A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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OS X 10.6.8 Function Keys (brightness, playback control) no longer working

I have a 27" iMac (2009) running the OS X 10.6.8 and using the Apple Wireless Keyboard. Since around March or early April, I noticed that the function keys (F1-F9) have stopped working. I think it ...
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How to change keyboard layout of macbook pro during first run registration?

I'm running the registration after turning on my new macbook pro for the first time. I've chosen my national keyboard layout and now I can't write @ or + signs. I don't know how to change keyboard ...
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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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MacBook Pro QWERTY replacement

It is a well known story about the origin of the QWERTY keyboard. For those who don't know what I am talking about: QWERTY is built on purpose to be not easy to type. I figured that no one stops me ...
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How can I make a keyboard configuration become default when I hook it up?

At work, I have a MacBook Pro and a RHEL workstation that share a HP keyboard and mouse via a KVM switch. I do most of my work on the Mac so I prefer to change the modifier keys so they command and ...
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Right shift key on Lion suddenly doing very strange things

I am running OS X Lion 10.7.2 and have a bluetooth keyboard, magic mouse, and magic trackpad. Over the weekend the behaviour of the right shift key changed in such a way that if I use it to ...
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Why won't my iPad 2 let me turn bluetooth on?

This issue is about an interstate family member's iPad 2, so I'm afraid my knowledge of the issue and ability to troubleshoot are rather limited, but I'd appreciate any general help available. The ...
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Reset Apple Keyboard Shortcuts

I have a new Apple Keyboard, up until recently pressing the F4 key used to activate Launchpad (Fn keys are set to do as the image on them) but mow it does nothing. I tried the keyboard with another ...
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Locked out of Mac OS X Lion, but keyboard and mouse are not connecting

I'm at the lock screen of Mac OS X Lion (not login, but the quick lock screen), and I know my password, but the keyboard and mouse are not connecting. I am using an iMac that did have Bluetooth on ...
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Keyboard Shortcuts/Modifier Keys

I am new to Mac (from Linux/Windows background), I find the modifier keys very confusing. I have tried different combinations of modifier key settings but didnt get it to work as expected. Managed to ...
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Logitech K750 keyboard: § and < have switched places

I have Logitech K750 (solar thingy) attached to Lion. For some weird reason § and < keys have traded places. I have checked keyboard settings and everything is correct. I downloaded ...
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Long time ago I bound my right shift key to F3, how can I undo that?

Basically, my shift key is being random. A long time ago, I set it to act like F3 (whatever that's called), and undid it. Now it's doing it again. How can I change it back to just shift? I can't seem ...
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Select All shortcut key Command+A no longer works

This morning, I found out that the Command+A shortcut key for selecting all failed to work. I have gone into the keyboard shortcuts preference and did not find anything useful. Is there any suggestion ...
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Used to be possible in Snow Leopard to move an app between `desktops` with a keyboard shortcut?

You could assign a keyboard shortcut to move the app with focus to a specific desktop. Can't find this in Lion. Anyone know if it's still possible?
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Shift + T not working on Apple Wireless Keyboard

Yesterday I was doing some typing on my keyboard, when I found that I could not type a capital T with either shift key. I tried a different user account, and even rebooted into Snow Leopard (was using ...
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How to add custom mouse-click actions to Safari with modifier keys?

In Safari, when you Ctrl-click on an image in any web page, a menu comes up with several options. I'd like to be able to do a single trackpad click with a modifier key (option or command, for ...
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CMD 2 keyboard shortcut no longer working

Since Wednesday I can no longer use ⌘2 as shortcut in any application on my MacBook Pro. I've quadruple checked Keyboard Shortcuts in Settings and I have nothing there. ⌘ and any other key works fine. ...
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When ever I press right shift it show Desktop, but in the setting 'Show Desktop' is set to Control Down

And when I assign other command to left shift it display error, and when I press the sign it redirect me to the keyboard shortcut, which does not display any conflict... I just want to use my right ...
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How do I disable the “fn + F8” shortcut?

As I need to use the fn + F8 shortcut within my virtual machine, I'd like to disable it in my host. How do I go about disabling this particular shortcut, so that it can be used within my VM?
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Angle Bracket Characters in Apple TV2 On Screen Keyboard

I've speen a while trying to figure this out to no avail. On 4.3.1 Apple TV2's Onscreen Keyboard, I can't find some characters, in particular angle brackets (< and >). I know some characters can ...
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Option-Delete deletes word with white space in front

So this has been driving me crazy for a while now: when you have a lot of blank space before a word, you go to the beginning of the line and push option-delete, it will delete not only the blank ...
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How to use external mouse and keyboard normally in bootcamp with windows 7?

I just installed windows 7 using bootcamp. I then connected an external keyboard and mouse. I understand that I need to change settings in order to use right click on the trackpad. My problem is that ...
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How to use control key with remote access app using an iPad and bluetooth keyboard?

I use Apple Bluetooth keyboard with iPad. It works well, but the control key doesn't work with remote access program such as iSSH, Remoter VNC, LogMeIn and Remoter VNC. In order to use control key ...
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any bluetooth keyboards with integrated pointing device (trackball/trackpad)?

I'm looking for a keyboard and pointing device which I can use when my laptop is plugged into my TV. It needs to be able to connect to the laptop via bluetooth (I want to minimize the time and effort ...
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Disabling default keyboard on iPad with iOS 4.2

I have enabled 3 languages and use their keyboards, but the default keyboard still insists on popping up. Bought in Bangkok, using in Europe.Can I disable this unnecessary keyboard or am I stuck with ...
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Do MacAlly keyboards require drivers to function?

I need to replace the keyboard on my iMac G5, and I'm considering the MacAlly keyboards, probably the iKey Slim as it's available for less than $20 with shipping and tax. It also has two USB ports on ...
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Disable ⌘Q for a specific application

I know someone or the other has asked about disabling ⌘Q, but I like the shortcut, and I use it often. However, I use an email client called Airmail that unfortunately does not keep a service (for ...
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How to cycle through recently *used* tabs in Safari?

I want to cycle through recently used tabs in Safari 7.1.3 (MacOS 10.9.5) like one can in in Firefox, Chrome, and Opera. I predominantly run Opera 11.64, and it exhibits the best behavior for this ...
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Mac full size keyboards with built in trackpad

I want to attach a full size keyboard to my macbook for at least a couple of reasons: a) the macbook keyboard is slightly undersized. It is enough so to give my fingers headaches (or something like ...
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Disable special characters such as Tilde

I am using my Mac to write Java code in Eclipse. Not frequently, but commonly enough I need special characters such as ^, ~ or `. The problem with these is that I have to press the key(-combination) ...
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Use keyboard layout different for input/output

Is there any way on OS X (10.9) to use a keyboard layout for input different from the one for the output? Example: I have an Italian keyboard layout and I connect in screen sharing to a system with a ...
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How to send 'Insert' via SSH from Macbook Pro Terminal to 'Vim' on Linux?

I have used the Terminal app on my OS X Yosemite Macbook Pro to SSH to a Linux machine. I have opened "vim" text editor, and want to send the "insert" keypress via SSH to vim, to start editing. ...
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Bigger keyboard keys on iPhone 6 with iOS 8

I want a default keyboard with bigger keys. That's it. No Swype, no SwiftKey, nothing fancy, no other customizations—I just want… bigger… keys. I have thick fingers and I dont want to use auto ...
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Extended Keyboard with iMate and Yosemite

My Extended Keyboard II with German layout connected via iMate works for all keys - except one: the ^ key (it is below the ⎋ Escape key and left to the 1). The key-switch is OK, the LED in the iMate ...
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1 key faulty on Macbook Pro Retina - is a replacement keyboard, battery etc the only fix?

I have a 2013 MacBook Pro Retina which had a cup of tea spilled on it. The machine works perfectly except for the 3 key which is not responding. I've taken it in to an Apple Authorised Repair Centre ...
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iPhone 6 keyboard help lost emoji's

I installed a new keyboard then deleted it now I've lost all my emoji off my standered keyboard just got a-z 0-9 #+= Someone help please?
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Macbook sees Japanese keyboard instead of native US English

Mavericks on Macbook Pro Retina A1398 (US keyboard with horizontal Enter) shows Japanese keyboard (JIS, with vertical Enter) on enabled keyboard viewer. How do I make Mavericks to recognize and to ...
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Using Windows and Macs (Cloverleaf vs Control key mapping) Copy & Paste

Heres the problem, I use windows machines about 70% of my time and Macs 30% of the time. My macs are for my personal use but for work I typically have to work in a windows environment or linux one. ...
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iPad Air keys freezes

Whenever I activate "reduce transparency" in the accessibility menu, the onscreen keyboard keys stop moving. Normally they make an effect that seems as if they were actually pressed down. Does anyone ...
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OSX keyboard shortcut for pushing button with underlined character

Is it possible on OSX to push buttons that have an underlined character? In Windows you can hold in ALT and push the key that is underlined on the button. Example: On Windwos I can hit the ...
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Getting Swedish Apple keyboard to map the same way in Bootcamp (Windows 7)

Whenever I use Windows 7 through Bootcamp, my keyboard mappings are totally different. Many special keys get mapped to what they would be on a PC keyboard, which is a real pain since I program on both ...
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File auto focus after copying

When I copy and paste a file to a new folder, is there anyway to have it be auto selected in it's new folder, or have some indication where it is in the new folder? This is something I'm missing from ...
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Invoke Keyboard Shortcut

Is it possible to invoke a keyboard shortcut from applescript? For example I like to run the F11 keyboard shortcut.
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Is it possible to highlight the current “active selection” area in the Mac App Store window when using keyboard navigation?

I find it easier to use the keyboard to navigate around my Mac. Most of the apps I use work OK with keyboard shortcuts as they tend to highlight the currently active control. However, I find the Mac ...
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Japanese keyboard does not work correctly

I'm using MacBook Air running OS X Yosemite. Recently my Japanese keyboard stopped working properly. Sometimes even when it's in Japanese mode, I cannot type Japanese and I have to restart the laptop ...
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Logitech Device Manager - Button to navigate between screens in mission control

I recently acquired a Logitech MX Performance mouse that has tons of buttons. I really like the Mission Control button but I was hoping to be able to swap between screens in mission control with one ...
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Logitech Type+ flashing blue; iPad Air 2 won't wake

When I leave my iPad Air 2 for some 5 minutes and return, my asleep iPad refuses to wake when I press the power button. I press the power button on my keyboard case (Logitech Type+) and the little ...
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Can't copy and paste from “popup lightboxes” in Chrome Version 40.0.2214.94 (64-bit)

In recent days I've slowly been losing my mind trying to copy and paste URL's, code snippets and other bits of information. Assuming when I paste and see "old" pasteboard content that I hadn't pressed ...
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Option key not working after liquid damage. Keyboard or logic board?

I made the gut-wrenching mistake of spilling a half glass of water on my mid-2014 MacBook Pro. I immediately turned it over, it made some sizzling noises, and then turned itself off. To be more ...
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macbook ctrl key acts as alt (control/option)

Suddenly when I press my Ctrl key acts as if it were the Alt/Option key. I have not changed any settings though. I am mapping the Alt key to the Caps Lock key (see image). But besides that ...