A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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Keyboard shortcut in Finder for selecting a different custom Favorite?

I know I can get to e.g. Desktop with ⌘+⇧+D, but what about custom folders that I have added to Favorites? Can I move which Favorite is selected up and down?
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“Cycle Through Windows” Menu Item is Missing

I recently noticed that the normal cycle through windows command was not working in many of my applications — Terminal is about the only one left that would work. I went to go check, and the Cycle ...
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Can I map mouse mouse buttons 3 and 4 to control the system volume?

Is it possible to map mouse buttons 3 and 4 to control system volume on a Mac? KeyRemap4Macbook doesn't seem to have the functionality, nor SizzlingKeys. I have them both. Is there some way to ...
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How to input accented characters to an OS running in a VM?

I have a MacBook Pro with English (US) keyboard layout. I usually hold the right-alt (option) key, and press E to activate the accented vowel insertion (it shows a placeholder where the accented ...
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Close tab without clicking on X?

I'm using a 2012 Retina Mac Book Pro running OS X 10.7.5. I am a Windows power user and a OS X neophyte. While many of the keyboard and mouse shortcuts I am familiar with in Windows have functional ...
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Software to record and playback mouse movement/clicks and keyboard presses?

I was wondering if there was any software out there that could record mouse/keyboard input and allow you to play back the input that was made? I've tried using Automator but for some reason it's not ...
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Mimic TouchCursor movements on Mac

I'm using OS X Lion. I'm a PC user and just recently tried out using a Mac. I'm used to installing a handy app in Windows named TouchCursor. It allows me not to release my fingers in the "home" ...
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What is the name of this button?

I've been calling it the "keyboard dismissal button," but I'd like to know if it has an actual name.
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Focus floating system windows with keyboard

The windows I'm talking about are the system administrator password request popups, the wireless network web sign-in popup, and other system request dialogs, such as "Application was downloaded from ...
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Model number mapping

How does one correlate model numbers like MN110LL/B with the A1243 that is listed on the bottom of the actual keyboard that looks the same as the MN110LL/B in pictures. I have tried looking at About ...
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Keyboard shortcut for toggling between Fn and F keys

Is there a keyboard shortcut for toggling between Function and classic F keys?
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How do I move a row between two rows in Numbers?

Simple question. In iWork's Numbers, is there any way to move a row of data between two rows, as opposed to just plopping it on top of existing data? You can easily do this in Excel if you hold down ...
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Xcode commit view: keyboard shortcut for jumping to the next change?

When I commit my code from Xcode (File -> Source Control -> Commit), is there a command (that can be assigned a shortcut presumably) to jump to the next change in the commit view? This will allow to ...
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Mountain Lion: Use standard keyboard function keys, F1, F2, etc.?

I'm having issues with Mountain lion in which I am unable to use my non-Apple keyboard's function keys, i.e. F1, F2 etc. Upon firing up System Preferences ➤ Keyboard, this is what I'm greeted with. ...
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Apple Numeric Keyboard can't render the at sign “@” on Mac Mini

I just got a new numeric keyboard for my Mac Mini but when I press Shift + 2, I don't get the at sign (@)--instead, it's a double quote. Then, Shift + 4 shows a euro instead of $, Shift + 6 an ...
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No Keys Repeating on New MacBook Pro After Changing Key Repeat Speed

I just opened my new Retina Display MacBook Pro and everything worked fine, but when I tried to go into System Preferences to make the key repeat speed faster, none of the keys repeated, not even ...
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How do I determine which application handles a global shortcut?

I have some global shortcut that does nothing apparent, but is overriding the combination in all applications. The shortcut is Command+Alt+F, which overrides the "Google Search" in Safari, and the ...
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Prevent keyboard viewer from displaying

Whenever I plug my MacBook into my external keyboard at work, the keyboard viewer window automatically opens up. How do I prevent the keyboard viewer from automatically showing? If possible, I'd ...
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Switch windows in Mission control with the keyboard [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to choose a application without using the mouse in Lion Mission Control? Is there any way so switch between windows in Mission Control without using the mouse? In ...
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Is there an iOS app or jailbreak modification that can activate true caps lock?

I'm using jailbroken iOS 5.1.1 and am looking for an app or setting that enables true caps lock. Meaning, once activated, caps lock behaves like it does on a PC and stays enabled when you switch to ...
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Dvorak Keyboard Shortcuts Over iSSH on iPad 3 and Microsoft Mobile Keyboard 5000

Edit: Solution -- Installed Prompt by Panic. Worked out of the box and is generally more straight forward. If you're just interested in a straight SSH client, save yourself $10 and download Prompt. If ...
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How does one change Terminal.app profile for all open tabs using a keyboard shortcut?

Would love to know if there is a way to switch all my current Terminal.app tabs to a different profile on the fly. The use-case being to change Terminal profile from a dark to a light theme, and vice ...
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Terminal won't receive Control+← or Control+→

I just upgraded to Mountain Lion and I'm perplexed to find that neither iTerm 2 or the standard terminal will not receive Control ⌃+← or ⌃+→, which I typically use to jump words on the command line. I ...
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Underscore on login screen intermittently not working?

I've noticed that this started happening maybe a few weeks ago: When I'm logging in, sometimes when I type an underscore in my password, it does not register as a keypress, i.e. no black dot appears ...
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“DefaultKeyBinding” Hex code for ML's “⌘ ⌘” Start Dictation command?

I have a set customized keyboard bindings located in a plist file at ~/Library/KeyBindings/DefaultKeyBinding.Dict which works with Hex keys like.. "\UF729" = "moveToBeginningOfLine:"; /* Home */ or ...
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Keyboard shortcut for Spotlight doesn't work in full screen Google Chrome on Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion)

I've noticed that the Spotlight Search keyboard shortcut (cmd space) doesn't work if I'm running Google Chrome (12.0.742.122) as full screen application in Lion. Is this a Chrome-related bug or is ...
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Add Compose key to OS X

I want to change one of my keys on my keyboard to a Compose key so I can easily type common accents or characters, e.g.: Compose+e+' -> é. Is there a setting I can change or a program I can install ...
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Wireless Keyboard disconnects

I am having a little trouble with my wireless keyboard. In the past 3 weeks it has disconnected 3 times and then reconnected after a few moments. The Magic Mouse is working fine alongside it, and the ...
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Left shift key unresponsive and stuck?

Okay, so I have a mid-2010 MacBook Pro (unibody design) and I have the typical problem with the keyboard. My shift key function is "stuck" so everything WILL COME UP LIKE THIS> (hence the > instead of ...
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How can I type a § in a Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection window?

How can I type a "§" in a Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) window? I am using the OS X client software to connect remotely to a computer running Microsoft Windows. In OS X Option ⌥+6 produces ...
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Switch control and caps lock from command line

My tribe like to switch their control and caps lock keys. I know how to do this† from the GUI. I'd like to go one step further, and put this step in my nascent dotfiles/osx file. Does anyone know how ...
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Where does Command-Shift-3 or Command-Shift-4 (for taking screen captures) originate from?

I know that on Mac OS X, you can take a screen capture of the entire screen with Command+Shift+3 and you can take a screen capture of just a selection (or a window) with Command+Shift+4. Is there a ...
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Are there third-party keyboards that have the Apple layout?

Apple keyboards are different than PC keyboard because the Command ⌘ and Option/Alt ⌥ keys are switched. This causes a workflow disruption for me, because I use keyboard shortcuts for everything. I ...
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How can I click “Do It!” button with keyboard?

This was been question for a long time for me. How can I click "Do It!" button? Do-It button means, a button will trigger destructive changes. So usually, that's not default button, and I don't know ...
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Installing US International Keyboard Layout in Mountain Lion

How can I install US International Keyboard Layout in Mountain Lion (step by step, please!)?
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Can the iPad support multiple Regional Settings simultaneously?

I need spell-checking in different languages such as English, German and Norwegian. I currently have only German spell-checking and it is quite irritating that it messes up with other languages' ...
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At the command line, how can I 'arrow along' faster using words instead of chr's

I am at the command line and I have . /this/set/of/directory/this_command "parm1", "parm2", "parm3" When I 'up-arrow' to recall previous lines, how can I move along the line from "word to word". ...
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Can I “hide” the keyboard on my iPhone 4 the way you can on the iPad?

When using my iPad to, for example, write an email, I have the option to press a button and hide the keyboard. This is useful for reviewing an email prior to sending it. Is there a similar feature ...
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How can I change Fn keys usage based on application?

I would like to know if there is any application that can enable you use use Fn keys differently based on the current application. For example in terminal or you favourite IDE you want to use them as ...
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How can I reclaim quick-keys from special characters I never use?

I love Byword.app and there's a very handy quick key (⇧-⌥-p) that, recently, started showing the uppercase Greek character pi (∏) instead. I'm not sure what I changed, but it's very frustrating, as ...
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Caps lock + letters A to l not working on mac USB keyboard

I am on the verge on snapping my brand new 27" iMacs keyboard. It's the latest USB model. I can't even login to my system because my password contains the letters I have said are not working. All was ...
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Remap Home and End Keys to beginning and end of line in Mountain Lion [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Remap “Home” and “End” to beginning and end of line I've recently gotten a mac and during my coding sessions, I'm really missing the usage of ...
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Assign a key to switch to fullscreen instance of MacVim

I have MacVim running full screen in Mac OS X Lion, and I want to switch to the MacVim screen when I hit e.g. F15. Is there a way to accomplish this?
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Apple Keyboard may be broken.. Any way to be sure?

Well, I "cleaned" my Apple keyboard (2010 model). I used a wet rag to clean the well-used keys. It looks great but it doesn't work. I hate to toss it if I can fix it. Is it possible that I've pressed ...
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How to use LaunchPad and Mission Control on Mountain Lion with an external keyboard

I am using an external (generic) keyboard. I just switched from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion. On Snow Leopard, I could pull up Expose by pressing F2 on my external keyboard, but now I can't. Is ...
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How can I stop keyboard backlight from lighting up when logging out and back in

On my user I have my keyboard backlight set to off pretty much all the time. But it seems like the default setting is 'on', because when I go to the Login window, to lock my laptop when I leave it for ...
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Keyboard Viewer via keyboard shortcut wont actually quit after closing it

I managed to add a shortcut for keyboard viewer via BetterTouchTool. However, once I run Keyboard Viewer and close via the red X button, I cannot re-open it again via a shortcut. So I checked activity ...
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How can I set caps lock to a more complex keystroke?

In the Keyboard settings, it is possible to set Caps Lock to other modifier keys, but it doesn't allow to put in a custom keystroke. Is it possible to set it to something like Ctrl + A? I'm using OS ...
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How can I download something with display turned off (Ctrl+Shift+Eject)?

In Lion I could just press Ctrl+Shift+Eject to turn off display on iMac. In Mountain Lion it looks like this shortcut turns off whole computer. It looks like sleeping mode. So my downloads stop when ...
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How to ssh from iPad with external keyboard and Emacs?

I am thinking about retiring my portable for an iPad + keyboard. (With Amazon/Linode/etc as server.) I tried the iSSH app and ran Emacs in a terminal (not X Windows), using the Apple external ...