A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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How can I change the priority of number and symbol keys?

I am a programmer and I use symbols more often than the number keys. I'd like to change the priority of the top row keys so that hitting "1" gives me "!", and holding shift and pressing "1" gives me ...
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How can I quickly type special characters on an iPhone/iPad using a bluetooth keyboard?

I have an iPhone with a Bluetooth Logitech keyboard that also works with iPads. The solution works great for me in meetings etc. because it is a lightweight solution. The problem I face (and I am ...
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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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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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Can I automatically show keyboard viewer on certain layouts?

I work with non-ASCII alphabets like Hebrew and Greek just a little bit, so I have the appropriate keyboard layouts available in the language and text menu in the top panel. However, I don't quite ...
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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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Macbook pro 15" keyboard freezes only function keys work

I am facing a very weird problem with my MacBook Pro 15". I was working in Xcode 4.2 and when I option-click in simulator (to simulate multi tap) my keyboard stops working. The weird thing is that ...
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Long time ago I bound my right shift key to F3, how can I undo that?

Basically, my shift key is being random. A long time ago, I set it to act like F3 (whatever that's called), and undid it. Now it's doing it again. How can I change it back to just shift? I can't seem ...
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How can I switch terminal settings using a keyboard shortcut?

Usually I need different settings in my terminal depending on what I'm working on. For example, change the opacity to see some info on the back. I think an option is to set different setting schemas, ...
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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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Where is the insert key on a MacBook Air?

I am trying to edit a line of code within a program that I use for work. I need to use the insert key to be able to add additional spaces that I can then type letters, numbers or characters. How to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Escape doesn't work

OS: OSX Snow Leopard 10.6.7 After a several months of work escape key stopped working. But it works with the Command, Option and Control keys (checked with 'Keyboard View'). Restarted finder with ...
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Caps lock + letters A to l not working on mac USB keyboard

I am on the verge on snapping my brand new 27" iMacs keyboard. It's the latest USB model. I can't even login to my system because my password contains the letters I have said are not working. All was ...
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How can I rename a song in iTunes with a keyboard shortcut?

I can hit the up and down arrows to navigate a playlist in iTunes 10.5 but hitting F2 doesn't allow me to rename a song. I have to grab the mouse and do a finicky click, wait, click to highlight the ...
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Is there an app that allows me to monitor time spent using an application?

Is there a tool that allows you to monitor the amount of time spent actively interacting with an application? This would be useful for development work to get an idea of just how long projects take.
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How can I change Fn keys usage based on application?

I would like to know if there is any application that can enable you use use Fn keys differently based on the current application. For example in terminal or you favourite IDE you want to use them as ...
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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 use my Apple bluetooth keyboard for keyboard navigation on my iPad?

I'm using an Apple bluetooth keyboard with my iPad. Even in Safari, arrow keys, Cmd-arrow for forward and back, Cmd-D for bookmark, etc do not work. The only useful keyboard navigation is Return, Tab ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to move a window from one monitor to another?

Is there a free app that I can use to move a window from one monitor to the other monitor (assuming only two monitors) via the keyboard? I shouldn't have to use the mouse at all (e.g., for selecting ...
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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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Move windows around a desktop — and to different desktops — using only the keyboard?

Here's what I'm trying to accomplish using only a keyboard: Move a window to different areas/corners of a desktop Move a window to different desktops Set/unset a window as shown/sticky on all ...
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Keyboard shortcuts for dynamic menu items (Keynote)

I often find myself creating Keynote presentations with lots of extra slides. I then go through and skip a bunch for a particular class. To make this slide choice easier, I added a keyboard shortcut ...
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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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Why is the text-to-speech hotkey not working?

For some reason, my text to speech isn't working. I don't know why it stopped working. It works when I manually click it, but when using the default hotkey alt+esc, it doesn't do anything. I have 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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Map keyboard key to unix command

Simple I am looking for a way to map a keyboard key to a unix command. It could be as simple as literal as opening up terminal and pasting a required bit of text.
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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 can I get Safari to reopen my last closed tab?

I'm switching back to Safari from Chrome. Now that I figured out how to get Safari to let me navigate tabs the way I want, only one thing remains: I want to be able to reopen my last closed tab with ...
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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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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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Mail.app: How can Choose Signature choice be based on recipient?

I have different mail signatures that I'd like to use, depending on whether my recipient is internal or external. In the Signatures tab of Mail.app preferences, I can choose random or sequential ...
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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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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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Is there a key to trigger the home button on an external iPad keyboard?

Is there a keyboard shortcut to trigger pressing the home button on an iPad when using it with an apple (bluetooth) keyboard?
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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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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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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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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 ...