A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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Quick way to toggle between “Larger Text”, “Default”, and “More Space” on Macbook Retina

On Macbook's with retina display you are able to select between 4 different scale modes as showed in the picture below It takes some clicks to get into the Display settings and choosing a new ...
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Microsoft Outlook does not properly handle redefined “Paste” keyboard shortcut

I've been a windows user for a long time, and I hate the ⌘ shortcuts for stuff. Since I only use my Mac for work stuff, I figured I'd just redefine the App Shortcuts from the keyboard menu so I could ...
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Damage on Apple Aluminium Keyboard

Yesterday I was cleaning my keyboard (with tissue paper and cleaning gel), and I did a keyboard test afterwards, and I found out my "S" and "F10" keys are broken. I've tried putting it upside down and ...
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How can I type the “@” symbol via VNC with a PC keyboard?

I'm connecting from a PC to a Mac via VNC. Now I want to enter some special characters like @. How can I do that? This page didn't help. Other keyboard shortcuts I found out: Alt = cmd Shift + 7 = ...
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Turn off accented characters

When I type ' then A , it types Á, instead of simply 'A . How to disable this feature. It's a pain while programming, as we need to type things like 'example string' a lot.
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El Capitan changes language input after reboot

every time I restart my Mac (OS X El Capitan 10.11.3), the language input is set to "ABC Extended" instead of English or German. This causes me trouble when I want to type my password. Is there a way ...
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Common shell / editor shortcuts for Mac OS X

is there a way to add universal shortcuts for input / text fields in OS X and/or chrome itself such as Control + U to delete everything to the left of a line, Control + W to delete the left word etc. ...
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Does my stuck shift key affect the proper boot of my installation mediums?

I have a late-2009 unibody Macbook Pro. My left shift is stuck for ages and I have been avoiding this problem by pressing some other keys during boot to avoid safe mode and by using Karabiner to remap ...
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Properly Connect Apple Wireless Keyboard to a PC Window 8.1

I have an apple wireless keyboard, I want to connect it to my Windows PC running on Windows 8.1. I've tried download/install this driver. I still won't be able to use my volume buttons, eject, ...
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Letters / text that I type shows up in the wrong order

I've been having this issue for a while now, very inconsistently. When I type strands of text, sometimes the letters appears in the wrong order (I remember it mostly happening when I type text in ...
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Insert accented letters in passwords

This should be easy, but I cannot solve it by myself. How can I insert accented letters in passwords? When I go to System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Change Password... and in the ...
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How to Show Virtual Keyboard in El Capitan?

I changed to El Capitan and I cannot find anymore the virtual keyboard about testing keyboard's keys visually. It is normally in the right hand corner under the keyboard switcher icon. I need the ...
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Where can I find/unbind control shift space? (^⇧ + space)

I read through all of the system-wide keyboard shortcuts in "System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts" and I could not find nor unbind the Control+Shift+Space macro for use by SkipTune's pause/play ...
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How do I pair apple wireless keyboard with windows 10

My apple wireless keyboard has stopped pairing with Windows 10. Now when I try to pair through settings, I'm asked to enter a passcode for the keyboard rather than being supplied a passcode to pair ...
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OS X 10.11.3 Update, keyboard lagging

I don't know how to explain this, but since I've updated my OS X to 10.11.3, keyboard seems to lag. It's extremely subtle, but I am a programmer and an author, and I can feel the difference while ...
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How to edit a preexisting input source?

I use the English and Korean input sources on my Macbook. For some reason or other, the English one has a U.S. flag as its icon, but the Korean one has a completely different icon — the letter "⬜" ...
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Taking focus on app launch

It seems that most OS X applications launch into the foreground and thereby steal keyboard focus from its predecessor there. Searching here, I have found way to prevent a particular app from doing ...
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Can I create a keyboard shortcut to toggle the primary mouse button between left and right? [duplicate]

I switch between my left and right hand for my mouse a lot, and every time I do, I have to go to System Preferences > Mouse > and switch the Primary mouse button. Is there any way I can create a ...
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F11 not presenting code of Macaulay 2 to the Emacs buffer in OSX

I am setting up Emac Version 24.4 (9.0) for Macaulay 2. This results to the following error: pressing F11 should present the input of the buffer above, instead it prints "-- end of buffer ...
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Using Magic Keyboard with 3rd party Displays

I have a Mac mini. I am using a Lenovo ThinkVision Pro2840m, connected via DP, as my monitor. I am using the Magic Keyboard. Can anyone please tell me the procedure to make the display brightness ...
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Is there a unified shortcut key of Home/End for Terminal, Vim and Sublime Text in OS X?

It seems that in Terminal: fn+shift+← is Home fn+shift+→ is End in Vim: fn+← is Home fn+→ is End in Sublime Text: cmd+← is Home cmd+→ is End And Ctrl+A and Ctrl+E seems to work ...
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How do I assign Outlook 2011 folders (on Mac) to keyboard shortcuts

There are three main Outlook folders: Inbox, Drafts, Sent Items, Deleted Items. In addition, there are others like RSS Feeds, Sync Issues etc. These all show up on the right hand menu. The only way ...
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When typing on Bluetooth keyboards, letter sometimes infinitely repeats while not holding it down

For years, I've had no problem with using on a Microsoft Sculpt Mobile Keyboard as well as a Microsoft Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 5000. I'm using a late 2011 MacBook Pro, OSX El Capitan v.10.11.3, ...
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Change Mac Keyboard Identifier after keyboard replacement

I replaced my MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013) keyboard. The U.S keyboard layout is mapped incorrectly now. It seems to be a problem with the keyboard identifier ID (maybe its Bundle ID). It ...
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iMac 2015 - recovering from stop

I have an issue with my iMac. Before going to bed I set it to the sleep mode. The following morning it's running but the screen is turned off. If I try to switch it on by mouse or keyboard doesn't ...
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Assigning a key to light up CM Storm Devastator keyboard problem

I followed the steps to make the CM Storm Devastator keyboard backlights turn on (using this tutorial). That is working. But, when I assigned a key to toggle the backlight, the backlight does not turn ...
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Global hotkey that send keystroke to another app

I want to configure a global hotkey like F5, and when I press F5 it should send [Command]+[Option]+[Control]+[Up Arrow] to the Skype app. Anyone knows an app that I can do this, or script.
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Emacs-like cursor moving function (ctrl+a: go to start of line), doesn't work when using Thai

I'm learning Thai, so of course I need to have input method of Thai. By adding the Thai keyboard I can use Thai now, but when I'm using it emacs-like key bind like Ctrl+a for go to start of a line or ...
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Finder: Spotlight shortcut and command+tab switching apps stopped working

Both these functions stopped around the same time. El Capitan, but I think these worked after the upgrade and now don't. Both functions work in other apps. Just not in Finder. Repaired permissions on ...
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How to remap a single key in Language Input

I am pretty new to Macs and these days I've been experiencing the whole frustration that comes when switching from Windows to Mac.. All my favourite shortcuts are so different or non-existent an so ...
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“Save-as” shortcut not working for anything

For all of my apps, the command+shift+s shortcut is not doing its expected "save as" function. I am assuming there is a conflict somewhere, but when I go to preferences -> keyboard -> shortcuts, ...
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Black screen and non-paired wireless Apple Keyboard

I bought a new wireless Apple Keyboard as some letters on my old wouldn't work anymore. I tried to pair it with my iMac, but the screen is dark not allowing me access to settings. So I can't use my ...
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How do I remap ⌘+delete only in Google Chrome in El Capitan?

Command + delete deletes to the beginning of the line and for some reason I can't get used to this (I expect it to act like Option + Delete and delete only the last word). I want to remap this only in ...
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Shortcut MacOS to go to the beginning of a document

Specifically as an example, I have a pdf document with 1000 pages and I'm in the page number 400 .. I want have a shortcut to move to the page number 1 and the page number 1000 ... Is there any ...
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How bad is a runny nose over a MacBook Pro?

Happy cold season, everybody! Or at least, it'll be happy if you guys can tell me that my computer will survive it. I've got an early 2011 13" MacBook Pro and an annoying cold. My nose decided that ...
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IntelliJ / Android Studios: hide the project pane

I'm quite new to mac but have managed to figure out a lot of the shortcuts but this one baffles me. In intelliJ / Android Studios, occassionally, I need to hide some of the panes so that I have more ...
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USB wireless keyboard works from one USB port, but not the other

I have a wireless USB keyboard/mouse combo (Microsoft Wireless Keyboard 1000) which is working perfectly on a 2013 MacBook Air running Yosemite, the keyboard & mouse work perfectly - but only when ...
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How to change the input menu input method order

I use 3 input methods. The order of input methods on here is what I want, in this order: English, Chinese(Wubi), Japanese(Hiragana) but when comes to the input menu of status bar: I want to ...
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Apple bootcamp windows 10 and apple magic mouse 1 not connecting

A week or so ago I installed windows 10 on my 2015 macbook pro retina with bootcamp. At the start my apple mouse (magic mouse 1) and my keyboard were already paired. Today my mouse wouldn't click for ...
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iOS Keyboard & Arrow Keys

Running the iOS 9.2.1 on an iPhone 6S and an iPad 4 Mini, I notice that the iPhone keyboard in landscape mode now includes left & right arrow keys (how long, I wonder?). This does not appear to be ...
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Iphone keyboard emulator moves entire screen

I am making a website: https://synodins.com/maps/?&lang=1 When I run it on the Iphone, it works fine except that when i click 'offer ride', and then draw a line and when the ride info appears, ...
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Spotlight overrides first character

What's wrong: I hit CMD+SPACE to open up spotlight, typically type in the name of the application I want to start, hit enter and either the wrong app or no app at all will start, because the app name ...
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Can I change the button “m” with space bar?

My space bar won't work so I want to use the m button as space bar. Is there a way to do that? Maybe with the Automator using an apples riptide or something?
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Does OS X have a “virtual console” mode besides Terminal? [duplicate]

On most GUI Linux distros, you can switch between TTYs ("virtual consoles") and the X11 desktop by using the Ctrl+Alt+F<#> key combinations, with F7 usually switching back to X11 and the GUI ...
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How to kill Apple magic trackpad/keyboard connection messages

Whenever I take my laptop away from my desk (to type on the couch), OSX goes crazy letting me know that my Apple keyboard is connected, now disconnected, now connected, now disconnected... The ...
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Some native keyboard accent shortcuts not working since OS X 10.11.3 Update

I have a Qwerty keyboard on my MacBook Pro late-2015, set to the standard US layout, that I sometime use to write French accentuated characters. However, since the last OS X update, some accent ...
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“PROGRAMMING KEYS” Microsoft Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 / Mac Mini OS X 10.9.5

I used to have my up and down arrow keys in the Microsoft keyboard programmed to "send backward" or "bring forward" when using InDesign on my Mac. Somehow I set it back to default settings (so they ...
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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 ...