A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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Optimal keyboard shortcut for keyboard layout switching on OS X?

Considering that Spotlight is already using ⌘+space and that you cannot use combination of modifiers alone, I would like to see an ergonimic alternative. I can't use the following combinations ...
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Is there a “Focus Editor” shortcut key in Xcode 4?

Cmd-1..n are handy for changing and focusing the different navigator tabs so I don't have to take my fingers off the keyboard, but is there a shortcut for giving the focus back to the editor after ...
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Where can I find a map of my MBP french keyboard layout?

I just moved to Mac and I need to get used to the keyboard of my Macbook Pro. I've seen images / maps of the QWERTY keyboards but could not find a proper one for French. I want to see what the ...
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Why is there a groove line on the “F” and “J” keys on Apple keyboards?

If you look at Apple's keyboards nowadays, you'll see that on the "F" and "J" keys there is a little groove line under the letter. Why does this exist? What purpose does it serve?
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Changing keyboard input language on Mac OSX

How do I change (switch) the input language in Mac OSX (English->Russian->Hebrew). In Windows it is done by pressing alt-shift. What is the equivalent in OSX ?
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How to quickly jump to another application without using command tab

I am trying to do a screencast and I use ⌘+⇥ to move from browser to my IDE . During editing I need to remove all the screenshots of me moving from one app to another since that is ...
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Powering on while the lid is closed in clamshell mode

For a recent MacBook Pro, lid closed, non-Apple keyboard: can I map some key (like F15) to be the same as the Apple power key so I can do a full shutdown and start up without opening the lid?
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Mouse/Keyboard won't connect after being powered off

my iMac has recently developed an odd issue: If the mouse, or keyboard, is powered off (power button, or because I pull the batteries), and then powered on again, the device will not connect to the ...
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How to clean my wireless keyboard

I have the wireless keyboard and one of the keys is sticky. Can I remove the keys or how can I get the sticky food from underneath the key?
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Switch Cmd and Control keys for one app only

I use a mac at work and a home. However, at work I need to log into a Windows virtual machine (using either CoRD or MS RDC) several times each day to do some work. Switching between using control ...
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Do I need drivers to use a fullsized apple keybaord with my MacBookPro?

I have a 2009 MacBookPro and just purchased a wired Apple Keyboard with numeric keypad. I really wanted dedicated navigation keys and it is working great in Eclipse after a bit of configuation. I also ...
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Option-Delete deletes word with white space in front

So this has been driving me crazy for a while now: when you have a lot of blank space before a word, you go to the beginning of the line and push option-delete, it will delete not only the blank ...
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Wireless keyboard on iPad2

I finally got my wireless keyboard for my iPad and I'm quite disappointed. Beside the media controls the whole stuff from the dock-keyboard doesn't work on the wireless one. What's even worse is that ...
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How can I map keyboard keys to mouse axes in Terminal?

How can I map the mouse axes to my keyboard keys in the Mac OSX 10.6 Terminal? For example, moving the mouse up (positive x) triggers a keypress of W. Is this built in, or do I need a software ...
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mapping external keyboard keys to mac keys

Is there a software, command or way to know what keys from an external non apple keyboard are being mapped to which mac keys? And also is there a way to remap the shortcut keys of my keyboard: back, ...
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Unset Fn Key Activating Expose

When I first got my Macbook Pro, I somewhere came across a setting that let me map the Fn key to the same action as the 'F3' command, which I guess is the 'Expose' feature where it shows all open ...
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Keyboard shortcuts with Dvorak keymapping

In the Dvorak key layout, Spotlight's shortcut masks the Undo shortcut, and I couldn't fix the problem by changing or disabling shortcut associations. Any advice?
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Vim mappings / plugin for Xcode

I'm a developer who mostly does web stuff in Ruby and C#, and I'd like to start tinkering with iOS and Mac development. Over the last few month I've been trying to get fluent in one set of key ...
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Why is my S key intermittently typing ß inßtead of s <----See

MacBook (White) 2.4Ghz Intel Core Duo, 2GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, OS X 10.6.7 Keyboard language - Canadian English (have also tried US English). All other languages removed, computer language ENGLISH. ...
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How can I get the Alt key to work in an X11 application?

I'm using an editor that requires X11 and for the most part it works well. I have many commands that use the Alt key and I like to navigate the menus this way as well, but the Alt key doesn't work ...
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Disabling the “keep pressed” function of OS X sticky keys

I use the accessibility feature called sticky keys in OS X, what it does is that if you press a command modifier key (Ctrl, Cmd, Alt, Shift, Fn), it stays "pressed" until you press another key. This ...
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Dvorak keyboard layout with international character support?

I'm running Mac OS X 10.6.3, and find myself switching between the Dvorak and U.S. Extended keyboard layout. Ideally I'd want a Dvorak layout with the international character support of the latter ...
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Assigning hotkeys (keyboard shortcuts) in Mac OS X 10.5.8 for audio playback

I will begin by mentioning that I am a SQL/ASP.NET programmer and I work in Windows environments. However, I am in a very small department that has a mishmash of Macs and PCs, and to most of the ...
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Prevent a Mac from waking up from keyboard or mouse?

I put my PowerMac at work to sleep so that I can use Wake-on-LAN to do remote work on it. However the office cleaner often touches the keyboard or the mouse button unintentionally. So the question is: ...
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Using USB-Keyboard (connected my mbp) to control IPad via Bluetooth Connection

Hey guys I wonder if there is a way (a third-party solution maybe?) to control my IPad with the keyboard thats connected to my mbp. Someone else on Stackexchange also asked link for this feature (Nov ...
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Function keystrokes 'ate' by host when running Win7 in a VirtualBox

I'm a recent Mac convert, but still need to use Windows for work related tasks. A man's gotta eat & pay for internet access. I have VirtualBox setup w/ a Windows 7 VM. The VM has Visual Studio ...
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How can I create a shortcut to switch to a specific keyboard layout?

See I installed some chinese input methods, and some of them have already shortcuts, I'd like to add a shortcut for the one I use mainly so I can come back from chinese quickly without grabbing the ...
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Global keyboard shortcut conflicts

I just installed a menubar application and would like to assign a global keyboard shortcut to one of its operations. Is there any easy way to determine if the key combination I want to use conflicts ...
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Cursor navigation in Terminal

I quite often find myself needing to move the cursor to the beginning or the end of the line. Is there a keyboard shortcut or other magic trick to move the cursor apart from the arrow keys.
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Shiny new Macbook Pro — can oils and sweat damage the screen?

I have a brand-new Macbook Pro. As I'm almost certainly going to eventually spill something into the keyboard, I picked up a keyboard skin. It only took me a few hours to get used to typing with it; ...
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Is it possible to redefine the keyboard shortcut for deleting files to [delete] loosing the [command]?

Is it possible to redefine the keyboard shortcut for deleting files to delete loosing the command ? How?
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What does “CMD + <” do in AZERTY keyboard?

What does CMD+< do in AZERTY keyboard layout? I'm trying to assign it to a program using apptivate, but it keeps telling me it is already assigned to a system-wide shortcut. I've been looking ...
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CTRL+4 and CTRL+5 not working in OSX

Recently, I've noticed that my MacBook Pro 5,1 (mid 2009) running Snow Leopard 10.6.6 doesn't respond when I press CTRL+3 or CTRL+4. When, for instance, I'm in an application that has no bindings for ...
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any way to remap keys for only one app?

I've seen the system wide tools (that all seem to just manipulate the default key bindings) that allow you to swap keys around, but has anyone found a way to swap keys for just one application? (no, ...
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Photoshop shortcuts only work sporadically

Using CMD+J on a layer to duplicate it works... sometimes. But not always. Using CMD+Ctrl+D (my own binding) to delete a layer works... sometimes. But not always. I'm unable to grasp why it only ...
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Can I get (something like) an Apple wireless keyboard with numeric keypad?

That would be perfect; their current wireless keyboard is too laptop-like. I like having wide arrow keys, the delete/end/page up/page down/home keys. Otherwise, can someone recommend a similar ...
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What is the keyboard shortcut for editing a cell in Excel?

I can't find the keyboard shortcut for this on the mac. It's F2 on a windows machine.
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I want to change to hot key(s) for spaces

Currently I can switch between spaces using Control + arrow. I want to change that to Command + arrow. How would I go about doing that?
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Can home and end keys be mapped when using Terminal?

The home and end keys on a MacBook Pro can be emulated with fn + left arrow or fn + right arrow. Or when certain settings are changed, with the Command (Apple) key instead of fn. None of these ...
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How do I use a PC keyboard on a Mac

I have a very nice and expensive mechanical keyboard. It was designed for a PC and not a Mac. How do I set up the mapping, so it works like I am used to. For example, I want the Ctrl key on the PC ...
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typewriter effect to keyboard stroke

Is there any way to add (sound) typewriter effect to keyboard stroke?
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Filter out duplicate keystrokes in software?

I have a flaky keyboard which sometimes translates a single keystroke into several, and while I hope to repair it soon, I am wondering if there is a software solution which would help for the time ...
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In Finder's List view, is there a keyboard shortcut to go to top/bottom of list?

Before Leopard, hitting the Spacebar would take you to the bottom file in List view -- but that now initiates QuickLook. As far as I know there has never been a keyboard shortcut to go to the top of ...
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Control-F2 “Move Focus to Menu Bar” only works occasionally

I don't want to use my trackpad too much due to a strain injury, hence I use the Control F2 "Move Focus to Menu Bar" a lot. However this feature only works occasionally, it can work for hours and ...
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How to customize Textmate keybindings?

I'm trying to customize Textmate's keybindings. I edited 'KeyBindings.dict' in Content/Resources/ and then restarted textmate. It does not work. Is three an easy way to customize keybindings?
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How can I keep certain apps from showing in the command-tab switcher?

Pretty much self-explanatory... I just have a bunch of utilities (LaunchBar, DeliBar, Tags, etc...) that I never need to tab to and so are just in the way.
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How to use external mouse and keyboard normally in bootcamp with windows 7?

I just installed windows 7 using bootcamp. I then connected an external keyboard and mouse. I understand that I need to change settings in order to use right click on the trackpad. My problem is that ...
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How do I change GNU Screen's meta-key to Cmd-a?

GNU Screen's default meta-key is Ctrl-a, which is really inconvenient for me because I frequently use Ctrl-a and Ctrl-e to move the cursor to the beginning or end of the line. I'd prefer to change ...
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Copy, Paste, Cut, Select-All Keyboard Shortcuts

I recently bought am older Mac (Mac G5 with Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger). I have a PC keyboard and when I tried the keyboard shortcuts for text editing such as copy, paste, cut, select-all I realized they ...
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Keyboard shortcut to display music library in iTunes

So assuming that I'm in a playlist I'd like to be able to type a keyboard shortcut and then have my music library display on the main panel and then tab to the search bar and look for a song.