A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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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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keyboard preferences ignores modifier key settings

I'm using a Windows-type Logitech keyboard with my OS X 10.6.8 iMac. I've always just used the "Modifier Keys" setting in the Keyboard pane of System Preferences to reverse the Option and Command keys ...
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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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Is there a UNIX-style triple click to select path in Terminal.app?

In Red Hat, if there is a path somewhere on my terminal window and I triple click it, the whole path is selected. I can then easily copy it using middle-click or a regular copy-paste. This doesn't ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Windows 7 using French AZERTY keyboard special characters problem

After a long struggle I got successfully installed Windows 7(OS in English but French Keyboard) in Lion OS X Using Boot-Camp. Followed this I have installed all the windows necessary driver software's ...
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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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Photoshop shortcuts only work sporadically

Using CMD+J on a layer to duplicate it works... sometimes. But not always. Using CMD+Ctrl+D (my own binding) to delete a layer works... sometimes. But not always. I'm unable to grasp why it only ...
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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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Does autocorrect take into account an alternate keyboard layout?

I notice that the autocorrect in Lion uses the character positions in order to suggest which correction to be made: For example, if I type thst really fast, it will correct it to that but if I type ...
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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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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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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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Selecting multiple icons in Finder using the keyboard?

Is there a way to select icons (using the keyboard) that aren't directly touching? In Windows, I'd press Ctrl+Down, but it doesn't work in the Finder view. I've tried all the usual keyboard shortcuts, ...
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How can I switch terminal settings using a keyboard shortcut?

Usually I need different settings in my terminal depending on what I'm working on. For example, change the opacity to see some info on the back. I think an option is to set different setting schemas, ...
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Can I enable more key combinations for keyboard shortcuts?

I'm wondering if there's any way to enable more key combinations to be used for various actions than those we can use through the standing keyboard shortcuts preference page. For instance using left ...
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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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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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How do I share bluetooth keyboard with iPhone and iMac without re-pairing every time?

This may be an impossible request, but I'm looking for some way, or some software to install, that lets me choose which device I want to type on at a particular moment. For example: Most of the time ...
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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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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. ...
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What is OS X alternative to Windows/Ubuntu hotkeys ⌘+1, ⌘+2 etc to start apps from the Dock?

On Windows and Ubuntu I can use ⌘+1 to start the first app in the Dock, ⌘+2 to start the second app in the Dock, etc. How can I achieve same effect in OS X? Is it some built-in functionality or ...
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Changing keyboard shortcut for cycling through windows? (Lion)

I recently received a MacBook Air (Summer 2011, Lion) from work and I'm in the process of configuring it to work like my personal MBA (same model, Lion). I was happily setting keyboard shortcuts when ...
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Keyboard navigation of Mac OS X Finder window's search options toolbar

When I'm in a Finder window and enter terms in the spotlight search box (top right of window) and then press the TAB key the search location bar appears just below and the focus moves to the first ...
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How can I use my Apple bluetooth keyboard for keyboard navigation on my iPad?

I'm using an Apple bluetooth keyboard with my iPad. Even in Safari, arrow keys, Cmd-arrow for forward and back, Cmd-D for bookmark, etc do not work. The only useful keyboard navigation is Return, Tab ...
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How come my Launchpad key opens Dashboard instead, and how can I fix it?

The answer is not as simple as you might think at first glance; please read the details of my question. I know the difference between Standard Function keys and Special keys. Standard Function keys ...
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Can you remap keys to only be used while using VMware?

I've just started using VMware, and I am admittedly a novice Mac user. Anyways, I installed Windows 7 on my iMac, and I've been playing this little indie game that requires the use of the insert and ...
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How can I execute key shortcuts that use characters requiring Shift, like #?

I have a 2011 13" MacBook Pro and I'm using Snow Leopard. When I program, I use Eclipse. Recently, I installed a plugin and I wanted to use a key shortcut rather than navigating 3 menus every time to ...
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Home and End commands in Lion

After installing Lion, ⌘ + ← doesn't go to the line start and ⌘ + → doesn't go to the line end. Anyone know how to reconfigure this?
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Mail.app: How can Choose Signature choice be based on recipient?

I have different mail signatures that I'd like to use, depending on whether my recipient is internal or external. In the Signatures tab of Mail.app preferences, I can choose random or sequential ...
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Where did the command-backtick keyboard shortcut go in 10.7 Lion?

With every Mac OS X I've ever used, hitting command-backtick (`) cycled to the next window. I just installed Mac OS X 10.7 (on top of a perfectly fresh 10.6), and command-backtick does nothing at ...
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Lock screen with LaunchBar

I extensively use Launchbar and have almost all my daily productivity items working through it. Since I use my personal MacBook at work, I do not have use a screen saver password, however, when at ...
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Can the ambient light sensor be adjusted to shut off the keyboard backlight?

I have a 2011 Macbook Air and I find that the ambient light sensor does a great job of setting an appropriate backlight brightness level. It's particularly good at not blinding you when you open up ...
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Track mostly used keyboard keys

I want to get statistics of key and shortcut usage to remap them lately. Is there any software or convenient methods?
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MacBook Error Screen On Boot Up

This MacBook had milk spilled on the keyboard a few months ago. It's continued to work, with a few of the letter keys no longer functioning, up until this point. Now, upon start up, the MacBook just ...
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Writing EOF (End of File) on Windows 7 with bootcamp

I'm looking for a way to input the EOF char into the command line on my MacBook Pro with Windows 7 running in Boot Camp. I've tried several suggested shortcuts and the on-screen keyboard but none of ...
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How to make a custom keyboard layout be recognized as Latin so I can remove the US default layout?

I have a custom keyboard layout which MacOSX doesn't recognize as Latin, so it doesn't allow me to remove the US default layout. I'd like to know what would make my layout be recognized as Latin. Is ...
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Show context sensitive keyboard upper case or lower case characters on the iPad [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to configure the keyboard on an iPad My Windows Phone's keyboard displays the characters on it depending on the context, i.e, if I am currently typing ...
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How do I type + (plus) character on a Swedish Apple Wireless Keyboard using US keyboard layout?

I feel stupid asking this, but my thorough troubleshooting and Google searches rendered no clues… I'm trying to get to grips with Vim (MacVim) and I've set up Keyboard Maestro to automatically switch ...
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How do I know which keyboard locale file I'm using for my keyboard layout?

I was reading a great answer to how you can extend the list of characters Lion shows you when hold down a key for a few seconds. The in answer he says: choose the keyboard file relevant to your ...
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Is there a way to use a Finder hot key to open a folder in TextMate?

I have setup a System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Keyboard Shortcuts -> Services item to allow me to use a hotkey to "Open in TextMate". It works fine on files, but does not work on folders. If I ...
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Where are \ { and } on an Apple Wireless Keyboard - French?

I am using an Apple Wireless Keyboard - French. Could anyone tell me how to type \ { and }?
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Bind shortcut to applications [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I create a shortcut to open a specific application on OS X? I would like to bind a shortcut to Google Chrome and another shortcut to Finder... I configure as ...