A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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Command+C (copy) with the left command key does not work

I'm facing a strange problem. When I type ⌘+C with the left command key, it does not work anymore. The left command key is working for ⌘+V or ⌘+X or any others so it's not a hardware problem. The C ...
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How can I configure OS X Mavericks to use a UK PC keyboard layout?

I'm using a non-mac USB UK keyboard with Mavericks. Because Apple's idea of a UK keyboard is different to a non-apple UK keyboard, some symbols are wrong, e.g. " and @ are swapped. How can I get set ...
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Keyboard shortcut using 'Mac Driver' in WINE

I would like to map the Command key to the Control key but, have it affective only while running a WINE application using the new 'Mac Driver', not X11. I tried a registry edit but, I don't know what ...
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Switching to #x application in the dock

I would like to hit cmd+X to switch to (or launch, if it's not running) the #X application in the Dock, without hardconding that application. I.e. if my third application in the dock is the Terminal, ...
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How to disable default keyboard layout shorcut in OS X 10.8?

When I select the "Simplified Pinyin" layout in Mac OS X 10.8, the shortcut Shift+6 is assigned to "Display smileys" (see screenshot below). However, since this is a French keyboard, Shift+6 is ...
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How to prevent Command-I/Command-Shift-I from opening Mac Mail when in browser?

When in a browser (Chrome or Safari), the following keyboard shortcut will always bring up a window that says "Welcome To Mail": Command+Shift+I I would like to use this shortcut for another purpose....
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How to disable emoji on Chinese keyboard in OS X? (Related: disabling emoji systemwide)

I use the Chinese keyboard on OS X Mavericks, and I'm sure this is the case for other versions of OS X, where when I type in Chinese, like 爱情 and emoji like hearts come up.. which is annoying because ...
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Use MacBook as a monitor and controller for iMac

I have an iMac and I also happen to have a MacBook Air. What I need is this strange layout - I want to be able to control my iMac with my MacBook. I also want to be able to share my iMaс screen to my ...
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While Screensaver is on, login window keeps appearing. How can I prevent this?

I have a desktop with two computers. On one side I have a Windows PC, and on the other side is a Macbook running OS X Mavericks that is plugged into a Thunderbolt display. I use a wireless keyboard ...
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Is it possible to assign custom Keyboard Shortcuts to Styles in Pages 5.0?

In the previous Pages release there used to be the possibility to assign keyboard shortcuts to styles, although limited to the F1..F8 keys. Apparently this feature is missing from the freshly ...
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Can I restore pre-Mavericks power key behavior?

Mavericks changed the behavior of my MacBook Air's power key to put the Air to sleep immediately when pressed briefly. Prior to Mavericks, the power key would summon the Shut Down dialog. As ...
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How Can OS 10.9 Kotoeri Keyboard Layout Behavior Be Reverted To That of 10.8 and Earlier

In OS 10.8, you could set the keyboard layout for Japanese input in Kotoeri Preferences. The default was US, which generates the correct layout for a JIS hardware keyboard. In 10.9, Apple deleted ...
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How can I set a keyboard shortcut that includes the backspace key?

My question is in the title: does OS X allow to set a shortcut with backspace, like Ctrl+Option ⌥+Command ⌘+backspace (in my case to an Automator service)? Edit: You might think "Try it yourself"; ...
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Creating InDesign “Paragraph / Character Style” shortcuts on a Mac wireless keyboard w/o number pad

Creating InDesign "Paragraph / Character Style" shortcuts on a Mac wireless keyboard w/o number pad. Does someone have a fix for this problem? …or still is not possible?
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Keyboard and Trackpad stop working on brand new Macbook Pro with Mavericks?

I just got a brand new Macbook Pro (2.4 GHz Intel Core i5) with OS X 10.9 Mavericks preinstalled. It's working great and I love the retina screen, but I've had a recurring issue daily where the ...
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Shortcut used by another action/reboot breaks shortcut

I think this is a bug, but perhaps it is a unique problem to me for some reason. I really like independent display switching in Mavericks, and I set it up in what I guess is a unique way. I have two ...
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Keyboard shortcut to select Application “quit unexpectedly” dialog

When encountering an application "quit unexpectedly" dialog box in OS X, sometimes the focus on that dialog box is lost. With only a keyboard, how does one restore focus back to that window? cmd+tab ...
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What do I need to know for setting key combination shortcuts

I am running OS X Mavericks 10.9 and I want to create a new key combination shortcut for, lets say, 'Look Up in Dictionary'. Personally I think CommandShiftD or CommandOptionD would be nice. When I ...
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How to select buttons in a dialog using the keyboard?

Times ago I setted my Mac (in system preferences) to use, when an alert appear, enter key to choose OK button and tab to scroll other possible button and space to select one of them. Now I initialized ...
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Mac Mini does not recognize USB Keyboard at start up

I am using a Quickfire Stealth mechanical USB Keyboard for my Mac Mini. I am having an issue that each time I boot the computer, I have to plug it out from the USB port and plug it back in for the Mac ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut in OS X Mavericks for quick reply when an iMessage notification appears?

I found it not that efficient to move the mouse pointer over the notification and click on the reply button every time. So I was wondering if there is a hotkey for quick reply instead of using the ...
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All Keyboard Shortcuts are selecting word backwards

Since the start of September approximately keyboard shortcuts in OS X have been acting strangely. Many of the common shortcuts (cmd+z, cmd+v, cm+c, cmd+w etc) select the previous word rather than ...
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Hotkeys being captured in save menu in GIMP?

I just installed GIMP (from the dmg on the GIMP website) on my new MacBook Pro running Mavericks. Unfortunately, when I went to go export/save an image, the keys that are hotkeys in GIMP (e.g. 1 is ...
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How to type telnet escape character in OS X terminal

Escape character is '^]'. How does one type that? On Finnish/Swedish keyboard Alt-9 is ], but Ctrl-Alt-9 gives just 9. (For non-scandinavians, [] and {} are Alt-8/9 and Shift-Alt-8/9 respectively ...
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How can I automatically focus Finder windows after CMD-TAB to one in a different space?

CMD-TAB to Finder in a different space and the focus will always bet set to the Desktop. As a result, keyboard interaction is impossible until the Finder window is focused with CMD-` (backtick) or ...
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manually edit shortcuts on os x 10.9 (Mavericks)

I'm using TotalTerminal on 10.9 Mavericks and while it's not great, it's the best quake terminal I've found right now. I usually show/hide the visor using command-escape but unfortunately can't seem ...
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MBA trackpad and keyb not working on Windows 8.1

Listen to this one folks... I have a mid-2013 MBA and thought a few months back that I'd give the new Windows a shot, so I bootcamp'd Windows 8.1 PREVIEW. Since the final 8.1 is upon us and the ...
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Keyboard shorcut to switch focus between multiple displays on OS X 10.9.5 +

The fact that each monitor acts on its own in OS X Mavericks is pretty cool. However, I find that I have to use my mouse and click on the unfocused monitor before I can actually slide back and forth ...
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Is it possible to open a new space with the keyboard?

There is a keyboard shortcut to open up spaces ctrl + up and you can press alt to see the new space +. Is there anyway to create a new space with a keyboard command?
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How to disable/always allow assistive access on Mavericks?

I've been using this script (AppleScript) bound to a global hot key as an Automator Service to open new terminals using a global keyboard shortcut. After upgrade to OS X Mavericks when the ...
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How to disable Mavericks' emoji shortcut

The shortcut control-command-space in Mavericks opens a panel with Emojis. I'd like to use it for another application (Divvy), but it complains that it is already used by a system-wide keyboard ...
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Difference between US QWERTY and International QWERTY Apple keyboards?

What exactly is the difference between US QWERTY and International QWERTY Apple keyboards? I’m talking about the hardware keyboards specifically, not about keyboard layouts (in System Settings).
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Connecting a PC PS/2 keyboard to Mac

I've just bought a PS/2 to USB cable to use PS/2 PC keyboard (Compaq SK-2860 and Packard Bell 6301N) in my Mac (OS X 10.8.4) because my Mac's wireless keyboard doesn't work: …but my Mac does not ...
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Keyboard bugs (some keys doing strange stuffs)

Since this morning the keyboard is exhibiting some strange behavior: "!" key is adding a "@" after the "!" "i" key is adding a tab after the "i" "k" key is toggling the caps lock after the "k" "....
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How to prevent Option+Command+Space from opening “Searching This Mac”?

The following keyboard shortcut will always bring up a window that says Searching "This Mac": Option+Command+Space I would like to use this shortcut for another purpose. Is there any way to disable ...
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How to maximize `Preview` by keyboard shortcut?

This question is about the Preview app. I use that a lot to read stuff (PDF files, etc. Each time it opens, it forgets the last Window state. On a Retina Mac, it is ideal to have it opened at "Two ...
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What is this key, and where is it on a MacBook Air?

This is a picture of a tooltip from IntelliJ IDEA. Does anyone know what key is being referred to? I don't have anything like it on my MacBook Air.
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“I” and “(”,“K” keys on the keyboard respond only after pressing them several times

"I" and "(", "K" keys on my Bluetooth keyboard don't work very well sometimes I need to press them several times before the input is print. My battery is at 100% and I think is a problem related to a ...
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MacBook Pro (Tiger): Get keyboard defaults to stick

I have a circa 2007 MacBook Pro with fully-patched Mac OS X Tiger installed. I recently plugged an OEM USB keyboard into the laptop after leaving my Mac keyboard at home one day. Now that I'm back ...
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How do I type the euro value sign € on a Mac?

I've tried bashing on my keyboard with the ⌥ alt/option key pressed with the ⇧ shift key pressed but I do not seem to be able to find how I can get the euro value sign. ⇧ shift+4 gives the dollar ...
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Firefox - Shortcut for activating bookmarks in Bookmarks Toolbar?

Are there any keyboard shortcuts for activating bookmarks in the Bookmarks Toolbar for Firefox? (Similar to the +1, +2, ..., keyboard shortcuts for Safari.)
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Assign and recall windows with keyboard shortcuts

I would like to be able to assign numbers to windows with a keyboard shortcut like: Cmd+1 (different numbers for different windows or desktops) and then recall them with a keyboard like: ⌘+1 The ...
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German keyboards for recent model Mac lap-top

I have an apple lap-top with an external keyboard. My computer has the capacity to compose in German (a capacity I need) but my keyboard is in English and many crucial keystrokes (extra characters, ...
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TextEdit - quickly switch between colors

I am using TextEdit, and I am frequently switching between red, blue and black for the text colour. Right now I have to move my mouse to the colour picker in the toolbar and select the desired colour. ...
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How to swap command and option modifier keys with a script in OS X Lion

I use a PC usb keyboard with my macbook. So, I've gone into System Preferences > Keyboard > Modifier Keys... and swapped command and option for the usb keyboard. This puts those keys in the "...
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How can I type the currency symbol for Costa Rican colón on my Mac?

On OS X, how can I type the Costa Rican colón? The symbol is: ₡
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TexShop typing German umlauts with US keyboard

I am using OS X Lion 10.7 with an American English keyboard. For typing German umlauts I normally just press and hold the appropriate key until the little OS X popup appears and then I can choose the ...
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How to type numbers while using pinyin input on a non-qwerty keyboard?

I'm using the pinyin input on an AZERTY Macbook Pro keyboard and when I try to type a number, it prints the associated symbol instead (i.e. for "1", it prints "&", for "2", "é", etc.). I've tried ...
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Change Ctrl+Arrow and Ctrl+Shift+Arrow to jump/jump+select a single word rather than the whole line?

In order to change the way home and end function on OS X so it matches other devices I frequently utilised this 'hack'. Is there a similar way to override the way Ctrl+arrow and Ctrl+Shift+arrow work? ...
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Blink / fade out to where the text-cursor is - Effect?

I just installed an application (MousePosé)(which many of you will love) to show me where my mousecursor is, after pressing a shortcut, However: very often when I'm programming, especially after CMD-...