A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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Trackpad, mouse will not click. Command+Tab switcher is invisible

I've had this issue come up about four times now on my 15" retina Macbook Pro, running Mac OS X 10.8.4. The trackpad will no longer click — neither right nor left click works. Regardless of whether I ...
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Can't use Alt+N in Terminal

I installed Zsh the other day but didn't like it so I promptly removed it. Since doing so however I'm no longer able to type alt+n to get a ~ character, whilst it works everywhere else. Yes, I know I ...
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Is there a way to add a hardware keyboard layout with F1, F2, F3… keys on the iPad Air?

I'm using TinyTerm ITX on the iPad Air to access our ERP software in Wyse60 mode. Some keys are not functioning properly, but for the most part usable. On various Bluetooth keyboards, the Fn-F1, ...
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text alignment shortcut RTL and LTR

When in text box in any application, such as search text boxes, address fields in Finder and Safari, or even inside sites such as Google's search text box: I use cmd + space to switch the language ...
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Left Side Option key not working on Macbook Pro

I recently bought a second hand 2010 MacBook Pro. Just discovered that the Left sided 'Option' key is not working. I have no comeback on this so trying to determine if I can either fix it myself or do ...
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ctrl key no longer working in OSX

The ctrl key on my Macbook pro has stopped working at once! I have tested "Show keyboard viewer" from the languages, all keys are shown to be working correctly but not the ctrl key. Could it be any ...
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How can I remap keys on an external keyboard, but keep the default layout on the internal?

I have an external keyboard with Windows keys. I'd like to remap the keys so the layout of the keys on the bottom-left is identical to the internal keyboard on my MacBook Pro. This... ...
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how to assign keyboard shortcut to buried command?

In Chrome, if I do cmd+P to print, and click Print Using System Dialog, then click on the PDF dropdown button, I get a command called Save PDF to DEVONthink Pro. In System Preferences > Keyboard > ...
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Outlook - Keyboard shortcut for searching across all folders

Say I want to run searches like the following: from: John to: Emily across all my Email folders (i.e. inbox, sent, etc.) in Outlook 2011. How can I set up a keyboard shortcut so that Outlook ...
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Emacs key bindings on other programs

I am a heavy Emacs user and would love to have some of my Emacs keyboard bindings when editing text on other apps. I understand I could program these macros with Keyboard Maestro manually, but I was ...
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Remap curved quotation marks in OS X?

So, the default key combinations to manually insert curved quotation marks (“” and ‘’) in OS X are: option + [ for “ option + ] for ‘ option + shift + [ for ” option + shift + ] for ’ Possibly due ...
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How can I use Keyboard Maestro to select all content in an Excel cell?

How to enable select all contents in KeyboardMaestro? I don't see any option but I saw a guide here. It wasn't clear though. Keyboard shortcut to select all text in a cell in Excel
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How to make a custom keyboard shortcut WITH NO MODIFIER

I just bought the super awesome app Sketch 2 and am loving it but I want to create a shortcut for a tool that currently has no shortcut assigned to it. Many other tools have a single letter shortcut ...
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Discard email in Outlook 2011

Say I start a new email, and I decide to discard it. If I press Alt+W, a window prompts me with the following three options shown below: Most of the time I want to "Discard Changes", but OS X does ...
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How to restore operating system on iMac (Late 2006)?

I got a keyboard for it, but it's not paired and apparently won't because there is no version of OS X found. I have the DVD containing OS X but can't eject a disc already in it because of the ...
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Ergonomic Mac keyboards

I could really use a good ergonomic keyboard for my iMac to try to deal with some wrist issues. The reviews of the Kinesis Freestyle 2 seem basically OK, but there are some complaints about oddly ...
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Can I use two wireless keyboards with my iMac?

We were hoping that our iMac would accept two wireless Bluetooth keyboards of the exact same model to be used at the same time. (Lego 2 player, in case you're wondering) However, I can't seem to pair ...
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How to change OSX System (Default) Shortcuts?

In OSX (now is Mavericks), how to change the System Default Shortcuts, for example which are currently like: Command + Shift + Q .. for current User Logout. Command + Q .. for current (active) ...
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Macbook Air Logitech K120 USB Keyboard auto remapping problem

I'm having an issue with my 2013 MacBook Air. From day one, I've been using my Logitech K120 USB keyboard with it, and it worked flawlessly from first plug, no problem at all. I've been a month away ...
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Keyboard switches layout to a disabled input method when playing a game

My standard keyboard layout is Italian, QWERTY, which is this: You can see it in detail on the Apple site too. However when trying to play Urban Terror, a free fps online game, my keyboard layout ...
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Navigate on pop up windows

When I was using Windows I could navigate with tab to pop up windows for choosing 'Yes' or 'No' faster. Now on OS X I haven't found a way. In some cases I can choose the first letter and it will be ...
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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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Using Automator to recall open Windows of (multiple) Applications

I would like to assign numbers to open Windows of (multiple) Applications with a keyboard shortcuts like: Cmd+1 (different numbers for different windows) and then recall them (along with their ...
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Adjusting Brightness, or executing any keypress, on remote computer via ssh

What are the options to target specific keys on a remote computer and execute the equivalent of virtually pressing them from the terminal via ssh (what would normally be a user pressing them)? ...
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Bluetooth keyboard is losing connectivity

Can anyone advise me how to make my pairing with the Apple Bluetooth keyboard permanent? Thing is that after shutting down or reboot it is lost and I must re-pair again. At the same time Magic Pad is ...
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OSX file navigation for pictures like windows

In windows I can hold control and use my arrow keys. When I find a file I want to be included in the group selection I hit the space bar(I think this is how it works) and it will add to the selected ...
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How to change shortcut used for temporary zoom (accessibility feature)?

I have a particular application that has extremely small detail for some of its controls, and no way to zoom anything larger. I find that the accessibility feature "temporary zoom" works great for ...
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tmux key bindings disable when using wireless bluetooth keyboard

Can't figure out how to keep tmux key bindings enabled when using bluetooth keyboard.
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Which Remote Desktop works with Control Keys?

I am trying to control an iTerm2 session on an iPad mini through Remote Desktop using an Apple BT keyboard (Japanese). When I tried this out with Splashtop, the backspace key and all control keys ...
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Configure and personalise external keyboard buttons on Mac?

Ok, in fact what I am trying to customise and personalise are mouse buttons. As seen from my previous question here, I use SteerMouse to successfully configure the buttons on my Logitech M545 mouse. ...
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How to hide non-openable in the finder while using an application to browse/open

For example, in the following picture. I am using TeXstudio to open a .tex file. After pressing Cmd-O, the files with extensions that are not in the extension drop-down menu ("TeX files (*.tex, *.bib, ...
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Send message on iPhone 4S using PC Bluetooth keyboard?

I have successfully paired a Bluetooth keyboard with my iPhone 4S, and it works great for composing messages. However, I can't find a way to send a message from the Messages app using just the ...
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Shorcut to pan in Preview?

Is there a shortcut (or the ability to assign one) to pan in Preview app? It is quite troublesome to keep moving the mouse to and fro the scrollbars when we want to scroll.
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How can I switch between textmate and terminal quickly?

Is it possible to have a short cut so I can jump between Textmate and terminal quickly? I know I can do it via cmd+tab but I still have to find it from the menu bar.
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How might text be selected while typing the login password on my Mac?

When I wake up my Mac I am presented with the login screen. I begin typing my password in the empty password text box. After typing the first few characters, the password text becomes highlighted ...
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Disable fn-keys for bluetooth keyboard

I know that there's a setting to change this behaviour, but it doesn't work for my EasyAcc bluetooth keyboard. If this behaviour is known, does it apply to all not-built-in keyboards or all bluetooth ...
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Manually set iTunes play/pause button

I'm using an old Apple USB keyboard(it came with the iMac G5) with my Mac. I'd like to bind F16 to play/pause iTunes, like F8 key on the MacBooks. Right now the key does nothing. I'm OK with 3rd ...
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Does Apple make a keyboard with a wide “return” key, and modifier keys with their symbols printed on them?

I happened to notice in a picture that the Apple "German" keyboard had the modifier keys labeled with their symbols, e.g., the option key is labeled as "⌥". (It's confusing as heck that the Apple's ...
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Switching between applications in OS X

It is very easy to switch applications in OS X using ⌘-tab. But what if an application is hidden? Let me describe some problems I am facing and what I want to accomplish. ⌘-tab switches between all ...
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MacBook Pro: Some keys not working (correctly) anymore

On my brother's MacBook Pro, suddenly the Enter, right shift, and right alt keys do not work properly anymore. It works with an external keyboard, though. PRAM/SMC reset did not help. Strangely, at ...
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How can I force my keyboard backlight to turn on?

I have a MacBook Pro. When it senses the ambient light is low, the backlit keyboard turns on, and there are keys that let me control its brightness. But when enough light reaches the ambient light ...
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Problem using F12 to get specific info on the screen

I hope I will be able to properly give my question as I am not a native English speaker and I might be running into difficulty. But I am posting an image to make my problem straight forward. I’m new ...
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Copy + pasting arabic text on English Mac

I'm having a hard time pasting a piece of arabic text into a web form. I have a rMBP 2013 bought from the US and a translator sent me some block of text to enter into a webform. The problem is that ...
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Are there any Terminal commands that would be interesting for a young child?

I am beginning to teach my 4-year-old daughter that she can do more on a computer than watch cartoons on Netflix. I want her to know that she can type things on the keyboard and make the computer do ...
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How to prevent PressAndHold from loading?

I have already disabled PressAndHold through terminal, but I see that it still appears as a process on Activity Monitor. It is taking 2.9 MB for me, but I want it to stop and not to begin at all. When ...
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How can I speed up Mouse Keys?

I have been exploring the OS X accessibility option to control the mouse from your keyboard (as described here) and I am curious if there is a way to make it go faster.
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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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Change main keyboard layout in OS X

I have two active keyboard layouts - US english and russian. I have russian as my primary system language and the option "allow different input language for different documents" is active. But when I ...
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How do you position your hand to use the command key? What finger do you use?

Sorry in advance about what seems like a trivial question. However, I've recently switched from PC to Mac, and while I'm really happy about the switch, this is one of the few issues I'm struggling ...
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XCode Keybindings not working with Dvorak

I type Programmer's Dvorak. I just started using XCode, and I decided to try to change the keybindings to be more Emacs-like. So, I set the keybinding to "Move Left" to ^B, pressed ^B, and...nothing ...