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How do I prevent my MacBook Air from forgetting my Remapped Caps Lock Key?

As someone who doesn't like to shout, I have Caps Lock remapped to Control on all of my computers. A second control key is far more useful to a guy who spends most of his time in Terminal.app. This ...
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iPhone Application for Email Address Shortcut

Does anybody know of an iPhone application or shortcut that allows you to save your email address access it via a shortcut? This would be super useful when filling in forms in Safari or in when your ...
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Mac Mini won't boot. Is it the monitor or the Mac?

I just bought an old Mac Mini to start developing for iOS. The Mac Mini has a DVI port, so I connected it to my Dell 24" display which has a DVI connection. But it appears that my Mac wont boot. I ...
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Can I use a non-Apple keyboard with OS X?

Recently I've been thinking about the idea of migrating from PC to Mac, specifically Mac Mini. The biggest issue however is hardware, since I'm not sure what will and what won't work on OS X. First ...
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Launch default browser spotlight shortcut?

I often switch my default browser between Safari and Chrome. I would like to create a shortcut that will launch the default browser, whatever that may be. This way I don't have to remember what my ...
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How to press Alt Gr in Parallels Desktop?

I have a MacBook Air and I run Windows Vista as a Parallels Desktop guest. In Windows I need to press Alt Gr but I don't have that key on my MacBook Air. How can I press Alt Gr in Parallels Desktop?
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OS X Downloaded File Warning

Example at bottom. How does OS X apply this warning and what's the best way to disable it? I'm a Web Developer and more than understand the risks of teh interwebs.
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Is there a way to reach the multitasking bar on the iPad via a keystroke on the keyboard dock?

When the iPad is plugged into the keyboard dock, you can reach the home screen by pressing the "square" button in the upper left corner of the dock's keyboard. Is there a keyboard analogue to the ...
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Swap key €->$ permanently

I have a Macbook Air with a Swedish keyboard and when I type Shift+4 I get this: €. What I would like to get is $ ,now at Alt+4. How can I swap these two around?
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Binding a keyboard shortcut to shut down

I want to bind a gesture in BetterTouchTool to the shut down menu that is invoked by pressing the power button on my MacBook Air. It's fairly simple to bind gestures to keyboard shortcuts, so what ...
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Is it possible to create an icon on home screen to a specific note?

I'd like to to add an icon to my homescreen that takes me directly to a specific note. What I was thinking was doing it by having a bookmark in safari that triggers that note, and adding a shortcut to ...
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Enter/Return key as CMD + O [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to set to open folder with enter in finder? Hi, I've been using mac for quite some time now, but my problem is that in my daily job I normally use a Windows PC ...
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Keyboard Shortcuts during iChat Screen Sharing

Switching Screens I was just on an iChat-initiated Screen Sharing session with a friend, and had a really rough time telling him to get off the mouse so I can click back to my computer in order to ...
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Cut command is messed up

I cannot change the key command for cut on my macBook pro. Where can I change that setting I cant find it with the rest of the key command preferences.
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How do I do custom key binding in iTunes?

How would I assign ⌘1 to Music (Library item) ⌘2 to Movies ⌘3 to Podcasts Surprisingly enough, these key bindings are not assigned to anything yet, and IMO they would be most convenient ones ...
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How do I use a keyboard shortcut to execute a shell script I wrote, passing the file selected in Finder as an arg?

I suppose you could have it pass in whatever was selected in general in any app (such as text highlighted in a web browser).
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MacBook Air issue: Keyboard and in built mic failing

The keys 9,o,l and . on the keyboard of my MacBook Air have stopped functioning all of a sudden. Instead of the intended characters, random characters from the same row as the faulty keys appear. ...
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How can I swap the shift key with another key?

I'd like to swap the shift key with the / key. Ukelele says that it can't be used to change modifier keys. DoubleCommand has static settings that you can either enable or disable. It doesn't let you ...
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How can I rebind Caps lock to delete/backspace?

I tried using DoubleCommand, but it doesn't let you hold down caps lock, and pressing it causes caps lock light to be enabled/disabled. Ideally I want caps lock to never be enabled and for the key to ...
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Can I bind multiple key shortcuts to the same action?

I do a lot of pair programming. Some developers that I pair with use Linux as their primary desktop. So none of the keyboard shortcuts they are used to work. What I would like to be able to do is ...
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Custom shortcut executes service twice

Following this answer I have created a custom service that executes a shell script that looks like this: open -a FireFox "http://dict.cc/$1" It works fine when I click. Then I defined a custom ...
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Eclipse: switch between editors keyboard shortcut

Is there any keyboard shortcut like ctrl+tab for switching between open editors in Eclipse except for the advertised cmd+F6? Is there a way to customise it?
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cmd+q combination

I am using WinOS at the office and MacOS at home. But I am more experienced on WinOS. While i am browsing (via firefox), I use cmd+q accidently to write "@" mark because of WinOS and keyboard habbits. ...
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How to create custom text format style and apply to hotkey in Pages?

There are paragraph styles that you can create and tie to the function keys. This is all great and dandy, but not if I wish to switch style in the middle of a paragraph and then revert to the one I ...
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How can I rebind keys in OS X?

Is there a native way to rebind keys in OS X without requiring a 3rd party tool? I'm interested in rebinding my whole keyboard layout, not specific shortcut keys. It's not a standard layout either, ...
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System-wide Keyboard Shortcut for Moving to Sidebar/Next Column

I've been on a bit of a Keyboard-only kick lately, enabled chiefly due to the Chrome Keyboard Shortcut Extension, and I've begun bumping into a few difficult situations in everyday Desktop App use. ...
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2nd Gen iPod (iOS4.x) using iPod keyboard

Does anyone tried cramming a second gen iPod touch with iOS4 into the iPad keyboard sold by apple? I've seen this but I'm not sure what the difference in architecture is between the iPhone that the ...
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Preview line and half-page scrolling

While two-finger scrolling in Preview is nice, it is not very comfortable when slowly reading very long PDFs. What I've figured out to this point is that I can use space and ⇧+space to move forward ...
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Custom Application Keyboard shortcut for Safari not always working

I uninstalled Flash a little while back, and installed Chrome as a back-up for when I hit something in Safari and want to see the Flash. I have the "Show Develop in Menu Bar" preference set, and ...
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Find and Change system shortcut

As I know you can find a limit of shortcut in system preference > Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcut where you can find other shortcut and how must change it? for example if I change the cmd + O to enter ...
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In OS X, I want to change to a non-standard keyboard shortcut for switching spaces

In System Preferences > Expose and Spaces > Spaces Tab > to switch between spaces, there is a drop down list that allows you to select a modifier key and the arrows. The arrows are so far away from ...
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Custom keyboard shortcuts to change active Spaces desktop

I'm a mostly Unix user that are starting to user OS X for iPhone development. Since I won't (and can't) quit my Linux environment I'm trying out the 'Spaces' functionallity for virtual desktops. But ...
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Why are the iOS keyboard settings changing on their own?

I have an iPod Touch -- my first iOS device -- and I'm trying to figure out how to set up the keyboard layouts, because I'm going to be typing almost exclusively Japanese. I went into the ...
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Navigate through application that have windows shortcut

cmd+tab navigates through all open applications. Some Apps can have no windows at all e.g. firefox, finder. Is there a shortcut for navigating through only applications that have at least one window?
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Is there a list somewhere of all the special characters I can type using the option key?

OS X lets me type special characters directly on the keyboard by holding the Option. For example: — is an em dash, “ and ” are curvy quotes, etc. Is there a good cheat sheet listing all these keys ...
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ctrl-o behavior in Terminal.app

I often use the ctrl-o shortcut in bash (from "Learning the bash Shell"): [G]o back to [a command in history] and press CTRL-O instead of RETURN. This will execute the command and bring up the ...
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Keyboard rubber spacer broken

I bought a wired aluminum keyboard in May this year. Today one of the rubber spacers pressed into the case and I can't get it out. As the keyboard is now extremely loud while typing and not even ...
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Tab changing in TextMate when working with LaTeX files?

I tried the new version of TextMate (1.5.10, r1616). I noticed that there's a 'Changed' item on the Release notes stating that the keyboard shortcuts to change tabs are now the de facto standand ...
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Keychain prompt - Switch to other window via keyboard

Whenever the Keychain prompt pops up, the window has the focus, and I haven't found a way to switch away from it via the keyboard. I know entering my password dismisses the window, but sometimes I'm ...
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How do I make the Globe key disappear from the keyboard?

I do some dev and testing on the iPhone. Recently, I was testing some localizations and needed to change the language. I've since changed back to English, but now whenever I bring up a keyboard a ...
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Change search Google in Safari to use Firefox

Cmd+Shift+L searches for the selected text in Google using Safari. Can I change this to use Firefox instead?
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MacBook keyboard mod?

Is it possible to mod the MacBook keyboard to be backlit? Is there any website or business that can help or would do it for me?
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Display pressed shortcuts as an overlay on the screen

On this great Ruby on Rails screencast, every time a shortcut combination is pressed it shows up on top of the screen, and it shows up so often that I find it hard to believe it was placed by hand ...
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Dvorak on iOS 4.x? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Dvorak on iPad? I want to use the Dvorak layout on my iPhone's keyboard. I've seen that there is an iKeyEx app in Cydia which offers this, but only for iOS 3.x, not iOS ...
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How to disable sound when switching Firefox tabs with ⌘1-⌘9

I use the keyboard shortcut ⌘1-⌘9 to switch to tabs in Firefox. In OS X every time I do this there's a sound, which can become annoying when the volume is turned up. I looked in about:config for ...
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Does the new iPod Touch (iOS 4.1 / 4 gen) require that you jail break it to use a Blue Tooth keyboard?

I already have a BT keyboard and I don't really want to buy a new one, so my question is, will the BT keyboard I already have work with an ipod touch? Or will I need to use a proprietary Apple ...
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alternative keyboards

I use the latest wireless keyboard for my iMac at home. Since I use it for programming most of the time, the little laptop style arrow keys are inadequate. Are there any GOOD alternative apple ...
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Adding on my command to services menu or adding keyboard shortcuts

OnMyCommand allows commands to be added to the shortcut menu. Unfortunately, I can't add them to the services menu or add a keyboard shortcut for them. Is this possible?
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Unhide dock when key pressed

I am currently hiding my dock. I would like to unhide it whenever a the fn key is pressed. Is this possible?
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Force a change to a program's key bindings

Is it possible to force a change to a program's keybindings? E.g., instead of an menu action being invoked by Cmd-J it's Cmd-K? The reason I ask is that Cmd-Q in Firefox drives me nuts. I ...