A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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How can I get Armenian language support in iOS?

I find it strange that while the Armenian language (keyboard layouts and characters) is supported on OS X, on iOS it is not supported at all. A jailbreak on iOS 3 allowed me to install iKeyEx from ...
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Hardware replacement to fix not-working MacBook keys

1 1/2 weeks ago I had the glorious idea to clean the keyboard of my white MacBook Mid2010 with a wet cloth. Now, several keys are not working anymore, and I guess there might be a close-circuit ...
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Where are keyboard shortcuts stored (for backup and sync purposes)?

Where can I access OS X keyboard shortcuts, say for Dropbox sync?
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Multiple logitech keyboards with different keymaps?

I have this at work -- http://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/wireless-solar-keyboard-k750-mac and this at home -- http://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/k750-keyboard?crid=26&section=features ...
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Different keyboards layout

I'm the owner of a MacBook Air I bought just a few days ago. I live in Italy, so for the sake of being able to sell the machine when its time will come, I bought it with an Italian keyboard layout. ...
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MBP trackpad/keyboard unresponsive after application crash

Problem I have a mid-2012 MacBook Pro 13" (non-retina) equipped with 6GB RAM. Recently, I have noticed that when an application crashes and Crash Reporter appears, the trackpad and keyboard do not ...
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Can I change some but not all Apple keyboard function keys (dim vs F1, bright vs F2)?

I want to override F1 and F2 behavior, since I have external display and Mac can't control display's brightness. The rest of the keys should retain their non Fx I know about "Use all F1-F12 keys as ...
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Using the apple wireless keyboard with an iPad with PC/Mac-like keyboard commands

I have jailbroken iPad2 (iOS5.1.1) and an apple wireless bluetooth keyboard that I use for typing on the iPad. Although the keyboard is a joy to use, I can't use it for much else other than typing ...
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Producing a standard tilde while using OS X (U.S. International - PC) keyboard layout

The tilde, ~, generated by the U.S. International - PC layout and the tilde, ~, produced by the U.S. layout are allegedly different characters. How can I produce the U.S. tilde while using the ...
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Can you color label a file/folder in Finder using a keyboard shortcut? [duplicate]

Is there a faster way to label a selected file or folder without having to right-click and choosing a colour ? Such as a keyboard shortcut or another method to do this ?
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Can I use my F1, F2, etc. keys as standard function keys only for specific apps?

I constantly use the brightness, mission control, volume, and iTunes playback shortcuts on my keyboard's function row. However, a handful of apps I use make heavy use of F1, F2, etc. for keyboard ...
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Changing text navigation buttons in OSX

I'd like to change the default text navigation buttons for OSX (Mountain Lion). That is, currently the key to move iterate tokens when editing a text file (or in XCode) is alt, and command for ...
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Avoid using command for keyboard shortcuts

I work with a disabled person who uses their communication-aid to control their iMac through keyboard and mouse commands. I'm setting up keyboard shortcuts to launch applications directly using ...
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Have Voiceover read out just paragraph or sentence under cursor

I work with a disabled user who controls their iMac using keyboard and mouse input from their communication-aid. They have dyslexia and would like to use voiceover to read certain paragraphs or ...
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How can I make the power button on my MacBook run a custom script?

I'm running OS 10.7.5 on an October 2008 unibody MacBook, and I would like to somehow get my computer to run a script whenever I press the power button, instead of prompting me if I want to turn my ...
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quicktime play/pause keyboard shortcut

Is there any ability to start playing and set pause for video in quicktime by keyboard hotkey. Now i'm doing window switch and then clicking on space key to achieve it. Is there any hot-key for that? ...
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Oil seeping from mbp keys?

I have a pretty recent macbook pro 15in, aluminum unibody, probably not yet one year old. It mainly gets used in clamshell mode connected to an external monitor. I've noticed frequently now when I ...
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Does anyone know how to disable unicode text input in text fields?

I absolutely love the Cocoa text engine. A few modifications to a little xml file - ~/Library/DefaultKeyBinding.dict - and you can get just about any key sequence to work in any standard Cocoa text ...
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Keyboard Shortcuts for Volume

Real quick, I own a Macbook Pro 2010. I recently purchased a new Razer Naga mouse, and aside from using it for gaming, I've been adding various keyboard shortcuts into my mouse's side buttons. ...
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Autochoose for press and hold?

Is there a way to change the press and hold character picker in a way that it automatically choose a certain character. I'm German using an US keyboard (on purpose, I don't want to switch back to a ...
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Text randomly disappears while typing?

rMBP OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion While chatting with friends on facebook, the text randomly disappears and appears at random intervals. I cannot induce the effect manually. It is very frustrating to see ...
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Selecting a whole line of text, including the newline

Kind of a tricky one to describe. Here goes though. Open up your favourite text editor on OSX (well, Textedit, Coda 2, a Chrome textarea at least). Type a long line of text, followed by a short line. ...
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Disabling Command + Arrow scrolling

When I press Command ⌘+↑ or Command ⌘+↓ on OS X 10.8.2 (Mountain Lion), it scrolls all the way to the top or the bottom of a window. The problem is, in some programs, this ...
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Kinesis Function Key Bindings

I've a Kinesis Advantage Pro Keyboard and am using OS X Lion. I want to bind the function keys to what they are on the MacBook Pro - i.e. controls for brightness, mission control, etc. How can I do ...
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Equivalent to alt-. in terminal

I am curious as to whether there is an equivalent to the Alt-. command on Mac. On my computer it inserts the following character: ≥, instead of showing the preceding lines final parameter.
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iPhone 4 iOS 6.1.2 Keyboard -> Shortcuts not working properly

It was all working fine till I was on 6.1, I upgraded to 6.1.2 and restored my backup from iTunes after which I noticed that the text-expander is not working. for e.g. when I type "omw" it doesn't ...
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Set F7/F8/F9 to perform iTunes functions like built-in keyboard

I have a non-Apple keyboard connected to my MacBook Pro. Is there a way to make the F7 F8 and F9 do the previous song / play-pause / next song actions like they do on the built-in keyboard?
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Select word under cursor using a keyboard shortcut?

What is the keyboard shortcut to select a word that your typing cursor is currently on ? For example, if the word I want to select is World, while the typing cursor is between one of the letters of ...
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Can i remap a Danish Macbook Pro keyboard to US?

I found a macbook for sale that has a Danish keyboard. There are a few special character keys and some are missing. Can I remap those keys to other characters? I would like to use it with US ...
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Hidden character Shift-Arrow Up-Backspace

Sometimes when I want to delete a line of text very quickly I do this: I hold the shift key and press the arrow up key to select the line above and then I press backspace. But occasionally I press ...
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iPhone 4S iOS 6.1.2 Settings -> General -> Keyboard -> Add New Shortcut not case sensitive

My custom shortcuts are not case sensitive (the opposite was claimed here). Example: Under Settings -> General -> Keyboard -> Add New Shortcut I specify: ME : Schorsch Unfortunately, both ME and me in ...
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Command + C does not always work from the first try in Microsoft Word (Office 2011)

I have no idea why COMMAND + C doesn't always register from the first time. I sometimes try to copy something off Word, but I have to press COMMAND + C more than once for it to register, otherwise ...
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Creating a keyboard shortcut to pause Youtube video in a Google Chrome tab

Here is what I want to do: hook up a keyboard shortcut with an action to play/pause the video that is currently open in a Google Chrome tab. Would it be possible on Mac OS X? I was thinking about ...
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OS X dialogs: Can I use 'Enter' to invoke the *currently selected* button instead of the default one?

In an OS X dialog, there a way to make 'Enter/Return' invoke the currently selected button instead of the default one (and, if possible, make 'Space' invoke the default button instead). That is, can I ...
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Shift + T not working on Apple Wireless Keyboard

Yesterday I was doing some typing on my keyboard, when I found that I could not type a capital T with either shift key. I tried a different user account, and even rebooted into Snow Leopard (was using ...
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Show desktop keyboard shortcut doesn't work

I have F5 key bound to the show desktop shortcut in keyboard shortcuts. However when I press F5 on the keyboard (with fn on the built in keyboard, or with/without fn on the Apple wireless keyboard), ...
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How can one invoke a keyboard shortcut from within an AppleScript?

I need to invoke a keyboard shortcut from within an AppleScript code, later to be used as a startup item (i.e. the alternative to having to press something at every log in).
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Seemingly Irreversible Custom Keyboard Shortcut

I have a late 2010 Apple MacBook (If that matters) and when I had OS X Snow Leopard installed, I created a keyboard shortcut that I seemingly can no longer reverse. After upgrading to OS X Lion and ...
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Macbook keyboard backlight doesn't work

The keyboard of my Macbook Pro mid-2010 has stopped illuminating in low light. I checked my System Preferences of my Mountain Lion and there is no "Automatically illuminate keyboard in low light" at ...
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Keyboard, notification, or menubar shortcut to compose mail message?

Im looking for a quick way to bring up a compose mail message dialogue. Either a keyboard shortcut, or even a little tool within mountain lion's new notification center would be cool. Anyone got ...
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Locked out of Mac OS X Lion, but keyboard and mouse are not connecting

I'm at the lock screen of Mac OS X Lion (not login, but the quick lock screen), and I know my password, but the keyboard and mouse are not connecting. I am using an iMac that did have Bluetooth on ...
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missing windows keyboard buttons on rMBP

I need the Home, delete, insert and all the other buttons found in a typical windows keyboard. I don't know how to access them on my MacBook pro. The only one I know is fn-delete for delete. Is there ...
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Use Cmd as Ctrl key in vim

How can I input commands such as <Ctrl-W> and <Ctrl-]> in vim using Cmd instead of Ctrl? The reason why I want to do it is because it's more comfortable. When I need to switch to a ...
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Mapping home key - supported all apps?

I'm using the following technique to remap the home and end keys to make them work like windows: ~/Library/KeyBindings/DefaultKeyBinding.dict { /* Remap Home / End to be correct :-) */ "\UF729" = ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to queue a selected song so that iTunes will play it next?

Is there a keyboard shortcut to queue up a selected song to the "Up Next" playlist that was introduced in iTunes 11? I like that new feature but having to alt-click or select from a panel isn't fast ...
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Remapping keys to match Windows

I'm completely new to the Mac and I have a whole lot of problems with the shortcuts etc. Is it possible to remap the keys to match my windows expirience? For example I'd like to have CTRL+C, CTRL+V ...
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How can I replicate Windows End/Home key?

How can I replicate Windows Home/End keys to use to jump to the end of a line or use Shift to highlight to the end or start of a line
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Order an non-standard keyboard layout on new MacBook

Is it possible to order a new MacBook with a keyboard that's non-standard for a given country? Let's say I want to have a Norwegian keyboard, but I'm living in Australia. Is this possible? And if it ...
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Cannot add keyboard shortcuts in Mountain Lion

As of an unknown moment, I cannot add custom keyboard shortcuts anymore. Isn't there supposed to be an add button somewhere here?
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Macbook Air Caps Lock Delay in Windows 8

I have remapped Caps Lock to Backspace in Windows 8 using SharpKeys on my Macbook Air, but there is a noticeable delay that prevents me from quickly pressing the key to backspace. The Delete has no ...