A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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How do I disable the Command-Control-D word definition keyboard shortcut in OS X Lion?

Mac OS X Lion introduced a new feature where in many applications you can press (Command-Control-D) to produce a popup with the definition for the word under the mouse cursor. A side effect of this ...
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Hidden character Shift-Arrow Up-Backspace

Sometimes when I want to delete a line of text very quickly I do this: I hold the shift key and press the arrow up key to select the line above and then I press backspace. But occasionally I press ...
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How can I get Armenian language support in iOS?

I find it strange that while the Armenian language (keyboard layouts and characters) is supported on OS X, on iOS it is not supported at all. A jailbreak on iOS 3 allowed me to install iKeyEx from ...
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A specific problem with altering the Mac command-key layout to behave like Windows

I want to change Command+Space combination to change keyboard layout to a Windows like Alt+Shift but the Lion's keyboard settings does not react when I assign that particular combination. It allows me ...
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Make Mac OS X “Option-Arrow” work like Windows “Ctrl-Arrow”

I rely on the "Ctrl-→" command on Windows to navigate my way through text documents. This useful key-combo will quickly bring me to the beginning of the next word. For example, the following ...
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Comfortable typing on a MacBook Pro?

I love my macbook pro, I have the 17" version that came out several months ago. So I can take it with me wherever, at my desk, friend's place, on the couch.. and have a full development environment ...
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Used to be possible in Snow Leopard to move an app between `desktops` with a keyboard shortcut?

You could assign a keyboard shortcut to move the app with focus to a specific desktop. Can't find this in Lion. Anyone know if it's still possible?
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Shift + T not working on Apple Wireless Keyboard

Yesterday I was doing some typing on my keyboard, when I found that I could not type a capital T with either shift key. I tried a different user account, and even rebooted into Snow Leopard (was using ...
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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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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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cmd+/ shortcut gone

1Password shortcut cmd+\ stopped working on all browsers so I tried to change it to cmd+/ just to try but now I lost cmd+/! I tried to reset the keyboard shortcuts to default from the preference page ...
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How to add custom mouse-click actions to Safari with modifier keys?

In Safari, when you Ctrl-click on an image in any web page, a menu comes up with several options. I'd like to be able to do a single trackpad click with a modifier key (option or command, for ...
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A Windows' Ctrl+Z equivalent for OSX

On many operating systems if you want to undo something you can press Ctrl+Z. I tried this on Mac OS X and it does not work. What is the suitable equivalent?
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How can I do shift + slash on a French AZERTY keyboard?

I have a MacBook with a French AZERTY keyboard. On this keyboard, the forward slash ('/') is over the ':' character, so I have to do: Shift + : to get the /. However in Eclipse there is a useful ...
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Mapping Home and End of Apple keyboard in VMWare fusion

I have mapped the Home and End keys of my apple keyboard to work PC style: Go to the beginning of the line and end respectively. (Using DoubleCommand if that is important, I am aware of other ways of ...
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Keyboard has a strange software related Issue

I have an Issue wIth my Apple keyboard where the "I" key does not work In lowercase mode. When I checked usIng the keyboard vIewer, It shows that the lower case "I" Is trIggerIng a double ⌘ (command ...
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connecting a PS2 keyboard to Mac

I have a keyboard that has only a PS2 interface. I tried setting a PS2 to USB connector over it and connected to Mac. The keyboard does not work. It works fine on a Windows XP though. Is there a way ...
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Ukelele generated custom keyboard layouts not working in Lion?

I created a custom keyboard layout with Ukelele (http://scripts.sil.org/ukelele) in Snow Leopard (idea is to generate scandinavian letters with Alt-key, otherwise have a pretty much standard U.S. ...
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Does the MacBook Air have a Fast User Switching (Login Window) shortcut key?

I have recently purchased a new MacBook Air, with my optical drive equipped MacBooks, there is a Shift+Control+Eject key combination that allows you to lock your system by showing the Login Window for ...
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How can I use shortcut keys for context menu items?

A common workflow on a Windows or Linux PC is to right click on a link in (say) Chrome, then hit "L" to copy the URL to the clipboard. How can I achieve this on MacOS? I don't want to have to use ...
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Where's the # key in Lion

In Snow Leopard alt-3 used to print a #, in Lion it doesn't. I'v tried different key combination keyboard viewer but still no luck. Any ideas were the # key went?
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weird behavior of right-shift key in combination with semicolon or quotemark key

I'm having trouble with my Apple bluetooth keyboard for several days after upgrading my system to Lion. In a weird way, neither right shift+; nor right shift+' is working. I have no trouble with the ...
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Mail.app - keyboard shortcuts to move mail and jump to folder

I'm coming to Mail.app with a background using both Outlook (on the PC) and GMail. In every mail client I've used, there are easy keyboard shortcuts to do these: jump to any folder I want, just by ...
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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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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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Desktop clean up function - Control, Command 1 – is not working after I installed Lion? Other keyboard shortcuts are working, as far as I can tell

What I thought was a universal keyboard shortcut (ctrl+⌘+1) to cleanup and arrange my desktop, no longer works after I installed Lion. I can go up to the view drop down menu and click on it and ...
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How can I reset the PRAM if Recovery Mode keeps overriding the PRAM command?

Lion uses the ⌘ + R to boot into recovery mode. Resetting the PRAM in anything less than 10.7 was ⌘ + ⌥ + P + R. Recovery mode now seems to override the PRAM command. Does anyone ...
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Switch between full-screen windows of the same application in Lion

Is there a keyboard shortcut in Lion for navigating through my open full screen Xcode projects? ⌘~ is not working.
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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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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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ctrl alt h shortut not being caught by my active program anymore

this is what I get when pressing that combo. Also, some strange window frame gets drawn along the active sub-windows... I do not know how I have managed to screw it like that but would surey like to ...
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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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How can I make ⌘H send an app to the back of the ⌘Tab stack on Lion? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I get back Snow-Leopard-like application hiding (Cmd-H) in Lion? I just upgraded from Tiger (on an old MacBook) to Lion on a new MacBook Air. I had become accustomed ...
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Keyboard Shortcuts for “Compress” or “New Folder with Selection”?

Has anybody found a decent solution to this? Custom keyboard shortcuts (as defined in System Preferences > Keyboard) don't work for any dynamic menus like Compress XX items or (new in Lion) New Folder ...
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keyboard preferences ignores modifier key settings

I'm using a Windows-type Logitech keyboard with my OS X 10.6.8 iMac. I've always just used the "Modifier Keys" setting in the Keyboard pane of System Preferences to reverse the Option and Command keys ...
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How to add characters to the press and hold character picker in OS X Lion?

In OS X Lion, there is a very useful feature for people like me who need to write in multiple languages, which pops up a small menu of additional characters when you hold down a letter. For instance, ...
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Wireless keyboard/mouse problem with iMac during start-up

I have an iMac 21.5" (late November 2010, OS X 10.6.8 with latest updates). I bought a wireless keyboard and mouse at same time. When I started up with ⇧ shift or ⌥ alt/option key down, the computer ...
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CMD 2 keyboard shortcut no longer working

Since Wednesday I can no longer use ⌘2 as shortcut in any application on my MacBook Pro. I've quadruple checked Keyboard Shortcuts in Settings and I have nothing there. ⌘ and any other key works fine. ...
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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 ...