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Is there a keyboard shortcut for inserting MathType equations in Pages?

I have more and more thoughts about taking my class notes on my computer, and Pages '09 would seem like a good candidate for that task. However, being that I have a lot of technical classes, I find ...
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key combo to toggle showing hidden items

Is there a key combination I can use to show/hide hidden items in Finder?
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Command-Control-Arrow beeps (plays alert sound) in Lion

I've noticed since upgrading to Lion that if I press Command-Control-Left/Right (and sometimes Down as well; see below), my computer beeps at me (plays alert sound). It doesn't occur in all ...
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Angle Bracket Characters in Apple TV2 On Screen Keyboard

I've speen a while trying to figure this out to no avail. On 4.3.1 Apple TV2's Onscreen Keyboard, I can't find some characters, in particular angle brackets (< and >). I know some characters can ...
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Select All shortcut key Command+A no longer works

This morning, I found out that the Command+A shortcut key for selecting all failed to work. I have gone into the keyboard shortcuts preference and did not find anything useful. Is there any suggestion ...
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Is there an equivalent to ⌘ + D in the new save dialogs?

In Snow Leopard and prior, when clsoing a window with unsaved changes, the system would suggest to either save, cancel or discard the changes from keyboard shortcuts. You could: save return cancel ...
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How can I configure the keyboard layout for the FileVault 2 unlock screen?

I installed Mac OS X Lion and enabled FileVault to have a full disk encryption of my system disk. I bought my Mac with a French keyboard (since I'm French and used to this layout) but my Mac is ...
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How to navigate between screens on the Mac

Cmd+tab is like the task switcher in Windows, except it only pulls the menu bar up for the application, and not the application itself. Q: How do I switch between applications such that the ...
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Config a function key to activate the [App : Show All] command

[my first question here...] Is there a good way to map a function key to do the [App : Show All] command? i.e. Un-hide all apps. BTW, i currently use Spark to map function keys.
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A specific problem with altering the Mac command-key layout to behave like Windows

I want to change Command+Space combination to change keyboard layout to a Windows like Alt+Shift but the Lion's keyboard settings does not react when I assign that particular combination. It allows me ...
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A Windows' Ctrl+Z equivalent for OSX

On many operating systems if you want to undo something you can press Ctrl+Z. I tried this on Mac OS X and it does not work. What is the suitable equivalent?
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Comfortable typing on a MacBook Pro?

I love my macbook pro, I have the 17" version that came out several months ago. So I can take it with me wherever, at my desk, friend's place, on the couch.. and have a full development environment ...
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Used to be possible in Snow Leopard to move an app between `desktops` with a keyboard shortcut?

You could assign a keyboard shortcut to move the app with focus to a specific desktop. Can't find this in Lion. Anyone know if it's still possible?
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How to add custom mouse-click actions to Safari with modifier keys?

In Safari, when you Ctrl-click on an image in any web page, a menu comes up with several options. I'd like to be able to do a single trackpad click with a modifier key (option or command, for ...
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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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How can I do shift + slash on a French AZERTY keyboard?

I have a MacBook with a French AZERTY keyboard. On this keyboard, the forward slash ('/') is over the ':' character, so I have to do: Shift + : to get the /. However in Eclipse there is a useful ...
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Keyboard has a strange software related Issue

I have an Issue wIth my Apple keyboard where the "I" key does not work In lowercase mode. When I checked usIng the keyboard vIewer, It shows that the lower case "I" Is trIggerIng a double ⌘ (command ...
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How to skip system hotkeys when using terminal emacs?

I like to run GNU emacs in a Terminal window under Mac OS X 10.6.4. Unfortunately, whenever I hit a hot key for emacs I often "trip" on an OS X system hot key. For instance, when I hit Ctrl + space ...
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connecting a PS2 keyboard to Mac

I have a keyboard that has only a PS2 interface. I tried setting a PS2 to USB connector over it and connected to Mac. The keyboard does not work. It works fine on a Windows XP though. Is there a way ...
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How can I use shortcut keys for context menu items?

A common workflow on a Windows or Linux PC is to right click on a link in (say) Chrome, then hit "L" to copy the URL to the clipboard. How can I achieve this on MacOS? I don't want to have to use ...
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Does the MacBook Air have a Fast User Switching (Login Window) shortcut key?

I have recently purchased a new MacBook Air, with my optical drive equipped MacBooks, there is a Shift+Control+Eject key combination that allows you to lock your system by showing the Login Window for ...
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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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Switch between full-screen windows of the same application in Lion

Is there a keyboard shortcut in Lion for navigating through my open full screen Xcode projects? ⌘~ is not working.
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Change keyboard shortcut for {} and [] in German keyboard layout

I'm new to Mac and using a Macbook Air with Lion and a German keyboard. From my PC I'm used to other keyboard shortcuts for {} and []. Currently it's alt + 8,9 for {} and alt + 5,6 for []. Can I ...
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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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Weird keybindings in Mac OS X Terminal.app

I am trying to use the key "shift-tab" in emacs running purely under Terminal.app, but got an error saying there is no keybinding for "M-[ z" (where M is the meta key, set to be the option key under ...
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ctrl alt h shortut not being caught by my active program anymore

this is what I get when pressing that combo. Also, some strange window frame gets drawn along the active sub-windows... I do not know how I have managed to screw it like that but would surey like to ...
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How can I make ⌘H send an app to the back of the ⌘Tab stack on Lion? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I get back Snow-Leopard-like application hiding (Cmd-H) in Lion? I just upgraded from Tiger (on an old MacBook) to Lion on a new MacBook Air. I had become accustomed ...
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Keyboard shortcut for switching between open windows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best app to switch between all open windows (alternatives to Witch) On Windows and Linux one can switch between open windows by pressing Alt+Tab. On the Mac pressing ...
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Why my application icons wiggle when I press ALT key in Launchpad?

I tried Launchpad first time today and went through the common modifier keys & their combinations to see if some hidden options appear. When I pressed ⌥ ALT all the apps started wiggling. What ...
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Spell Correction using only the keyboard

I am a long time OS X user and as such, I often enjoy the built-in dictionary available system-wide. It’s a small detail that, if you come from Windows (or Linux) turns out to be of great help ...
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Special keyboard keys

I have this applet made in java, which relies on the users keycode input. The case is that I have to press "Insert" for a function, which doesn't exist on the keyboard. Another function requires the ...
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What are the keyboard layouts of a MacBook Pro 15"?

Can someone find me a picture of Macbook Pro US keyboard Layout and one of an English international? I need a detailed image, because I need to know the second key assignments of each key. ...
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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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Keyboard shortcut for show window.(opposite function of Command-H)

If I press Command-H, an activated window disappear. How can I make it appear with shortcuts?
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“Show Help Menu” keyboard shortcut & full screen apps in OS X 10.7

if you press cmd + shift + / focus moves to the search field in the help menu of the current application. This seems to be broken when the frontmost app is in full screen mode in 10.7. Is there a ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to move cursor one word at a time in Terminal?

I love CMD-Ö and CMD-Ä (in German keyboards). Navigating through tabs is intuitive and comfortable. But navigating through a command already typed into the terminals a pain in the ... - especially ...
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Keyboard remapping in Lion?

I've used keyremap4macbook for the last few years to turn the right Alt key into a forward delete. Unfortunately, the tool has stopped working in Lion. Does anybody know of a keyboard remapper that ...
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How can I open files in the Coda editor file browser using the keyboard?

I am using coda as my main editor on mac. But I want to use just the keyboard for navigating through file browser. This I was able to quite easily by installing the plugin to switch between editor and ...
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full wireless keyboard for iMac [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: full wireless keyboard for iMac Are you aware of any full (with numpad, apple keys, preferably german layout) wireless keyboard that works well with the (latest gen) ...
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Can the keys on the MacBook Pro be removed for cleaning?

The MacBook Pro does a really good job keeping dirt and stuff from getting under the keys, but none-the-less there is some dirt under a few keys. Can I pop these keys off and then easily replace ...
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Are their drivers for the Apple Keyboard in Windows 7 64bit?(Bonus point: Where's Print Screen?)

I am using the official wired Apple Keyboard with my Windows 7 64bit Desktop, is there a source for official drivers anywhere? I'm kinda fine with the default setup, but I'd really like the ability ...
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Switching between windows doesn't work in some apps

(using OSX 10.6.4 if that matters) I know about the Cmd-`, but it doesn't work everywhere, namely Chrome and Firefox don't seem to react to it. It works in, for example, Finder and OpenOffice. Any ...
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Wireless or Wired Apple keyboard for programming?

Why one or the other? I don't use the numpad nor much of the functional keys (delete, insert, etc.). The latency with the wireless worries. What are your experiences?
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Music Tracker Software allowing Keyboard Input for Playing Piano

I'm looking for a piece of software that is a tracking studio, that allows you to use your keyboard to perform at least piano parts, or at best, any instrument. Needless to say I mean keyboard as in ...
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What does the Delete key do on the English QWERTY keyboard?

I have a French AZERTY keyboard with a Backspace key (that can be modified with Fn into Delete) and to my surprise I saw on the Apple Store that the English QWERTY keyboard had a Delete key in its ...
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Where is delete button in iphone keyboard to delete from left to right?

Where is delete button in iphone keyboard to delete from left to right? We have backspace but where is Delete?
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Can I install mac mini and wireless keyboard/mouse without USB keyboard/mouse?

I want to buy mac mini. But I do not want have USB keyboard/mouse, which will not be used after installing them because I will use wireless keyboard/mouse. Can I install or reinstall mac os and ...
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How do I delete forward on a Macbook Pro?

I know this: Fn + backspace - "del" key (delete letter to the right) <-- where's the Fn key in the MBP? Alt + backspace - Delete last word Command + backspace - Delete whole line Now... there ...
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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 ...