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AppleScript - Auto Press Keys

Using the AppleScript editor, I want pressing the "6" key in Google Chrome to also press the keys "1", "2", "3", "4", and "5". What's the easiest way to do this? I expect that there are some similar ...
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Overtype mode in command prompt

As a linux/windblows user, I am used to switching temporarily to Overtype Mode when using the command prompt. As a new user to the mac world, I do not know how to change text input mode from normal ...
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one problem left installing windows 8.1 on my macbook pro 2,2

I have spent the last week trying to get windows 8.1 (64 bit) installed with bootcamp on my MacBook pro (2,2). Apple/BootCamp doesn't support this setup unfortunately (machine is too old for Apple to ...
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USB keyboard no longer works in one USB port on a MacBook

I recently got a Apple USB keyboard, and have been using it on my late 2013 MacBook Pro 13". It worked fine in either the left or right USB ports. However, yesterday it stopped working in the left ...
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External Numpad doesn't work with Macbook

Today I bought a simple USB numpad keyboard. It doesn't work with Macbook and I know why. I'm looking for some help from you. I connected that keyboard to Windows PC. When I press for example "5" ...
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VMWare Fusion restoring Ctrl+Left/Right in Win7 virtual machine

I have to work on a Mac with a Win7 virtual machine in VMWare Fusion. Is there any way to get the Ctrl + ◀︎ and Ctrl+► combinations in Win7 to work again? Instead of doing what I want (jumping from ...
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Can I add a separate monitor and keyboard-mouse to a Mac?

Is possible to add a separate monitor to a Mac and use a separate keyboard-mouse combo to operate only on that Monitor? Say, you use the monitor 1 for regular use and the other monitor can be used by ...
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Is it possible to switch off the trackpad in OS X with a keyboard shortcut

I'm using OS X almost entirely using the keyboard, and it helps to have the trackpad disabled most of the time. But I'd also like to be able to enable it every so often for individual tasks - is it ...
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Keyboard, track pad and USB port stopped working

Suddenly on my MacBook Air 11,6” A1370 2011 model the keyboard, track pad and right USB slot stopped working. Tried resetting NVRAM / PRAM and SMC – no effect. The keyboard just do not work during the ...
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Mac Mini mid-2011 with 10.9.3 consistently losing bluetooth connectivity

Several times a day Mac Mini (mid-2011 model) with OS X 10.9.3 losing keyboard and mouse connection. Batteries are fresh, showing level between 73 and 100%. If I'm pressing power button on the ...
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Changing the behavior of the volume keys

I've acquired myself a lovely Das 4 keyboard, and it has a pretty sexy hardware volume knob. It is hardware mapped to volume typical volume keys. I feel like only using this knob for volume is a ...
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How to switch applications using Cmd+Tab when inside VirtualBox without using Host key?

When inside VirtualBox in order to switch to an OSX app, I first press Host key which is Right Option, then I press Cmd+Tab. I wonder if there is some trick to eliminate pressing Host key before ...
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Why don't my volume-control AppleScripts run when called as Services?

I've got three AppleScripts that respectively toggle system mute, increase volume, and decrease volume. (For use with an old keyboard). They work fine when I run them as a workflow in Automator and ...
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Switching to an open application via BetterTouchTool (making it active)

Is it possible to switch TO an open application via keyboard shortcut in BetterTouchTool? Currently I’m using a predefined action “Open Application” instead but it’s not quite the same as I don’t ...
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Connecting to OSX server through VNC with multi login and decent speed

Ok, I have a very specific case and some very annoying problems. The case I need to set up a Mac Mini with OSX 10.9 and Server 3. It has XCode and will be used for iOS development by multiple ...
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Macbook Pro keyboard becomes unresponsive

I use a Belkin Thunderbolt Dock with my Macbook Pro Retina. Lately when I unplug and then come back and plug it back in my keyboard is unresponsive. I have to unplug and plug it back into the ...
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Shift-Option-Command-S has stopped working in Photoshop and others

For years, I have used Shift-Option-Command-S for "Save for web" in Photoshop. It's also the same command in Acorn. A couple of months ago, the key combination does nothing, in either app. Both ...
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Mac OS Keyboard for deleting characters

With the keyboard of my Macbook Air (Mac OS X) at the moment, when use only delete key, for example in Microsoft and Firefox it delete entire words, to delete the single chacracter I must use shift + ...
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Page-down/page-up from the keyboard in Preview.app's continuous scroll?

How do you page-down/page-up in Preview.app's continuous scroll mode? When I hit the page-down button on my keyboard, instead of showing me the next page worth of the PDF, it scrolls me to a new page ...
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How can a manual passkey be set to pair a bluetooth keyboard?

I am working through the process to pair an Apple Wireless Keyboard as described here and can't figure how to perform the manual passkey setup. SingleShot has mentioned of a way to manually set the ...
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iPad's Bluetooth keyboard hide/show signal

My iPad will automatically hide the on screen keyboard when a bluetooth keyboard (or a device pretending to be one) is connected. However, the physical keyboard can send a signal which will bring the ...
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Mac keyboard on powered hub does not work initially

I have a strange problem with my powered USB hub (USB 2.0) and my wired Apple keyboard which is plugged into that hub. When I turn on the MacBook Pro (Early 2013), running OS X 10.9, the external ...
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Ways to circumvent malfunctioning MacBook Air power button?

My MacBook Air's power button is not functioning. The tech says that the whole top case must be replaced. I really can't afford that. Is there any other way this could be repaired or operate the ...
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How to do this:typing “ac” to send “COMMAND_LEFT+C”.thanks

It could be kind of amazing to be able to copy and paste by typing "ac" and "av", but still have it type "a" then "c" when you just overlap typing a and c. This could open up a large number of ...
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How to disable the Backspace key to take me to the previous page in Safari 7?

How to disable the Backspace key to take me to the previous page in Safari 7? I try to change back shortcut throw System preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts and set ...
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Are there any 'educational games and/or tools', that mainly focus on easily teaching and familiarizing the user with typing (10 finger) on a keyboard

I am looking for a game and/or tool (either one is fine, as long as it serves the educational purpose of teaching) the user/starter, to get used to type on a keyboard, then later advances their speed ...
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Is it possible to define a timeout on dead keys on OSX Mavericks?

When you press a dead key such as an accentuation key, OSX will wait indefinitely until you press another key. I want that, instead, if you don't press the second key fast enough, it will just ignore ...
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Keyboard not working with display

I have a MacBook Pro connected to a Thunderbolt Display. In the display I have attached a mouse and an Apple keyboard. The keyboard works ok after it has been working but when I get to work and and ...
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Mabook Air Ambiant Light Sensor not working

I have the late 2013 version of the Macbook Air, I don't know how the ambient light sensor should behave, I think the keyboard light should automatically led up when the ambient light is too low, and ...
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Mac OS word delimiter character settings

I seem to remember seeing a tip once where there was a setting in System Preferences where you can define "programming" as a language or something so that double-clicking on a hyphenated word selects ...
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text alignment shortcut RTL and LTR

When in text box in any application, such as search text boxes, address fields in Finder and Safari, or even inside sites such as Google's search text box: I use cmd + space to switch the language ...
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Chrome tab switching keys flipped in Hebrew input mode

I am using Google Chrome Version 32.0.1700.102 on OSX 10.9.1. The system inerface is English, with Hebrew as an additional input language. In Chrome, ⌘+shift+[ moves one tab to the left and ⌘+shift+] ...
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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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 ...
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Command T Hides Window in Parallels VM

Pressing Command-T hides the current application's windows in Parallels Windows VM. I checked "Preferences > Shortcuts". There is no such a shortcut as Command-T. In order to break this shortcut, I ...
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Unused function keys on an Apple Bluetooth Keyboard connected to iPad

Can you enable the unused function keys on an Apple keyboard so you can use them on your iPad? I can't figure out a way. Thanks in advance for your help!
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Mac unplugged for a couple of hours and now not connected to mouse or keyboard

So had to unplug and shift computer whilst workman needing to get to space. Couple of hours later plugged in and now comes up with page asking for password but keyboard doing nothing and mouse not ...
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Swap Fn and Control on Windows 8 under Bootcamp

If I would install Windows 8 on rMBP, would I be able to swap Fn and Control keys behaviour with tools like AutoHotkey?
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How to get keyboard focus at login screen after connecting Bluetooth mouse

At the OS X login screen, normally you can press the down arrow to move between account icons, then press enter to get the password field. But if my computer doesn't find a Bluetooth mouse after a ...
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Is there default setting for keyboard backlight in nvram?

When I boot my Macbook Air the keyboard backlight is off but is turned on when I log in. So I'm guessing this is turned off by default in nvram but I can't find the parameter to set. Is there one?
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Option + arrow key no longer working in certain apps

Using OSX Mavericks on a rMBP, I've been working in Sublime Text 2. All of a sudden, the skip word shortcut is no longer working. I've tried: resetting my computer running killall Dock resetting ...
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iPad not connecting with Bluetooth keyboard

I've bought an iPad 3 two years ago in the US. I've bought a Apple Bluetooth keyboard to go with it but it's not connecting. Can it be because I bought them in different countries? I get to type in ...
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RDP to Windows - Some keyboard keys not mapping properly

I am using different RDP clients to connect to a Windows 2008 R2 server. I am finding that certain keyboard keys are not working properly. For example, when I try to type a "b" into a notepad ...
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Text expansion built-in since Mountain Lion is inexplicably unreliable

I'm currently on Mavericks but have had this issue since Mountain Lion, which added the text expansion ("shortcuts") feature; iOS7 has something similar. I have a number of shortcuts set up - e.g. ...