A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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How can i change and customize the special characters on my keyboard?

This is my first post at AskDifferent, hopefully it works out. My problem: i want to insert the symbol "λ" aka 'lamda' everytime i use the Option-L key. However, by default my OS Mountain Lion ...
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How do I type the typeset “space” character?

I've used the Keyboard Viewer a few times, and disappointingly have never seen the "space" character: ␣ Is it possible to type this character directly via some combination of meta keys ...
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How to determine what process controls key combinations?

I'd like to determine which process is handling a particular key combination. I've looked through the System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Keyboard Shortcuts list. I've also looked through another ...
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Input Method Keys not Firing Event

I have recently purchased an external Japanese keyboard from FILCO. In addition to the regular keys, it also has 3 keys specifically designated to switch between Western and Japanese character input. ...
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Keyboard shortcut within Mission Control for choosing a specific application window?

I use Mountain Lion and want to know if there are keyboard shortcuts for moving around and choosing a particular application window within a given active desktop in Mission Control. I chose an option ...
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MacBook keyboard error, only letters not working

A couple of weeks ago I damaged the logicboard of my MacBook when I attempted to clean the keyboard. However, it worked perfectly fine if I had the lid closed and attached it to an external keyboard. ...
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“Home” and “End” HotKeys in Vim INSERT Mode with MacBook Pro

I am pretty new to Vim and to Mac, I have a MacBook Pro with Retina Display running OS X 10.8.3, which does NOT have native Home, End, PageUp and PageDown keys. I know the Fn + arrow keys can work in ...
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How can I remap the play/pause key to Grooveshark?

I like to listen to Grooveshark while coding on my mbp. Since it's a website, every time I want to pause or continue I need to find the tab in my browser and click with the trackpad. Is there a way ...
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Can I make a custom keyboard shortcut available to all users?

I've created a keyboard shortcut but it only works for my current user, we have 3 users on our Mac (OS X 10.8.3) but if I set up a short cut, I have to then set the same one up for our other 2 users. ...
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Keyboard shortcut to correct spelling mistakes

Is there any way for me to get all of the words detected by the standard OS X spelling checker as mistakes, to be corrected to the first available choice using a keyboard shortcut? E.g. I type ...
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How can I input ctrl+` (grave accent)?

Normally when typing `, I have to hold shift down and press ´, and a "dead" version of the grave accent appears. I then have to press space to get the "living" version of the grave accent. You can ...
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How do you make the fn keyboard button work like a Ctrl button?

I'm used to having the Control button at the bottom left corner of the keyboard. It's a little annoying to be pressing Fn + Tab when I wanted a Control + Tab and the position of the Control button in ...
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Using different bluetooth mouses and keyboards on a MacBook

I was wondering if it is possible to get a wireless mouse and keyboard less expensive than Apple's that would still work the way Apple's do - without the need to use extra USB toggles for bluetooth ...
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Intermittently unresponsive keyboard and trackpad on Macbook Air

Especially since the 10.8.3 update, I've been experiencing occasional freezes of my 2012 Macbook Air's trackpad and keyboard. The trackpad will be completely unresponsive, and usually only a few ...
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Is there a way to create new desktop spaces from keyboard only?

We all know there is a way to to switch between desktops using keyboard shortcuts, but can we create new ones using only the keyboard?
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How to use Aquamacs on a non US keyboard?

I occasionaly use Aquamacs on my Macbook Pro. I have also bought an Apple keyboard with a US english layout, because it is not practical to program on a Mac with a french (or more generally probably ...
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How do you diagnose why a keyboard shortcut does not work?

I am trying to get Command+Alt+Shift+L to work in RStudio on OSX. I have a large number of customisations that might possibly prevent this shortcut from working. I've gone through the usual places ...
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Hotkey to scroll other window without switching to it

Emacs has a nice feature in the C-M-v keybind (scroll-other-window in Emacs Lisp), which causes the other window in a frame with two windows to scroll (I haven't tried it with more than two windows) ...
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Wired keyboard for iPad Mini

Is there any wired keyboard-case available for new iPad Mini (thefore using Lightning port)? Or keyboard-case with standard USB cable, that has been tested and proven to work with Lightning OTG ...
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How to type backslash in Russian on Macbook pro

I can't find the backslash key either in low case or upper case(by holding shift key) in Russian input method( I chose it on input source) on Macbook pro. But if I choose russian pc input method, ...
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Replacing rubber spring/cup under Tab key cap

To make a long question short: What's the proper way to replace a rubber spring (inverted cup-like thing) under a keycap, specifically the Tab key on a unibody design MacBook Pro or Air? Details: I ...
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Automatically Inserting Text Globally

Let's say I want this action to happen on any program whenever I press F10 (or some other custom key combination): Paste the text: "Hello World!" There's a similar tool in Windows called AutoHotKey ...
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Hardware replacement to fix not-working MacBook keys

1 1/2 weeks ago I had the glorious idea to clean the keyboard of my white MacBook Mid2010 with a wet cloth. Now, several keys are not working anymore, and I guess there might be a close-circuit ...
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Can command or option and shift (just those two keys) be assigned as an OS X shortcut?

How can I assign command (apple) + shift or option (alt) + shift as a shortcut? It seems that I can assign other keyboard combinations but not this one as a shortcut.
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Keyboard Shortcut to Right Size All Columns Individually in Finder in OSX Lion?

Is it possible to set a keyboard shortcut for resizing all columns individually in Finder in OSX Lion? The way to do it without a shortcut is right clicking on a column divider and then choosing the ...
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Where are keyboard shortcuts stored (for backup and sync purposes)?

Where can I access OS X keyboard shortcuts, say for Dropbox sync?
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Multiple logitech keyboards with different keymaps?

I have this at work -- http://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/wireless-solar-keyboard-k750-mac and this at home -- http://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/k750-keyboard?crid=26&section=features ...
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Macbook Pro 2012 i7 - Keyboard/trackpad not working in Bootcamp

I have a 2012 Macbook Pro 15" Core I7 8gb ram and Nvidia 650M. I have been running bootcamp on it for over a month when last night my keyboard and trackpad stopped working after a reboot. I ...
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Different keyboards layout

I'm the owner of a MacBook Air I bought just a few days ago. I live in Italy, so for the sake of being able to sell the machine when its time will come, I bought it with an Italian keyboard layout. ...
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Can you color label a file/folder in Finder using a keyboard shortcut? [duplicate]

Is there a faster way to label a selected file or folder without having to right-click and choosing a colour ? Such as a keyboard shortcut or another method to do this ?
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Using the apple wireless keyboard with an iPad with PC/Mac-like keyboard commands

I have jailbroken iPad2 (iOS5.1.1) and an apple wireless bluetooth keyboard that I use for typing on the iPad. Although the keyboard is a joy to use, I can't use it for much else other than typing ...
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Changing text navigation buttons in OSX

I'd like to change the default text navigation buttons for OSX (Mountain Lion). That is, currently the key to move iterate tokens when editing a text file (or in XCode) is alt, and command for ...
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Producing a standard tilde while using OS X (U.S. International - PC) keyboard layout

The tilde, ~, generated by the U.S. International - PC layout and the tilde, ~, produced by the U.S. layout are allegedly different characters. How can I produce the U.S. tilde while using the ...
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MS Excel shortcut Windows vs. Mac

MS Excel for Mac has quite different shortcut keys than Excel for Windows. Is there any comparison table? Rather than this ...
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How to change TextEdit keyboard shortcuts?

I would like to change TextEdit shortcuts which are visible in the menu, but are not listed in Keyboard shortcuts in System preferences. I tried adding new shortcut, assigned to TextEdit, but it ...
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How can I make the power button on my MacBook run a custom script?

I'm running OS 10.7.5 on an October 2008 unibody MacBook, and I would like to somehow get my computer to run a script whenever I press the power button, instead of prompting me if I want to turn my ...
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Have Voiceover read out just paragraph or sentence under cursor

I work with a disabled user who controls their iMac using keyboard and mouse input from their communication-aid. They have dyslexia and would like to use voiceover to read certain paragraphs or ...
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Avoid using command for keyboard shortcuts

I work with a disabled person who uses their communication-aid to control their iMac through keyboard and mouse commands. I'm setting up keyboard shortcuts to launch applications directly using ...
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quicktime play/pause keyboard shortcut

Is there any ability to start playing and set pause for video in quicktime by keyboard hotkey. Now i'm doing window switch and then clicking on space key to achieve it. Is there any hot-key for that? ...
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Ctrl + Alt + Delete: Mac Equivalent?

Ctrl + Alt + Delete on Windows provides a variety of functions, the main one of interest being the Task Manager. Is there an equivalent keyboard shortcut & indeed Task Manager for carrying out ...
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Shortcut to eject all external hard drives but not MobileBackups

So far I've been using the following AppleScript to eject all external drives at once conveniently using a shortcut: tell application "Finder" eject (every disk) end tell This script is is ...
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PageUp and PageDown keys for Irssi (IRC) in Macbook?

I cannot find the keys on my mackbook. I need them to go page-up and page-down in irssi (IRC). I have tested the tips here but they do not work. They model some different Up/Down, not the traditional ...
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How to use F1-F12 keys with MacBook?

Blender requires F-keys such as F12 and numpad. The numpad emulation works for me, but I am unable to get the function keys such as F1, F4 and F12 working. For example, F12 should do rendering. So how ...
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Making the active window more obvious in OSX

From an accessibility point of view there are many people who find it easier to control their computers by (effectively) the keyboard, rather than the mouse. One of the things that comes up ...
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Does anyone know how to disable unicode text input in text fields?

I absolutely love the Cocoa text engine. A few modifications to a little xml file - ~/Library/DefaultKeyBinding.dict - and you can get just about any key sequence to work in any standard Cocoa text ...
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Assign a keyboard shortcut to “Add a face…” action in iPhoto?

Is it possible to assign a keyboard shortcut to the "Add a face..." action in iPhoto? Preferably one that can be used outside of the Info view, so you can move quickly from viewing a photo to editing ...
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Autochoose for press and hold?

Is there a way to change the press and hold character picker in a way that it automatically choose a certain character. I'm German using an US keyboard (on purpose, I don't want to switch back to a ...
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Selecting a whole line of text, including the newline

Kind of a tricky one to describe. Here goes though. Open up your favourite text editor on OSX (well, Textedit, Coda 2, a Chrome textarea at least). Type a long line of text, followed by a short line. ...
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Disabling Command + Arrow scrolling

When I press Command ⌘+↑ or Command ⌘+↓ on OS X 10.8.2 (Mountain Lion), it scrolls all the way to the top or the bottom of a window. The problem is, in some programs, this ...
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Set F7/F8/F9 to perform iTunes functions like built-in keyboard

I have a non-Apple keyboard connected to my MacBook Pro. Is there a way to make the F7 F8 and F9 do the previous song / play-pause / next song actions like they do on the built-in keyboard?