A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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Pairing multiple iOS devices with one bluetooth keyboard

I have a Keys to go Bluetooth keyboard that I use with my iPad. When I turned off the Bluetooth of my iPad, and paired the keyboard with my iPhone, it worked fine with the iPhone. The issue is that ...
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Keyboard keeps reverting to U.S

For a few weeks, I've noticed that my keyboard layout keeps reverting to U.S. each time I reboot. To be precise: each time I reboot, my System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Input Sources window ...
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USB keyboard acting strange with MacBook Pro

I have a Cooler Master Storm USB keyboard. I have plugged it in to my new MacBook Pro. The OS took me through the keyboard setup screen, and 'recognized' the keyboard as a standard US one. Some ...
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Disable ⌘Q for a specific application

I know someone or the other has asked about disabling ⌘Q, but I like the shortcut, and I use it often. However, I use an email client called Airmail that unfortunately does not keep a service (for ...
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Moving a window to another workspace by a key combination

Is there any way to move a window to another workspace by a key combination? For example, in Ubuntu I can do that by "Ctrl+Shift+->" if I recall correctly. In mac - only by mouse? It's not convenient. ...
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Repurposing “menu” button on Windows keyboards used in OS X

Windows keyboards map pretty intuitively to OS X, leaving only the "context menu" button a little purposeless. I would like the menu key to behave as another Command key. How does one define what the ...
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Alternative ways to switch between applications if cmd+tab doesn't work

What are alternative ways to switch between applications? Cmd+Tab doesn't work for me in some games. For example on steam; "Crusader Kings II", "The Talos Principle". So i have no ability to switch ...
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Apple terminal no home and end key - Use cmd left or cmd right

How do I make ⌘+← and ⌘+→ move the text cursor very left and right of the terminal entry line. This keyboard shortcut works on most things on my mac book but not the Terminal. Usually I use the home ...
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Is it possible to force a apple wireless keyboard to disconnect, from the keyboard?

I have a single keyboard that is paired to multiple iOS devices. Once it's actively connected to one of them, it seems the only way to get it to be willing to connect with another is to turn off ...
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How to evoke Preview's title bar saving dialogue by shortcut?

Preview shows the currently opened document’s name in its title bar. When hovering over this name, a arrow appears at the right. After a click, there is a dialogue where you can chance the file name, ...
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How to have character accent menu _and_ key repeat

So it seems you have an either/or choice for the character accent menu or normal press-and-hold for key repeat behaviour. Surely it's possible to have press and hold bring up the Character Picker ...
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iMac not recognising any keyboard

I have an Apple wired keyboard and a wireless Microsoft keyboard. I have been working with the Apple keyboard for a couple of months. Today I started my iMac and it didn't recognise the keyboard, I ...
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In Screen Sharing, how do I stop the local Mac from grabbing Mission Control keyboard shortcuts meant for the remote Mac?

I have two Macs, each with ^-1 through ^-4 configured to switch between Mission Control desktops in Keyboard/Shortcuts. When I use Screen Sharing, these shortcuts always go to the local Mac, never to ...
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Global keyboard shortcut to switch to an application (to use with Emacs/Aquamacs)

Like in iTerm, I'd like to be able to set a keyboard shortcut to switch to an application, which in this case would be Aquamacs. This would be really useful to know in general. Would an Applescript or ...
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Typing national characters in a slightly different way

Typical way of typing national characters (if you need to use them) on a keyboard looks as follows: This is an example for Polish ą character: Push ALT. Push a. Release a. As a result we 'll see ...
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Switch Windows in Pages

So I'm using Pages on my Mac and I once was able to switch the windows (NOT the application, but the windows in Pages) with the shortcut command + < or command + >. Now, they apparently removed ...
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healthy-wise: which keyboard is better?

there is a apple wireless keyboard and the apple keyboard with numeric keypad. Which one is better for the overall healthy of my wrists and arms? I suffer from RSI and I want to buy a wireless ...
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Macbook Pro, completely broken keyboard, can't login!

I have 15 inch macbook pro and the keyboard recently stopped working completely. None of the keys work. I got a wireless apple keyboard, to fix the problem. The issue is that I need to login in ...
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How do I paste or type without moving the insertion point? (10.8.x)

How do I paste or type without moving the insertion point? I am currently on 10.8.x. I want to be able to type where the insertion point (blinking I-bar) doesn't move but the text I type goes in ...
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How do I make command+delete delete a word backwards instead of to beginning of the line?

I tried putting this in my ~/Library/KeyBindings/DefaultKeyBinding.dict: "@\U0008" = "deleteWordBackward:"; /* Cmd + Backspace */ When I log out and log back in, but it still doesn't work. ...
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How to beautify binary dict files?

I've opened /System/Library/Frameworks/AppKit.framework/Resources/StandardKeyBinding.dict in vim, and it looks like jibberish. Is there a way to convert it to human readable just to see what it ...
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Standard Windows Keyboard - wrong keys recognised

I have a classic British Windows keyboard plugged into my Mac Mini. I'm sure I had it working but now it's not... I can choose between these two layouts but neither is correct: My keyboard, like ...
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Yosemite - remapping Russian layout

Is there a way to remap keys in foreign layout by modifying existing layout or creating your own? Yosemite (as well as Mavericks before that) has "Russian-PC" and "Russian" layout, both missing "ё" ...
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How to select text with touchpad without pressing the “hard” key?

Now on OS X, when I want to select some text, I have to press the "hard" key on touchpad with thumb and drag through the text with another finger on touchpad. With linux on the same macbook pro, I ...
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How to assign Kana (かな) key in Japanese keyboard to another Language?

I have purchased my Mac Pro ( it is running OS 10.9.5) in Japan. Needless to say that it has two different keys assigned exclusively for English and Japanese (英語 for English and かな for Japanese). ...
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Lock Screen Keyboard

I just upgraded to iOS 8.0.2. Now there is a permanent keyboard on the lower half of my screen in locked mode and on home screen. The keyboard will pop up every time I receive a text message and it ...
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Option+. prints ≥ instead of being recognized as a shortcut

Within the terminal, I used to be able to press Option+. in order to insert the last argument of the last command into the current prompt. On my new setup, pressing this combination simply prints "≥" ...
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How to change the input source to different language with shortcut (only one key combination)?

I want to use four language in my OS X system (English, Spanish, Chinese, and Japanese), and I know I can change the language with ⌘ + Space. However, I have a pathological hatred for switching with ...
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How to uninstall 3rd party keyboards on ios8

I've installed a 3rd party keyboard on ios8. I didn't like it so i wanted to uninstall it completely. It stills appear under "Third Party Keyboards" when I press "Add new Keyboard..." in the ...
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Does exists some console utility for keyboard layout switching in Mac OS X?

For example, there is xkb-switch on Linux. Is there some analog in Mac OS X? I googled but found nothing. Yes I know about AppleScript but it doesn't fit to my purposes.
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Adding words to Hiragana input's dictionary

I am trying to figure out how to add new words to the Japanese dictionary. Specifically, my problem is, name of one of my friends is Manaka, spelled 愛可 (yes, that's 可愛い in reverse). Problem is, if ...
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How to set Fn and left Control keys as shortcuts to change between tabs in Safari

I don't like native shortcuts for "Show Next Tab" and "Show Previous Tab" in Safari, I thought that Fn would be great for previous tab and Left Control for next tab because I don't use that keys in ...
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Shortcut to accept top spelling suggestion of the last word

Say I'm typing into a document and I make a typo. I've got to the end of the misspelled word and it has a red line of dots under it. I right click and choose the top suggestion (which is nearly always ...
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Use only one function key as standard function key [duplicate]

I'd like F2 to used as a standard function key. (ie, when I press F2 my screen won't brighten it will send an F2 to the application) At the same time I'd like the rest of the function keys to do ...
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Simulate Page Right and Page Left

is there any way to simulate a "Page Left/Right" functionality? With ⌃ Ctrl+↑ or ⌃ Ctrl+↓ (or fn+↑ or fn+↓ or any of the other various ways) I can scroll most Mac windows up or down "a page". However ...
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I have trouble accessing my Mac

After I accidentally left my Mac on my balcony last summer and after a heavy rain when typing the mac keyboard only symbols appear. When using external keyboard things have worked smoothly since ...
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How safe is Force Restart [Control-Command-Power Button] keyboard shortcut?

There have been a couple of occasions where I haven't been able to restart my macbook. Both times I've used this shortcut to restart but I am concerned about the state of the system upon reboot. The ...
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Hotkey to menubar app in Mavericks

I have Mountain App running in my menu bar (it is an app that allows you to quickly mount and unmount drives attached to your computer). I would like to create a simple script that calls up the menu ...
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How to stop a key on my Macbook Air keyboard showing the character accent menu?

For no apparent reason, one of the keys on my Macbook Air keyboard (the "l" key) shows the character accent pop-up menu. This happens when I tap the key normally, not when holding down the key. Could ...
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Having trouble with a SMC reset

I'm having trouble with my built in iSight and I'm trying to reset the SMC. My MBP has a non-removable SMC, so the instructions ask me to press CMD-SHIFT-ALT-POWER at the same time, release it at the ...
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Modify the keyboard opt symbols

Is there any way to (or existing program which can) modify the keyboard symbols you get when holding down the option key? I.e. I want to be able to modify these mappings:
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Switch wireless keyboard/trackpad while using iMac as external monitor

I have an iMac with a pair of wireless keyboard/trackpad and another Macbook Pro (MBP). I just got a thunderbolt cable and try to use iMac as an external monitor for the MBP. However, one problem is ...
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RTL + Right-align in text boxes

In Windows, I could use Ctrl+Shift to align text in textboxes. To align left, I used the left Ctrl and the left Shift and the right ones to align to the right. Is there a way to do this in OSX?
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Replaced hard drive - trying to do a clean install of OS-X on 2011 Macbook Pro

I've seen plenty of how to's on how to upgrade if you have a working installation of OS-X, however I purchased this macbook used, it needed a hard drive and a keyboard. So I put a new hard drive in ...
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Changing accent behaviour to match iOS

In iOS an accent can be added after the character where it is intended. In OSX it is the opposite, it must be entered before. This means that if I forget to add it, I must delete the character, add ...
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Xcode keyboard shortcut for scrolling down both cursor and line

How can I define a keyboard shortcut in Xcode to scroll down both the cursor and the line? In Xcode's key bindings terms, this would be equivalent to performing "Scroll Line Down (Scrolling)" ...
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keyboard shortcut to jump to the non-whitespace first character in a line

control-a is pretty close - it moves the character to the first column. command-left does too. if my keyboard had a home key this would likely move the cursor there, but it doesn't. similar to this ...
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command-delete key remapping

I have remapped one of my top-left keys ( ~`) to the backward-delete key (⌫) . However the command-delete shortcut (⌘⌫) to "move to trash" works only on the original ⌫ key but not on the remapped key. ...
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Ergonomic Mac keyboards

I could really use a good ergonomic keyboard for my iMac to try to deal with some wrist issues. The reviews of the Kinesis Freestyle 2 seem basically OK, but there are some complaints about oddly ...
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Using Automator to recall open Windows of (multiple) Applications

I would like to assign numbers to open Windows of (multiple) Applications with a keyboard shortcuts like: Cmd+1 (different numbers for different windows) and then recall them (along with their ...