A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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Shortcut key for fullscreen mode

I am new to Mac OS (Macbook Air). I am looking at the arrow on top right corner of windows, when I click it, it maximizes window over the top menu and in order to switch back I need to hold mouse in ...
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omnigraffle Keyboard shortcuts missing

I have been trying to adjust the keyboard shortcuts for omnigraffle and for some reason they are completely gone. I am really not sure how this happened but I can not get my zoom keys to work. This ...
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Simple text substitution in OS X using keyboard shortcut

I am constantly typing résumé in (Outlook) email messages. Is there an easy way to associate this text with a keyboard shortcut? I'd like this shortcut to be available in other applications (e.g. ...
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Disable bluetooth keyboard for second mac

I've searched through some sites and couldn't find any solution for my problem, so finally landed here :) I have two mac's in my job - one has bluetooth keyboard, one wired. I want to permanently ...
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MacBook with Windows keyboard

Problem occurs when pressing the @ and the " keys. They seem to be mapped to each other, so @ -> " and " -> @. The system preferences allow modifier keys to be re-mapped but not these two. Can it be ...
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Keyboard shortcut to open context menu

Does OS X have a Windows Shift + F10 equivalent? I need a keyboard shortcut to open the context menu without a mouse.
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How to remap 'Shift & Up/Down arrow keys' to type actual up & down arrows?

I do a lot of typing in Evernote and I really need an 'up arrow' and 'down arrow' instead of typing 'increasing' or 'decreasing'... Ideally pressing Shift and 'Up arrow' would be the best way to get ...
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External Numpad doesn't work with Macbook

Today I bought a simple USB numpad keyboard. It doesn't work with Macbook and I know why. I'm looking for some help from you. I connected that keyboard to Windows PC. When I press for example "5" ...
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Keep ethernet connection live during screen sleep

I have a MacBookPro running OS X 10.8.5. My understanding is Control ⌃+Shift ⇧+Eject ⏏ puts the Mac into a sleep mode. This is fine but what I want to know if there is a way to keep the ethernet port ...
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VMWare Fusion restoring Ctrl+Left/Right in Win7 virtual machine

I have to work on a Mac with a Win7 virtual machine in VMWare Fusion. Is there any way to get the Ctrl + ◀︎ and Ctrl+► combinations in Win7 to work again? Instead of doing what I want (jumping from ...
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Hotkey to menubar app in Mavericks

I have Mountain App running in my menu bar (it is an app that allows you to quickly mount and unmount drives attached to your computer). I would like to create a simple script that calls up the menu ...
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How to change keyboard layout via keyboard shortcut? [duplicate]

I like to use both US and German keyboard layout but I find the process of switching between them via mouse tiresome. I want a keyboard-only solution. Is there a predefined shortcut to change between ...
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Can I add a separate monitor and keyboard-mouse to a Mac?

Is possible to add a separate monitor to a Mac and use a separate keyboard-mouse combo to operate only on that Monitor? Say, you use the monitor 1 for regular use and the other monitor can be used by ...
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Using applescript to lock screen

I need an applescript which locks my Mac in the same way pressing "shift"+"ctrl"+"eject" would. I tried two different approaches, but both failed. The first one was to search the internet for a ...
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Is it possible to switch off the trackpad in OS X with a keyboard shortcut

I'm using OS X almost entirely using the keyboard, and it helps to have the trackpad disabled most of the time. But I'd also like to be able to enable it every so often for individual tasks - is it ...
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OS X keyboard shortcut precedence

I'm new to Apple, and while the experience has largely been positive, I have been stymied trying to configure keyboard shortcuts to my specifications. For example, I used a rather round-about process ...
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Is there a hotkey to Search Wikipedia for “x”?

This is a question about keyboard shortcuts. I think it's quite cool that you can put a word into the spotlight and one of the options is to search Wikipedia for it, but to get that functionality ...
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How to assign multiple apps to single focus command shortcut in Slate?

I would like to use a single keyboard shortcut to focus on multiple applications in Slate. For example, I want to map Command+1 to Chrome and Firefox. Each time I press Cmd+1 the focused application ...
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Incorrect keyboard mapping on OS X guest in vmware fusion

I have installed OS X Mavericks as a guest on a macbook pro with vmware fusion 6. To do this, I followed the instructions at the following: Creating a new OS X virtual machine from the recovery ...
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How can I set up a keyboard shortcut for switching input source?

I have to change my language option very often. It is hard when I write something with combination of both "English" & "Bangla", because I have to change that option rapidly. Is there any way to ...
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assigning keys on bluetooth apple keyboard

I have assigned the right "alt" key on my 2013 MacBook Air to act as a forward delete - using DoubleCommand. Works like a charm. I then installed an apple bluetooth keyboard to use on an external ...
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Keyboard, track pad and USB port stopped working

Suddenly on my MacBook Air 11,6” A1370 2011 model the keyboard, track pad and right USB slot stopped working. Tried resetting NVRAM / PRAM and SMC – no effect. The keyboard just do not work during the ...
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Mac Mini mid-2011 with 10.9.3 consistently losing bluetooth connectivity

Several times a day Mac Mini (mid-2011 model) with OS X 10.9.3 losing keyboard and mouse connection. Batteries are fresh, showing level between 73 and 100%. If I'm pressing power button on the ...
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How to write out a NORMAL tilde sign (~) in Mac?

I switched to Mac recently. The only thing that's disturbing me until now is the missing of the tilde sign (~). The closest thing I achieved to this sign is the accent tilde (˜). My passwords are not ...
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How to use double click on desktop to act as a shortcut for a few commands

Until I shifted to Mac I used to use an app called Fences in Windows to hide desktop by double clicking the desktop. I wanted a similar app to do this on the Mac OS X Mavericks but I have no clue how ...
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How to type the squared symbol on a macbook? [duplicate]

I have a Macbook Pro 2014 and I'm looking everywhere, and I can't find the squared symbol. Using OS X Mavericks, there is no "²" symbol in the special characters viewer. I had to find a website that ...
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Changing the behavior of the volume keys

I've acquired myself a lovely Das 4 keyboard, and it has a pretty sexy hardware volume knob. It is hardware mapped to volume typical volume keys. I feel like only using this knob for volume is a ...
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How to stop a key on my Macbook Air keyboard showing the character accent menu?

For no apparent reason, one of the keys on my Macbook Air keyboard (the "l" key) shows the character accent pop-up menu. This happens when I tap the key normally, not when holding down the key. Could ...
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Using tab key to advance to next file in Finder for numerically ordered files

I have a directory of files named like: it(0).png it(1).png it(2).png ... it(10).png it(11).png ... In Finder my directory is arranged by Name and the files are in correct numerical order. I like ...
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cmd-z switches active monitor

So a couple days ago I hooked up an HP monitor to my MB Pro 15". As I was editing code on the external monitor, I pressed cmd-z to undo something I had just done (like everybody in this world does..). ...
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How to disable shortcut for an Automator script?

A few weeks ago I wrote a short script with the Automator to get familiar with it. I found a website which explained how to set up a primitive script to start the screensaver and define a shortcut to ...
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Having trouble with a SMC reset

I'm having trouble with my built in iSight and I'm trying to reset the SMC. My MBP has a non-removable SMC, so the instructions ask me to press CMD-SHIFT-ALT-POWER at the same time, release it at the ...
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Is palmrest harmful for macbook pro 15 retina?

I recently got a new Macbook Pro 15 retina. I already have a keyboard cover on it, and earlier today I put a palmrest and trackpad cover on it as well. However, This Apple support website says that ...
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Media keys behaving like function keys

I'm experiencing some frustrating keyboard issues on my new 2014 Macbook Air (OS X 10.9.3) When using the laptop keyboard, the F1–12 keys take the behavior of "function" as opposed to the "media key" ...
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Modify the compose action for the keyboard

In my keyboard layout, I have a compose key, which works by putting an action="compose" in the appropriate place in the keylayout file. It works well, but I'm not satisfied with the rules for this ...
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Reconciling Chrome Shortcuts in Parallels

On OS X, a new Chrome tab can be opened by pressing Cmd+T, but on Windows you press Ctrl+T. This works fine if you map Cmd to Ctrl in Parallels, but becomes problematic when cycling between tabs. In ...
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a1242 keyboard works different than macbook keyboard. WHY?

I have this keyboard connected as external to my macbook while using external monitor. A1242 model. When I press alt ⌥ + cmd ⌘ + -> on right side from space this combination is not working, when on ...
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KeyRemap4MacBook Meta + KEY Repeat Question

I come from a Linux/PC world as a heavy Emacs user and for the last year, I've "dealt" with the standard OS X key remapping. It's OK, but the things that bother me are: Option + Key doesn't operate ...
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Type backslash more easily on Japanese wireless keyboard

In order to write \ on a Japanese wireless keyboard we have to use alt+¥. Very very inconvenient actually. Especially with Swift, the use of \ will sky rocket... Alt is bottom left, right of caps, and ...
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Keyboard Only Control When Hotkeys, Hinting, and Tabbing Fail

I'd like to never need to reach for a mouse or trackpad. Right now I spend most of the day mouse free. Alas, I occasionally must reach for a mouse or trackpad. It can really derail a good day. What ...
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Mousekeys with External Keyboard

I'm on a Macbook Pro with OS X 10.9.3. Mousekeys works fine on the builtin keyboard but seems to have no effect on an external keyboard. How can I change this behavior? The external keyboard has no ...
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How to switch applications using Cmd+Tab when inside VirtualBox without using Host key?

When inside VirtualBox in order to switch to an OSX app, I first press Host key which is Right Option, then I press Cmd+Tab. I wonder if there is some trick to eliminate pressing Host key before ...
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Keyboard shortcuts with a single key?

Some apps (e.g. Tweetbot) have single-key keyboard shortcuts. However, when trying to set shortcuts in System Preferences, we’re not allowed to do the same. Is there a user-facing way of achieving ...
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How to do Ctrl+Alt+Del via Logitech iPad keyboard

This is and old question, but all the answers I managed to find in the Internet didn't solved my issue. I am using a Logitech wireless keyboard on my iPad --- "Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover" to ...
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Confused about custom keyboard shortcuts

I have been fiddling around with the keyboard shortcuts in sys preferences, and have to say the options seem limitless, and fantastic. I'm a huge keyboard user and will do everything I can without ...
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Looking for Mac Typing software that supports Spanish keyboard layouts - Recommendations?

I've moved from Windows to the Mac a while ago, and in this "self-improvement" path, I've also realized that I need to learn to touch-type (I can do around 50-60 WPM with 3-and-a-half fingers, but I ...
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How can I remap Caps lock to both Escape and Control?

I generally run Linux. I use Vim a lot, so the Escape key is extremely important. I also use other keyboard shortcuts a lot, so Control is "key" as well. On Linux, I've solved this by using xcape to ...
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Constant message from GarageBand saying “Keyboard shortcuts changed”

GarageBand constantly fires off the following message when not the foreground app. It's extremely distracting. The messages appear in the Growl dropdown, and continues to cycle between these two ...
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How do I get my mac to re-scan for devices? -> Keyboard stops working after usb hub/dock with keyboard/mouse connected

I have a Dock at home and work. They both use versions of the pluggable usb 3.0 chipset. Each dock has a keyboard and trackball attached. When I move from one dock to another the keyboard and ...
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OS X Terminal displaying ö when typing |

It's the first time this has happened to me. Does anyone know why this could be happening? I think I configured something wrong in the keyboard settings. This is working fine in Word 2011, for ...