A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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Can I buy an iPhone 4 in another country?

I want to know if I buy a iPhone 4 in another country if I take it home to Denmark where I live, can I then reinstall it so it uses the Danish keyboard and the iPhone is on Danish?
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Replace dead keys of default US keyboard layout on Lion?

I've been trying to create a new keyboard layout using Ukelele on Lion. I want to replace some dead keys combination like option+e to option+'. Ukelele seems to be the right tool for it. Problem is, ...
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How can I simulate the insert key on a MacBook Pro?

I find really annoying to use Midnight Commander under OS X when using the non-extended keyboard (laptop). I found no way of simulating an INSERT key press (select file) and I would like to find a ...
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Mouse/Keyboard won't connect after being powered off

my iMac has recently developed an odd issue: If the mouse, or keyboard, is powered off (power button, or because I pull the batteries), and then powered on again, the device will not connect to the ...
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How to override the play/pause function of the button in earphone remote control?

I enjoy using Keyboard Maestro to set custom keys to take control of apps, I can apply more functions to the play/pause button in the earphone remote, but by default it is set to control iTunes. ...
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Auto change keyboard layout based on application focus

I basically use US keyboard for programming and Spanish for everything else, and I´m always switching keyboard layout when I change from browser to VIM or console. In Linux (gnome), keyboard layout ...
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Can't remove U.S. from the languages and input methods menu

I wonder if I can remove the U.S. language of the languages list. Because I use a shortcut to cycle through input methods, and don't want to land on U.S. as ArgenPinYin is already a modified U.S. ...
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Keyboard Key Mapping

I run a MacBook Pro 15", Wireless Bluetooth Apple Keyboard and Magic Mouse. Everything for the last year has been working great. Just recently I FINALLY had to change my batteries in my keyboard. ...
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How to turn off the iOS-style character picker menu

When I hold a key in Lion, I get this iOS-style character picker instead of a repeated character, as in previous versions of the OS: I really dislike this (I rarely use those symbols as I only ...
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iOS5 - Does the ActiveSync Pin code lock prevent the new camera shortcut?

I've had an iPhone of various vintages for 3 years connected to MS Exchange activesync for work email. Part of the deal with this that you need to enter a four digit PIN before you unlock. I was ...
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any way to remap keys for only one app?

I've seen the system wide tools (that all seem to just manipulate the default key bindings) that allow you to swap keys around, but has anyone found a way to swap keys for just one application? (no, ...
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I need a delete button

I also have an azerty keyboard, but am used to the qwerty and I want to know how I can modify the keyboard to have a "delete" function. Deleting using the backspace is laborious and I miss being able ...
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How to map the F11 and F12 keys to Volume Up/Volume Down [duplicate]

I have chosen to use the F1-F12 keys with their original -PC- behavior, because I want F5 to refresh the page in Firefox! (and not control the backlight of the keyboard) Now I would like to "remap" ...
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How can I assign hotkeys for pasting from the clipboard?

I am looking for a way to have some text "permanently" copied to the clipboard and assigned to a hotkey? Any software suggestions?
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How do I disable the “fn + F8” shortcut?

As I need to use the fn + F8 shortcut within my virtual machine, I'd like to disable it in my host. How do I go about disabling this particular shortcut, so that it can be used within my VM?
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Is it possible to order a replacement key?

The large   0   on my Apple keyboard (came with my 2008 Mac Mini) has fallen out, and upon my attempt to put it back in, a small but extremely vital plastic piece snapped off. Can ...
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Line select for modification [closed]

I have used Microsoft Windows for 15+ years and am a highly keyboard-centric user. My wife uses both iMac and MacBook Pro, which means a full keyboard and a MacBook keyboard. Occasionally, I use her ...
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What are some good methods of recovering key function after a spillage?

So a friend just gave me his Macbook Air 1,1 on which he spilt some water. He wiped it away immediately, turned it off and upside down but alas the "l" key is no longer functional. However all the ...
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Displaying minimised windows

When I minimize safari, finder or Firefox windows, they move down to the dock. When I use Command + Tab , to move back to them, the minimized windows don't appear, just the top menu bar is changed. I ...
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Resize and position windows using keyboard shortcuts [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What Window Management Options exist for OS X? I want to be able to resize and move a window without using a mouse. Recently I found shiftit, which is 80% what I need. ...
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How to disable the next song key?

I'd like to disable the next/previous song keys, because I rarely need them but often press by accident when pausing/playing. Keyboard shortcuts doesn't seem to provide a solution, and neither does ...
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How do I make a certain keyboard command system wide?

I'm using WireTap to record some documentary while I need to frequently make cue mark command (Command-Shift-T). And the way I do is first use Command-Tab to switch to Wire Tap and hit ...
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MBP Keys 'stick' when it gets hot

Short Question Why do the keys 'stiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiick' when my MBP gets hot? More importantly, how can I fix it? Background It is not any one key that sticks, I have had darn near ...
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How do I map a key on the A1048 109-key Keyboard to provide an “FN” button?

I have an Apple A1048 109-key keyboard that I really like, except it does not have an FN button, which is a bit annoying. Is there any way to remap one of the keys (I'm thinking the 'help' key) to ...
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Keyboard shortcut to unhide or unminimize a window in OS X

I am asking this question because I feel it belongs on apple, not superuser. Also the perfect answer is not checked off there. You hide a window using ⌘ + M. However even ⌘ + ⇥ to that window does ...
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How to go through all the windows of application even the minimized ones?

If I have three windows open in Safari and minimize one of them, then I try to switch between windows by pressing Control+' it only switches to windows that re not minimized. How do I include that ...
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Record / playback keystrokes

There are 3rd party apps but I'm not interested in those. I'm a web developer and during testing I find myself entering login credentials over and over again. If I could quickly "play" these ...
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Is there a way to force US keyboard layout in Safari address bar?

I keep typing in Russian keyboard layout into Safari address bar by accident. This drives me mad because I usually end up loading domain-for-sale pages. Is there an extension or program to switch ...
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equivalent of windows+L in osx snow leopard [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a quick way to lock my Mac? whenever i used to leave my system i just press WINDOWS+L in my windows system. Now i have macbook pro with snow leopard OS and i am ...
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Assign monospaced font family to selected text with keyboard shortcut in mac os x

I write a lot of technical emails, and like to use a monospaced font for the code bits. Highlight text, hit apple-T, choose my font from the list of favorites, then close the font window. Is there a ...
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Lion: Change Keyboard shortcut CMD + ALT + Left/Right Arrow for spaces OR Firefox's next/previous tab

I'm using Firefox, where CMD + ALT + ← / → Arrow changes to the next / previous tab. This is an important feature to me. Since Lion, this shortcut changes the active space to the next and ...
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What are the control keys available when working in a text field?

I know that ctrl-e will move to me to the end of a line, and ctrl-a to the start. I also know that ctrl-n will move down a line. What other ctrl-key combinations are there? Is it possible to move ...
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Figure out which command is bound to a keyboard shortcut in TextMate

I have a shortcut key conflict between TextMate and LaunchBar. I use ⌘+⌥+\ to call up LaunchBar's clipboard history. And it works great everywhere except in TextMate, which has this combination bound ...
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How often is Shift, Control, Alt or Command combined with the secondary click?

One option I have for activating expose is to combined Shift, Control, Alt or Command with a secondary click. I am wondering if any of these combinations are likely to interfere with any useful ...
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Permanently swapping option and command keys on a non-Apple keyboard

Whenever I plug my Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard into my MacBook Pro, I have to swap the Command and Option modifier keys. How can I prevent these keys from reverting to their default settings ...
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How do I enable fine volume control via a keyboard shortcut in Lion? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is fine volume adjustment possible in OS X Lion? Is there a way to re-enable the fine volume control using shift + option + volume It has been removed in Lion, but I ...
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Is there a shortcut to add/remove spaces?

With Snow Leopard one chose the number of Spaces before hand (in preferences); in Lion one must create spaces one by one. Are there shortcuts to create & remove Spaces/Desktops?
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In Lion, if I keep pressing a key, why doesn't it repeat?

I don't know if there are any settings to toggle, but I figured out that if I keep pressing a button on my keyboard it doesn't repeat it and displays only one character! Can this be fixed to go back ...
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Remapping keyboard shortcuts in Chrome and Firefox

I recently switched from Windows to Mac. One of the things that's really ingrained in my muscle memory is hitting Alt+D in a browser to go to the address bar. On Mac browsers, ⌘+D creates a ...
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Keyboard recommendation [closed]

Has anybody found a good ergo keyboard for a Mac? I've been using an MS Natural KB 4000 for quite a while but I need to retire it and thought I'd look around for something that would work a little ...
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Key Remapping on Logitech K750 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Permanently swapping option and command keys on a non-Apple keyboard I have a Logitec K750 and it has the left Alt key closer to the space bar than the Windows Key (to ...
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Dvorak keyboard layout with international character support?

I'm running Mac OS X 10.6.3, and find myself switching between the Dvorak and U.S. Extended keyboard layout. Ideally I'd want a Dvorak layout with the international character support of the latter ...
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How do I send C-/ (that is, control-slash) to the terminal?

I'm trying to run Emacs in a terminal. I've turned on the "use option as meta" in terminal preferences and so it's about 95% working right. The key sequence ctrl-/ (or in Emacs notation C-/) is ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut for inserting MathType equations in Pages?

I have more and more thoughts about taking my class notes on my computer, and Pages '09 would seem like a good candidate for that task. However, being that I have a lot of technical classes, I find ...
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key combo to toggle showing hidden items

Is there a key combination I can use to show/hide hidden items in Finder?
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Command-Control-Arrow beeps (plays alert sound) in Lion

I've noticed since upgrading to Lion that if I press Command-Control-Left/Right (and sometimes Down as well; see below), my computer beeps at me (plays alert sound). It doesn't occur in all ...
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Angle Bracket Characters in Apple TV2 On Screen Keyboard

I've speen a while trying to figure this out to no avail. On 4.3.1 Apple TV2's Onscreen Keyboard, I can't find some characters, in particular angle brackets (< and >). I know some characters can ...
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Select All shortcut key Command+A no longer works

This morning, I found out that the Command+A shortcut key for selecting all failed to work. I have gone into the keyboard shortcuts preference and did not find anything useful. Is there any suggestion ...
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Is there an equivalent to ⌘ + D in the new save dialogs?

In Snow Leopard and prior, when clsoing a window with unsaved changes, the system would suggest to either save, cancel or discard the changes from keyboard shortcuts. You could: save return cancel ...
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How can I configure the keyboard layout for the FileVault 2 unlock screen?

I installed Mac OS X Lion and enabled FileVault to have a full disk encryption of my system disk. I bought my Mac with a French keyboard (since I'm French and used to this layout) but my Mac is ...