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Close tab without clicking on X?

I'm using a 2012 Retina Mac Book Pro running OS X 10.7.5. I am a Windows power user and a OS X neophyte. While many of the keyboard and mouse shortcuts I am familiar with in Windows have functional ...
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How to get my keyboard backlight back after Mountain Lion upgrade?

I have a non-Unibody MacBook Pro running 10.8.2. After I installed Mountain Lion, the keyboard backlight does not light up any more. Is it a connection with the new OS, or is it a defect of my Mac?
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Can I map mouse mouse buttons 3 and 4 to control the system volume?

Is it possible to map mouse buttons 3 and 4 to control system volume on a Mac? KeyRemap4Macbook doesn't seem to have the functionality, nor SizzlingKeys. I have them both. Is there some way to ...
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How to use LaunchPad and Mission Control on Mountain Lion with an external keyboard

I am using an external (generic) keyboard. I just switched from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion. On Snow Leopard, I could pull up Expose by pressing F2 on my external keyboard, but now I can't. Is ...
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Keyboard shortcut stopped working in Safari 6.0

I've created a custom keyboard shortcut for entering and exiting fullscreen in the keyboard preferences menu. This stopped working for Safari 6.0 after I upgraded to Mountain Lion. I had the beta ...
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Installing US International Keyboard Layout in Mountain Lion

How can I install US International Keyboard Layout in Mountain Lion (step by step, please!)?
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How can I change the command key to be the ctrl key for tmux. It's already mapped for other apps)

tmux wants me to press Command+A (or Command+B by default, changed it by having set -g prefix C-a in my .tmux_conf file). I have already switched Control and Command, so, in general, Control+C will ...
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Swap right command with right alt/option on external bluetooth keyboard

I can swap/remap (only) the right command with right alt using Keyremap4macbook for the built in Macbook keyboard, but would the same be possible for the Apple's external Bluetooth keyboard?
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Seeking small bluetooth keyboard with Home/End/PageUp/PageDown keys

Seeking small bluetooth keyboard with Home/End/PageUp/PageDown keys that has same "feel" as Apple wireless keyboard. Found these: keyboard1 (Apple-copy-cat silver, which I like) keyboard2 (regular ...
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Global hotkey to change iTunes ratings

Is there a global hotkey or keyboard shortcut to change ratings in iTunes for the current song? Some other applications (e.g. Amarok on Linux) have this and I'm missing this functionality from ...
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How to check what keyboard type is installed in MacBook Air by serial number?

I have unpacked MacBookAir 13". How to check using serial number or other information from the box if MacBook is equipped with English keyboard layout or with other?
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Setting keyboard shortcut to switch to an application [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I create a shortcut to open a specific application on OS X? For example, I'd like to use ⌘ Command + 1 to switch to my browser, with different numbers for the ...
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Can you remap keys to only be used while using VMware?

I've just started using VMware, and I am admittedly a novice Mac user. Anyways, I installed Windows 7 on my iMac, and I've been playing this little indie game that requires the use of the insert and ...
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OS X 10.6.8 Function Keys (brightness, playback control) no longer working

I have a 27" iMac (2009) running the OS X 10.6.8 and using the Apple Wireless Keyboard. Since around March or early April, I noticed that the function keys (F1-F9) have stopped working. I think it ...
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How to change keyboard layout of macbook pro during first run registration?

I'm running the registration after turning on my new macbook pro for the first time. I've chosen my national keyboard layout and now I can't write @ or + signs. I don't know how to change keyboard ...
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Change Keyboard Layout in Turkish F Keyboard Layout

I changed the keyboard layout of the Mac to Turkish F keyboard layout. But three keys (x,w,q) are not in their default places. I want to change the layout on my keyboard. Is this possible?
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MacBook Pro QWERTY replacement

It is a well known story about the origin of the QWERTY keyboard. For those who don't know what I am talking about: QWERTY is built on purpose to be not easy to type. I figured that no one stops me ...
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How can I make a keyboard configuration become default when I hook it up?

At work, I have a MacBook Pro and a RHEL workstation that share a HP keyboard and mouse via a KVM switch. I do most of my work on the Mac so I prefer to change the modifier keys so they command and ...
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Right shift key on Lion suddenly doing very strange things

I am running OS X Lion 10.7.2 and have a bluetooth keyboard, magic mouse, and magic trackpad. Over the weekend the behaviour of the right shift key changed in such a way that if I use it to ...
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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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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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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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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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Logitech K750 keyboard: § and < have switched places

I have Logitech K750 (solar thingy) attached to Lion. For some weird reason § and < keys have traded places. I have checked keyboard settings and everything is correct. I downloaded ...
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Long time ago I bound my right shift key to F3, how can I undo that?

Basically, my shift key is being random. A long time ago, I set it to act like F3 (whatever that's called), and undid it. Now it's doing it again. How can I change it back to just shift? I can't seem ...
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Select All shortcut key Command+A no longer works

This morning, I found out that the Command+A shortcut key for selecting all failed to work. I have gone into the keyboard shortcuts preference and did not find anything useful. Is there any suggestion ...
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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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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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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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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 do I disable the “fn + F8” shortcut?

As I need to use the fn + F8 shortcut within my virtual machine, I'd like to disable it in my host. How do I go about disabling this particular shortcut, so that it can be used within my VM?
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Angle Bracket Characters in Apple TV2 On Screen Keyboard

I've speen a while trying to figure this out to no avail. On 4.3.1 Apple TV2's Onscreen Keyboard, I can't find some characters, in particular angle brackets (< and >). I know some characters can ...
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Option-Delete deletes word with white space in front

So this has been driving me crazy for a while now: when you have a lot of blank space before a word, you go to the beginning of the line and push option-delete, it will delete not only the blank ...
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How to use external mouse and keyboard normally in bootcamp with windows 7?

I just installed windows 7 using bootcamp. I then connected an external keyboard and mouse. I understand that I need to change settings in order to use right click on the trackpad. My problem is that ...
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How to use control key with remote access app using an iPad and bluetooth keyboard?

I use Apple Bluetooth keyboard with iPad. It works well, but the control key doesn't work with remote access program such as iSSH, Remoter VNC, LogMeIn and Remoter VNC. In order to use control key ...
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any bluetooth keyboards with integrated pointing device (trackball/trackpad)?

I'm looking for a keyboard and pointing device which I can use when my laptop is plugged into my TV. It needs to be able to connect to the laptop via bluetooth (I want to minimize the time and effort ...
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Disabling default keyboard on iPad with iOS 4.2

I have enabled 3 languages and use their keyboards, but the default keyboard still insists on popping up. Bought in Bangkok, using in Europe.Can I disable this unnecessary keyboard or am I stuck with ...
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Do MacAlly keyboards require drivers to function?

I need to replace the keyboard on my iMac G5, and I'm considering the MacAlly keyboards, probably the iKey Slim as it's available for less than $20 with shipping and tax. It also has two USB ports on ...
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Highlighted text isn't replaced/deleted by initial keypress. How can I turn this off?

So when I'm working on writing something and I need to rephrase/delete something, usually I would highlight the entire thing with the mouse/trackpad, and then with one keypress the entire block of ...
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How to remove keyboard shortcut for app?

Specifically, I am used to typing Command-1 in a WordPress admin area to specify some text as a Header 1, (and Command-2 to specify Header 2), but when I do this now in Chrome, that command seems to ...
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Copy and paste between Mac and Ubuntu using keyboard shortcuts via VMware Fusion

I use OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 and have VMware Fusion 7.1.1 where Ubuntu 14.04 has been installed. Moreover, I have installed VMware tools patches. Copy and paste between Mac and Ubuntu using keyboard ...
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How can I modify an input method?

I go back and forth between using a Dvorak keyboard layout and a Korean input method (2-Set Korean). The way that 2-Set Korean is set up, when a modifier key like ⌘ Command or ⌃ Control is depressed ...
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Macbook Pro Application Switcher automatically moves to far right?

Apologies if this has been asked somewhere. I tried searching for a solution to this for a while to no avail. When I press CMD + TAB on my Macbook Pro (Yosemite 10.10.3) to open the application ...
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Desktop displaying the titles of my minimized windows

I am using a MacBook Air, OS X Yosemite, v 10.10.1 Just recently I have started seeing the titles of my minimized windows listed on my desktop. The problem is the text bleeds through to other opened ...
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Safari custom keyboard shortcuts do not work

I am trying to assign keyboard shortcuts to User agents in Safari's Develop menu on OSX Yosemite. I have done so and now the assigned shortcuts appear in Safari's develop menu. I expect the change of ...
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How can I re-map the “Shift Left” and “Shift Right” commands in TextMate 2?

Using TextMate 2, I want to use ^ + left and ^ + right to shift text left and right. I have added App-Specific shortcuts in the System Preferences (10.10), to no effect. I have also modified the ...
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How to find out where a specific key combo is connected to?

The problem is the following: I have two different Macs with Yosemite 10.10.2. In an application I have to insert a specific key combo in order to pass my license information to register the app. This ...
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How can I have more than 16 keyboard shortcuts for Spaces (i.e., Mission Control)

Okay, so I have: One external display connected to my Mac Twenty Spaces (i.e., Mission Control), with ten Spaces on each display My keyboard shortcuts are [Ctrl + X] for the left-hand display, and ...
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How to change keyboard type if that option is no longer visible in Yosemite?

I am using an EU keyboard layout and the button below the ESC key is "double quotes" on OSX 10.10.3 Suddenly that key is automatically changed to the < >| key I checked keyboard layout and it ...