A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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Keyboard shortcuts have gone screwy since Mavericks upgrade

Something weird has happened to my keyboard shortcuts since I upgraded to OSX Mavericks. Command-Option-V, which I was using before my upgrade to cut and paste (i.e. move) files in Finder, now blacks ...
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How to swap command and option modifier keys with a script in OS X Lion

I use a PC usb keyboard with my macbook. So, I've gone into System Preferences > Keyboard > Modifier Keys... and swapped command and option for the usb keyboard. This puts those keys in the ...
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Is there a way to simulate a numeric keypad on apple wireless keyboard in OSX?

I'm tempted to get an Apple Wireless Keyboard but the lack of a number pad is a concern. I'm interested whether there is some form of software you can use where for example you hold some control keys ...
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Keyboard Shortcut to Right Size All Columns Individually in Finder in OSX Lion?

Is it possible to set a keyboard shortcut for resizing all columns individually in Finder in OSX Lion? The way to do it without a shortcut is right clicking on a column divider and then choosing the ...
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What does Control key do, other than its usage in terminal and right click?

So far I have been using control key to: Send control commands to terminal Occasionally do right click Does the key have any other function?
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How to remove or disable a default keyboard layout?

Is it possible to remove or disable one of OS X Lion’s default keyboard layouts? I’m using a custom keyboard layout, and now that I managed to set it as the system-wide default keyboard layout, I’d ...
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How to assign a keyboard shortcut to create an empty text file in Finder? [duplicate]

I like that Cmd+Shift+N creates a new folder in the current directory in Finder. I would like to have a similar command like Cmd+Control+N or Cmd+Control+Shift+N that creates an empty text file in the ...
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Shift key damaged how to disable it at boot?

I recently spilled water on my computers keyboard, and as a result the left shift key seems to be stuck in the on position. This means that the system always boots into safe boot unless I hold down ...
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In iterm I can't put directly some characters like ~ or "

When I try to put characters like " or ~ in iterm it gets underscores and waits for next one to be finally put, how I can stop it?
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How to enable CTRL+4/5/6?

On Mountain Lion 10.8.2, when I use the Keyboard Viewer, I can see that CTRL-1, CTRL-2, CTRL-3 register correctly when I type them. CTRL-4/5 however, only show the CTRL key being hit and the numbers ...
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Transfering a Bluetooth keyboard & mouse from one iMac to an iMac that has never used Bluetooth

Is there any way to do this? I tried putting iMac 1 to sleep and waiting for the 2nd one to pick up the keyboard and mouse, but still "No keyboards have been found." The 2nd one is, of course, the ...
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Are there Korean keyboard layouts for OSX 10.9 that mimic the iOS 7 Korean layout?

On my iOS7 devices (iPhone 5, iPad Air), I added a Korean keyboard and I can operate it effectively. On the Macbook Air, I added the "3-Set Korean" input source and I cannot operate it effectively. ...
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What are alternative keyboard shortcuts for Mission Control if you use Xcode?

As listed in this question Xcode Keyboard Shortcuts Conflicted there are a lot of Mission Control shortcuts that interfere with Xcode and I was wondering what are some good alternative keyboard ...
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OSX keyboard shortcut for 'show all'

How can I activate the 'Show all' or back button in a system preference dialog in OSX? E.g.
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Change Modifier Key While Application is frontmost

What I'm trying to accomplish is to intercept or change Command and replace it with Control for use while another application is running and frontmost. Is there a way to temporarily change modifier ...
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Global keyboard shortcut conflicts

I just installed a menubar application and would like to assign a global keyboard shortcut to one of its operations. Is there any easy way to determine if the key combination I want to use conflicts ...
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How to disable default keyboard layout shorcut in OS X 10.8?

When I select the "Simplified Pinyin" layout in Mac OS X 10.8, the shortcut Shift+6 is assigned to "Display smileys" (see screenshot below). However, since this is a French keyboard, Shift+6 is ...
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What do I need to know for setting key combination shortcuts

I am running OS X Mavericks 10.9 and I want to create a new key combination shortcut for, lets say, 'Look Up in Dictionary'. Personally I think CommandShiftD or CommandOptionD would be nice. When I ...
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“Input Sources…” doesn't work in Mavericks?

Since upgrading to Mavericks, the input sources option changed, and moved to the keyboard control panel. That's fine, but selecting the "Input Sources..." button in the Keyboard tab of the Keyboard ...
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Control-F2 “Move Focus to Menu Bar” only works occasionally

I don't want to use my trackpad too much due to a strain injury, hence I use the Control F2 "Move Focus to Menu Bar" a lot. However this feature only works occasionally, it can work for hours and ...
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Switching to #x application in the dock

I would like to hit cmd+X to switch to (or launch, if it's not running) the #X application in the Dock, without hardconding that application. I.e. if my third application in the dock is the Terminal, ...
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How to get keyboard focus on login screen password field in OS X 10.8?

My computer doubles as a server, so I leave it turned on and not asleep, but logged out, most of the time. In 10.6, if I logged out of the computer for an extended period of time, I could log back ...
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Shortcut used by another action/reboot breaks shortcut

I think this is a bug, but perhaps it is a unique problem to me for some reason. I really like independent display switching in Mavericks, and I set it up in what I guess is a unique way. I have two ...
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How to select buttons in a dialog using the keyboard?

Times ago I setted my Mac (in system preferences) to use, when an alert appear, enter key to choose OK button and tab to scroll other possible button and space to select one of them. Now I initialized ...
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All Keyboard Shortcuts are selecting word backwards

Since the start of September approximately keyboard shortcuts in OS X have been acting strangely. Many of the common shortcuts (cmd+z, cmd+v, cm+c, cmd+w etc) select the previous word rather than ...
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Why is there a groove line on the “F” and “J” keys on Apple keyboards?

If you look at Apple's keyboards nowadays, you'll see that on the "F" and "J" keys there is a little groove line under the letter. Why does this exist? What purpose does it serve?
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Mac Mini does not recognize USB Keyboard at start up

I am using a Quickfire Stealth mechanical USB Keyboard for my Mac Mini. I am having an issue that each time I boot the computer, I have to plug it out from the USB port and plug it back in for the Mac ...
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How can I automatically focus Finder windows after CMD-TAB to one in a different space?

CMD-TAB to Finder in a different space and the focus will always bet set to the Desktop. As a result, keyboard interaction is impossible until the Finder window is focused with CMD-` (backtick) or ...
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MBA trackpad and keyb not working on Windows 8.1

Listen to this one folks... I have a mid-2013 MBA and thought a few months back that I'd give the new Windows a shot, so I bootcamp'd Windows 8.1 PREVIEW. Since the final 8.1 is upon us and the ...
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Remap Control+Command+F from Facebook to Full Screen

Many of my OS X applications have the "Enter Full Screen" action mapped to Control+Command+F. When I hit this key-combo though I get a dialog that tells me that no Facebook account is configured, and ...
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Which USB keyboards will work with an iPad 3?

It is possible to connect a USB keyboard to an iPad (3rd generation) using the camera connection kit. However, my Apple keyboard does not work so which ones do? Yes I know I could buy a wireless ...
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Keyboard bugs (some keys doing strange stuffs)

Since this morning the keyboard is exhibiting some strange behavior: "!" key is adding a "@" after the "!" "i" key is adding a tab after the "i" "k" key is toggling the caps lock after the "k" ...
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How do I map the keyboard media control keys to switch tabs instead?

These days I get all my music needs from streaming websites, so the media keys on my keyboard are basically useless to me: I want to map them to cmd+[ and cmd+], which is the shortcut to change ...
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How can I systemwide check if a keyboard shortcut is in use or has been registered?

How can I query OS X to know if an application has registered a shortcut? I could inspect every app I have or that is running at least with KeyCue and go through the Keyboard Shortcuts section of ...
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How to maximize `Preview` by keyboard shortcut?

This question is about the Preview app. I use that a lot to read stuff (PDF files, etc. Each time it opens, it forgets the last Window state. On a Retina Mac, it is ideal to have it opened at "Two ...
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What is this key, and where is it on a MacBook Air?

This is a picture of a tooltip from IntelliJ IDEA. Does anyone know what key is being referred to? I don't have anything like it on my MacBook Air.
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“I” and “(”,“K” keys on the keyboard respond only after pressing them several times

"I" and "(", "K" keys on my Bluetooth keyboard don't work very well sometimes I need to press them several times before the input is print. My battery is at 100% and I think is a problem related to a ...
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Assign and recall windows with keyboard shortcuts

I would like to be able to assign numbers to windows with a keyboard shortcut like: Cmd+1 (different numbers for different windows or desktops) and then recall them with a keyboard like: ⌘+1 The ...
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MacBook Pro (Tiger): Get keyboard defaults to stick

I have a circa 2007 MacBook Pro with fully-patched Mac OS X Tiger installed. I recently plugged an OEM USB keyboard into the laptop after leaving my Mac keyboard at home one day. Now that I'm back ...
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German keyboards for recent model Mac lap-top

I have an apple lap-top with an external keyboard. My computer has the capacity to compose in German (a capacity I need) but my keyboard is in English and many crucial keystrokes (extra characters, ...
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TextEdit - quickly switch between colors

I am using TextEdit, and I am frequently switching between red, blue and black for the text colour. Right now I have to move my mouse to the colour picker in the toolbar and select the desired colour. ...
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How to type numbers while using pinyin input on a non-qwerty keyboard?

I'm using the pinyin input on an AZERTY Macbook Pro keyboard and when I try to type a number, it prints the associated symbol instead (i.e. for "1", it prints "&", for "2", "é", etc.). I've tried ...
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TexShop typing German umlauts with US keyboard

I am using OS X Lion 10.7 with an American English keyboard. For typing German umlauts I normally just press and hold the appropriate key until the little OS X popup appears and then I can choose the ...
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What is the command sent by the home button on iPad bluetooth keyboards?

The top-left key on some bluetooth iPad keyboards functions as a home button. What happens when you connect the keyboard to a regular desktop and push the button, ie, what does the computer see? Is ...
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Change Ctrl+Arrow and Ctrl+Shift+Arrow to jump/jump+select a single word rather than the whole line?

In order to change the way home and end function on OS X so it matches other devices I frequently utilised this 'hack'. Is there a similar way to override the way Ctrl+arrow and Ctrl+Shift+arrow work? ...
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Can I map a character to a different key?

I am using a British IBM model M keyboard with Mountain Lion. I have selected the "British - PC" input source and it is working well, except for one key: the pipe. If you consider what is printed on ...
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Blink / fade out to where the text-cursor is - Effect?

I just installed an application (MousePosé)(which many of you will love) to show me where my mousecursor is, after pressing a shortcut, However: very often when I'm programming, especially after ...
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Why doesn't the escape key close the find window in Chrome?

For some reason, Chrome will no longer close my find window when I hit the Escape ⎋ key. Instead, it pulls up some weird kind of autocomplete drop-down. This is incredibly annoying; every time I ...
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Hotkey for new Finder window

On my old MacBook, I could hit ⌘ cmd + ⌥ alt/option + space and get a new Finder window with the sidebar (Downloads, Documents, etc…). On my new Mac, that same command only gives me a Spotlight ...
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Why is my S key intermittently typing ß inßtead of s <----See

MacBook (White) 2.4Ghz Intel Core Duo, 2GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, OS X 10.6.7 Keyboard language - Canadian English (have also tried US English). All other languages removed, computer language ENGLISH. ...