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Manually set iTunes play/pause button

I'm using an old Apple USB keyboard(it came with the iMac G5) with my Mac. I'd like to bind F16 to play/pause iTunes, like F8 key on the MacBooks. Right now the key does nothing. I'm OK with 3rd ...
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Problem using F12 to get specific info on the screen

I hope I will be able to properly give my question as I am not a native English speaker and I might be running into difficulty. But I am posting an image to make my problem straight forward. I’m new ...
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Bluetooth keyboard function keys stopped working with iOS 7 suddenly?

I have an Amazon Basics Bluetooth keyboard for iPhone and iPad. Both of my devices run iOS 7.0.4. However, out of the blue, my iPhone stopped responding to the top row of keys (which includes music ...
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Spanish Dvorak Keyboard

Actually i am learning to write with the Dvorak Keyboard. In the system configuration for Language and Text i have three Dvorak options (Left, Right and Querty) but none for spanish (with 'ñ' and ...
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Command T Hides Window in Parallels VM

Pressing Command-T hides the current application's windows in Parallels Windows VM. I checked "Preferences > Shortcuts". There is no such a shortcut as Command-T. In order to break this shortcut, I ...
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Unused function keys on an Apple Bluetooth Keyboard connected to iPad

Can you enable the unused function keys on an Apple keyboard so you can use them on your iPad? I can't figure out a way. Thanks in advance for your help!
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How to keep MacBooks keyboard and trackpad functionality when using Windows on Bootcamp?

Before installing Windows 7, I used to work with Mac OS X on my MacBook Pro. After the installation I noticed that the functionality of the keyboard and trackpad changed. I really want to keep using ...
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May I bind Mission Control's next and previous space to ctrl+mousewheel?

May I bind Mission Control's next and previous space to ctrl+mousewheelup and ctrl+mousewheeldown? Using the system settings apparently I can't, so I'm wondering if there's another non-invasive way? ...
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Mac unplugged for a couple of hours and now not connected to mouse or keyboard

So had to unplug and shift computer whilst workman needing to get to space. Couple of hours later plugged in and now comes up with page asking for password but keyboard doing nothing and mouse not ...
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Swap Fn and Control on Windows 8 under Bootcamp

If I would install Windows 8 on rMBP, would I be able to swap Fn and Control keys behaviour with tools like AutoHotkey?
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Mavericks entering accents into Chrome?

So starting in Lion, you have been able to enter accents by simply holding down certain keys and selecting your accent. However, in Chrome when I hold down on a key it enters a second one: For ...
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How to get keyboard focus at login screen after connecting Bluetooth mouse

At the OS X login screen, normally you can press the down arrow to move between account icons, then press enter to get the password field. But if my computer doesn't find a Bluetooth mouse after a ...
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Is there default setting for keyboard backlight in nvram?

When I boot my Macbook Air the keyboard backlight is off but is turned on when I log in. So I'm guessing this is turned off by default in nvram but I can't find the parameter to set. Is there one?
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Option + arrow key no longer working in certain apps

Using OSX Mavericks on a rMBP, I've been working in Sublime Text 2. All of a sudden, the skip word shortcut is no longer working. I've tried: resetting my computer running killall Dock resetting ...
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iPad not connecting with Bluetooth keyboard

I've bought an iPad 3 two years ago in the US. I've bought a Apple Bluetooth keyboard to go with it but it's not connecting. Can it be because I bought them in different countries? I get to type in ...
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How to check what keyboard type is installed in MacBook pro without opening the box [duplicate]

i have a unpacked sealed macbook pro gifted from thailand. i want to know if i can check what keyboard layout is there inside without opening the box.
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RDP to Windows - Some keyboard keys not mapping properly

I am using different RDP clients to connect to a Windows 2008 R2 server. I am finding that certain keyboard keys are not working properly. For example, when I try to type a "b" into a notepad ...
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MacBook booting with wrong keyboard layout

I've got a 15-inch MacBook Pro with the latest OS X. Every time I reboot, it resets the keyboard layout to American English even though I set it to Swiss German. This means that I always need to go to ...
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Text expansion built-in since Mountain Lion is inexplicably unreliable

I'm currently on Mavericks but have had this issue since Mountain Lion, which added the text expansion ("shortcuts") feature; iOS7 has something similar. I have a number of shortcuts set up - e.g. ...
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W and Q keys don't respond after batteries died?

So I didn't pay attenion to the batter and didn't plugin in my macbook pro and it died. Once I turned it back on I found out the w and Q keys no longer respond. I've had this computer since early ...
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Windows on VirtualBox and special characters

I have a standard Apple US keyboard but I often have to type in German. I find the OS X shortcuts easy to remember and I am comfortable with them. To type the umlauts you have to type option+u (u as ...
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Option key in Photoshop CC on OSX Maverics switches function of everything and prevents shortcut key combos

When trying to use a combination of keys for a shortcut in Photoshop CC on OS X Mavericks, the option key hijacks the situation and makes Opt-Shift-Command-S unable to work. Does anyone know a way to ...
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Shift key damaged how to disable it at boot?

I recently spilled water on my computers keyboard, and as a result the left shift key seems to be stuck in the on position. This means that the system always boots into safe boot unless I hold down ...
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Outlook 2011 Mac - Is there a way to change folder using the keyboard only?

Recently moved to Mac from Windows world, and loving it in general, though I'm missing some support for "power users". Specifically in this case, I'd like to be able to "Move to a folder" (not a ...
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Mac Mini either won't wake up from sleep or stuck at screen saver

I have a Mac Mini hooked up via HDMI to an Acer Monitor. It's my second computer, I also have a Windows box hooked up. They are both hooked up to the same keyboard and mouse via a KM switch. ...
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Is it possible to set a keyboard layout per app?

I use Dvorak for my day-to-day work, however I find that Microsoft's Remote Desktop application doesn't play very nicely with this: if I connect to an existing session it will use whatever keymap was ...
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iMac OS X 10.9 screen brightness shortcuts (F14, F15) fail and just beep, Why?

OS 10.9 screen brightness shortcuts (F14, F15) fail and just beep. It seems to be related to when my iPad Apple Bluetooth keyboard is (accidentally) connected to the iMac while using the Apple wired ...
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Change Modifier Key While Application is frontmost

What I'm trying to accomplish is to intercept or change Command and replace it with Control for use while another application is running and frontmost. Is there a way to temporarily change modifier ...
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Can I navigate Finder with keys other than arrow keys, such as Ctrl-N?

In Column View in Finder, it seem like the only way to use the keyboard to move a pane to the right is by using the right arrow key. In any other view, the only way to move up or down a file seems to ...
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USB Keybard not activated at boot

I've got a Mac Mini with Mavericks with a WASD Keyboard v2 (ISO layout) attached. When I boot the system the keyboard is somehow not recognized by the OS (i.e., I type and nothing happens). The ...
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“Input Sources…” doesn't work in Mavericks?

Since upgrading to Mavericks, the input sources option changed, and moved to the keyboard control panel. That's fine, but selecting the "Input Sources..." button in the Keyboard tab of the Keyboard ...
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How to make shortcut for “Ctrl + Num /” “Ctrl + Shift + Num /” in parallels for win 8.1?

i'm trying to create "Ctrl + Num /" and "Ctrl + Shift + Num /". I need it for one IDE in windows, where it means Comment/Uncomment. I've sent message to PD via twitter, but haven't received answer. ...
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How to select buttons in a dialog using the keyboard?

Times ago I setted my Mac (in system preferences) to use, when an alert appear, enter key to choose OK button and tab to scroll other possible button and space to select one of them. Now I initialized ...
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All Keyboard Shortcuts are selecting word backwards

Since the start of September approximately keyboard shortcuts in OS X have been acting strangely. Many of the common shortcuts (cmd+z, cmd+v, cm+c, cmd+w etc) select the previous word rather than ...
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Keyboard bugs (some keys doing strange stuffs)

Since this morning the keyboard is exhibiting some strange behavior: "!" key is adding a "@" after the "!" "i" key is adding a tab after the "i" "k" key is toggling the caps lock after the "k" ...
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MacBook Pro (Tiger): Get keyboard defaults to stick

I have a circa 2007 MacBook Pro with fully-patched Mac OS X Tiger installed. I recently plugged an OEM USB keyboard into the laptop after leaving my Mac keyboard at home one day. Now that I'm back ...
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iOS: Disabling the Home key on a bluetooth keyboard, and binding it to another key (and the same for capslock)

I have a jailbroken iOS 6 iPad that I am trying to get a bluetooth keyboard set up to be capable of performing productive work. Unfortunately, both bluetooth keyboards that I have are "designed for ...
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Troubleshooting keyboard mappings

I'm trying to figure out why a certain keyboard combination is no longer working. Sublime Text 2 ships with a keyboard shortcut for opening the Find/Replace panel: "command + option + f" This combo ...
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How do I use Mail.app search and replace without the mouse

A recent update to Mail.app in Mac OS X changed the UI of the search and replace when composing a new message. The old version could be driven 100% from the keyboard while the new one requires using ...
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keyboard stop working randomly

I've a MBA 2009 which has a little uncommon issue : The keyboard and the trackpad stop working randomly, sometimes just after the boot and sometimes after a few minutes. At first I thought it was a ...
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Change Volume using External keyboard with Macbook?

I have an external mac keyboard on my mac, and would like to be able to use the keyboard to control the volume like I do with my MacBook pro's FN+F10-12 keys, but there's no FN key on my external ...
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Keyboard layout occasionally changes

I have a MacBook Pro and use a wireless keyboard. Both keyboards physically are a US English layout. In my user preferences I selected "U.S. Extended" as a keyboard layout. No others are selected. ...
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Firefox keyboard conflict: Command key, Control key, and Contextual Menus

I am using OSX 10.8, Firefox 17, and ruTorrent, a front-end webapp that displays a list of files on a server. Clicking on files while holding down the command key only highlights the newly clicked ...
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Disable snapshot sound during screen capture keyboard shortcut on 10.8+

I'm not using Grab, but the screenshot shortcut (i.e., Command (⌘)-Shift-3 and Command (⌘)-Shift-4). A loud snapshot sound plays whenever I screengrab. How can I turn off this sound, and is there any ...
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Strange behavior of keyboard shortcuts

On my imac I have system Preferences -> hardware -> keyboard -> keyboard & text input set with a checkmark for move focus to menu bar with ^F2. It works. On my (pretty new) macbook air, I set ...
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How to fix Gmail keyboard shortcut that stops working in Chrome?

The Gmail keyboard shortcuts are generally excellent. One of them (⌘-Shift-7 to start an ordered list) seems to work for me for a while after restarting Chrome… then stops working. I note that the ...
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How to prevent the media keys from waking the MacBook Pro screen?

When I'm putting on music I sometimes turn off the screen with the shortcut Shift + Ctrl + Eject. However, when I use the media keys the screen wakes up and I have put it to sleep again. Ideally the ...
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Shift + Delete (Permanent Deletion Of File/Folder): Mac Equivalent [duplicate]

In Windows permanently deleting a file or folder without sending it to the recycle bin, is achieved by selecting that file or folder in Desktop or Windows explorer and then depressing the keyboard ...
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Bootcamp and wireless usb keyboard: How to boot with Mac os

I have a Mac mini. I installed windows 7 with bootcamp and now windows 7 is the default OS. My problem is that it doens't seem to recognize my keypress during the boot (I have a logitech usb wireless ...
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Fn+F6 misbehaving after Mountain Lion upgrade

After upgrading from Lion to Mountain Lion, I find that the F6 key (which is really Fn+F6, as I have enabled "Use all F1, F2, etc. keys as standard function keys" under System Preferences:Keyboard) is ...