A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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weird behavior of right-shift key in combination with semicolon or quotemark key

I'm having trouble with my Apple bluetooth keyboard for several days after upgrading my system to Lion. In a weird way, neither right shift+; nor right shift+' is working. I have no trouble with the ...
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Are Macbook Pro Pre-Unibody Top Case Parts Interchangeable?

I have a question for service engineers here. I wonder if and where I can source top case (with keyboard) from any pre-unibody MBP for my beaten and torn A1150 one (Core Duo original MBP)
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Command+S No Longer Works on a Particular App (Dreamweaver)

For some reasons, I haven't been able to save (Command+S or "File > Save") in Dreamweaver CS starting today. "Save As" works normally; and, if I set a different shortcut combination to save, e.g. ...
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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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Command + Click not opening links in new tabs

Strangely, Command + Click has stopped opening links in new tabs on my computer. It opens them in the same tab, as if I hadn't pressed Command. This problem occurs with Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. My ...
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Command+V Doesn't work on liquid Damaged keyboard

I'm wondering if its possible for the command key to be partially broken by liquid damaged keyboard (Macbook Air). I have 3 confirmed keys that don't work: period, comma, and downarrow. Everything ...
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How to fix Gmail keyboard shortcut that stops working in Chrome?

The Gmail keyboard shortcuts are generally excellent. One of them (⌘-Shift-7 to start an ordered list) seems to work for me for a while after restarting Chrome… then stops working. I note that the ...
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How to prevent the media keys from waking the MacBook Pro screen?

When I'm putting on music I sometimes turn off the screen with the shortcut Shift + Ctrl + Eject. However, when I use the media keys the screen wakes up and I have put it to sleep again. Ideally the ...
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How to remap delete and shift+delete keys to delete and permanently delete a file in Mac OS X Lion?

I would like to delete and permanently delete a file in finder using del and shift+delete (windows style). Is there any way to remap this in OS X lion?
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Shift + Delete (Permanent Deletion Of File/Folder): Mac Equivalent [duplicate]

In Windows permanently deleting a file or folder without sending it to the recycle bin, is achieved by selecting that file or folder in Desktop or Windows explorer and then depressing the keyboard ...
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Is there a better way to shutdown/restart OSX?

Whenever I want to shutdown/restart OSX I click on the menu, select shutdown, and then click the box for not saving the session, and then click OK. Then there's always at least one program that ...
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OS X - Is there a way to switch keyboard input languages using keyboard shortcut? [duplicate]

Rather self explanatory, but I was hoping to be able to quickly change input languages, without going up to the top and switching manually, rather with a keyboard input? Maybe I'm just too lazy, but I ...
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Keyboard shortcut within Mission Control for choosing a specific application window?

I use Mountain Lion and want to know if there are keyboard shortcuts for moving around and choosing a particular application window within a given active desktop in Mission Control. I chose an option ...
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Disabling highlighting of menu items when using a keyboard shortcut

Whenever I use a keyboard shortcut that is accessible using the menu bar, the related item gets highlighted in blue for less than a second - which I find visually annoying. Can one disable that ...
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Wireless Keyboard not working with Mac Mini

I have the Apple Wireless Keyboard and a very recent Mac Mini. The keyboard exhibits very strange behaviour: meta keys / shortcuts such as CMD+TAB work, but none of the main letters do. Caps lock ...
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Bootcamp and wireless usb keyboard: How to boot with Mac os

I have a Mac mini. I installed windows 7 with bootcamp and now windows 7 is the default OS. My problem is that it doens't seem to recognize my keypress during the boot (I have a logitech usb wireless ...
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How to always insert single and double quotes?

Whenever I try to insert " or ' I have to validate it by space, otherwise strange things happen as with ' followed by an a becomes áinstead of just 'a, similar behaviour with double quotes. I find ...
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How do I disable hiding of the mouse pointer while typing text?

I think I'm finally annoyed enough with my mouse pointer disappearing as I start typing to want to do something about it. I want to move the mouse. I want to click. I want to start typing, but I want ...
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keystroke when clicking mouse button

I want to assign the middle mouse button to the space key, so I can pan in Photoshop and illustrator without using the keyboard. I'm sure something like that must exist for Mac OS, but I only find ...
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typing a backtick on Mac OS X Snow Leopard

I have had a hunt around the net for this, but cannot find an answer - how do I type a backtick on Mac OSX Snow Leopard? I have a Macbook from late-2010. The backtick character is one I use on a ...
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Macbook pro 15" keyboard freezes only function keys work

I am facing a very weird problem with my MacBook Pro 15". I was working in Xcode 4.2 and when I option-click in simulator (to simulate multi tap) my keyboard stops working. The weird thing is that ...
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Add shortcut for iTerm on Mountain Lion

I am trying to add shortcut for opening iTerm when I press F1. I added an application shortcut with this key but it does not work. I want to fire iTerm instantly irrespective of what application is ...
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How to map Caps Lock as a second Control Key on a Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000?

I've got a Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000, with the latest IntelliType drivers installed. There is an option to swap a Caps Lock and a Control key in the Microsoft Keyboard preferences ...
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How can I map keyboard keys to mouse axes in Terminal?

How can I map the mouse axes to my keyboard keys in the Mac OSX 10.6 Terminal? For example, moving the mouse up (positive x) triggers a keypress of W. Is this built in, or do I need a software ...
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Fn+F6 misbehaving after Mountain Lion upgrade

After upgrading from Lion to Mountain Lion, I find that the F6 key (which is really Fn+F6, as I have enabled "Use all F1, F2, etc. keys as standard function keys" under System Preferences:Keyboard) is ...
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iMac keyboard for programming. Is that comfortable or I should buy another one?

I'm planning to buy an iMac next month. I'm a software developer. I usually use the Microsoft Keyboard for my programming tasks, It has a great ergonomics. I tried iMac's keyboard in the store but ...
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Is there a full list of FN-key mappings for the MacBook Pro?

I am looking for a document that would specify how can I produce strokes like the ones below on a MacBook Pro keyboard. Insert Numpad Plus Numpad Minus ...
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How can I rename a song in iTunes with a keyboard shortcut?

I can hit the up and down arrows to navigate a playlist in iTunes 10.5 but hitting F2 doesn't allow me to rename a song. I have to grab the mouse and do a finicky click, wait, click to highlight the ...
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Map Fn + Esc key to Esc key

I am using a PC keybroad on a Mac, the funniest thing is on this KB, to use the Esc key, I need to press Fn + Esc So, are there any tool I can remap the keys such that I can use the Esc without the ...
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Zoom capability gone

I used to be able to hit Ctrl and use mouse wheel to zoom in on pictures, web pages, or whatever. With OS 10.8 the mouse wheel just scrolls up and down pages. Any thoughts on getting the zoom feature ...
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What happened to the rename song iTunes keyboard shortcut?

The keyboard shortcut that used to enter rename mode for the currently selected song no longer works in iTunes. Has it changed, or disappeared?
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need to reinstall mac os x but the command key is broken

I have a macbook, after an accident I had, my keyboard doesn't work properly (some keys are not working at all including the command key) recently I m facing some problems like, no sound and no camera ...
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Keyboard shortcuts for renaming file and accepting extension

When I try to rename a file (by pressing enter, then changing the extension of the file), it pops up with an alert asking "Are you sure you want to change the extensions ... " and the old extension is ...
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Hotkey switching between spelling dictionaries

I'm often using 4 languages for writing texts. Now, each time switching languages with: ⌘+: and changing the language in the popup Is possible somewhat /applescript, shell-script, anyhow ...
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Macbook Pro 2012 i7 - Keyboard/trackpad not working in Bootcamp

I have a 2012 Macbook Pro 15" Core I7 8gb ram and Nvidia 650M. I have been running bootcamp on it for over a month when last night my keyboard and trackpad stopped working after a reboot. I ...
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Keyboard acts as if the Command key is depressed 100% of the time

I've got a 2010 macbook air that works fine in all respects except for the keyboard acts as if the command key is depressed all the time. The key does not appear to be physically depressed however. ...
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How do I enter “ř” (small R with caron) and other unusual special characters on the iPhone?

I have a Czech friend whose name is Jiří, and I want to add his name to my Contacts. Pressing and holding R on the iPhone keyboard does not show any special character versions (and similarly on OSX, ...
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Assigning hotkeys (keyboard shortcuts) in Mac OS X 10.5.8 for audio playback

I will begin by mentioning that I am a SQL/ASP.NET programmer and I work in Windows environments. However, I am in a very small department that has a mishmash of Macs and PCs, and to most of the ...
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Mac OSX Apple Script, How do I make Apple Script push keys on an application

What I am trying to do is make my character run up 50 steps then down 50 steps repeatedly using the up key and the down key. I know how to utilize system events to push keys and I know how to tell ...
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⌘+Delete does not work in Firefox

Firefox, for whatever reason, doesn't support the OS X-standard ⌘Delete shortcut for deleting the current line of text. How do I get it back? 10.8 with FF22, but this behavior has been around for ...
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How do I service the Apple Wireless Keyboard?

I recently got a little bit of water on my Apple Wireless Keyboard and now when I press a key others are registering at the same time along with it. For example when I press shift, t and/or r is also ...
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macbook pro 15 inch retina, keyboard shortcut for desktop display

I have the latest MacBook Pro 15 inch with Retina display, OS 10.8.4. Not wanting to use the standard Fn keys but use them as Apple has assigned them. Is there a keyboard shortcut to display the ...
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Best keyboard mapping to make Ubuntu like Mac?

While there is a similar question how to make Mac keyboard like Ubuntu, I would like to raise the reverse question: How to make Ubuntu keyboard like Mac? I like for instance cmd ⌘ to work as ctrl ...
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Map Right Command Key to Escape?

Quite simply, I'd just like to modify the right command key to escape and that's it. Keep the left command key as is. The only tool I've been able to find for this is ControllerMate but I'd rather ...
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Hands free auto repeat. Hidden feature or stuck key?

I have a new MacBook Pro. Twice so far I have pressed a key and removed my hands from the keyboard, yet the key continued to repeat. Once it was the delete key (fn-Delete, the backspace function), ...
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Disable alt-tab (option-tab) instead of command-tab

I am using Mac OS X 10.8.4 on a Macbook Pro and somehow alt-tab is switching between the applications from Dock. I would like alt-tab to work within RDP (Windows) only. I don't know how (or if) did I ...
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How can I disable a key completely?

I want to learn emac keybindings, but I have a bad habit of using arrow keys. Is there a way to disable the arrow keys temporarily (through software)?
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Which country in Europe offers Macbook Air 13" with US keyboard (with wide enter)? [closed]

I would like to buy a Macbook Air, but I don't like the small and narrow Enter (return) key, small left Shift and the extra keys that you can buy in Czech stores/eshops that sell Apple products. This ...
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Is it possible to disable single function keys?

I know through System Preferences I can disable all the function keys. However, I really only need two of the function keys to have different functions. Rather than having to always press 'fn', is ...
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Switch to Desktop shortcut bug (desktop 2 and desktop 3 are mixed)

On my OS X 10.8.2 (12C54) I use more desktops (4). I've mapped the keyboard shortcuts cmd+{1,2,3,4} to switch to dekstop {1,2,3,4}. However the second and third are mixed up. If I use cmd+2 it ...