A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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Use option-arrows with Unicode Hex Input

I recently switched to the Unicode Hex Input to make typing technical symbols easier. It seems, though, that the way it uses the option key to detect unicode input overrules the ⌥+arrow method of ...
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Can I lock my screen with a keyboard shortcut? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a quick way to lock my Mac? I'm running OS X 10.7.3 Currently I've found what looks like 2 possible solutions: Hot corner(s) setup in the "Desktop & ...
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How to fix problems with different keyboard layouts in iChat screen sharing?

My Mac has a QWERTY keyboard. When someone with a Mac with an AZERTY keyboard shared their screen with me in iChat, I had to pretend I was typing on an AZERTY keyboard to make any text I was typing ...
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⌘+L shortcut not working in Chrome

Quite frequently I experience cases, where the ⌘+L shortcut will not work in Chrome. This shortcut does the same in Safari, Chrome and Firefox. It jumps to the URL bar of the browser. How can I ...
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OS X right click/context menu via keyboard

Is it possible to access the right click/context menu of the currently selected item (not the item under the mouse) by way of using a keyboard shortcut? If not, is there any way to achieve this, ...
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How can I configure my keyboard to be backlit at the login screen?

I recently had to reinstall Lion. Now, when I boot the keyboard is not backlit when at the login screen. It used to be backlit when at the login screen. I'm using a Macbook Air 11" July 2011 ...
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Why doesn't my MacBook recognize my USB keyboard when it wakes from sleep?

I have 13-inch, early 2008 MacBook running OS X 10.7.3, and recently, the trackpad started developing some problems, so I attached an external keyboard and mouse. It works great, except that when ...
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Shortcut to move windows between Mission Control spaces?

I can switch to another desktop by pressing CTRL-RIGHT or CTRL-LEFT. Can I also somehow take the active window with me to the new active desktop (similar to Ubuntu/Unity)?
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How to make this kind of global hotkey? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Create global shortcut to run command line applications I want to assign a command to a certain key. This command will fire no matter what window is active. It will do ...
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Is there a hot key to refresh a browser that is in the background?

I want to have a key combo to refresh active window in Google Chrome, which normally would be Cmd + R. Keep in mind that (a) I am using two screens, (b) Google Chrome is not presently active window. ...
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What different non-bluetooth keyboards exist for the iPad 2?

I am in the navy, and am restricted in the use of RF emissions such as WiFi and Bluetooth. Is there a keyboard I can use with my iPad 2 that will plug into the 30-pin connector?
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How do I open multiple links in new tabs in Google Chrome?

I am using Google Chrome as my default browser on Lion. What I want to achieve is, when I select handful of links from one web-page, I should have shortcut to open all those links in new tabs. How ...
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How can you customize the keyboard layout / shortcuts?

I've recently migrated from Ubuntu to Mac, but one of the features that I'm lacking most is the keyboard layout for alternative languages. I don't like to switch keyboard layouts all the time, yet at ...
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How can you edit the Accent Menu?

The English language doesn't really include any accented words but other languages do. Yet I like to write using accents and diacritics, as needed in each language (Romanian, French, German, etc.). ...
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How to assign to the “home” key the action “Go to the start of line” Globally

Is there a way in which I can replicate the Windows way of going to the start of line by using home and not ⌘ + ← ? I did it in Eclipse, but I'd rather do it globally. I'm using Snow ...
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How to change Text-related keyboard shortcuts

I've recently got a mac for some software development (I am been doing windows dev for 15 years) but I keep stumbling on the keyboard shortcuts. I've been using DoubleCommand to switch ctrl and ...
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Is there a shortcut for setting labels in Finder?

How can I set a label on a folder with a keyboard shortcut from the finder?
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How can I tell exactly what keys are being pressed on the Mac?

At the moment I'm trying to remote control my machine and command and ctrl do not seem to be working properly. Is there some type of 'keyboard sniffer' functionality so I can see exactly what is and ...
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Two custom keyboard layouts, both ALMOST working in different ways

I have been using the Programmer Dvorak keyboard layout for a while, but ran into problems after a poorly-executed tweak of mine which lead to me re-installing version. However, the latest package ...
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Can you power on a MacBook with a wireless keyboard?

Is it possible to power on a MacBook using a wireless keyboard? If that sounds strange, I'm asking because I use a Bose radio as the sound system and the radio fits nicely on top of the laptop.
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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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Is there a way to spellcheck the word under the cursor with a keyboard shortcut?

Basically, is there any way to trigger the native OS X spellcheck context menu using a keyboard shortcut. I know the command keys ⌘+: activates spellcheck, but what I'm trying to do is get the result ...
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Is it possible to switch to a specific keyboard layout via `defaults`, *.plist or similar?

I have figured out a workable shell script using osascript (AppleScript) to automatically switch to US keyboard layout when MacVim activates (triggered by Keyboard Maestro), and Swedish layout when it ...
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Removing right-command as “show desktop”

I just got my Mac several months ago, and set my right-command as show desktop shortcut. Now, I want to remove it, but I totally forget how to remove this silly thing. I have checked several places as ...
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How do you type a true minus sign (not a hyphen) on a Mac?

I'm looking for one of those ⌥+? shortcuts to type a minus sign (−) from the keyboard, without touching the mouse. I'm looking for the minus sign (−). It should have the same width as a plus ...
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Navigate folder structure in Open/Save File Dialog with keyboard?

After hitting ⌘-O, how can I navigate my folders and select a file to open using only my keyboard? In particular, how can I get the focus into the folder list? (From there I can use arrows or start ...
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How can I make a keyboard configuration become default when I hook it up?

At work, I have a MacBook Pro and a RHEL workstation that share a HP keyboard and mouse via a KVM switch. I do most of my work on the Mac so I prefer to change the modifier keys so they command and ...
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Terminal shortcut keys

I've recently immigrated from Ubuntu to Mac OSX Snow Leopard. I use the terminal (iterm2) extensively, and I am a great fan of shortcut keys. The standard shortcut keys (which work in any GUI ...
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Right shift key on Lion suddenly doing very strange things

I am running OS X Lion 10.7.2 and have a bluetooth keyboard, magic mouse, and magic trackpad. Over the weekend the behaviour of the right shift key changed in such a way that if I use it to ...
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Are there third-party keyboards that have the Apple layout?

Apple keyboards are different than PC keyboard because the Command ⌘ and Option/Alt ⌥ keys are switched. This causes a workflow disruption for me, because I use keyboard shortcuts for everything. I ...
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Comparing MacBook keyboards

Might sound like a subjective question, but it doesn't have to be: How does the keyboard keypress-action (the feel of the keyboard) differ between all model-years of MacBooks (the entire line ...
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Select windows in tmux using the numeric keypad

I'd like to use the numeric keypad to select windows in tmux. Anybody do this?
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What's the Mac equivalent for CTR+ALT+Backspace on Linux?

I need to regularly shutdown brutally my Mac, due to program misbehavior (Starcraft 2 and EVE Online), which take control of the graphics and never surrender it back. While I admire the tenacity of ...
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Is there a shortcut which invokes the “Login Window…” fast user switching command?

Firstly, let me say that there's two questions on Think Different that claim to answer this question but do not: Does the MacBook Air have a Fast User Switching (Login Window) shortcut key? The ...
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Can I enable more key combinations for keyboard shortcuts?

I'm wondering if there's any way to enable more key combinations to be used for various actions than those we can use through the standing keyboard shortcuts preference page. For instance using left ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to clear the search box in Lion's Mail?

I am running 10.7.2 and would like to be able to clear the search box in Mail with a shortcut. How do I do this?
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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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How can I make the enter key on my extended keyboard act as return only?

For some reason sometimes the numeric enter key acts as return and sometimes it doesn't. (I'm talking of the last key on the keyboard, the one with the "k" symbol tilted towards left.) I'd like to be ...
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Is there a way to assign global hot keys to go to the next/previous album in iTunes?

What is the easiest way to add ability to go to next and previous album (not track) using media keys with modifier key (like ⌥+F7/F8 or any of ⇧, ctrl, ⌥, ⌘ or fn)? Is it possible without using ...
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Are there any keyboard shortcuts to switch between tabs in terminal?

Are there any keyboard shortcuts to switch between tabs in terminal?
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Is it possible to display the current state of modifier keys?

I have a keyboard which is a little flaky, and occasionally one of the modifier keys becomes stuck. Realizing I’ve entered this state often takes a while. Is it possible to display — e.g., in the menu ...
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Keyboard Shortcut to Fill Right in Numbers?

In Numbers, is there an equivalent keyboard shortcut to Excel's "Fill Right" Ctrl + R and "Fill Down" Ctrl + D?
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How can I press escape on a Bluetooth keyboard with my iPhone?

I sometimes use a BlueTooth keyboard with my iPhone, which is lovely for writing emails, but I run into difficulties when using terminal on the iPhone - I like to edit files with vi(m), which requires ...
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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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Is there a way I can set the Tab key as (part of) an application keyboard shortcut in System Preferences > Keyboard shortcuts?

Basically, I would like ⇥ and ⇧+⇥ to "Shift Right" and "Shift Right" (Menu items to indent or unindent selection) in TextMate. However, I can't set them using the System Preferences GUI, as pressing ...
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How can I disable Safe Boot or the Shift Key?

After a spill on the keyboard of my unibody MBP 17", the ⇧ key reports as always on. Under Windows (BootCamp) and Linux (LiveDVD) I can easily get around the problem by using an external ...
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How does one type an “É” (capital e acute) in the French keyboard layout in Mac OS X?

I've searched the web for a method to type an "É" character with a french keyboard layout in firefox. It appears I'm supposed to type ⌥+E, and then ⇧+E to achieve this, but as soon as I ...
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Half of keyboard backlight dim after soda mishap

I somehow managed yesterday to spill some soda over part of my 2010 MacBook Pro's keyboard - it stayed mostly in the keyboard area, touching the F8-F12 and 8 through equals keys. I shut down the Mac, ...
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iMac keyboard stops working [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Wireless Keyboard disconnects The wireless Apple keyboard that came with my iMac has a tendency to suddenly disconnect from my iMac without no sensible reason (its not ...
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Using two keyboards, different layouts

I use two keyboards on the mac, the default mac keyboard and a windows default (Microsoft wireless desktop). I use the microsoft keyboard one for the left hand, and the mac keyboard for the right ...