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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 ...
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Weird characters appear when pressing command-A,C,V

I'm not using Mac keyboard however it did work properly before. I changed the Command key to my Ctrl-key. Until today, using this Ctrl key yield extremely odd characters. When pressing Ctrl-A yields ...
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Add contact as a Homescreen shortcut for the iPhone 4S?

Is it possible to add a contact to the homescreen as a shortcut ?? (like the Nokia and Android phones ).
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Why won't my iPad 2 let me turn bluetooth on?

This issue is about an interstate family member's iPad 2, so I'm afraid my knowledge of the issue and ability to troubleshoot are rather limited, but I'd appreciate any general help available. The ...
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Shortcut to apply header style 4 (and 5, 6…)

In Microsoft Office Word, one press ⌘⌥1, ⌘⌥2 or ⌘⌥1 to apply header style 1, 2 or 3 respectively. This is also documented by Microsoft (see: Aligning and formatting paragraphs). However writing a ...
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Keyboard option keys work as command keys

I have a interesting Option Key problem but I couldn't find any solution. I am using iMac 21,5" and running Mac OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard. My keyboard is apple wired aluminum extended keyboard and ...
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Deleting a file from inside Lion’s Preview.app

In Snow Leopard it was possible to delete (i.e. move to Trash) a file directly from inside Preview.app using the cmd + backspace combination. (The same combination which is used in Finder.) This was ...
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OS X Lion suppresses user's settings for the keyboard backlight

Recently I've upgraded to Lion and in general I'm not satisfied with its performance, but what's really annoying is that the login screen always sets the keyboard backlight to the max (even when I set ...
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What is the shortcut for fullscreen mode in Lion?

Some apps allow their windows to be viewed in full screen, such as Google Chrome, which is really good. Wondering if there is a shortcut to do it?
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Quick switching to maximized application on Lion

I used to use spaces for quick switching between applications (I had a space with a browser, another with a terminal and yet another with an editor). For spaces I could have a keyboard shortcut. This ...
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Can I type in inverse case, lIKE tHIS, with caps lock on?

Every so often, I have to type some text consisting mostly of uppercase letters, but with an occasional lowercase letter—essentially, sentence case, but inverted. On Windows, I would simply have caps ...
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Apple Wireless Keyboard not connecting automatically on wake

Recently I'm using my MacBook Air mostly in clamshell mode, with an  Wireless Keyboard and an  Magic Trackpad paired. Sometimes, weeks pass by without even opening the lid: connecting it at the ...
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How to make a custom keyboard layout be recognized as Latin so I can remove the US default layout?

I have a custom keyboard layout which MacOSX doesn't recognize as Latin, so it doesn't allow me to remove the US default layout. I'd like to know what would make my layout be recognized as Latin. Is ...
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How to create shortcut to insert specific special character

I'm using some special characters like mathematical symbols in different programs like Mail or Adobe Illustrator. Of course I can open the Symbols Table, search for the needed symbol and ...
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Wireless Keyboard disconnects

I am having a little trouble with my wireless keyboard. In the past 3 weeks it has disconnected 3 times and then reconnected after a few moments. The Magic Mouse is working fine alongside it, and the ...
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Floating virtual keyboard iOS

This happens every now and then. Just this time rebooting my iPad doesn't solve it. Any idea what caused this? Unfortunately I'm on the go and this makes safari practically unusable.
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Why isn't the mute key working for an external output device?

I have an external sound card (Line6 Studio GX) connected through USB. I have selected this device as the output device in sound settings: Now, when I press Mute (F10), the mute overlay is shown: ...
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What's alt+spacebar character and how to disable it?

I am writing code in various text editors with Finnish keyboard layout. Sometimes I press alt+spacebar accidentally when writing symbols. E.g. if(foobar || foobar2) { ... there is a high change I ...
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Why isn't KeyRemap4MacBook's “PageUp/PageDown to Left/Right (only in iPhoto)” setting working?

I have "PageUp/PageDown to Left/Right (only in iPhoto)" checked in KeyRemap4MacBook (version 7.5.0): And I've confirmed that my (non-Kensington) wireless USB gadget shows a PageDown and PageUp in ...
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Reset Apple Keyboard Shortcuts

I have a new Apple Keyboard, up until recently pressing the F4 key used to activate Launchpad (Fn keys are set to do as the image on them) but mow it does nothing. I tried the keyboard with another ...
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Keyboard shortcut in Finder for selecting a different custom Favorite?

I know I can get to e.g. Desktop with ⌘+⇧+D, but what about custom folders that I have added to Favorites? Can I move which Favorite is selected up and down?
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Is there a keyboard short cut to edit a cell in Numbers?

Back when I used Excel you could easily do all the navigation and editing on a spreadsheet with the keyboard. I could navigate around with the arrow keys and hit F2 to edit a cell and start typing. ...
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Unified Switching between Keyboard Layouts in Various OSs

I have a Mac with VMWare installed and run Windows- and Ubuntu-powered virtual machines there. The problem is that in each of the operating systems I have to use different keys to switch between ...
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Is there a UNIX-style triple click to select path in Terminal.app?

In Red Hat, if there is a path somewhere on my terminal window and I triple click it, the whole path is selected. I can then easily copy it using middle-click or a regular copy-paste. This doesn't ...
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Remap Top-Row Number Keys

I've tried Ukulele and KeyRemap4MacBook. Neither does what I need to do. I want to map the top-row 4 key and the top-row 8 key to SHIFT. So that, for example, when I press 4 + g it types a capital G. ...
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Windows 7 using French AZERTY keyboard special characters problem

After a long struggle I got successfully installed Windows 7(OS in English but French Keyboard) in Lion OS X Using Boot-Camp. Followed this I have installed all the windows necessary driver software's ...
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Prevent OS X from switching my keyboard layout when password fields are focused

Some months ago, I switched to the Colemak keyboard layout, which is mostly great. But, there is one annoyance that is imposed by OS X. When the OS pops up a confirmation dialog to ask me to type my ...
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Customising Lion’s accented letters [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Add characters to the press and hold character picker in OS X Lion I’m slightly disappointed by Lion’s iOS inspired feature to show a selection of accented characters on ...
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Alternative to Windows Snipping Tool for Mac OSX

Is there something like the Windows Snipping Tool for OSX? For those, who don't know about the tool, it's an easy to use software to take snapshot of any portion of screen, and is really useful in ...
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UK MBA keyboard layout vs Apple external keyboard layouts

This question is not about remapping keyboard layouts and different languages. This is about the actual differences in the physical location of keys. My June 2011 UK Macbook Air has the same keyboard ...
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Do keyboard docks specified for the iPad2 work with the iPad?

I was looking on the Apple store for a keyboard for my iPad (specifically this product) and it doesn't say if it is compatible only with the iPad2 or if it also works with the original iPad. Would it ...
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How to switch window with swiss german keyboard?

I got used to switching between open windows in an application on my other mac (US keyboard: command + tilde. This doesn't really work on swiss german keyboards, since the tilde is generated with: ...
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How can I use the half-qwerty keyboard layout in OSX?

I'd like to use the half-qwerty keyboard layout on my mac, without actually buying any (ridiculously priced) hardware. I found a auto-hotkey script, but that appears to be windows-only. Are there any ...
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How do you reset screen zoom to zero?

How do you reset screen zoom to zero? I mean the one you do with control-mouse wheel, I know you can reset it with the wheel again until it gets to 1:1 but it would be nice to have a keyboard shortcut ...
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Volume Keys not working with HDMI audio on mac OSX Lion?

I have a mac mini 2011 with OSX Lion. And I have connected my monitor (with integrated speakers) through hdmi port. The sound is working fine, but the volume keys on the keyboard don't work. When I ...
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Chrome shortcut for selecting web content

Is there a keyboard shortcut in Chrome (on OS X) to let me select the web page content? Sometimes after I go to a web page I want to start scrolling using my space bar but it gets stuck in a textbox ...
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Locked out of Mac OS X Lion, but keyboard and mouse are not connecting

I'm at the lock screen of Mac OS X Lion (not login, but the quick lock screen), and I know my password, but the keyboard and mouse are not connecting. I am using an iMac that did have Bluetooth on ...
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Parallels - Can I have a keyboard shortcut for the context-menu key found on Wintel hardware?

On a lot of Windows keyboards there's a key to the right of the spacebar that brings up the context-menu (right-click menu) in applications (I'm running Win7). I can't seem to find a way to map this ...
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Set keyboard shortcuts for launching programs [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I create a shortcut to open a specific application on OS X? On all my other machines, I can type CtrlAltW to launch a web browser, CtrlAltE for an email client, etc. ...
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Keyboard Shortcuts/Modifier Keys

I am new to Mac (from Linux/Windows background), I find the modifier keys very confusing. I have tried different combinations of modifier key settings but didnt get it to work as expected. Managed to ...
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How do I open the context menu from a Mac keyboard?

In Windows, one can hit Shift+F10 to access the "Context Menu." But a similar keyboard action doesn't seem possible on Mac. One potential application... When I make a spelling error in a document, ...
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A better way to remove keyboard grease from a MacBook Air's normal keyboard?

The grease stain on a black keyboard looks awful. What are the recommended steps to remove the grease? I have found some posts online suggesting pure alcohol as a solvent. (one such CNET forum) Is ...