the corresponding web page

Many database systems (bug tracking, etc.) refer to records by some ID (e.g. a bug may be called BUG-1234 in a bug tracking system). When I encounter such an ID in some text (e.g. in an email, text ...
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How to bind specific window to a hotkey?

On Windows I use a simple Autohotkey script that allows me to easily bind to and switch beetween opened windows. For example, I'm about to be using a browser, two consoles and a text editor in the ...
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How do I use karabiner to define two Shift+L to enter a key?

My current definition lets me input "<" when I tap SHIFT_L: __KeyOverlaidModifier__ KeyCode::SHIFT_L, KeyCode::SHIFT_L, KeyCode::BACKQUOTE But I want to change it so I have to press SHIFT_L ...
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Macbook Pro buttons are pushed on their own

I play a game, for example Kerbal Space Program, and sometimes (pretty often) buttons are pressed on their own. No mods. It can be spacebar (stage separation) or "m" for Map. And it could be a problem ...
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Assign a key combination for each input language [duplicate]

I know I can "cycle through languages" and "toggle between last used two languages" with key combinations. These options are not so convenient when you have three or more input languages installed. ...
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USB keyboard acting strange

My USB Mac keyboard with my MacBook Pro is acting strange on some keys: $ types 9 9 types $ O makes the down num key Caps Lock makes L I tried resetting PRAM but still not working. What to ...
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Pair magic keyboard with iPad

I cannot pair my new Magic keyboard with my iPad. It shows up in the Bluetooth devices list as "Bluetooth Keyboard", but when I click to connect it I get the message: Connection Unsuccessful Make ...
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Indenting code blocks using a Swedish keyboard?

The shortcut for indenting a block of code is usually ⌘], which I cannot do on a Swedish keyboard. Does anyone know any workarounds? I'm not looking for a solution for any specific editor but a way ...
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Yosemite and El Capitan USB crash kills keyboard and trackpad

I'm seeing a similar issue to MBP 2013 becoming unresponsive to keyboard and mouse, but this is with no external USB devices at all. Periodically/intermittently, my keyboard and trackpad will stop ...
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El Capitan auto-corrects even though I turned it off in settings

I notice that things are being corrected even when I turn spell-check off. This happened on both of my computers, and particularly stupid spelling corrections are taking place, only since upgrading to ...
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Row of numbers not working

We switched keyboards a few weeks ago and now the top row of numbers will not work which makes it impossible to type an @ or ! Or $, let alone the numbers. The use all box is already unchecked in my ...
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Is it 'safe' to use FN for custom shortcuts

I'd like to create my own shortcut combinations, and it looks to me that the fn key is actually only used for a few shortcuts on OS X. For example, fn-delete is forward delete. In applications like ...
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Very odd problem with the “¨” character in Spotlight

I have a very odd problem, whenever I search for something in Spotlight, say, Safari, I often misspress "¨" instead of enter, if I then press enter again when it says "Safari¨" in spotlight, I can't ...
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Internal keyboard stops working when usb keyboard plugged in

My MacBook Pro internal keyboard frequently stops working after an external USB keyboard has been plugged into it. I have to do a hard reboot to recover (which I unfortunately need to do every time I ...
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Is there any keyboard (azerty) for mac (with mac key layout) and numerical pad that show all chars on keys

Is there any keyboard (azerty) for mac (with mac key layout) and numerical pad that show all chars on keys (eg {,[..., the one displayed with AltGr)
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finder menu “Services>>New Terminal at Folder” doesn't work

It opens a terminal at the user directory, just like clicking on the terminal icon does. I'm popping up a menu in Finder, on the folder, and the folder is outlined to indicate it is the subject of the ...