A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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Keyboard layout editor that works on Lion

So far I've been using Ukulele for editing my keyboard layout (I assigned some shortcuts to Alt+key and changed a few others). Unfortunately, after upgrading to Lion, it's broken. The point is, Lion ...
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How can I set up Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection for Mac to work with the Portuguese keyboard layout?

Can you help me to configure the Apple keyboard in Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection for Mac so it works correctly with the Portuguese keyboard layout when connecting to a Windows 7 computer? I want ...
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How to change keyboard layout of macbook pro during first run registration?

I'm running the registration after turning on my new macbook pro for the first time. I've chosen my national keyboard layout and now I can't write @ or + signs. I don't know how to change keyboard ...
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Send hotkey combinations to remote Mac?

I'm working on another Mac remotely, via the Screen Sharing app. Is there a way for me to send my swipe gestures and "hotkey" keystrokes to the remote machine? It's kinda annoying to have to keep ...
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Can I cmd-F and click a highlighted link in Safari (or something similar) without a mouse?

I'm trying to make my Mac as mouseless and possible. My three last big hurdles: Moving the current window to a different space in Spaces. (I'm still on OS 10.6, until 10.8 comes out.) A more ...
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What is the keyboard combination for the ⌘ symbol?

There are many handy shortcuts for exotic characters in Mac such as Option + 7 for ¶ and Option + G for ©. Is there one to yield the command key ('⌘') sign?
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AltGr keyboard shortcuts on MacOS?

Is there any way to enable Windows-style AltGr symbol shortcuts on Mac OS? I.e., AltGr+V should be mapped to "@", AltGr+F to "[" etc. AltGr being, in this case, the right Option/Alt key. I am using a ...
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Swapping Modifier Keys on a PS/2 Keyboard

I've been using an IBM SpaceSaver II very successfully with my Mac Pro through one of those cheap PS2 > USB converters for about the last six or seven years. Recently, possibly after upgrading to Snow ...
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Is there a remote desktop or vnc app for the IPad that properly handles Bluetooth keyboard shortcuts?

I've tried 4 or 5 remote desktop apps, the most notable being Jump Desktop and Splashtop Streamer. Most of these remote desktop apps have some sort of on-screen keyboard for typing with the IPad, ...
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Why isn't KeyRemap4MacBook's “PageUp/PageDown to Left/Right (only in iPhoto)” setting working?

I have "PageUp/PageDown to Left/Right (only in iPhoto)" checked in KeyRemap4MacBook (version 7.5.0): And I've confirmed that my (non-Kensington) wireless USB gadget shows a PageDown and PageUp in ...
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Recomendations for where to assign the hash (#) key [closed]

I've just bought my first Mac (long-time PC user) and am attempting to solve the problem of the missing easy-access has (#) key. (I know it's there - either Alt +3 or Shift + 3 - but I want to access ...
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Xcode Keyboard Shortcuts Conflicted

Xcode has a preferences window that allows you to set keyboard shortcuts but many of my shortcuts are conflicted. I've looked through all of system preferences for anything using these key ...
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Dvorak on iPad?

Is there any way to enable Dvorak on iPad for apps like Pages or Notes?
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How to disable visual display of modifier keys?

Somehow I have gotten my Mac Mini into a state where every time I press a modifier key - shift, option, command or control - it shows an image of the symbol of the modifier key around the upper right ...
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How can I activate the 'say' command from the keyboard?

I love the 'say' command in OS X. It's quite possibly the most fun little part of the Mac that I've seen in a while. However, having to go to Terminal every time I want to use it is a bit of a drag. ...
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How do I create a menu shortcut which involves the delete key?

In Addressbook I want to create a keyboard shortcut for the Menu entry Delete Group using the key combination option-command-delete. So I went to System Preferences --> Keyboard --> Keyboard ...
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Can I turn off the screen with a keyboard shortcut?

One of the first customizations I make in Windows is to install WinBubble, an awesome piece of software that lets me add an option the the right-click menu of the desktop: 'Turn Off Monitor.' It's ...
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Tile scenes side by side in Windows 7 as virtual machine

I am using Windows 7 as virtual machine under Mac OS... The keyboard shortcuts of Windows become difficult because of the Mac keyboard... For instance, I am used to tiling scenes in Windows by ...
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How do I completely disable automatic keyboard backlighting on Macbook Pro with OSX Lion?

I have the system pref "Automatically illuminate the keyboard in low light" disabled. However, when I wake the computer from sleep and the login prompt appears, the keyboard backlight turns on. ...
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Is it possible to hook up macbook build in keyboard to Ubuntu PC?

I need to work on both: Mac Pro and Ubuntu PC. I would like to use one keyboard. It is more less simple to do with external Mac keyboard, but how to do it with build-in one? External is not ...
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What is the ⌥ key?

Is this key the same as shift? If so, why don't people just call it shift? I spent a long time looking around for what this key means. Google returned no results. My MacBook Air keyboard does not ...
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Using a Ukelele-created keyboard doesn't work in Chrome

I tired to do the following: Select the original US Keyboard layout as my current keyboard. Launched Ukelele Chose New > From current input source Swapped a single key Saved the file in my keyboard ...
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Do the current Apple USB Keyboards support charging the iPad?

As the new owner of an iPad, it was disappointing, but not surprising, to see a "not charging" in the upper right hand corner of my iPad when I connected it via USB to my Apple Keyboard from 2007. ...
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OS X equivalent of Windows keyboard commands to access in-application menus?

In Windows, I often use the keyboard commands to navigate through the menus in a program. For example, in Photoshop, I can do Alt+F, then D to quickly Save for Web & Devices. Or Alt+V, then D to ...
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Accessing certain diacritical vowel characters in the Spanish layout in Mac OS X

I need the following Portuguese characters: ã, õ. I write in Spanish/Portuguese all the time, but I am used to the Spanish keyboard layout. I can do anything but write the mentioned characters. I do ...
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Vim mappings / plugin for Xcode

I'm a developer who mostly does web stuff in Ruby and C#, and I'd like to start tinkering with iOS and Mac development. Over the last few month I've been trying to get fluent in one set of key ...
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Customising Lion’s accented letters [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Add characters to the press and hold character picker in OS X Lion I’m slightly disappointed by Lion’s iOS inspired feature to show a selection of accented characters on ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut for sleeping a display? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to put the display to sleep without putting the whole computer to sleep? What is the keyboard command to sleep (or turn off) a display, but not actually ...
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How to switch input languages with different key combination?

I don't like to switch languages with ⌘ + space. Is there any way I can use more common keyboard combinations: Control + Shift or Control + Opion or Caps Lock I'd preferred the simplest solution ...
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What does the new command on the f4-key do?

I used to have a dashboard icon, which opened the dashboard when clicked on my keyboard. But now there is another image, which does nothing when clicked. What is it supposed to do? How to I fix it? ...
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Tile 2 windows side by side by keyboard shortcuts

I am using Mac OS X Lion 10.7.2, often I like to display 2 windows side by side, does anyone know if there is any application which makes it possible to tile windows by simple keyboard shortcuts?
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to move the position of the Dock?

Can I move the Dock using a keyboard shortcut? If there is no default keyboard shortcut, is it possible to set this up using a program?
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buggy mission control shortcuts

I am having an issue where somehow lion decided that the F1 shortcut should be mapped to opening mission control on my 2011 mbp. This is a problem because I had F1 mapped to desktop 4 (don't ask) ...
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How to clean off keyboard marks on screen?

On the screen on my MacBook Air, there are some little square marks from the keyboard. Are they permanent, or can I clean them off? How can I prevent this from happening in the first place?
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Long time ago I bound my right shift key to F3, how can I undo that?

Basically, my shift key is being random. A long time ago, I set it to act like F3 (whatever that's called), and undid it. Now it's doing it again. How can I change it back to just shift? I can't seem ...
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Lost keyboard shortcut for beginning-of-line/end-of-line

After purchasing a new computer (Mac Mini w/Lion) and migrating my settings from old one (Macbook Pro w/Snow Leopard), the system shortcuts for beginning-of-line and end-of-line text navigation ...
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Monitor Words Per Minute on the background?

I'm looking for an application that can run on the background and would monitor my average words per minute as I go about my day. At the end of the day (or week) I want to see a recap of my ...
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How can I disable the caps lock key?

Is there any way to completely disable the caps lock key without using any third-party apps? (Virtually, of course—I don't plan on jamming something under the key.)
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Is there a keyboard shortcut in Mail.app for moving the active email to the top of the inbox?

I'm trying out Mail.app on Lion (10.7.3) for the first time and, nice as it is, I'm frustrated that I have to use the mouse to jump to the top of my inbox after using the search function. To give you ...
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Accept auto-correct suggestion with one keystroke

Sometimes, there's an auto-correct suggestion I want to accept, but I don't want to type a period or space followed by a delete. Nor do I want to hit down arrow, return. (That's incredibly lazy of me, ...
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Cut functionality shortcut for folders and files

I'm accustomed to ctrl+x, ctrl+v combination to move files and folders using only the keyboard. Can I get the same functionality on OS X Lion?
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Same shortcuts across input sources

OS X by default supports emacs key bindings, for example Ctrl+A to go to the beginning of the line, My problem is when I switch to a different language these Ctrl key bindings stop working. Is it ...
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Keyboard shortcuts for dynamic menu items (Keynote)

I often find myself creating Keynote presentations with lots of extra slides. I then go through and skip a bunch for a particular class. To make this slide choice easier, I added a keyboard shortcut ...
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Mac Keyboard Doesn't Recognize iPhone via USB

I have a new Mac Keyboard and I've successfully connected my mouse to it, however when I connect my iPhone nothing happens. The iPhone doesn't go into a charge state and my MBP doesn't detect the ...
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How do I copy text from another application without switching to it?

I know that I can highlight text from another window without changing the focus to that application by holding down Command and selecting the text. Once I have the text selected, what are my options ...
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Shift+End Combo on OS X Lion

How can I change the settings for OS X Lion so that the combination of Shift+End results in the selection of text from the current cursor position to the end of the current line? Specifically, I ...
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Change to an different keyboard layout when entering passwords

I've just bought the Ipad 2, all my existing passwords that I need to use (mails web services etc) are in Arabic characters. I have added the Arabic Keyboard and am able to use it in normal text ...
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How can I easily select the word my cursor is currently inside?

I'm looking to be able to select the current word my text cursor is inside on OSX (10.7.3). For people who have used vim before, I want to be able to do a similar thing to the 'ci_' command, where ...
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Why does the keypad show strange entries on my iPhone? [closed]

Why does the top of the keypad show an exorbitant amount of numbers when I press the paste button? At the bottom are all the websites I visit. I can get rid of them. I have cleared everything and ...
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tab to select drop-down input box

In any web browser in Mac OS X, how can I choose a drop-down form input box using the tab key? When I need to input many forms including a drop-down box, I preferred to use tab key and shift+tab to ...