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Fullforce on iPad 4 uses iPhone keyboard instead of iPad keyboard

I've just install the tweak "FullForce" from the Cydia store on my iPad 4th generation to make Google Maps app full screen capable, but the app uses the iPhone keyboard instead of the iPad keyboard. ...
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PC keyboard inccorect mapping

I've recently been forced to work on a mac book for work. Since I'm a dev I bring my own keyboard rather than just using the macbook one, I had no problem with plugin my keyboard but the mapping are ...
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Free presentation helper that shows keystrokes

Are there any free standalone presentation tools that shows which keys are pressed on screen? KeyCastr is not available as build for users without Xcode. Only a community fork ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to close the edit window in Calendar (and retain changes)?

In Calendar 6 (mountain lion) when I use command E to bring up an edit window after I make changes I haven't been able to find a keyboard short cut to close that window and keep whatever info I've ...
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How to disable Magic Trackpad while typing?

Is it possible to get the external Magic Trackpad disabled automatically while I'm typing? I do get a lot of cursor movements/clicks when just touching the trackpad accidentally.
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⌘+L shortcut not working in Chrome

Quite frequently I experience cases, where the ⌘+L shortcut will not work in Chrome. This shortcut does the same in Safari, Chrome and Firefox. It jumps to the URL bar of the browser. How can I ...
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Xcode 4: key binding for “Focus code blocks on hover”

Xcode 4 has a Focus code blocks on hover setting in Preferences > Text Editing. When you hover the mouse on a Code folding ribbon, the mentioned setting has the effect shown in image below. Also, ...
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Switching between windows of one application in multiple spaces

I know you can use command + ` to switch between windows in one program in one space. But this is only in the one space, if you have other windows from the same App in different spaces ... it won't ...
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How can I map the F4 key's default functionality to trigger a key sequence rather than open Launchpad? (Mountain Lion)

I will use the touchpad gesture to open Launchpad. I don't use Launchpad much. I'd like to map the F4-key (which opens Launchpad) to send the Keystroke Command + Ctrl + Shift + 4 so I can use the OSX ...
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Eject key no longer working

The Eject key on my iMac (OSX Lion) is no longer working. It was working fine until a few days back, and I remember sleeping my display using the Ctrl+Shift+Eject shortcut, when I first found out ...
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Any productivity tip for using OS X with only one arm, like Windows its sticky key?

Google mostly returns Apple's accessibility API and other programming resources. But I'd want to know, for example, what is Mac OS X version 10.7.4 equivalent of 'sticky key' in Windows. Any other ...
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macbook pro out of warranty, two keys not working in built in keyboard. Options?

I have a 2007 macbook pro and two keys are not working on the built in keyboard. I tried cleaning the keys by removing the keys and the plastic under it but that didn't help. After removing the ...
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Is it possible to migrate keyboard shortcuts for all my applications via an export?

I have a bunch of keyboard shortcuts setup for Pages, Keynote, and several other programs. Is there a way to export and then import these shortcuts? I just reformatted my home computer and am now ...
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Keyboard shortcut to prevent login items from loading but still allow extensions

I know that if I boot my Mac while holding down Shift, then it does "safe mode" which causes it to boot without either login items or extensions. I often want to boot the computer and not load login ...
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How do I jump to a topic in vim under Terminal for a French Keyboard

I'm on a French keyboard and I'm unable to jump to a topic in vim: If I go ':help' the instructions say: Jump to a subject: Position the cursor on a tag (e.g. |bars|) and hit CTRL-]. I've ...
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How can I assign different characters to different keyboard shortcuts on Mac?

I am using Macbook Air with OS 10.8.2. I bought my MAC from the US, and then moved to another country. Therefore, I had to change my keyboard language. The problem is the keyboard layout is not the ...
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Is there any keyboard hotkey to undo hiding an application?

I use Command+H to hide applications all the time. Sometimes I really want to undo that action, but pressing Command+H again will just hide the now active application. Pressing Command+Shift+H ...
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Shorcut to show all Finder windows

Wondering if there's a shortcut available to show all open Finder windows? Not sure what to call this behaviour; not 'focus all windows', since that involves a single window, not 'raise all window', ...
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Can I use Logitech ultrathin wireless keyboard for iPad also with my MacBook?

This is the product, and it links to your iPad with Bluetooth: http://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/ultrathin-keyboard-cover The question is whether one could also use it with other Mac devices such ...
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Keyboard shortcuts - make OS X like Windows?

I run Windows 7 at work and OS X at home. 2 sets of muscle memories is a hassle - is there a way to map all 'Apple +' commands into 'Ctrl +'? E.g. turn ⌘ + C into Ctrl + C?
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Keyboard shortcut to move Window to next Desktop?

I would like a keyboard shortcut to do either of these actions : Move a 'focused' window to another desktop Create a new desktop and move the window to it, then change the view to that desktop ...
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What does the arrow with 2 lines through it mean?

In Xcode, a lot of the shortcuts use an arrow with 2 lines though it: What is the keystroke corresponding to this?
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Functionality like iOS's keyboard shortcut functionality

I'm not sure if this is a duplicate of another question because naming the functionality in iOS that enables the user to type in a shortcut (like "omy") and have it expand to a whole phrase (like "on ...
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Set keyboard shortcut for nested menu selection

Say an application has a menu selection Export in the File menu. On mouse over, a sub-menu extends with the export options. Is there a way to make a keyboard shortcut for one of those nested ...
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how to find out the submenu item's name in this special case (for a shortcut)

In TextEdit there is this submenu (see the image) that I want to define a shortcut for. I can't define a shortcut for the "Right to Left" item, I assume it's because there are actually 2 such items ...
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Can't use keyboard when resuming from sleep

On a Macbook Pro, with Lion: I usually set it to sleep at the end of the working day, and resume from sleep in the morning. Sometimes, I can't type the password after resume, and I have to reboot it ...
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Apple wireless keyboard it's always turned off at startup

My wireless Apple bluetooth keyboard has been acting up recently. While I use the computer it works just fine but every time I boot up the computer after it has been shut down the keyboard, which is ...
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Wireless keyboard pressing the command key by itself

Recently, my Apple wireless keyboard has been pressing the command key by itself repeatedly. It's stuck like that until I turn off then on the keyboard. Anyone know why this is happening and how I ...
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How to remap a few keys for chrome/google docs?

I'm using Cmd-Option-1 .. Cmd-Option-5 to go to different desktops, on Moutain Lion. Besides changing my global defaults, how else could I enable the google doc shortcuts for Cmd-Option- to set a ...
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Keys not registering on the iPhone while typing fast, does it happen to you or just me?

I've tried this on all major OS versions of the iPhone, and on an iPhone 3G and 4. It's been around for at least a year. I've noticed that when I'm typing really fast (over 70 wpm) on a portrait ...
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Setting caps lock key to CTRL but still function as caps lock if I press for long enough

I just started out using tmux, so I figured I would set my Caps lock key equal to the Ctrl key. Though sometimes I do need the Caps lock key. I don't care if it requires playing with the Terminal or ...
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iPhoto opens automatically by creating files on Desktop

My problem: iPhoto opens automatically, when I: Copy and paste any kind of file to my Desktop Save any file type to my Desktop Create a screenshot (which is automatically saved to Desktop) iPhoto ...
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How can I make the Eject Key to behave as the Insert key?

Is there any way to force that the Eject Key behaves as the Insert Key? In particular I would like to be able to send the key combinations Ctrl+Insert and also Ctrl+Alt+Insert to the following two ...
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How to assign F9 key to play/pause iTunes?

I change my front panel on my MacBook late 2007. I'm on mountain Lion. I already attached Next and Previous (song) button to F10 and F8. But can't F9 button force to work. I think I don't know the ...
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Can a Mac boot when the right shift key is broken in the pressed position?

Here's the thing, the right shift key of my macbook is stuck, so it always boots in safe mode once I turn the machine on. Worse, I cannot log in since my password has lower case letters. I tried ...
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Typing umlauts and accented characters without the one second delay

One of the things I dislike most with the iPhone is its sized-down keyboard with only 10 keys in a row. This may fine for English, but leaves not enough room for umlauts or accented letters. The ...
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How to set caps lock to work like shift on OSX (work only when down)?

How do I set Caps Lock to behave like shift, working only when down, without memory?
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Change American keyboard icon in menu bar to black and white

How can I change the American keyboard icon my menu bar from a colored icon to black and white?
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How to change keyboard shortcut for “log out”?

I use a third party app for alt-tab, so when I hit alt+shift+tab+Q, the operating system doesn't recognize it as quitting the app. Instead it recognizes it as the log out keyboard command. (The native ...
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Remapping keys in KeyRemap4MacBook, how do I find keycodes?

I'm currently remapping some of the keys on my MacBook using KeyRemap4Macbook - in that process I need to remap the keys using this xml-file, namely private.xml, that is referenced ...
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Replacing shortcuts that use the eject key on MacBook Air lacking such a physical key?

I'm getting used to working on a MacBook Air this week and find myself wondering if I can systematically change the default system shortcuts to use the power button as a direct substitution for the ...
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How do I assign a keyboard shortcut to a service in OS X?

I created a service using Automator and I'd like to assign a keyboard shortcut to it. How do I do this?
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Can I assign a keyboard shortcut to bring up the Mac OS X Login Window?

I’d like to assign an “Every Application” keyboard shortcut to bring up the login window, for when I step away from my computer. Is there a way to do this? (Lion-only methods are fine.)
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Create global shortcut to run command line applications

What steps do I need to run a command line program via a global shortcut? I setup Automator to create a new Run Shell Script and tried to assign a shortcut in System Preferences -> Keyboard -> ...
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How to type keyboard shortcuts like ⌘Ä, ⌘Ö, ⌘Ü, etc. on a US keyboard?

I'm using a Mac laptop with German set as the preferred language (the keyboard, however, is a standard US keyboard). With this setting, some keyboard shortcuts include the characters Ä, Ö, and Ü. ...
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Is there an OS X app to route keyboard via bluetooth?

I want an app on my desktop that lets me route my keyboard to my iPhone via bluetooth. The main goal is to type with the keyboard when I get a text. I don't mind having to click a button on an app. ...
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right shift key goes to desktop

I have an imac running OS 10.8.2 with a bluetooth keyboard. I have had it for about 8 weeks. When I hit the right shift key, all the open windows run off the screen and I am looking at the desktop. ...
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Mountain Lion US keyboard layout .. bug? British layout when selected US keyboard

When I change my input source to US Keyboard and I want to press this key: ` I get some British key. My keyboard is this one: And it behaves like this one: I changed my keyboard layout like ...
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How can I type a backtick on an Estonian keyboard?

I am actually using the sweidsh keyboard with an estonian layout, so the backtick key itself produces ' and while holding Shift, it produces –. Is there maybe a way to create a global keyboard ...
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Wireless Keyboard Connection

I have the wireless bluetooth connecting keyboard for the iMac and it continues to disconnect even when the batteries are brand new. Is there anyway to enhance the bluetooth connection so that it will ...