A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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Command-W not working correctly on Safari

⌘W always worked in my Safari like this: it closes all tabs if there's no tab, it closes the window. Now, #2 is not working anymore. Any clues?
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Command + C does not always work from the first try in Microsoft Word (Office 2011)

I have no idea why COMMAND + C doesn't always register from the first time. I sometimes try to copy something off Word, but I have to press COMMAND + C more than once for it to register, otherwise ...
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Cannot differentiate between LEFT ⌘ (0x37) and RIGHT ⌘ (0x36) keys

I would like to swap the right-⌘ key with the right-⌥ key. KeyRemap4MacBook's EventViewer shows that Alt Gr key acts as the left-⌘ (Command_L in EventViewer), whereas I'd like to be the right-⌘ ...
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How to get keyboard focus on login screen password field in OS X 10.8?

My computer doubles as a server, so I leave it turned on and not asleep, but logged out, most of the time. In 10.6, if I logged out of the computer for an extended period of time, I could log back ...
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Merge two keyboard layouts into one

I'm a Dvorak user but I also need to use international keyboard too. The problem is - when I use international phonetic keyboard it's based on Qwerty. When I have hardware support for Dvorak (on ...
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Wise Way To Boot Into Windows With Bluetooth Keyboard?

I'm a luddite and have a hardwired keyboard on my iMac. Booting into Windows is never a problem. A family member has an iMac with a Bluetooth keyboard and a Mighty Mouse. Never having used these, I ...
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How to customize .inputrc to make Command-Delete and Option-Delete delete lines and words in iTerm 2?

I'd like to add a little bit of consistency between editing text in the terminal and editing text in normal OS X programs. I use iTerm2, but I imagine any solution would involve using readline and ...
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How do I disable hiding of the mouse pointer while typing text?

I think I'm finally annoyed enough with my mouse pointer disappearing as I start typing to want to do something about it. I want to move the mouse. I want to click. I want to start typing, but I want ...
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How to interact with dialog boxes using keyboard that appear not to allow keyboard interaction?

I recently asked a question: How to navigate the Special Characters window with the keyboard? However, it seems to me that OSX has a class of dialog boxes that seem to be inaccessible to keyboard ...
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Can I configure and start TIme Machine from the commandLine

I have a problem with my MacBookPro, the left click button on (any) mouse and the trackpad doesnt respond to any clicks, so the only thing that works properly is the keybaord. I havent been able to ...
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Adding Tabs to text boxes within a webpage?

Is there a way to type a tab space to text within a webpage? (without copy pasting a tab) The normal behaviour of the tab key in an internet browser is cycling between input fields, buttons links etc ...
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Using CMD on Very Old PC Keyboard During Boot

I use a circa-1987 IBM Model M keyboard (with a PS/2 to USB adapter) on my 2011 Mac Mini. For the most part it works well, after some tweaks in System Preferences and third party software. However, ...
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Is the keyboard on the 15" Mac Book Pro with Retina display different than others in size?

I just got a new 15" Retina MacBook Pro (rMBP) for a friend and looking for a good keyboard guard/ cover. I know shopping questions are off topic, but I'm wondering if the sizing is something that ...
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How do I do 6-key Braille input?

Does Mac OS X have a facility for 6 key (Perkins) Braille typing? That is using F, D, S, J, F & L to type in the various Braille cells (mapping respectively to ⠁, ⠂, ⠄, ⠈, ⠐& ⠠) on the ...
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Change send mail shortcut to tab + enter in Apple Mail

I'm looking for a way to change the default "send" shortcut in mail to "tab + enter" (like gmail) I've found a way to change it to cmd + enterwith the following: defaults write com.apple.mail ...
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How to focus on list of found files after search in Finder using the keyboard with full keyboard access activated?

I like using the keyboard as much as possible. In particular, I'd like to be able to activate a search, type my search term, press a key to move to the search list, and then use cursor keys to ...
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Keyboard equivalents to up/down arrows?

In Chrome, where the autofill list can be shown with two down-arrow keystrokes, or with clicking the mouse once. I'd like to be able to open the Chrome autofill list with some other keystroke rather ...
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Mac Mountain Lion on screen keyboard

Is there a way that, when you switch language inputs for your keyboard, the onscreen keyboard will automatically show up?
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Did you have issues using a Microsoft 4000 keyboard with your Mac?

When I had a iMac (about 3 years ago), I tried connecting my Microsoft 4000 keyboard to it and I remember that there were some issues with key mappings. I do like Mac keyboards, but at times I like ...
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How do I make ⌘← and ⌘→ work for home/end combo for Terminal?

Why does fn-⇧-→ (or others) do a home/end in Terminal but a ⌘-→ works everywhere else? So just to be clear the question is how to make Terminal take Command + ← and → for home and end?
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Send keyboard clicks FROM bluetooth phone TO Ubuntu

Note: This questions lies firmly between Ask Different and Ask Ubuntu so I will take solutions from the Apple site here and cross-post for Ubuntu answers on the other site. Motivation: I've made a ...
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What does the keyboard shortcut ⌥⇞ mean?

I'm in need of a translator for ⌥ ⇞ This screen shot below is from the TexStudio and Texmaker latex editors.
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to immediately focus the search bar in applications (not Spotlight) in Mountain Lion?

If keyboard shortcuts are enabled in gmail, pressing / will focus the search bar from anywhere, so that I can simply type /stuff to search for "stuff" no matter what is currently focused. Is there a ...
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Keyboard-only folder navigation with auto complete

This is one feature of Windows 7 Start menu that I haven't been able to replace in OS X ML. In Windows: Press Windows key Start typing, for example: H:\folder\phot Use arrow keys to highlight the ...
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Applescript to type text, followed by a modifier key combo?

I want to use TextExpander to activate when I type the specific text "attached", and have the AppleScript type out the word "attached" (since TextExpander will remove it), and then invoke the ...
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How to initiate a specific keystroke using automator?

I have the following code : on run {input, parameters} if application "KeyboardViewer" is running then quit application "KeyboardViewer" else activate application ...
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Use USB keyboard as Virtual Com Port instead of wedge?

I've got an RFID device that tries to simulate a keyboard, but it doesn't work on Mac OS X as far as I can tell, and I'd rather have com access anyway. Is there something software related that I can ...
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Can arrow keys be added to an iPhone keyboard?

Is there a way to add arrow keys to an iPhone keyboard under iOS 6?
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Applescript opens new window for everything when run

I have the following code I did for a tweetbot keyboard shortcut to open tweetbot and create a new tweet. on run {input, parameters} activate application "Tweetbot 2" tell application ...
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Logging out and in resets modifier keys to defaults

Open Keyboard Preferences Set modifier keys (I like to reverse option and command) Log out Log in Modifier keys have been reset to defaults I just upgraded from 10.7.5 to 10.8.2, might be related. ...
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Why does Terminal swallow Ctrl+up/down keystrokes?

In Terminal.app on Snow Leopard, the key combinations Ctrl+↑ and Ctrl+↓ don't get passed through correctly. Instead Terminal.app receives a single ↑ or ↓ key stroke. I have verified this by running ...
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How to use fn-key (function keys) with an external keyboard that has no fn-key? [duplicate]

I am using Lion on a late 2009 13 inch MacBook, with external monitor and an external Apple Keyboard with numeric keypad - German (MB110D/B) while keeping the MacBook lid closed. Some of the ...
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Replace keyboard on macbook pro

Are there any differences between 815-9201 Keyboard and 815-9349 other than the function keys have been changed for differences in the newer operating systems? As I have a A1226 but the 815-9349 is ...
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Is there a way for Snow Leopard to remember previously unidentified USB keyboards?

I have an arbitrary Dell USB keyboard that I use with my MBP running Snow Leopard. Everytime I plug the keyboard in, or reboot my computer, Keyboard Setup Assistant pops up saying the keyboard needs ...
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Cannot add keyboard shortcuts in Mountain Lion

As of an unknown moment, I cannot add custom keyboard shortcuts anymore. Isn't there supposed to be an add button somewhere here?
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Set Spanish Layout to an external keyboard

I am using my Macbook Pro with an external display, and a external mouse and keyboard. This is a Microsoft wireless keyboard 800 with Spanish layout. Is it possible to reconfigure the keyboard to set ...
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Specifying the keyboard layout for Chinese input

I use both Chinese (pinyin) and Japanese (romaji) input and am used to having them mapped to a standard US keyboard layout. However my regional setting is Switzerland since I'm studying here and ...
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Why didn't my Macbook sleep (USB Keyboard/Mouse was connected, lid open)

First off, let's begin with some research that I did before asking this question. Now, in my situation, I was using my Macbook Pro (Mountain Lion) with an Apple USB keyboard connected to the ...
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Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard function keys unreliable

I have a Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard connected to my 2011 MacBook Pro. The keyboard's normal keys (letters, etc.) always work fine; however, there is a problem with the various function ...
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typing a backtick on Mac OS X Snow Leopard

I have had a hunt around the net for this, but cannot find an answer - how do I type a backtick on Mac OSX Snow Leopard? I have a Macbook from late-2010. The backtick character is one I use on a ...
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Application to imitate Win+R (Run)

I'm searching for an OS X program that will open a plain text box, and allow me to type either a directory path, a file path, or a shell script, and have it open/execute my input. Are there any ...
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Are there keyborad shortcuts to MOVE paragraphs up or down while editing text?

Microsoft Word on windows has this really handy feature where you can MOVE the current paragraph up or down. I think you type alt-ctrl-up or alt-ctrl-down, though I don't have a windows pc in front ...
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Disable ⌘+p and ⌘+s in Terminal.app

I continually hit ⌘-P and ⌘-S while Terminal is in focus, due to alt-tabbing between my text editor and other programs. Does anyone know how to disable these keys in Terminal.app?
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Assigning shortcuts to particular keyboard layouts

Is there any way to assign hotkeys to switching to particular keyboard layouts directly, without having to cycle through them one by one? I am quite new to OS X. On Windows (which I used before) it ...
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Can I use the screen (and keyboard) of a separate laptop with a Mac Mini?

At the moment, I really need a Mac to run Logic Pro, and I reckon my cheapest option is getting a Mac Mini. It would be very convienent if I could use the screen (and optionally keyboard) of a ...
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How to access user installed menubar icons with the keyboard?

I understand that Ctrl + F8 can be used to access the built-in Apple menu and Ctrl + F2 can be used to access program menus (e.g. this existing answer). However, I have a bunch of user-installed ...
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Getting the space key to act like the return key

I come from a Windows background and I have gotten into the habit of hitting the Space key every time there's a popup on my screen that I want to close. But on the Mac, it doesn't do anything, but ...
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How to fix no backlit keyboard on BootCamp Windows 8 partition

I have a Retina Display MacBook Pro with the latest OSX and also installed Windows 8 RTM on BootCamp. I hadn't logged into BootCamp in a few weeks, so I dont recall if the backlit keyboard ever ...
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Which USB keyboards will work with an iPad 3?

It is possible to connect a USB keyboard to an iPad (3rd generation) using the camera connection kit. However, my Apple keyboard does not work so which ones do? Yes I know I could buy a wireless ...
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Seemingly Irreversible Custom Keyboard Shortcut

I have a late 2010 Apple MacBook (If that matters) and when I had OS X Snow Leopard installed, I created a keyboard shortcut that I seemingly can no longer reverse. After upgrading to OS X Lion and ...