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Select windows in tmux using the numeric keypad

I'd like to use the numeric keypad to select windows in tmux. Anybody do this?
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Tab key sometimes fails to autocomplete in Go To Folder… sheets in Mountain Lion

I like keyboard navigation, so I frequently use Shift-Command-G to Go to Folder… when saving files. I type the first few letters of the directory I want then key Tab to complete the rest. This worked ...
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How do I bind a key in OSX to open a new window of an application?

I can't find a way to do this. There's only binding to open an application. But the apps I want to use this on, (chrome, terminal, and finder) are always open. I just want to open a new window in the ...
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Keyboard shortcuts for new window in Chrome or iTerm2

Is there any functionality in Chrome, iTerm2, or a keyboard shortcut app that will let me open a new window (Chrome or iTerm2) in a global environment? It should open a new window regardless of ...
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How do I do 6-key Braille input?

Does Mac OS X have a facility for 6 key (Perkins) Braille typing? That is using F, D, S, J, F & L to type in the various Braille cells (mapping respectively to ⠁, ⠂, ⠄, ⠈, ⠐& ⠠) on the ...
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Remap command-arrow key to the same as ctrl-arrow keys (moving by word)

I would like to be able to use Command arrow keys to navigate by word like you can with Ctrl. I've disabled the Mission Control mappings already. What's the easiest way to remap?
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How can I stop iTunes 10 launching when pressing the Play/Pause buttons?

When I'm watching a movie and I press the "play" button, iTunes 10 launches. How can I keep this from happening?
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Is there a keyboard shortcut for playing a song next in iTunes DJ?

I would like a quicker method of queuing up my songs in iTunes DJ. Right clicking and selecting the option is too slow.
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Mountain Lion 10.8 cmd+shif+arrow key bindings not working

I have switched Cmd and Ctrl in System preferences. I have the following key bindings defined: "@\UF702" = "moveWordBackward:"; /* Cmd + LeftArrow */ "@\UF703" = ...
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What does the keyboard shortcut ⌥⇞ mean?

I'm in need of a translator for ⌥ ⇞ This screen shot below is from the TexStudio and Texmaker latex editors.
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Is there a utility OR applescript that will filter Y keystrokes temporarily?

Looking for a way to run a script OR a utility that will actively block keystrokes on my QWERTY keyboard. Specifically, I want to turn off the Y key, if you're curious. It is a 'problem hotkey' in ...
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What exactly does pressing a character key in a Finder window do?

Back when I was a Windows user in another life, I faintly remember a nice shortcut when browsing a directory: type the first letter of the file name you want to be highlighted, and keep pressing to ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to show/open the Trash?

Is there a keyboard shortcut for the Trash? I know how to create one, but I want to know if there's a built-in shortcut. To clarify, this is to show the Trash, not to empty it.
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How to send 'print' key with RDC (Remote Desktop Connection)?

I use Microsoft's RDC on Mac. I need to click on print key to have some screen capture, but Mac Keyboard doesn't have one. How do I send print key with Mac through RDC?
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Command-W not working correctly on Safari

⌘W always worked in my Safari like this: it closes all tabs if there's no tab, it closes the window. Now, #2 is not working anymore. Any clues?
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Did you have issues using a Microsoft 4000 keyboard with your Mac?

When I had a iMac (about 3 years ago), I tried connecting my Microsoft 4000 keyboard to it and I remember that there were some issues with key mappings. I do like Mac keyboards, but at times I like ...
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Merge two keyboard layouts into one

I'm a Dvorak user but I also need to use international keyboard too. The problem is - when I use international phonetic keyboard it's based on Qwerty. When I have hardware support for Dvorak (on ...
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How to customise .inputrc to make command-delete and alt delete delete line and word in terminal?

I'd like to add a little bit of consistency between editing text on the terminal and editing text in normal OSX programs. I use iTerm2, but I imagine any solution would involve using readline and ...
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How to interact with dialog boxes using keyboard that appear not to allow keyboard interaction?

I recently asked a question: How to navigate the Special Characters window with the keyboard? However, it seems to me that OSX has a class of dialog boxes that seem to be inaccessible to keyboard ...
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Can I configure and start TIme Machine from the commandLine

I have a problem with my MacBookPro, the left click button on (any) mouse and the trackpad doesnt respond to any clicks, so the only thing that works properly is the keybaord. I havent been able to ...
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Is the keyboard on the 15" Mac Book Pro with Retina display different than others in size?

I just got a new 15" Retina MacBook Pro (rMBP) for a friend and looking for a good keyboard guard/ cover. I know shopping questions are off topic, but I'm wondering if the sizing is something that ...
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Adding Tabs to text boxes within a webpage?

Is there a way to type a tab space to text within a webpage? (without copy pasting a tab) The normal behaviour of the tab key in an internet browser is cycling between input fields, buttons links etc ...
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Change send mail shortcut to tab + enter in Apple Mail

I'm looking for a way to change the default "send" shortcut in mail to "tab + enter" (like gmail) I've found a way to change it to cmd + enterwith the following: defaults write com.apple.mail ...
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Using CMD on Very Old PC Keyboard During Boot

I use a circa-1987 IBM Model M keyboard (with a PS/2 to USB adapter) on my 2011 Mac Mini. For the most part it works well, after some tweaks in System Preferences and third party software. However, ...
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How to focus on list of found files after search in Finder using the keyboard with full keyboard access activated?

I like using the keyboard as much as possible. In particular, I'd like to be able to activate a search, type my search term, press a key to move to the search list, and then use cursor keys to ...
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Keyboard-only folder navigation with auto complete

This is one feature of Windows 7 Start menu that I haven't been able to replace in OS X ML. In Windows: Press Windows key Start typing, for example: H:\folder\phot Use arrow keys to highlight the ...
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Full size keyboard with built in stand for iPhone?

I'm looking for bluetooth keyboards for use with my iPhone. I'd like a full size keyboard that has a built in iPhone stand. Everything I've found so far with a built in stand is almost full size but ...
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Keyboard equivalents to up/down arrows?

In Chrome, where the autofill list can be shown with two down-arrow keystrokes, or with clicking the mouse once. I'd like to be able to open the Chrome autofill list with some other keystroke rather ...
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Is there a remote desktop app for iPad that works well with a bluetooth keyboard?

I am a programmer and I like my new iPad because its screen is fantastic. I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Adonit Writer Plus for the new iPad in the mail. Here's what I want to know: ...
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Send keyboard clicks FROM bluetooth phone TO Ubuntu

Note: This questions lies firmly between Ask Different and Ask Ubuntu so I will take solutions from the Apple site here and cross-post for Ubuntu answers on the other site. Motivation: I've made a ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to immediately focus the search bar in applications (not Spotlight) in Mountain Lion?

If keyboard shortcuts are enabled in gmail, pressing / will focus the search bar from anywhere, so that I can simply type /stuff to search for "stuff" no matter what is currently focused. Is there a ...
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Logging out and in resets modifier keys to defaults

Open Keyboard Preferences Set modifier keys (I like to reverse option and command) Log out Log in Modifier keys have been reset to defaults I just upgraded from 10.7.5 to 10.8.2, might be related. ...
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Why isn't the mute key working for an external output device?

I have an external sound card (Line6 Studio GX) connected through USB. I have selected this device as the output device in sound settings: Now, when I press Mute (F10), the mute overlay is shown: ...
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How to initiate a specific keystroke using automator?

I have the following code : on run {input, parameters} if application "KeyboardViewer" is running then quit application "KeyboardViewer" else activate application ...
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Use USB keyboard as Virtual Com Port instead of wedge?

I've got an RFID device that tries to simulate a keyboard, but it doesn't work on Mac OS X as far as I can tell, and I'd rather have com access anyway. Is there something software related that I can ...
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Applescript opens new window for everything when run

I have the following code I did for a tweetbot keyboard shortcut to open tweetbot and create a new tweet. on run {input, parameters} activate application "Tweetbot 2" tell application ...
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Why does Terminal swallow Ctrl+up/down keystrokes?

In Terminal.app on Snow Leopard, the key combinations Ctrl+↑ and Ctrl+↓ don't get passed through correctly. Instead Terminal.app receives a single ↑ or ↓ key stroke. I have verified this by running ...
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How to use fn-key (function keys) with an external keyboard that has no fn-key? [duplicate]

I am using Lion on a late 2009 13 inch MacBook, with external monitor and an external Apple Keyboard with numeric keypad - German (MB110D/B) while keeping the MacBook lid closed. Some of the ...
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Replace keyboard on macbook pro

Are there any differences between 815-9201 Keyboard and 815-9349 other than the function keys have been changed for differences in the newer operating systems? As I have a A1226 but the 815-9349 is ...
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Specifying the keyboard layout for Chinese input

I use both Chinese (pinyin) and Japanese (romaji) input and am used to having them mapped to a standard US keyboard layout. However my regional setting is Switzerland since I'm studying here and ...
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Is there a way for Snow Leopard to remember previously unidentified USB keyboards?

I have an arbitrary Dell USB keyboard that I use with my MBP running Snow Leopard. Everytime I plug the keyboard in, or reboot my computer, Keyboard Setup Assistant pops up saying the keyboard needs ...
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Set Spanish Layout to an external keyboard

I am using my Macbook Pro with an external display, and a external mouse and keyboard. This is a Microsoft wireless keyboard 800 with Spanish layout. Is it possible to reconfigure the keyboard to set ...
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Why didn't my Macbook sleep (USB Keyboard/Mouse was connected, lid open)

First off, let's begin with some research that I did before asking this question. Now, in my situation, I was using my Macbook Pro (Mountain Lion) with an Apple USB keyboard connected to the ...
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Assigning shortcuts to particular keyboard layouts

Is there any way to assign hotkeys to switching to particular keyboard layouts directly, without having to cycle through them one by one? I am quite new to OS X. On Windows (which I used before) it ...
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Is reassigning or disabling short-key possible?

The finder has the Command-H assigned to 'hide finder'. Can I reassign the key to something else? Or can I disable the Command-H short key to hide finder only through menu?
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Can I get Command-H to hide an Emacs window?

I'm using GNU Emacs 23.4.1 (x86_64-apple-darwin, NS apple-appkit-1038.36) of 2012-01-29 on bob.porkrind.org on a MacBook Air. Can I set Command-H to hide Emacs? I currently use M-x customize-group ns ...
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Application to imitate Win+R (Run)

I'm searching for an OS X program that will open a plain text box, and allow me to type either a directory path, a file path, or a shell script, and have it open/execute my input. Are there any ...
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Disable ⌘+p and ⌘+s in Terminal.app

I continually hit ⌘-P and ⌘-S while Terminal is in focus, due to alt-tabbing between my text editor and other programs. Does anyone know how to disable these keys in Terminal.app?
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Can I use the screen (and keyboard) of a separate laptop with a Mac Mini?

At the moment, I really need a Mac to run Logic Pro, and I reckon my cheapest option is getting a Mac Mini. It would be very convienent if I could use the screen (and optionally keyboard) of a ...
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Switching from Ubuntu to OS X and I'm lost

Situation I got tired of some bugs/annoyments in Ubuntu(=some programs coming along with it). For example after using compiz for a few days I found bugs that were distracting my work flow pretty bad ...