A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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MacBook Pro (Tiger): Get keyboard defaults to stick

I have a circa 2007 MacBook Pro with fully-patched Mac OS X Tiger installed. I recently plugged an OEM USB keyboard into the laptop after leaving my Mac keyboard at home one day. Now that I'm back ...
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German keyboards for recent model Mac lap-top

I have an apple lap-top with an external keyboard. My computer has the capacity to compose in German (a capacity I need) but my keyboard is in English and many crucial keystrokes (extra characters, ...
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TextEdit - quickly switch between colors

I am using TextEdit, and I am frequently switching between red, blue and black for the text colour. Right now I have to move my mouse to the colour picker in the toolbar and select the desired colour. ...
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How to type numbers while using pinyin input on a non-qwerty keyboard?

I'm using the pinyin input on an AZERTY Macbook Pro keyboard and when I try to type a number, it prints the associated symbol instead (i.e. for "1", it prints "&", for "2", "é", etc.). I've tried ...
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TexShop typing German umlauts with US keyboard

I am using OS X Lion 10.7 with an American English keyboard. For typing German umlauts I normally just press and hold the appropriate key until the little OS X popup appears and then I can choose the ...
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What is the command sent by the home button on iPad bluetooth keyboards?

The top-left key on some bluetooth iPad keyboards functions as a home button. What happens when you connect the keyboard to a regular desktop and push the button, ie, what does the computer see? Is ...
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Change Ctrl+Arrow and Ctrl+Shift+Arrow to jump/jump+select a single word rather than the whole line?

In order to change the way home and end function on OS X so it matches other devices I frequently utilised this 'hack'. Is there a similar way to override the way Ctrl+arrow and Ctrl+Shift+arrow work? ...
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Can I map a character to a different key?

I am using a British IBM model M keyboard with Mountain Lion. I have selected the "British - PC" input source and it is working well, except for one key: the pipe. If you consider what is printed on ...
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Blink / fade out to where the text-cursor is - Effect?

I just installed an application (MousePosé)(which many of you will love) to show me where my mousecursor is, after pressing a shortcut, However: very often when I'm programming, especially after ...
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Why doesn't the escape key close the find window in Chrome?

For some reason, Chrome will no longer close my find window when I hit the Escape ⎋ key. Instead, it pulls up some weird kind of autocomplete drop-down. This is incredibly annoying; every time I ...
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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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Why is my S key intermittently typing ß inßtead of s <----See

MacBook (White) 2.4Ghz Intel Core Duo, 2GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, OS X 10.6.7 Keyboard language - Canadian English (have also tried US English). All other languages removed, computer language ENGLISH. ...
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iOS: Disabling the Home key on a bluetooth keyboard, and binding it to another key (and the same for capslock)

I have a jailbroken iOS 6 iPad that I am trying to get a bluetooth keyboard set up to be capable of performing productive work. Unfortunately, both bluetooth keyboards that I have are "designed for ...
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How to script number pad key

We use an auto login script using ARD to avoid visiting each station in our lab. Mountain Lion no longer works so that a cursor appears at the login screen. I've tried numerous scripts to activate the ...
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How to enter boot menu without command key?

My Macbook air has a keyboard issue, the Z key does not work except upon startup where it becomes stuck for several seconds. This interferes with opening the boot menu on startup, because it detects ...
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How do I use Mail.app search and replace without the mouse

A recent update to Mail.app in Mac OS X changed the UI of the search and replace when composing a new message. The old version could be driven 100% from the keyboard while the new one requires using ...
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Configure 1 of 2 keyboards for Dvorak

I have 2 keyboards on my MacBook Pro running OS X 10.8.5. I am trying to configure it so that typing on one keyboard will always use the Qwerty layout while typing on the other will always use the ...
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How can a keyboard be shared with an iPad?

What are the ways for both an iMac and an iPad to share the same physical keyboard? If it's possible to share a regular Apple bluetooth keyboard between both devices without jailbreaking the iPad, I ...
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Problems with the key combination “$~1” in my DefaultKeyBinding.dict

I have the next DefaultKeyBinding.dict in ~/Library/KeyBindings: /* Key Modifiers ^ : Ctrl $ : Shift ~ : Option (Alt) @ : Command (Apple) # : Numeric Keypad */ { "$~1" = ...
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Global shortcut for New Mail in Thunderbird

I would like to have a global shortcut key to send a new message using Thunderbird in Mac OS. How can I do this?
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Change Volume using External keyboard with Macbook?

I have an external mac keyboard on my mac, and would like to be able to use the keyboard to control the volume like I do with my MacBook pro's FN+F10-12 keys, but there's no FN key on my external ...
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Shortcut for opening applications stack on dock bar

Is there any keyboard shortcut to open applications stack on dock bar? The idea is I want to be able to open any app without using mouse.
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MacBook Pro 2008 Aluminum - keyboard problems

I have a late 2008 Macbook Pro all aluminum. The green caps lock light comes on intermittently: sometimes solid, sometimes flashing. When it comes on, the arrow pointer gets stuck and the screen ...
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On the lookout for an iPad 2 case that integrates a keyboard but doesn't block the camera

I currently have an iPad 2 with a Smart Cover. I am looking for a keyboard that can be attached to the device so that I will always have the keyboard with me in a convenient manner. Some requirement ...
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Does ios7 support third-party software keyboards?

I am a litte confused about iOS 7. Does iOS 7 support third-party software keyboards? There are a lot of rumors around, I watched the last WWDC and read Apple documents but I couldn't hear anything ...
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How to resolve issue of help shortcut key (Cmd + Shift + /) not working?

I really like the shortcut key to bring up the help menu (Cmd + Shift + /). I use it navigate the menus by typing in short words. However, I've just noticed that it's not currently working. Instead, ...
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How do I make keyboard viewer to automatically show up only when I'm holding the option key?

I'd like keyboard viewer to show up while I hold the option key or after pressing a "dead key" such as option-e, but to hide otherwise. I know where the letters are. But it would be nice to get an ...
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How can I remove the key labels from my Apple Wireless Keyboard?

I want to achieve something like this. What would be the best way to remove the print from the keys, or can I find a shop that sells those keys with out a characters on them?
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OS X Terminal: “backward delete word” works only with C-M-h

Followup on Mac OS X Terminal: Map option+delete to “backward delete word”. The Use option key as meta key option is checked, but the deleting word backwards works only with ^-⌥-H (i.e. one has to ...
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Terminal CMD + SHIFT + Left/Right Brace No Longer Works

I'm using Terminal and don't know if this has been an issue after upgrading to Mountain Lion, or whether I made a configuration change that had a side effect that I didn't realize. When I use the CMD ...
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Keyboard layout occasionally changes

I have a MacBook Pro and use a wireless keyboard. Both keyboards physically are a US English layout. In my user preferences I selected "U.S. Extended" as a keyboard layout. No others are selected. ...
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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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Mac Mountain Lion on screen keyboard

Is there a way that, when you switch language inputs for your keyboard, the onscreen keyboard will automatically show up?
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How to trigger specific font when changing language?

I use Pages as my main word-processing application and regularly have to type in both English and Greek. I use either Times New Roman or Hoefler Text in English and GFS Porson for Greek. Is there a ...
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Firefox keyboard conflict: Command key, Control key, and Contextual Menus

I am using OSX 10.8, Firefox 17, and ruTorrent, a front-end webapp that displays a list of files on a server. Clicking on files while holding down the command key only highlights the newly clicked ...
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rMBP - Keyboard + trackpad unresponsive at random, reboot fixes

I've had this issue twice today and is troubling me a bit. As the title already summaries; without notice, the keyboard and trackpad seem to get unresponsive. The system is actually still running ...
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Disable snapshot sound during screen capture keyboard shortcut on 10.8+

I'm not using Grab, but the screenshot shortcut (i.e., Command (⌘)-Shift-3 and Command (⌘)-Shift-4). A loud snapshot sound plays whenever I screengrab. How can I turn off this sound, and is there any ...
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FN key to program X keys

I have a problem. I have a MacBook Pro and a Xkeys 80. Xkeys basically records shortcut keys like a macro. But it is not sensing the push of the FN key. I use a program called controller mate to ...
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Control-key behaves like F10

The control-key on my MacBook Pro (OS X 10.8.4) has started behaving strangely. When I press it it acts in the same way as F10, bringing up Application Windows. This is a nuisance, as it affects key ...
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Is there a sane way to emulate the newer media key behavior completely on an Apple Extended Keyboard II?

The operative word here being "completely". I recently found a nearly flawless (cosmetically and functionally) AEKII (Alps, not Mitsumis) on eBay and won it for $30. It's an awesome keyboard and it ...
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How can I switch dialog buttons using the keyboard?

Whenever I'm trying to close a file that has been changed, I get the save file dialog I remember that the Don't Save button used to have focus, so I could press it using Spacebar, while pressing ...
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Does Notification Center have keyboard shortcuts?

Are there any keyboard shortcuts for controlling Notification Center on OS X Mountain Lion? Of particular interest is a shortcut equivalent of the Click to Tweet button that appears at the top of ...
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Strange behavior of keyboard shortcuts

On my imac I have system Preferences -> hardware -> keyboard -> keyboard & text input set with a checkmark for move focus to menu bar with ^F2. It works. On my (pretty new) macbook air, I set ...
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How to focus on MacVim in terminal using keyboard shortcut?

I have three Applications open, one window for each: Google chrome MacVim in server mode iTerm2 How I can set up some keyboard shortcuts to focus this apps ? One Idea is do it via Alfred 2 ...
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What are the downsides of getting a foreign keyboard layout on a MacBook Pro?

A 13-inch MacBook Pro costs £999 in the UK, compared to $1,199 (about £760) in the US. For this reason (I guess), brand new US models cost about £850 on UK eBay. The obvious downside is the keyboard ...
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Show all applications using keyboard shortcut

Problem: Show all installed applications in the /Applications folder using keyboard shortcut. Desired solution: Potential utility/tool that runs in the background to show all applications upon ...
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Can I ensure keyboard commands don't get trapped by browser scripts?

Is it possible to tweak Safari to ensure command key combinations like ⌘H or ⌘L go to Safari as opposed to Safari's window contents? This comes up for me most often on this site because the editor ...
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Keyboard Shortcuts For Navigating Spotlight?

I find keyboard shortcuts very useful, and whilst I know quite a few of the "general ones", I don't know any concerning using Spotlight with the exception of Command-SpaceBar to launch it. What ...
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Search within opened file in Xcode without Apple keyboard

Is there a way to search within opened file (only!) in Xcode when I can not use Apple keyboard (because I am connecting remotely via LogMeIn from a PC)? I guess there was a search icon just above the ...