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US International (AltGr dead keys) layout on Mac OS X?

everyone. On Linux there is a layout called US International (AltGr dead keys), which converts the right Alt key into an AltGr key. AltGr+a gives á, AltGr-Shift-a gives Á, AltGr-m gives µ, and AltGr-' ...
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How to diagnose intermittent keyboard lockup and mouse problems

I have an intermittent problem with my MacBook Pro 15" (November, 2008 vintage). Running OS X 10.6.8. Two or three days a week, sometimes more, the keyboard will stop working intermittently (no key ...
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Can't shift+select in Finder in Lion 10.7.1

In previous versions of Mac OS X, to select a whole row of files, you select the file which comes first in the row and then select the last file with a shift+click. When I try this procedure in icon ...
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Is there a backquote on the iPhone keyboard?

Is there a backquote (backtick `) on the iPhone keyboard, and if so, where is it? When I'm writing a post on a site in the SE family (especially SO), I want to use the backquote for inline code ...
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Use Apple Wireless Keyboard for PC and Mac

I need a wireless keyboard and mouse that I can switch between my MacBook Pro and PC. I was looking at the Apple Wireless Keyboard, but I'm not sure if I can change from PC to Mac usage easily ...
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Unplanned repeated key presses

Repeated key presses are being registered by the Macbook Pro (running OSX 10.6.8) that I'm using. For example, if this had happened in the above sentence, on pressing 'k' it would keep pressing 'k' ...
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How long does it take for Apple's AA battery charger to recharge?

I'm talking about the charger that comes with their new Bluetooth trackpad and keyboard. If I put 2 empty batteries in it now, how long till they're full?
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How can I create keyboard shortcuts to move to previous / next full-screen app?

I'm trying to add keyboard shortcut to move to prev/next full-screen app. I'm now @ Keyboard > 'Keyboard shortcuts', there is no options under 'Mission Control'. And I have no idea of what to add in ...
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How can I remap the “`” key to “Esc”

I am using a Mac after five years of Linux. I had remapped "Caps Lock" to "Ctrl" and swapped the "`" with Escape. I was able to figure out how to convert Caps Lock to a Control, but can't figure out ...
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keyboard or logic board problem?

I have a 2008 13" MacBook (A1278) and it has a problem. The keyboard has a few keys on it that aren't exactly not completely broken, but sometimes when pressed they will send a few weird sequence of ...
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Using the iTunes control keys for VLC

VLC responds to the itunes control keys (you know: back, forward, pause/play) on the keyboard. Yet when I use them, both iTunes AND VLC respond, which is quite stupid. For example: I want to pause a ...
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Can I restore an application by application switching to it?

When you command+tab to an application that is minimized it doesn't bring it forward, is it possible to make it so it gets restored?
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Internal keyboard QWERTY; External Keyboard Dvorak

Is there a way to configure a MacBook Air running Lion (10.7.1) to recognize the internal keyboard as QWERTY, but to attach an external keyboard configured to use the Dvorak configuration?
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Keyboard layout change menu accumulates duplicate keyboard layouts

My keyboard layout menu — occasionally the one showing up in my menu bar, and occasionally the one showing up when using the keyboard layout change hotkey — accumulates more and more copies of the ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to cycle between windows in the current space?

When I have two applications open side-by-side in the same space, I'd like to be able to swap between them quickly with the keyboard. I can use Command+Tab, but often I land on an application in a ...
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Custom Finder “go to” shortcuts

I am struggling with the new Lion finder features. There are some subtle differences that are putting me off. I used to have custom "go to" shortcuts in Snow Leopard. For example, I used to have a ...
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Can I buy an iPhone 4 in another country?

I want to know if I buy a iPhone 4 in another country if I take it home to Denmark where I live, can I then reinstall it so it uses the Danish keyboard and the iPhone is on Danish?
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Replace dead keys of default US keyboard layout on Lion?

I've been trying to create a new keyboard layout using Ukelele on Lion. I want to replace some dead keys combination like option+e to option+'. Ukelele seems to be the right tool for it. Problem is, ...
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How can I simulate the insert key on a MacBook Pro?

I find really annoying to use Midnight Commander under OS X when using the non-extended keyboard (laptop). I found no way of simulating an INSERT key press (select file) and I would like to find a ...
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Mouse/Keyboard won't connect after being powered off

my iMac has recently developed an odd issue: If the mouse, or keyboard, is powered off (power button, or because I pull the batteries), and then powered on again, the device will not connect to the ...
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How to override the play/pause function of the button in earphone remote control?

I enjoy using Keyboard Maestro to set custom keys to take control of apps, I can apply more functions to the play/pause button in the earphone remote, but by default it is set to control iTunes. ...
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Auto change keyboard layout based on application focus

I basically use US keyboard for programming and Spanish for everything else, and I´m always switching keyboard layout when I change from browser to VIM or console. In Linux (gnome), keyboard layout ...
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Can't remove U.S. from the languages and input methods menu

I wonder if I can remove the U.S. language of the languages list. Because I use a shortcut to cycle through input methods, and don't want to land on U.S. as ArgenPinYin is already a modified U.S. ...
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Keyboard Key Mapping

I run a MacBook Pro 15", Wireless Bluetooth Apple Keyboard and Magic Mouse. Everything for the last year has been working great. Just recently I FINALLY had to change my batteries in my keyboard. ...
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How to turn off the iOS-style character picker menu

When I hold a key in Lion, I get this iOS-style character picker instead of a repeated character, as in previous versions of the OS: I really dislike this (I rarely use those symbols as I only ...
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iOS5 - Does the ActiveSync Pin code lock prevent the new camera shortcut?

I've had an iPhone of various vintages for 3 years connected to MS Exchange activesync for work email. Part of the deal with this that you need to enter a four digit PIN before you unlock. I was ...
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any way to remap keys for only one app?

I've seen the system wide tools (that all seem to just manipulate the default key bindings) that allow you to swap keys around, but has anyone found a way to swap keys for just one application? (no, ...
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I need a delete button

I also have an azerty keyboard, but am used to the qwerty and I want to know how I can modify the keyboard to have a "delete" function. Deleting using the backspace is laborious and I miss being able ...
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How to map the F11 and F12 keys to Volume Up/Volume Down [duplicate]

I have chosen to use the F1-F12 keys with their original -PC- behavior, because I want F5 to refresh the page in Firefox! (and not control the backlight of the keyboard) Now I would like to "remap" ...
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How can I assign hotkeys for pasting from the clipboard?

I am looking for a way to have some text "permanently" copied to the clipboard and assigned to a hotkey? Any software suggestions?
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How do I disable the “fn + F8” shortcut?

As I need to use the fn + F8 shortcut within my virtual machine, I'd like to disable it in my host. How do I go about disabling this particular shortcut, so that it can be used within my VM?
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Is it possible to order a replacement key?

The large   0   on my Apple keyboard (came with my 2008 Mac Mini) has fallen out, and upon my attempt to put it back in, a small but extremely vital plastic piece snapped off. Can ...
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Line select for modification [closed]

I have used Microsoft Windows for 15+ years and am a highly keyboard-centric user. My wife uses both iMac and MacBook Pro, which means a full keyboard and a MacBook keyboard. Occasionally, I use her ...
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What are some good methods of recovering key function after a spillage?

So a friend just gave me his Macbook Air 1,1 on which he spilt some water. He wiped it away immediately, turned it off and upside down but alas the "l" key is no longer functional. However all the ...
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Displaying minimised windows

When I minimize safari, finder or Firefox windows, they move down to the dock. When I use Command + Tab , to move back to them, the minimized windows don't appear, just the top menu bar is changed. I ...
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Resize and position windows using keyboard shortcuts [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What Window Management Options exist for OS X? I want to be able to resize and move a window without using a mouse. Recently I found shiftit, which is 80% what I need. ...
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How to disable the next song key?

I'd like to disable the next/previous song keys, because I rarely need them but often press by accident when pausing/playing. Keyboard shortcuts doesn't seem to provide a solution, and neither does ...
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How do I make a certain keyboard command system wide?

I'm using WireTap to record some documentary while I need to frequently make cue mark command (Command-Shift-T). And the way I do is first use Command-Tab to switch to Wire Tap and hit ...
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MBP Keys 'stick' when it gets hot

Short Question Why do the keys 'stiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiick' when my MBP gets hot? More importantly, how can I fix it? Background It is not any one key that sticks, I have had darn near ...
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How do I map a key on the A1048 109-key Keyboard to provide an “FN” button?

I have an Apple A1048 109-key keyboard that I really like, except it does not have an FN button, which is a bit annoying. Is there any way to remap one of the keys (I'm thinking the 'help' key) to ...
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Keyboard shortcut to unhide or unminimize a window in OS X

I am asking this question because I feel it belongs on apple, not superuser. Also the perfect answer is not checked off there. You hide a window using ⌘ + M. However even ⌘ + ⇥ to that window does ...
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How to go through all the windows of application even the minimized ones?

If I have three windows open in Safari and minimize one of them, then I try to switch between windows by pressing Control+' it only switches to windows that re not minimized. How do I include that ...
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Record / playback keystrokes

There are 3rd party apps but I'm not interested in those. I'm a web developer and during testing I find myself entering login credentials over and over again. If I could quickly "play" these ...
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Is there a way to force US keyboard layout in Safari address bar?

I keep typing in Russian keyboard layout into Safari address bar by accident. This drives me mad because I usually end up loading domain-for-sale pages. Is there an extension or program to switch ...
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equivalent of windows+L in osx snow leopard [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a quick way to lock my Mac? whenever i used to leave my system i just press WINDOWS+L in my windows system. Now i have macbook pro with snow leopard OS and i am ...
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Assign monospaced font family to selected text with keyboard shortcut in mac os x

I write a lot of technical emails, and like to use a monospaced font for the code bits. Highlight text, hit apple-T, choose my font from the list of favorites, then close the font window. Is there a ...
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Lion: Change Keyboard shortcut CMD + ALT + Left/Right Arrow for spaces OR Firefox's next/previous tab

I'm using Firefox, where CMD + ALT + ← / → Arrow changes to the next / previous tab. This is an important feature to me. Since Lion, this shortcut changes the active space to the next and ...
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What are the control keys available when working in a text field?

I know that ctrl-e will move to me to the end of a line, and ctrl-a to the start. I also know that ctrl-n will move down a line. What other ctrl-key combinations are there? Is it possible to move ...
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Figure out which command is bound to a keyboard shortcut in TextMate

I have a shortcut key conflict between TextMate and LaunchBar. I use ⌘+⌥+\ to call up LaunchBar's clipboard history. And it works great everywhere except in TextMate, which has this combination bound ...
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How often is Shift, Control, Alt or Command combined with the secondary click?

One option I have for activating expose is to combined Shift, Control, Alt or Command with a secondary click. I am wondering if any of these combinations are likely to interfere with any useful ...