A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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Alt+3 no longer types ‘#’, types ‘£’ instead

I turned on my Mac one day and found that Alt + 3 no longer types a hash (#) symbol, but types a pound (£) instead. I’ve checked the keyboard input source in System Preferences and it’s set to U.S. ...
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MacBook Pro keyboard locked on uppercase

I'm facing a strange problem with my macbook pro 15" from early 2011. For a couple of days, I can't write in lowercase. Yesterday I've been able to write in lowercase for a moment (maybe 20 minutes) ...
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Remap FN key to OPTION key

I just got a new keyboard. How can I remap the FN key on only this external keyboard to option? So far I've played around with karabiner but haven't had success.
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“CMD + tab” makes me lose album view when switching back to iTunes

This behaviour is hard to reproduce and doesn't happen everytime. But I have been able to catch it happening with a screengrab. I am playing an album in iTunes and have iTunes set to album view, then ...
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Which “Go To Top/Bottom” shortcut to use: Fn-Left/Right vs. Command-Up/Down?

Are there universal "go to the top" / "go to the bottom" keyboard shortcuts that will work for all apps when using Mac keyboards that lack Home/End buttons (e.g. MacBook Pro)? The Mac Keyboards ...
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Macbook Pro: Half of keyboard dies

I have a new Macbook Pro and I'm experiencing something very strange. At random occasions half of the keyboard dies, meaning it is still lit up but I get no response when I press the keys. I thought ...
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How to make cmd+tab get accepted in System Preferences > App Shortcuts as Parallels Desktop “Release Input” keyboard shortcut?

I'm currently on Mac OSX 10.11.3 running Parallels Desktop 10.3.0. I've been using a Windows 7 VM loaded with Visual Studio & many other .NET Framework app development programs & utilities ...
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Is there a limit to amount of bluetooth devices connected to a MacBook Pro?

Problems arose today when I connected the 5th bluetooth device to my MacBook Pro. 1 new Apple keyboard 1 new Apple trackpad 1 old Apple keyboard 1 old Apple mouse (most recently connected) 1 Beats ...
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What is causing Photoshop to always stay on top?

I'm on Mac OS X El Cap. And I'm using PS CS 6 Extended. If I switch to Photoshop, and do my work, then try to switch to say Chrome via cmd+tab, Photoshop stays on top. My questions: What might ...
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Can't get bluetooth keyboard to connect - A1016

I am trying to connect an A1016 keyboard to my MacBook (Late 2008) with OS X 10.11 but they won't connect. My bluetooth is on and my batteries are fresh. It has a power switch rather than button, so I ...
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Support for special Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 hotkeys on OS X 10.11

I'm trying to get the special keys on my Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 working under OS X El Capitan. Officially, Microsoft only offers limited support for this keyboard on Mac. The multimedia keys ...
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Enable Function Key Lock when using external keyboard/Disable when using internal keyboard on Mac Book Pro

When I'm developing I almost always have an external Bluetooth keyboard connected to my Mac Book Pro, and prefer the function lock to be active so the F1-F12 keys work without having to press the fn ...
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Selecting a window from Mission Control with the keyboard [duplicate]

I regularly use Mission Control to switch between windows across apps. However currently it requires some use of the mouse or touchpad. I can launch mission control with the keyboard, but I have to ...
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Ctrl + → to have the same effect as ⌥ + →

How can I make Ctrl + Arrow to have the same effect as ⌥ + Arrow, i.e. move to the previous/next word?
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Connecting a keyboard and trackpad to iPad Pro

This might look like a weird question so let me explain properly first. I have built a special desk with a stand to hold an iPad Pro. My problem is that when the iPad is inside the stand, it is at a ...
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Disable Cmd + , in Safari

I'm currently doing a lot of chemistry writing in Google Docs. Google Docs is great for it because Cmd + . formats as superscript and Cmd + , formats as subscript... both of which supersaturate ...
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Quick way to toggle between “Larger Text”, “Default”, and “More Space” on Macbook Retina

On Macbook's with retina display you are able to select between 4 different scale modes as showed in the picture below It takes some clicks to get into the Display settings and choosing a new ...
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Microsoft Outlook does not properly handle redefined “Paste” keyboard shortcut

I've been a windows user for a long time, and I hate the ⌘ shortcuts for stuff. Since I only use my Mac for work stuff, I figured I'd just redefine the App Shortcuts from the keyboard menu so I could ...
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Damage on Apple Aluminium Keyboard

Yesterday I was cleaning my keyboard (with tissue paper and cleaning gel), and I did a keyboard test afterwards, and I found out my "S" and "F10" keys are broken. I've tried putting it upside down and ...
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How can I type the “@” symbol via VNC with a PC keyboard?

I'm connecting from a PC to a Mac via VNC. Now I want to enter some special characters like @. How can I do that? This page didn't help. Other keyboard shortcuts I found out: Alt = cmd Shift + 7 = ...
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Turn off accented characters

When I type ' then A , it types Á, instead of simply 'A . How to disable this feature. It's a pain while programming, as we need to type things like 'example string' a lot.
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El Capitan changes language input after reboot

every time I restart my Mac (OS X El Capitan 10.11.3), the language input is set to "ABC Extended" instead of English or German. This causes me trouble when I want to type my password. Is there a way ...
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Common shell / editor shortcuts for Mac OS X

is there a way to add universal shortcuts for input / text fields in OS X and/or chrome itself such as Control + U to delete everything to the left of a line, Control + W to delete the left word etc. ...
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Does my stuck shift key affect the proper boot of my installation mediums?

I have a late-2009 unibody Macbook Pro. My left shift is stuck for ages and I have been avoiding this problem by pressing some other keys during boot to avoid safe mode and by using Karabiner to remap ...
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Properly Connect Apple Wireless Keyboard to a PC Window 8.1

I have an apple wireless keyboard, I want to connect it to my Windows PC running on Windows 8.1. I've tried download/install this driver. I still won't be able to use my volume buttons, eject, ...
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Letters / text that I type shows up in the wrong order

I've been having this issue for a while now, very inconsistently. When I type strands of text, sometimes the letters appears in the wrong order (I remember it mostly happening when I type text in ...
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Insert accented letters in passwords

This should be easy, but I cannot solve it by myself. How can I insert accented letters in passwords? When I go to System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Change Password... and in the ...
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How to Show Virtual Keyboard in El Capitan?

I changed to El Capitan and I cannot find anymore the virtual keyboard about testing keyboard's keys visually. It is normally in the right hand corner under the keyboard switcher icon. I need the ...
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Where can I find/unbind control shift space? (^⇧ + space)

I read through all of the system-wide keyboard shortcuts in "System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts" and I could not find nor unbind the Control+Shift+Space macro for use by SkipTune's pause/play ...
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How do I pair apple wireless keyboard with windows 10

My apple wireless keyboard has stopped pairing with Windows 10. Now when I try to pair through settings, I'm asked to enter a passcode for the keyboard rather than being supplied a passcode to pair ...
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OS X 10.11.3 Update, keyboard lagging

I don't know how to explain this, but since I've updated my OS X to 10.11.3, keyboard seems to lag. It's extremely subtle, but I am a programmer and an author, and I can feel the difference while ...
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How to edit a preexisting input source?

I use the English and Korean input sources on my Macbook. For some reason or other, the English one has a U.S. flag as its icon, but the Korean one has a completely different icon — the letter "⬜" ...
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Taking focus on app launch

It seems that most OS X applications launch into the foreground and thereby steal keyboard focus from its predecessor there. Searching here, I have found way to prevent a particular app from doing ...
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Can I create a keyboard shortcut to toggle the primary mouse button between left and right? [duplicate]

I switch between my left and right hand for my mouse a lot, and every time I do, I have to go to System Preferences > Mouse > and switch the Primary mouse button. Is there any way I can create a ...
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F11 not presenting code of Macaulay 2 to the Emacs buffer in OSX

I am setting up Emac Version 24.4 (9.0) for Macaulay 2. This results to the following error: pressing F11 should present the input of the buffer above, instead it prints "-- end of buffer ...
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Using Magic Keyboard with 3rd party Displays

I have a Mac mini. I am using a Lenovo ThinkVision Pro2840m, connected via DP, as my monitor. I am using the Magic Keyboard. Can anyone please tell me the procedure to make the display brightness ...
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Is there a unified shortcut key of Home/End for Terminal, Vim and Sublime Text in OS X?

It seems that in Terminal: fn+shift+← is Home fn+shift+→ is End in Vim: fn+← is Home fn+→ is End in Sublime Text: cmd+← is Home cmd+→ is End And Ctrl+A and Ctrl+E seems to work ...
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How do I assign Outlook 2011 folders (on Mac) to keyboard shortcuts

There are three main Outlook folders: Inbox, Drafts, Sent Items, Deleted Items. In addition, there are others like RSS Feeds, Sync Issues etc. These all show up on the right hand menu. The only way ...
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When typing on Bluetooth keyboards, letter sometimes infinitely repeats while not holding it down

For years, I've had no problem with using on a Microsoft Sculpt Mobile Keyboard as well as a Microsoft Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 5000. I'm using a late 2011 MacBook Pro, OSX El Capitan v.10.11.3, ...
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Change Mac Keyboard Identifier after keyboard replacement

I replaced my MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013) keyboard. The U.S keyboard layout is mapped incorrectly now. It seems to be a problem with the keyboard identifier ID (maybe its Bundle ID). It ...
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iMac 2015 - recovering from stop

I have an issue with my iMac. Before going to bed I set it to the sleep mode. The following morning it's running but the screen is turned off. If I try to switch it on by mouse or keyboard doesn't ...
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Assigning a key to light up CM Storm Devastator keyboard problem

I followed the steps to make the CM Storm Devastator keyboard backlights turn on (using this tutorial). That is working. But, when I assigned a key to toggle the backlight, the backlight does not turn ...
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Global hotkey that send keystroke to another app

I want to configure a global hotkey like F5, and when I press F5 it should send [Command]+[Option]+[Control]+[Up Arrow] to the Skype app. Anyone knows an app that I can do this, or script.
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Emacs-like cursor moving function (ctrl+a: go to start of line), doesn't work when using Thai

I'm learning Thai, so of course I need to have input method of Thai. By adding the Thai keyboard I can use Thai now, but when I'm using it emacs-like key bind like Ctrl+a for go to start of a line or ...
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Finder: Spotlight shortcut and command+tab switching apps stopped working

Both these functions stopped around the same time. El Capitan, but I think these worked after the upgrade and now don't. Both functions work in other apps. Just not in Finder. Repaired permissions on ...
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How to remap a single key in Language Input

I am pretty new to Macs and these days I've been experiencing the whole frustration that comes when switching from Windows to Mac.. All my favourite shortcuts are so different or non-existent an so ...
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“Save-as” shortcut not working for anything

For all of my apps, the command+shift+s shortcut is not doing its expected "save as" function. I am assuming there is a conflict somewhere, but when I go to preferences -> keyboard -> shortcuts, ...
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Black screen and non-paired wireless Apple Keyboard

I bought a new wireless Apple Keyboard as some letters on my old wouldn't work anymore. I tried to pair it with my iMac, but the screen is dark not allowing me access to settings. So I can't use my ...
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How do I remap ⌘+delete only in Google Chrome in El Capitan?

Command + delete deletes to the beginning of the line and for some reason I can't get used to this (I expect it to act like Option + Delete and delete only the last word). I want to remap this only in ...
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Shortcut MacOS to go to the beginning of a document

Specifically as an example, I have a pdf document with 1000 pages and I'm in the page number 400 .. I want have a shortcut to move to the page number 1 and the page number 1000 ... Is there any ...