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Mapping home key - supported all apps?

I'm using the following technique to remap the home and end keys to make them work like windows: ~/Library/KeyBindings/DefaultKeyBinding.dict { /* Remap Home / End to be correct :-) */ "\UF729" = ...
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Cmd+plus now opens Widgets instead of zooming

This has just started happening in the last few weeks, and I can't work out how to change it. It used to be that I could use Cmd+= to zoom in in my web browser, and cmd+- to zoom out. But just ...
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Use Cmd as Ctrl key in vim

How can I input commands such as <Ctrl-W> and <Ctrl-]> in vim using Cmd instead of Ctrl? The reason why I want to do it is because it's more comfortable. When I need to switch to a ...
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Order an non-standard keyboard layout on new MacBook

Is it possible to order a new MacBook with a keyboard that's non-standard for a given country? Let's say I want to have a Norwegian keyboard, but I'm living in Australia. Is this possible? And if it ...
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PC keyboard inccorect mapping

I've recently been forced to work on a mac book for work. Since I'm a dev I bring my own keyboard rather than just using the macbook one, I had no problem with plugin my keyboard but the mapping are ...
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How do I hit Scroll Lock on my keyboard in Windows?

Somehow, I appear to have Scroll Lock on, which 99% of the time is irrelevant, with the 1% of the time being in Microsoft Excel. As the keyboard on my MBP (Model 9,2) doesn't acknowledge the ...
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Macbook keyboard backlight doesn't work

The keyboard of my Macbook Pro mid-2010 has stopped illuminating in low light. I checked my System Preferences of my Mountain Lion and there is no "Automatically illuminate keyboard in low light" at ...
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How to disable Magic Trackpad while typing?

Is it possible to get the external Magic Trackpad disabled automatically while I'm typing? I do get a lot of cursor movements/clicks when just touching the trackpad accidentally.
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Are there any global key combinations suitable or specifically reserved on OS X for user assignment?

I'm trying to identify an appropriate global hotkey to set in iTerm2's preferences for showing/hiding it: I'd like to avoid any conflicts with other applications' hotkeys or other future use. Are ...
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Use both Delete and Backspace in Macbook

Delete key in my MacBook Pro works as backspace in other Windows keyboards and Fn + Delete works as 'delete forward' as an ordinary delete key in Windows keyboard. How can I change the keyboard ...
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What is the Mac keyboard key with a symbol ⌅ of an up arrow pointing into a horizontal line?

On a Mac, symbols are often used for keys rather than names. In Adobe Indesign for Mac, the keyboard shortcuts for inserting various break characters are described using what looks like an up arrow / ...
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How can I map the F4 key's default functionality to trigger a key sequence rather than open Launchpad? (Mountain Lion)

I will use the touchpad gesture to open Launchpad. I don't use Launchpad much. I'd like to map the F4-key (which opens Launchpad) to send the Keystroke Command + Ctrl + Shift + 4 so I can use the OSX ...
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Fullforce on iPad 4 uses iPhone keyboard instead of iPad keyboard

I've just install the tweak "FullForce" from the Cydia store on my iPad 4th generation to make Google Maps app full screen capable, but the app uses the iPhone keyboard instead of the iPad keyboard. ...
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troubleshoot applescripted typing missing shift key and numerics in windows xp under parallels 8?

I am using a Windows XP VM with Parallels 8 under Mountain Lion. I have a remote desktop connection from XP that does not allow pasting from the clipboard, but typing works, of course. I have an ...
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Hands free auto repeat. Hidden feature or stuck key?

I have a new MacBook Pro. Twice so far I have pressed a key and removed my hands from the keyboard, yet the key continued to repeat. Once it was the delete key (fn-Delete, the backspace function), ...
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How to remove caps lock delay on Apple MacBook Pro aluminum keyboard

Apple's MacBook Pro has a slight delay on the caps lock key. That is, the caps lock key has to be held down slightly longer than normal to register the key press required to engage the caps ...
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Possible to move the cursor word-by-word with Cmd+left/right instead of Alt+left/right?

I would like to use Cmd+←/→ instead of Alt+←/→ to move the cursor word by word in Mac OSX (A Cocoa thing I guess). Is it possible to change that? And by the same token, I would ...
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Keyboard shortcut for jumping directly to a specific input method

I'm leaning Japanese, and so I have my Mac set up for three different input methods: English, and two different Japanese character sets. I can change between the three input methods using ...
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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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Macbook Air Caps Lock Delay in Windows 8

I have remapped Caps Lock to Backspace in Windows 8 using SharpKeys on my Macbook Air, but there is a noticeable delay that prevents me from quickly pressing the key to backspace. The Delete has no ...
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Is there any keyboard hotkey to undo hiding an application?

I use Command+H to hide applications all the time. Sometimes I really want to undo that action, but pressing Command+H again will just hide the now active application. Pressing Command+Shift+H ...
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How can I switch applications on iPhone or iPad by keyboard like “Windows key + tab” on Windows?

I like typing by keyboard while using iPhone and iPad. But when I switch applications(e.g. between Safari and memo application), I have to the push home putton on the devices'. It is very frustrating. ...
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Can I use Logitech ultrathin wireless keyboard for iPad also with my MacBook?

This is the product, and it links to your iPad with Bluetooth: http://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/ultrathin-keyboard-cover The question is whether one could also use it with other Mac devices such ...
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iMac USB Ports Stopped Working

I have an iMac, and because I program I prefer to use the extended USB keyboard. Just as the batteries to my wireless mouse died, my USB keyboard inexplicably stopped working. I've been using this ...
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Shorcut to show all Finder windows

Wondering if there's a shortcut available to show all open Finder windows? Not sure what to call this behaviour; not 'focus all windows', since that involves a single window, not 'raise all window', ...
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Keyboard shortcuts - make OS X like Windows?

I run Windows 7 at work and OS X at home. 2 sets of muscle memories is a hassle - is there a way to map all 'Apple +' commands into 'Ctrl +'? E.g. turn ⌘ + C into Ctrl + C?
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What does the arrow with 2 lines through it mean?

In Xcode, a lot of the shortcuts use an arrow with 2 lines though it: What is the keystroke corresponding to this?
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Keyboard shortcut to move Window to next Desktop?

I would like a keyboard shortcut to do either of these actions : Move a 'focused' window to another desktop Create a new desktop and move the window to it, then change the view to that desktop ...
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How to enable CTRL+4/5/6?

On Mountain Lion 10.8.2, when I use the Keyboard Viewer, I can see that CTRL-1, CTRL-2, CTRL-3 register correctly when I type them. CTRL-4/5 however, only show the CTRL key being hit and the numbers ...
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How to map Caps Lock as a second Control Key on a Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000?

I've got a Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000, with the latest IntelliType drivers installed. There is an option to swap a Caps Lock and a Control key in the Microsoft Keyboard preferences ...
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Set Keystroke for Service from Terminal

I created some services to be used in Finder. Now I wanted to create some keystrokes to call these services. That would be easy in the System Settings, however, I would like to add them from the ...
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Functionality like iOS's keyboard shortcut functionality

I'm not sure if this is a duplicate of another question because naming the functionality in iOS that enables the user to type in a shortcut (like "omy") and have it expand to a whole phrase (like "on ...
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Can't use keyboard when resuming from sleep

On a Macbook Pro, with Lion: I usually set it to sleep at the end of the working day, and resume from sleep in the morning. Sometimes, I can't type the password after resume, and I have to reboot it ...
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Can't assign keyboard shortcut to service

In OSX 10.8.2, I created a service using Automator and saved it in ~/Library/Services. The service receives selected messages in Mail.app. It shows up in the list of services when I click on the ...
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Apple wireless keyboard it's always turned off at startup

My wireless Apple bluetooth keyboard has been acting up recently. While I use the computer it works just fine but every time I boot up the computer after it has been shut down the keyboard, which is ...
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How to disable command-Q for Quit?

Is there any way to disable command+Q for quitting apps? I tried adding this menuitem to the "Keyboard Shortcuts" preference pane (as suggested here), and remapping it to command+option+Q (slightly ...
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Mimic Xcode's camelCase selection keyboard shortcuts in OS X

I spend a very large amount of time editing text in Xcode, and I would like maneuvering around text within the rest of the Cocoa Text System to offer an identical experience. There are 3 versions of ...
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Wireless keyboard pressing the command key by itself

Recently, my Apple wireless keyboard has been pressing the command key by itself repeatedly. It's stuck like that until I turn off then on the keyboard. Anyone know why this is happening and how I ...
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Mechanical Keyboard Layout Not Recognized

So I bought this keyboard. Armaggeddon Black Hornet MKA-3 mechanical gaming keyboard. Here's the link to it. http://armaggeddon.net/gaming-keyboards/black-hornet-black/ They provide Windows drivers ...
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How to remap a few keys for chrome/google docs?

I'm using Cmd-Option-1 .. Cmd-Option-5 to go to different desktops, on Moutain Lion. Besides changing my global defaults, how else could I enable the google doc shortcuts for Cmd-Option- to set a ...
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Best keyboard mapping to make Ubuntu like Mac?

While there is a similar question how to make Mac keyboard like Ubuntu, I would like to raise the reverse question: How to make Ubuntu keyboard like Mac? I like for instance cmd ⌘ to work as ctrl ...
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New email message with a global keyboard shortcut

I got, for the first time in my life, a Mac this Christmas and I was wondering if it is possible to create system-wide keyboard shortcut. No matter what app I is using, is there a way to configure a ...
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Editing system keyboard layout

I wonder how to edit the following two files, so that I can change the system keyboard layout. It seems they are binary resource files, but I'm not sure. /System/Library/Keyboard\ ...
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How can I make the Eject Key to behave as the Insert key?

Is there any way to force that the Eject Key behaves as the Insert Key? In particular I would like to be able to send the key combinations Ctrl+Insert and also Ctrl+Alt+Insert to the following two ...
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Vim/Emacs keybinding for `Preview.app`

Does anybody have ideas about using emacs/ vim key binding for Preview.app to browser pdf files and how?
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Bootcamp keyboard driver not installing

I am assuming that this is an bug, but I thought I would check with you all first to see if that is the case. I had been running OSX 10.6.8 with bootcamp 3.3 and Windows 7 64x PRO. I reloaded it ...
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Setting caps lock key to CTRL but still function as caps lock if I press for long enough

I just started out using tmux, so I figured I would set my Caps lock key equal to the Ctrl key. Though sometimes I do need the Caps lock key. I don't care if it requires playing with the Terminal or ...
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How to set caps lock to work like shift on OSX (work only when down)?

How do I set Caps Lock to behave like shift, working only when down, without memory?
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Change American keyboard icon in menu bar to black and white

How can I change the American keyboard icon my menu bar from a colored icon to black and white?
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How to change keyboard shortcut for “log out”?

I use a third party app for alt-tab, so when I hit alt+shift+tab+Q, the operating system doesn't recognize it as quitting the app. Instead it recognizes it as the log out keyboard command. (The native ...