A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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£# key binding changed after El Capitan update

I have a Macbook Air (13-inch, Mid 2013) running OS X El Capitan. Prior to upgrading to 10.11.4 pressing SHIFT + 3 returned the £ (pound) sign and alt + 3 returned the # (hash) key. Since upgrading ...
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In Karabiner (or some other tool) can I map a “toggle” button to make my space bar input underscore

I want to map a keybinding that when pressed it will toggle my spacebar to input underscores _ and when pressed again it will toggle it back to inserting spaces. Is this possible in Karabiner or some ...
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Is there a way to move active spaces between monitors with the keyboard?

I couldn't find this question being asked before, so that why I'm wondering ... is there a way we can move spaces from monitor to monitor, much like spectacle can move windows from monitor to monitor?
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Keyboard/touchpad no longer works in OS X. Works fine in Linux. 13" early 2015

I have a strange issue with my early 2015 13" Macbook pro. The keyboard and touchpad no longer works during boot or in OS X. I can't, for example, use the internal keyboard to boot from USB, but have ...
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How do I import my OSX Keyboard Shortcuts?

After a clean OS install, is there any way to recover my OS Keyboard Shortcuts from a backup of my previous User folder? Is is somewhere in Library/Preferences? I tried copying ~/Library/Preferences/...
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El Capitan media keys not responding

My media keys are not working on my Mac. Pressing play doesn't open iTunes automatically. This issue occurs across all users, even newly created users, and all applications. Here's what I've done so ...
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Holding Down Control at Startup Manager (Boot Disk Selection) Screen

I noticed that when I hold the control key at the screen where you select a boot disk (the screen obtained from holding down option at startup), the straight arrow below the selected boot disk turns ...
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Mac El Capitan - Keyboard in VM's stopped working

I upgraded my Mac from Yosemite to El Capitan and apps, keyboard and trackpad had been working fine. I used my Mac to Windows RDP into a Windows server and was able to perform all commands using both ...
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Issue with broken display on MacBook Air while trying to reinstall OS X

So I have this MacBook Air that I haven't used in a year and I forgot the password. Problem is, the display has been broken for a long time, so I have been using an external monitor with it, but I ...
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Jumping via keyboard from album to songs in iTunes' Albums view

In iTunes's "Albums" view it's easy to move from album to album using only the keyboard. However, when an album is highlighted (so that the album tracks are all visible) is there an easy way to begin ...
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Left command key does not work

My left ⌘ command key doesn't respond, while the right ⌘ key works fine. my Mac: MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012) on keyboard viewer: when I click left ⌘ no respond on keyboard viewer, but right ⌘ and ...
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How to map Alt+Shift+Space to Return correctly in Karabiner?

I want to map alt+shift+space to return key because return key forces my baby finger too much. I have already mapped CapsLock to Alt+Shift inspired by Steve Losh's blog post. I made the following ...
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How to map Command_R to Shift in Karabiner

I want to map Command_R key to Shift. I added the following code to ~/Library/Application Support/Karabiner/private.xml inside: <item> <name>Command_R to Shift</name> ...
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Wireless keyboard dies until log-out-log-in — any way to fix it w/o logging out and in?

A few months ago I dropped my Apple wireless keyboard in a puddle and just in the last couple weeks it's stopped working every five minutes to a few hours. Logging out and then logging in will reload ...
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Text shortcuts reset to older settings in System Preferences

I use the Text shortcuts replace function provided by Mac OS X's System Preferences' Keyboard panel quite often. It helps me type things faster in most applications, such as my phone number, my full ...
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MacBook Pro number keys failing most of the time

I have a MacBook Pro late 2012 with OS X El Capitan. Recently the number keys have become very flaky. Most of the time they're not working. They do work at times though, and it's the whole row from 1 ...
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Mac keyboard shortcut for Alt+4 now resolving to ¢

I am not sure how to google for this problem. I recently upgrade OS:X and had a crash and I lost the ability to do my alt4 shortcut to move spaces. I instead get the ¢ character. My shortcut setting ...
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How do desktop keyboard shortcuts for clean up actually work?

I’ve noticed that keyboard shortcuts for cleaning up i.e. by name on desktop ⌘+⌥+1 sometimes work and sometimes not. They do work in finder, but doing it directly on desktop in focus they often don’t (...
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Ukelele keyboard not found by System Preferences

I'm trying to install a custom keyboard layout I made in Ukelele that makes extensive use of dead keys and Unicode special characters. Ukelele seems to work fine and installation works for test ...
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A glitched lock screen

My lock screen is glitched. I see a keyboard, and the "undo typing" tab. I can't do anything, even unlock my phone. The only things I could do are talk to Siri, type on the keyboard, mute my phone, ...
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Keyboard shortcut to kill an unresponsive App on Mac OS X

Today I faced really tight situation on my Mac with Skype (yes, again!) - it went unresponsive, and was not reacting on standard shortcuts, and I wasn't managed to close the app by standard means. I ...
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How do I swap Ctrl and Alt in just the Terminal?

I have a USB keyboard where I swapped my Cmd and Ctrl keys, because I come from the world of Linux and that's just what I'm used to. However, this causes a problem in the Terminal because all of a ...
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How to define a (ideally: global) keyboard shortcut for a particular letter plus diacritic?

Is there a way to define (OSX natively, or alternatively: through some program) a global keyboard shortcut for a single letter plus diacritic, say: ctrl+alt+A gives "ä", ideally globally? Note: I am ...
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Use caps-lock to lock fn key or other way to lock fn key?

What I want to achieve is simple: caps lock on = fn locked (use function keys). caps lock off = fn unlock (use media keys). I found a couple of topics around this problem, but their solutions didn'...
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Built in keyboard and trackpad on 2015 Macbook Pro not working

A few weeks ago I started noticing that after waking my mac from sleep, or after starting it up, they keyboard and mouse (and sometimes just the mouse) would not be responsive at all. I'd have to do a ...
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2015 13" MacBook Pro Trackpad and Keyboard stop working

Recently the keyboard and trackpad on my 2015 13" MacBook Pro have stopped working. This is the second laptop to do this, the same issue happened about 6 months ago and Apple gave me a new one when ...
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How to Have Stereo Macro in OS X Vim?

OS X Terminal Emulator with Custom Escape Sequences I am not sure if OS X terminal emulator is sufficient for the escape sequences. Current cursor on line of path in Vim etc ./InfectiousDiseases/1....
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Change Spaces on all connected displays at once

Just a simple question - my day-to-day setup is a MacBook Pro with 2 connected external displays. I want to try to organize my different "tasks" (writing code, testing/web browsing, and notes) into ...
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Remapping a keyboard key only when using a specific input language

I currently have 2 input languages on my Mac: U.S., and Hebrew - PC. The Hebrew - PC is almost the same as it should actually be, except the tilde key (`) should actually type a semicolon (;), but ...
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Terminal - Weird spaces included when typing fast

Whenever I want to use the pipe operator in the terminal, I get a weird kind of "bug": As is shown in the image above, I can type the exact same command twice and it will sometimes register it or ...
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My Macbook Pro (Early 2011) Keyboard and Touchpad are Unresponsive

So here's the situation. I have a Macbook Pro 8,1 (Early 2011, so non-Retina; this was just prior to that implementation, if I remember right) running El Capitan, 8 GB RAM, 500 GB hard drive. I've ...
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Keyboard shortcut for start dictation from PC keyboard

When my laptop is closed at home and I am using a PC keyboard, I cannot access Start Dictation with "fn fn" because there's no fn key on my keyboard. How can I get a keyboard shortcut for this? I ...
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Apple Magic Keyboard 2 native function keys don't work

I purchased an Apple Magic Keyboard 2 (the US layout model). I own a Macbook Pro 15" (Late 2012), updated to El Capitan (if relevant, this computer was running the El Capitan Beta prior to its release)...
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Spacebar, delete,enter and tab keys doesn't work in Mackbook pro.Not a hardware problem

I am using a 2011 Macbook pro. I have a problem with my keyboard, spacebar, delete key, left arrow and tab in specific. They don't work when the battery is down to 50%. I have to pound the keys ...
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Chrome: Keyboard shortcut to leave address bar and focus browsing area?

Related: Chrome: Keyboard shortcut to go to address bar? You can go to address bar by ⌘ + l / Ctrl + l, but how can I go back to, or focus, the browsing area again?
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Create a new space using a keyboard shortcut

I am aware you can do it from Mission Control by clicking and there is no shortcut available in 'Keyboard'. Are there any ways to do this by using a 3rd party program or Applescript?
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Keyboard shortcut for Force Quitting the current application?

Instead of pressing Command + Option + Esc to bring up the Force Quit menu, is there a way that I can force quit the application that I'm currently using directly?
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Is there way to custom program an F key?

I have an email address that is about 21 characters. Is there way to program, say F15, to paste in the address? This would be while in any app.
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Magic Mouse 2 and Magic Keyboard not able to connect on reboot

I've just gotten a new iMac 27" 5k (Late 2015). Works great, apart from one minor, yet annoying issue. Whenever I reboot, it seems bot my mouse and keyboard are not working once presented with the ...
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Location of Keyboard Icons?

I probably should elaborate. I'm looking for the icons for the keyboards (the flags and the cutout-of-white icons used for Japanese/Chinese/that one used for custom inputs). I did some poking around ...
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How do I input ^ instead of ˆ

In my iMac 21.5-inch computer (OS X El Capitan Version 10.11.1) I have a cordless keyboard. At the top of the key 6 I have ˆ instead of ^. This is a problem. I never have needed to use ˆ, however ^ ...
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Shortcut for right click on underlined misspelled words [duplicate]

As many I tend to misspell some words when I type. OS X is being nice and underlines them letting me know that something was not right, if use a mouse and right click on the underlined word a menu ...
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Making Right Command and Right Option both work as Right Option without Karabiner or SEIL

I have actually accidently done this when I first got my macbook and set both the right command and right option as an option key. I don't remember how as when I exit both SEIL and Karabiner it still ...
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What is the purpose of the §/± key on a UK Mac keyboard?

This question is just for curiosity. My UK Macbook Pro's keyboard has a key in the very top left with the symbols § and ±. (On a US keyboard the ~/` key is in this position.) These symbols seem ...
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macbook key … center works but sides dont [closed]

A few keys on the left side of my macbook pro (2011) do not work perfectly. If I press exactly on the center, it works. But if I press the corners, even if its pressed all the way, it does not print ...
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Can I use my MacBook keyboard as input to another computer (iMac)?

Is it possible to use the built-in keyboard on one Mac, to control the keyboard input of another Mac? With this, I do not mean connecting a peripheral bluetooth Apple Keyboard to a computer. Screen ...
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iMac retina 27 inch and OS1o.11.4

In System Preferences, the battery level indicator for "keyboard" (bluetooth) seems to be stuck on 100%. It never goes down. But the indicators l for both the Apple mouse and the Apple track pad do ...
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Is it dangerous to use an iMac with broken USB ports? Is there such a thing as Firewire or display-port to USB?

I've got a mid-2010 iMac, 21", i3 processor with 4gb RAM installed which has only one partially-usable USB port, which will power a 3rd-party mouse, wireless dongle, or a keyboard sometimes, but not ...
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How to use the mouse scrollwheel to trigger a macro/service?

I want to trigger "+" resp. "-" when I use the scrollwheel of my mouse (G700) together with CMD. Shortcuts triggered by key combinations only are simple, but using the scrollwheel as the trigger seems ...