A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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Option key not working after liquid damage. Keyboard or logic board?

I made the gut-wrenching mistake of spilling a half glass of water on my mid-2014 MacBook Pro. I immediately turned it over, it made some sizzling noises, and then turned itself off. To be more ...
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macbook ctrl key acts as alt (control/option)

Suddenly when I press my Ctrl key acts as if it were the Alt/Option key. I have not changed any settings though. I am mapping the Alt key to the Caps Lock key (see image). But besides that ...
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Boot Camp OS startup selection not available with Windows Alt

I am using iMac (Yosemite) and Logitech K800 wireless keyboard http://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/wireless-illuminated-keyboard-k800 (specifically the Finnish version of it). When I press Alt on ...
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Macbook air builtin keyboard and trackpad not working

Since yesterday, my mac's keyboard and trackpad is not working. More precisely keyboard is working but with a long lag whilst trackpad is not working at all. This is when, I connect my laptop to a ...
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How to move line up/down in Notes on macbook using keyboard shortcut?

I know it is possible in xcode with ⌘ + ⌥ + [ or ⌘ + ⌥ + ]. But it doesn't work in Notes. Any ideas?
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Way to prompt for a keyboard on the iPad?

So I am trying to access my iCloud Drive via safari on my iPad mini 3, I go to Safari and tap the Request Desktop Site so that I can view my iCloud account. I have two step verification turned on for ...
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On a Mac how to map caps lock key, to function as a modifier(s) key held down?

I'd like it so when I tap the Caps Lock key to "on", it would behave as if it's holding down cntrl+fnc keys, so when I hit any of my shortcuts I don't have to hold down the cntrl+fnc keys. Then when ...
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Mouse and Keyboard on MacBook Air mid 2009 don't work partially

My MacBook Air mid 2009 worked for 3 months without any problems on Yosemite. Two days ago the built in mouse stopped working along with the built-in keyboard. Right after it woke up from sleep mode ...
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Disabling/shortening keyboard shortcut animations for volume control

As stated in the question title, I'd like to know if there's a way to disable or shorten the animations that occur when I press keys F10, F11 and F12 to control volume. I've been searching around for ...
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Create custom shortcuts and assign them to F keys

I recently migrated to OS X 10.10 from Ubuntu 14.04 (Linux). In Ubuntu, I could make any key of my keyboard do anything I liked. I used to have the F1, F2, and F3 keys set to function as the red, ...
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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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Two problems in Yosemite in French: Spotlight and Ctrl + More, how to fix them?

My OS is in French. 1) I open Spotlight and converted any currency to ARS (Argentinean peso), but Spotlight doesn't recognise this currency. It doesn't recognise AR, ARS, $AR, $ARS, Argentinean peso, ...
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How can I clean Makeup Foundation off a keyboard?

I Refurbish / Rebuild Apple Mac Computers for a Recycler. We get hundreds of school computers / laptops and a good portion of the keyboards have a tan colored stain which most agree is "makeup ...
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External keyboard doesn't act how it's supposed to

I have acquired a 2009 Mac Mini with OS X 10.8.5 for development purposes, and now I'm stumbling on quite a big problem. I have connected my CM Storm mechanical keyboard to the Mac Mini and something ...
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Disable instant reboot by crtl-cmd-power or bring up a confirmation or wait timer

Being a newbie to Mac I found it very strange that Ctrl+Cmd ⌘+Power instantly kicks my computer to reboot without even printing a warning of any sort. The problem is that sometimes I mix it up with ...
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Is there any way of mapping ⌘c to ^c

I use Screen Sharing on my Mac to access VNC servers on Linux machines. This works OK, but I have been using a Mac for years, and ⌘+C and ⌘+V have become muscle memory. I spend as much time undoing ...
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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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Setting Global Volume / Track Keyboard Shortcut with Non-Apple Keyboard

Where is the option to set the global keyboard shortcuts for volume controls. I have a non-apple keyboard and by default none of the F keys work as media controls.
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At symbol is in the wrong place on an Apple keyboard on Windows 7

We have an Apple keyboard connected to Windows 7 on a Sony laptop. The email at "@" symbol is located on the 2 key, however when the alt key and 2 key are pressed simultaneously we don't get the "@" ...
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How to remap “change keyboard layout key” from `ctrl` + `shift` to `cmd` + `space` in Windows7 (Bootcamp)?

How to remap"change keyboard layout key"? from: ctrl + shift to: cmd + space In Windows7 (bootcamp) note: I'd tried SharpKeys program but it didn't work for a combination key.
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connecting keyboard + mouse + monitor to mbp

Are there alternatives to the docking station sold by henge? I am looking for something that make it easier to connect my external (non apple) monitor, keyboard, mouse, and speakers to my mbp.
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Malay Keyboard-delete key and return key not working correctly after upgrading to Yosemite

After I upgraded to Yosemite, my Macally keyboard return key and delete keys no longer work. All other keys work, except for these two
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Can I configure Swype to use two different languages for keyboard layout and spell checking?

With my built-in iPhone keyboard that is easily possible, but I can't seem to find the setting on Swype.
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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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Using keyboard text shortcuts in word

I created some text "shortcuts" (well..not very short) in Keyboard. For example, when I type \alpha I get α, and if I type \sigma I get σ. While this works in almost everything on my computer, it ...
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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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Bind a series of keystrokes to a hotkey

I want to take a sequence of keypresses (including modifiers) and define a single keyboard shortcut to execute the sequence. Can I do that? I use OneNote for Mac. Notebook navigation by keyboard ...
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How should I fix keyboard problems on iOS?

Since I started using custom keyboards on iOS (I'm using SwiftKey) I get an intermittent problem whereby Messages freezes. Also, other apps sometimes can't access the keyboard at all. Is this a ...
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Use numkeypad to move caret

I'm really used to move editors caret with numpad. From it I can move to the end-beginning of a line, I can go page up & page down and of course move the caret in text editor up,down, left and ...
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Can I use a different language wireless keyboard?

My Macbook pro is Japanese with a Japanese keyboard. I want to get a wireless bluetooth keyboard, but I am currently living in the UK and cannot get a wireless Japanese keyboard here. If I bought a US ...
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Where are settings for keystrokes that rearrange size/position of active window

On my current (Yosemite) configuration the key combinations ctrl+⌥+⌘+← | → as well as those keys with ⇧ cause the current window to be resized to one quartr screen size and placed in one of ...
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Bluetooth keyboard has occasional lag [duplicate]

I bought a third party keyboard to use with my MBA 11in. It is an Anker keyboard. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0096M8VR2/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 When I am continually ...
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Help with A-49 power on [duplicate]

What buttons do I push on the Roland A-49 to power it up. I know there is a combination of keys that I push but I have forgotten which ones.
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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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keyboard issues

I currently have Yosemite and I am new to mac. I have an issue with my keyboard. I tried to look under preferences of the keyboard but couldn't find the proper virtual keyboard matching my actual ...
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Excel in Office 2011 on Yosemite lost some keyboard functionality; restart fixes

I am using Excel from Office 2011 on OS X Yosemite, and Cmd-` and Cmd-H stopped working. There was some other lost functionality on typing, but I didn't do enough testing before restarting Excel, ...
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Thinkpad keyboard & scrolling

I have got an Thinkpad external keyboard with my mac. The keyboard has some mouse buttons and trackpoint. The trackpoint mouse function with two mouse button works fine but scrolling with middle ...
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Using two keyboards with different layouts simultaneously

I am using a MacBook with a UK keyboard layout and a USB keyboard also with a UK layout. However, some of the keys are assigned differently on the two keyboards. For example, Shift-2 is @ on one ...
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Mac OS 10.7.5 – VLC - Can't find AB Loop Hotkey in Preferences

I use VLC as a video player for many reasons but mainly in order to benefit from the A-B Loop function where I can select a particular section of the video and watch it over and over again at ...
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How to fix iMac keyboard delay?

I just opened my new iMac, and the bluetooth keyboard is terrible. When I press a key, it can take up to 3 - 5 seconds to respond, and sometimes, the keyboard acts as if I've been holding the key ...
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How to run Apple Hardware Test with broken keyboard?

mid-2011 13" MBA running Yosemite Coffee spill has left keyboard of mid-2011 13" MBA non-functioning. Even power button doesn't work, I boot by shorting the two solder points on logic board. I've ...
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Up Arrow Key Shows Application Windows (without having set it up as a shortcut)

I'm using OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 and whenever I press my up arrow key, mission control will display the application windows while also performing whatever action the up key is expected to (e.g. move ...
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Yosemite: Change keyboard layout of an input source

My MBP has an AZERTY keyboard (a French keyboard, more precisely). I usually type English, French and Vietnamese. For the latter I use the built-in Vietnamese Telex input source. Since I'm used to ...
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How to swap FN key and Right-Ctrl key with Karabiner

I'm using a CM Storm keyboard and I want to swap FN and CONTROL_R. Here is my private.xml <item> <name>Swap FN and Ctrl in ISO keyboard</name> ...
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Scroll lock on USB keyboard does not enable scroll lock

I have a Windows keyboard that attaches to a KVM that I use to control my Macbook Pro and my desktop. Pressing scroll lock twice on the KVM switches between the two computers. On the Macbook scroll ...
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Can't use keyboard shortcuts to switch spaces unless I'm in mission control

I have my Mac set up to switch spaces using Cmd + Num but sometimes, out of the blue, they will stop working unless I do the command when in mission control. Anybody have any idea why this happens?
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Switch to another app's active window only

Command+Tab and Command+Shift+Tab - toggles between apps Command+` and Command+Shift+` - toggles between windows of the currently active app Is there a way to switch to another app but only to the ...
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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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Cursor selection goes wild?

It is really weird that now (after upgrading to Yosemite) I have great problems controlling my text selection. For example, after selecting a word, I press command + c to copy it. Once command is ...
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Hotkeys for switching directly to open app?

Instead of using cmd+tab to switch between open apps, is there a way to create hotkeys for selecting the running instance of emacs/firefox/whatever? (Preferably opening them if they aren't running.) ...