A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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Key stroking fn + f8

I need to make an applescript to press the keys fn + f8 at the same time. The only problem is those are both keys without names! tell application "System Events" key code 63 -- Will press the fn ...
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Automatically change input source

I have two languages I am actively using. English is my default, but in some applications such as Skype I use Russian. Every time I am switching from Skype to Safari I have manually switch back from ...
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Increase increment size of keyboard backlight

I usually have my keyboard backlight either: all the way up, at the lowest setting or off. It is (slightly) annoying to have to hold down F5/F6 keys, when I never use the middle values. Is there a ...
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Duplicate a Safari tab along with associated browsing history (OS X)

Is there a way to duplicate a Safari (Safari 7 for OS X) tab and carry its browsing history to the duplicate? Like, when I do Cmd-L, Cmd-Enter the copy has no history, as if I just pressed Cmd-T and ...
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How can I change the system language without changing shortcuts?

I would like to change the OS X system language on one Mac from English to French. If I do that, all standard-shortcuts also change. We use the Dvorak keyboard layout on all Macs. Example: In ...
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How should I start a new iTerm terminal with shortcut?

I've created a service in automator and assigned a shortcut, and it works. But this doesn't start a new iTerm terminal. It only reveals the already running one How can I start a new "tab" or a ...
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Holding down key on 3rd party keyboard fires keypress repeatedly

I'm using a PLU ML-87 mechanical keyboard on OS X 10.10.1 (although this problem was reproducible on 10.10, and the 10.10 betas... I have never run 10.9 on this computer). When I hold down a key on ...
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Trigger function key using applescript

I'm trying to trigger a function key using applescript. The increase volume 'key' for example. I wrote the following applescript but it isn't effective: tell application "System Events" key down ...
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Faster command+tab switching support number choice?

Is there a faster way to switch between applications on mac using ⌘ cmd + tab?? when i open a lot of different apps opens at a time, i have to press lots of ⌘ cmd + tab to switch to purpose ...
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Apple Wireless Keyboard (Bluetooth) not responsive in Windows

From time to time, I have to turn off my Apple wireless keyboard to save battery when I'm away from the computer to run an errand, and when I come back to the computer, I would turn the keyboard back ...
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Macbook A1342 Shuts down when releasing keys

my problem isn't quite similar, but still it is vey frustrating... I own a late 2009 A1342 macbook 6.1 unibody which was diagnosed as brain damaged and followed to be thrown off into the junk jar :( ...
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Applescript Service Won't Run From Some Applications

Okay, so I have a non-Apple keyboard and wanted to bind function keys to the basic media controls such as play/pause iTunes, change volume etc. So I decided to create a service in Automator with an ...
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Mac Pro how to boot in safe mode with a Windows Keyboard?

Model No: A1186 Mac Pro 3,2 I think it's a 2008 with an unknown version of MacOSX installed. I'm stuck at the blue screen, I'm pretty sure it's a permissions problem, as I lost the network ...
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Skype hotkey for answering

As you know in new oS X yosemite we have built in notification system. Which is good. For instance, you can answer on Skype message from notification popup, without (almost) losing focus on current ...
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Keyboard, trackpad stops functioning on Yosemite when USB smartphone plugged in [duplicate]

I am using a Retina MacBook Pro 15" Mid 2014 with Mac OS X 10.0 (Yosemite) installed. When I plugin my Android phone via USB, the trackpad and keyboard stop working. Things are still happening on the ...
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Is there a config file stores the system shortcuts? [duplicate]

We can change shortcuts in System Preferences - Keyboard - Shortcuts. And many preferences has its associated file. So I wonder if there is any file related to the shortcuts. Then I can use version ...
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When the apple store replaces a battery in a 13in retina MacBook Pro, do they replace the top case and keyboard/trackpad assembly too?

I ask because I have a key missing and my keyboard and would like them both fixed at the same time.
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Keyboard and trackpad may become unresponsive - Macbook Air 13' Mid 2013 Yosemite

So it all began when I started having problems with sound - there were no sounds except the startup chord. I repaired permissions many times, but it caused problems with display ...
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Menu command name for adjusting brightness

I'm trying to change the Increase brightness key from F1 to F7. In order to do that, I went to System Preferences and tried to make a custom shortcut, but I realized that I didn't know the menu ...
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Macbook wake from sleep ctrl key to activate keyboard

I have a really annoying problem with my 2011 13" Macbook Pro running 10.6.8. Whenever I open the lid after it's been to sleep the keyboard seems to be in a mode where it thinks the Ctrl key is ...
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After installing Yosemite, opening iPhoto brings my iMac to a halt

After installing Yosemite I attempted to open iPhoto on my 2008 iMac. All my iMac does is show a white screen with a symbol of a file with a ? inside it. I cannot use my keyboard either. What ...
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Annoying sound on bootcamp Win7 when adjusting sound on Apple Keyboard

I just installed Windows 7 on my MacBook Pro 15" (Mid 2012) with Bootcamp Assistand. I am very happy until now. The only thing that bothers me is that when I turn down/up the sound with the keys on ...
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⌘+↑/↓ for Page Up/Down not working any more in Yosemite

In Mavericks I could use ⌘ + ↑/↓ for Page Up/Down but it's not working anymore. I googled it and some people said it's fn + ↑/↓ but thats also not working. How can I fix that?
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macbook pro retina keyboard and trackpad key press

I had 3 different macbooks, macbook 13, macbook 13 retina and now I have macbook 15 retina. When I bought macbook 13 retina I've noticed that keyboard and touchpad differs a little from what I had ...
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How do I Launch an Applescript with a Hotkey Without Automator?

I'm running Yosemite and looking to launch Terminal with a keypress in any application. One solution was creating a Service in Automator that launched terminal and assigning a key to it in System ...
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Teach AutoCorrect short words with umlauts

I use an English keyboard layout on OS X because I program a lot. When I type the occasional German umlaut, I can do alt + u + (a|u|o) or can I press and hold a u o. The latter is really buggy in ...
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Emacs Meta key in VMware Player on Windows 7 on Macbook Pro

I run Windows 7 almost exclusively at this point. I use a logitech windows bluetooth keyboard while at home. Running Freebsd through VMware Player, I installed emacs and have had to resort to using ...
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Contents of SwiftKey “personal language model” file?

I'm considering using Swiftkey on iOS8, and I want to turn on the cloud account. However, I'd like to know what information gets synced in my "personal language model." The SwiftKey website says: ...
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Keyboard shortcut for Sort By Date Created

As there’s not one built-in (see hold ⌥ ALT and navigate to Finder->View->Sort By), I tried to create a custom keyboard shortcut for Sort By Date Created in Finder (such as the built-in for Sort By ...
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Need help understanding command

I am having a problem with imported photos showing in thumbnail, but coming up blank with exclamation mark. I am trying to follow suggestions found on the net. But, I don't know what the symbol ...
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How to connect Wireless Keyboard when new hdd on imac 27

I have an iMac 27 emc 2390, i just had a hdd failure, so i bought a new hdd, plug it in and then start my imac with the instal dvd in. The point is that my keyboard isn't recognize so i can't boot on ...
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How do I move to the beginning of text in a line, not to the beginning of line?

I just switched from Windows and I'm giving Xcode a try. It's really nice, but I have an annoyance when coding - I want to be able to quickly move to the beginning of text in a line of text. However, ...
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How to display unicode chars in emacs when running in terminal

This is not strictly a OSX question but someone in here probably has a solution. I'm running emacs from the command line and I simply can't get emacs to correctly show Unicode characters. Everything ...
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Show apple keyboard events on all monitors

Is it possible to show Apple Keyboard function events on all monitors, no just the main monitor? Those of you with an Apple Keyboard, just use it to change the volume and you'll see a volume display ...
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Mapped keys not working in Finder

I am using a keyboard mapping application on Mountain Lion to map combinations like CMD+v to CTRL+v as I'm from a Windows background. However its a bit a hit and miss. For instance Finder still uses ...
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Modifier Keys Across USB

Does anyone know of a way to get modifier keys to work across USB devices in OSX? I have a USB footswitch that sends a left control key. It sends the signal as expected but does not register ...
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Why can't I use the mute button when using Airplay as an output device?

From my MacBook Pro I send all audio using Airplay to my Airplay Express. I can adjust the volume with the volume buttons (F11 and the F12 keys) but I can't use the mute button on the F10 key. It ...
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Need to re-pair keyboard with Apple TV everytime

I have the latest Apple TV paired with Apple wireless keyboard. I can pair it in the first time, although not very smoothly. After that, I need to re-pair my keyboard with Apple TV every time. Any ...
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Does the 13-inch mid-2013 Macbook Air have a noisier keyboard than previous models?

I just got a Apple-refurbished mid-2013 13-inch Macbook Air. It's great -- except that the keyboard is noticeably noisier than my previous model from mid-2011. Specifically, they make more of a ...
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Keyboard/Mouse Not Responsive During Bootcamp Windows 8 Install

I'm trying to install a copy of Windows 8 via Bootcamp on my late-2013 13" Retina Macbook Pro. Everything goes fine up until it asks me to pick a home screen color and name my computer. The built-in ...
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Overtype mode in Terminal.app

As a Linux/Windows user, I am used to switching temporarily to Overtype Mode when using the command prompt. As a new user to the Mac world, I do not know how to change text input mode from normal ...
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Disable <Option-u>, <Option-n> accent mark

I know this has to do with my keyboard layout being U.S, but I have no idea what to do from here. I'm using MacVim, so I want to bind <Alt-u> to something, but I realized it was waiting for ...
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How to assign multiple apps to single focus command shortcut in Slate?

I would like to use a single keyboard shortcut to focus on multiple applications in Slate. For example, I want to map Command+1 to Chrome and Firefox. Each time I press Cmd+1 the focused application ...
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cmd-z switches active monitor

So a couple days ago I hooked up an HP monitor to my MB Pro 15". As I was editing code on the external monitor, I pressed cmd-z to undo something I had just done (like everybody in this world does..). ...
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Modify the compose action for the keyboard

In my keyboard layout, I have a compose key, which works by putting an action="compose" in the appropriate place in the keylayout file. It works well, but I'm not satisfied with the rules for this ...
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Reconciling Chrome Shortcuts in Parallels

On OS X, a new Chrome tab can be opened by pressing Cmd+T, but on Windows you press Ctrl+T. This works fine if you map Cmd to Ctrl in Parallels, but becomes problematic when cycling between tabs. In ...
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Type backslash more easily on Japanese wireless keyboard

In order to write \ on a Japanese wireless keyboard we have to use alt+¥. Very very inconvenient actually. Especially with Swift, the use of \ will sky rocket... Alt is bottom left, right of caps, and ...
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How to switch applications using Cmd+Tab when inside VirtualBox without using Host key?

When inside VirtualBox in order to switch to an OSX app, I first press Host key which is Right Option, then I press Cmd+Tab. I wonder if there is some trick to eliminate pressing Host key before ...
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Looking for Mac Typing software that supports Spanish keyboard layouts - Recommendations?

I've moved from Windows to the Mac a while ago, and in this "self-improvement" path, I've also realized that I need to learn to touch-type (I can do around 50-60 WPM with 3-and-a-half fingers, but I ...
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Constant message from GarageBand saying “Keyboard shortcuts changed”

GarageBand constantly fires off the following message when not the foreground app. It's extremely distracting. The messages appear in the Growl dropdown, and continues to cycle between these two ...