A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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How to quick launch an app in the Dock via a keyboard shortcut?

In windows, it is easier to do cause there's shortcut via win+1 or ..., I'm wondering that I could do about the Mac, I did not find any stuff like that.
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My macbookair tried to drink my coffee and now, everything is upside-down

A few days ago, some coffee went on my MBA(4,2). I immediately took it down, unplugged it from the magsafe, and started to open it to dry it the faster I was able to. After a few days in rice and ...
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Visual confirmation of keyboard layout change in OS X Yosemite

I might be mistaken, but I seem to remember there once was a visual confirmation when changing the keyboard layout in older versions of OS X. It was some kind of small grey window in the middle of the ...
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How to fix a mechanical problem with a single key on a MBP keyboard?

I've got a mid-2009 macbook pro that generally runs well. Unfortunately, though, I've started having problems with one key on the keyboard ('o'). It works intermittently. To type the letter I either ...
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How to change spelling library in Mac OS X with a shortcut?

Since I'm a Hungarian, but I learn and work in English, I switch the spelling settings in System Preferences approximately 50 times a day, because I'm constantly working with both languages. Is there ...
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Sudden input device hang and automatic reboot after closing the lid

MBP (mid 2014 model), Mac OS X 10.10.3. I have two USB input devices: DasKeyboard V4 and Logitech Trackman Marble. Suddenly all input devices stopped working including the keyboard and trackpad on the ...
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iTunes Store Back/Forward Keyboard Shortcuts don't work if changed

FYI: on a 2014 Macbook Pro 15" running OS 10.10.3 Yosemite, with plenty of RAM & Drive space. using iTunes 12.1.2.27 (everything is up-to-date as far as i know). when browsing the iTunes ...
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Highlight first Google result in Safari

In Safari 8, after doing a Google search from the navbar, the focus stays on the navbar instead of focusing on the content like any other webpage. This prevents the use of Google or DuckDuckGo ...
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How can I use Blackberry emojis on my non-jailbroken iOS device?

Ever since moving from my Blackberry to an iPhone a few years ago, I've been sorely missing the Blackberry emoji set. It was pretty brilliant, and contained some KEY emoji which Apple seems to deem ...
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Making a command key for an option that already exists

Introduction: Hello, my formatting may look weird but I'm hoping it will be more concise for you and easier to follow, I have ADHD so my writing sometimes goes from one thing to another without any ...
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How do I use task manager on a MAC using a PC Keyboard

Basically how do I 'control, alt, delete' But with a MAC computer, but using a Microsoft Keyboard? What other short cuts are there, like for instance, 'Alt F4' or 'Alt tab' but with a Microsoft ...
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Cmd + L has stopped working in Firefox

Version Firefox 37.0.2 Since the last few weeks the Cmd + L shortcut for focusing the address bar has stopped working for me in Firefox. In Chrome it still works, and Cmd + K to focus the toolbar ...
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Use one modifier key as multiple modifier keys?

I'm working on the key remapping on OS X. I don't always use Caps Lock, but I want to utilize this key to be: Command+Alt+Control, how is that going to be possible?
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yosemite 10.10 spinning when I type some chinese input

When I type some chinese input word, mac may freeze and start spinnig pizza ball. this is system.log: 2015/5/3 4:08:06.231 Dock[13323]: CGSConnectionByID: 0 is not a valid connection ID. 2015/5/3 ...
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Close window without closing application

How to close a window without the application quitting? does not address my question, strangely. I don't want to hide the application windows like Cmd+h does, and Option+click didn't actually do ...
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Creating a new desktop on one monitor creates a desktop on all monitors

Additionally shifting my desktop on the one monitor I created (with 2 monitors plugged into my MacBook Pro) shifts every desktop. I don't want this feature how do I turn it off? I just want to be ...
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Command and Option keys not working on one keyboard (not hardware)

I am using a PC keyboard on my Mac. Today, it stopped recognizing the Command and Option keys. This likely happened because I experimented with Karabiner and Yosemite Modifier Keys yesterday. I have ...
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How can I type unicode characters without using the mouse?

I want to type unicode characters with the keyboard. I'm looking for a solution with no mouse usage. For example, below I have a line with the unicode "PILE-OF-POO" character: 💩 The codepoint for ...
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Paste To Match Style App Shortcut

I have to copy and paste a lot of stuff and it bugs me when the formatting is copied over, In pages there's a way to paste using the destination formatting but the keyboard shortcut is 4 keys long ...
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How does the OSX route keyboard event?

I'm mainly wondering about the media keys, but I think that the general question is interesting as well. I have an extension in Chrome that allows me to use the media keys on Youtube, Soundcloud and ...
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Highlighted text isn't replaced or deleted by initial keypress. How can I turn this off?

When I was working on writing something, and I need to rephrase or delete something. Usually I would highlight the entire thing with the mouse/trackpad, and then with one key press, the entire block ...
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How to remove keyboard shortcut for app?

Specifically, I am used to typing Command-1 in a WordPress admin area to specify some text as a Header 1, (and Command-2 to specify Header 2), but when I do this now in Chrome, that command seems to ...
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What is this modifier key? [duplicate]

What is the OS X modifier key symbol that looks like the control icon (^) but with the addition of a line over it? Symbol:
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Change window keyboard shortcut

So there's this gesture on touchpads where you move 4 fingers downward so you change between multiple windows of the same application. I'm working on an iMac now, so I don't have a touchpad, is there ...
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How to change physical layout of the keyboard

I bought my Mac in Spain. I cannot find change keyboard type in Keyboard preferences. I have set to English language but many keys are physically different. How do I change the physical layout of the ...
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Copy and paste between Mac and Ubuntu using keyboard shortcuts via VMware Fusion

I use OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 and have VMware Fusion 7.1.1 where Ubuntu 14.04 has been installed. Moreover, I have installed VMware tools patches. Copy and paste between Mac and Ubuntu using keyboard ...
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How to permanently delete text substitutions?

How do I permanently delete text substitutions from System Preferences > Keyboard > Text. I have deleted them several times using the (-) key, but they annoyingly reincarnate themselves after a ...
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How can I modify an input method?

I go back and forth between using a Dvorak keyboard layout and a Korean input method (2-Set Korean). The way that 2-Set Korean is set up, when a modifier key like ⌘ Command or ⌃ Control is depressed ...
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Keys not working after cleaning under key caps [macbook pro early 2008]

I was using my father's computer while mine was in the shop, and thought I would clean out under the keyboard to be nice. Unfortunately, I managed to break his D key in the process. Needless to say, ...
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Macbook Pro Application Switcher automatically moves to far right?

Apologies if this has been asked somewhere. I tried searching for a solution to this for a while to no avail. When I press CMD + TAB on my Macbook Pro (Yosemite 10.10.3) to open the application ...
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Mac equivalent of Ctrl + Space to select an item on a list

I want to select non-consecutive items on a list, without using a mouse/trackpad - there should be no clicks involved. In Windows and Linux (at least Ubuntu) an item can be selected using Space/ ...
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Desktop displaying the titles of my minimized windows

I am using a MacBook Air, OS X Yosemite, v 10.10.1 Just recently I have started seeing the titles of my minimized windows listed on my desktop. The problem is the text bleeds through to other opened ...
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Safari custom keyboard shortcuts do not work

I am trying to assign keyboard shortcuts to User agents in Safari's Develop menu on OSX Yosemite. I have done so and now the assigned shortcuts appear in Safari's develop menu. I expect the change of ...
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How can I re-map the “Shift Left” and “Shift Right” commands in TextMate 2?

Using TextMate 2, I want to use ^ + left and ^ + right to shift text left and right. I have added App-Specific shortcuts in the System Preferences (10.10), to no effect. I have also modified the ...
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How to find out where a specific key combo is connected to?

The problem is the following: I have two different Macs with Yosemite 10.10.2. In an application I have to insert a specific key combo in order to pass my license information to register the app. This ...
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Keys and mouse randomly stop working briefly

Since a couple of days, I experience the weird issue that OS X 10.10.3 does not react to keyboard or mouse inputs, except multitouch gestures like 4-finger swipes. The unresponsiveness will persist ...
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Use Fn Keys, but keep Playback Keys

I'm a programmer, so it'd be useful for me to have access to F1, F2, etc. while working on my laptop (a 2013 Macbook Air). That said, I'm not really willing to give up the music or volume control ...
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What is the meaning of the command, function, option.alt and control keys?

I'm wondering if there is any meaning to the combination of button presses I make to use keyboard shortcuts. I'm hoping to speed up the learning process of learning keyboard shortcuts in this way. I ...
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Why are some shortcuts modified with the Shift key while others are modified with the Option key?

I have used Windows for all of my life. In Windows, shortcuts are (almost) always initiated with the Control key. Modifications to those shortcuts are then done with the ⇧ key. So, for example, you ...
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How can I repair a broken key of a new MacBook Pro 15'' Retina 2015?

I have bought a new macbook pro 15" retina in March 2015, but with less than 1 month of usage, I feel that my enter key is very loose and probably (or almost) broken. Maybe it's not broken and the ...
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How can I prevent my machine from automatically downloading deleted system files?

I spilled coffee on my keyboard and most keys are now constantly pressed so the machine is not usable so I disabled the built-in keyboard in order to use an external keyboard but I am having some ...
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In iTerm, how can I change alt+delete to ignore slashes?

I set up my iTerm to work a lot like OSX does in other text fields, eg ⌘ Command+Delete = delete line backward, ⌥ Option+left arrow = "move cursor back one word" and ⌥ Option+Delete = delete word ...
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How to change pop up speed of “Press and Hold” [duplicate]

When pressing and holding a keyboard button, i.e. an a, a character pops up. I recall that I was somehow able to change how long I need to hold a key until the Picker pops up on Yosemite. I ...
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How can I have more than 16 keyboard shortcuts for Spaces (i.e., Mission Control)

Okay, so I have: One external display connected to my Mac Twenty Spaces (i.e., Mission Control), with ten Spaces on each display My keyboard shortcuts are [Ctrl + X] for the left-hand display, and ...
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Where is the '^]' character on an AZERTY (French) keyboard?

Same question as this one on superuser: where is telnet's escape character, ^] located on an AZERTY (French) keyboard?
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Disable command-enter keyboard shortcut in iTerm2

Currently cmd-enter in iTerm2 toggles fullscreen mode. Is there a way to disable this keyboard shortcut?
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How to change keyboard type if that option is no longer visible in Yosemite?

I am using an EU keyboard layout and the button below the ESC key is "double quotes" on OSX 10.10.3 Suddenly that key is automatically changed to the < >| key I checked keyboard layout and it ...
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Custom keyboard layout: Command+V doesn't paste in Safari and Mail

I have created a custom keyboard layout (.keylayout file) and remapped (amongst other keys) the X, C and V keys. However, I want to keep Cmd+X/C/V like on the QWERTY, because it's practical and I am ...
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Connecting wireless keyboard to non Apple monitor

I have just purchased a MacBook Air. I have a non Apple monitor that I wish to use. I have connected the Air and the monitor correctly. My Apple keyboard ( had a previous owner) will not work with the ...
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Why am I experiencing random bluetooth disconnects?

I have an iPad Air 2 64GB now running iOS 8.3. I've experienced problems where when using Keynote on my iPhone 5S to remote control a keynote presentation on my iPad, the connection will be dropped at ...