A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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Is it possible to access the functions for the PDF overlay bezel in Safari via keyboard?

When hovering the mouse pointer at the bottom of a PDF file being displayed within the Safari browser window, you get a set of 4 icons for Zoom Out, Zoom In, Open in… and Save To Downloads: I would ...
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Exception to smart quote substitution for one word

I have System Preferences|Keyboard enabled for smart quotes. Unfortunately, this tends to turn Hawai‘i into Hawai’i even when I use Option–]. Any suggestion how to get one word the ...
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Disabling automatic en dash when editing files in TextEdit

I've noticed that typying -- in text edit results in those signs being converted to en dash: –. This is highly undesirable behaviour. For example correct formatting for the SRT files is (related ...
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How to type foreign currency symbols on iOS?

Is there a way to type special unicode characters, or more specifically foreign currency sumbols, on an iPhone or iPad? I mean symbols like ¥ (Yen), ฿ (Bitcoin or Thai Baht), ₩ (Korean Won) etc. I'm ...
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US Extended Input Source missing

I'm wanting to type some Pinyin characters (e.g. adding a bar above an a with Alt A + A) and am following this guide http://pinpinchinese.com/blog/how-to-type-pinyin-tone-marks-mac-os-x-yosemite/ ...
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Keyboard layout grayed out?

I tried installing the Logitech keyboard layout using this guide. It appears in the Language Menu, so I added it as a possible layout, but it is grayed out in the Input menu so I can't switch to it. ...
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Middle row of keyboard (a-;) duplicating top row (q-p)

I have a 2010 white Macbook and the middle row of the keyboard has gone funny. The keys all work fine still but they no longer correspond to the correct key. Pressing a for example prints q, h prints ...
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Shortcut to mute tabs in Safari

Is there any shortcut to mute one specific tab in Safari? Or to mute all except the current tab? Using only the MacBook keyboard.
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Can “Full Keyboard Access” tab-key behavior be set for the login window?

The shortcut fn-F7 toggles the tab key behavior anywhere in Mac OS X, including on the login window (called "Full Keyboard Access" in System Preferences, this determines if tab cycles through text ...
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Keyboard/trackpad joint failure, resolved on TWO reboots

The keyboard and trackpad on my MacBook Pro stopped working suddenly. They went completely unresponsive. The power button did work, though, so I managed to reboot using it. Upon the FIRST reboot, the ...
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Change the Option+R/L shortcuts to Control+R/L

I would like to remap the Option+L/R shortcut on my Mac keyboard to Control+R/L. I don't want to use the modifier keys dialog because I only want to change these particular shortcuts. Any help would ...
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How do I do a Windows-Left or Windows-Right on Apple?

I want to have 2 windows next to each other using a shortcut. How do I do that?
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“USB Needs more power.” - Mac Pro with 7 Keyboards?

I am in the process of setting up a MacPro whose sole purpose is to run VMs on each of the six possible screens each with it's own keyboard and mouse. So what I have is six DVI monitors with six ...
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Swap CMD and Alt only on external keyboard

On my external mechanical keyboard the Super/Windows/CMD key is between Ctrl and Alt, but on the Mac keyboard it's between Alt and Space. Can I swap CMD and Alt only on the external keyboard?
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How to change [option + key] international shortcut in OS X

If in OSX text input field pressing Option+[ will render “, Option+' will render æ andOption+; will render …. Can I remap these to render å, ä and ö instead?
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How to add shortcut for Insert Equation in PowerPoint 2016?

PowerPoint 2016 for Mac finally includes the new-style equation editor (which was already available in Word for Mac and PowerPoint for Windows). An equation can be inserted using a ribbon button ...
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Keyboard strokes do not appear on computer

I have an iMac with OS X 10.9.5 installed that has intermittent keyboard issues. From time to time, for no apparent reason, you cannot enter anything from the keyboard even though the computer says it ...
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Is it possible to simulate a continuos press in AppleScript?

The closest solution to a continuous key press that I know is just repeating a key press a certain number of times: repeat 1000 times tell application "System Events" to keystroke "c" using ...
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How can I determine which App is Hijacking / Disabling my Option-Enter combo?

I use Option-Enter A LOT. My main uses are to put a new line into a message in Messages, and to open a url in a new tab in Google Chrome, I know I can hit Command-T, but I often want to modify the url ...
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How to bind a key to press two separate keys

In other words, if I press "x", it registers as me pressing "a" and "b" sequentially. I run Mac OSX Yosemite 10.10.5. A Karabiner solution eludes me, thus I am researching more.
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Two different keyboard layouts for internal and external keyboard

My internal keyboard has a different layout than my external (USB) keyboard. Is it somehow possible for Mac OS X 10.11.2 to recognize from which keyboard the input comes and to chose the layout ...
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Making Command, Option and Control work with microsoft sculpt keyboard?

I'm trying to set up the command keys on my 2014 macbook pro (10.10.1 Yosemite) with my new wireless microsoft sculpt keyboard: I went into my system prefs and started trying to make it so I could ...
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iOS: Is it possible to change how the Shift-Key behaves with bluetooth keyboards?

Today I bought a Magic Keyboard from Apple to use it with my MacBook when its fully closed and behaves like a desktop computer. Later I had an idea to try the keyboard out with my iPhone 6 Plus. It ...
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Safe key combinations for global shortcuts

Is there any combination of modifier keys that could be considered 'safe' for setting global shortcuts with a third-party app? For example, I do window snapping with cmdoptJ|L, but cmdoptI would ...
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Turn off iPad on-screen keyboard using Microsoft Designer Bluetooth Desktop Keyboard

I'm using Microsoft Designer Bluetooth Desktop Keyboard with an iPad. This works great, except I'm not able to turn off the onscreen keyboard. I understand that there is an eject button on the Apple ...
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Select previous input source shortcut

I usually just go through my input sources one way but found a case where I really need to navigate back to the previous one right away. Now when I hit cmd-alt-] it switches to the next input ...
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Share Keyboard Shortcuts

I have about over 100 keyboard shortcuts for my mac, and I want to transfer all those shortcuts to my second computer. Is there a way to do this easily?
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How to type floating point numbers in Apple Numbers in Persian?

When I want to insert a floating number in Apple Numbers 3.6.1 in OS X 10.10.5 while my primary preferred language in Language & Region is Persian(فارسی), the number is interpreted as a string ...
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Keyboard shortcut for Zoom style?

I have been trying to look for a keyboard shortcut that would let me toggle the Zoom style from the accessibility menu. I don't think there is one. Can somebody here point me in the direction of how ...
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Intellij KeyMapping is acting weird

I am new to mac so apologies if i am asking a stupid question. I just installed Intellij idea on Mac OS El Capitan and it is acting weird. This issue is only in Intellij so i am assuming that perhaps ...
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Typing Pinyin with tone marks doesn't work

I have a Macbook Air. Running El Capitan with British keyboard layout. I have enabled Chines Simplified Pinyin input. I am trying to type the tone marks. For example, pressing opt+a followed by u ...
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Spotlight misses first character after Cmd-Space [duplicate]

When I call up spotlight by pressing command-space, and then start typing something Spotlight often seems to miss the first letter I type. It doesn't happen every time, only about 1 in 5 times I use ...
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Power button, keyboard not functional after thermal place replacement (MacBook Pro 13, Late 2011)

After some searching on the internet, I have been struggling to reconnect the keyboard to the MacBook Pro after taking out the logic board to replace the aging thermal paste. I was following the ...
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Safari swipe gesture with a non multitouch mouse

I love the swipe gesture but I recently switched from a Magic Mouse to a gaming mouse which is non multitouch. For the back command, Safari only offers a straight keyboard-only shortcut or the ...
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Specific hotkey instead of any key to wake monitor?

I'd like the monitor on my Mac to stay asleep unless I specifically choose to wake it, but it wakes when any key is pressed. This is a problem because I use a remote that triggers hotkeys to do all ...
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Combination already used by a system-wide keyboard shortcut

I'm trying to change Lightshot Screenshot's shortcut to capture. In my old Mac I figured out how to get past this error, but for the life of me I can't remember how. I have disabled the system's ...
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MacBook Pro, Yosemite: change Finder shortcuts

I want to reassign Cmd ⌘ Shift ⇧ F to a custom command, but Finder reserves it to open 'All My Files'. I have looked around Preferences-Keyboard-Shortcuts, but the Finder shortcuts do not seem ...
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Command+TAB (⌘⇥) to switch to most recent window (even on different space)

The default behaviour of ⌘⇥ is roughly the following: Switch to the most recently used app. Bring all windows of that application (in the current space) to the foreground. Give the most recent ...
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Custom ios8 Keyboard locked me out of my iPad

I recently downloaded a custom ios8 keyboard. And in doing so I removed the default UK keyboard. So in my keyboard list I am only left with my custom keyboard. But now on the lock screen I am unable ...
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Updated iMac to Yosemite 10.10.5 and USB keyboard stopped working

I updated my iMac's OS to Yosemite 10.10.5 and found that the Apple USB keyboard is no longer working. I tried different USB ports to no result. I tried using the keyboard on another computer and it ...
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The “Esc” key in my bluetooth keyboard doesn't work, how to fix it?

I'm using Mac mini, and bought this new bluetooth keyboard. It's not Apple production, but has Apple layout. The other keys all work except "Esc" in the left up corner. Obviously it won't be handy if ...
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Page up/down with smooth scrolling?

When scrolling a page up or down using fn ↑ and fn ↓ in a text editor, the editor jumps immediately to the next page. This is confusing when reading structured documents such as source code ...
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Automatically change keyboard layout based on app focus?

This question was asked 5 years ago: Auto change keyboard layout based on application focus It has no real answer, and I can't bump the thread. Is there a way (perhaps using automator) to set a ...
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UTF-8 five-character code point in Terminal

How can I use the Unicode Hex Input keyboard to enter UTF-16 representations of characters in Terminal? Specifically, I'd like to enter U+1F601 (grinning face with smiling eyes). Using the Unicode ...
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how to Turn off the function of sending txt pressing return on my iPad?

yes, I saw that people had ask for to turn return key to send txt but none asked how to turn off? any ideas? I tried the idea with international keyboard... but no luck many thanks
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Keyboard shortcut to select some text in a cell in Excel

I'd like to know the shortcut I must use to do a multiple selection of some text (not adjacent words) in a unique cell. The reason is because I need to highlight some text of the same cell, and I ...
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“wired” keyboard damages after 2 weeks using thunderbolt display

I'm having a weird issue: I just bought a thunderbolt display + wired keyboard and I use it with a macbook air. What happens is that after a couple of weeks, the keyboard - plugget to the USB port of ...
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Issues when entering password finishing with '^' character

I am using a password that has been generated by the organization where I work, and that specific password terminates with the ^ character. This password cannot be changed so I must keep it for the ...
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Function keys Magic Keyboard not bound correctly

I just bought the new Magic Keyboard. On my Mac mini with Mac OS X El Capitan the function keys worked perfectly, but on my iMac still with Mavericks the function keys are not working... F12 for ...
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List Local and Global Key Bindings in Mac OS X

Can someone help with a solution to list key bindings being used by an OS X application, as well as global bindings being used by all applications. Ideally, there would be a way to specify bindings ...