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How to access special keys using a ZAGGmate keyboard with iSSH on the iPad?

I just purchased a ZAGGmate case with Bluetooth keyboard. I immediately logged into a Linux machine via iSSH and opened up vim. I can type just fine on this little keyboard, but I am having ...
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Macbook white thingy below keyboard button is broken

I've got an early 2009 macbook pro, and I accidentally broke the white plastic mechanism underneath the S button. They are labeled 130 and 140 in the picture. Does anyone have a clue what the white ...
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Cannot differentiate between LEFT ⌘ (0x37) and RIGHT ⌘ (0x36) keys

I would like to swap the right-⌘ key with the right-⌥ key. KeyRemap4MacBook's EventViewer shows that Alt Gr key acts as the left-⌘ (Command_L in EventViewer), whereas I'd like to be the right-⌘ ...
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Better Media Key controls?

I'd like a better way to control iTunes, Rdio and other audio applications on my computer with my media keys. Ideally, this app would allow me to say that the default media keys will always operate ...
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How do I make my meta keys work in Synergy?

I would like to make my keyboard work as expected when using Synergy. When I press Cmd + Alt + L I would like to see the pipe character. My setup: Server - MacBook Pro - French layout (Mac) Client ...
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Randomly repeating key

My computer will randomly start repeating keys. At first it was the ≥ key, which led me to believe it was more than just a stuck key since that is an option-key character and the chances that they ...
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Can't add keyboard shortcuts

I've been trying to create keyboard shortcuts under System Preferences / Keyboard / Keyboard Shortcuts / Add, but, although I can add the Menu Title fine, when trying to enter the actual shortcut ...
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How to enable sticky keys on a Mac

I've seen this option in one Ubuntu machine and I want to replicate it in my mac: Hold a Key for 2 second to activate it. What I have seen is this: Hold down a Key for 2 second (Shift for example). ...
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using MacBook Pro as keyboad

I was wanting to know if i could use my laptop as a keyboard, i am wanting to plug a device into my laptop's USB port and send keystrokes from the keyboard out of the USB port, the connected device ...
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Keyboard stays lit during sleep

When I put my computer to sleep the keyboard stays lit. It is a July 2012 rMBP. I always have to turn down the brightness manually which is really annoying. Does someone know how to fix this? Also ...
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Sorting through windows that are grouped together

I have a number of open windows that belong to the same program (preview). I would like to easily and quickly flick between these open windows, but I have found this frustratingly difficult to do ...
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How to create a keyboard short cut (F7) for example to launch the terminal app? [duplicate]

How to create a custom keyboard shortcut that launches a terminal window? e.g. when I press F7, it would launch a new terminal window no matter what application is in the foreground. Thanks
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How can I get Launchbar to open the Wireless Diagnostic app?

I use Launchbar Version 5.5 (1008) to start programs from the keyboard and can't figure out how to start one specific app that comes with Mountain Lion 10.8.4 Build 12E55. Has anyone figured out how ...
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Sometimes key “B” doesn't work on my preinstalled keyboard

Although I have seen discussions on this topic before here and I tried all those options told by everyone, yet the problem persists with me. So here is the thing->- Its been 3 weeks since I bought ...
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No Scroll Lock on Apple Keyboard

My StarTech sv215micusba KVM requires that I use Scroll Lock, Scroll Lock, Enter, but my Apple keyboard doesn't have a Scroll Lock key. I found this reference: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1216 ...
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The keyboard and trackpad on my MacBook Pro 3,1 stopped working. How to solve this problem?

The keyboard and trackpad on my macbook pro 3.1 stopped working after having frozen the operating system and reboot. On my Mac I have Windows installed BootCamp and neither does the keyboard and ...
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keyboard input stopped being accepted after login

I just disabled my screensaver successfully by entering my password, then after that my machine no longer accepts keyboard input. The only thing I was able to do is change windows with ...
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How to create a keybinding using the [fn] key as a modifier?

The half-size arrow keys on my MacBook are a little small for me. The keys I'd prefer to use are: fn +  J  to move left fn +  K  to move down fn +  L  to move right fn ...
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What causes the popup alternate characters from showing?

I have the latest version of Mountain Lion 10.8.4 but can't use the new hold key to show variations option. So, when I press the n key and hold it down, it would be nice to see the two alternate ñ and ...
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Keyboard shortcut to switch between Songs, Albums, Artists, Genres, Videos, Playlists in iTunes?

I wasn’t able to find keyboard shortcuts for switching between Songs, Albums, Artists, Genres, Videos, Playlists in iTunes. This is the only thing that is missing in order to have a complete keyboard ...
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Why won't my iPad 2 let me turn bluetooth on?

This issue is about an interstate family member's iPad 2, so I'm afraid my knowledge of the issue and ability to troubleshoot are rather limited, but I'd appreciate any general help available. The ...
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Keyboard shortcut for accessing address bar in Firefox

I am trying to Alt+D on my Mac, but it doesn't take me to the address bar. Instead, the key seems to insert a random character. Is there an alternative shortcut?
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How do I change GNU Screen's meta-key to Cmd-a?

GNU Screen's default meta-key is Ctrl-a, which is really inconvenient for me because I frequently use Ctrl-a and Ctrl-e to move the cursor to the beginning or end of the line. I'd prefer to change ...
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Using an Apple Keyboard Dock as a keyboard for a computer?

Is it possible to use an Apple Keyboard Dock as a keyboard for a computer, rather than an iDevice? As I can, obviously, connect it to a computer via USB, I think it'd be great if I could as I love ...
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How to stop Numbers from beeping at me when I use the arrow keys?

When I edit spreadsheets in Numbers, I often hold down the left or right arrow key to get to the far-left or far-right column of a table. Numbers always beeps at me when I do this. It seems to think ...
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Keyboard layout not usable in all programs

I have used Ukelele to create a keyboard layout file (foo.keylayout) that lives in ~/Library/Keyboard Layouts. I used a US english layout as a base and have added some keymappings that let me type æøå ...
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Zoom in/out keyboard shortcuts for Swedish keyboard?

I could not get the keyboard shortcuts for zoom in/out in Aperture 3 on my Swedish Keyboard. According to the documentation it should be Command+= and Command+- I have searched the Internet, but it ...
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Toggle the keyboard language by *holding* a button?

On my Linux computer, my keyboard switches from English to Serbian when I hold the Caps Lock key. For example, to write č all I have to do is hold Caps Lock, and press the key where č is on the ...
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Control not working in iTerm 2 when using Programmer Dvorak keyboard layout

I'm using the Programmer Dvorak keyboard layout and found that the Control key does not work in iTerm 2. Emacs is unusable as a result, and I can't interrupt processes with Ctrl-C. Interestingly, the ...
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Remap arrow key to different shortcut

I am used to vim and like to move with H, J, K, L. I would like to avoid switching to the arrow keys when I am in a text field for example. Is there a way to remap the following keys in all ...
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How to disable default alt-left / alt-right keyboard shortcuts for Numbers.app

I'm continually hitting Alt+Left Arrow to move navigate within a cell in Numbers, and inadvertently inserting new rows.. How can I disable all the Alt+Arrow shortcuts? I've tried changing the ...
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Bluetooth keyboard causing wifi to freak out, in turn using all of my CPU and RAM?

I paired my Apple Bluetooth keyboard with my Macbook Retina running 10.8.3 today, and noticed that my fan starting running really loudly. Opening Activity Monitor, it showed that a task, ...
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Randomly losing CMD+V (paste) functionality

I am randomly losing CMD+V functionality. Is there a shortcut which might trigger this? So that the keyboard goes into some kind of different mode? I am working with cmd/shift/option a lot in gfx ...
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Creating New Keyboard Shortcots fur Lock Screen and Spotlight search

I know the defaults: control+shift+power : Lock screen command+space : Spotlight I do NOT want to change these -- they must continue to work. However, due to severely ingrained muscle memory and ...
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Shortcut for subscript in PowerPoint

Is there a keyboard shortcut to format as subscript in PowerPoint 2011? Most sources point to command-= but this zooms out. Is there a way to customize these shortcuts, or more importantly to ...
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Can AppleScript automatically press a key for me in an application?

I'm trying to devices an AppleScript that will automatically press the right arrow key for 1 second, then the left arrow key for 1 second and repeat this in an endless loop until I interrupt it. Here ...
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How do I type š on an international keyboard?

I'm currently writing emails frequently to a Slovenian who has the letter š in his name. I use copy and paste for the letter š, which is quite inconvenient. I'm using the US keyboard layout. How can ...
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Keyboard-trackpad combos for Mac, where the trackpad lies underneath the keyboard.

I am currently looking for a keyboard-trackpad combo for the Mac where the trackpad lies underneath beneath the keyboard (i.e. just like they would be on a Macbook; in fact the reason why I'm looking ...
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Right shift key on Lion suddenly doing very strange things

I am running OS X Lion 10.7.2 and have a bluetooth keyboard, magic mouse, and magic trackpad. Over the weekend the behaviour of the right shift key changed in such a way that if I use it to ...
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Keyboard response rate is too low, and character suggestion popups appear periodically

I'm typing on my Retina MacBook Pro, and the response rate on the keyboard is terrible. It's like typing on an LCII that is trying to run Mac OS X. As I type, the computer seems to be thinking ...
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Keyboard shortcut to mirror from OS X to AppleTV?

Is there a keyboard shortcut to mirror from OS X to AppleTV and to stop mirroring?
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Remapping “Command + Arrow Key” to jump through the words of CamelCase expressions?

I often go through sentences word-by-word, using Command+Arrow Keys. However, when there is a word in camel case (e.g. "AppleForumsQuestion.txt", in filenames or so), that won't work - Command+Arrow ...
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Keyboard layout for math

I usually need to write math with LaTeX, and after seeing this question: Entering unicode math symbols. I came here with some small questions. I find that not perfectly comfortable, and I was ...
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What are some useful keyboard language switchers that are designed to use with 3+ languages?

I've been using ⌘-Space for a long time, and it's been quite comfortable. However, recently I added third input language, and since then it's been a real pain to switch. What are some useful ...
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troubleshoot applescripted typing missing shift key and numerics in windows xp under parallels 8?

I am using a Windows XP VM with Parallels 8 under Mountain Lion. I have a remote desktop connection from XP that does not allow pasting from the clipboard, but typing works, of course. I have an ...
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“S” key does not work in X11 (XQuartz)

The S key seems to be mapped to an incorrect value in XQuartz for me. I am running OS X 10.7.5 and XQuartz 2.7.4 (xorg-server 1.13.0). The problem also occurs in X11.app (XQuartz 2.6.5, xorg-server ...
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How to get Mountain Lion to recognise modifier keys from external Windows keyboard

By default, Mountain Lion maps Windows-key to Command and ctrl to ctrol. I changed the modifier keys under the "Modifier Keys" menu in System Preferences, but it had no impact. I can tell this because ...
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How to move window to different desktop via keyboard in Lion?

In Snow Leopard, to move a window to a different space, I had to use the mouse to select the window and use the keyboard to select the target space (e.g., ctrl + 1,2,3). In Lion, what keyboard (maybe ...
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MacBook keyboard error, only letters not working

A couple of weeks ago I damaged the logicboard of my MacBook when I attempted to clean the keyboard. However, it worked perfectly fine if I had the lid closed and attached it to an external keyboard. ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut for launching Activity Monitor?

I can't seem to find a shortcut for launching the activity monitor. Does it have one?