A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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Send hotkey combinations to remote Mac?

I'm working on another Mac remotely, via the Screen Sharing app. Is there a way for me to send my swipe gestures and "hotkey" keystrokes to the remote machine? It's kinda annoying to have to keep ...
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What is the keyboard combination for the ⌘ symbol?

There are many handy shortcuts for exotic characters in Mac such as Option + 7 for ¶ and Option + G for ©. Is there one to yield the command key ('⌘') sign?
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Swapping Modifier Keys on a PS/2 Keyboard

I've been using an IBM SpaceSaver II very successfully with my Mac Pro through one of those cheap PS2 > USB converters for about the last six or seven years. Recently, possibly after upgrading to Snow ...
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Shortcut for opening applications stack on dock bar

Is there any keyboard shortcut to open applications stack on dock bar? The idea is I want to be able to open any app without using mouse.
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Why does my MacBook Pro's keyboard freeze when it wakes up so I have to hard reboot?

Sometimes, but not every time, when I open my MacBook Pro to wake it from sleep, the keyboard doesn't respond, so I have to reboot my Mac using the power button. There's a good chance that it happens ...
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How to create a keybinding using the [fn] key as a modifier?

The half-size arrow keys on my MacBook are a little small for me. The keys I'd prefer to use are: fn +  J  to move left fn +  K  to move down fn +  L  to move right fn ...
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Change Keyboard Layout in Turkish F Keyboard Layout

I changed the keyboard layout of the Mac to Turkish F keyboard layout. But three keys (x,w,q) are not in their default places. I want to change the layout on my keyboard. Is this possible?
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AltGr keyboard shortcuts on MacOS?

Is there any way to enable Windows-style AltGr symbol shortcuts on Mac OS? I.e., AltGr+V should be mapped to "@", AltGr+F to "[" etc. AltGr being, in this case, the right Option/Alt key. I am using a ...
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How to ssh from iPad with external keyboard and Emacs?

I am thinking about retiring my portable for an iPad + keyboard. (With Amazon/Linode/etc as server.) I tried the iSSH app and ran Emacs in a terminal (not X Windows), using the Apple external ...
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Is there a remote desktop or vnc app for the IPad that properly handles Bluetooth keyboard shortcuts?

I've tried 4 or 5 remote desktop apps, the most notable being Jump Desktop and Splashtop Streamer. Most of these remote desktop apps have some sort of on-screen keyboard for typing with the IPad, ...
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Can I cmd-F and click a highlighted link in Safari (or something similar) without a mouse?

I'm trying to make my Mac as mouseless and possible. My three last big hurdles: Moving the current window to a different space in Spaces. (I'm still on OS 10.6, until 10.8 comes out.) A more ...
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Play/Pause Key get disabled or delayed

I'm on Lion and I like to use the multimedia Next Track, Play/Pause, and Previous Track keys to control iTunes. Every once in a while, these keys basically stop working. Sometimes they just don't ...
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Xcode Keyboard Shortcuts Conflicted

Xcode has a preferences window that allows you to set keyboard shortcuts but many of my shortcuts are conflicted. I've looked through all of system preferences for anything using these key ...
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Are Apple keyboards multi-key rollover?

I'm just curious if Apple keyboards are multi-key rollover or not? And if yes then which models (or how to determine that in OS X)?
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Return vs. Enter?

I noticed that my MacBook's keyboard has the word enter above the return key. I also noticed that on Mac OS X, there's a special symbol for return ↩, and another for enter ⌤. How would I send the ...
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Is there a Safari shortcut that always works to reopen last-closed tab?

Note: this is not a duplicate of How can I get Safari to reopen my last closed tab? I am familiar with the shortcut ⌘+Z working when the tab was just closed. However, I often do something else that I ...
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Does autocorrect take into account an alternate keyboard layout?

I notice that the autocorrect in Lion uses the character positions in order to suggest which correction to be made: For example, if I type thst really fast, it will correct it to that but if I type ...
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What fingers do I need to use for hitting Control, Option and Command buttons on Apple keyboard?

How do I place my fingers to press Control, Option and Command buttons on Apple keyboard? What is the default and correct way to press these buttons? I'm using these keyboard shortcuts: Command-C, ...
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How can I activate the 'say' command from the keyboard?

I love the 'say' command in OS X. It's quite possibly the most fun little part of the Mac that I've seen in a while. However, having to go to Terminal every time I want to use it is a bit of a drag. ...
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How do I create a menu shortcut which involves the delete key?

In Addressbook I want to create a keyboard shortcut for the Menu entry Delete Group using the key combination option-command-delete. So I went to System Preferences --> Keyboard --> Keyboard ...
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Keyboard Not Working in Bootcamp

I just installed Bootcamp and Windows 7 on my MacBook Pro (13 inch, 2010), and booted into the OS. The keyboard and mouse worked fine, but because there were no drivers, things like multitouch and the ...
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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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Writing EOF (End of File) on Windows 7 with bootcamp

I'm looking for a way to input the EOF char into the command line on my MacBook Pro with Windows 7 running in Boot Camp. I've tried several suggested shortcuts and the on-screen keyboard but none of ...
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Tile scenes side by side in Windows 7 as virtual machine

I am using Windows 7 as virtual machine under Mac OS... The keyboard shortcuts of Windows become difficult because of the Mac keyboard... For instance, I am used to tiling scenes in Windows by ...
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Is it possible to hook up macbook build in keyboard to Ubuntu PC?

I need to work on both: Mac Pro and Ubuntu PC. I would like to use one keyboard. It is more less simple to do with external Mac keyboard, but how to do it with build-in one? External is not ...
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Quickly change host for bluetooth keyboard

A while ago I stumbled upon an app that made it possible to change the device that a Bluetooth keyboard is connected to. This would allow me to quickly switch the keyboard between being connected to ...
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Do the current Apple USB Keyboards support charging the iPad?

As the new owner of an iPad, it was disappointing, but not surprising, to see a "not charging" in the upper right hand corner of my iPad when I connected it via USB to my Apple Keyboard from 2007. ...
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Recomendations for where to assign the hash (#) key [closed]

I've just bought my first Mac (long-time PC user) and am attempting to solve the problem of the missing easy-access has (#) key. (I know it's there - either Alt +3 or Shift + 3 - but I want to access ...
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OS X equivalent of Windows keyboard commands to access in-application menus?

In Windows, I often use the keyboard commands to navigate through the menus in a program. For example, in Photoshop, I can do Alt+F, then D to quickly Save for Web & Devices. Or Alt+V, then D to ...
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Using a Ukelele-created keyboard doesn't work in Chrome

I tired to do the following: Select the original US Keyboard layout as my current keyboard. Launched Ukelele Chose New > From current input source Swapped a single key Saved the file in my keyboard ...
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How can I rebind the return key so that it works consistently across all applications?

I tried rebinding my keyboard with Ukelele to switch the return key with the ' key. This works fine most of the time. There are just a few websites (that I've found so far) that aren't compatible with ...
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Accessing certain diacritical vowel characters in the Spanish layout in Mac OS X

I need the following Portuguese characters: ã, õ. I write in Spanish/Portuguese all the time, but I am used to the Spanish keyboard layout. I can do anything but write the mentioned characters. I do ...
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keyboard no longer repeats keys when held down

I just wanted to make some input where I press a key and the auto-repeat function engages so I don't have to press the 0 key many times to make a long number. 10000000000000000000000000000 This has ...
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How to switch input languages with different key combination?

I don't like to switch languages with ⌘ + space. Is there any way I can use more common keyboard combinations: Control + Shift or Control + Opion or Caps Lock I'd preferred the simplest solution ...
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Can I turn off the screen with a keyboard shortcut?

One of the first customizations I make in Windows is to install WinBubble, an awesome piece of software that lets me add an option the the right-click menu of the desktop: 'Turn Off Monitor.' It's ...
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Where are [ and ] in a French keyboard?

I am getting used to Mac, I have a french keyboard, and can see Character Viewer and Keyboard Viewer, but I still don't know how to type some characters, for instance [ and ]?
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Tile 2 windows side by side by keyboard shortcuts

I am using Mac OS X Lion 10.7.2, often I like to display 2 windows side by side, does anyone know if there is any application which makes it possible to tile windows by simple keyboard shortcuts?
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to move the position of the Dock?

Can I move the Dock using a keyboard shortcut? If there is no default keyboard shortcut, is it possible to set this up using a program?
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How to clean off keyboard marks on screen?

On the screen on my MacBook Air, there are some little square marks from the keyboard. Are they permanent, or can I clean them off? How can I prevent this from happening in the first place?
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How to remap delete and shift+delete keys to delete and permanently delete a file in Mac OS X Lion?

I would like to delete and permanently delete a file in finder using del and shift+delete (windows style). Is there any way to remap this in OS X lion?
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How do I completely disable automatic keyboard backlighting on Macbook Pro with OSX Lion?

I have the system pref "Automatically illuminate the keyboard in low light" disabled. However, when I wake the computer from sleep and the login prompt appears, the keyboard backlight turns on. ...
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How can I disable the caps lock key?

Is there any way to completely disable the caps lock key without using any third-party apps? (Virtually, of course—I don't plan on jamming something under the key.)
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Is there a keyboard shortcut in Mail.app for moving the active email to the top of the inbox?

I'm trying out Mail.app on Lion (10.7.3) for the first time and, nice as it is, I'm frustrated that I have to use the mouse to jump to the top of my inbox after using the search function. To give you ...
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Lost keyboard shortcut for beginning-of-line/end-of-line

After purchasing a new computer (Mac Mini w/Lion) and migrating my settings from old one (Macbook Pro w/Snow Leopard), the system shortcuts for beginning-of-line and end-of-line text navigation ...
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How can I force my keyboard backlight to turn on?

I have a MacBook Pro. When it senses the ambient light is low, the backlit keyboard turns on, and there are keys that let me control its brightness. But when enough light reaches the ambient light ...
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Accept auto-correct suggestion with one keystroke

Sometimes, there's an auto-correct suggestion I want to accept, but I don't want to type a period or space followed by a delete. Nor do I want to hit down arrow, return. (That's incredibly lazy of me, ...
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Can I globally change the cmd-Q shortcut to require holding for two seconds, like the option in Chrome?

Many, many times, I accidentally press ⌘+Q when I meant to close a tab or window, or switch applications. When I saw the option in Google Chrome to require the shortcut to be held, I was overjoyed. ...
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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?