A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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How to connect Wireless Keyboard when new hdd on imac 27

I have an iMac 27 emc 2390, i just had a hdd failure, so i bought a new hdd, plug it in and then start my imac with the instal dvd in. The point is that my keyboard isn't recognize so i can't boot on ...
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Caps lock remap release delay

I'm trying to remap the caps lock key of a wireless aluminum Apple keyboard and am having a delay on release (not activation). That is to say, if I hold down the caps lock key after remapping, it will ...
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After update language of keyboard wrong and cannot be reset

I updated from OS 10.6.* to OS X 10.9.4. Since then the keys on my keyboard follow the setting for "German keyboard". The setting for the keyboard says it is US, and switching back and forth between ...
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How can I get an expired AA battery out of a wireless keyboard?

I've just had an Apple Wireless Keyboard returned to me. The thing is, it appears the batteries have expires and gone all...crusty. I can take the end off and pull the first battery out, but the ...
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Shortcut for selecting the first song result from search in iTunes

Often times I find myself searching for a song in my library and as expected iTunes filters my results. I wanted to know is there a quick way for me to be a to jump right to that first result instead ...
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Use F12 to open Developer Tools on Chrome

I have already configured so that F keys act as "standard function keys" (just regular F1-F12). How can I configure F12 to open the Developer Tools on Chrome?
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extend the press and hold app to other keys

Thanks to this question: Customize accents when holding down a key I know understand how to customise the press and hold app a bit to letters. But I'm wondering, could I do the same trick for other ...
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Customize accents when holding down a key

I just noticed that if I hold down a key in mac when typing, that I get some custom bar that let's me choose between accents. I'm a mathematician, and I like writing unicode math symbols directly ...
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Mac Keyboard Issues when connecting remotely to work

When I use my mac to connect to work through Microsoft Remote Desktop when I try to type symbols such the @ symbol " comes up instead? To get it to type the @ symbol I have to type " and vice versa? I ...
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is there a setting to allow multiple keys to repeat simultaneously?

Action: I press and hold 'a' and 'h' simultaneously in Terminal. Desired Output: "ahahahahahahahahahahah". Actual Output: "ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh". When I use KeyboardViewer it correctly detects that ...
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Sending Control+Alt+ <char> to terminal in iTerm2

When I press Control + Command + i I would like iTerm2 to send the shortcut as C-M-i (i.e. ctrl+alt+i) to my terminal. I have How can I do that? I have tried with the following with no luck: ...
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Microsoft Sculpt Keyboard on OS X

I just bought a Microsoft Sculpt Keyboard. It is supposed to be one of the most ergonomic yet relatively inexpensive keyboard available. It came out late out in 2013. Microsoft doesn't seem to ...
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Changing the Key Modifiers (CMD<->CTRL) affects VM

I changed my CMD to behave like CTRL and CTRL to behave like a CMD, but this affects also my VirtualBox VM; so I do CTRL+C for Copy in Mac, but I gotta do CMD+C to copy in Ubuntu... That's pretty ...
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Apple wired Keyboard UP key issue

I have a wired apple keyboard along with a Macbook Pro and the issue with the keyboard is that the UP key do not work properly. I uploaded a video on youtube to demonstrate the issue. ...
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How do I move to the beginning of text in a line, not to the beginning of line?

I just switched from Windows and I'm giving Xcode a try. It's really nice, but I have an annoyance when coding - I want to be able to quickly move to the beginning of text in a line of text. However, ...
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Sync keyboard shortcuts for ipad with iCloud

I have some useful text expander shortcuts on my MacBook Pro and I would like to get them synced with the shortcuts on my ipad. That way I don't have to maintain the same shortcut list in 2 places. ...
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Adding words to Hiragana input's dictionary

I am trying to figure out how to add new words to the Japanese dictionary. Specifically, my problem is, name of one of my friends is Manaka, spelled 愛可 (yes, that's 可愛い in reverse). Problem is, if ...
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opt-arrow cursor manipulation stopped working

Part of my regular repertoire of keyboard shortcuts is opt-arrowkey and shift-opt-arrowkey for moving (and selecting) a word at a time in apps like Word, TextEdit, etc. A couple days ago opt-arrowkey ...
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Is Cmd+F10 that mute the Mac a built-in OS X keyboard shortcut?

I just discovered that the combination of Cmd+F10 (without any Fn key pressed) muted my mac. I wanted to know if it was a built-in keyboard shortcut as it does not appear in the System preferences.
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OS X does not recognize keyboard and trackpad while Boot Camp Windows still can

I've encountered strange issues on my Macbook Air 2013. I spilled some drop of water on keyboard (near trackpad and spacebar) I did some cleaning, and then try to boot again. The OS X then can not ...
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retina macbook pro keyboard cleaning solution

I'm curious what solution people use for cleaning off laptop keyboard keys. I've been told that you shouldn't use isopropyl alcohol, because it can wear away at the plastic (I've seen evidence of ...
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How to display unicode chars in emacs when running in terminal

This is not strictly a OSX question but someone in here probably has a solution. I'm running emacs from the command line and I simply can't get emacs to correctly show Unicode characters. Everything ...
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Use media keys on Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 for Spotify

Recently I installed the Microsoft Intellitype drivers for OSX so that I could use my keyboard more naturally (e.g., media keys, etc.). However, this seems to have broken some functionality. Prior ...
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Fix 'Home' and 'End' keys on non-Cocoa applications

Found that it's a common problem that the 'Home' and 'End' keys don't function as-expected on MacOS. Found this fix, posted on LifeHacker: ...
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Set keyboard shortcut as double tap of modifier key on Mac? [duplicate]

I was wondering if i could set a keyboard shortcut on Mac as a double tap of a modifier key. For example, the default shortcut of start dictation command is a double tap of the Fn (Function) key. Can ...
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How to switch Karabiner profile via shortcut?

Is there a way to change the Karabiner profile (formerly KeyRemap4MacBook) using a shortcut?
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Caps lock and bloq num LEDs don't work

I had to replace the keyboard from my Macbook C2D (A1181). The new keyboard works well, and I have tested every key and they are OK; but the "Caps lock" and "Bloq num" LEDs don't light on. I have ...
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How to remap finder folder navigation shortcuts?

I don't like the default finder navigation shortcuts command-up, command-down because you need to press 2 buttons instead of 1. On windows, delete leads to previous folder ("back") and enter enters ...
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How to set Fn and left Control keys as shortcuts to change between tabs in Safari

I don't like native shortcuts for "Show Next Tab" and "Show Previous Tab" in Safari, I thought that Fn would be great for previous tab and Left Control for next tab because I don't use that keys in ...
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All input methods except for US English gone upon login

Once in a while(a week or two, or perhaps several days, it's not fixed), whenever I boot my Mac and log in to OS X (seemingly normally), I'll find all my input methods gone except for US English(Even ...
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Mac thinks mouse is a keyboard

whenever I plug in my usb wireless mouse, my macbook air and mac pro both think that the mouse is a keyboard and won't register the mouse's movements at all. Is there a way to fix this? The mouse is ...
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Deep sleep keyboard shortcut

I have been a windows user for a long time now and I have been used to pressing just one key in my keyboard to hibernate the machine every night. I recently bought a mac mini and I press Shift + ...
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Shortcut to accept top spelling suggestion of the last word

Say I'm typing into a document and I make a typo. I've got to the end of the misspelled word and it has a red line of dots under it. I right click and choose the top suggestion (which is nearly always ...
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What could cause Command-Tab task switching to get “stuck”?

When I Command-Tab to task switch (in both Mavericks and Yosemite), occasionally (maybe 60% of the time) the task switcher will behave as if the Tab button was held down. That is, the task-switcher ...
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Shift+CapsLock to toggle caps lock functionality

I used Seil to change my caps lock button to forward delete. This disables any kind of capslock functionality. I am looking to have shift + Caps lock toggle the original caps lock functionality. I ...
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Keyboard shortcut to navigate to a connected device in the Device tab in iTunes

I have my iPod connected to my desktop and tend to play music from the device when traveling. I know that to navigate through the Library tabs you use CMD + 1, CMD + 2, CMD + 3. Is there a similar ...
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My MBP keeps freezing

my mac had a keyboard problem and i had to change it. well i realised later that the "w" key behaves like its held so every time i have to deactivate it after turning the mac on with the virtual ...
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Can't bind cmd+\ to “Move focus to next window”, but I can bind it to other actions… why?

I just reinstalled OSX 10.8, and I've encountered an incredibly odd behaviour: binding cmd+\ to "Move focus to next window" doesn't work (if I hit it, I get the "pop" error sound). However, binding it ...
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Applying Auto-Correct

I have my Keyboard set to Polish Pro and my preferred languages set to English (primary), then Polish. I have 'Correct spelling automatically' selected and 'Spelling:' set to 'Automatic by Language'. ...
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How can I temporarily disable my MBP's keyboard?

I sometimes bring my external keyboard with me on the go and use it with my MBP. I would like to lay it over the macbook's current keyboard without having to worry about it pressing other keys. Is ...
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Macbook Pro (13-inch mid 2012) is shutting down due to broken keyboard

I have a Macbook Pro (13-inch mid 2012) with broken built-in keyboard and I am using an external USB keyboard as a replacement. My Mac is randomly restarting since the built-in keyboard sometimes ...
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Show apple keyboard events on all monitors

Is it possible to show Apple Keyboard function events on all monitors, no just the main monitor? Those of you with an Apple Keyboard, just use it to change the volume and you'll see a volume display ...
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How can I globally ignore my Esc key?

I have a Happy Hacking Keyboard Professional 2, and it has a stuck Esc key. I can't plug the keyboard in because it generates infinite Esc key sequences, making iTerm2 unusable. Until I get the ...
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Mapped keys not working in Finder

I am using a keyboard mapping application on Mountain Lion to map combinations like CMD+v to CTRL+v as I'm from a Windows background. However its a bit a hit and miss. For instance Finder still uses ...
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Use only one function key as standard function key [duplicate]

I'd like F2 to used as a standard function key. (ie, when I press F2 my screen won't brighten it will send an F2 to the application) At the same time I'd like the rest of the function keys to do ...
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Issues with Unicode symbols in some applications running in Terminal.app and iTerm2

Darwin DeoGloria 13.3.0 Darwin Kernel Version 13.3.0: Tue Jun 3 21:27:35 PDT 2014; root:xnu-2422.110.17~1/RELEASE_X86_64 x86_64 Fresh user account. Terminal.app and iTerm2 with UTF-8 set. Accented ...
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Option key stopped working after installing Microsoft Office 2011

I first noticed that the option key wasn't working in Photoshop. Then I noticed that Command-Option-ESC didn't work either. I looked on the web and saw that holding the option key down while ...
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Physical keyboard & trackpad stop working on dis/connect of external thunderbolt display

I have a Macbook Pro (Retina, 13", Late 2013) running Lion 10.9.4, that I use with an external thunderbolt display, a bluetooth trackpad, and a USB keyboard -- both of which are connected through the ...
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In karabiner, how do I set left option to \?

I want to map left_option to \, left command to / and right command to | when used alone. When used in combination with other keys I want the left_option, left command and right command to retain ...
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Updating modifier keys from the command line takes no effect

The goal: map "Caps Lock" to "Control" from the command-line. I'm trying to update the modifier keys from the command-line with the following command as explained here and here but to no effect. $ ...