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Can I use a non-Apple keyboard with OS X?

Recently I've been thinking about the idea of migrating from PC to Mac, specifically Mac Mini. The biggest issue however is hardware, since I'm not sure what will and what won't work on OS X. First ...
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How to create custom text format style and apply to hotkey in Pages?

There are paragraph styles that you can create and tie to the function keys. This is all great and dandy, but not if I wish to switch style in the middle of a paragraph and then revert to the one I ...
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What's the purpose of the eject button on the MacBook Air?

I was interested to see that the power button on the new Airs has been moved to the keyboard, and was anticipating that it would just replace the eject key that has traditionally taken up that ...
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there used to be a full sized wireless keyboard?

I am a programmer and find the small wireless keyboard hard to use (the small arrow keys and lack of home/end keys). From what I remember there used to be a full sized wireless keyboard, is this ...
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How can I rebind keys in OS X?

Is there a native way to rebind keys in OS X without requiring a 3rd party tool? I'm interested in rebinding my whole keyboard layout, not specific shortcut keys. It's not a standard layout either, ...
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System-wide Keyboard Shortcut for Moving to Sidebar/Next Column

I've been on a bit of a Keyboard-only kick lately, enabled chiefly due to the Chrome Keyboard Shortcut Extension, and I've begun bumping into a few difficult situations in everyday Desktop App use. ...
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Spell Correction using only the keyboard

I am a long time OS X user and as such, I often enjoy the built-in dictionary available system-wide. It’s a small detail that, if you come from Windows (or Linux) turns out to be of great help ...
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Keyboard shortcut for toggling between Fn and F keys

Is there a keyboard shortcut for toggling between Function and classic F keys?
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2nd Gen iPod (iOS4.x) using iPod keyboard

Does anyone tried cramming a second gen iPod touch with iOS4 into the iPad keyboard sold by apple? I've seen this but I'm not sure what the difference in architecture is between the iPhone that the ...
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Switching between applications in OS X

It is very easy to switch applications in OS X using ⌘-tab. But what if an application is hidden? Let me describe some problems I am facing and what I want to accomplish. ⌘-tab switches between all ...
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key combo to toggle showing hidden items

Is there a key combination I can use to show/hide hidden items in Finder?
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In OS X, I want to change to a non-standard keyboard shortcut for switching spaces

In System Preferences > Expose and Spaces > Spaces Tab > to switch between spaces, there is a drop down list that allows you to select a modifier key and the arrows. The arrows are so far away from ...
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Music Tracker Software allowing Keyboard Input for Playing Piano

I'm looking for a piece of software that is a tracking studio, that allows you to use your keyboard to perform at least piano parts, or at best, any instrument. Needless to say I mean keyboard as in ...
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Preview line and half-page scrolling

While two-finger scrolling in Preview is nice, it is not very comfortable when slowly reading very long PDFs. What I've figured out to this point is that I can use space and ⇧+space to move forward ...
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Changing modifier keys from the command line

As a heavy Emacs user, I like to remap my Caps Lock key to function as the Ctrl key. There is a convenient dialog in the Keyboard Preference Pane to do that. But the problem is that this setting ...
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Custom Application Keyboard shortcut for Safari not always working

I uninstalled Flash a little while back, and installed Chrome as a back-up for when I hit something in Safari and want to see the Flash. I have the "Show Develop in Menu Bar" preference set, and ...
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Textmate alt-f to move forward by one word

I've recently switched from Linux, so I'm still getting a hang of things -- please bare with me. ;) One thing that is really killing my emacs memory muscles right now is the lack of alt+f and alt+b ...
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How to set to open folder with enter in finder?

I want to set to open a folder in finder with Enter. I know it's possible to open a folder with ⌘ Command + ↓ Down Arrow but I don't like it and I never use it because it's easier to use the ...
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Eclipse: switch between editors keyboard shortcut

Is there any keyboard shortcut like ctrl+tab for switching between open editors in Eclipse except for the advertised cmd+F6? Is there a way to customise it?
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What is the function of the power button on the Apple Wireless Keyboard?

What does the power button on the Apple Wireless Keyboard do? When it is paired to a MacBook in clamshell mode, does pushing the power button put the MacBook to sleep, wake it up, or have some other ...
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Navigate through application that have windows shortcut

cmd+tab navigates through all open applications. Some Apps can have no windows at all e.g. firefox, finder. Is there a shortcut for navigating through only applications that have at least one window?
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Is reassigning or disabling short-key possible?

The finder has the Command-H assigned to 'hide finder'. Can I reassign the key to something else? Or can I disable the Command-H short key to hide finder only through menu?
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Can I use a PC/Mac keyboard as a Bluetooth keyboard for iPhone?

I'm wondering about the feasibility of using my iMac's built-in bluetooth as a source for keyboard input to my iphone. There are times I want to type longer messages in my iphone, i keep a bluetooth ...
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Keyboard shortcut for launching Apps in Dock

At Windows 7, Win + 1,2,3..9 launches the first, second etc App in taskbar. Is there a similar keyboard shortcut in OSX in order to launch Apps that are in the Dock?
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What is the best way to modify Apple keyboards for alternate layouts?

I would like to permanently modify my keyboard's button labels to match the non-default keyboard layout that I have set on an Apple computer, so that others who do not touch-type can use the keyboard. ...
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Keyboard rubber spacer broken

I bought a wired aluminum keyboard in May this year. Today one of the rubber spacers pressed into the case and I can't get it out. As the keyboard is now extremely loud while typing and not even ...
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Where does Command-Shift-3 or Command-Shift-4 (for taking screen captures) originate from?

I know that on Mac OS X, you can take a screen capture of the entire screen with Command+Shift+3 and you can take a screen capture of just a selection (or a window) with Command+Shift+4. Is there a ...
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What do I type to produce the command symbol (⌘) in Mac OS X?

What combination of keys do I press to produce the command symbol (⌘) on Mac OS X? (I copied the above symbol from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Command_key.)
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Caps lock key response delay on Apple Wireless Keyboard

I've noticed a semi-handy feature on Apple Wireless Keyboard: quick pressing the caps lock key won't enable the caps lock, it needs a determined push. Benefits are obvious, it prevents accidental ...
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Tab changing in TextMate when working with LaTeX files?

I tried the new version of TextMate (1.5.10, r1616). I noticed that there's a 'Changed' item on the Release notes stating that the keyboard shortcuts to change tabs are now the de facto standand ...
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Custom keyboard shortcuts to change active Spaces desktop

I'm a mostly Unix user that are starting to user OS X for iPhone development. Since I won't (and can't) quit my Linux environment I'm trying out the 'Spaces' functionallity for virtual desktops. But ...
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How do I take a screenshot on my Mac?

What's the easiest way to take a screenshot of my Mac? I've used Grab.app, but it's a bit annoying just to get a quick screenshot. Is there a faster way?
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Is there a hard keyboard case for the iPad keyboard?

Is there a hard case for the Apple wireless keyboard for the iPad? The case is to make the keyboard safe to transport, like in a backpack or something.
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How do I make the Globe key disappear from the keyboard?

I do some dev and testing on the iPhone. Recently, I was testing some localizations and needed to change the language. I've since changed back to English, but now whenever I bring up a keyboard a ...
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Are there keyboard shortcuts for Home, End, PageDown, and PageUp in OS X?

How do I set keyboard shortcuts for Home, End, PageDown, and PageUp on a 13" MacBook Pro? Are there default keyboard shortcuts? Or can I do it with Automator (and if so, how)? I want them to work the ...
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MacBook keyboard mod?

Is it possible to mod the MacBook keyboard to be backlit? Is there any website or business that can help or would do it for me?
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Keys not registering on the iPhone while typing fast, does it happen to you or just me?

I've tried this on all major OS versions of the iPhone, and on an iPhone 3G and 4. It's been around for at least a year. I've noticed that when I'm typing really fast (over 70 wpm) on a portrait ...
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What is the most classic keyboard shortcut for switching between input sources (languages)?

What is the most classic/used keyboard shortcut for switching between input sources (languages)? Except for cmd+space of course which is used by Spotlight.
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Keychain prompt - Switch to other window via keyboard

Whenever the Keychain prompt pops up, the window has the focus, and I haven't found a way to switch away from it via the keyboard. I know entering my password dismisses the window, but sometimes I'm ...
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Display pressed shortcuts as an overlay on the screen

On this great Ruby on Rails screencast, every time a shortcut combination is pressed it shows up on top of the screen, and it shows up so often that I find it hard to believe it was placed by hand ...
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How do you position your hand to use the command key? What finger do you use?

Sorry in advance about what seems like a trivial question. However, I've recently switched from PC to Mac, and while I'm really happy about the switch, this is one of the few issues I'm struggling ...
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Dvorak on iOS 4.x? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Dvorak on iPad? I want to use the Dvorak layout on my iPhone's keyboard. I've seen that there is an iKeyEx app in Cydia which offers this, but only for iOS 3.x, not iOS ...
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ctrl-o behavior in Terminal.app

I often use the ctrl-o shortcut in bash (from "Learning the bash Shell"): [G]o back to [a command in history] and press CTRL-O instead of RETURN. This will execute the command and bring up the ...
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How to disable sound when switching Firefox tabs with ⌘1-⌘9

I use the keyboard shortcut ⌘1-⌘9 to switch to tabs in Firefox. In OS X every time I do this there's a sound, which can become annoying when the volume is turned up. I looked in about:config for ...
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Does the new iPod Touch (iOS 4.1 / 4 gen) require that you jail break it to use a Blue Tooth keyboard?

I already have a BT keyboard and I don't really want to buy a new one, so my question is, will the BT keyboard I already have work with an ipod touch? Or will I need to use a proprietary Apple ...
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Is there a list somewhere of all the special characters I can type using the option key?

OS X lets me type special characters directly on the keyboard by holding the Option. For example: — is an em dash, “ and ” are curvy quotes, etc. Is there a good cheat sheet listing all these keys ...
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Decimal comma in Spanish keyboard layout

I have a Spanish layout keyboard (in Snow Leopard). Whenever I use the dot, or comma, in the numeric keyboad (right of the 0) it always shows a comma, but I'd prefer if it entered a dot, just like PCs ...
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How to create a shortcut on the desktop to a selected folder

In windows when right clicking a folder there is an option: send to -> desktop (create shortcut). How can I do this on a Mac?
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alternative keyboards

I use the latest wireless keyboard for my iMac at home. Since I use it for programming most of the time, the little laptop style arrow keys are inadequate. Are there any GOOD alternative apple ...
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Adding on my command to services menu or adding keyboard shortcuts

OnMyCommand allows commands to be added to the shortcut menu. Unfortunately, I can't add them to the services menu or add a keyboard shortcut for them. Is this possible?