A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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How to trigger specific font when changing language?

I use Pages as my main word-processing application and regularly have to type in both English and Greek. I use either Times New Roman or Hoefler Text in English and GFS Porson for Greek. Is there a ...
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Are there any Terminal commands that would be interesting for a young child?

I am beginning to teach my 4-year-old daughter that she can do more on a computer than watch cartoons on Netflix. I want her to know that she can type things on the keyboard and make the computer do ...
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How to make an existing AppleScript file to work as a service?

I made an AppleScript, saved it as a file in a specific folder on my hard drive. Now I want to assign a shortcut to it and looks like I have to make a Service via Automator, but the Run AppleScript ...
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Macbook Air (Mid 2013) keyboard and trackpad not detected

I was holding down a key (can't remember which) and then my keyboard and trackpad were no longer responsive. Multiple restarts, PRAM, and SMC resets did not do the trick. I can use the keyboard and ...
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Strange behavior of keyboard shortcuts

On my imac I have system Preferences -> hardware -> keyboard -> keyboard & text input set with a checkmark for move focus to menu bar with ^F2. It works. On my (pretty new) macbook air, I set ...
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Keyboard Shortcuts For Navigating Spotlight?

I find keyboard shortcuts very useful, and whilst I know quite a few of the "general ones", I don't know any concerning using Spotlight with the exception of Command-SpaceBar to launch it. What ...
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Search within opened file in Xcode without Apple keyboard

Is there a way to search within opened file (only!) in Xcode when I can not use Apple keyboard (because I am connecting remotely via LogMeIn from a PC)? I guess there was a search icon just above the ...
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Apple USB Keyboard not working on 27" iMac (Intel Core i7)

I have two similar iMacs (27" - i7 - os10.8.4 ) and use Apple's extended USB keyboards on both of them. After a power outage neither keyboard will work on one iMac (A) although both keyboards work ...
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hotkey to switch application

I am running os 10.8.4 and would like to switch between full screen applications that are already open using hotkeys. I can only use cmd + 1 to move to space 1, but cmd + 2 does not work if you have ...
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MacBook Air Backlit Keys Not Adjusting

I have the Adjust keyboard brightness in low light option selected but this just isn't working correctly. The screen brightness adjust automatically (i.e. I put my thumb over the webcam and the ...
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Show all applications using keyboard shortcut

Problem: Show all installed applications in the /Applications folder using keyboard shortcut. Desired solution: Potential utility/tool that runs in the background to show all applications upon ...
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Faster Press and Hold Character Picker

Does anyone know how to make the character picker appear more quickly? I use it enough now in my German language studies that it has become second nature for the critical marks and much faster than ...
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Change window of an app while Drag & Drop

Is it somehow possible to change the window within an application with ⌘+< (sorry, German keyboard here, I guess it's ⌘+` (?) on English keyboards) while Drag & Drop something? While it works ...
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Can anyone manipulate the iPad keyboard

I am looking for some info surrounding the iPad keyboard. WITHOUT jailbreaking the device, I was curious if someone has been been able to manipulate the look of the keyboard. The functionality should ...
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How to delay a cmd+Q in the same way as the Caps Lock is delayed? [duplicate]

On my Mid-2009 MacBook Pro the Caps Lock button has a convenient delay such that when I hit it accidentally it doesn't turn on immediately. Can I incorporate such a delay for another key combination? ...
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Command + Click not opening links in new tabs

Strangely, Command + Click has stopped opening links in new tabs on my computer. It opens them in the same tab, as if I hadn't pressed Command. This problem occurs with Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. My ...
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Command+V Doesn't work on liquid Damaged keyboard

I'm wondering if its possible for the command key to be partially broken by liquid damaged keyboard (Macbook Air). I have 3 confirmed keys that don't work: period, comma, and downarrow. Everything ...
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How to get overview of keyboard shortcuts from OS X?

I would like to know about keyboard shortcuts, that is, shortcuts that are mentioned nowhere in the menus, nor anywhere, and must be found by stumbling upon them in sites like these, but still work. ...
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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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ctrl key no longer working in OSX

The ctrl key on my Macbook pro has stopped working at once! I have tested "Show keyboard viewer" from the languages, all keys are shown to be working correctly but not the ctrl key. Could it be any ...
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How to make file operations like move/delete without mouse in Finder?

I was on Windows for a long time and switched to Mac about year ago. Some things still looks strange and confuses me: How to remove a file without mouse in Finder? How to move (cut) a file without ...
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Software recommendation for FAST entry of equations

I'm looking for a package that does for algebra what word processing software did for writing: When I learned to type, my writing improved greatly because my fingers were closer to keeping up with my ...
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How to prevent the media keys from waking the MacBook Pro screen?

When I'm putting on music I sometimes turn off the screen with the shortcut Shift + Ctrl + Eject. However, when I use the media keys the screen wakes up and I have put it to sleep again. Ideally the ...
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Shift + Delete (Permanent Deletion Of File/Folder): Mac Equivalent [duplicate]

In Windows permanently deleting a file or folder without sending it to the recycle bin, is achieved by selecting that file or folder in Desktop or Windows explorer and then depressing the keyboard ...
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Applescript IF statement with click and keystroke?

I would like to make a script that press down the shift button every time i click on something and maintains it pressed until I release click. Something like: If click then key down shift "when click ...
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OS X - Is there a way to switch keyboard input languages using keyboard shortcut? [duplicate]

Rather self explanatory, but I was hoping to be able to quickly change input languages, without going up to the top and switching manually, rather with a keyboard input? Maybe I'm just too lazy, but I ...
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Ctrl key on Microsoft keyboard does not map to Mac's command

I am just settling in a new job and what I got on my hardware setup is a Mac with a Microsoft keyboard. This support page indicates that the Control key on my PC keyboard should be mapping to Mac's ...
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Disabling highlighting of menu items when using a keyboard shortcut

Whenever I use a keyboard shortcut that is accessible using the menu bar, the related item gets highlighted in blue for less than a second - which I find visually annoying. Can one disable that ...
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Wireless Keyboard not working with Mac Mini

I have the Apple Wireless Keyboard and a very recent Mac Mini. The keyboard exhibits very strange behaviour: meta keys / shortcuts such as CMD+TAB work, but none of the main letters do. Caps lock ...
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Bootcamp and wireless usb keyboard: How to boot with Mac os

I have a Mac mini. I installed windows 7 with bootcamp and now windows 7 is the default OS. My problem is that it doens't seem to recognize my keypress during the boot (I have a logitech usb wireless ...
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How can I systemwide check if a keyboard shortcut is in use or has been registered?

How can I query OS X to know if an application has registered a shortcut? I could inspect every app I have or that is running at least with KeyCue and go through the Keyboard Shortcuts section of ...
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How to get screen to display a notification or indicator when Caps Lock is turned on or toggled?

I'm on OS X Mountain Lion and would like to know how to do this. I know the button has a light to indicate, but I'd like have and indication on the screen.
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How do I map the keyboard media control keys to switch tabs instead?

These days I get all my music needs from streaming websites, so the media keys on my keyboard are basically useless to me: I want to map them to cmd+[ and cmd+], which is the shortcut to change ...
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Does ios7 support third-party software keyboards?

I am a litte confused about iOS 7. Does iOS 7 support third-party software keyboards? There are a lot of rumors around, I watched the last WWDC and read Apple documents but I couldn't hear anything ...
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How to always insert single and double quotes?

Whenever I try to insert " or ' I have to validate it by space, otherwise strange things happen as with ' followed by an a becomes áinstead of just 'a, similar behaviour with double quotes. I find ...
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keystroke when clicking mouse button

I want to assign the middle mouse button to the space key, so I can pan in Photoshop and illustrator without using the keyboard. I'm sure something like that must exist for Mac OS, but I only find ...
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Add shortcut for iTerm on Mountain Lion

I am trying to add shortcut for opening iTerm when I press F1. I added an application shortcut with this key but it does not work. I want to fire iTerm instantly irrespective of what application is ...
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iMac keyboard for programming. Is that comfortable or I should buy another one?

I'm planning to buy an iMac next month. I'm a software developer. I usually use the Microsoft Keyboard for my programming tasks, It has a great ergonomics. I tried iMac's keyboard in the store but ...
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Fn+F6 misbehaving after Mountain Lion upgrade

After upgrading from Lion to Mountain Lion, I find that the F6 key (which is really Fn+F6, as I have enabled "Use all F1, F2, etc. keys as standard function keys" under System Preferences:Keyboard) is ...
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How might text be selected while typing the login password on my Mac?

When I wake up my Mac I am presented with the login screen. I begin typing my password in the empty password text box. After typing the first few characters, the password text becomes highlighted ...
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Is there a full list of FN-key mappings for the MacBook Pro?

I am looking for a document that would specify how can I produce strokes like the ones below on a MacBook Pro keyboard. Insert Numpad Plus Numpad Minus ...
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Map Fn + Esc key to Esc key

I am using a PC keybroad on a Mac, the funniest thing is on this KB, to use the Esc key, I need to press Fn + Esc So, are there any tool I can remap the keys such that I can use the Esc without the ...
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Zoom capability gone

I used to be able to hit Ctrl and use mouse wheel to zoom in on pictures, web pages, or whatever. With OS 10.8 the mouse wheel just scrolls up and down pages. Any thoughts on getting the zoom feature ...
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What happened to the rename song iTunes keyboard shortcut?

The keyboard shortcut that used to enter rename mode for the currently selected song no longer works in iTunes. Has it changed, or disappeared?
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need to reinstall mac os x but the command key is broken

I have a macbook, after an accident I had, my keyboard doesn't work properly (some keys are not working at all including the command key) recently I m facing some problems like, no sound and no camera ...
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Hotkey switching between spelling dictionaries

I'm often using 4 languages for writing texts. Now, each time switching languages with: ⌘+: and changing the language in the popup Is possible somewhat /applescript, shell-script, anyhow ...
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Shift and other random keys not working on external keyboard in Mac OS X 10.6.8

I've been using a Microsoft-made external (ergonomic/split) keyboard, connected via USB, to my Mac laptop without a problem for years. My OS is 10.6.8. Out of the blue, random keys stopped working on ...
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Keyboard acts as if the Command key is depressed 100% of the time

I've got a 2010 macbook air that works fine in all respects except for the keyboard acts as if the command key is depressed all the time. The key does not appear to be physically depressed however. ...
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How do I enter “ř” (small R with caron) and other unusual special characters on the iPhone?

I have a Czech friend whose name is Jiří, and I want to add his name to my Contacts. Pressing and holding R on the iPhone keyboard does not show any special character versions (and similarly on OSX, ...
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Mac OSX Apple Script, How do I make Apple Script push keys on an application

What I am trying to do is make my character run up 50 steps then down 50 steps repeatedly using the up key and the down key. I know how to utilize system events to push keys and I know how to tell ...