A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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“DefaultKeyBinding” Hex code for ML's “⌘ ⌘” Start Dictation command?

I have a set customized keyboard bindings located in a plist file at ~/Library/KeyBindings/DefaultKeyBinding.Dict which works with Hex keys like.. "\UF729" = "moveToBeginningOfLine:"; /* Home */ or ...
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Keyboard shortcut for Spotlight doesn't work in full screen Google Chrome on Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion)

I've noticed that the Spotlight Search keyboard shortcut (cmd space) doesn't work if I'm running Google Chrome (12.0.742.122) as full screen application in Lion. Is this a Chrome-related bug or is ...
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Add Compose key to OS X

I want to change one of my keys on my keyboard to a Compose key so I can easily type common accents or characters, e.g.: Compose+e+' -> é. Is there a setting I can change or a program I can install ...
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Wireless Keyboard disconnects

I am having a little trouble with my wireless keyboard. In the past 3 weeks it has disconnected 3 times and then reconnected after a few moments. The Magic Mouse is working fine alongside it, and the ...
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Left shift key unresponsive and stuck?

Okay, so I have a mid-2010 MacBook Pro (unibody design) and I have the typical problem with the keyboard. My shift key function is "stuck" so everything WILL COME UP LIKE THIS> (hence the > instead of ...
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How can I type a § in a Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection window?

How can I type a "§" in a Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) window? I am using the OS X client software to connect remotely to a computer running Microsoft Windows. In OS X Option ⌥+6 produces ...
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Switch control and caps lock from command line

My tribe like to switch their control and caps lock keys. I know how to do this† from the GUI. I'd like to go one step further, and put this step in my nascent dotfiles/osx file. Does anyone know how ...
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Where does Command-Shift-3 or Command-Shift-4 (for taking screen captures) originate from?

I know that on Mac OS X, you can take a screen capture of the entire screen with Command+Shift+3 and you can take a screen capture of just a selection (or a window) with Command+Shift+4. Is there a ...
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Are there third-party keyboards that have the Apple layout?

Apple keyboards are different than PC keyboard because the Command ⌘ and Option/Alt ⌥ keys are switched. This causes a workflow disruption for me, because I use keyboard shortcuts for everything. I ...
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How can I click “Do It!” button with keyboard?

This was been question for a long time for me. How can I click "Do It!" button? Do-It button means, a button will trigger destructive changes. So usually, that's not default button, and I don't know ...
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Installing US International Keyboard Layout in Mountain Lion

How can I install US International Keyboard Layout in Mountain Lion (step by step, please!)?
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Can the iPad support multiple Regional Settings simultaneously?

I need spell-checking in different languages such as English, German and Norwegian. I currently have only German spell-checking and it is quite irritating that it messes up with other languages' ...
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At the command line, how can I 'arrow along' faster using words instead of chr's

I am at the command line and I have . /this/set/of/directory/this_command "parm1", "parm2", "parm3" When I 'up-arrow' to recall previous lines, how can I move along the line from "word to word". ...
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Can I “hide” the keyboard on my iPhone 4 the way you can on the iPad?

When using my iPad to, for example, write an email, I have the option to press a button and hide the keyboard. This is useful for reviewing an email prior to sending it. Is there a similar feature ...
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How can I reclaim quick-keys from special characters I never use?

I love Byword.app and there's a very handy quick key (⇧-⌥-p) that, recently, started showing the uppercase Greek character pi (∏) instead. I'm not sure what I changed, but it's very frustrating, as ...
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Caps lock + letters A to l not working on mac USB keyboard

I am on the verge on snapping my brand new 27" iMacs keyboard. It's the latest USB model. I can't even login to my system because my password contains the letters I have said are not working. All was ...
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Remap Home and End Keys to beginning and end of line in Mountain Lion [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Remap “Home” and “End” to beginning and end of line I've recently gotten a mac and during my coding sessions, I'm really missing the usage of ...
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Assign a key to switch to fullscreen instance of MacVim

I have MacVim running full screen in Mac OS X Lion, and I want to switch to the MacVim screen when I hit e.g. F15. Is there a way to accomplish this?
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Apple Keyboard may be broken.. Any way to be sure?

Well, I "cleaned" my Apple keyboard (2010 model). I used a wet rag to clean the well-used keys. It looks great but it doesn't work. I hate to toss it if I can fix it. Is it possible that I've pressed ...
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How to use LaunchPad and Mission Control on Mountain Lion with an external keyboard

I am using an external (generic) keyboard. I just switched from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion. On Snow Leopard, I could pull up Expose by pressing F2 on my external keyboard, but now I can't. Is ...
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How can I stop keyboard backlight from lighting up when logging out and back in

On my user I have my keyboard backlight set to off pretty much all the time. But it seems like the default setting is 'on', because when I go to the Login window, to lock my laptop when I leave it for ...
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Keyboard Viewer via keyboard shortcut wont actually quit after closing it

I managed to add a shortcut for keyboard viewer via BetterTouchTool. However, once I run Keyboard Viewer and close via the red X button, I cannot re-open it again via a shortcut. So I checked activity ...
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How can I set caps lock to a more complex keystroke?

In the Keyboard settings, it is possible to set Caps Lock to other modifier keys, but it doesn't allow to put in a custom keystroke. Is it possible to set it to something like Ctrl + A? I'm using OS ...
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How can I download something with display turned off (Ctrl+Shift+Eject)?

In Lion I could just press Ctrl+Shift+Eject to turn off display on iMac. In Mountain Lion it looks like this shortcut turns off whole computer. It looks like sleeping mode. So my downloads stop when ...
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How to ssh from iPad with external keyboard and Emacs?

I am thinking about retiring my portable for an iPad + keyboard. (With Amazon/Linode/etc as server.) I tried the iSSH app and ran Emacs in a terminal (not X Windows), using the Apple external ...
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cmd+/ shortcut gone

1Password shortcut cmd+\ stopped working on all browsers so I tried to change it to cmd+/ just to try but now I lost cmd+/! I tried to reset the keyboard shortcuts to default from the preference page ...
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Contextual Menu Keyboard Shortcuts

Is it possible to create a keyboard shortcut for a contextual menu item and if so, how? I'm not sure if this functionality was available in Lion, but if it wasn't, maybe it is in Mountain Lion.
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Keyboard shortcut stopped working in Safari 6.0

I've created a custom keyboard shortcut for entering and exiting fullscreen in the keyboard preferences menu. This stopped working for Safari 6.0 after I upgraded to Mountain Lion. I had the beta ...
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suddenly key 'p' is doing strange things

I have macbook pro early 2011 and i have upgraded the os to mountain lion. Today key 'p' is doing strange things. p0p0p0 --/p0p0 -/-/p0 \p0 above things came when i am pressing 'p' key, onscreen it ...
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“Z” windows position lock

I frequently running into strange problem on Lion: my windows constantly being locked on z position (sometimes you can see this feature in some apps as "Window->Stay in Front/Behind"). But I really ...
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How do I create a keyboard shortcut to go to a specific folder? [duplicate]

I have a folder called ~/Documents/Work and I'd like to make the Finder shortcut cmd-shift-W go to that folder, similar to how cmd-shift-H goes to the Home folder (and the equivalent shortcuts for ...
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How to move from text to text by keyboard in Powerpoint?

How do I move from text item to text item using the keyboard in Powerpoint? (Apologies for the Windows keyboard terminology in the following) tab just adds a tab, as does Shift + Tab, Control + Tab, ...
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How can I permanently disable the Mac keyboard backlight?

I'm running Lion, soon to upgrade to Mountain Lion once I can ensure compatibility with installed apps, on an MBPR, and in the meantime I'm being driven crazy by the keyboard backlight. Here's the ...
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How can I directly access apps with single hot-keys?

How can I directly access apps with single hot-keys? Possible solutions which I don't get to work: (1) Having often used applications constantly kept in the dock, it would be useful to have hotkeys ...
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Shortcut Keys for Moving Desktops in Mission Control in Mountain Lion 10.8.x?

Are there shortcut keys for moving a Desktop in the array of Desktops in Mission Control? I can now do this manually using the mouse by dragging and dropping, but I would like to do this with ...
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Broken keyboard: Apple store policy?

One of the keys on my keyboard is non-responsive after cleaning it. I want to get the keyboard repaired rather than buy a new one. What is the Apple store policy for keyboard repairs? My iMac is out ...
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Windows RDP client that allows key mapping and easy use of Function Keys

I often use RDP clients (like Microsoft Remote Desktop or CoRD) to access my work machines to use Visual Studio at work. This actually works pretty well, except for when it comes to using the Function ...
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What is the (external) keyboard shortcut to lock my screen with the screen save

Which keys can I press to bring up the locked screen save while I walk away for a few minutes? I have an external keyboard (MS Comfort Curve 2000) thru a multi pc switcher box so I have ctrl-cmd-alt ...
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Aperture: during Import, keys to check/uncheck an image?

In Aperture 3, at the beginning of the Import process, one can select/check or unselect/uncheck images one by one. But it requires the mouse. In the Viewer view, during that selection process, I can ...
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How to set wall paper

I have an iPhone 3G. Recently I am facing a problem with my phone. When I set a wall paper, it is not showing behind the icons. Of course it is showing the picture when my mobile locks. The background ...
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What are the best mnemonics to remember important short cuts?

In my job I teach a lot of people to use macs. Since you use what you remember I'm always on the look out for funny or memorable ways to remember keyboard or system shortcuts (like you have the option ...
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Remap caps lock key on iPad keyboard

I have a Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for my 3rd gen iPad, which is a Bluetooth keyboard. Is there any way to remap the caps lock key so it acts as the control key instead?
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Different Keyboards equals different backlights?

i replaced my old keyboard (german layout) with an us keyboard. It works fine but the backlight seems to be misfit a litte. Is it possible that they using different kinds of backlights?
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How to disable composite keys on Mac OS X

I've got my mac two months ago and there is a problem that kinda bugs me to death. It is related to input languages and composite characters (those made up from more than one character, for example in ...
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Use Logitech g15 multimedia keyboard with Apple Logic 9

That's what I'd like to do: use my Logitech g15 multimedia keys (stop, pause etc) with Apple Logic 9.
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How to Find What a Particular Keyboard Shortcut Does?

How can I find the command triggered by a keyboard shortcut without activating it in any given application? When I press a keyboard shortcut, the top-level menu is highlighted, but, beyond that, I ...
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Which are the default settings of the key repeat rate?

I tried adjusting my repeat rate for the keyboard, on Snow Leopard, by using the following: defaults write NSGlobalDomain KeyRepeat -int 0 defaults write NSGlobalDomain InitialKeyRepeat -int 7 I ...
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How to remap 'Context Menu' key on external keyboard?

I'm using a Cherry G80 (excellent 'clicky' keyboard btw.) on my Macbook Air. Everything works fine, I can use and remap all keys using Ukelele1 or directly in Emacs. The only key behaving strange is ...
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Quickly change host for bluetooth keyboard

A while ago I stumbled upon an app that made it possible to change the device that a Bluetooth keyboard is connected to. This would allow me to quickly switch the keyboard between being connected to ...