A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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Change to an different keyboard layout when entering passwords

I've just bought the Ipad 2, all my existing passwords that I need to use (mails web services etc) are in Arabic characters. I have added the Arabic Keyboard and am able to use it in normal text ...
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How can I easily select the word my cursor is currently inside?

I'm looking to be able to select the current word my text cursor is inside on OSX (10.7.3). For people who have used vim before, I want to be able to do a similar thing to the 'ci_' command, where ...
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Why does the keypad show strange entries on my iPhone? [closed]

Why does the top of the keypad show an exorbitant amount of numbers when I press the paste button? At the bottom are all the websites I visit. I can get rid of them. I have cleared everything and ...
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tab to select drop-down input box

In any web browser in Mac OS X, how can I choose a drop-down form input box using the tab key? When I need to input many forms including a drop-down box, I preferred to use tab key and shift+tab to ...
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iTunes on OS X: How to rename files using in-line editing in main window, using keyboard only?

When I'm on my Windows computer and using iTunes, I can conveniently hit the F2 key when I have a song selected, rename the song using the in-line edit field that appears, and then hit Enter to commit ...
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Is there a way to spellcheck the word under the cursor with a keyboard shortcut?

Basically, is there any way to trigger the native OS X spellcheck context menu using a keyboard shortcut. I know the command keys ⌘+: activates spellcheck, but what I'm trying to do is get the result ...
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MacBook Pro QWERTY replacement

It is a well known story about the origin of the QWERTY keyboard. For those who don't know what I am talking about: QWERTY is built on purpose to be not easy to type. I figured that no one stops me ...
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How to clean my wireless keyboard

I have the wireless keyboard and one of the keys is sticky. Can I remove the keys or how can I get the sticky food from underneath the key?
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Keybinding shortcut to emulate Vim o/O (New line below/above current line)

I am using XCode for development but have come accustomed to the o/O shortcut in Vim to create a new line below/above the current line without having to move to the beginning/end of the current line. ...
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How can I use the half-qwerty keyboard layout in OSX?

I'd like to use the half-qwerty keyboard layout on my mac, without actually buying any (ridiculously priced) hardware. I found a auto-hotkey script, but that appears to be windows-only. Are there any ...
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Why is the shortcut to “select previous tab” not reliable in Safari?

Quite frequently the shortcut to "select previous tab" in Safari does not trigger. Unfortunately, I've not been able to see a pattern of when this happens. Restarting Safari usually (always?) helps. ...
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How can you customize the keyboard layout / shortcuts?

I've recently migrated from Ubuntu to Mac, but one of the features that I'm lacking most is the keyboard layout for alternative languages. I don't like to switch keyboard layouts all the time, yet at ...
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MacBook Pro 17" (A1297) - Keyboard backlight dimmer than when first purchased

My keyboard backlight is fairly dim. You can definitely see a bit of light through the keys, so it's functional, but it's uniformly more dim than it was when I first bought it and definitely more dim ...
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Is it possible to share a keyboard physically connected to a Windows 7 PC with an iPad 2?

I have an iPad 2 and a Windows 7 notebook. Is it possible to, without jailbreaking, share the notebook keyboard with the iPad? Maybe some application installed on Windows could expose keyboard ...
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Configuring keyboard shortcuts

I'm using OS X 10.7.2 and there are a couple keyboard shortcuts that are just driving me crazy - how do I change them? In Chrome, "Go Back" (or Forward) is ⌘ + [ or ⌘ + ] (for forward), ...
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Is there a list of menu shortcut icons?

For example, see the screenshot below. The menu items have keyboard shortcuts associated with them, but where can I find a list of what keys the icons are referring to?
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Quick switching to maximized application on Lion

I used to use spaces for quick switching between applications (I had a space with a browser, another with a terminal and yet another with an editor). For spaces I could have a keyboard shortcut. This ...
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How can I operate 2 XServes and 2 iMacs from 1 keyboard and 1 mouse (both bluetooth)?

I have 2 Xserves and 2 iMacs. I would like to control them with 1 Apple wireless keyboard and one Apple Magic Mouse. I have seen a device from IOGear a Bluetooth 2.1 USB Micro Adapter, which made ...
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Function keystrokes 'ate' by host when running Win7 in a VirtualBox

I'm a recent Mac convert, but still need to use Windows for work related tasks. A man's gotta eat & pay for internet access. I have VirtualBox setup w/ a Windows 7 VM. The VM has Visual Studio ...
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How can I create a keyboard shortcut to access a specific folder in Finder?

I have been using Total Commander as a file manager on Windows for years. There is one feature I miss a lot in Finder: a shortcut to one specific folder. Saying I have a folder ~/Downloads, ...
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Does Apple's wireless keyboard work cross-platform such as in Ubuntu, Windows and *ixes?

My friend bought me the mStand here and it is quite cool passive heat conductor, placing the screen to the right level and I can use it for books etc besides laptops. It requires a wireless kbd and ...
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How can I use an ADB Apple Keyboard with a modern Mac?

I recently found an old Apple Extended Keyboard that uses the ADB interface. I would like to use it, but I don't have an ADB-to-USB converter. I know of only one which is the Griffin iMate. ...
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Can I lock my screen with a keyboard shortcut? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a quick way to lock my Mac? I'm running OS X 10.7.3 Currently I've found what looks like 2 possible solutions: Hot corner(s) setup in the "Desktop & ...
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How to make this kind of global hotkey? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Create global shortcut to run command line applications I want to assign a command to a certain key. This command will fire no matter what window is active. It will do ...
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How to assign to the “home” key the action “Go to the start of line” Globally

Is there a way in which I can replicate the Windows way of going to the start of line by using home and not ⌘ + ← ? I did it in Eclipse, but I'd rather do it globally. I'm using Snow ...
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How to fix problems with different keyboard layouts in iChat screen sharing?

My Mac has a QWERTY keyboard. When someone with a Mac with an AZERTY keyboard shared their screen with me in iChat, I had to pretend I was typing on an AZERTY keyboard to make any text I was typing ...
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How can I configure my keyboard to be backlit at the login screen?

I recently had to reinstall Lion. Now, when I boot the keyboard is not backlit when at the login screen. It used to be backlit when at the login screen. I'm using a Macbook Air 11" July 2011 ...
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Command+right/left stopped working

On a couple occasions since I installed Lion, the keyboard shortcuts ⌘+→ and ⌘+← have stopped working to navigate to the beginning/end of a line inside text fields and such. Any ideas what's going ...
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Shortcut to move windows between Mission Control spaces?

I can switch to another desktop by pressing CTRL-RIGHT or CTRL-LEFT. Can I also somehow take the active window with me to the new active desktop (similar to Ubuntu/Unity)?
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Is there a hot key to refresh a browser that is in the background?

I want to have a key combo to refresh active window in Google Chrome, which normally would be Cmd + R. Keep in mind that (a) I am using two screens, (b) Google Chrome is not presently active window. ...
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What different non-bluetooth keyboards exist for the iPad 2?

I am in the navy, and am restricted in the use of RF emissions such as WiFi and Bluetooth. Is there a keyboard I can use with my iPad 2 that will plug into the 30-pin connector?
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What are the keyboard shortcuts for copying login and password in 1Password without using the browser extension?

I am using 1Password (version 3.8.5) to manage my login data and somehow I am reluctant to use the browser extensions. I want to speed up my login and password acquisition though and therefore I am ...
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Can you add an accented characters to the querty keyboard on the iPad?

I'm looking to add another layer to the querty keyboard on the iPad so I can get accented characters. Can I do that?
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Is there a hard keyboard case for the iPad keyboard?

Is there a hard case for the Apple wireless keyboard for the iPad? The case is to make the keyboard safe to transport, like in a backpack or something.
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How can you edit the Accent Menu?

The English language doesn't really include any accented words but other languages do. Yet I like to write using accents and diacritics, as needed in each language (Romanian, French, German, etc.). ...
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Using Windows on Mac keyboard without Delete key

I'm just curious - I guess lots of people with Mac hardware use Windows. How do they manage to do so, given that delete key is missing on Mac keyboard and you have to press ctrl+alt+delete to log in ...
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How to change Text-related keyboard shortcuts

I've recently got a mac for some software development (I am been doing windows dev for 15 years) but I keep stumbling on the keyboard shortcuts. I've been using DoubleCommand to switch ctrl and ...
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Switch off keyboard backlight on new MacBooks

Older MacBooks had a dedicated key to switch off the keyboard backlight (like the mute key). It was F8 if I'm not mistaken. Is it possible to replicate its functionality (e.g.: keyboard shortcut) on ...
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Can you power on a MacBook with a wireless keyboard?

Is it possible to power on a MacBook using a wireless keyboard? If that sounds strange, I'm asking because I use a Bose radio as the sound system and the radio fits nicely on top of the laptop.
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Map keyboard key to unix command

Simple I am looking for a way to map a keyboard key to a unix command. It could be as simple as literal as opening up terminal and pasting a required bit of text.
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How can I make Apple menu shortcut keys work more like Windows?

I recently converted from Windows to Mac, but one thing that I really liked on Windows was how easy it was to traverse the menu bar and the associated submenus with the keys. Effectively, I would ...
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Keyboard shortcut for launching Apps in Dock

At Windows 7, Win + 1,2,3..9 launches the first, second etc App in taskbar. Is there a similar keyboard shortcut in OSX in order to launch Apps that are in the Dock?
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What's the Mac equivalent for CTR+ALT+Backspace on Linux?

I need to regularly shutdown brutally my Mac, due to program misbehavior (Starcraft 2 and EVE Online), which take control of the graphics and never surrender it back. While I admire the tenacity of ...
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How can I make a keyboard configuration become default when I hook it up?

At work, I have a MacBook Pro and a RHEL workstation that share a HP keyboard and mouse via a KVM switch. I do most of my work on the Mac so I prefer to change the modifier keys so they command and ...
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CMD 2 keyboard shortcut no longer working

Since Wednesday I can no longer use ⌘2 as shortcut in any application on my MacBook Pro. I've quadruple checked Keyboard Shortcuts in Settings and I have nothing there. ⌘ and any other key works fine. ...
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Navigate folder structure in Open/Save File Dialog with keyboard?

After hitting ⌘-O, how can I navigate my folders and select a file to open using only my keyboard? In particular, how can I get the focus into the folder list? (From there I can use arrows or start ...
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Terminal shortcut keys

I've recently immigrated from Ubuntu to Mac OSX Snow Leopard. I use the terminal (iterm2) extensively, and I am a great fan of shortcut keys. The standard shortcut keys (which work in any GUI ...
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Is there a way I can set the Tab key as (part of) an application keyboard shortcut in System Preferences > Keyboard shortcuts?

Basically, I would like ⇥ and ⇧+⇥ to "Shift Right" and "Shift Right" (Menu items to indent or unindent selection) in TextMate. However, I can't set them using the System Preferences GUI, as pressing ...
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What is the best way to modify Apple keyboards for alternate layouts?

I would like to permanently modify my keyboard's button labels to match the non-default keyboard layout that I have set on an Apple computer, so that others who do not touch-type can use the keyboard. ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to clear the search box in Lion's Mail?

I am running 10.7.2 and would like to be able to clear the search box in Mail with a shortcut. How do I do this?