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Keyboard Viewer via keyboard shortcut wont actually quit after closing it

I managed to add a shortcut for keyboard viewer via BetterTouchTool. However, once I run Keyboard Viewer and close via the red X button, I cannot re-open it again via a shortcut. So I checked activity ...
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How can I set caps lock to a more complex keystroke?

In the Keyboard settings, it is possible to set Caps Lock to other modifier keys, but it doesn't allow to put in a custom keystroke. Is it possible to set it to something like Ctrl + A? I'm using OS ...
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How can I download something with display turned off (Ctrl+Shift+Eject)?

In Lion I could just press Ctrl+Shift+Eject to turn off display on iMac. In Mountain Lion it looks like this shortcut turns off whole computer. It looks like sleeping mode. So my downloads stop when ...
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How to ssh from iPad with external keyboard and Emacs?

I am thinking about retiring my portable for an iPad + keyboard. (With Amazon/Linode/etc as server.) I tried the iSSH app and ran Emacs in a terminal (not X Windows), using the Apple external ...
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cmd+/ shortcut gone

1Password shortcut cmd+\ stopped working on all browsers so I tried to change it to cmd+/ just to try but now I lost cmd+/! I tried to reset the keyboard shortcuts to default from the preference page ...
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Contextual Menu Keyboard Shortcuts

Is it possible to create a keyboard shortcut for a contextual menu item and if so, how? I'm not sure if this functionality was available in Lion, but if it wasn't, maybe it is in Mountain Lion.
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Keyboard shortcut stopped working in Safari 6.0

I've created a custom keyboard shortcut for entering and exiting fullscreen in the keyboard preferences menu. This stopped working for Safari 6.0 after I upgraded to Mountain Lion. I had the beta ...
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suddenly key 'p' is doing strange things

I have macbook pro early 2011 and i have upgraded the os to mountain lion. Today key 'p' is doing strange things. p0p0p0 --/p0p0 -/-/p0 \p0 above things came when i am pressing 'p' key, onscreen it ...
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“Z” windows position lock

I frequently running into strange problem on Lion: my windows constantly being locked on z position (sometimes you can see this feature in some apps as "Window->Stay in Front/Behind"). But I really ...
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How do I create a keyboard shortcut to go to a specific folder? [duplicate]

I have a folder called ~/Documents/Work and I'd like to make the Finder shortcut cmd-shift-W go to that folder, similar to how cmd-shift-H goes to the Home folder (and the equivalent shortcuts for ...
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How to make the Backspace key to take me to the previous page in Safari 6?

Backspace/Delete ⌫ no longer works as a back button in Safari 6. How to make the Backspace key to take me to the previous page in Safari 6?
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How to move from text to text by keyboard in Powerpoint?

How do I move from text item to text item using the keyboard in Powerpoint? (Apologies for the Windows keyboard terminology in the following) tab just adds a tab, as does Shift + Tab, Control + Tab, ...
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How can I permanently disable the Mac keyboard backlight?

I'm running Lion, soon to upgrade to Mountain Lion once I can ensure compatibility with installed apps, on an MBPR, and in the meantime I'm being driven crazy by the keyboard backlight. Here's the ...
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How can I directly access apps with single hot-keys?

How can I directly access apps with single hot-keys? Possible solutions which I don't get to work: (1) Having often used applications constantly kept in the dock, it would be useful to have hotkeys ...
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Shortcut Keys for Moving Desktops in Mission Control in Mountain Lion 10.8.x?

Are there shortcut keys for moving a Desktop in the array of Desktops in Mission Control? I can now do this manually using the mouse by dragging and dropping, but I would like to do this with ...
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Broken keyboard: Apple store policy?

One of the keys on my keyboard is non-responsive after cleaning it. I want to get the keyboard repaired rather than buy a new one. What is the Apple store policy for keyboard repairs? My iMac is out ...
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Windows RDP client that allows key mapping and easy use of Function Keys

I often use RDP clients (like Microsoft Remote Desktop or CoRD) to access my work machines to use Visual Studio at work. This actually works pretty well, except for when it comes to using the Function ...
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What is the (external) keyboard shortcut to lock my screen with the screen save

Which keys can I press to bring up the locked screen save while I walk away for a few minutes? I have an external keyboard (MS Comfort Curve 2000) thru a multi pc switcher box so I have ctrl-cmd-alt ...
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Aperture: during Import, keys to check/uncheck an image?

In Aperture 3, at the beginning of the Import process, one can select/check or unselect/uncheck images one by one. But it requires the mouse. In the Viewer view, during that selection process, I can ...
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How to set wall paper

I have an iPhone 3G. Recently I am facing a problem with my phone. When I set a wall paper, it is not showing behind the icons. Of course it is showing the picture when my mobile locks. The background ...
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What are the best mnemonics to remember important short cuts?

In my job I teach a lot of people to use macs. Since you use what you remember I'm always on the look out for funny or memorable ways to remember keyboard or system shortcuts (like you have the option ...
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Remap caps lock key on iPad keyboard

I have a Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for my 3rd gen iPad, which is a Bluetooth keyboard. Is there any way to remap the caps lock key so it acts as the control key instead?
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Different Keyboards equals different backlights?

i replaced my old keyboard (german layout) with an us keyboard. It works fine but the backlight seems to be misfit a litte. Is it possible that they using different kinds of backlights?
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How to disable composite keys on Mac OS X

I've got my mac two months ago and there is a problem that kinda bugs me to death. It is related to input languages and composite characters (those made up from more than one character, for example in ...
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Use Logitech g15 multimedia keyboard with Apple Logic 9

That's what I'd like to do: use my Logitech g15 multimedia keys (stop, pause etc) with Apple Logic 9.
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How to Find What a Particular Keyboard Shortcut Does?

How can I find the command triggered by a keyboard shortcut without activating it in any given application? When I press a keyboard shortcut, the top-level menu is highlighted, but, beyond that, I ...
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Which are the default settings of the key repeat rate?

I tried adjusting my repeat rate for the keyboard, on Snow Leopard, by using the following: defaults write NSGlobalDomain KeyRepeat -int 0 defaults write NSGlobalDomain InitialKeyRepeat -int 7 I ...
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How to remap 'Context Menu' key on external keyboard?

I'm using a Cherry G80 (excellent 'clicky' keyboard btw.) on my Macbook Air. Everything works fine, I can use and remap all keys using Ukelele1 or directly in Emacs. The only key behaving strange is ...
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Quickly change host for bluetooth keyboard

A while ago I stumbled upon an app that made it possible to change the device that a Bluetooth keyboard is connected to. This would allow me to quickly switch the keyboard between being connected to ...
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OSX Lion: Long press menu automatic selection

I've recently upgraded to OSX Lion and I find the long press menu with accented characters very handy when I have to type in french. The only problem is that it's slowing me down a lot having to long ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut for Don't Save?

One thing I do a lot is Command ⌘-Tab over to TextEdit, jot down some notes, and then decide to throw them away. I can close the window with ⌘-W, but is there a way to not-save it from just the ...
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MacVim — how to make Ctrl+A go to beginning of line, Ctrl+E to the end of the line

I'm trying to switch to MacVim as my main editor, and I'm liking it so far, except for one issue: I got really used to the Mac shortcuts control-A to go to the beginning of a line, and control-E to ...
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Is there a way to assign global hot keys to go to the next/previous album in iTunes?

What is the easiest way to add ability to go to next and previous album (not track) using media keys with modifier key (like ⌥+F7/F8 or any of ⇧, ctrl, ⌥, ⌘ or fn)? Is it possible without using ...
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Tilde with hiragana-input

I'd like to type the two characters "tilde" ('~') and "fullwidth tilde" ('~') with a german keyboard, since I need those characters quite often, for example when writing hiragana in romaji, for ...
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How do I take a screenshot on a Mac? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I take a screenshot on my Mac? I haven't found any shortcut or application on my Mac which provide such functionality. I would like to know the keyboard ...
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How can I map keyboard keys to other keyboard keys in an app specific manner?

I would like to have some way to specify that when I am focused on Spotify.app and I press the j key that it will translate into a ↓ key and be sent to the app. I would like this because I like vim ...
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Disable Screen Mirroring Keystroke

When I'm stumbling around trying to find the keystroke for lowering the screen brightness in quarter-segments (which happens to be Option ⌥+Shift ⇧+Brightness-down (F1)), I usually wind up hitting ...
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How can I change the command key to be the ctrl key for tmux. It's already mapped for other apps)

tmux wants me to press Command+A (or Command+B by default, changed it by having set -g prefix C-a in my .tmux_conf file). I have already switched Control and Command, so, in general, Control+C will ...
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Parallels - Can I have a keyboard shortcut for the context-menu key found on Wintel hardware?

On a lot of Windows keyboards there's a key to the right of the spacebar that brings up the context-menu (right-click menu) in applications (I'm running Win7). I can't seem to find a way to map this ...
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Swap right command with right alt/option on external bluetooth keyboard

I can swap/remap (only) the right command with right alt using Keyremap4macbook for the built in Macbook keyboard, but would the same be possible for the Apple's external Bluetooth keyboard?
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What's the purpose of the eject button on the MacBook Air?

I was interested to see that the power button on the new Airs has been moved to the keyboard, and was anticipating that it would just replace the eject key that has traditionally taken up that ...
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Seeking small bluetooth keyboard with Home/End/PageUp/PageDown keys

Seeking small bluetooth keyboard with Home/End/PageUp/PageDown keys that has same "feel" as Apple wireless keyboard. Found these: keyboard1 (Apple-copy-cat silver, which I like) keyboard2 (regular ...
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How to define Lion’s key variations in a `.keylayout` file?

In Lion you can hold down a key to show its variations. However, when using my custom keyboard layout in .keylayout format, this functionality is disabled. I assume Lion’s default keyboard layouts ...
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How to use CTRL+W instead of CMD+W in Chrome?

I'm using my Caps-lock as "CTRL" on Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4. On Linux and Windows I can easily close and open tabs via CTRL+W and CTRL+T. However on Mac I have to use CMD+W and CMD+T. CTRL+W and CTRL+T ...
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How do I negotiate dialogue boxes using the keyboard only?

On Windows based machines, whenever a dialogue box pops up with multiple choice options (ie 'Abort', 'Continue', 'Retry'), you can use the 'Tab' key to cycle through those options without using the ...
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Switching Keyboard Layout on Macbook on Lion

Is it still possible to switch from the default (Macbook UK) keyboard to the US layout in Lion? Everything I've read says there should be an international option in System Preferences, but there ...
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keyboard preferences ignores modifier key settings

I'm using a Windows-type Logitech keyboard with my OS X 10.6.8 iMac. I've always just used the "Modifier Keys" setting in the Keyboard pane of System Preferences to reverse the Option and Command keys ...
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Best keyboard mapping approach to make a Mac work like Ubuntu?

Through the day I work on both a Mac and Ubuntu. What's the best option for mapping the Mac keyboard (an external, non-Mac one) to Ubuntu style keys - when using the Mac (OS X). Basically I want to ...