A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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key-repeat suddenly stops

Recently, a number of times now, the keyboard key-repeat will completely stop working. One of the times, the keyboard was completely unresponsive for a few minutes first (everything else, mouse, etc ...
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How do I set up the Programmer Dvorak key layout on Mac OSX El Capitan?

I looked up the instructions for Dvorak on https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21495, but they do not seem to apply to my case, as they only list a way to select the Dvorak layout, and not a way to install ...
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How to write backtick in iPhone 6s? [duplicate]

As you know, backtick ( ` ) is needed to mark down the code blocks when writing any answer / comment in stackoverflow or any other stackexchange sites. But I am struggling to find out the key to write ...
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fn key + top row of function keys unresponsive

I have one of the new Apple Magic Keyboards. Magically, none of the function keys on the top of the keyboard, nor the fn key on the lower-left of the keyboard are responding when it's paired with my ...
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MacBook Pro Boots only with a pressed key

I'm having a bizarre issue with my early 2011 Macbook 15'. I grabbed it today without battery power só the first thing I diz was to plug the MagSafe adapter. Afterwards I pressed the power button. It ...
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Accept login policy banner without mouse

My computer setup currently has three monitors: the 15.4" built-in display of my MacBook pro, a 27" Apple Thunderbolt Display connected by Thunderbolt, and a 10" Mimo Magic Touch display connected to ...
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Keyboard crazy after installing El Capitan

The instant I touch a key to log on my iMac an immediate string of dots fill my password screen. This goes on until one of a few times of turning off the keyboard finally get the system working. Apple ...
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Opening a selected folder path in OS X El Capitan 10.11.2?

At work we have a file server to share files and in the past I have been able to open the folder path in finder by highlighting the path a coworker provides and then pressing cmd+option+ctrl+o. At ...
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Two sets of keyboard-mouse for a single Mac

I am wondering, can I have a set of Apple Keyboard + Magic Mouse (both via Bluetooth) at home and one at work and use them automatically on the same Mac? Or is there a restriction in the number of ...
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Is there a way to get a modal display when ⌘-⌥-→ and ⌘-⌥-←?

When switching between applications with the keyboard (i.e. ⌘-tab) a modal display is shown with graphical representations of each application. Is there a way to get a similar modal display when ...
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Switching all open windows on 2 displays with one keystroke

At the moment I'm using two displays for my MacBook. The larger screen is the one I primarily use because of its available space. The smaller one (MacBook) is used to glance on if I ever need to check ...
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USB Keyboard barcode scanner inputs wrong digits only in OSX

I'm having a bit of a weird issue with my barcode scanner under OSX (El Capitan). It's a generic barcode scanner, Proster branding, with a Megawin USB-UART chip inside so it acts as a USB Keyboard. ...
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Yosemite and El Capitan USB crash kills keyboard and trackpad

I'm seeing a similar issue to MBP 2013 becoming unresponsive to keyboard and mouse, but this is with no external USB devices at all. Periodically/intermittently, my keyboard and trackpad will stop ...
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Is it 'safe' to use FN for custom shortcuts

I'd like to create my own shortcut combinations, and it looks to me that the fn key is actually only used for a few shortcuts on OS X. For example, fn-delete is forward delete. In applications like ...
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Internal keyboard stops working when usb keyboard plugged in

My MacBook Pro internal keyboard frequently stops working after an external USB keyboard has been plugged into it. I have to do a hard reboot to recover (which I unfortunately need to do every time I ...
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finder menu “Services>>New Terminal at Folder” doesn't work

It opens a terminal at the user directory, just like clicking on the terminal icon does. I'm popping up a menu in Finder, on the folder, and the folder is outlined to indicate it is the subject of the ...
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Option + E not working

Recently my macbook stop displaying the ´ when I hit Option + e. I can't even press the ´ in the keyboard viewer. The others accents are working without any problems. Anyone have any ideas to solve ...
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Using the space bar as a shortcut in finder to preview audio files

I recently was given an old MacBook (Late 2007) running 10.4 from a family member. I'm using it basically as a backup for my studio computer. It's going to contain only the apps included in 10.7 and 1 ...
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Terminal deleting additional letters, submitting different typed in letters and returning different previous commands

I'm trying to use my terminal to play around with some code (particle.io), I've never used it much before but it's acting in strange way that's making it near impossible to use, there's three things I'...
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How can I get Launchbar to show matching web bookmarks and history without typing a period?

I'm 99% certain that I used to be able to type a few letters and match the URL of an indexed bookmark file or web history and have those be valid results in Launchbar. If I type a few letters and then ...
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Unable to change function keys like before

In the past versions of Mac OS X, I used to be able to change the function keys behavior. But now that option is no longer. Does anyone know how to do it now? (Yosemite 10.10.5) Using a Razer ...
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iOS 9.1 Permanently remove third party keyboard

When going to Settings->General->Keyboard, one can remove a third party keyboard from the list of active keyboards. However, the keyboard will still show up as an option when adding a new keyboard. In ...
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wired apple Keyboard isn't recognised when mac is connected to external display

My new MacBook Pro (2015) doesn't recognise the apple usb keyboard, when I connect it to an external display. The keyboard is detected, if there no display connected. It doesn't make a difference ...
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debugging what app is capturing a key binding

After updating 10.11.1, some key bindings no longer work, such as shift-option-5 and shift-option-4. How can I find what is conflicting? MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Yosemite (10.10.4), 2015
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Karabiner - ESC held down mapped to CONTROL_L

I would like to do the following with karabiner, i am trying for the past hour, and couldn't get it to work. I want ESCAPE key to work as ESCAPE, when it is pressed and released. When ESCAPE key is ...
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Conflict between Google Drive shortcuts and Safari keyboard shortcuts

I am working with Google Drive (Google Document) and I have the next shortcut predefined to switch between windows in the same app: ⌘ + Shift + < The thing is that if I use that shortcut while I ...
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Key Combination to Make All Instances of App the Same Window Size

Is there a default Mac OSX key combination that'll make all of my open windows/instances for a given application the same dimension (height/width)? Is there a way to do this with Automator (not ...
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Keyboard remapping SHIFT_L to '(' and holding SHIFT_L to normal SHIFT_L)

If I just pressed SHIFT_L (i.e. left shift button), I want it to type ( & if I am using SHIFT_L for a combination to work it like normal SHIFT_L. Eg: (typed key) ==> (expectation) SHIFT_L ...
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Sudden strange keyboard behaviour Mac OS X

Suddenly my keyboard is behaving weirdly. Here's some examples of what happening: Left command not working at all Left option + L moves the cursor down one line Left control + L moves cursor down ...
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Left Ctrl key stopped working totally

I have been using this keyboard for the last 2 and a half years. Eventually I noticed that Left Ctrl key stopped working at all. Means, when I push it down in some combination, like Ctrl-T, only T ...
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Configure BetterTouchTool to change spaces with a mouse button modifier?

I just picked up a Logitech MX Revolution mouse and am trying to map some actions for moving between spaces. There's a button on the mouse just above the thumb. I want to press that thumb button + ...
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Can I hide only the unfocused windows of the current application and not others?

I know I can hide inactive applications with ⌥⌘H but I want to hide only the unfocused windows of the active applications. Is there a way to do this with perhaps a keyboard shortcut?
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Backspace Key Not Working on Mac Keyboard

Can't explain it, my official wired Mac Keyboard that came with my iMac (20-inch, Early 2009) currently running OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 (14F27) has a backspace key that suddenly stopped working. I've ...
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Bootcamp software for MacBooks older than 2012

Ever since Windows 10 Tech Preview was released I've been running it with very few problems on my Late 2011 A1278 MacBook Pro. Now since Windows 10 Final was released Apple is not openly providing ...
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Weird US keyboard input on Macbook Pro with French keyboard layout?

I've been given a replacement Macbook Pro while waiting for my new one to arrive, and the machine has a French Keyboard layout (I work for a French institution, and the technical service did not have ...
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Bluetooth not available - keyboard and touchpad unresponsive

MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2012) Yosemite 10.10.5 Hi, I have researched this problem without any luck. My problem is that my bluetooth becomes unavailable, and when this happens the keyboard ...
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How can I disable my MacBook Pro's pause/play key within Keynote?

I run iTunes all day while I work, and have built in the muscle memory of pressing F8 to pause and play music. Occasionally I work with Keynote as well. When music is playing and I press F8 to pause ...
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Fix behaviour of «* wants to use your * keychain»

I have my keychain set to lock when sleeping. So when I unlock my computer after not using it for some time, I get a bunch of password prompts like «* wants to use your * keychain» for Mail, ...
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Send Wired Keyboard Keystrokes Through Bluetooth

I'm looking for a way send keystrokes from a wired keyboard through bluetooth, preferably with an OS X application. I want to be able to type things on my iPad using this keyboard so I can quickly ...
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Dollar sign on danish keyboard

I'm running a macbook pro on English language, with a danish keyboard (Microsoft Ergonomic 400) - for the life of me I cannot figure out how to get the dollar sign out of it. I'm used to press AltGr+...
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Assigning external button for mouse click on separate keyboard

I’m trying to assign an external button through USB to click the mouse. Is there a program on the Mac that can assign this. I am aware of switch control but not sure if it’s relevant. I have RSI ...
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Can I hide input source from Input Sources (keyboard on OSX)

I have a MacBook with Japanese keyboard (physical), I use Google Japanese Input as my main input system. It lists three keyboard layouts Alphanumeric, Hiragana, Katakana in the settings ¥¥Keyboard -> ...
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How to fix delayed typing on certain websites?

When I am in Safari, typing an email or another form that has typing the resulting speed of text entry is mind numbingly slow! I don't know what terms to search to identify the problem. Why would ...
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Key Q–O (QWERTYUIO) isn't working

Suddenly, some of the keys (Q to O) isn't working. I don't have any idea what wrong I have done. Only Q, W, E, R, T, Y, U, I, O aren't working. All others keys working fine. Anyone have any idea how ...
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How to change system “Hide All” keyboard shortcut?

I've looked through the list of all keyboard shortcuts in Settings app -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts but I can't find the one for "Hide all (other) windows". The default is CMD-OPT-H but it ...
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Restore iTunes Media Keys

Like most, I'm having trouble with my media keys being hijacked, so I can't press Play/Pause/Rewind/Fast Forward and have it work with iTunes. In the past, the culprit has been Google Chrome Music, ...
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How do I send an iMessage on an iPad using an Apple Bluetooth Keyboard only? [duplicate]

I found another question on this site, with a similar problem, but doesn't seem to be answered. I'd like to be able to type an iMessage and hit "send" when using an Apple Bluetooth Keyboard and iPad ...
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Built-in keyboard prints gibberish but external USB keyboard works fine

I have a Macbook Pro 2.3GHz Intel Core i5 running OSX 10.9.5. After my mac went to sleep the built-in keyboard didn't seem to be working properly. It was printing characters like: åß∂ƒ©˙∆˚¬œ∑´®†¥¨ˆøπΩ≈...
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keystrokes laggy/ out of order

My question is might be related to this old question: Keystrokes getting eaten randomly When I type on my keyboard some keys just won't appear. Different from the other issue (link above) the ...
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Keyboard and trackpad stop responding randomly, but work again after hard reset?

In the last 24 hours, I've had my keyboard and trackpad completely stop responding. Both times it was while YouTube was playing, so I think the machine wasn't completely frozen, just the trackpad and ...