A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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Can I have multiple mice & keyboards for one Mac?

I would like to control two cursors with two mice in the same time, as well as have two keyboards for separate control and text input. My goal is to have two users on one computer, so I can let my ...
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How do I maximize window after I've minimize them?

I'm a new Mac user and I regularly minimize windows using the Command + M shortcut. Is there a keyboard shortcut to restore these windows?
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Keyboard Shortcut to Fill Right in Numbers?

In Numbers, is there an equivalent keyboard shortcut to Excel's "Fill Right" Ctrl + R and "Fill Down" Ctrl + D?
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How can I make the enter key on my extended keyboard act as return only?

For some reason sometimes the numeric enter key acts as return and sometimes it doesn't. (I'm talking of the last key on the keyboard, the one with the "k" symbol tilted towards left.) I'd like to be ...
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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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Unmodified F4 no longer summons LaunchPad

When I press F4, it no longer summons LaunchPad. F3 still invokes Mission Control, and the other function keys, without modifiers, have their respective meanings (volume, play, etc), but I can only ...
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How to create shortcut to insert specific special character

I'm using some special characters like mathematical symbols in different programs like Mail or Adobe Illustrator. Of course I can open the Symbols Table, search for the needed symbol and ...
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Shortcuts for # and $ not working on Turkish keyboard layout

My keyboard layout is "Turkish QWERTY PC" and the problem is that I cannot type the special symbols being typed by using ⌥+3 and ⌥+4 which are "#" and "$". I opened the key viewer and ...
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Keyboard shortcut for Downloads folder?

I use ⌘ + D whenever I go the the Desktop folder. Is it possible to add a shortcut for the Downloads folder?
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Desktop clean up function - Control, Command 1 – is not working after I installed Lion? Other keyboard shortcuts are working, as far as I can tell

What I thought was a universal keyboard shortcut (ctrl+⌘+1) to cleanup and arrange my desktop, no longer works after I installed Lion. I can go up to the view drop down menu and click on it and ...
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How can I press escape on a Bluetooth keyboard with my iPhone?

I sometimes use a BlueTooth keyboard with my iPhone, which is lovely for writing emails, but I run into difficulties when using terminal on the iPhone - I like to edit files with vi(m), which requires ...
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Unified Switching between Keyboard Layouts in Various OSs

I have a Mac with VMWare installed and run Windows- and Ubuntu-powered virtual machines there. The problem is that in each of the operating systems I have to use different keys to switch between ...
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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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OS X Terminal equivalent of Ctrl+Left / Ctrl+Right

In Windows and Linux I could always hit ctrl+← or ctrl+→ to skip a word to the left or right in the terminal. In text editors it seems that ⌥+←/→ works, but no dice ...
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Change Firefox tab-switching keyboard shortcut

To move to the next tab in most browsers, you use ctrl+⇥. Then, to close it, you have to reach over to ⌘+W. I don't like switching modifier keys like that; I'd prefer to just use ctrl ...
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How to enter in the apple symbol not in a web browser?

How can I enter in the enter in the Apple symbol () in an application such as text edit? IIRC, Safari automatically converts this symbol when it sees the text &apple;. Update: Does it exist in ...
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iPhoto '11 vs. iPhoto '09 keyboard shortcuts

In iPhoto '09 looking at a picture in an event, I could hit Esc to get back to the event. It appears that this no longer works in iPhoto '11. Is there a different keyboard shortcut that works?
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Is it possible to display the current state of modifier keys?

I have a keyboard which is a little flaky, and occasionally one of the modifier keys becomes stuck. Realizing I’ve entered this state often takes a while. Is it possible to display — e.g., in the menu ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to fully hide all windows, showing only desktop?

Is there a keyboard shortcut to fully hide all windows, showing only desktop? (I know that the trackpad gesture four-fingers-up will sweep them all out of the way, i think it's an expose function. I ...
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How can I show multiple windows of a single app with a keyboard shortcut?

I frequently have more than one window open for a specific app. For example, I have my Thunderbird mail window, and then a new message is a separate window. When I command-tab through my apps (or use ...
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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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Textmate alt-f to move forward by one word

I've recently switched from Linux, so I'm still getting a hang of things -- please bare with me. ;) One thing that is really killing my emacs memory muscles right now is the lack of alt+f and alt+b ...
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Firefox doesn't respond to a shortcut for window zooming, because it has another “zoom” menu item, how can I avoid this?

Firefox has a problem by which you can't assign it a shortcut to zoom the window. As it has another menu item named "Zoom" which actually has subitems for zoom in, etc. you can't map the shortcut by ...
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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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What is the shortcut for fullscreen mode in Lion?

Some apps allow their windows to be viewed in full screen, such as Google Chrome, which is really good. Wondering if there is a shortcut to do it?
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How can I reset the PRAM if Recovery Mode keeps overriding the PRAM command?

Lion uses the ⌘ + R to boot into recovery mode. Resetting the PRAM in anything less than 10.7 was ⌘ + ⌥ + P + R. Recovery mode now seems to override the PRAM command. Does anyone ...
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Half of keyboard backlight dim after soda mishap

I somehow managed yesterday to spill some soda over part of my 2010 MacBook Pro's keyboard - it stayed mostly in the keyboard area, touching the F8-F12 and 8 through equals keys. I shut down the Mac, ...
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Keyboard option keys work as command keys

I have a interesting Option Key problem but I couldn't find any solution. I am using iMac 21,5" and running Mac OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard. My keyboard is apple wired aluminum extended keyboard and ...
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iMac keyboard stops working [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Wireless Keyboard disconnects The wireless Apple keyboard that came with my iMac has a tendency to suddenly disconnect from my iMac without no sensible reason (its not ...
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Using two keyboards, different layouts

I use two keyboards on the mac, the default mac keyboard and a windows default (Microsoft wireless desktop). I use the microsoft keyboard one for the left hand, and the mac keyboard for the right ...
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Weird characters appear when pressing command-A,C,V

I'm not using Mac keyboard however it did work properly before. I changed the Command key to my Ctrl-key. Until today, using this Ctrl key yield extremely odd characters. When pressing Ctrl-A yields ...
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Add contact as a Homescreen shortcut for the iPhone 4S?

Is it possible to add a contact to the homescreen as a shortcut ?? (like the Nokia and Android phones ).
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Deleting a file from inside Lion’s Preview.app

In Snow Leopard it was possible to delete (i.e. move to Trash) a file directly from inside Preview.app using the cmd + backspace combination. (The same combination which is used in Finder.) This was ...
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Mapping Home and End of Apple keyboard in VMWare fusion

I have mapped the Home and End keys of my apple keyboard to work PC style: Go to the beginning of the line and end respectively. (Using DoubleCommand if that is important, I am aware of other ways of ...
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Floating virtual keyboard iOS

This happens every now and then. Just this time rebooting my iPad doesn't solve it. Any idea what caused this? Unfortunately I'm on the go and this makes safari practically unusable.
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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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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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How can I type a backtick (accent grave or “`”) on a European (Dutch) keyboard?

How can I type a backtick (accent grave, or "`") on an European (Dutch) apple keyboard ?
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What's alt+spacebar character and how to disable it?

I am writing code in various text editors with Finnish keyboard layout. Sometimes I press alt+spacebar accidentally when writing symbols. E.g. if(foobar || foobar2) { ... there is a high change I ...
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Reset Apple Keyboard Shortcuts

I have a new Apple Keyboard, up until recently pressing the F4 key used to activate Launchpad (Fn keys are set to do as the image on them) but mow it does nothing. I tried the keyboard with another ...
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Is there a keyboard short cut to edit a cell in Numbers?

Back when I used Excel you could easily do all the navigation and editing on a spreadsheet with the keyboard. I could navigate around with the arrow keys and hit F2 to edit a cell and start typing. ...
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Remap Top-Row Number Keys

I've tried Ukulele and KeyRemap4MacBook. Neither does what I need to do. I want to map the top-row 4 key and the top-row 8 key to SHIFT. So that, for example, when I press 4 + g it types a capital G. ...
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Where's the # key in Lion

In Snow Leopard alt-3 used to print a #, in Lion it doesn't. I'v tried different key combination keyboard viewer but still no luck. Any ideas were the # key went?
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Prevent OS X from switching my keyboard layout when password fields are focused

Some months ago, I switched to the Colemak keyboard layout, which is mostly great. But, there is one annoyance that is imposed by OS X. When the OS pops up a confirmation dialog to ask me to type my ...
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Can I automatically show keyboard viewer on certain layouts?

I work with non-ASCII alphabets like Hebrew and Greek just a little bit, so I have the appropriate keyboard layouts available in the language and text menu in the top panel. However, I don't quite ...
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UK MBA keyboard layout vs Apple external keyboard layouts

This question is not about remapping keyboard layouts and different languages. This is about the actual differences in the physical location of keys. My June 2011 UK Macbook Air has the same keyboard ...
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Do keyboard docks specified for the iPad2 work with the iPad?

I was looking on the Apple store for a keyboard for my iPad (specifically this product) and it doesn't say if it is compatible only with the iPad2 or if it also works with the original iPad. Would it ...
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command-backspace deletes a whole line. Is there a way to disable this?

When I type command-backspace in a Cocoa text field, it deletes everything from the start of the current line to the cursor point. Can this be disabled? It's driving me nuts because I hit it all the ...
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DefaultKeyBinding.dict - old-style NeXT format vs XML plist format

DefaultKeyBinding.dict The ~/Library/KeyBindings/DefaultKeyBinding.dict file lets you define your own key bindings in Mac OS X. It can be in one of two formats: old-style NeXT format (example) or ...
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What is the most classic keyboard shortcut for switching between input sources (languages)?

What is the most classic/used keyboard shortcut for switching between input sources (languages)? Except for cmd+space of course which is used by Spotlight.