A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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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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Keyboard shortcut for switching between open windows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best app to switch between all open windows (alternatives to Witch) On Windows and Linux one can switch between open windows by pressing Alt+Tab. On the Mac pressing ...
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How can I replicate Windows End/Home key?

How can I replicate Windows Home/End keys to use to jump to the end of a line or use Shift to highlight to the end or start of a line
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Can I create a shortcut to open a specific application on OS X?

I want to create a keyboard shortcut to i.e. open Firefox while I am working in another application. I know I can use ⌘ CMD+T when I am in Firefox to open a new tab. I haven't found a way to create ...
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When ever I press right shift it show Desktop, but in the setting 'Show Desktop' is set to Control Down

And when I assign other command to left shift it display error, and when I press the sign it redirect me to the keyboard shortcut, which does not display any conflict... I just want to use my right ...
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How to fix not working ⌘ ⎋ shortcut in Lion 10.7

I have a new MacBook Pro 15" early 2011 and use Lion. For "Launchpad" I can't use the Shortcut F1. For "Move focus to menu bar" I can't use the Shortcut Cmd+Esc (⌘+⎋). Simply said, there are ...
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Why my application icons wiggle when I press ALT key in Launchpad?

I tried Launchpad first time today and went through the common modifier keys & their combinations to see if some hidden options appear. When I pressed ⌥ ALT all the apps started wiggling. What ...
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Change keyboard shortcut for {} and [] in German keyboard layout

I'm new to Mac and using a Macbook Air with Lion and a German keyboard. From my PC I'm used to other keyboard shortcuts for {} and []. Currently it's alt + 8,9 for {} and alt + 5,6 for []. Can I ...
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Is it possible to get the keyboard viewer to show a full keyboard when a bluetooth keyboard is connected?

From time to time I want to simulate having a full keyboard even though my Mac uses the smaller Apple bluetooth keyboard. It is most important for the system events to get the actual key pressed as ...
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Special keyboard keys

I have this applet made in java, which relies on the users keycode input. The case is that I have to press "Insert" for a function, which doesn't exist on the keyboard. Another function requires the ...
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How do you pronounce the clover-like key (⌘)?

How do you pronounce the clover-like key ⌘ ?
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Can I map a function key to a command key combo?

Mission Control has freed up a couple of my function keys, I'd like to try using one of them to activate the application switcher. I've tried the Keyboard Shortcuts preference pane, and Spark.app, but ...
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Can I change some but not all Apple keyboard function keys (dim vs F1, bright vs F2)?

I want to override F1 and F2 behavior, since I have external display and Mac can't control display's brightness. The rest of the keys should retain their non Fx I know about "Use all F1-F12 keys as ...
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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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Keyboard shortcut for show window.(opposite function of Command-H)

If I press Command-H, an activated window disappear. How can I make it appear with shortcuts?
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How do I jump to a topic in vim under Terminal for a French Keyboard

I'm on a French keyboard and I'm unable to jump to a topic in vim: If I go ':help' the instructions say: Jump to a subject: Position the cursor on a tag (e.g. |bars|) and hit CTRL-]. I've ...
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How can I create keyboard shortcuts to move to previous / next full-screen app?

I'm trying to add keyboard shortcut to move to prev/next full-screen app. I'm now @ Keyboard > 'Keyboard shortcuts', there is no options under 'Mission Control'. And I have no idea of what to add in ...
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“Show Help Menu” keyboard shortcut & full screen apps in OS X 10.7

if you press cmd + shift + / focus moves to the search field in the help menu of the current application. This seems to be broken when the frontmost app is in full screen mode in 10.7. Is there a ...
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Keyboard shortcut for Spotlight doesn't work in full screen Google Chrome on Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion)

I've noticed that the Spotlight Search keyboard shortcut (cmd space) doesn't work if I'm running Google Chrome (12.0.742.122) as full screen application in Lion. Is this a Chrome-related bug or is ...
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How can I stop F8 key from bringing up Mission Control?

My problem is fairly simple: Currently both F8 and F9 bring up Mission Control. If I use the System Preferences, it shows that the "Mission Control" keyboard shortcut is F9. If I disable this, then ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to move cursor one word at a time in Terminal?

I love CMD-Ö and CMD-Ä (in German keyboards). Navigating through tabs is intuitive and comfortable. But navigating through a command already typed into the terminals a pain in the ... - especially ...
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Can I assign a keyboard shortcut to bring up the Mac OS X Login Window?

I’d like to assign an “Every Application” keyboard shortcut to bring up the login window, for when I step away from my computer. Is there a way to do this? (Lion-only methods are fine.)
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Is there a shortcut to expand all folders in Finder's list view?

I have my Finder window set up to display in "list" view so that it shows all folders with triangles on the left to click to expand. I have a number of levels of nested folders. Is there any way ...
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How can I reactivate the fn + arrow buttons that changed in Safari 5.1?

Safari 5.1 (Snow Leopard) seems to have disabled the combination of fn + arrow buttons for navigation (page up, page down, top, bottom). I know the same can be achieved with option + top, down and ...
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Can I change the behavior of the Home and End keys on an Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad?

I just bought an "Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad", then I connected it to my Macbook Pro running Lion. But the home and end key under the F14 key doesn't work as I expected. Say in "Pages", the ...
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Where is the F13 button on my MacBook Pro?

I was looking through the System Preferences for Mission Control in OS X Lion (10.7). One of the options had F13 in it but I couldn't find it anywhere. Where is it?
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Keyboard remapping in Lion?

I've used keyremap4macbook for the last few years to turn the right Alt key into a forward delete. Unfortunately, the tool has stopped working in Lion. Does anybody know of a keyboard remapper that ...
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Home and End commands in Lion

After installing Lion, ⌘ + ← doesn't go to the line start and ⌘ + → doesn't go to the line end. Anyone know how to reconfigure this?
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How can I open files in the Coda editor file browser using the keyboard?

I am using coda as my main editor on mac. But I want to use just the keyboard for navigating through file browser. This I was able to quite easily by installing the plugin to switch between editor and ...
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What are the keyboard layouts of a MacBook Pro 15"?

Can someone find me a picture of Macbook Pro US keyboard Layout and one of an English international? I need a detailed image, because I need to know the second key assignments of each key. ...
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full wireless keyboard for iMac [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: full wireless keyboard for iMac Are you aware of any full (with numpad, apple keys, preferably german layout) wireless keyboard that works well with the (latest gen) ...
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Macbook Pro 15" replacement Keyboard / Keys

i am using a macbook pro 15" early 2011 unibody with an german (DE) keyboard. and that sucks really hard. So ive decided to change it, and it should be working because the english international and ...
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How can I force command-line arguments to a program shortcut in the dock?

I have Chrome installed in Applications, and a shortcut to it in the Dock. How can I achieve to force some command-line arguments to each start-up of this app? Let me be clearer, in the Terminal, I ...
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Command+S No Longer Works on a Particular App (Dreamweaver)

For some reasons, I haven't been able to save (Command+S or "File > Save") in Dreamweaver CS starting today. "Save As" works normally; and, if I set a different shortcut combination to save, e.g. ...
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Switching between windows doesn't work in some apps

(using OSX 10.6.4 if that matters) I know about the Cmd-`, but it doesn't work everywhere, namely Chrome and Firefox don't seem to react to it. It works in, for example, Finder and OpenOffice. Any ...
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Change Firefox tab-switching keyboard shortcut

To move to the next tab in most browsers, you use ctrl+⇥. Then, to close it, you have to reach over to ⌘+W. I don't like switching modifier keys like that; I'd prefer to just use ctrl ...
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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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View All Assigned Keyboard Shortcuts

Is there a way (probably an app) that lets you see all global (and possibly local) keyboard shortcuts that have been defined? Something similar to ActiveHotkeys on Windows. I dislike assigning new ...
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Wireless or Wired Apple keyboard for programming?

Why one or the other? I don't use the numpad nor much of the functional keys (delete, insert, etc.). The latency with the wireless worries. What are your experiences?
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Shortcuts for # and $ not working on Turkish keyboard layout

My keyboard layout is "Turkish QWERTY PC" and the problem is that I cannot type the special symbols being typed by using ⌥+3 and ⌥+4 which are "#" and "$". I opened the key viewer and ...
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How do you get Function keys to work on Mac Book Pro running Windows 7 under bootcamp?

The Fn keys don't seem to work on my Macbook Pro when it's runnign windows 7 Under bootcamp. I can't turn the volume up or down or mute the sound etc. I've found articles leading to me to believe ...
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Firefox doesn't respond to a shortcut for window zooming, because it has another “zoom” menu item, how can I avoid this?

Firefox has a problem by which you can't assign it a shortcut to zoom the window. As it has another menu item named "Zoom" which actually has subitems for zoom in, etc. you can't map the shortcut by ...
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What does the Delete key do on the English QWERTY keyboard?

I have a French AZERTY keyboard with a Backspace key (that can be modified with Fn into Delete) and to my surprise I saw on the Apple Store that the English QWERTY keyboard had a Delete key in its ...
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Where is the forward delete button in iPhone’s keyboard?

Where is the left-to-right delete button in iPhone’s keyboard? We have backspace but where is Delete?
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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 there a keyboard shortcut to fully hide all windows, showing only desktop?

Is there a keyboard shortcut to fully hide all windows, showing only desktop? (I know that the trackpad gesture four-fingers-up will sweep them all out of the way, i think it's an expose function. I ...
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Remap “Home” and “End” to beginning and end of line

Most of my computing time is spent in Linux (with occasional time in Windows). On these platforms the Home and End keys universally jump to the beginning or end of the current line. I am gradually ...
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How do I delete a file from my desktop using keyboard

I have tons of file on my desktop. I am using latest macbook pro. After selecting the file using mouse I hit delete and then "command and delete" and none of them work. So finally I hit ctrl + mouse ...
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Can I install mac mini and wireless keyboard/mouse without USB keyboard/mouse?

I want to buy mac mini. But I do not want have USB keyboard/mouse, which will not be used after installing them because I will use wireless keyboard/mouse. Can I install or reinstall mac os and ...
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Are their drivers for the Apple Keyboard in Windows 7 64bit?(Bonus point: Where's Print Screen?)

I am using the official wired Apple Keyboard with my Windows 7 64bit Desktop, is there a source for official drivers anywhere? I'm kinda fine with the default setup, but I'd really like the ability ...