A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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For each press of spacebar, pass keystroke to app and increment input counter

I would like for each time user press spacebar, for the script to pass keystroke space to a browser (Firefox) to play a game while counting the number of times spacebar was hit. How do you do that ...
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Keyboard shortcut: shift+tab in chrome does wrong thing

I'm a new mac user really (really) struggling to learn the mac keyboard shortcuts. One that is just killing me right now is navigating forms in Chrome. Say I hit Tab to go to the next element in a ...
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A player with global hotkeys in Mavericks for back/forward

I want to use Dictatation in order to dictate a text that I listen in a headset. I would like to be able to pause and go back/forward without switching between the windows of the text editor and of ...
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Can you switch the top case and keyboard to a different language?

I really regret not getting a CTO 2012 macbook pro before they went to the retina only. I was wanting a different keyboard on a MacBook Pro that has an nvidia 650 GPU and a 1680x1050 monitor. Once ...
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Does OSX Mavericks Have an Equivalent to the F11 Show/Hide Shortcut in Snow Leopard?

In OSX Snow Leopard, one can push all of the open windows to the side of the screen (revealing the desktop) by pressing F11. Further, by pressing F11 again, all of the windows are returned to their ...
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Keyboard shortcuts for non-menued items (iTunes 11)?

I'd like to have keyboard shortcuts for the horizontal menu bar in iTunes 11. This one: Is there a way (maybe using Automator or Terminal?) to create shortcuts for items not in a menu?
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How to connect USB hardware to a MBP via an external monitor

I have a setup where I am using one external monitor (Dell P2414H) for two laptops - one Macbook Pro and one Dell Latitude E6430. The dell is connected via a docking station with VGA cable, and I am ...
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Are there any replacement keyboard apps?

I'm coming from android which offers tons of keyboards and options. iOS seems like it has no customization to keyboards. Are there apps that offer a different layout or that edit the existing ...
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Hotkey for new Finder window

On my old MacBook, I could hit ⌘ cmd + ⌥ alt/option + space and get a new Finder window with the sidebar (Downloads, Documents, etc…). On my new Mac, that same command only gives me a Spotlight ...
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IOS 7 iPad keyboard is unresponsive

After downloading IOS 7 on my iPad, there is a 15-20 second delay between touching a keyboard character and the letter appearing on the screen.
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How to avoid á é í ó ? [duplicate]

I would like my [a,o,i,e] to appear correctly if I type the letter after an '. Right now, I get an accent character as shown in the subject. Is there any way to turn this off?
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OS X - Is there a way to switch keyboard input languages using keyboard shortcut? [duplicate]

Rather self explanatory, but I was hoping to be able to quickly change input languages, without going up to the top and switching manually, rather with a keyboard input? Maybe I'm just too lazy, but I ...
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need to reinstall mac os x but the command key is broken

I have a macbook, after an accident I had, my keyboard doesn't work properly (some keys are not working at all including the command key) recently I m facing some problems like, no sound and no camera ...
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Keyboard acts as if the Command key is depressed 100% of the time

I've got a 2010 macbook air that works fine in all respects except for the keyboard acts as if the command key is depressed all the time. The key does not appear to be physically depressed however. ...
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macbook pro 15 inch retina, keyboard shortcut for desktop display

I have the latest MacBook Pro 15 inch with Retina display, OS 10.8.4. Not wanting to use the standard Fn keys but use them as Apple has assigned them. Is there a keyboard shortcut to display the ...
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Insert key on keyboard for Macbook Air Mountain Lion OS

I have a MacBook Air running the "Mountain Lion" OS that is version 10.8 - What is the "Insert key" (Ins) or equivalent on Mac keyboard. ?
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Is it possible to disable single function keys?

I know through System Preferences I can disable all the function keys. However, I really only need two of the function keys to have different functions. Rather than having to always press 'fn', is ...
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How do I stop Alfred from stealing command+shift+\?

I use the program Alfred2, unfortunately it keeps trying to steal the keyboard shortcut CMD+SHIFT+\. How do I stop it from doing so? It conflicts with other apps such as Aperture.
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How to switch to modal window in the background

I don't know if this problem is specific to Quicksilver or a general problem with modal windows. I use QS to launch an applescript: "run 'command' with administrator privileges" But the modal ...
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How do I type the typeset “space” character?

I've used the Keyboard Viewer a few times, and disappointingly have never seen the "space" character: ␣ Is it possible to type this character directly via some combination of meta keys ...
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Input Method Keys not Firing Event

I have recently purchased an external Japanese keyboard from FILCO. In addition to the regular keys, it also has 3 keys specifically designated to switch between Western and Japanese character input. ...
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Producing a standard tilde while using OS X (U.S. International - PC) keyboard layout

The tilde, ~, generated by the U.S. International - PC layout and the tilde, ~, produced by the U.S. layout are allegedly different characters. How can I produce the U.S. tilde while using the ...
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Can i remap a Danish Macbook Pro keyboard to US?

I found a macbook for sale that has a Danish keyboard. There are a few special character keys and some are missing. Can I remap those keys to other characters? I would like to use it with US ...
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MBP trackpad/keyboard unresponsive after application crash

Problem I have a mid-2012 MacBook Pro 13" (non-retina) equipped with 6GB RAM. Recently, I have noticed that when an application crashes and Crash Reporter appears, the trackpad and keyboard do not ...
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How to set caps lock to work like shift on OSX (work only when down)?

How do I set Caps Lock to behave like shift, working only when down, without memory?
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Randomly losing CMD+V (paste) functionality

I am randomly losing CMD+V functionality. Is there a shortcut which might trigger this? So that the keyboard goes into some kind of different mode? I am working with cmd/shift/option a lot in gfx ...
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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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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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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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change the command+tab and command+` behavior in Mountain Lion

When it is a switch between applications, we use Command+Tab, and when it is a switch within an application, we use Command+`. Can I just use Command+Tab for all cases, as in Windows?
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How can I click “Do It!” button with keyboard?

This was been question for a long time for me. How can I click "Do It!" button? Do-It button means, a button will trigger destructive changes. So usually, that's not default button, and I don't know ...
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Apple wireless keyboard without num keypad

Does anyone know how to delete line breaks after text please? I used to place the cursor after the last letter or symbol, take the page down to the bottom, and on the numeric keypad, hold down the ...
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How do I know which keyboard locale file I'm using for my keyboard layout?

I was reading a great answer to how you can extend the list of characters Lion shows you when hold down a key for a few seconds. The in answer he says: choose the keyboard file relevant to your ...
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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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Kotoeri Romaji layout for OSX

I am trying to figure out how to change the Kotoeri Romaji keyboard layout to the Japanese default layout, using an external Apple US keyboard. I'm currently running OSX 10.6.8 on a MacBook Pro 6,2. ...
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tab to select drop-down input box

In any web browser in Mac OS X, how can I choose a drop-down form input box using the tab key? When I need to input many forms including a drop-down box, I preferred to use tab key and shift+tab to ...
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Why is the shortcut to “select previous tab” not reliable in Safari?

Quite frequently the shortcut to "select previous tab" in Safari does not trigger. Unfortunately, I've not been able to see a pattern of when this happens. Restarting Safari usually (always?) helps. ...
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Is it possible to display the current state of modifier keys?

I have a keyboard which is a little flaky, and occasionally one of the modifier keys becomes stuck. Realizing I’ve entered this state often takes a while. Is it possible to display — e.g., in the menu ...
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Is there a way I can set the Tab key as (part of) an application keyboard shortcut in System Preferences > Keyboard shortcuts?

Basically, I would like ⇥ and ⇧+⇥ to "Shift Right" and "Shift Right" (Menu items to indent or unindent selection) in TextMate. However, I can't set them using the System Preferences GUI, as pressing ...
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Can't remove U.S. from the languages and input methods menu

I wonder if I can remove the U.S. language of the languages list. Because I use a shortcut to cycle through input methods, and don't want to land on U.S. as ArgenPinYin is already a modified U.S. ...
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A specific problem with altering the Mac command-key layout to behave like Windows

I want to change Command+Space combination to change keyboard layout to a Windows like Alt+Shift but the Lion's keyboard settings does not react when I assign that particular combination. It allows me ...
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Comfortable typing on a MacBook Pro?

I love my macbook pro, I have the 17" version that came out several months ago. So I can take it with me wherever, at my desk, friend's place, on the couch.. and have a full development environment ...
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Keyboard shortcut for Spotlight doesn't work in full screen Google Chrome on Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion)

I've noticed that the Spotlight Search keyboard shortcut (cmd space) doesn't work if I'm running Google Chrome (12.0.742.122) as full screen application in Lion. Is this a Chrome-related bug or is ...
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What does the Delete key do on the English QWERTY keyboard?

I have a French AZERTY keyboard with a Backspace key (that can be modified with Fn into Delete) and to my surprise I saw on the Apple Store that the English QWERTY keyboard had a Delete key in its ...
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Do I need drivers to use a full-sized Apple keyboard with my MacBook Pro?

I have a 2009 MacBook Pro and just purchased a wired Apple Keyboard with numeric keypad. I really wanted dedicated navigation keys, and it is working great in Eclipse after a bit of configuration. I ...
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Keyboard shortcut to display music library in iTunes

So assuming that I'm in a playlist I'd like to be able to type a keyboard shortcut and then have my music library display on the main panel and then tab to the search bar and look for a song.
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How to create custom text format style and apply to hotkey in Pages?

There are paragraph styles that you can create and tie to the function keys. This is all great and dandy, but not if I wish to switch style in the middle of a paragraph and then revert to the one I ...
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there used to be a full sized wireless keyboard?

I am a programmer and find the small wireless keyboard hard to use (the small arrow keys and lack of home/end keys). From what I remember there used to be a full sized wireless keyboard, is this ...
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How can I rebind keys in OS X?

Is there a native way to rebind keys in OS X without requiring a 3rd party tool? I'm interested in rebinding my whole keyboard layout, not specific shortcut keys. It's not a standard layout either, ...
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2nd Gen iPod (iOS4.x) using iPod keyboard

Does anyone tried cramming a second gen iPod touch with iOS4 into the iPad keyboard sold by apple? I've seen this but I'm not sure what the difference in architecture is between the iPhone that the ...