A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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Mail.app: How can Choose Signature choice be based on recipient?

I have different mail signatures that I'd like to use, depending on whether my recipient is internal or external. In the Signatures tab of Mail.app preferences, I can choose random or sequential ...
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Where did the command-backtick keyboard shortcut go in 10.7 Lion?

With every Mac OS X I've ever used, hitting command-backtick (`) cycled to the next window. I just installed Mac OS X 10.7 (on top of a perfectly fresh 10.6), and command-backtick does nothing at ...
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Lock screen with LaunchBar

I extensively use Launchbar and have almost all my daily productivity items working through it. Since I use my personal MacBook at work, I do not have use a screen saver password, however, when at ...
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Can the ambient light sensor be adjusted to shut off the keyboard backlight?

I have a 2011 Macbook Air and I find that the ambient light sensor does a great job of setting an appropriate backlight brightness level. It's particularly good at not blinding you when you open up ...
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Track mostly used keyboard keys

I want to get statistics of key and shortcut usage to remap them lately. Is there any software or convenient methods?
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MacBook Error Screen On Boot Up

This MacBook had milk spilled on the keyboard a few months ago. It's continued to work, with a few of the letter keys no longer functioning, up until this point. Now, upon start up, the MacBook just ...
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How to make a custom keyboard layout be recognized as Latin so I can remove the US default layout?

I have a custom keyboard layout which MacOSX doesn't recognize as Latin, so it doesn't allow me to remove the US default layout. I'd like to know what would make my layout be recognized as Latin. Is ...
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Show context sensitive keyboard upper case or lower case characters on the iPad [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to configure the keyboard on an iPad My Windows Phone's keyboard displays the characters on it depending on the context, i.e, if I am currently typing ...
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How do I type + (plus) character on a Swedish Apple Wireless Keyboard using US keyboard layout?

I feel stupid asking this, but my thorough troubleshooting and Google searches rendered no clues… I'm trying to get to grips with Vim (MacVim) and I've set up Keyboard Maestro to automatically switch ...
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How do I know which keyboard locale file I'm using for my keyboard layout?

I was reading a great answer to how you can extend the list of characters Lion shows you when hold down a key for a few seconds. The in answer he says: choose the keyboard file relevant to your ...
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Is there a way to use a Finder hot key to open a folder in TextMate?

I have setup a System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Keyboard Shortcuts -> Services item to allow me to use a hotkey to "Open in TextMate". It works fine on files, but does not work on folders. If I ...
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Where are \ { and } on an Apple Wireless Keyboard - French?

I am using an Apple Wireless Keyboard - French. Could anyone tell me how to type \ { and }?
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Bind shortcut to applications [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I create a shortcut to open a specific application on OS X? I would like to bind a shortcut to Google Chrome and another shortcut to Finder... I configure as ...
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How do I press Control + Alt + KP4 on an Apple Wireless Keyboard - French?

I have an Apple Wireless Keyboard - French. Could anyone tell me which shortcut is for the number lock? clear or F6 as suggested somewhere does not seem to work. Also, where are number keys when ...
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Really switch among all the applications by shortcuts

I am using Mac OS X 10.7.3. ⌘+tab is used to switch among different applications, but sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't. I guess it is because some applications are hidden or ...
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How can I rebind the return key so that it works consistently across all applications?

I tried rebinding my keyboard with Ukelele to switch the return key with the ' key. This works fine most of the time. There are just a few websites (that I've found so far) that aren't compatible with ...
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How can I use “Capslock” in iOS?

On rare occasion I'll want to type a whole word in capital letters, but I can't get the iOS keyboard to "stick" it's shift down. In Android I can hold the Shift key and it'll stay in Shift until I ...
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Remap the . in the numpad?

In my locale digits are represented like this: 100,90 (instead of 100.90 as in the USA), but, even using a PC keyboard, OS X 10.7 is replacing the . in the numpad with a , via software This is ...
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Keyboard combinations not working

I have a weird problem. A few keyboard combinations seem to have stopped responding. Among others Option-8 and Option-9 do not work. In fact everything from Option-3 to Option-0 do not work. ...
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Rebinding “switch to next window” keyboard shortcut

It seems that the default shortcut for switching to the next window in Lion is ⌘ `. Is there any way I can rebind this to something else? (Preferably using built-in software.) I tried looking for it ...
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Keyboard layout editor that works on Lion

So far I've been using Ukulele for editing my keyboard layout (I assigned some shortcuts to Alt+key and changed a few others). Unfortunately, after upgrading to Lion, it's broken. The point is, Lion ...
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How can I set up Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection for Mac to work with the Portuguese keyboard layout?

Can you help me to configure the Apple keyboard in Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection for Mac so it works correctly with the Portuguese keyboard layout when connecting to a Windows 7 computer? I want ...
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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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Send hotkey combinations to remote Mac?

I'm working on another Mac remotely, via the Screen Sharing app. Is there a way for me to send my swipe gestures and "hotkey" keystrokes to the remote machine? It's kinda annoying to have to keep ...
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Can I cmd-F and click a highlighted link in Safari (or something similar) without a mouse?

I'm trying to make my Mac as mouseless and possible. My three last big hurdles: Moving the current window to a different space in Spaces. (I'm still on OS 10.6, until 10.8 comes out.) A more ...
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What is the keyboard combination for the ⌘ symbol?

There are many handy shortcuts for exotic characters in Mac such as Option + 7 for ¶ and Option + G for ©. Is there one to yield the command key ('⌘') sign?
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AltGr keyboard shortcuts on MacOS?

Is there any way to enable Windows-style AltGr symbol shortcuts on Mac OS? I.e., AltGr+V should be mapped to "@", AltGr+F to "[" etc. AltGr being, in this case, the right Option/Alt key. I am using a ...
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Swapping Modifier Keys on a PS/2 Keyboard

I've been using an IBM SpaceSaver II very successfully with my Mac Pro through one of those cheap PS2 > USB converters for about the last six or seven years. Recently, possibly after upgrading to Snow ...
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Is there a remote desktop or vnc app for the IPad that properly handles Bluetooth keyboard shortcuts?

I've tried 4 or 5 remote desktop apps, the most notable being Jump Desktop and Splashtop Streamer. Most of these remote desktop apps have some sort of on-screen keyboard for typing with the IPad, ...
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Why isn't KeyRemap4MacBook's “PageUp/PageDown to Left/Right (only in iPhoto)” setting working?

I have "PageUp/PageDown to Left/Right (only in iPhoto)" checked in KeyRemap4MacBook (version 7.5.0): And I've confirmed that my (non-Kensington) wireless USB gadget shows a PageDown and PageUp in ...
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Recomendations for where to assign the hash (#) key [closed]

I've just bought my first Mac (long-time PC user) and am attempting to solve the problem of the missing easy-access has (#) key. (I know it's there - either Alt +3 or Shift + 3 - but I want to access ...
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Xcode Keyboard Shortcuts Conflicted

Xcode has a preferences window that allows you to set keyboard shortcuts but many of my shortcuts are conflicted. I've looked through all of system preferences for anything using these key ...
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Dvorak on iPad?

Is there any way to enable Dvorak on iPad for apps like Pages or Notes?
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How to disable visual display of modifier keys?

Somehow I have gotten my Mac Mini into a state where every time I press a modifier key - shift, option, command or control - it shows an image of the symbol of the modifier key around the upper right ...
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How can I activate the 'say' command from the keyboard?

I love the 'say' command in OS X. It's quite possibly the most fun little part of the Mac that I've seen in a while. However, having to go to Terminal every time I want to use it is a bit of a drag. ...
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How do I create a menu shortcut which involves the delete key?

In Addressbook I want to create a keyboard shortcut for the Menu entry Delete Group using the key combination option-command-delete. So I went to System Preferences --> Keyboard --> Keyboard ...
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Can I turn off the screen with a keyboard shortcut?

One of the first customizations I make in Windows is to install WinBubble, an awesome piece of software that lets me add an option the the right-click menu of the desktop: 'Turn Off Monitor.' It's ...
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Tile scenes side by side in Windows 7 as virtual machine

I am using Windows 7 as virtual machine under Mac OS... The keyboard shortcuts of Windows become difficult because of the Mac keyboard... For instance, I am used to tiling scenes in Windows by ...
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How do I completely disable automatic keyboard backlighting on Macbook Pro with OSX Lion?

I have the system pref "Automatically illuminate the keyboard in low light" disabled. However, when I wake the computer from sleep and the login prompt appears, the keyboard backlight turns on. ...
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Is it possible to hook up macbook build in keyboard to Ubuntu PC?

I need to work on both: Mac Pro and Ubuntu PC. I would like to use one keyboard. It is more less simple to do with external Mac keyboard, but how to do it with build-in one? External is not ...
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What is the ⌥ key?

Is this key the same as shift? If so, why don't people just call it shift? I spent a long time looking around for what this key means. Google returned no results. My MacBook Air keyboard does not ...
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Using a Ukelele-created keyboard doesn't work in Chrome

I tired to do the following: Select the original US Keyboard layout as my current keyboard. Launched Ukelele Chose New > From current input source Swapped a single key Saved the file in my keyboard ...
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Do the current Apple USB Keyboards support charging the iPad?

As the new owner of an iPad, it was disappointing, but not surprising, to see a "not charging" in the upper right hand corner of my iPad when I connected it via USB to my Apple Keyboard from 2007. ...
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OS X equivalent of Windows keyboard commands to access in-application menus?

In Windows, I often use the keyboard commands to navigate through the menus in a program. For example, in Photoshop, I can do Alt+F, then D to quickly Save for Web & Devices. Or Alt+V, then D to ...
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Accessing certain diacritical vowel characters in the Spanish layout in Mac OS X

I need the following Portuguese characters: ã, õ. I write in Spanish/Portuguese all the time, but I am used to the Spanish keyboard layout. I can do anything but write the mentioned characters. I do ...
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Vim mappings / plugin for Xcode

I'm a developer who mostly does web stuff in Ruby and C#, and I'd like to start tinkering with iOS and Mac development. Over the last few month I've been trying to get fluent in one set of key ...
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Customising Lion’s accented letters [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Add characters to the press and hold character picker in OS X Lion I’m slightly disappointed by Lion’s iOS inspired feature to show a selection of accented characters on ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut for sleeping a display? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to put the display to sleep without putting the whole computer to sleep? What is the keyboard command to sleep (or turn off) a display, but not actually ...
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How to switch input languages with different key combination?

I don't like to switch languages with ⌘ + space. Is there any way I can use more common keyboard combinations: Control + Shift or Control + Opion or Caps Lock I'd preferred the simplest solution ...
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What does the new command on the f4-key do?

I used to have a dashboard icon, which opened the dashboard when clicked on my keyboard. But now there is another image, which does nothing when clicked. What is it supposed to do? How to I fix it? ...