A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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esc button OS X needs to be released on every command

In terminal I use escB or escF to jump through the words. If I want 2x back I've to do escB twice. Otherwise I just start typing F or B in Terminal. The modifier keys ctrl / alt /cmd work ...
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How to change my Mac keyboard back to British English from US English

For some reason my Mac's keyboard has changed fro British English to US English. This means that when I need to do a "£" sign I need to hit option+3 rather than shift+3, which is pretty irritating. I ...
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The piece under key hinge –– that looks like a nipple –– came loose. What to do?

The left arrow key on my 2014 model Mac Air has been acting weird, so I took off the key cap and hinge to see what was going on and I discovered that the tiny piece that looks like a nipple (or a ...
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Any way in OS X to use a keyboard shortcut to switch to a full screen application?

OS X has a feature where you can create a keyboard shortcut for switching to a particular desktop / space. However, there isn't an obvious way to use a keyboard shortcut switch to directly a full ...
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Distorted boot chime and inability to use Apple BT Keyboard when rebooting from Linux OSes

My Mac is iMac "27 late 2012 with Intel i7 3.4GHz and 16 GB of RAM. Every time I "Reboot" from an OS based upon GNU/Linux, the chime is distorted (I hear it with very low bass and it is somewhat noisy)...
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Cannot read keyboard shortcut text

Some of the shortcut titles take up too much space and are truncated. System Preferences cannot be resized, so I cannot see the full name. Is there any other way?
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how to keymap in iPad within bluetoothe keyboard?

I have a problem at using bluetoothe keyboard(for Mac) in iPad. This keyboard's "space bar" doesn't work and the others are fine. so I want to use this keyboard with keymapping as other key to "...
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How to “right click” a selected text region in firefox in guest Ubuntu in Virtualbox [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu as guest os to Mac via Virtualbox. Under the guest Ubuntu, I open a webpage in Firefox. I want to select a word and right click it to search it by Google. But right clicking doesn'...
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What is the keystroke to switch between windows in a guest os (Ubuntu) in VirtualBox?

Using Ubuntu installed as normal operating system, I can switch between windows by using alttab. I installed Ubuntu in a VirtualBox VM with a MacBook Pro/OS X as host. In the Ubuntu guest, alttab ...
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Double click on keypress macro

What is the simplest way to assign a key to trigger a double click of the mouse? And even better if holding down the key would perform multiple double clicks. Free or open source or script preferable.
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Bluetooth external keyboard for my iPad

How can I stop my external keyboard from sending a text when I hit return? I want it to just bring up the next line but it sends the text instead. Originally, when hitting return, another line came ...
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Rogue Applescript

I am experimenting with automation, particularly the auto typing on other applications. I have followed this site's script and changed the delay between each entry to 0.5 – which is enough to type ...
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Toggling between Fn and F keys per app [duplicate]

Is there a way to toggle between Fn (multimedia keys, brightness, etc) and F keys (F1, F2, ...) per app? I used to use an app that could perform this but now I just can't remember it's name. As a ...
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What are the different OS X clipboards

Everybody uses the general OS X clipboard, which can programmatically accessed with pbcopy -general and pbpaste -general. However I noticed that the manpage of pbcopy and pbpaste also mention: -find ...
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How do I create custom hotkeys for OSX & Chrome?

I want to switch to a specific application in OSX using the Command key and a number, for example: Command + 1 = Switch to Chrome Command + 2 = Switch to iTunes These hotkeys aren't being used that ...
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How to switch keyboard layout on right cmd press

I want to make a shortcut for keyboard layout switching. The problem is I want it to be one key and I want this key to be specific "right cmd". Previously I used PuntoSwitcher to switch layout by cmd ...
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Ctrl+D toggles the OSX dock but I want it to be passed to the terminal

I'm new to Linux and have been playing around with manipulating files with cat ie. cat > randomNames Albert Einstein Marie Curie Isaac Newton now when I want to quit cat with control + D on my ...
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Ignore global shortcuts when using iTerm

I'm using tmux in iTerm2. To resize the tmux panels, I think I'm supposed to press Ctrl+b+Arrows. For example, if I press Ctrl+b+Down, it shows all the windows in the current app, probably because it ...
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Setting a shortcut to “Right Size This Column” in Finder on El Capitan

I'm trying to set a keyboard shortcut for "Right Size This Column" in Finder. I've tried setting it under Keyboard > Shortcuts in System Preferences, but this does nothing.
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Switch between windows by name on OSX

Is there a way to switch between windows by typing a portion of the target window's name? (like doing Spotlight search but for windows) I frequently have many windows open, and CMD-Tab & friends, ...
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Power Up Issues with MacBook Pro A1278

First-off, let me preface this question by stating that I know nothing to very little about computers, especially Apple computers. That being said, I have a MacBook Pro A1278 model. About a month ago, ...
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Apple bluetooth keyboard incredibly slow after sleep

Often, when I wake my MacBook Pro from sleep using my bluetooth keyboard, the keyboard then appears to operate at a tiny fraction of normal speed until I power-cycle the keyboard, at which point it ...
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MacBook Air internal keyboard and trackpad freezing

I have a MacBook Air a1369 running IOS 10.11.4 with a 1.7 ghz i5 processor. I use the Mac fine, but after about 30 to 40 minutes of usage, and I put it to sleep, after it wakes, the trackpad and ...
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Keyboard App Shortcuts not working in Google Docs

I often use Google docs, and have to switch between Windows and OSX as well. I setup App Shortcuts (All Applications) in the keyboard preferences so that Control+C is for copy, Control+Z is for undo ...
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Shift-Option-<key> is adding accented characters

On El Capitan (10.11.4) I somehow got into a state where using the key combination shift+option+key outputs accented or special characters. For example shift+option+k :  shift+option+j : Ô ...
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Keyboard shortcut for 'Clear filters' in excel in office 365 for mac

How do you 'clear filters' in excel in office 365 for mac using the keyboard? On PC I can do alt+d,f,s or using the mouse I can go to Data > Filter > Clear
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Switching to english keyboard with alt + shift

Is it possible to configure mac, so i will be able to switch to english keyboard with alt + shift?
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What's are the keys behind the shortcut?

I'm trying to figure out how to use my apple keyboard sometimes. What's does the following shortcut need to be pressed?
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Apple external Keyboard A1243 does not work properly

My Apple external German wired keyboard A1243 does not work properly. When I press the space or m, it becomes m (space + m). When I press u it becomes u and sometimes ü. Does anyone know how to ...
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Change shortcut key for “Highlight URL” function in Chrome

I recently got a Mac in addition to my Linux laptop. I've tried to change around settings so that I don't have to use new shortcuts. The issue I am facing is that I use Control+L to highlight the URL ...
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Mac modifier keys are automatically getting restored to default bindings the next day

So everyday, I change the preferences of modifier keys and set my caps lock to be the control key. The very next day, it comes back to being caps lock again. This was a brand new 15 inch Macbook pro ...
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My emoji popup behaves erratically on El Capitan

Previously, the Ctrl-Cmd-Space keyboard shortcut would pop up the Emoji overlay on my computer, but sometime recently -- I can't exactly point at where -- it stopped working in some apps and started ...
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< and ^ keys are swapped

I'm using a German Keyboard (Lioncast LK20) with OS X 10.11.5. I set the keymap to German and it is displayed correctly in the settings screen. Unfortunately the following two keys are swapped when I ...
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keyboard shortcut customization doesn't work on firefox bookmark toolbar

I have set up a shortcut in keyboard setting for toggling the firefox bookmark toolbar. But the shortcut does't work, and nothing actually happens. How can I make it work?
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How to play an album on iTunes using only the keyboard?

Every time I want to start playing an album on iTunes I have to move my hands to the mouse or trackpad. I wonder if there is a way to avoid it, and just use the keyboard. The two main options I see ...
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How can I still use keyboard buttons for sound while in iPhoto?

When I'm using iPhoto, the hard audio buttons on the keyboard (previous, pause, next) no longer apply to iTunes. Suddenly, they do things in iPhoto instead. Things like play and pause slideshows, ...
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Left USB suddenly stops working on Macbook Air

I've been using my USB keyboard for some time now on my Macbook Air. Then, suddenly, it stops working. I've tried unplugging, plugging in different USB machine (mouse, another keyboard) and it's not ...
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Zoom with scroll in Chrome browser

I am new user of OS X, I am missing one important feature is zooming page with trackpad or mouse scroll. I need to get the same result as shortcuts Command + - and Command + + do. I mean that the ...
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Is there a synonym suggestion keyboard out there for iPhone

I just want to know if there is a more comprehensive dictionary and ideally synonym suggesting keyboard for an iPhone.
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How to change key bindings on MBP

By default I have to hit fn+up arrow and fn+down arrow for page up and page down actions, but those buttons are on opposite sides of the keyboard. I want to be able to do rshift+up and rshift+down. I ...
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How can I find the serial number of my Apple Keyboard USB on a mac programmatically from the terminal?

I would like to retrieve the Apple USB Keyboard's serial number from a command to use in a script. What command can I use ?
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How to quit 'screen' if you don't have \ on the keyboard

To quit screen you need to hit ctrl+a, ctrl+\. How do you do that if you don't have \ on the keyboard? On my keyboard I need to hit shift+alt+7 to get a backslash - if I'm in an editor. Won't work ...
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Remappings for Ctrl vs. Command for easier alternating between Mac and PC [closed]

I use both a PC and a Mac about equally often. This was hard at first but after a while I got comfortable context-switching between the two. One thing that's been very helpful is using the same USB ...
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Removing “shift” from a letter on iPad Pro with Apple smart keyboard

This is an odd one. I was typing on an apple "smart keyboard" connected to an iPad Pro. "Notes" REALLY wants to capitalize the first letter of each line, and "Mail" REALLY wants to capitalize any ...
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Multiple Text Cursor

I recieved new mbp with el capitan when i type on my macbooks retina display i see multiple phantom cursors when I type in any application, mostly those with a white background the cursor persists. ...
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How does OS X Dictation input keystrokes?

I am using this keylogger for my own statistics, it simply listens on KeyDown. But when I use the built in dictation, kCGEventKeyDown is not triggered. https://github.com/caseyscarborough/keylogger/ ...
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Command+Z stopped working in all applications

My Command + Z stopped working. In any app. Including keyboard viewer. Neither Left nor Right Command. It's not hardware – Command + Option + Z (or Command + any other modifier) works on both sides. ...
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Make Cmd+C do both Copy and Stop in the terminal

Left control Key located in a very unpleasant place on my Mac keyboard. It's hard to reach in the terminal. Luckily, I don't need it very often: I have Cmd for most of the things. There are few cases, ...
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How To Customize/Prepare New System Keyboard Layout On El Capitan?

I am able to prepare custom installable keyboard layout bundle with Ukelele and install it for all users. That way it works (with limited usability) just fine. However, I need to modify one of the ...
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Auto-correct on my iMac is checked so why is it not working in Apple Mail?

"Correct Spelling Automatically" box is checked in Keyboard settings. "Check Spelling As I Type" is checked in in Mail preferences. With the proper boxes checked, why is iMac Mail not correcting ...