A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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Re-enabling virtual iPad keyboard with paired Bluetooth keyboard

I have an Apple bluetooth keyboard (A1255) paired to my iPad. Pressing the keyboard's eject button lets me hide or display the virtual keyboard. It makes sense to hide it with the external keyboard ...
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Mail.app - Shortcut to switch signatures?

Is there a keyboard shortcut (or way to set one) that allows to easily switch between different email signatures in mail.app ?
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How can I set up Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection for Mac to work with the Portuguese keyboard layout?

Can you help me to configure the Apple keyboard in Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection for Mac so it works correctly with the Portuguese keyboard layout when connecting to a Windows 7 computer? I want ...
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Apple Shortcut Icon

I'm pretty sure this is the best site for the this question, if not please feel free to point in a different direction, I am using the Mac version of Eclipse and I'm stumped as to what the Keyboard ...
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iPhoto '11 vs. iPhoto '09 keyboard shortcuts

In iPhoto '09 looking at a picture in an event, I could hit Esc to get back to the event. It appears that this no longer works in iPhoto '11. Is there a different keyboard shortcut that works?
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Chrome: Keyboard shortcut to go to address bar?

I just recently switched from Windows and *nix to OSX, and I miss being able to hit F6 to go straight to my Address Bar. What's the OSX equivalent?
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How can I show multiple windows of a single app with a keyboard shortcut?

I frequently have more than one window open for a specific app. For example, I have my Thunderbird mail window, and then a new message is a separate window. When I command-tab through my apps (or use ...
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How do I maximize window after I've minimize them?

I'm a new Mac user and I regularly minimize windows using the Command + M shortcut. Is there a keyboard shortcut to restore these windows?
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OS X Newbie shortcut question

I have just moved onto OS X from Windows and am using an early mac pro. Inside eclipse, when I hover over the toolbar, there are various keyboard shortcuts, (like F11 for 'Run'). However, when I ...
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How power efficient are Apple's bluetooth devices?

I learned from this post that I can hold the power button long enough to turn off the bluetooth keyboard. I used Apple's bluetooth mouse around 5 years ago, and I just threw it away as it was a ...
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Can I remap UP and DOWN arrow keys in Aperture?

I want to remap the up and down arrow keys, from Move Selection Up and Move Selection Down to Increase Rating and Decrease Rating. That way, it would be really instant to move between photos with the ...
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How to mute the microphone on Key-Down and unmute it on Key-Up?

What I would like to have is: By default the microphone should be muted When CapsLock is Down the microphone should unmute When CapsLock is Up the microphone should mute (Basically convert my ...
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How can I simulate the insert key on a MacBook Pro?

I find really annoying to use Midnight Commander under OS X when using the non-extended keyboard (laptop). I found no way of simulating an INSERT key press (select file) and I would like to find a ...
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Can you add an accented characters to the querty keyboard on the iPad?

I'm looking to add another layer to the querty keyboard on the iPad so I can get accented characters. Can I do that?
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PC-like keyboard emulation on Mac OS X 10.6.3

I got myself a Mac Mini and started using it with a PC keyboard as I don't have the time to learn Apple keyboard shortcuts at the moment. I was wondering if there is some kind of keyboard emulator ...
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How can right click in Finder without using the trackpad or a mouse?

My goal is to select a file in Finder and get to the "open with" menu without having to leave the keyboard.
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What is the button in the upper right of windows?

Some Mac applications have this button in the upper right. What is it called? Is there a keyboard shortcut for it? In the case of MacVim, the button toggles the toolbar of colorful icons you see on ...
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How to disable composite keys on Mac OS X

I've got my mac two months ago and there is a problem that kinda bugs me to death. It is related to input languages and composite characters (those made up from more than one character, for example in ...
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fast forward a video with keyboard

I have tried ⌥+→ and ⌘+→, but no luck. Instead iTunes jumps to the next video podcast. Is there a way to fast forward ?
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Remapping keys to match Windows

I'm completely new to the Mac and I have a whole lot of problems with the shortcuts etc. Is it possible to remap the keys to match my windows expirience? For example I'd like to have CTRL+C, CTRL+V ...
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How to increase keyboard key repeat rate on OS X?

I know how to set the key repeat rate using System Preferences > Keyboard but it looks that the fastest settings is not enough. Is there any way to speed up even more? I do not know if others ...
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How to close the window and quit the application when you press ESC key under OS X?

On Windows it is something common to close a window by pressing ESC key. I'm looking for a solution that would allow me to close the current Window and the application when I press ESC. Currently the ...
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Is there a way to add shortcuts to open a particular folder in Save Dialogs and Finder Windows?

I know that when you're saving or opening a file ⌘ shift D shoots you to the Desktop folder, and pressing ⌘ shift D whilst using finder shoots you to the desktop folder as well. Is there a way to ...
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Folder navigation using keyboard in Coda

I'm trying to navigate on Coda using only the keyboard, but I can't seem to find the shortcuts. You can expand a folder by pressing the right arrow key, but I can't seem to mimic double clicking using ...
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How to access special keys using a ZAGGmate keyboard with iSSH on the iPad?

I just purchased a ZAGGmate case with Bluetooth keyboard. I immediately logged into a Linux machine via iSSH and opened up vim. I can type just fine on this little keyboard, but I am having ...
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Why doesn't ⌥ (option)+click bring up the context menu?

Does anyone know why ^ (control)+click was chosen to trigger a context menu, rather than ⌥ (option)+click? Is there any history surrounding this? To me, an alternative method of clicking that brings ...
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Weird keybindings in Mac OS X Terminal.app

I am trying to use the key "shift-tab" in emacs running purely under Terminal.app, but got an error saying there is no keybinding for "M-[ z" (where M is the meta key, set to be the option key under ...
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How can a keyboard be shared with an iPad?

What are the ways for both an iMac and an iPad to share the same physical keyboard? If it's possible to share a regular Apple bluetooth keyboard between both devices without jailbreaking the iPad, I ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut for minimizing Mac OS X windows?

Is there a (hidden) keyboard shortcut for minimizing the frontmost window (that works in most apps)?
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How can one create a shortcut for pasting unformatted text in Microsoft Word 2008 for Mac?

iWork provides the keyboard shortcut Cmd-Option-Shift-V to paste text without it's original formatting. How can I get this or a similar shortcut key for Microsoft Word 2008 for Mac?
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How do I prevent my MacBook Air from forgetting my Remapped Caps Lock Key?

As someone who doesn't like to shout, I have Caps Lock remapped to Control on all of my computers. A second control key is far more useful to a guy who spends most of his time in Terminal.app. This ...
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iPhone Application for Email Address Shortcut

Does anybody know of an iPhone application or shortcut that allows you to save your email address access it via a shortcut? This would be super useful when filling in forms in Safari or in when your ...
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Mac Mini won't boot. Is it the monitor or the Mac?

I just bought an old Mac Mini to start developing for iOS. The Mac Mini has a DVI port, so I connected it to my Dell 24" display which has a DVI connection. But it appears that my Mac wont boot. I ...
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Disable special function keys on Apple Wireless Keyboard when connected to iPad

I'm currently using an Apple Wireless Keyboard connected via Bluetooth to my iPad. However, I have the habit of accidentally placing the keyboard in my backpack, where the function keys get ...
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Assign monospaced font family to selected text with keyboard shortcut in mac os x

I write a lot of technical emails, and like to use a monospaced font for the code bits. Highlight text, hit apple-T, choose my font from the list of favorites, then close the font window. Is there a ...
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Permanently swapping option and command keys on a non-Apple keyboard

Whenever I plug my Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard into my MacBook Pro, I have to swap the Command and Option modifier keys. How can I prevent these keys from reverting to their default settings ...
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Keyboard failure, possibly software fault

I've got a MacBook Pro (17", 2010 model), and recently I've been having a few issues with the keyboard. Frequently, some keys on the keyboard fail to respond. These are mainly on the right-hand side ...
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I have a keyboard that always comes up at unrecognized. Can I disable osx from telling me?

The keyboard is the new typematrix 2030 http://typematrix.com/ When I plug the keyboard in it always shows up as unrecognized and is unable to figure out what type of keyboard it is based on pressing ...
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Remapping the way that I switch betweens spaces

I'm a former Linux user who just switched to a new mbp and I've got a spaces question. On my linux box I could remap the keys that would move left and right between virtual desktops (spaces). Is ...
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How can I make Apple menu shortcut keys work more like Windows?

I recently converted from Windows to Mac, but one thing that I really liked on Windows was how easy it was to traverse the menu bar and the associated submenus with the keys. Effectively, I would ...
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Using caps lock key instead of right click (contextual menu)

I'd like to remap Caps Lock to right click - for the cases where I can focus on objects with cursor keys, or tab. For instance after selecting files in Finder I'd like to hit Caps Lock and get the ...
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How to press Alt Gr in Parallels Desktop?

I have a MacBook Air and I run Windows Vista as a Parallels Desktop guest. In Windows I need to press Alt Gr but I don't have that key on my MacBook Air. How can I press Alt Gr in Parallels Desktop?
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How can I scroll down to the bottom of document (HTML) in Safari?

I normally can use Command-DownArrow, to go to the bottom of the document in text editor such as TextMate. How can I do the same thing in Safari? How can I scroll down to the bottom of the document ...
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OS X Downloaded File Warning

Example at bottom. How does OS X apply this warning and what's the best way to disable it? I'm a Web Developer and more than understand the risks of teh interwebs.
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Launch default browser spotlight shortcut?

I often switch my default browser between Safari and Chrome. I would like to create a shortcut that will launch the default browser, whatever that may be. This way I don't have to remember what my ...
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Swap key €->$ permanently

I have a Macbook Air with a Swedish keyboard and when I type Shift+4 I get this: €. What I would like to get is $ ,now at Alt+4. How can I swap these two around?
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“Enter/Return” with, or without “Fn”

Does Mac OS X, and any Mac application, handles Fn+Enter differently from Enter? As optional question, does any application handles Fn+Return differently from Return?
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Is it possible to create an icon on home screen to a specific note?

I'd like to to add an icon to my homescreen that takes me directly to a specific note. What I was thinking was doing it by having a bookmark in safari that triggers that note, and adding a shortcut to ...
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Enter/Return key as CMD + O [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to set to open folder with enter in finder? Hi, I've been using mac for quite some time now, but my problem is that in my daily job I normally use a Windows PC ...
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Is there an xkeymacs equivalent in Mac?

In PC, the utility of xkeymacs.exe enables one to use emacs key in every case. Does Mac have the similar utility? For example, is there a utility that I can use key 'C-x C-s' to send the key ...