A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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Is there a keyboard shortcut for Don't Save?

One thing I do a lot is Command ⌘-Tab over to TextEdit, jot down some notes, and then decide to throw them away. I can close the window with ⌘-W, but is there a way to not-save it from just the ...
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Disable Screen Mirroring Keystroke

When I'm stumbling around trying to find the keystroke for lowering the screen brightness in quarter-segments (which happens to be Option ⌥+Shift ⇧+Brightness-down (F1)), I usually wind up hitting ...
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How can I map keyboard keys to other keyboard keys in an app specific manner?

I would like to have some way to specify that when I am focused on Spotify.app and I press the j key that it will translate into a ↓ key and be sent to the app. I would like this because I like vim ...
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How can I change the command key to be the ctrl key for tmux. It's already mapped for other apps)

tmux wants me to press Command+A (or Command+B by default, changed it by having set -g prefix C-a in my .tmux_conf file). I have already switched Control and Command, so, in general, Control+C will ...
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Strange issue with Apple wireless keyboard on my iMac: Shift + W won't work

I noticed this problem earlier today, pressing left shift + W to type a capital W does not work. I can get a capital W by using the right shift key, or the caps-lock, but not with the left shift, ...
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What does the “Flick only” setting of iPad's Japanese keyboard do?

I've been using the Japanese keyboard layout for a while, but only recently I have noticed there are two options for the software keyboard layout, namely "Kana" and "Flick only". Can anybody tell me ...
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Swap right command with right alt/option on external bluetooth keyboard

I can swap/remap (only) the right command with right alt using Keyremap4macbook for the built in Macbook keyboard, but would the same be possible for the Apple's external Bluetooth keyboard?
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Any productivity tip for using OS X with only one arm, like Windows its sticky key?

Google mostly returns Apple's accessibility API and other programming resources. But I'd want to know, for example, what is Mac OS X version 10.7.4 equivalent of 'sticky key' in Windows. Any other ...
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Where can I find the unicode symbols for Mac functional keys? (Command, Shift, etc.)

Is there a list of key-symbols that I could reference?
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Seeking small bluetooth keyboard with Home/End/PageUp/PageDown keys

Seeking small bluetooth keyboard with Home/End/PageUp/PageDown keys that has same "feel" as Apple wireless keyboard. Found these: keyboard1 (Apple-copy-cat silver, which I like) keyboard2 (regular ...
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How to remap 'Context Menu' key on external keyboard?

I'm using a Cherry G80 (excellent 'clicky' keyboard btw.) on my Macbook Air. Everything works fine, I can use and remap all keys using Ukelele1 or directly in Emacs. The only key behaving strange is ...
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How to use CTRL+W instead of CMD+W in Chrome?

I'm using my Caps-lock as "CTRL" on Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4. On Linux and Windows I can easily close and open tabs via CTRL+W and CTRL+T. However on Mac I have to use CMD+W and CMD+T. CTRL+W and CTRL+T ...
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How do I negotiate dialogue boxes using the keyboard only?

On Windows based machines, whenever a dialogue box pops up with multiple choice options (ie 'Abort', 'Continue', 'Retry'), you can use the 'Tab' key to cycle through those options without using the ...
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Switching Keyboard Layout on Macbook on Lion

Is it still possible to switch from the default (Macbook UK) keyboard to the US layout in Lion? Everything I've read says there should be an international option in System Preferences, but there ...
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What does this keyboard shortcut symbol indicate?

The following was taken out of Photoshop. But I have seen many applications showing the symbol on the left as part of a keyboard combination. Which key is it? [Something] + Command ⌘ + O ...
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Use Logitech g15 multimedia keyboard with Apple Logic 9

That's what I'd like to do: use my Logitech g15 multimedia keys (stop, pause etc) with Apple Logic 9.
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Best keyboard mapping approach to make a Mac work like Ubuntu?

Through the day I work on both a Mac and Ubuntu. What's the best option for mapping the Mac keyboard (an external, non-Mac one) to Ubuntu style keys - when using the Mac (OS X). Basically I want to ...
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Task Switching with the Keyboard

I'm a long time Windows and Linux user giving an old Macbook I brought back to life a fair shake. I'm running Snow Leopard. One of the frustrations I've had over the past couple weeks is that I ...
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How can I change Terminal so that I don't have to press ESC every time I want to type a meta-modified key?

Currently in emacs/terminal, I have to press ESC every time I want to send an escaped keystroke, eg: to go forwards two words, I have to press: ESC+f; ESC+f How do I change the system so that I ...
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How can I speed up Mouse Keys?

I have been exploring the OS X accessibility option to control the mouse from your keyboard (as described here) and I am curious if there is a way to make it go faster.
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Global hotkey to change iTunes ratings

Is there a global hotkey or keyboard shortcut to change ratings in iTunes for the current song? Some other applications (e.g. Amarok on Linux) have this and I'm missing this functionality from ...
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Cmd+3, Cmd+4 not working!

I've been using Command ⌘+1~4 shortcuts for switching spaces on older versions of OS X. But after upgrading to Lion (10.7.4), Command ⌘+3 and Command ⌘+4 do not work! I need them to switch tabs in ...
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French canadian keyboard layout

Is there a way to configure my keyboard layout in Lion to match the Windows "Français (Canada)" (or French (Canada) if you prefer!) layout? Currently, I use the french canadian layout from Mac OS on ...
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Lion: Map Option + arrow to home/end

I am using the CLI version of Vim on Mac mini, with OS X Lion. I use Vim as my main code editor, and one thing that bother me is lack of Home and End keys for moving to the Start and End of lines, ...
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Can I get Command-H to hide an Emacs window?

I'm using GNU Emacs 23.4.1 (x86_64-apple-darwin, NS apple-appkit-1038.36) of 2012-01-29 on bob.porkrind.org on a MacBook Air. Can I set Command-H to hide Emacs? I currently use M-x customize-group ns ...
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Mac OS X custom keyboard shortcuts

Whenever I set a custom keyboard shortcut in Mac OS X (10.6.8) for a menu item, I cannot use it until I open its menu by clicking on it at least once. This happens every time I launch an app and ...
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Outlook 2011 Keyboard Shortcut for going to Inbox

Is there a keyboard shortcut in Outlook for Mac 2011 that allows me to jump back to the main Inbox folder? Under my Inbox, I have a long list of folders that spans more than a full screen. If I'm at ...
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Is there a way to click a default button with the keyboard, without Full Keyboard Access?

In Xcode when I go to commit files, I get a sheet with "Cancel" and "Commit" buttons, where the latter is the default (colored/pulsing) button. I can hit Escape to Cancel, but I haven't found any way ...
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Kinesis Function Key Bindings

I've a Kinesis Advantage Pro Keyboard and am using OS X Lion. I want to bind the function keys to what they are on the MacBook Pro - i.e. controls for brightness, mission control, etc. How can I do ...
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Keyboard shortcuts for new window in Chrome or iTerm2

Is there any functionality in Chrome, iTerm2, or a keyboard shortcut app that will let me open a new window (Chrome or iTerm2) in a global environment? It should open a new window regardless of ...
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Strange keyboard shortcuts and menu items

I have just noticed that some items in the click-right menu and in the keyboard shortcuts settings are displayed in a different language now (Portuguese). The system default language is English and ...
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Is it possible to completely disable the keyboard backlight on a MacBook Pro?

I have a new MacBook Pro 13-inch (mid 2012). I have never liked the backlit keyboard. I am completely a touch-typist and I never look down at the keys. I just find the light going on and off to be ...
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Press space to preview in LogMeIn

Pressing space in Mac OS X on a file name, lets say on a CSV file, it shows me a preview of the file, which is a great feature. When using LogMeIn to remote control other macs, this function is ...
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Apple wireless keyboard without num keypad

Does anyone know how to delete line breaks after text please? I used to place the cursor after the last letter or symbol, take the page down to the bottom, and on the numeric keypad, hold down the ...
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USB keyboard and mouse freeze OS X when being reconnected (MacBook Air) [closed]

I use my MacBook Air (OS X 10.7.4) with the Apple USB keyboard with numpad and the USB mouse (connected to the keyboard). Perhaps unrelated, I also use an external monitor. If I am lucky, the ...
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How to check what keyboard type is installed in MacBook Air by serial number?

I have unpacked MacBookAir 13". How to check using serial number or other information from the box if MacBook is equipped with English keyboard layout or with other?
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How to disable the special characters shortcut (Cmd+Option+T) in OS X Lion?

I just want to use this shortcut for one other application.
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Gmail-like keyboard shortcuts in Mail.app (keys without modifiers)

How can I create keyboard shortcuts in Mail.app that do not require modifiers? For example, I'd like j/k to scroll the message pane. Maybe n/p to navigate between messages. Maybe N/P to navigate ...
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Setting keyboard shortcut to switch to an application [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I create a shortcut to open a specific application on OS X? For example, I'd like to use ⌘ Command + 1 to switch to my browser, with different numbers for the ...
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Keyboard shortcut to prevent login items from loading but still allow extensions

I know that if I boot my Mac while holding down Shift, then it does "safe mode" which causes it to boot without either login items or extensions. I often want to boot the computer and not load login ...
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Using the home (house) button in Logitech K400 keyboard

I've just bought the Logitech K400 keyboard/trackpad combo. The volume buttons above the keyboard works just fine. But the home button (that has a small "house" icon) doesn't do anything on OS X Lion. ...
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What is the Numbers keyboard shortcut to get in the formula bar of a cell?

I am looking for a keyboard shortcut in Numbers to edit the current cell via the formula bar (if that is the right word). Screen shot: Please note, I am not looking for this answer. That is how to ...
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TextEdit key bindings modified in DefaultKeyBinding.dict stopped working

I have customized text editing bindings in ~/Library/KeyBindings/DefaultKeyBinding.dict but they all stopped working in TextEdit.app when I upgraded to Lion. They still work fine in other Cocoa apps ...
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Lock keyboard in lion

Is there a way to lock the keyboard in Lion? By "lock keyboard" I mean some way to make the computer ignore almost any keypresses, except some special "unlock" sequence. Maybe an OS X feature or ...
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Macbook Air's keyboard malfunction after spill. How to work around it?

I spilled coffee over my mac's air keyboard yesterday. The computer seems to work but the keyboard doesn't. The symptoms: The laptop boots into the drive selection screen every time (alt key ...
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Enter “vertical bar” (or “pipe symbol”) in Windows

I have my MacBook late 2008 sometimes running Windows 7 via BootCamp. The keyboard has a German layout. Pretty much like the Wikimedia image below except that the blue symbols in the lowest line are ...
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How can I show typing keyboard in record screen

When I record the screen on a Mac, how can I show keyboard typing in the same image (as shown below)? Is there particular screen recording software or settings that will do this?
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Remap the 'UpperCase' key [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I set caps lock to a more complex keystroke? I lost the tab key on my macbook and since i rarely use the uppercase key i'm wondering if it is possibe to use it ...
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How to memorize the Option key ⌥?

I wonder if there is a good way to memorize the Option key ⌥. I almost always think of it as the Shift key, because it looks like a lower level and a higher level (the small hyphen elevated). Or ...
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Why do Application Shortcuts in System Preferences disappear?

I have a longstanding issue with Application Shortcuts (ie. in System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Application Shortcuts). I can set up a new shortcut to a menu item of a specific application, eg. ...