A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

learn more… | top users | synonyms (2)

0
votes
1answer
237 views

Remove rogue keyboard shortcut in OSX

I recently followed this blog to add a keyboard shortcut to lock the screen: http://hpmalte.blogspot.ca/2012/01/keyboard-shortcut-to-lock-screen-in-os.html I assigned the commandL keyboard shortcut ...
2
votes
1answer
312 views

Can I make the caps-lock setting stick, for external USB keyboard in Mountain Lion?

I have a Macbook Pro running Mountain Lion, and I frequently use an (external) Apple USB keyboard with it. In the Keyboard sys prefs, I set the "caps lock" key to be "^ Control", for both "Apple ...
1
vote
1answer
501 views

Does the Programmer's Dvorak keyboard layout work on Mountain Lion?

I see that Mountain Lion has come preinstalled with 4 versions of the Dvorak keyboard layout. I do not think these versions are "Programmer's Dvorak." I found a version of this layout here: ...
1
vote
1answer
99 views

Key re-mapping or how get HEX for button

i have new macbook air 13". There is "><" button under Esc. I want to rebind this button to semicolon ";". How? Or please tell me, how can I find Hex for this button, than I can change it by my ...
2
votes
1answer
104 views

How to map PageDown to Option?

I have not been able to figure out how to map PageDown to Option. I have KeyRemap4MacBook installed, but the options they have in the "Change Key" pane don't allow me to do this. How can I map ...
5
votes
1answer
1k views

Why does my MacBook Pro's keyboard freeze when it wakes up so I have to hard reboot?

Sometimes, but not every time, when I open my MacBook Pro to wake it from sleep, the keyboard doesn't respond, so I have to reboot my Mac using the power button. There's a good chance that it happens ...
4
votes
1answer
168 views

How to rebind Go Back and Go Forward in Preview on Lion?

It seems that in Lion, standard shortcuts were added for the Go menu items Back and Forward. The shortcuts (⌘+[ and ⌘+]) are unusable on Finnish keyboard, and I'd like to rebind them. By unusable I ...
4
votes
5answers
3k views

How can I change the shortcut keys for my MacBook Pro so it doesn't conflict with my remote Windows shortcuts?

From my MacBook Pro, I use a Java program that allows me to remotely connect to my Windows computer. I use Outlook on this Windows computer where normally I use shortcut keys like ControlF2 or ...
0
votes
3answers
747 views

What fingers do I need to use for hitting Control, Option and Command buttons on Apple keyboard?

How do I place my fingers to press Control, Option and Command buttons on Apple keyboard? What is the default and correct way to press these buttons? I'm using these keyboard shortcuts: Command-C, ...
4
votes
1answer
178 views

How can I make Safari stop webpages from overriding any shortcuts?

I sometimes need to edit pages on WikiDot, but WikiDot overrides the ⌃+E shortcut (and many others), which is a system-wide shortcut I often use due to the lack of an end-key on my keyboard. Is there ...
3
votes
1answer
573 views

Prevent dock from auto-showing on mouse over

I currently have dock to auto-hide and would like it to stay hidden until I explicitly show it using a keyboard shortcut such as the "Move focus to dock" or "Turn Dock Hiding On/Off". I basically ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Is there any way in mountain lion to change copy paste shortcut keys?

I am using a mac and I use parallels as i need to use windows as well. One thing that keeps bugging me is that on windows i use Control+C and on mountain lion i have to use Command+C. Is there ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

PC-like keyboard emulation on Mac OS X 10.6.3

I got myself a Mac Mini and started using it with a PC keyboard as I don't have the time to learn Apple keyboard shortcuts at the moment. I was wondering if there is some kind of keyboard emulator ...
0
votes
1answer
102 views

Keyboard shortcut to switch to a specific Chrome window

Ok, I realize this is asking for the impossible. I habitually have about 4 Chrome windows open. On linux, I have a system set up so I have a different keyboard shortcut to switch to each window, so I ...
2
votes
2answers
176 views

How to change bookmarks in Firefox shortcuts with right mouse button?

If I right click on a bookmark in my shortcuts, there are no options to modify it. Usually in other operating systems, you can change a bookmark with the right mouse button. (The only way I found out ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

Shortcut to Clean up folder by Name?

I would like to create a keyboard shortcut to Clean Up Folder by Name. Which can be done by right-click > Clean up by > Name What is the Automator code needed to achieve this ?
2
votes
2answers
174 views

Modify Expose button on my macbook for another shortcut?

The F3 button on my rMBP has a figure which shows 3 rectangles, pressing the button without the FN key initiates the Expose function. I want to modify that key for another function. However I cannot ...
0
votes
1answer
523 views

How to make keyboard shortcuts work for the Clipmenu application?

I'm using Clipmenu application to manage copy and paste tasks. It seems to me that you can use the shortcuts: cmd+1, cmd+2 to paste the copied texts, but it doesn't work though. Let's say I copy ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Will the Apple Store replace Macbook Pro keys or other parts if serious wearing occurs?

I have had my first MacBook for around a month now and I'm already beginning to notice some wearing on the keys (especially on the spacebar). The keys are beginning to turn shiny, and at this rate ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

Mountain Lion - Umlauts with english keyboard layout

i have small problems with my keyboard typing umlauts. On Lion i could type umlauts with " followed by the vowel This is no longer possible. The only possibility i noticed is to type umlauts now by ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

What does the “Flick only” setting of iPad's Japanese keyboard do?

I've been using the Japanese keyboard layout for a while, but only recently I have noticed there are two options for the software keyboard layout, namely "Kana" and "Flick only". Can anybody tell me ...
4
votes
5answers
1k views

Strange behaviour from delete key on a non-apple keyboard

I have a fairly generic USB keyboard plugged into my MacBook Pro. The Delete key doesn't seem to do anything most of the time. When I try to create a shortcut using it (to display the key code) it ...
0
votes
3answers
2k views

How can I assign a customisable mouse button to open Notification Center?

I want to set my mouse's customisable button to open Notification Centre on OS X Mountain Lion. Is this possible?
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Is there an OSX workaround to configure a “unifying” receiver without Logitech's control center?

I have two Logitech wireless devices (keyboard and mouse) that work well on my ppc mac (running OSX 10.4.11). Each has a little USB unifying receiver that came with it, each receiver being paired with ...
3
votes
4answers
874 views

Keyboard shortcut in Finder for selecting a different custom Favorite?

I know I can get to e.g. Desktop with ⌘+⇧+D, but what about custom folders that I have added to Favorites? Can I move which Favorite is selected up and down?
1
vote
1answer
504 views

“Cycle Through Windows” Menu Item is Missing

I recently noticed that the normal cycle through windows command was not working in many of my applications — Terminal is about the only one left that would work. I went to go check, and the Cycle ...
0
votes
2answers
525 views

Can I map mouse mouse buttons 3 and 4 to control the system volume?

Is it possible to map mouse buttons 3 and 4 to control system volume on a Mac? KeyRemap4Macbook doesn't seem to have the functionality, nor SizzlingKeys. I have them both. Is there some way to ...
0
votes
1answer
4k views

Close tab without clicking on X?

I'm using a 2012 Retina Mac Book Pro running OS X 10.7.5. I am a Windows power user and a OS X neophyte. While many of the keyboard and mouse shortcuts I am familiar with in Windows have functional ...
2
votes
3answers
4k views

Software to record and playback mouse movement/clicks and keyboard presses?

I was wondering if there was any software out there that could record mouse/keyboard input and allow you to play back the input that was made? I've tried using Automator but for some reason it's not ...
0
votes
1answer
232 views

Mimic TouchCursor movements on Mac

I'm using OS X Lion. I'm a PC user and just recently tried out using a Mac. I'm used to installing a handy app in Windows named TouchCursor. It allows me not to release my fingers in the "home" ...
3
votes
1answer
265 views

What is the name of this button?

I've been calling it the "keyboard dismissal button," but I'd like to know if it has an actual name.
2
votes
1answer
122 views

Focus floating system windows with keyboard

The windows I'm talking about are the system administrator password request popups, the wireless network web sign-in popup, and other system request dialogs, such as "Application was downloaded from ...
1
vote
0answers
34 views

Model number mapping

How does one correlate model numbers like MN110LL/B with the A1243 that is listed on the bottom of the actual keyboard that looks the same as the MN110LL/B in pictures. I have tried looking at About ...
2
votes
2answers
3k views

How do I move a row between two rows in Numbers?

Simple question. In iWork's Numbers, is there any way to move a row of data between two rows, as opposed to just plopping it on top of existing data? You can easily do this in Excel if you hold down ...
2
votes
1answer
307 views

Xcode commit view: keyboard shortcut for jumping to the next change?

When I commit my code from Xcode (File -> Source Control -> Commit), is there a command (that can be assigned a shortcut presumably) to jump to the next change in the commit view? This will allow to ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

Mountain Lion: Use standard keyboard function keys, F1, F2, etc.?

I'm having issues with Mountain lion in which I am unable to use my non-Apple keyboard's function keys, i.e. F1, F2 etc. Upon firing up System Preferences ➤ Keyboard, this is what I'm greeted with. ...
1
vote
1answer
5k views

Apple Numeric Keyboard can't render the at sign “@” on Mac Mini

I just got a new numeric keyboard for my Mac Mini but when I press Shift + 2, I don't get the at sign (@)--instead, it's a double quote. Then, Shift + 4 shows a euro instead of $, Shift + 6 an ...
2
votes
1answer
958 views

No Keys Repeating on New MacBook Pro After Changing Key Repeat Speed

I just opened my new Retina Display MacBook Pro and everything worked fine, but when I tried to go into System Preferences to make the key repeat speed faster, none of the keys repeated, not even ...
1
vote
0answers
34 views

How do I determine which application handles a global shortcut?

I have some global shortcut that does nothing apparent, but is overriding the combination in all applications. The shortcut is Command+Alt+F, which overrides the "Google Search" in Safari, and the ...
2
votes
3answers
341 views

Prevent keyboard viewer from displaying

Whenever I plug my MacBook into my external keyboard at work, the keyboard viewer window automatically opens up. How do I prevent the keyboard viewer from automatically showing? If possible, I'd ...
2
votes
0answers
32 views

Switch windows in Mission control with the keyboard [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to choose a application without using the mouse in Lion Mission Control? Is there any way so switch between windows in Mission Control without using the mouse? In ...
2
votes
1answer
558 views

Is there an iOS app or jailbreak modification that can activate true caps lock?

I'm using jailbroken iOS 5.1.1 and am looking for an app or setting that enables true caps lock. Meaning, once activated, caps lock behaves like it does on a PC and stays enabled when you switch to ...
0
votes
0answers
337 views

Dvorak Keyboard Shortcuts Over iSSH on iPad 3 and Microsoft Mobile Keyboard 5000

Edit: Solution -- Installed Prompt by Panic. Worked out of the box and is generally more straight forward. If you're just interested in a straight SSH client, save yourself $10 and download Prompt. If ...
3
votes
1answer
571 views

How does one change Terminal.app profile for all open tabs using a keyboard shortcut?

Would love to know if there is a way to switch all my current Terminal.app tabs to a different profile on the fly. The use-case being to change Terminal profile from a dark to a light theme, and vice ...
2
votes
2answers
513 views

Terminal won't receive Control+← or Control+→

I just upgraded to Mountain Lion and I'm perplexed to find that neither iTerm 2 or the standard terminal will not receive Control ⌃+← or ⌃+→, which I typically use to jump words on the command line. I ...
0
votes
0answers
381 views

Underscore on login screen intermittently not working?

I've noticed that this started happening maybe a few weeks ago: When I'm logging in, sometimes when I type an underscore in my password, it does not register as a keypress, i.e. no black dot appears ...
1
vote
1answer
233 views

“DefaultKeyBinding” Hex code for ML's “⌘ ⌘” Start Dictation command?

I have a set customized keyboard bindings located in a plist file at ~/Library/KeyBindings/DefaultKeyBinding.Dict which works with Hex keys like.. "\UF729" = "moveToBeginningOfLine:"; /* Home */ or ...
0
votes
3answers
734 views

Keyboard shortcut for Spotlight doesn't work in full screen Google Chrome on Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion)

I've noticed that the Spotlight Search keyboard shortcut (cmd space) doesn't work if I'm running Google Chrome (12.0.742.122) as full screen application in Lion. Is this a Chrome-related bug or is ...
7
votes
5answers
3k views

Add Compose key to OS X

I want to change one of my keys on my keyboard to a Compose key so I can easily type common accents or characters, e.g.: Compose+e+' -> é. Is there a setting I can change or a program I can install ...
2
votes
2answers
779 views

Wireless Keyboard disconnects

I am having a little trouble with my wireless keyboard. In the past 3 weeks it has disconnected 3 times and then reconnected after a few moments. The Magic Mouse is working fine alongside it, and the ...