A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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Assign monospaced font family to selected text with keyboard shortcut in mac os x

I write a lot of technical emails, and like to use a monospaced font for the code bits. Highlight text, hit apple-T, choose my font from the list of favorites, then close the font window. Is there a ...
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Permanently swapping option and command keys on a non-Apple keyboard

Whenever I plug my Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard into my MacBook Pro, I have to swap the Command and Option modifier keys. How can I prevent these keys from reverting to their default settings ...
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Keyboard failure, possibly software fault

I've got a MacBook Pro (17", 2010 model), and recently I've been having a few issues with the keyboard. Frequently, some keys on the keyboard fail to respond. These are mainly on the right-hand side ...
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I have a keyboard that always comes up at unrecognized. Can I disable osx from telling me?

The keyboard is the new typematrix 2030 http://typematrix.com/ When I plug the keyboard in it always shows up as unrecognized and is unable to figure out what type of keyboard it is based on pressing ...
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Remapping the way that I switch betweens spaces

I'm a former Linux user who just switched to a new mbp and I've got a spaces question. On my linux box I could remap the keys that would move left and right between virtual desktops (spaces). Is ...
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How can I make Apple menu shortcut keys work more like Windows?

I recently converted from Windows to Mac, but one thing that I really liked on Windows was how easy it was to traverse the menu bar and the associated submenus with the keys. Effectively, I would ...
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Using caps lock key instead of right click (contextual menu)

I'd like to remap Caps Lock to right click - for the cases where I can focus on objects with cursor keys, or tab. For instance after selecting files in Finder I'd like to hit Caps Lock and get the ...
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How to press Alt Gr in Parallels Desktop?

I have a MacBook Air and I run Windows Vista as a Parallels Desktop guest. In Windows I need to press Alt Gr but I don't have that key on my MacBook Air. How can I press Alt Gr in Parallels Desktop?
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How can I scroll down to the bottom of document (HTML) in Safari?

I normally can use Command-DownArrow, to go to the bottom of the document in text editor such as TextMate. How can I do the same thing in Safari? How can I scroll down to the bottom of the document ...
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OS X Downloaded File Warning

Example at bottom. How does OS X apply this warning and what's the best way to disable it? I'm a Web Developer and more than understand the risks of teh interwebs.
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Launch default browser spotlight shortcut?

I often switch my default browser between Safari and Chrome. I would like to create a shortcut that will launch the default browser, whatever that may be. This way I don't have to remember what my ...
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Swap key €->$ permanently

I have a Macbook Air with a Swedish keyboard and when I type Shift+4 I get this: €. What I would like to get is $ ,now at Alt+4. How can I swap these two around?
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“Enter/Return” with, or without “Fn”

Does Mac OS X, and any Mac application, handles Fn+Enter differently from Enter? As optional question, does any application handles Fn+Return differently from Return?
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Is it possible to create an icon on home screen to a specific note?

I'd like to to add an icon to my homescreen that takes me directly to a specific note. What I was thinking was doing it by having a bookmark in safari that triggers that note, and adding a shortcut to ...
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Enter/Return key as CMD + O [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to set to open folder with enter in finder? Hi, I've been using mac for quite some time now, but my problem is that in my daily job I normally use a Windows PC ...
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Is there an xkeymacs equivalent in Mac?

In PC, the utility of xkeymacs.exe enables one to use emacs key in every case. Does Mac have the similar utility? For example, is there a utility that I can use key 'C-x C-s' to send the key ...
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Cut command is messed up

I cannot change the key command for cut on my macBook pro. Where can I change that setting I cant find it with the rest of the key command preferences.
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How to enter in the apple symbol not in a web browser?

How can I enter in the enter in the Apple symbol () in an application such as text edit? IIRC, Safari automatically converts this symbol when it sees the text &apple;. Update: Does it exist in ...
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How to disable visual display of modifier keys?

Somehow I have gotten my Mac Mini into a state where every time I press a modifier key - shift, option, command or control - it shows an image of the symbol of the modifier key around the upper right ...
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Is there a way to reach the multitasking bar on the iPad via a keystroke on the keyboard dock?

When the iPad is plugged into the keyboard dock, you can reach the home screen by pressing the "square" button in the upper left corner of the dock's keyboard. Is there a keyboard analogue to the ...
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How can I type a backtick (accent grave or “`”) on a European (Dutch) keyboard?

How can I type a backtick (accent grave, or "`") on an European (Dutch) apple keyboard ?
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Keyboard Shortcuts during iChat Screen Sharing

Switching Screens I was just on an iChat-initiated Screen Sharing session with a friend, and had a really rough time telling him to get off the mouse so I can click back to my computer in order to ...
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What do these dashed-box symbols mean on Japanese keyboard?

What do these dashed boxes mean and how to use them?
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How do I do custom key binding in iTunes?

How would I assign ⌘1 to Music (Library item) ⌘2 to Movies ⌘3 to Podcasts Surprisingly enough, these key bindings are not assigned to anything yet, and IMO they would be most convenient ones ...
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Binding a keyboard shortcut to shut down

I want to bind a gesture in BetterTouchTool to the shut down menu that is invoked by pressing the power button on my MacBook Air. It's fairly simple to bind gestures to keyboard shortcuts, so what ...
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How do I use a keyboard shortcut to execute a shell script I wrote, passing the file selected in Finder as an arg?

I suppose you could have it pass in whatever was selected in general in any app (such as text highlighted in a web browser).
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How to make command-key shortcuts work again?

I've just upgraded from 10.5 to 10.6.3 and all seemed to go OK, except that now no keyboard shortcuts work in any application. The keyboard viewer shows me that the command keys are working fine, and ...
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MacBook Air issue: Keyboard and in built mic failing

The keys 9,o,l and . on the keyboard of my MacBook Air have stopped functioning all of a sudden. Instead of the intended characters, random characters from the same row as the faulty keys appear. ...
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Creating a shortcut for Zooming (maximizing) windows that actually works on every app?

As of MacOS 10.6.6, there's no keyboard shortcut that I know of for zooming (maximizing) the window. There's ⌘M to minimize, though. I made a custom shortcut, defined it on the keyboard preferences ...
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Raise/lower/move/resize windows with mouse + modifier keys

I'm a longtime FVWM user over on the Linux side and have developed some keyboard + mouse shortcuts that I find very helpful in managing windows. Specifically: left click + command + shift = send to ...
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Figure out which command is bound to a keyboard shortcut in TextMate

I have a shortcut key conflict between TextMate and LaunchBar. I use ⌘+⌥+\ to call up LaunchBar's clipboard history. And it works great everywhere except in TextMate, which has this combination bound ...
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Oil seeping from mbp keys?

I have a pretty recent macbook pro 15in, aluminum unibody, probably not yet one year old. It mainly gets used in clamshell mode connected to an external monitor. I've noticed frequently now when I ...
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Why do the keyboard brightness keys sometimes stop working?

Occasionally after turning my keyboard brightness all the way down to 0 manually (Which I do sometimes at night if I need to leave the machine running while it processes something) it won't allow me ...
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Strange behaviour from delete key on a non-apple keyboard

I have a fairly generic USB keyboard plugged into my MacBook Pro. The Delete key doesn't seem to do anything most of the time. When I try to create a shortcut using it (to display the key code) it ...
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How can I select buttons with just the keyboard?

Many user interface (UI) elements or dialog boxes have buttons. I would like to be able to select a button with just the keyboard, without the mouse. How can I do this?
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How can I rebind Caps lock to delete/backspace?

I tried using DoubleCommand, but it doesn't let you hold down caps lock, and pressing it causes caps lock light to be enabled/disabled. Ideally I want caps lock to never be enabled and for the key to ...
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How can I swap the shift key with another key?

I'd like to swap the shift key with the / key. Ukelele says that it can't be used to change modifier keys. DoubleCommand has static settings that you can either enable or disable. It doesn't let you ...
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How do I type š on an international keyboard?

I'm currently writing emails frequently to a Slovenian who has the letter š in his name. I use copy and paste for the letter š, which is quite inconvenient. I'm using the US keyboard layout. How can ...
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Can I bind multiple key shortcuts to the same action?

I do a lot of pair programming. Some developers that I pair with use Linux as their primary desktop. So none of the keyboard shortcuts they are used to work. What I would like to be able to do is ...
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Mac OS X Terminal [Use option as meta key] overrides backslash in spanish keyboard

I already posted this question in stackoverflow: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4811282/mac-os-x-terminal-use-option-as-meta-key-overrides-backslash-in-spanish-keyboar but I was informed there ...
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Custom shortcut executes service twice

Following this answer I have created a custom service that executes a shell script that looks like this: open -a FireFox "http://dict.cc/$1" It works fine when I click. Then I defined a custom ...
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Can I buy an iPhone 4 in another country?

I want to know if I buy a iPhone 4 in another country if I take it home to Denmark where I live, can I then reinstall it so it uses the Danish keyboard and the iPhone is on Danish?
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any bluetooth keyboards with integrated pointing device (trackball/trackpad)?

I'm looking for a keyboard and pointing device which I can use when my laptop is plugged into my TV. It needs to be able to connect to the laptop via bluetooth (I want to minimize the time and effort ...
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Why does my keyboard switch language in most input fields on the web?

I'm basically using US keyboard as my default, but I also have enabled Czech (QWERTY), which has quite different layout for when I need those special characters. The problem is, that in the past few ...
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Why does the enter/return key rename a file/folder, instead of opening it? [closed]

Is there some sort of known logic behind Apple's choice to make the enter key rename a file/folder, rather than open it as is standard on Windows and Linux? For those of you coming here for the ...
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Typing umlauts and accented characters without the one second delay

One of the things I dislike most with the iPhone is its sized-down keyboard with only 10 keys in a row. This may fine for English, but leaves not enough room for umlauts or accented letters. The ...
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Disabling default keyboard on iPad with iOS 4.2

I have enabled 3 languages and use their keyboards, but the default keyboard still insists on popping up. Bought in Bangkok, using in Europe.Can I disable this unnecessary keyboard or am I stuck with ...
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Shortcuts & gestures you can't live without

What are some gestures or shortcuts you use on a daily basis that you can't live without? I've found the BetterTouchTool preference pane add on to be great for creating custom gestures on a per app ...
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What are the best mnemonics to remember important short cuts?

In my job I teach a lot of people to use macs. Since you use what you remember I'm always on the look out for funny or memorable ways to remember keyboard or system shortcuts (like you have the option ...
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How can I type or input Unicode characters using a code point on the iPhone?

I'm aware of the ability to use accented characters by holding down a key until they appear (ie. á ü etc.); however, I'm curious as to how, if possible, one might enter a code point in hexadecimal ...