A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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Mac Pro how to boot in safe mode with a Windows Keyboard?

Model No: A1186 Mac Pro 3,2 I think it's a 2008 with an unknown version of MacOSX installed. I'm stuck at the blue screen, I'm pretty sure it's a permissions problem, as I lost the network ...
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Intermittent Keyboard Failure when Waking from Sleep

So after a pretty catastrophic failure (see: Yosemite Upgrades: Lost and Broken User Accounts ) I have reinstalled Yosemite on my old tower-style Mac Pro and begin the work of restoring from backups. ...
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How do I get a backslash when in Japanese input mode in Yosemite?

I've run in Japanese input mode for 6 years now. I generally had no issues. Now with OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) I can no longer type a backslash.This means in order to use the Terminal I have to completely ...
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Skype hotkey for answering

As you know in new oS X yosemite we have built in notification system. Which is good. For instance, you can answer on Skype message from notification popup, without (almost) losing focus on current ...
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Macbook Pro, completely broken keyboard, can't login!

I have 15 inch macbook pro and the keyboard recently stopped working completely. None of the keys work. I got a wireless apple keyboard, to fix the problem. The issue is that I need to login in ...
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Cursor selection goes wild?

It is really weird that now (after upgrading to Yosemite) I have great problems controlling my text selection. For example, after selecting a word, I press command + c to copy it. Once command is ...
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Hotkeys for switching directly to open app?

Instead of using cmd+tab to switch between open apps, is there a way to create hotkeys for selecting the running instance of emacs/firefox/whatever? (Preferably opening them if they aren't running.) ...
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How to disable Keyboard and trackpad with keyboard shortcut?

I just want to say that this question has been already asked before, but this is merely a sort of an "extension" to that question. Is it possible to switch off the trackpad in OS X with a keyboard ...
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Keyboard, trackpad stops functioning on Yosemite when USB smartphone plugged in

I am using a Retina MacBook Pro 15" Mid 2014 with Mac OS X 10.0 (Yosemite) installed. When I plugin my Android phone via USB, the trackpad and keyboard stop working. Things are still happening on the ...
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$600 for a sticky spacebar?

I spilt a little bit of juice on my Macbook Pro keyboard which causes the spacebar to stick (it still works but is not so convenient to use). I took it to a non-official Mac service where they told me ...
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Keyboard shortcut for switching input language at login screen

I've assigned a keyboard shortcut to switch between input languages: But this shortcut doesn't work at the login screen. So when I resume from sleep, I have to use the mouse to change input ...
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Weird Keyboard Problem of Macbook Pro 2011

I don't know why but when I am using my 2011 Macbook Pro, there are some very weird thing happening. When I key down "{", it will automatically become "%{", when I touch the right arrow, it will ...
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My bluetooth keyboard and mouse are choppy

Problem My mouse is choppy as I drag it around the screen. The buttons on my keyboard occasionally get stuck "on", resulting in a bunch of spaces, or periods, or triggering the special character ...
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Assign spotlight short cut to different keys

By default in Yosemite Spotlight shortcut is assigned to ⌘SPACE, but change language is also ⌘SPACE so for a multilingual person it turns out to be a tough choice which one to use. I am wondering if ...
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Is there a config file stores the system shortcuts? [duplicate]

We can change shortcuts in System Preferences - Keyboard - Shortcuts. And many preferences has its associated file. So I wonder if there is any file related to the shortcuts. Then I can use version ...
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Keyboard backlit light control from command line

Is there any command to control the intensity of keyboard light of MBP?
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When the apple store replaces a battery in a 13in retina MacBook Pro, do they replace the top case and keyboard/trackpad assembly too?

I ask because I have a key missing and my keyboard and would like them both fixed at the same time.
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How to add keyboard shortcut to toggle F1, F2, etc. as standard function keys?

I saw an AppleScript on Github to automate toggling F1, F2, etc. as standard function keys, but I don't know how to install it to my system and trigger it via a keyboard shortcut. Help? I am running ...
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Keyboard and trackpad may become unresponsive - Macbook Air 13' Mid 2013 Yosemite

So it all began when I started having problems with sound - there were no sounds except the startup chord. I repaired permissions many times, but it caused problems with display ...
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Office 2011 - option + left / right keyboard shortcut not working

When using Microsoft Office 2011 (Word, Powerpoint and Excel) on my Macbook Pro (running OS X 10.9.5) the option + left arrow, option + shift + left arrow, option + right arrow and option + shift + ...
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Keyboard shortcut to navigate/cycle between visible windows on screen

I have two windows(e.g a document and a browser). I have maximized them such that the document completely occupies the left half and the browser completely occupies the right half of the screen ( I do ...
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How can I simulate a keypress of 'Insert'?

I have an application that I'm running through Wine 1.6.2. I need to simulate a keypress of Windows' "Insert" key. How can I do this? Some background: I'm running a game in Wine that I'm connecting a ...
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Screen shots shortcuts disabling themselves (Yosemite)

I use screen shots all the time (Cmd+Shift+4 ftw). But suddenly, I'll go to take a screen shot and the shortcut doesn't work. I go into System Preferences > Keyboard and see that ALL the screen shot ...
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Fn key working, F11 key working, but Fn + F11 not working

I have a MacBook Pro Retina 2014 with OS X 10.9.4. I use the Fn+F11 key a lot to show desktop. But since yesterday, the Fn+F11 has stopped working for me. I have a bluetooth keyboard as well, and it ...
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Pressing and holding “e” over end of word that ends in a “:”

What steps will reproduce the problem? 0. Using RubyMine 1. Use IdeaVim 2. Hold down "e" to auto-repeat end of word 3. Hit a : at end of word 4. See picture! I can pick lots of strange "e" ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to change tabs in Notification Center?

Is there a keyboard shortcut to switch between the "Today" and "Notifications" tabs in Notification Center in OS X Yosemite? I'm looking for something equivalent to the cmd-shift-[/] shortcuts in ...
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Can I re-download the default keyboard (iOS 8) after deleting it?

I'm planning on making SwiftKey my default keyboard and deleting the "stock/default keyboard" provided by Apple. But first, I want to make sure I'll be able to get that keyboard back if I need to. ...
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iPhone 6 keyboard freezing when typing on iOS 8 (com.apple.TextInput.kbd)

I had an iPhone 5 before upgrading and its keyboard never froze on iOS 8, but with my iPhone 6 it is happening all the time. I already redefined my keyboard dictionary. Bringing up console I see a ...
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Application Window Switcher key-command broken (Command+`)

I have a 2010 MacBook Pro 13" running Mac OS 10.9.5. It works well for the most part, with the exception of one annoying missing feature: I can't switch between windows of the same application (by ...
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Keyboard shortcut for switching windows not working in Yosemite

While on OS X 10.9 it works nice to switch windows of all apps (not produced by apple) I am using in my work like Google Chrome, SublimeText, iTerm from keyboard using: cmd ⌘ + ` On OS X 10.10 it ...
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Move files using shortcut keys in Forklift for Mac

Does anyone know here how to move files using just shortcut keys in Forklift for Mac? I just don't like to click File > Move to, to move files/folders from one tab to another. I think there's a short ...
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With Yosemite pop-over doesn't work when holding keys down anymore

I always used the accented character pop-over menu often, by holding a key for a second or two. Now, with Yosemite suddenly all I get is something like: Resumeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee When I ...
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How do I paste or type without moving the insertion point? (10.8.x)

How do I paste or type without moving the insertion point? I am currently on 10.8.x. I want to be able to type where the insertion point (blinking I-bar) doesn't move but the text I type goes in ...
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I'm looking for an application to measure words per minutes when typing

I'm looking for an application to measure words per minute when typing. It's just a general application without training, and of course it won't detect the wrong typed words but it's ok. Command ...
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OS X: CM Storm Devastator keyboard doesn't light up

Using OS X Mavericks, the CM Storm Devastator keyboard backlight does not light up. The light is usually activated by scroll lock being enabled, but in OS X, there is no such thing as scroll lock.
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Bose QuietComfort 20 not working after Yosemite upgrade

I have a mid-2012 MacBook Pro Retina, and am using QuietComfort20 headphones that previously used to work. Now, after a clean install of OS X Yosemite, I'm unable to use the headphones, no audio ...
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Using CTRL +V in Mail app on Mac Os X

I'm using Mail client that's built-in into the system (Yosemite). I've decided that I want to use CTRL+V, CTRL+C and similar instead of CMD because I work half of the day with Windows and it's ...
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“Use Option as Meta key” with ability to type the # symbol

I am using Terminal version 2.5, where I have two requirements: I need to be able to type the <META> key. I need to be able to type the # character. How can I satisfy both of these? By ...
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Keyboard adjustment keys have black box around them

I recently did a fresh reformat and install of Yosemite on my macbook pro, it was working as expected until today when i noticed that whenever i use the top keyboard row keys to change something like ...
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In Mail, Cmd-Opt-Ctrl-F does something unexpected

I would like to assign Cmd-Opt-Ctrl-F to flag an email item, but that combination in mail is already assigned somewhere, and I cannot find where that is. It is not in System Preferences > Keyboard > ...
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I want software to slow down my typing and increase my accuracy

Problem I'd like to teach myself to type slower and more accurately. Solutions? I was thinking of playing a sound when I press backspace displaying wpm/accuracy in the menubar Aside The reason ...
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Keyboard shortcut for change Speech voice in OS X Yosemite

There exist a way to create a keyboard shortcut for change the voice that made the speech from English to French, for example, i would like to select a text and hear the speech with the accent in ...
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GRUB overwritten Refind/Mac bootloader - Unable to boot

Getting desperate here, need some help background: I have a late 2012 imac, running OS X 10.10 Also i had Xubuntu & OpenSuse running as secondary OSs I was using refind & everything was ...
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Wireless keyboard on rEFInd menu

I'm using rEFInd on an iMac with OS X and Ubuntu 14.04. The Apple wireless keyboard doesn't work and so I can not navigate on the rEFInd menu. I'd discovered that others have the same problem. But ...
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Screen brightness control (F1, F2) not working on a WASD mechanical keyboard with mac mode keys

I got a WASD mechanical keyboard with mac mode keys which has the all the media shortcuts such as play, pause, volume up/down etc except for screen brightness control. Even though in System ...
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Left Command + Z isn't working anymore

I have a full size Apple keyboard attached to my MacBook Pro. The left ⌘ + Z key combination isn't working since a while. The problem only occurs when using the left Command key. ⌘ + Z is working ...
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Imac not start, wirless keyboard reset

I have a problem with an IMAC 27' 1: the osx was corupt so it wasn't boot anymore. 2: i changed the batery from the keyboard so, i canot use the keyboard for startup key combination to reinstal the ...
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Changing the default keyboard shortcuts in iTerm2

In iTerm2, ⌘W will close the current shell. In Vim, Ctrl W, by default, sets you up for a window command (e.g., Ctrl Wh moves to the window on the left, etc.) I am new to using a Mac and haven't got ...
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Screen overlay when using hotkey to switch keyboard input

I've recently upgraded iMacs the other day. Can't figure out how to toggle the following overlay to show up when switching inputs using keyboard hotkeys Right now the shortcut will toggle the input ...
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Is it possible to set up shortcuts in Xcode to jump to specific files?

Say I want to jump to my Storyboard file, or my Images.xcassets file. Is there a way to set up a keyboard shortcut to be able to jump to it?