A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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Which application/command catches a keyboard shortcut?

Is there a way to find out which application or command catches a global hotkey in osx?
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How can I save all modified files in Preview in one go?

When I open several images in preview and apply quick modifications in succession I would like to close preview and save all the files without questions. Unfortunately preview keeps asking for each ...
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Shortcuts & gestures you can't live without

What are some gestures or shortcuts you use on a daily basis that you can't live without? I've found the BetterTouchTool preference pane add on to be great for creating custom gestures on a per app ...
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“Enter/Return” with, or without “Fn”

Does Mac OS X, and any Mac application, handles Fn+Enter differently from Enter? As optional question, does any application handles Fn+Return differently from Return?
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Remap Mavericks alt key without external tools

For some reason the way you write an @ symbol doesn't work anymore. I'm on a german keyboard and it used to be ⌥L but now it is ⌃⌥L which is annoying as hell! Where are these kind of things stored? I ...
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Thunderbolt Display does not recognize USB keyboard

I have a Macbook Pro which I use in combination with a Thunderbolt display. I also have a standard Apple USB keyboard with numeric keypad which is plugged in one of the USB ports of the Thunderbolt ...
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How to open the next message in the currently selected mailbox in mail.app

When viewing a message in a separate window in Apple Mail (Mountain Lion), how can I open the next message in the list with a keyboard shortcut?
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Ideas for reinstalling Mac OS X on a 2009 Macbook Pro whose shift key is constantly stuck down?

I have a Macbook Pro 13 inch from 2009 on which I spilt gin a few months ago. As a result the shift key is constantly stuck down. Initially, the problem was that I couldn't start the machine up, as ...
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Keyboard shortcut: shift+tab in chrome does wrong thing

I'm a new mac user really (really) struggling to learn the mac keyboard shortcuts. One that is just killing me right now is navigating forms in Chrome. Say I hit Tab to go to the next element in a ...
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New email message with a global keyboard shortcut

I got, for the first time in my life, a Mac this Christmas and I was wondering if it is possible to create system-wide keyboard shortcut. No matter what app I is using, is there a way to configure a ...
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Is there a way to cycle between full screen windows on OS X?

I have multiple Safari windows in fullscreen mode and I'd like to cycle through them using the keyboard (pretty much like command + ` works when windows are not fullscreen'd). I know I can control + ...
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RTL + Right-align in text boxes

In Windows, I could use Ctrl+Shift to align text in textboxes. To align left, I used the left Ctrl and the left Shift and the right ones to align to the right. Is there a way to do this in OSX?
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How to switch to windows that dont belong to any running application?

So, I installed an application that runs in the menu bar in OS X Mavericks. When I open that application's window (from the menu bar), there seems to be no obvious or intuitive way to switch back to ...
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com.apple.WebKit.WebContent spawns itself periodically stealing focus

Ever since I switched to Mavericks I experience a problem with keyboard focus when using X11 based apps (that's at least how it manifests) I have narrowed it down to Safari's ...
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Mismapped keyboard keys? How to correct them by software means

Now I had a problem with my keyboard. When I press shift and number keys, the output is different than expected. When I press Shift plus 2, it gives me " when I press Shift plus ;, it gives me ...
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Aliases in Alfred: Keyword -> Open a specific folder in finder

I would like to define aliases (keywords) in Alfred so that by typing keyboard followed by RET, it opens a pre-specified folder in Finder. For example: p1 could be an alias for "project_1" that lives ...
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Auto-correct in Mavericks for Romanian Dictionary

I installed a Romanian dictionary on Mavericks in two ways: by using the cocoAspell and, by copying the OpenOffice dictionary files {aff|dic} in the ~/Library/Spelling/. The Good: In both the ...
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Where are [ and ] in a French keyboard?

I am getting used to Mac, I have a french keyboard, and can see Character Viewer and Keyboard Viewer, but I still don't know how to type some characters, for instance [ and ]?
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Possible to disable custom Javascript keybindings in Safari?

I have a couple of decades experience using Emacs, so the Emacs-like keybindings for text editing on Mac OS X are very nice. Unfortunately, some websites (ahem) choose to override these with ...
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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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Why does my keyboard switch language in most input fields on the web?

I'm basically using US keyboard as my default, but I also have enabled Czech (QWERTY), which has quite different layout for when I need those special characters. The problem is, that in the past few ...
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What are these 𝖬𝖠𝖳𝖧𝖤𝖬𝖠𝖳𝖨𝖢𝖠𝖫 characters, and how can I use them?

Not sure when this feature popped up.. but in the "Special Characters" menu, ^SPACE (aka my favorite place), there are a whole slew of "Mathematical Letters". I can't even find them under the symbols ...
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Microsoft Keyboard not found by Intellitype 8.2

I have a Microsoft Sidewinder X4 keyboard that I use with my Mac, but none of the custom buttons/Media buttons work which is a massive pain, I run OSX 10.9.2 and installed Microsoft Desktop ...
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How to reverse the F keys default functionality

I am newbie Mac user and I recently stumbled upon this annoying F6 problem: when I debug in Xcode or Eclipse, I must use fn+F6 to run the debugger. By default, F6 is the function key to adjust the ...
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Key cover replacemets

My Macbook Pro has just lost it's warrenty 1yr and 2months old and I've had to get the entire keyboard replaced, the hard disk replaced and now one of the new key caps has fallen off and can't be ...
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Iphone bluetooth keyboard custom layout

In Finland we have two more letters than English has. All bluetooth keyboards are however with US layout. Can I somehow change layout so buttons in corresponding places would act as these characters. ...
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Is it possible to select the previous similar text in Sublime?

In OSX, command + D will allow us to select the next similar text in sublime, but command + shift + D will duplicate the text. Is it possible to select the previous text? If so, what is the keyboard ...
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Mavericks: How to ADD Input Source via plists/defaults?

I'm trying to automate my OS X setup but I'm stuck trying to programmatically add a new Input Source or keyboard layout. I usually use two layouts: regular US and US International, so what I'm trying ...
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I can't kill the auto-correcting in Mavericks!

Running 10.9.2, I have gone in to SysPrefs and made sure Keyboard>Text is set to NOT auto-correct, I have gone to Mail Prefs and made sure spell checking is done after I finish, but no matter what I ...
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How do I know what to put in DefaultKeyBindings.dict?

I am trying to create a few system level key bindings. I know about ~/Library/KeyBindings/DefaultKeyBinding.dict but I am not sure what to put in there/or how to go about finding the commands and ...
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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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How to disable CMD + E to eject

I have a macbook air, I want to disable the CMD+E keyboard shortcut to eject because I want to assign to another application and I really dont need to eject anything as I dont have a cd drive. I've ...
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Random keyboard actions in Parallels Desktop 9

I'm running PD9 here on Mavericks and I mainly use Visual Studio 2013. Constantly it seems like PD is getting incorrect keyboard input. Suddenly Visual Studio changes to a new file or the Windows ...
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method for using F4 key without press function button in one macbookpro

i'm using a program that uses the F4 key for a shurtcut. it is an important shortcut and i'm heavily using it. every time in my mac book pro for press F4 i have to press also the fn button. is there ...
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How to create input language (e.g. english) with different input keyboard (e.g. Danish)

I use onenote on OSX and it uses the input language as proofing language so I have two input langauges (English and Danish) however I use both langauges with a Danish hardware keyboard. Any ...
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Is there a way to add keyboard shortcuts to preference panes?

I wanted to add a keyboard shortcut to teleport via the System Preferences. teleport is a preference pane not an application so I can't select it. I tried to assign my keyboard to "All ...
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how to make each display a separate space, yet have a keyboard shortcut to move both screens at the same time?

In OS X Mavericks, each display (ie monitor) has it's own space. There are many advantages to that. But then there are also advantages to the old way of doing it; i.e i want both my [monitor 1 - ...
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a and c keys not working on macbook, even on an external keyboard

It's a 2011 MacBook pro and the a and c keys are not working on both the built-in keyboard and the usb keyboard. Because of this i can't bypass the firmware login screen. Now the weird thing is ...
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How can a manual passkey be set to pair a bluetooth keyboard?

I am working through the process to pair an Apple Wireless Keyboard as described here and can't figure how to perform the manual passkey setup. SingleShot has mentioned of a way to manually set the ...
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How do I disable the Command-Control-D word definition keyboard shortcut in OS X Lion?

Mac OS X Lion introduced a new feature where in many applications you can press (Command-Control-D) to produce a popup with the definition for the word under the mouse cursor. A side effect of this ...
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Page-down/page-up from the keyboard in Preview.app's continuous scroll?

How do you page-down/page-up in Preview.app's continuous scroll mode? When I hit the page-down button on my keyboard, instead of showing me the next page worth of the PDF, it scrolls me to a new page ...
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Change keyboard layout but keep shortcuts

I use three different keyboard layouts for three different languages on a regular basis and use a shortcut to cycle between them (this is very handy). The one issue I regularly encounter is that ...
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How can I really disable the Cmd to Win key mapping in Parallels Desktop 5?

Removed it from System Preferences > Keyboard. No go. Remapped ⌘ Cmd to be Ctrl. No go. Ripping out the ⌘ Cmd key shouldn't be the solution. Anyone?...
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How to switch between fullscreen applications in OSX (Mavericks)

I use a lot of different spaces for my fullscreen applications to get me focus on the different tasks I have to do. For example, I have a space with my mail app, subversion app, safari and so on. To ...
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Number Keys 1-9 not working on Apple Wireless Keyboard [duplicate]

How can I manually setup a passkey as "000000" (containing only zeros) to pair Bluetooth keyboard to iMac rather than the random keys generated by Mac. I'm currently using Mavericks & struggling ...
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most of keyboard not working

my MBP's keyboard has mostly stopped working. esc to f12, tab, backspace, all arrow, meta(⌘ ⌥ ⌃), and shift work, noting else. Caps lock won't even light. Up until the word caps lock I was using ...
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iPad virtual keyboard text entry: Can I disable the automatic upper-casing that takes place after I end a sentence?

When using the iPad to type a note, for instance, every time I type a period, the iPad assumes I want to start the next word with a capital letter. It also assumes I want to start typing with a ...
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Changing accent behaviour to match iOS

In iOS an accent can be added after the character where it is intended. In OSX it is the opposite, it must be entered before. This means that if I forget to add it, I must delete the character, add ...
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Mac keyboard on powered hub does not work initially

I have a strange problem with my powered USB hub (USB 2.0) and my wired Apple keyboard which is plugged into that hub. When I turn on the MacBook Pro (Early 2013), running OS X 10.9, the external ...