A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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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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Numbers shortcut to select next non-empty cell

I have just purchased my first Mac and am having problems with Numbers. I want to select the next cell in a given direction that is non-empty (or jump to the end of a contiguous chunk of cells that ...
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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 ...
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Standard function keys on mac

I am on OS X 10.10.3 on a macbook Pro. I am using the macbook's keyboard. I have enabled the "Use all F1, F2, etc. keys as standard function keys". I expect that hitting F1/F2 will not reduce or ...
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Apple Hardware Accessories or third-party? [closed]

I am running MacBook Air 13" I need wireless keyboard, which I am going to use daily. Once in a while, I need to check some CDs or DVDs - mostly I take backup of photos shoot with camera and phone on ...
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Launching Character Viewer (aka CharacterPalette) from command line

So, recently I have being using the Character and Keyboard Viewer a fair bit and set up simple Alfred keywords that toggle the launch/quitting of these apps so as not to have to leave the keyboard. ...
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CM storm devastator backlight

Im reposting another users question because I have the same problem but am brand new to the site and I dont have any reputation to answer/comment.I have gotten the keyboard to light up using xcode and ...
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Make Caps Lock behave like in Windows

I use VoIP programs, and I use Caps Lock for Push-To-Talk (PTT) on those. The problem I experience is that when I push Caps Lock, I toggle the Push-To-Talk, which means that if I release Caps Lock, ...
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MacBook goes to sleep, won't wake up w/keyboard or mouse

I think people have posted this before but I wanted to be sure the fix wasn't different for my particular model. I am running a MacBook Pro, mid-2012 build, Yosemite (10.10.4). I just got the thing ...
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How to master keyboard language on iOS?

There seems to be something wrong with the language switching on iOS. I have 3 keyboards/languages setup in this order: Dutch - English - Emoji. In certain applications, when I am typing a message in ...
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How to disable delete shortcut in Mail

In mail I often accidentally end up moving email to trash by hitting the delete key (I've remapped keys on my keyboard so delete is closer to other frequently used keys). Since mail already has a cmd +...
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Connect Apple Wireless Keyboard with my MBP

How can I connect my Apple Wireless Keyboard with my MacBook Pro 13 inch? My device is running OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 (2011).
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Allowing any keyboard to input for passwords

I use 3 keyboard layouts: Dvorak-Sougou (Chinese), Dvorak-Kana (Japanese), and Dvorak (English). Whenever I input a password, it always returns me to the EN-Dvorak layout. The problem is two-fold: ...
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Remove keybinding in a specific app (X11) [duplicate]

Mac OS' X11.app uses certain key bindings that I'd rather send to the underlying X app in use. Specifically I'd like to pass Command+W and Command-1 (and -2, etc) to the X app in question. Is there ...
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Cannot turn on Bluetooth - Exhausted all options

Firstly I would like to say that I have never used a Mac in my life before today so apologies if i am a little slow on the uptake. I recently purchased the iMac (27-inch, Mid 2011) which i believe is ...
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General Autocompletion

Does anyone know of a good way to have autocompletion of custom items on a mac? I know this is built into different programs, but what I would like would be independent of the program being used. ...
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F20-F24 keys do not respond, but are mapped

OS X Yosemite, 10.10.3, MacBook Pro mid-2012. I am building a keyboard, and have mapped onto it all F1-F24 keys using tmk's firmware. F1-F19 all respond (I'm using Karabiner's EventViewer utility to ...
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iOS 8.3 Keyboard (3rd party) hidden/missing in messages

This happened to me on older iOS 8.x versions, but stopped for a while and came back when I upgraded to a newer iphone (from 5s to 6, with 8.3). Seemingly randomly, certain times the keyboard just ...
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iOS third-party keyboard with functionality to swipe down on letters to enter numbers/symbols?

On some Android keyboards (for example), the main display is a full QWERTY keyboard with numbers or symbols under the letters. You can either press directly on a letter to type it, or swipe down on ...
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Changing the keyboard layout (NOT language) based on the input language

I have a Japanese keyboard Macbook running Yosemite. The input languages (sources) are Japanese and English. While the input language is Japanese, I want the keyboard layout to be Japanese (this is ...
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How can I make a keyboard shortcut for an item with unicode characters?

I have used custom keyboard shortcuts for a long time, and as usual the new version of OSX Yosemite changes all the app translations to make them slightly different enough that none of them work. ...
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Can Karabiner (aka KeyRemap4Macbook) remap arbitrary simple keys?

Karabiner has a comprehensive set of predefined key remappings. But what about a simple remap '`' to '$' (and vice versa) Yes this can be done via Mac Input Sources. But they are cumbersome (...
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Is it possible to assign system wide hotkey to show/hide app?

I'm trying to mimic iTerm2 feature. It has a feature to show/hide iTerm2 by a hotkey (eg. option + space). When I press the hotkey, the app was shown. Is it possible to do the same to another app? ...