A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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Mac OS X custom keyboard shortcuts

Whenever I set a custom keyboard shortcut in Mac OS X (10.6.8) for a menu item, I cannot use it until I open its menu by clicking on it at least once. This happens every time I launch an app and ...
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How can I execute key shortcuts that use characters requiring Shift, like #?

I have a 2011 13" MacBook Pro and I'm using Snow Leopard. When I program, I use Eclipse. Recently, I installed a plugin and I wanted to use a key shortcut rather than navigating 3 menus every time to ...
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Track mostly used keyboard keys

I want to get statistics of key and shortcut usage to remap them lately. Is there any software or convenient methods?
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Keybinding shortcut to emulate Vim o/O (New line below/above current line)

I am using XCode for development but have come accustomed to the o/O shortcut in Vim to create a new line below/above the current line without having to move to the beginning/end of the current line. ...
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How to fix problems with different keyboard layouts in iChat screen sharing?

My Mac has a QWERTY keyboard. When someone with a Mac with an AZERTY keyboard shared their screen with me in iChat, I had to pretend I was typing on an AZERTY keyboard to make any text I was typing ...
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Chrome shortcut for selecting web content

Is there a keyboard shortcut in chrome (on mac osx) to let me select the web page content? Sometimes after I goto a web page I want to start scrolling using my space bar but it gets stuck in a textbox ...
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Custom keyboard layout problem with some apps

I have an early 2011 Macbook Pro with Lion. I used Ukelele and KeyRemap4Macbook to customize my keyboard layout, because I wasn't satisfied with the default one. Namely I switched right Cmd with ...
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Do any iOS writing apps support keyboard shortcuts for bold/italics?

When an iPad or iPhone is connected to an Apple Bluetooth Keyboard, the Pages app does not respond to the standard keyboard shortcuts (Command-B, Command-I) for bold and italics. There is a touch ...
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Keyboard layout change menu accumulates duplicate keyboard layouts

My keyboard layout menu — occasionally the one showing up in my menu bar, and occasionally the one showing up when using the keyboard layout change hotkey — accumulates more and more copies of the ...
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How to override the play/pause function of the button in earphone remote control?

I enjoy using Keyboard Maestro to set custom keys to take control of apps, I can apply more functions to the play/pause button in the earphone remote, but by default it is set to control iTunes. ...
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My bluetooth keyboard and mouse are choppy

Problem My mouse is choppy as I drag it around the screen. The buttons on my keyboard occasionally get stuck "on", resulting in a bunch of spaces, or periods, or triggering the special character ...
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Keyboard and trackpad may become unresponsive - Macbook Air 13' Mid 2013 Yosemite

So it all began when I started having problems with sound - there were no sounds except the startup chord. I repaired permissions many times, but it caused problems with display ...
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Office 2011 - option + left / right keyboard shortcut not working

When using Microsoft Office 2011 (Word, Powerpoint and Excel) on my Macbook Pro (running OS X 10.9.5) the option + left arrow, option + shift + left arrow, option + right arrow and option + shift + ...
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How can I simulate a keypress of 'Insert'?

I have an application that I'm running through Wine 1.6.2. I need to simulate a keypress of Windows' "Insert" key. How can I do this? Some background: I'm running a game in Wine that I'm connecting a ...
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Fn key working, F11 key working, but Fn + F11 not working

I have a MacBook Pro Retina 2014 with OS X 10.9.4. I use the Fn+F11 key a lot to show desktop. But since yesterday, the Fn+F11 has stopped working for me. I have a bluetooth keyboard as well, and it ...
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Application Window Switcher key-command broken (Command+`)

I have a 2010 MacBook Pro 13" running Mac OS 10.9.5. It works well for the most part, with the exception of one annoying missing feature: I can't switch between windows of the same application (by ...
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Keyboard shortcut for switching windows not working in Yosemite

While on OS X 10.9 it works nice to switch windows of all apps (not produced by apple) I am using in my work like Google Chrome, SublimeText, iTerm from keyboard using: cmd ⌘ + ` On OS X 10.10 it ...
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Keyboard shortcut for change Dictation/Speech voice in OS X Yosemite

There exist a way to create a keyboard shortcut for change the voice that made the speech from English to French, for example, i would like to select a text and hear the speech with the accent in ...
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Wireless keyboard on rEFInd menu

I'm using rEFInd on an iMac with OS X and Ubuntu 14.04. The Apple wireless keyboard doesn't work and so I can not navigate on the rEFInd menu. I'd discovered that others have the same problem. But ...
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Screen overlay when using hotkey to switch keyboard input

I've recently upgraded iMacs the other day. Can't figure out how to toggle the following overlay to show up when switching inputs using keyboard hotkeys Right now the shortcut will toggle the input ...
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Troubles after changing keyboard layout with Ukelele

I used Ukelele and modified a layout. I copied the bundle file from /System/Library/Keyboard Layouts to my desktop, then saved my new layout to the bundle-file. I replaced the original one with the ...
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How do I override option+i in my DefaultKeyboardBinding.dict?

I'm trying to override option+i by doing "~i" = "moveUp:"; and it won't work. Instead it insert a ˆ character. I am successfully able to override option+k though: "~k" = "moveDown:"; ...
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Key remapping without Karbiner

Through "System preferences -> Keyboard -> Modifier Keys" I had setup: Caps Lock as Ctl. Then, I installed the new Karbiner (formerly KeyRemapForMacBook) to achieve the following key-remap: Left ...
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Macbook wake from sleep ctrl key to activate keyboard

I have a really annoying problem with my 2011 13" Macbook Pro running 10.6.8. Whenever I open the lid after it's been to sleep the keyboard seems to be in a mode where it thinks the Ctrl key is ...
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On Microsoft Office for Mac 2011, is there a keyboard shortcut that allows you to jump to a particular folder?

On the Mac, you can press ⌘ Cmd+⇧ Shift+M to file a message. A pop-up is then generated which allows you to type to select the folder to file the message in. What I'm wondering if is there's a ...
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Multiple global keyword shortcuts for the same entry

In Mavericks under System Preferences/Keyboard/Shortcuts is possible to assign per-app or global keyboard shortcuts. The problem is that I could't find a way to assign multiple shortcuts for the ...
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“Dvorak - Qwerty ⌘” doesn't work for some applications

I recently switched to Dvorak, and I'm using the Dvorak - Qwerty ⌘ layout. It works in most situations, except some applications don't honor the Qwerty shortcuts. That is, if I were to press what ...
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Annoying sound on bootcamp Win7 when adjusting sound on Apple Keyboard

I just installed Windows 7 on my MacBook Pro 15" (Mid 2012) with Bootcamp Assistand. I am very happy until now. The only thing that bothers me is that when I turn down/up the sound with the keys on ...
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how to re-enable Services in an app (Microsoft Remote Desktop in particular)

I am fairly confident I could use services in MRD before. I am not sure when I lost them, maybe it is related to the Yosemite upgrade (I am on 10.10.0) or some recent MRD update (8.0.9 from Mac App ...
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macbook pro retina keyboard and trackpad key press

I had 3 different macbooks, macbook 13, macbook 13 retina and now I have macbook 15 retina. When I bought macbook 13 retina I've noticed that keyboard and touchpad differs a little from what I had ...
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Keyboard doesn't work in Yosemite Spotlight text input box

Pretty straightforward problem ... running Yosemite 10.10.0 (14A389) on a 17" MBP (2010). Have a Unicomp USB external keyboard plugged in with the machine closed in a Henge Dock. Keyboard works ...
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Teach AutoCorrect short words with umlauts

I use an English keyboard layout on OS X because I program a lot. When I type the occasional German umlaut, I can do alt + u + (a|u|o) or can I press and hold a u o. The latter is really buggy in ...
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OS X change keybinding defaults

As a web developer, I use the symbols on the number keys above the qwerty keyboard non stop, (#, @, $, &, ect.), and when I need to use actual numerals I always use the 10 key. So my questions ...
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How to assign Kana (かな) key in Japanese keyboard to another Language?

I have purchased my Mac Pro ( it is running OS 10.9.5) in Japan. Needless to say that it has two different keys assigned exclusively for English and Japanese (英語 for English and かな for Japanese). ...
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“Open applications folder” keyboard shortcut does not work

When I try to open the Applications folder with the keyboard shortcut cmd + shift + a nothing happens. I already had a look in System Preferences > Keyboard, but no shortcut has a warning triangle ...
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Bluetooth Gone Haywire - Anyone know how to fix it?

Sorry for the image quality of the above pic, but as you can tell from the title of this article, I’m having some bluetooth (BT) issues, and as such, my BT keyboard wasn’t working, so I couldn’t ...
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Switching focus between two monitors

On OS X 10.9.5 in System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> Mission control I have setup hot keys to switch between however many desktops I may have open at a given time. I frequently edit code, ...
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Can I change the key used for Auto Completion (AutoHotKey)?

As of now, for my autohotkey/"text" setting in mac, I have to use the tab key in order to get my completions to work. Sadly, this does not work on Google Chrome etc, since it switches to the next ...
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Microsoft remote desktop sends wrong symbol keys

I'm using Microsoft Remote Desktop 8.0.9 from the app store and connecting to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2003 based PCs. Although alphanumeric keys work properly, when I type certain symbol keys ...
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US Extended overlay or decals

I typically use the US Extended keyboard for typing, however, I can't always recall where certain deadkeys are. Does anyone make an overlay, or keyboard stickers which can be used to make my keyboard ...
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Does exists some console utility for keyboard layout switching in Mac OS X?

For example, there is xkb-switch on Linux. Is there some analog in Mac OS X? I googled but found nothing. Yes I know about AppleScript but it doesn't fit to my purposes.
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create your own “cheat sheets” and access them easily

I've seen that there are some applications like this one that allow you to see a cheat sheet with the key shortcuts for an application. I've also seen this project in the form of a widget. But what if ...
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After update language of keyboard wrong and cannot be reset

I updated from OS 10.6.* to OS X 10.9.4. Since then the keys on my keyboard follow the setting for "German keyboard". The setting for the keyboard says it is US, and switching back and forth between ...
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Mac Keyboard Issues when connecting remotely to work

When I use my mac to connect to work through Microsoft Remote Desktop when I try to type symbols such the @ symbol " comes up instead? To get it to type the @ symbol I have to type " and vice versa? I ...
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is there a setting to allow multiple keys to repeat simultaneously?

Action: I press and hold 'a' and 'h' simultaneously in Terminal. Desired Output: "ahahahahahahahahahahah". Actual Output: "ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh". When I use KeyboardViewer it correctly detects that ...
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Apple wired Keyboard UP key issue

I have a wired apple keyboard along with a Macbook Pro and the issue with the keyboard is that the UP key do not work properly. I uploaded a video on youtube to demonstrate the issue. ...
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Use media keys on Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 for Spotify

Recently I installed the Microsoft Intellitype drivers for OSX so that I could use my keyboard more naturally (e.g., media keys, etc.). However, this seems to have broken some functionality. Prior ...
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Caps lock and bloq num LEDs don't work

I had to replace the keyboard from my Macbook C2D (A1181). The new keyboard works well, and I have tested every key and they are OK; but the "Caps lock" and "Bloq num" LEDs don't light on. I have ...
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All input methods except for US English gone upon login

Once in a while(a week or two, or perhaps several days, it's not fixed), whenever I boot my Mac and log in to OS X (seemingly normally), I'll find all my input methods gone except for US English(Even ...
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Mac thinks mouse is a keyboard

whenever I plug in my usb wireless mouse, my macbook air and mac pro both think that the mouse is a keyboard and won't register the mouse's movements at all. Is there a way to fix this? The mouse is ...