A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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Is it possible to use SteelSeries keyboards with MacBook Pro?

Is it possible to use SteelSeries keyboards with MacBook Pro? I'm thinking about SteelSeries Apex line.
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Macbook Air Mid 2013 keyboard not working

I'm facing a problem with my Macbook Air keyboard. The 1, Q, A and the delete button are not working sometimes. It will revert to normal sometimes later, or when I change the position of my Macbook ...
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Custom keyboard layout not working in Mail

I use Ukelele to make a custom keyboard layout. In most (non-Apple) programs this works fine (iTerm, Sublime Text, Adium). In Mail and Calendar it is currently not working, although I believe it ...
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OS X: Shift + Delete = Forward delete annoyance

Has anyone noticed this strange behavior of OS X El Capitan regarding forward delete? The usual keyboard shortcut for this on keyboards that have no distinct forward delete button is fn + delete, ...
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Option + E not working

Recently my macbook stop displaying the ´ when I hit Option + e. I can't even press the ´ in the keyboard viewer. The others accents are working without any problems. Anyone have any ideas to solve ...
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Using the space bar as a shortcut in finder to preview audio files

I recently was given an old MacBook (Late 2007) running 10.4 from a family member. I'm using it basically as a backup for my studio computer. It's going to contain only the apps included in 10.7 and 1 ...
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El Capitan causing built-in trackpad and keyboard to freeze intermittently

I have a MacBook Pro 15" Early 2008, 2x 2GB RAM. Since upgrading to El Capitan including update 10.11.1 the built-in keyboard and multitouch trackpad freeze intermittently for about 4 seconds randomly ...
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Keyboard shortcut to access a function in a menu bar app?

I have MacID on my Mac (El Capitan 10.11.2 Public Beta) and my iPhone, and I'm trying to make a shortcut to MacID's "Send clipboard text" command. Since MacID is a menu bar app, though, the computer ...
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Switch focus in split view

I know how I can have to apps open side by side in split view, but I have a slightly different case. I have two terminal windows open side-by-side, is there anyway I can quickly switch between them. ...
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Terminal deleting additional letters, submitting different typed in letters and returning different previous commands

I'm trying to use my terminal to play around with some code (particle.io), I've never used it much before but it's acting in strange way that's making it near impossible to use, there's three things ...
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How can I get Launchbar to show matching web bookmarks and history without typing a period?

I'm 99% certain that I used to be able to type a few letters and match the URL of an indexed bookmark file or web history and have those be valid results in Launchbar. If I type a few letters and then ...
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Unable to change function keys like before

In the past versions of Mac OS X, I used to be able to change the function keys behavior. But now that option is no longer. Does anyone know how to do it now? (Yosemite 10.10.5) Using a Razer ...
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Which one is the delete button on an Apple keyboard?

I use the cmdbackspace shortcut but in some applications fnbackspace seems to work as well. So which one it the delete hotkey in OS X El Capitan?
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How do I deselect an item selection I have made from a list? [closed]

I am filling out a form and made a bad choice and selected an item. How do I un-select something I have selected in a list?
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Keyboard shortcuts for switching Spaces?

I have a laptop and a desktop both running 10.11.1; on the laptop I found a way to set up Spaces so that CTRL-1 would take me immediately to screen 1 and similarly for all the other screens. I rely ...
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Can I make Apple Mail use “m” as the “mark unread” hotkey?

I'd like to make "m" the hotkey for marking emails unread, since that's the same key as every other email or RSS application uses, and command+shift+u is unwieldy. The only place I can find to set ...
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Remap OSX to conform with external keyboard

I use an external keyboard with my Mac that was intended for Windows (has Alt, Ctrl, Windows key,etc) and I'm used to the key definitions that are used in Linux/Windows. I'm so sick and tired of ...
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Workaround for wrong HID usage descriptor sent by Bluetooth Gamepad?

I am investigating an incompatibility of some Bluetooth Gamepads with OSX: I have a Bluetooth Gamepad (NES30 Pro). The problem is that if I connect it over bluetooth, it does not work properly under ...
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El Capitan: all keyboard shortcuts disappeared, but still have them in iOS devices

All the keyboard shortcuts disappeared from the list in System Preferences (System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Text), however they still react in all my iOS devices? I have daily Time Machine backups, ...
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Navigate terminal scrollback using keys

On most (all?) Linux terminals (eg gnome terminal, tilda, guake etc,..) and the virtual consoles you can browse up through the terminal's scrollback buffer using the keys (ie without the mouse). Is ...
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iOS 9.1 Permanently remove third party keyboard

When going to Settings->General->Keyboard, one can remove a third party keyboard from the list of active keyboards. However, the keyboard will still show up as an option when adding a new keyboard. In ...
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moveWordForward: on ⌥-f in El Capitan doesn't repeat

I've used Jacob Rus' cocoa text system bindings for many years to give me more emacs like bindings in cocoa text fields (apple doc here. Since El Capitan I find that option-f which does ...
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wired apple Keyboard isn't recognised when mac is connected to external display

My new MacBook Pro (2015) doesn't recognise the apple usb keyboard, when I connect it to an external display. The keyboard is detected, if there no display connected. It doesn't make a difference ...
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How to type a capital letter from the extended Latin alphabet in OS X

I'm aware that if you want to type a character from extended Latin alphabet in OS X (like in the word über), you just press the basic symbol key for a while and then a popup occurs with the list of ...
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How can I mute audio using external non-Apple keyboard?

I tried several combinations, but I have not found any way so far to mute audio (playing in any application, system wide) using a normal PC-Keyboard (Cherry G80) connected to my Mac Book Pro (2011). ...
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U.S. vs. Canadian English keyboard

What is the difference between an US and a Canadian English keyboard layout? Could you give a visual comparison?
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Assign shortcut to change scale factor for specified application?

So I found this neat app on the web called "Glueprint". It allows you to quickly create a mockup by overlaying a desired image over the screen. The only problem is that it doesn't allow you to adjust ...
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Delete Keystroke from AppleScript

Context In Safari, there is a text field, in which, contains name of an image with extension .png, and I have to remove that extension. Solution Write a script, in which, simulate Delete(⌫) key 4 ...
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Keyboard shortcut (App Shortcut) taken? Cannot use “^Z”

When I try to add a Shortcut like this System Preferences->Keyboard->Shortcuts->App Shortcuts->+->Some title-> I cannot use ^Z as Keyboard Shortcut. It is automatically replaced by Shift ...
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how to bind option-somekey to an OSX Service?

I'm using an OSX Service called SearchLink, which automatically adds Markdown links to your text. I'm trying to create an OSX Keyboard Shortcut to call the Service using the keystroke ⌥⇧a. I defined ...
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Reloading altered keyboard layout

Can I get an altered keyboard layout in ~/Library/Keyboard\ Layouts to be reloaded without rebooting?
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debugging what app is capturing a key binding

After updating 10.11.1, some key bindings no longer work, such as shift-option-5 and shift-option-4. How can I find what is conflicting? MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Yosemite (10.10.4), 2015 ...
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Keyboard Maestro: How to write to /etc/hosts file

So I have been using an app called Self Control to block certain sites globally on my machine so I'm not distracted when I work. The method this program uses is edit your /etc/hosts file and redirect ...
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change focus between two views in split view

Let's say that I have two apps running beside each other is splitview , How to change the focus from one to the other , e.g. if I am using two editors, If I am writing to editor 1, after the shortcut ...
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Shortcut to move point to beginning / end of current line

I use the Apple Wireless Keyboard - French The shortcut Fn+Left arrow (resp. Fn+Right arrow) goes to the beginning (resp. end) of the buffer. The shortcuts cmd+Left arrow or cmd+Right arrow do not ...
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Number pad produces strange output in certain commands in Terminal

Running OS X 10.10.5 (Yosemite) Well, something happened to my system (I can honestly say it wasn't me but), I was unable to use the USB keyboard number pad while using commands such as 'less', ...
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Karabiner - ESC held down mapped to CONTROL_L

I would like to do the following with karabiner, i am trying for the past hour, and couldn't get it to work. I want ESCAPE key to work as ESCAPE, when it is pressed and released. When ESCAPE key is ...
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Keyboard settings, unwanted characters in terminal

Today, something has change my keyboard settings. There are symptoms: I jump between words with alt+arrows in Sublime but today it started shuffling songs in Spotify (turns out it's shortcut to ...
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Keyboard Shortcut :: Remove Google Chrome Bookmark

I keep accidentally typing Command + D in Google Chrome, because I'm used to that taking me to the Address Bar on Windows systems. This results in a bookmark being created. My question is: How do I ...
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Shortcut - El Capitan Dialog Box switch between option

How do we switch between options in confirm dialog boxes on El Capitan. Older OSXs was switching by using spacebar. Not working anymore.
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Move focus to another display with keyboard

I'm using Yosemite. I have two external displays with several spaces (I like the idea one app per space). Sometimes I want to move focus to another display without using a mouse. I have few solutions ...
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Moving to right Space shortcut broken, just beeps

I have this wireless mouse with a receiver. When I plug it in, it works as a mouse. But way back the first time I plugged it in El Capitan asked me to "Configure Your Keyboard". Mouse comes without ...
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Can I connect Apple magic (bluetooth) keyboard & mouse to a docking station for use with multiple macbooks?

I have a monitor on my desk at home. On that desk I have a magic mouse and keyboard but we all know those work only via bluetooth. Both my girlfriend and I use the monitor and would like to use the ...
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Apple keyboard produce wrong result [MacbookPro 2012]

Few days ago, I had a problem. Suddenly, QWERTYUIO stopped working. All other keys are working fine. Then I started using a cheap usb keyboard. Today, I Pressed Q+W-> 'Q+E'->§ Q+R->] ...
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Changing Input Language in iOS 9 with External Keyboard

When using an external keyboard, is there a new key combination to change the input language? It used to be ⌘-cmd+space, but since iOS 9 that combination has been assigned to Spotlight Search, same as ...
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How to set up Keyboard Maestro correctly so that it doesn't catch its own Macro?

I used to insert ; character by pressing button below ESC on Windows, (which does < on MacBook) and $ by holding alt + the button next to L key on Windows. I've downloaded Keyboard Maestro and it ...
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Conflict between Google Drive shortcuts and Safari keyboard shortcuts

I am working with Google Drive (Google Document) and I have the next shortcut predefined to switch between windows in the same app: ⌘ + Shift + < The thing is that if I use that shortcut while I ...
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Switch tabs in Safari - Shortcut (⌘ + ⌥ + Arrow)

I would like to know if there is a way to switch tabs in Safari with the shortcut used in Chrome (⌘ + ⌥ + Arrow). Right now with OS X El Capitan, you can switch between tabs but just up to the 9th ...
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Control characters in Terminal and an international keyboard

I have a Linux server with services running inside systemd containers. To access the shell inside a container, I can use the command machinectl login <container>. That command will give me the ...
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Removing print from keyboard

Did anyone succeed in removing all print from an Apple keyboard? I would like to do this in a clean way, not involving stickers or paint that changes the feel of the keys. Might it perhaps be possible ...