A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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How to enter passcode created with Greek characters once the Greek keyboard has been disabled?

I have an iPhone 4s with iOS 7 and I entered a passcode with Greek letters, then I removed the Greek keyboard and now my iPhone is locked. I can't unlock it because the Greek keyboard isn't there any ...
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Windows on VirtualBox and special characters

I have a standard Apple US keyboard but I often have to type in German. I find the OS X shortcuts easy to remember and I am comfortable with them. To type the umlauts you have to type option+u (u as ...
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How to click the mouse buttons with a keyboard shortcut?

I have an application without keyboard shortcuts where I have to do a recursive work, in practice I have to insert fields with keyboard and click the mouse button over the OKbutton so I have to switch ...
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How to make file operations like move/delete without mouse in Finder?

I was on Windows for a long time and switched to Mac about year ago. Some things still looks strange and confuses me: How to remove a file without mouse in Finder? How to move (cut) a file without ...
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Turning off keyboard popup

When I connect a bluetooth keyboard to my computer, it pops up this icon: Can I get rid of that?
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Are there any replacement keyboard apps?

I'm coming from android which offers tons of keyboards and options. iOS seems like it has no customization to keyboards. Are there apps that offer a different layout or that edit the existing ...
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How do I fix non-responsive keyboard and trackpad after sleep on MacBook Pro Retina 15? [duplicate]

I'm having a problem with my MacBook Pro Retina 15. I close the screen to put it to sleep. When I open it back up, the screen wakes up, but the keyboard and trackpad do not work. If I plug in a USB ...
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Unable to setup Command + Shift shortcut on Mavericks

I want to change Input Sources shortcuts Shift + Option - Select the previous input source Shift + Control - Select next source in input menu This one is not working for me ...
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Hotkeys being captured in save menu in GIMP?

I just installed GIMP (from the dmg on the GIMP website) on my new MacBook Pro running Mavericks. Unfortunately, when I went to go export/save an image, the keys that are hotkeys in GIMP (e.g. 1 is ...
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Keyboard shortcut for closing the color picker & other tool windows? Command + W won't work

Many applications (e.g. Xcode, Pixelmator) can launch OS X's standard color picker tool window (seen below) and others (e.g. the font picker). These tool windows look almost like regular windows, but ...
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Is there a shortcut for setting labels in Finder?

How can I set a label on a folder with a keyboard shortcut from the finder?
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What's the difference between the swedish and swedish - pro keyboard layouts?

There seem to be two layouts for Swedish (not counting Sami) and I don't understand the difference.
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Configuring custom keys on bluetooth keyboard

I have a Logitech Bluetooth Keyboard for Android similar to the one shown here at BestBuy. The one I have is older and isn't printed the same as either model shown on BestBuy's website, but it has the ...
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Substitue Escape for Control U in Terminal

I would like to change bash keybinding so that the Escape key has the same effect as Control U. For example, if I tap the Escape key, the current Terminal command will be cleared out (which is what ...
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Keyboard remapping in OS X 10.9

Is it feasible to remap my keyboard mapping in OS X Mavericks? For example, I want to swap q and ` (backticks), since I don't require typing q too much and like to owe the position to another key, ...
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Why does word completion not work in Mail?

If I remember correctly Mail had the possibility of showing a word completion list as described here when you type a word partially and press Option+esc. Now this function has stopped working in Mail, ...
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How to check what keyboard type is installed in MacBook Air by serial number?

I have unpacked MacBookAir 13". How to check using serial number or other information from the box if MacBook is equipped with English keyboard layout or with other?
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Disable Keynote Function Keys

Keynote uses the ►ll, ►►, and ◄◄ keys to play/pause, go to previous slide, and next slide, respectively. This causes the keys to no longer control iTunes. Is there any way to stop Keynote from ...
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How can I create a modifier shortcut to drag files into a new folder?

When dragging a file or files in the Finder, it is possible to hold certain modifier keys to change exactly what you're doing (e.g. ⌘⌥ to create an alias). I'd like to be able to drag several files, ...
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Change the keys for changing windows gone in Mavericks

When I got my Mac-Mini, I've changed the cycle-through windows key from ⌘` to ⌘0 (since on the Hungarian keyboard layout I should press ⌘⌥ű, and never could remember which one is it from 5 other key.) ...
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How do you disable an application specific hotkey, for example, “Command-P”?

In many applications, Command-P is used to print. My fingers are accustomed to emacs settings and reflexively press Command-P not for printing but for browsing history. It's annoying to see the print ...
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Word 2011: Keyboard shortcuts for accepting/rejecting a tracked change AND moving to the next change

Is there such a built-in shortcut for doing such action pairs? (e.g. accept+move to next, using a single shortcut) If not, how can I define such a custom shortcut?
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AppleScript Editor : comment line shortcut?

Is there a keyboard shortcut to comment lines in AppleScript Editor ? The common Cmd+shift+/ does not work here.
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How to access user installed menubar icons with the keyboard?

I understand that Ctrl + F8 can be used to access the built-in Apple menu and Ctrl + F2 can be used to access program menus (e.g. this existing answer). However, I have a bunch of user-installed ...
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Dictionaries and spell-checking

My default language is English, but I also sometimes type in Czech. I have added a Czech keyboard to OS X, and can switch between the two easily. The trouble is that OS X has no native Czech ...
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Select the first or last file in finder with the keyboard, or disable filename sort in finder

I'm renaming a long series of file one by one while previewing them. UNFORTUNATELY, Finder re-sorts the file list, so that means that each time I rename a file, it changes the current selection to the ...
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Rearrange keycaps on '09 MBP?

I'm kinda interested in using the Dvorak layout (if nothing else, people won't want to steal my machine as much), but it drives me insane that tapping a key types a different character than is written ...
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Looking for a program similar to Alfred and Keyboard Maestro

Despite Alfred and Keyboard Maestro being able to trigger many things by shortcut, they both require you to use a modifier and key to work. Though Alfred does support a double tap of shift, option and ...
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How to send the right-click event to a tab-chosen control from an application or service?

This is what I want to achieve: to not need to touch the trackpad/mouse at all. Why? I'm at least 10x faster on keyboard. I want to use TAB (or other hotkeys where appropriate) to select a desired ...
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How to bring focus to Show Fonts dialog (eg. in TextEdit) on a MacBook Pro keyboard?

I'm a quick typist and I don't want to use the mouse/trackpad unless I absolutely have no way to do something on a keyboard. It slows me down by at least 5 times. Now, for example, TextEdit is on. ...
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Is it possible to use US English keyboard layout with dead keys in Mavericks similar to those from Windows and Linux?

I read here that "The standard U.S. layout has a few dead key stated under ⌥". Does that mean that pressing Alt+that key would make that key act as a dead one? I am looking for a layout that uses ...
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Keyboard shortcuts have gone screwy since Mavericks upgrade

Something weird has happened to my keyboard shortcuts since I upgraded to OSX Mavericks. Command-Option-V, which I was using before my upgrade to cut and paste (i.e. move) files in Finder, now blacks ...
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How to swap command and option modifier keys with a script in OS X Lion

I use a PC usb keyboard with my macbook. So, I've gone into System Preferences > Keyboard > Modifier Keys... and swapped command and option for the usb keyboard. This puts those keys in the ...
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Is there a way to simulate a numeric keypad on apple wireless keyboard in OSX?

I'm tempted to get an Apple Wireless Keyboard but the lack of a number pad is a concern. I'm interested whether there is some form of software you can use where for example you hold some control keys ...
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Keyboard Shortcut to Right Size All Columns Individually in Finder in OSX Lion?

Is it possible to set a keyboard shortcut for resizing all columns individually in Finder in OSX Lion? The way to do it without a shortcut is right clicking on a column divider and then choosing the ...
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What does Control key do, other than its usage in terminal and right click?

So far I have been using control key to: Send control commands to terminal Occasionally do right click Does the key have any other function?
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How to remove or disable a default keyboard layout?

Is it possible to remove or disable one of OS X Lion’s default keyboard layouts? I’m using a custom keyboard layout, and now that I managed to set it as the system-wide default keyboard layout, I’d ...
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How to assign a keyboard shortcut to create an empty text file in Finder? [duplicate]

I like that Cmd+Shift+N creates a new folder in the current directory in Finder. I would like to have a similar command like Cmd+Control+N or Cmd+Control+Shift+N that creates an empty text file in the ...
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Shift key damaged how to disable it at boot?

I recently spilled water on my computers keyboard, and as a result the left shift key seems to be stuck in the on position. This means that the system always boots into safe boot unless I hold down ...
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In iterm I can't put directly some characters like ~ or "

When I try to put characters like " or ~ in iterm it gets underscores and waits for next one to be finally put, how I can stop it?
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How to enable CTRL+4/5/6?

On Mountain Lion 10.8.2, when I use the Keyboard Viewer, I can see that CTRL-1, CTRL-2, CTRL-3 register correctly when I type them. CTRL-4/5 however, only show the CTRL key being hit and the numbers ...
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Transfering a Bluetooth keyboard & mouse from one iMac to an iMac that has never used Bluetooth

Is there any way to do this? I tried putting iMac 1 to sleep and waiting for the 2nd one to pick up the keyboard and mouse, but still "No keyboards have been found." The 2nd one is, of course, the ...
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Are there Korean keyboard layouts for OSX 10.9 that mimic the iOS 7 Korean layout?

On my iOS7 devices (iPhone 5, iPad Air), I added a Korean keyboard and I can operate it effectively. On the Macbook Air, I added the "3-Set Korean" input source and I cannot operate it effectively. ...
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What are alternative keyboard shortcuts for Mission Control if you use Xcode?

As listed in this question Xcode Keyboard Shortcuts Conflicted there are a lot of Mission Control shortcuts that interfere with Xcode and I was wondering what are some good alternative keyboard ...
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OSX keyboard shortcut for 'show all'

How can I activate the 'Show all' or back button in a system preference dialog in OSX? E.g.
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Change Modifier Key While Application is frontmost

What I'm trying to accomplish is to intercept or change Command and replace it with Control for use while another application is running and frontmost. Is there a way to temporarily change modifier ...
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Global keyboard shortcut conflicts

I just installed a menubar application and would like to assign a global keyboard shortcut to one of its operations. Is there any easy way to determine if the key combination I want to use conflicts ...
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How to disable default keyboard layout shorcut in OS X 10.8?

When I select the "Simplified Pinyin" layout in Mac OS X 10.8, the shortcut Shift+6 is assigned to "Display smileys" (see screenshot below). However, since this is a French keyboard, Shift+6 is ...
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What do I need to know for setting key combination shortcuts

I am running OS X Mavericks 10.9 and I want to create a new key combination shortcut for, lets say, 'Look Up in Dictionary'. Personally I think CommandShiftD or CommandOptionD would be nice. When I ...
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“Input Sources…” doesn't work in Mavericks?

Since upgrading to Mavericks, the input sources option changed, and moved to the keyboard control panel. That's fine, but selecting the "Input Sources..." button in the Keyboard tab of the Keyboard ...