A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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Selecting multiple icons in Finder using the keyboard?

Is there a way to select icons (using the keyboard) that aren't directly touching? In Windows, I'd press Ctrl+Down, but it doesn't work in the Finder view. I've tried all the usual keyboard shortcuts, ...
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Use Apple Wireless Keyboard for PC and Mac

I need a wireless keyboard and mouse that I can switch between my MacBook Pro and PC. I was looking at the Apple Wireless Keyboard, but I'm not sure if I can change from PC to Mac usage easily ...
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Keyboard has a strange software related Issue

I have an Issue wIth my Apple keyboard where the "I" key does not work In lowercase mode. When I checked usIng the keyboard vIewer, It shows that the lower case "I" Is trIggerIng a double ⌘ (command ...
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How can I use shortcut keys for context menu items?

A common workflow on a Windows or Linux PC is to right click on a link in (say) Chrome, then hit "L" to copy the URL to the clipboard. How can I achieve this on MacOS? I don't want to have to use ...
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ctrl alt h shortut not being caught by my active program anymore

this is what I get when pressing that combo. Also, some strange window frame gets drawn along the active sub-windows... I do not know how I have managed to screw it like that but would surey like to ...
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Change Firefox tab-switching keyboard shortcut

To move to the next tab in most browsers, you use ctrl+⇥. Then, to close it, you have to reach over to ⌘+W. I don't like switching modifier keys like that; I'd prefer to just use ctrl ...
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Where can I find a map of my MBP french keyboard layout?

I just moved to Mac and I need to get used to the keyboard of my Macbook Pro. I've seen images / maps of the QWERTY keyboards but could not find a proper one for French. I want to see what the ...
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Shiny new Macbook Pro — can oils and sweat damage the screen?

I have a brand-new Macbook Pro. As I'm almost certainly going to eventually spill something into the keyboard, I picked up a keyboard skin. It only took me a few hours to get used to typing with it; ...
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Is it possible to redefine the keyboard shortcut for deleting files to [delete] loosing the [command]?

Is it possible to redefine the keyboard shortcut for deleting files to delete loosing the command ? How?
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Copy, Paste, Cut, Select-All Keyboard Shortcuts

I recently bought am older Mac (Mac G5 with Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger). I have a PC keyboard and when I tried the keyboard shortcuts for text editing such as copy, paste, cut, select-all I realized they ...
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How can I swap the shift key with another key?

I'd like to swap the shift key with the / key. Ukelele says that it can't be used to change modifier keys. DoubleCommand has static settings that you can either enable or disable. It doesn't let you ...
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How to use Mouse's Right Click Manually on keyboard?

I'm using MacBook Pro. My Apple mouse that I only got last year when I right click on the mouse, nothing happens. I'm supposed to get a delete message so I can "move to trash" or "remove reference" my ...
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Using an old Windows keyboard on a Macbook

I recently found my old mechanical keyboard and I want to use it on my Macbook Pro. It still uses an old PS2 connector so I went out and bought a PS2 to USB adapter. When I plug it in, the lock ...
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Disabling QuickType into my html form fields

I'm creating several html forms. People asked me to remove the QuickType functionality introduced with iOS 8 for some of those forms fields cause sometime it's irrevelant and use screen place for ...
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Focus on a application

Can I create any shortcut to focus on an application? For instance ⌘ CMD+1 and Safari is active and on top of other windows, ⌘ CMD+2 Pages and so on. I remember a long, long time ago, that was ...
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How to quick launch an app in the Dock via a keyboard shortcut?

In windows, it is easier to do cause there's shortcut via win+1 or ..., I'm wondering that I could do about the Mac, I did not find any stuff like that.
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Trouble accessing the iPhone 4s smiley emoticons / icons

I just got a "new to me" iPhone 4s, set it up, and updated it to the most recent version of iOS v 8.2. This is my first iPhone, and though I've searched using Siri, Google, and the Stack Exchange ...
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Automate Fn key switch when opening Excel

So Microsoft released a free preview of Office for Mac, and it is pretty sweet. One of my biggest problem when using Excel on a mac has always been that the most popular/frequent shortcut (F2 -> edit ...
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Combining CharacterViewer with FontBook in Yosemite

I used a OS X 10.5.8 system for several years and now I am using a new laptop with the latest Yosemite. I find some features of the older system are much more powerful than the newest one. For ...
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Can't change startup disk iMac

Here is my situation: I've only the mouse paired with my iMac because I rent the keyboard to a friend. Unfortunately the startup disk is set to a fallacious Windows partition that don't want to boot. ...
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Page Up/Down on Adobe reader on mac

When a new document is opened, the Left/Right arrows work properly for Page Up / Page Down. However after having browsed in the document, it frequently occurs that Left/Right arrows only move single ...
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Pressing and holding “e” over end of word that ends in a “:”

What steps will reproduce the problem? 0. Using RubyMine 1. Use IdeaVim 2. Hold down "e" to auto-repeat end of word 3. Hit a : at end of word 4. See picture! I can pick lots of strange "e" ...
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Using CTRL +V in Mail app on Mac Os X

I'm using Mail client that's built-in into the system (Yosemite). I've decided that I want to use CTRL+V, CTRL+C and similar instead of CMD because I work half of the day with Windows and it's ...
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Hotkey to switch button in confirmation window

Is there a hotkey to choose another button than the highlighted in a confirmation window, like:
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Mapping Key (e.g. F15) to Fn Key with no Fn Key on keyboard

None of the keys in my keyboard (Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard) are natively recognized as the Fn key by OS X (I checked with Mouseposé) I have Karabiner and Keyboard Maestro installed but: ...
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How to completely Disable Cmd + [Num] in Safari?

I want to disable the the ⌘ [Number] shortcuts in Safari to prevent losing content when I accidentally click it. I’ve followed the method in this answer. I’ve changed the shortcut for Apple to ⌥ ⇧ ⌘ ...
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Why are my top-row keyboard buttons not working on Mac Lion?

A kid tampered with System Preferences on my Mac Air running Lion, and now, none of the top-row keyboard buttons work. For instance, altering screen brightness, toggling the dashboard, and altering ...
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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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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 ...