A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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Using an Apple Keyboard Dock as a keyboard for a computer?

Is it possible to use an Apple Keyboard Dock as a keyboard for a computer, rather than an iDevice? As I can, obviously, connect it to a computer via USB, I think it'd be great if I could as I love ...
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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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Cut functionality shortcut for folders and files

I'm accustomed to ctrl+x, ctrl+v combination to move files and folders using only the keyboard. Can I get the same functionality on OS X Lion?
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No Scroll Lock on Apple Keyboard

My StarTech sv215micusba KVM requires that I use Scroll Lock, Scroll Lock, Enter, but my Apple keyboard doesn't have a Scroll Lock key. I found this reference: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1216 ...
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Wired Keyboard not working properly

In Chrome I often toggle between open tabs using Ctrl + tab to go forward, and Ctrl + Shift + tab to go backwards. For some reason, I can't get the reverse navigation working (using Shift) when using ...
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Same shortcuts across input sources

OS X by default supports emacs key bindings, for example Ctrl+A to go to the beginning of the line, My problem is when I switch to a different language these Ctrl key bindings stop working. Is it ...
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Mac Keyboard Doesn't Recognize iPhone via USB

I have a new Mac Keyboard and I've successfully connected my mouse to it, however when I connect my iPhone nothing happens. The iPhone doesn't go into a charge state and my MBP doesn't detect the ...
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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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Make a custom keyboard layout the system default — even for the login screen

Can I make a custom keyboard layout (one that wasn’t included with OS X by default) the system default — even for the login screen?
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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 do I copy text from another application without switching to it?

I know that I can highlight text from another window without changing the focus to that application by holding down Command and selecting the text. Once I have the text selected, what are my options ...
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Change to an different keyboard layout when entering passwords

I've just bought the Ipad 2, all my existing passwords that I need to use (mails web services etc) are in Arabic characters. I have added the Arabic Keyboard and am able to use it in normal text ...
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Shift+End Combo on OS X Lion

How can I change the settings for OS X Lion so that the combination of Shift+End results in the selection of text from the current cursor position to the end of the current line? Specifically, I ...
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Disable Command-W in the terminal

Is there any way to disable Command+W in the terminal? On several occasions I have accidentally closed a terminal window containing important information when I meant to close a Safari tab and did ...
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How can I easily select the word my cursor is currently inside?

I'm looking to be able to select the current word my text cursor is inside on OSX (10.7.3). For people who have used vim before, I want to be able to do a similar thing to the 'ci_' command, where ...
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Why does the keypad show strange entries on my iPhone? [closed]

Why does the top of the keypad show an exorbitant amount of numbers when I press the paste button? At the bottom are all the websites I visit. I can get rid of them. I have cleared everything and ...
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Keyboard shortcut for “Show Package Contents”

I know you can use ⌘+O to open a folder, however when you do that on an application it opens the application. Is it possible to either make ⌘+O always show the contents or is there ...
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Kotoeri Romaji layout for OSX

I am trying to figure out how to change the Kotoeri Romaji keyboard layout to the Japanese default layout, using an external Apple US keyboard. I'm currently running OSX 10.6.8 on a MacBook Pro 6,2. ...
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What is the ⌥ key?

Is this key the same as shift? If so, why don't people just call it shift? I spent a long time looking around for what this key means. Google returned no results. My MacBook Air keyboard does not ...
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tab to select drop-down input box

In any web browser in Mac OS X, how can I choose a drop-down form input box using the tab key? When I need to input many forms including a drop-down box, I preferred to use tab key and shift+tab to ...
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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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iTunes on OS X: How to rename files using in-line editing in main window, using keyboard only?

When I'm on my Windows computer and using iTunes, I can conveniently hit the F2 key when I have a song selected, rename the song using the in-line edit field that appears, and then hit Enter to commit ...
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How do I fix the 3-5 second lag when typing with an Apple Bluetooth keyboard on a Windows 7 PC?

I've been trying to use an Apple Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard with my Windows 7 PC (My own build, not Apple hardware). If I stop typing for as few as 10-15 seconds, when I start typing again and if I ...
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How do I type a ² or a ³ on an Apple keyboard (International English layout)?

I use ² and ³ a lot in e-mails. When using my Belgian Windows keyboard and a custom keymap it was easy to type this in Mac OS X as I assigned the appropriate key. Now I switched to a qwerty ...
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Built-In Trackpad and Keyboard Unresponsive after Sleep or Restart

I have a MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2008) that's currently running 10.7.3. I've been finding that it will intermittently freeze and then I have to shut down and restart the computer, but sometimes ...
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Monitor Words Per Minute on the background?

I'm looking for an application that can run on the background and would monitor my average words per minute as I go about my day. At the end of the day (or week) I want to see a recap of my ...
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Keyboard combinations not working

I have a weird problem. A few keyboard combinations seem to have stopped responding. Among others Option-8 and Option-9 do not work. In fact everything from Option-3 to Option-0 do not work. ...
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MacBook Pro QWERTY replacement

It is a well known story about the origin of the QWERTY keyboard. For those who don't know what I am talking about: QWERTY is built on purpose to be not easy to type. I figured that no one stops me ...
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Keybinding shortcut to emulate Vim o/O (New line below/above current line)

I am using XCode for development but have come accustomed to the o/O shortcut in Vim to create a new line below/above the current line without having to move to the beginning/end of the current line. ...
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How to move window to different desktop via keyboard in Lion?

In Snow Leopard, to move a window to a different space, I had to use the mouse to select the window and use the keyboard to select the target space (e.g., ctrl + 1,2,3). In Lion, what keyboard (maybe ...
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Is there a better way to shutdown/restart OSX?

Whenever I want to shutdown/restart OSX I click on the menu, select shutdown, and then click the box for not saving the session, and then click OK. Then there's always at least one program that ...
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Why is the shortcut to “select previous tab” not reliable in Safari?

Quite frequently the shortcut to "select previous tab" in Safari does not trigger. Unfortunately, I've not been able to see a pattern of when this happens. Restarting Safari usually (always?) helps. ...
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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 do I share bluetooth keyboard with iPhone and iMac without re-pairing every time?

This may be an impossible request, but I'm looking for some way, or some software to install, that lets me choose which device I want to type on at a particular moment. For example: Most of the time ...
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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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Option + click in iTerm

In Terminal, Option + click allows me to place my cursor at any point on the current line-- great for editing really long commands. How can I do this in iTerm2? Update: According to this page, the ...
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MacBook Pro 17" (A1297) - Keyboard backlight dimmer than when first purchased

My keyboard backlight is fairly dim. You can definitely see a bit of light through the keys, so it's functional, but it's uniformly more dim than it was when I first bought it and definitely more dim ...
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Is it possible to share a keyboard physically connected to a Windows 7 PC with an iPad 2?

I have an iPad 2 and a Windows 7 notebook. Is it possible to, without jailbreaking, share the notebook keyboard with the iPad? Maybe some application installed on Windows could expose keyboard ...
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Configuring keyboard shortcuts

I'm using OS X 10.7.2 and there are a couple keyboard shortcuts that are just driving me crazy - how do I change them? In Chrome, "Go Back" (or Forward) is ⌘ + [ or ⌘ + ] (for forward), ...
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Why isn't Alt-Tab working for switching windows of the same app?

In my MacBook Pro running Lion, I use Command + Tab to switch apps, and Alt1 + Tab for switching windows within an app. In my work iMac, also running Lion, Alt + Tab isn't doing anything, and I can't ...
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Is there a list of menu shortcut icons?

For example, see the screenshot below. The menu items have keyboard shortcuts associated with them, but where can I find a list of what keys the icons are referring to?
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Text to Speech shortcuts with two languages

I use Mac's Text to Speech function a lot. Under Settings > Speech > Text to Speech I also have set a "Key" for quick access. Since I also want Text to Speech to read German and OS Lion offers ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to show/open the Trash?

Is there a keyboard shortcut for the Trash? I know how to create one, but I want to know if there's a built-in shortcut. To clarify, this is to show the Trash, not to empty it.
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How can I remap the volume buttons for custom use?

First of all, I only want to disable the standard volume buttons - I do not want to disable the buttons to change brightness, launchpad... I need this because I want those buttons to trigger scripts ...
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How can I operate 2 XServes and 2 iMacs from 1 keyboard and 1 mouse (both bluetooth)?

I have 2 Xserves and 2 iMacs. I would like to control them with 1 Apple wireless keyboard and one Apple Magic Mouse. I have seen a device from IOGear a Bluetooth 2.1 USB Micro Adapter, which made ...
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Pair bluetooth keyboard when not logged in

I have a brand new Bluetooth keyboard (replacing an old one I spilt coffee on) and I would like to pair it with my iMac. Trouble is, I can't log in to the iMac because the keyboard is not paired. ...
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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 ...
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The keyboard and trackpad on my MacBook Pro 3,1 stopped working. How to solve this problem?

The keyboard and trackpad on my macbook pro 3.1 stopped working after having frozen the operating system and reboot. On my Mac I have Windows installed BootCamp and neither does the keyboard and ...
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Does Apple's wireless keyboard work cross-platform such as in Ubuntu, Windows and *ixes?

My friend bought me the mStand here and it is quite cool passive heat conductor, placing the screen to the right level and I can use it for books etc besides laptops. It requires a wireless kbd and ...
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How can I create a keyboard shortcut to access a specific folder in Finder?

I have been using Total Commander as a file manager on Windows for years. There is one feature I miss a lot in Finder: a shortcut to one specific folder. Saying I have a folder ~/Downloads, ...