A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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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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Copy + pasting arabic text on English Mac

I'm having a hard time pasting a piece of arabic text into a web form. I have a rMBP 2013 bought from the US and a translator sent me some block of text to enter into a webform. The problem is that ...
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How to prevent PressAndHold from loading?

I have already disabled PressAndHold through terminal, but I see that it still appears as a process on Activity Monitor. It is taking 2.9 MB for me, but I want it to stop and not to begin at all. When ...
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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. ...
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Word for Mac: how to increase/decrease font size with (laptop) keyboard?

Again, title says it all. On a normal Mac keyboard, shortcuts for font increase/decrease are: SHIFT CMD < - decrease SHIFT CMD > - increase However, on a laptop keyboard the latter doesn't work. ...
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W and Q keys don't respond after batteries died?

So I didn't pay attenion to the batter and didn't plugin in my macbook pro and it died. Once I turned it back on I found out the w and Q keys no longer respond. I've had this computer since early ...
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Windows on VirtualBox and special characters

I have a standard Apple US keyboard but I often have to type in German. I find the OS X shortcuts easy to remember and I am comfortable with them. To type the umlauts you have to type option+u (u as ...
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Disable Esc shortcut to quit Fullscreen

Some apps (Safari, iTunes...) quits fullscreen mode on Esc keyboard shortcut. Is there a way to disable it? It interferes e. g. with web apps control resulting in unintentional quitting fullscreen ...
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Outlook 2011 Mac - Is there a way to change folder using the keyboard only?

Recently moved to Mac from Windows world, and loving it in general, though I'm missing some support for "power users". Specifically in this case, I'd like to be able to "Move to a folder" (not a ...
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Mac Mini either won't wake up from sleep or stuck at screen saver

I have a Mac Mini hooked up via HDMI to an Acer Monitor. It's my second computer, I also have a Windows box hooked up. They are both hooked up to the same keyboard and mouse via a KM switch. ...
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Is it possible to set a keyboard layout per app?

I use Dvorak for my day-to-day work, however I find that Microsoft's Remote Desktop application doesn't play very nicely with this: if I connect to an existing session it will use whatever keymap was ...
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iMac OS X 10.9 screen brightness shortcuts (F14, F15) fail and just beep, Why?

OS 10.9 screen brightness shortcuts (F14, F15) fail and just beep. It seems to be related to when my iPad Apple Bluetooth keyboard is (accidentally) connected to the iMac while using the Apple wired ...
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Can I navigate Finder with keys other than arrow keys, such as Ctrl-N?

In Column View in Finder, it seem like the only way to use the keyboard to move a pane to the right is by using the right arrow key. In any other view, the only way to move up or down a file seems to ...
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Option key in Photoshop CC on OSX Maverics switches function of everything and prevents shortcut key combos

When trying to use a combination of keys for a shortcut in Photoshop CC on OS X Mavericks, the option key hijacks the situation and makes Opt-Shift-Command-S unable to work. Does anyone know a way to ...
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USB Keybard not activated at boot

I've got a Mac Mini with Mavericks with a WASD Keyboard v2 (ISO layout) attached. When I boot the system the keyboard is somehow not recognized by the OS (i.e., I type and nothing happens). The ...
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“Input Sources…” doesn't work in Mavericks?

Since upgrading to Mavericks, the input sources option changed, and moved to the keyboard control panel. That's fine, but selecting the "Input Sources..." button in the Keyboard tab of the Keyboard ...
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How to make shortcut for “Ctrl + Num /” “Ctrl + Shift + Num /” in parallels for win 8.1?

i'm trying to create "Ctrl + Num /" and "Ctrl + Shift + Num /". I need it for one IDE in windows, where it means Comment/Uncomment. I've sent message to PD via twitter, but haven't received answer. ...
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Keyboard bugs (some keys doing strange stuffs)

Since this morning the keyboard is exhibiting some strange behavior: "!" key is adding a "@" after the "!" "i" key is adding a tab after the "i" "k" key is toggling the caps lock after the "k" ...
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Why doesn't the escape key close the find window in Chrome?

For some reason, Chrome will no longer close my find window when I hit the Escape ⎋ key. Instead, it pulls up some weird kind of autocomplete drop-down. This is incredibly annoying; every time I ...
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Wrong function key layout on a Mid 2011 MacBook Air

My wife just got a used Mid 2011 MacBook Air. The keyboard looks like this: But the keys work like this: There's no way no adjust the backlight brightness and the volume controls are all messed ...
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iOS: Disabling the Home key on a bluetooth keyboard, and binding it to another key (and the same for capslock)

I have a jailbroken iOS 6 iPad that I am trying to get a bluetooth keyboard set up to be capable of performing productive work. Unfortunately, both bluetooth keyboards that I have are "designed for ...
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Troubleshooting keyboard mappings

I'm trying to figure out why a certain keyboard combination is no longer working. Sublime Text 2 ships with a keyboard shortcut for opening the Find/Replace panel: "command + option + f" This combo ...
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Delay in keyboard response while using Gmail

I have just started experiencing a keyboard delay on Gmail and nowhere else. I will type and nothing shows for a few seconds, then the entire sentence appears at once. Why is this happening, and what ...
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Keyboard layout occasionally changes

I have a MacBook Pro and use a wireless keyboard. Both keyboards physically are a US English layout. In my user preferences I selected "U.S. Extended" as a keyboard layout. No others are selected. ...
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Focus address bar via a Safari Extension

I am writing a small Safari extensions and stumbled upon a problem. I want to achieve something similar to what the vimperator/vimfx extensions do and be able to focus the address bar in Safari by ...
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How to fix Gmail keyboard shortcut that stops working in Chrome?

The Gmail keyboard shortcuts are generally excellent. One of them (⌘-Shift-7 to start an ordered list) seems to work for me for a while after restarting Chrome… then stops working. I note that the ...
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How can I prevent my Bluetooth keyboard from inadvertently playing songs on my iPad?

I have an iPad and an Apple bluetooth keyboard -- one of these things. I keep the keyboard in a kind of vinyl folder that sort of origamis into a stand for the iPad. (I can't remember what it's called ...
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Possible to install Boot Camp drivers on a non-Mac computer?

I have a Mac and a PC, and I control both using a KVM switch, and so I have one set of keyboard/mouse/monitor. My keyboard has Apple function keys (brightness, Mission Control, Dashboard, iTunes keys, ...
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MacBook Pro freezes when waken up from sleep

Whenever my MacBook's battery is exhausted during sleep, it goes into a kind of sleep from which it has to recover when it wakes up. When I open it back up, I see a black and white screen of the log ...
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Trackpad, mouse will not click. Command+Tab switcher is invisible

I've had this issue come up about four times now on my 15" retina Macbook Pro, running Mac OS X 10.8.4. The trackpad will no longer click — neither right nor left click works. Regardless of whether I ...
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Can't add keyboard shortcuts

I've been trying to create keyboard shortcuts under System Preferences / Keyboard / Keyboard Shortcuts / Add, but, although I can add the Menu Title fine, when trying to enter the actual shortcut ...
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Using a KVM with an iMac and an external monitor

Can I use an iMac (the mid-2010 21" model, to be exact) with a KVM, by sharing an external keyboard, mouse, and monitor with the iMac and another PC? I know I can't use the iMac monitor as a shared ...
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German special characters locked on Keyboard, OS 10.8.3

I'm having a strange problem using the ⌥+U and ⌥+S to type the German umlauts and ß on my keyboard. The input keyboard I'm using is US Extended. ⌥+U and ⌥+S result in no ...
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Different kinds of Apple keyboards

I'm interested in making some custom keyboard cover skins (silicone). If I make one designed for, say, an Apple Wireless Keyboard (aluminum) will it be compatible with other Apple chiclet keyboards ...
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No keyboard backlight until password entered

Since updating to OS X 10.8.3 on my MBP, my keyboard backlight does not come on until I enter my password and my desktop comes up. This makes it very difficult to enter my password at night with low ...
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What are some useful keyboard language switchers that are designed to use with 3+ languages?

I've been using ⌘-Space for a long time, and it's been quite comfortable. However, recently I added third input language, and since then it's been a real pain to switch. What are some useful ...
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Use USB keyboard as Virtual Com Port instead of wedge?

I've got an RFID device that tries to simulate a keyboard, but it doesn't work on Mac OS X as far as I can tell, and I'd rather have com access anyway. Is there something software related that I can ...
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Why didn't my Macbook sleep (USB Keyboard/Mouse was connected, lid open)

First off, let's begin with some research that I did before asking this question. Now, in my situation, I was using my Macbook Pro (Mountain Lion) with an Apple USB keyboard connected to the ...
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Dvorak Keyboard Shortcuts Over iSSH on iPad 3 and Microsoft Mobile Keyboard 5000

Edit: Solution -- Installed Prompt by Panic. Worked out of the box and is generally more straight forward. If you're just interested in a straight SSH client, save yourself $10 and download Prompt. If ...