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Unhide dock when key pressed

I am currently hiding my dock. I would like to unhide it whenever a the fn key is pressed. Is this possible?
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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 ...
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What is the best key remapper tool?

I use international keyboards which have ` (~ with shift) next to Z key. I'm used to having `/~ key next to 1 (currently, this key produces § or ± with shift, which I don't use at all). My goal is to ...
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How can I stop iTunes 10 launching when pressing the Play/Pause buttons?

When I'm watching a movie and I press the "play" button, iTunes 10 launches. How can I keep this from happening?
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Why are the iOS keyboard settings changing on their own?

I have an iPod Touch -- my first iOS device -- and I'm trying to figure out how to set up the keyboard layouts, because I'm going to be typing almost exclusively Japanese. I went into the ...
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OS X Terminal equivalent of Ctrl+Left / Ctrl+Right

In Windows and Linux I could always hit ctrl+← or ctrl+→ to skip a word to the left or right in the terminal. In text editors it seems that ⌥+←/→ works, but no dice ...
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How can I make Safari cmd+number shortcut switch tabs instead of opening the bookmark associated with that number?

I'm used to switching tabs with cmd+x where x is a number and takes me to tab x in firefox and pretty much every other browser I've ever used. I like safari's speed and would like to try it a bit, but ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut for launching Activity Monitor?

I can't seem to find a shortcut for launching the activity monitor. Does it have one?
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Mac startup key sequences

What are the Mac hardwares various startup key sequences? On the older Macs, Shift used to be start without extensions, Ctrl-Apple-O-F would boot to OpenFirmware, (but didn't the Intel Macs switch ...
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Dvorak on iPad?

Is there any way to enable Dvorak on iPad for apps like Pages or Notes?
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How can one invoke a keyboard shortcut from within an AppleScript?

I need to invoke a keyboard shortcut from within an AppleScript code, later to be used as a startup item (i.e. the alternative to having to press something at every log in).
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Equivalent to alt-. in terminal

I am curious as to whether there is an equivalent to the Alt-. command on Mac. On my computer it inserts the following character: ≥, instead of showing the preceding lines final parameter.
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How can I insert symbols on iPad or iPhone?

How can I insert symbols like copyright or degree symbols?
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Run an AppleScript by using a keyboard shortcut

I need to run an AppleScript using a keyboard shortcut. How can I do that? I think about Save AppleScript in textual format. Use Keyboard Maestro to launch 'osascript' to run the script when the ...
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Can I open the menu with keyboard?

With PC, alt-something opens the something in the main menu. Does Mac have similar function? For example, is there a way to open View menu as if I click it?
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Shortcut keys mapper viewer/checker available?

Is there a tool or method to check what shortcut key is mapped to what? I used Command-Space for special purposes, after installing this and that, and changing this and that, when I click ...
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Force a change to a program's key bindings

Is it possible to force a change to a program's keybindings? E.g., instead of an menu action being invoked by Cmd-J it's Cmd-K? The reason I ask is that Cmd-Q in Firefox drives me nuts. I ...
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Can I “hide” the keyboard on my iPhone 4 the way you can on the iPad?

When using my iPad to, for example, write an email, I have the option to press a button and hide the keyboard. This is useful for reviewing an email prior to sending it. Is there a similar feature ...
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Keyboard shortcut for accessing address bar in Firefox

I am trying to Alt+D on my Mac, but it doesn't take me to the address bar. Instead, the key seems to insert a random character. Is there an alternative shortcut?
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Is there a keyboard shortcut for playing a song next in iTunes DJ?

I would like a quicker method of queuing up my songs in iTunes DJ. Right clicking and selecting the option is too slow.
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Is there a way to make my MacBook Pro running Snow Leopard hibernate with a keyboard shortcut?

Is there a way to hibernate at all? I know if the battery dies when it's sleeping it hibernates, but is there a way to go directly to hibernate with a keyboard shortcut?
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How to skip system hotkeys when using terminal emacs?

I like to run GNU emacs in a Terminal window under Mac OS X 10.6.4. Unfortunately, whenever I hit a hot key for emacs I often "trip" on an OS X system hot key. For instance, when I hit Ctrl + space ...
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Find and Change system shortcut

As I know you can find a limit of shortcut in system preference > Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcut where you can find other shortcut and how must change it? for example if I change the cmd + O to enter ...
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MacBook Pro keyboard backlighting loses current setting?

I recently bought the 13" MacBook Pro and using the function keys set the keyboard backlighting to be four steps below the maximum setting, as indicated by the graphic that appears on the screen. ...
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Can I get windows 7 like window resizing on Mac OS X?

Windows 7 has a nice new feature for moving around windows. The one that I am particularly interested in is: Windows Key + Left/Right : Move the window to the left or right of the screen, or over ...
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Keyboard shortcuts for “Straighten” in iPhoto?

If you've used iPhoto for photo retouching, you probably know the Straighten functionality. My question is, are there any keyboard shortcuts for rotating the photo, or is mouse & the slider ...
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How can I really disable the Cmd to Win key mapping in Parallels Desktop 5?

Removed it from System Preferences > Keyboard. No go. Remapped ⌘ Cmd to be Ctrl. No go. Ripping out the ⌘ Cmd key shouldn't be the solution. Anyone?...
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Cycle through windows with keyboard in Adobe Acrobat

I use Adobe Acrobat Pro a lot, and often keep multiple documents open. Does anyone know of a way of cycling through the open windows of this application without resorting to the mouse? (Cmd+` ...
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Quicksilver addons and plugins

Quicksilver is no doubt THE App that's must have for any keyboard ninja using Mac. Please share your [power] tips on new addons, triggers and plugins that you use.
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What are your favorite Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts?

What are your favorite keyboard shortcuts on Mac OS X?
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How can I use an ADB Apple Keyboard with a modern Mac?

I recently found an old Apple Extended Keyboard that uses the ADB interface. I would like to use it, but I don't have an ADB-to-USB converter. I know of only one which is the Griffin iMate. ...
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How to minimize all windows/applications to the dock?

⌥+⌘+M as mentioned in multiple docs only appears to minimize the current (focused) window. I am looking for the "Show Desktop" equivalent. If it matters I'm using 10.6.4.
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iPad virtual keyboard text entry: Can I disable the automatic upper-casing that takes place after I end a sentence?

When using the iPad to type a note, for instance, every time I type a period, the iPad assumes I want to start the next word with a capital letter. It also assumes I want to start typing with a ...
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iPad virtual keyboard text entry: Way to type multiple capital letters without having to press SHIFT before each letter?

Let's say I'm typing a word in ALL-CAPS on the iPad. Currently, the only way I know of how to do this is to press SHIFT before each of the letters. Is there an alternative, like a sticky shift or ...
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Can the keys on the MacBook Pro be removed for cleaning?

The MacBook Pro does a really good job keeping dirt and stuff from getting under the keys, but none-the-less there is some dirt under a few keys. Can I pop these keys off and then easily replace ...
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Windows print screen when using Boot Camp

I have bootcamp installed on my Mac, and when on Windows, I need to frequently capture screens using windows shortcuts such as Print Screen. Using virtualization is not an option, since I need to run ...
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Is there a quick way to lock my Mac?

On Windows you can hit the keys Windows+L to lock your computer if you step away. I don't want to have to remember if sleep currently asks for a password, if there is a time out where my screen isn't ...
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How do I turn off the Front Row keyboard shortcut?

I keep accidentally hitting Command+Esc and bringing up Front Row. How can I disable this shortcut?
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Is there a way to start the Terminal with a keyboard short cut?

Sort of like the Windows+R command in the windows world? That actually just lets you run a command but you get the idea.
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Keyboard needs to be setup on every boot up

I am being asked to setup my keyboard every time I reboot my computer. Is there anyway I can get this to keep the setup? I am on Snow Leopard and have a Logitech Wave wireless keyboard and mouse ...
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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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Keyboard shortcut for restoring applications from the Mac OS X Dock?

Is there a keyboard shortcut to restore a minimised application window from the Dock? Almost all Apple Mac OSX applications respond to the Apple + M command which minimises the current application ...