A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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Displaying minimised windows

When I minimize safari, finder or Firefox windows, they move down to the dock. When I use Command + Tab , to move back to them, the minimized windows don't appear, just the top menu bar is changed. I ...
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Resize and position windows using keyboard shortcuts [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What Window Management Options exist for OS X? I want to be able to resize and move a window without using a mouse. Recently I found shiftit, which is 80% what I need. ...
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How to disable the next song key?

I'd like to disable the next/previous song keys, because I rarely need them but often press by accident when pausing/playing. Keyboard shortcuts doesn't seem to provide a solution, and neither does ...
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Keyboard shortcut to unhide or unminimize a window in OS X

I am asking this question because I feel it belongs on apple, not superuser. Also the perfect answer is not checked off there. You hide a window using ⌘ + M. However even ⌘ + ⇥ to that window does ...
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Is there a key to trigger the home button on an external iPad keyboard?

Is there a keyboard shortcut to trigger pressing the home button on an iPad when using it with an apple (bluetooth) keyboard?
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macbook pro out of warranty, two keys not working in built in keyboard. Options?

I have a 2007 macbook pro and two keys are not working on the built in keyboard. I tried cleaning the keys by removing the keys and the plastic under it but that didn't help. After removing the ...
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Custom Finder “go to” shortcuts

I am struggling with the new Lion finder features. There are some subtle differences that are putting me off. I used to have custom "go to" shortcuts in Snow Leopard. For example, I used to have a ...
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Record / playback keystrokes

There are 3rd party apps but I'm not interested in those. I'm a web developer and during testing I find myself entering login credentials over and over again. If I could quickly "play" these ...
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Is there a way to force US keyboard layout in Safari address bar?

I keep typing in Russian keyboard layout into Safari address bar by accident. This drives me mad because I usually end up loading domain-for-sale pages. Is there an extension or program to switch ...
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How to go through all the windows of application even the minimized ones?

If I have three windows open in Safari and minimize one of them, then I try to switch between windows by pressing Control+' it only switches to windows that re not minimized. How do I include that ...
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Can't shift+select in Finder in Lion 10.7.1

In previous versions of Mac OS X, to select a whole row of files, you select the file which comes first in the row and then select the last file with a shift+click. When I try this procedure in icon ...
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Keyboard shortcuts for renaming file and accepting extension

When I try to rename a file (by pressing enter, then changing the extension of the file), it pops up with an alert asking "Are you sure you want to change the extensions ... " and the old extension is ...
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equivalent of windows+L in osx snow leopard [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a quick way to lock my Mac? whenever i used to leave my system i just press WINDOWS+L in my windows system. Now i have macbook pro with snow leopard OS and i am ...
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Lock screen with LaunchBar

I extensively use Launchbar and have almost all my daily productivity items working through it. Since I use my personal MacBook at work, I do not have use a screen saver password, however, when at ...
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What are the keyboard shortcuts for copying login and password in 1Password without using the browser extension?

I am using 1Password (version 3.8.5) to manage my login data and somehow I am reluctant to use the browser extensions. I want to speed up my login and password acquisition though and therefore I am ...
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Ideas for reinstalling Mac OS X on a 2009 Macbook Pro whose shift key is constantly stuck down?

I have a Macbook Pro 13 inch from 2009 on which I spilt gin a few months ago. As a result the shift key is constantly stuck down. Initially, the problem was that I couldn't start the machine up, as ...
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Mac Mini Won't boot with a PC keyboard

The Mini was installed with Windows 2003 now and its the only OS installed. It's a Mac Mini A1176 and now I want to install reformat the box and install Mac OSX. But the problem is unlike any other ...
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How to send 'print' key with RDC (Remote Desktop Connection)?

I use Microsoft's RDC on Mac. I need to click on print key to have some screen capture, but Mac Keyboard doesn't have one. How do I send print key with Mac through RDC?
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DefaultKeyBinding.dict - old-style NeXT format vs XML plist format

DefaultKeyBinding.dict The ~/Library/KeyBindings/DefaultKeyBinding.dict file lets you define your own key bindings in Mac OS X. It can be in one of two formats: old-style NeXT format (example) or ...
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command-backspace deletes a whole line. Is there a way to disable this?

When I type command-backspace in a Cocoa text field, it deletes everything from the start of the current line to the cursor point. Can this be disabled? It's driving me nuts because I hit it all the ...
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How do I enable fine volume control via a keyboard shortcut in Lion? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is fine volume adjustment possible in OS X Lion? Is there a way to re-enable the fine volume control using shift + option + volume It has been removed in Lion, but I ...
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How do I map a key on the A1048 109-key Keyboard to provide an “FN” button?

I have an Apple A1048 109-key keyboard that I really like, except it does not have an FN button, which is a bit annoying. Is there any way to remap one of the keys (I'm thinking the 'help' key) to ...
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Remapping keyboard shortcuts in Chrome and Firefox

I recently switched from Windows to Mac. One of the things that's really ingrained in my muscle memory is hitting Alt+D in a browser to go to the address bar. On Mac browsers, ⌘+D creates a ...
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Windows on an iMac: unable to change keyboard layouts

I dual boot Windows 7 and MacOS X on my iMac. Recently I needed to type some text in a non-English keyboard layout in Windows. I installed the second keyboard layout the way I usually do, but when I ...
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Unmodified F4 no longer summons LaunchPad

When I press F4, it no longer summons LaunchPad. F3 still invokes Mission Control, and the other function keys, without modifiers, have their respective meanings (volume, play, etc), but I can only ...
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How do I disable the Control+Shift+Down Arrow Hotkey?

I have a new Macbook Air with Lion and I'm using Excel in VMWare Fusion and it has a hotkey for Control + Shift + Down Arrow. Every time I try and use this key combination instead of doing what it's ...
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How do I send C-/ (that is, control-slash) to the terminal?

I'm trying to run Emacs in a terminal. I've turned on the "use option as meta" in terminal preferences and so it's about 95% working right. The key sequence ctrl-/ (or in Emacs notation C-/) is ...
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Keyboard shortcut for Downloads folder?

I use ⌘ + D whenever I go the the Desktop folder. Is it possible to add a shortcut for the Downloads folder?
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Create global shortcut to run command line applications

What steps do I need to run a command line program via a global shortcut? I setup Automator to create a new Run Shell Script and tried to assign a shortcut in System Preferences -> Keyboard -> ...
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Command-Control-Arrow beeps (plays alert sound) in Lion

I've noticed since upgrading to Lion that if I press Command-Control-Left/Right (and sometimes Down as well; see below), my computer beeps at me (plays alert sound). It doesn't occur in all ...
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Is there a shortcut to add/remove spaces?

With Snow Leopard one chose the number of Spaces before hand (in preferences); in Lion one must create spaces one by one. Are there shortcuts to create & remove Spaces/Desktops?
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Can you pair Mac AND iPad with same Apple Wireless Keyboard?

Can you pair both a Mac and an iPad 2 with the same Apple wireless keyboard, but not at the same time? Or do you have to un-pair one, and then pair it with the other?
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Select All shortcut key Command+A no longer works

This morning, I found out that the Command+A shortcut key for selecting all failed to work. I have gone into the keyboard shortcuts preference and did not find anything useful. Is there any suggestion ...
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Command+right/left stopped working

On a couple occasions since I installed Lion, the keyboard shortcuts ⌘+→ and ⌘+← have stopped working to navigate to the beginning/end of a line inside text fields and such. Any ideas what's going ...
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In Lion, if I keep pressing a key, why doesn't it repeat?

I don't know if there are any settings to toggle, but I figured out that if I keep pressing a button on my keyboard it doesn't repeat it and displays only one character! Can this be fixed to go back ...
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How do I make a certain keyboard command system wide?

I'm using WireTap to record some documentary while I need to frequently make cue mark command (Command-Shift-T). And the way I do is first use Command-Tab to switch to Wire Tap and hit ...
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Is it possible to send mail using Command + Enter in Mail?

I can't think of any reason why Command ⌘ + Enter ↩ would not send a mail draft, instead of the current shortcut, which is Command ⌘ + Shift ⇧ + D Is there a way to change this?
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The Function (fn) key keeps bringing up Mission Control. How do I disable it?

(fn) Function Key keeps bringing up Mission Control. How do I disable it? I have looked all around and have found no answers? any ideas?
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Is there an equivalent to ⌘ + D in the new save dialogs?

In Snow Leopard and prior, when clsoing a window with unsaved changes, the system would suggest to either save, cancel or discard the changes from keyboard shortcuts. You could: save return cancel ...
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Using Windows on Mac keyboard without Delete key

I'm just curious - I guess lots of people with Mac hardware use Windows. How do they manage to do so, given that delete key is missing on Mac keyboard and you have to press ctrl+alt+delete to log in ...
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How to diagnose intermittent keyboard lockup and mouse problems

I have an intermittent problem with my MacBook Pro 15" (November, 2008 vintage). Running OS X 10.6.8. Two or three days a week, sometimes more, the keyboard will stop working intermittently (no key ...
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Plain text paste on Firefox on OSX

ctrl + shift + V does plain text paste on Chrome and Firefox on Linux and Windows (removes all HTML formatting from WYSIWYG pasted text). I think Chrome honours cmd + shift + V, but this doesn't seem ...
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Switch off keyboard backlight on new MacBooks

Older MacBooks had a dedicated key to switch off the keyboard backlight (like the mute key). It was F8 if I'm not mistaken. Is it possible to replicate its functionality (e.g.: keyboard shortcut) on ...
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OSX does not recognize the Scroll Lock key on my external USB Keyboard

I am trying to share my monitor and keyboard/mouse between my PC (Windows 7) and Macbook Pro (1,1 - 2006, Snow Leopard) using a basic KVM switch (Trendnet TK207). By hitting Scroll Lock twice the KVM ...
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How can I configure the keyboard layout for the FileVault 2 unlock screen?

I installed Mac OS X Lion and enabled FileVault to have a full disk encryption of my system disk. I bought my Mac with a French keyboard (since I'm French and used to this layout) but my Mac is ...
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Using the iTunes control keys for VLC

VLC responds to the itunes control keys (you know: back, forward, pause/play) on the keyboard. Yet when I use them, both iTunes AND VLC respond, which is quite stupid. For example: I want to pause a ...
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Keyboard recommendation [closed]

Has anybody found a good ergo keyboard for a Mac? I've been using an MS Natural KB 4000 for quite a while but I need to retire it and thought I'd look around for something that would work a little ...
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Config a function key to activate the [App : Show All] command

[my first question here...] Is there a good way to map a function key to do the [App : Show All] command? i.e. Un-hide all apps. BTW, i currently use Spark to map function keys.
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Sharing a Bluetooth Keyboard and Mouse sequentially between two Macs

I work out of my house where I have two computers: a mid-2010 Macbook Pro (for my day job) and a mid-2010 iMac (personal). During the workday, my iMac acts as a second display for my Macbook Pro via ...
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'Show Desktop' Mission Control/Expose Not Functioning

I have recently upgraded to OS X Lion. I have mapped the keys via Mission Control preFpane as follows: F9 is 'Mission Control', F10 is 'Show Desktop'. F11 is 'Application Windows' F9 and F11 works as ...