A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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How do I disable the Command-Control-D word definition keyboard shortcut in OS X Lion?

Mac OS X Lion introduced a new feature where in many applications you can press (Command-Control-D) to produce a popup with the definition for the word under the mouse cursor. A side effect of this ...
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Page-down/page-up from the keyboard in Preview.app's continuous scroll?

How do you page-down/page-up in Preview.app's continuous scroll mode? When I hit the page-down button on my keyboard, instead of showing me the next page worth of the PDF, it scrolls me to a new page -...
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Change keyboard layout but keep shortcuts

I use three different keyboard layouts for three different languages on a regular basis and use a shortcut to cycle between them (this is very handy). The one issue I regularly encounter is that ...
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How can I really disable the Cmd to Win key mapping in Parallels Desktop 5?

Removed it from System Preferences > Keyboard. No go. Remapped ⌘ Cmd to be Ctrl. No go. Ripping out the ⌘ Cmd key shouldn't be the solution. Anyone?...
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How to switch between fullscreen applications in OSX (Mavericks)

I use a lot of different spaces for my fullscreen applications to get me focus on the different tasks I have to do. For example, I have a space with my mail app, subversion app, safari and so on. To ...
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Number Keys 1-9 not working on Apple Wireless Keyboard [duplicate]

How can I manually setup a passkey as "000000" (containing only zeros) to pair Bluetooth keyboard to iMac rather than the random keys generated by Mac. I'm currently using Mavericks & struggling ...
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most of keyboard not working

my MBP's keyboard has mostly stopped working. esc to f12, tab, backspace, all arrow, meta(⌘ ⌥ ⌃), and shift work, noting else. Caps lock won't even light. Up until the word caps lock I was using ...
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iPad virtual keyboard text entry: Can I disable the automatic upper-casing that takes place after I end a sentence?

When using the iPad to type a note, for instance, every time I type a period, the iPad assumes I want to start the next word with a capital letter. It also assumes I want to start typing with a ...
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Changing accent behaviour to match iOS

In iOS an accent can be added after the character where it is intended. In OSX it is the opposite, it must be entered before. This means that if I forget to add it, I must delete the character, add ...
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Mac keyboard on powered hub does not work initially

I have a strange problem with my powered USB hub (USB 2.0) and my wired Apple keyboard which is plugged into that hub. When I turn on the MacBook Pro (Early 2013), running OS X 10.9, the external ...
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Xcode keyboard shortcut for scrolling down both cursor and line

How can I define a keyboard shortcut in Xcode to scroll down both the cursor and the line? In Xcode's key bindings terms, this would be equivalent to performing "Scroll Line Down (Scrolling)" ...
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Reconfiguring Ctrl on a MacBook Pro's keyboard to another key

I have a problem with the left ⇧ and ctrl on my MacBook Pro (mid 2012). I can use the right ⇧ but since there's only one ctrl, I was wondering because there are two ⌥ buttons and two ⌘ buttons, if I ...
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Use Caps lock key to click without 3rd-party software

Clicking became very difficult on my early 2009, 17" MacBook Pro with Mavericks (10.9.1). I thought about using the Caps Lock key to send a mouse click. I saw this question with an answer involving ...
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Cmd key not working

The left Cmd key on my MacBook Pro is not working, the right one does. It seems like it is a software problem with Mavericks. Any ideas on how to fix that?
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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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Is it possible to create shortcuts for VLC using Automator?

I see here that Automator can be used to create commands that then can be triggered globally. I have no idea how to use Automator but see that it has some options for involving applications... Can a "...
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How is it possible to have global hotkeys in OSX?

By "global" I mean that kind of shortcuts that I am using in Windows and that are set within and for an application but that can be used when that application is hidden or minimized (not on top). (e.g....
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Dictation disables f8 play/pause hotkey

I'm trying to use dictation in order to dictate into a text editor a recording that I listen in a headset - played by VLC. There's a big problem with the fact that, when dictation is running, the f8 ...
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How do I change which characters OS X considers ‘a word’, for ⌥-arrow-key skipping?

When I type ⌥→, I'd like my cursor to stop at periods, and perhaps other characters. Does anybody know of a defaults configuration, or System Preferences setting, that changes which characters are ...
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Ways to circumvent malfunctioning MacBook Air power button?

My MacBook Air's power button is not functioning. The tech says that the whole top case must be replaced. I really can't afford that. Is there any other way this could be repaired or operate the ...
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How can I determine why keyboard response is intermittently very slow with large display?

I'm using a Seiki 4k display model SE39UY04 connected via HDMI with a Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013 MacBook Pro at 3840x2160 @ 30 Hz running Mavericks. I've noticed that with the laptop closed and only ...
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How can I stop Mission Control rearranging windows when I drag a window and press CTRL+number?

I have a setup with 4 Desktops/Spaces. When I click CTRL + 2 the focus moves to that desktop. When I want to move an app from desktop 1 to 3 I drag the window a bit and press CTRL + 3 (or 2 or 4 — ...
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How do I fix the 3-5 second lag when typing with an Apple Bluetooth keyboard on a Windows 7 PC?

I've been trying to use an Apple Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard with my Windows 7 PC (My own build, not Apple hardware). If I stop typing for as few as 10-15 seconds, when I start typing again and if I ...
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Change symbols with alt modifer

so this has probably been asked, but I have not exactly been able to figure it out. I was just wondering if it is possible to change what the alternate characters are on my keyboard. I have osx 10.9 ...
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Shortcut key to special characters

I'm developer from Belgium, so I'm using an AZERTY keyboard, and for some reason Apple has a reduced AZERTY keyboard compared to the QWERTY keyboard, some special charters like {} & [] The {can ...
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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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Mapping Previous/Next track keys with IntelliType driver with Microsoft Natural Keyboard 4000

I'm using the Microsoft Natural Keyboard 4000 set with Mac OS X 10.9. I'd like to figure out how to map the next/previous track keys (mostly for Spotify) from the MacBook Pro's keyboard onto the ...
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The C key stopped working, any workaround to emulate 'Command + C'?

On a macbook, the C key isn't working anymore, so i was wondering if there was a way to trigger the command + c shortcut other than pressing the command and C keys Thanks a lot
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How to type ` on Mac keyboard?

I searched my US American MacBook keyboard and I did not find symbol of "`" (grave accent). Did I miss it?
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Custom keyboard shortcut not executing service

I have a custom keyboard shortcut created for a finder service to compress selected files. However despite working once or twice when I first created it, it has no effect now. The service works ...
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Parallels, Mac and windows using US International keyboard

I am currently using Windows 8.1 in parallels under Mac OS X Mavericks. On both Mac and Windows I use US International since I need the special danish chars æ, ø and å. These chars are placed ...
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Can't bookmark a page in Firefox

I haven't been able to bookmark a page using keyboard shortcut command + D or star icon in the address bar for about a month. At first, I assumed this shortcut might've been removed in upgrade to ...
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Is there a way to save your custom keyboard shortcuts in a config file?

Is there a way to save my custom keyboard shortcuts in a config file? The reason i want this is so i can put that config file in the cloud (using git, dropbox, ...) and link this file on each os x ...
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keyboard shortcut to jump to the non-whitespace first character in a line

control-a is pretty close - it moves the character to the first column. command-left does too. if my keyboard had a home key this would likely move the cursor there, but it doesn't. similar to this ...
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Keystroke commands for open recent

I want to set a keystroke command (Mountain Lion) to trigger the common File menu's Open Recent option. I've tried the System Preferences => Application Shortcuts => Keyboard Shortcuts. My shortcuts ...
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Backlit keyboard is OFF after recovering from clamshell mode

My keyboard backlit is ON while I'm working with my Macbook Pro with an HDTV connected as external display. However if I close the lid to enter clamshell mode and then open the lid again, I notice ...
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Impossible install Mac OSX, probably firmware damaged

Yesterday evening I install update on my MacBook Unibody (Version 6,1; Late 2009). The update run on Mac OS X 10.8.5 consist in security update and new version of Safari and iTunes. The update is run ...
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Both: Key Repeat & Press and Hold

Is it possible to use both the Key Repeat & the Press and Hold functionality in OS X Mavericks? How? I write in English, French and German on a Macbook's US keyboard often. I really like the ...
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Control System 4 with just a keyboard?

Is there a reference of keyboard shortcuts for System 4, so I can use a Macintosh SE with a keyboard and no mouse? I found a Macintosh SE and a keyboard on the street several years ago. It didn't ...
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Keyboard shortcut to allow opening unsigned pkg file?

I prefer to use keyboard shortcuts rather than the mouse. Is there a a way to define a keyboard shortcut equivalent to Right-Clicking a pkg file and choosing "Open", which warns about opening an ...
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Why does my keyboard language switch on website password fields?

Using a Mac with Mavericks, I have keyboard setup to Hebrew. Then, when I click in the password field, it switches it back to English and Hebrew is disabled. I saw that another question says to ...
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Keyboard shortcut to CLI executable

I have a couple CLI utilities I would like to map to key combinations. The scripts take no parameters, I merely need to invoke them. I've seen how to create keyboard shortcuts to apps, but can I ...
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How to swap windows using JIS keyboard

I have got a JIS keyboard layout recently, I always swap between windows using command + ` , now I have no idea how to do it. Here is the layouts of two found on the internet. JIS and US keyboard ...
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command-delete key remapping

I have remapped one of my top-left keys ( ~`) to the backward-delete key (⌫) . However the command-delete shortcut (⌘⌫) to "move to trash" works only on the original ⌫ key but not on the remapped key. ...
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OS X Mountain Lion: keyboard shortcut to move current window to another space

In OS X Mountain Lion, is there a way I can assign a keyboard shortcut to move the active window to a specified space (or even the adjacent space if an arbitrary space can't be specified). Ideally, ...
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Deleting an Entire Line Moving Forward Shortcut

I'd simply like to know how to delete an entire line moving forward opposite of deleting an entire line backwards (cmd + delete). I know to delete individual characters moving forwards is fn + delete ...
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Haswell 15" MBP, Win7 x64, no trackpad or keyboard

I've seen quite a few threads about this around the interwebs, but no solutions. I'm migrating from a 2012 15" rMBP to a new (as of yesterday) 15" rMBP, and am having issues with Win7 x64. I used ...
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Is it possible to define a timeout on dead keys on OSX Mavericks?

When you press a dead key such as an accentuation key, OSX will wait indefinitely until you press another key. I want that, instead, if you don't press the second key fast enough, it will just ignore ...
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What Is the Keyboard Shortcut for Sleep Display Without Eject Key?

I read that if you want to put your display into sleep the keyboard shortcut is Control ⌃+Shift ⇧+Eject ⏏, but what is it in Mountain Lion or Lion using a retina MacBook Pro or MacBook Air without an ...
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Keyboard not working with display

I have a MacBook Pro connected to a Thunderbolt Display. In the display I have attached a mouse and an Apple keyboard. The keyboard works ok after it has been working but when I get to work and and ...