A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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Key Needs to be Pressed Repeatedly to Start Working

When I leave my computer alone for around five minutes, to get the "w" key to function I need to spam press it, after which it starts functioning correctly. Holding down the key for ~10 seconds also ...
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shortcut alt+cmd+m is blocked

I use IntelliJ IDEA and the shortcut I am using to "extract a method" seems to be blocked by another application. The shortcut itself is mapped by IntelliJ IDEA. OS X: 10.10.2, MacBook Pro with ...
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applescript to unlock mac works very slow

Hello i am using this script to unlock the mac tell me to activate\n tell application \"System Events\" to keystroke \"PASSWORD\"\n tell application \"System Events\" to keystroke return\n tell ...
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Is there a way for the iPad wireless keyboard to make typing sounds similar to what the on-screen keyboard makes?

Is there a way to have a wireless keyboard produce the soft tapping sound effects that the on-screen iPad keyboard makes? The point is that I want to be able to type and not look at the screen at all ...
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CTRL key not working properly

After having cleaned my mac with some antistatic foam product, weird keyboard problems started happening: with keyboard viewer, pressing CTRL does not enable CTRL, however if I press LEFT SHIFT, it ...
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Cmd + PgUp/Down shortcut to navigate through terminal tabs

is it possible to make CMD + Page Up / Page Down shortcut performing switch tab in terminal ? At the moment I can use CMD + Shift + [ or CMD + Shift + ] shortcuts to do the thing, but this is horrible ...
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Strange behavior within MS Word: using Command-Shift-L launches Safari sometimes

It seems that Command-Shift-L were tied to safari. It is however also tied to "create bulleted list" in Word - which is an action I happen to (want to) do frequently. How does one change or disable ...
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Need to regularly check windows for changes

I'm looking for a fast and reliable method to monitor changes in some windows belonging to a application. After I hit a hotkey I'd like a method to monitor those windows for a change in specific ...
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Shortcut for conditional formatting in Excel 2011 in OS X

How do I create a keyboard shortcut for conditional formatting for Excel 2011 in OS X? I am unable to find any such shortcut.
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Navigate to a space in other screen with keyboard shortcut

Switching between spaces using control + left / right arrow key is very efficient. Last step to perfection: to switch between spaces among different screens, I need to move my hand to the mouse and ...
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What does the orange keys mean in keyboard viewer?

I use the keyboard viewer as a cheat sheet so I can guide myself in the horrible fields of OSX keymaps and I realised that pressing some keys will display a few keys in orange. What does that color ...
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What is an efficient way for developers / power users to use OSX window management and Spaces on a single screen?

This may be a strange question. Background: I usually work in a multiple monitor setup, where I can plaster the screen with all my windows so nothing I might need to switch to is ever hidden from ...
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Disable non-breaking space (Option-Space) specifically in Xcode

There's a pretty general solution for disabling the non-breaking space in OS X for some apps: ...
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Mac Virtual Keyboard with Words as Keys?

Is there a custom virtual keyboard similar to Apple's that will allow me define keys with complete words or phrases? When I press the button labeled "Hello World", for instance, that would be entered ...
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force quit keyboard shortcut not working

While I can choose "force quit" from the Finder, I cannot: Choose Force Quit from the Apple menu, or press Command-Option-Esc (this is similar to pressing Control-Alt-Delete on a PC). ...
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iPhone sending multi-part texts as 60 character parts. Unicode punctuation to blame?

From one specific iPhone user, I keep receiving multipart texts for small messages. Instead of 160 characters each, I'm getting about 60. It looks as though if any part of the message contains a ...
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Why can't I use an external keyboard after connecting Macbook Pro to iMac using Thunderbolt?

After connecting laptop to iMac using Thunderbolt, 2 things happen: my external keyboard won't work (on either laptop or iMac, I have to use my laptop keyboard which is annoying), and sound only comes ...
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Change Command_R to Shift+Alt

I am trying to change my right command key to be ShiftAlt. This is because it gets annoying to press AltShift8 to get a "{", and i never use the right command any way. I have been trying to do this ...
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Sharing keyboard/mouse via software with another computer?

I have my workstation with Windows and a MacBook with Mac OS X which I attach to the same monitor. The monitor provides the switching but I don't want to have two keyboards and two mouses and neither ...
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Getting quotation marks to the bottom of a line

Quotation marks go to the top of the line in MS Word, like “this”. However, official EU text as well as some Dutch publications use quotation marks as follows: Van Slingelandt: „We vinden het ...
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Key press not registered under high load

When typing on my MBA (Mid 2011, OSX 10.10.2) quite often key presses are not registered when the computer is under higher load. That might happen when having a big js file open in sublime text with ...
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Bind a CTRL key to custom button

One of my programs require CTRL key to used very frequently. But it is not very comfortable in my case and I would like to change it to 0 button on the right side of my keyboard. I've been ...
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Xcode vs TextEdit “Find and Replace…”

The default hotkey behavior in both Xcode and TextEdit “Find and Replace” is: Find... ⌘F Find and Replace... ⌘⌥F However, in TextEdit, the dialog for “Find and Replace” remains even after you press ...
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How to disable Command-Control-Power shortcut?

I frequently use Command-Option-Power shortcut to send my Macbook to sleep (especially since closing the lid when I have external monitor doesn't trigger sleep). Unfortunately, this shortcut is very ...
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How to toggle the virtual keyboard from a usb keyboard on iPad Air?

I noticed the bluetooth HID specification has a flag for toggling the virtual keyboard (and some keyboards like the Logitech Ultra Thin(pdf specs link) implement that) Is there something similar for ...
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My keyboard is showing special character, and is preventing me from entering my password. How can I stop this through a short cut on my keyboard

My keyboard is showing special character and I want to stop it. But is preventing me from login into my computer
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Two external keyboards, one for right hand, one for left hand, modifiers do not work [duplicate]

I am in my bed. MacBook (Yosemite 10.10.2) is on my chest. I have one external keyboard (with trackpoint) for my left hand and another external keyboard for my right hand. This would be awesome if ...
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OS X Text Replacements sometimes not working?

This is a weird problem, I write a lot of different languages on my computer, and since my keyboard doesn't have all the keys in the world, I have made certain key-combinations that replaces them with ...
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MBP w/ Retina won't connect to any Bluetooth devices

In the last few days I've started to have recurring issues connecting to my Bluetooth devices. It hadn't happened since I've had the computer (several months) and then suddenly all of my Bluetooth ...
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Keyboard Shortcut for switching to Desktops #5 and higher

How can we create a keyboard shortcut to switch to desktops #5 and higher? Under preferences, seems like #4 is as high as we go
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MacBook Pro 15" 2010 keyboard won't work in login screen - Yosemite

I did an update to Yosemite yesterday, but today I turned the computer on and tried to type my password in. I couldn't because the keys I P A D K L M C don't seem to be working, I have tried three ...
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Pairing multiple iOS devices with one bluetooth keyboard

I have a Keys to go Bluetooth keyboard that I use with my iPad. When I turned off the Bluetooth of my iPad, and paired the keyboard with my iPhone, it worked fine with the iPhone. The issue is that ...
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Trouble accessing the iPhone 4s smiley emoticons / icons

I just got a "new to me" iPhone 4s, set it up, and updated it to the most recent version of iOS v 8.2. This is my first iPhone, and though I've searched using Siri, Google, and the Stack Exchange ...
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How to take screenshot in Boot Camp?

I have MacBook Pro Retina running Windows 8.1. I do not have a PrtScr key. Also, shift+fn+f11 key combination doesn't work. What is the shortcut to take screenshots?
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How can I set a custom keyboard shortcut for an application

In an application, if I want to add my own keyboard shortcut for an application, is there anyway I could achieve that? I mean like a option from the application's bar. Hope I made sense.
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How can I type “\” (backslash) via remote desktop with a Norwegian, Danish or Swedish keyboard?

I am running Remote Desktop to connect from my MacBook Air with Yosemite to a Windows computer running Windows 8.1. Both my Mac and the Windows computer is configured with Norwegian keyboard layout. ...
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Changing autocorrect settings on Macbook Pro, shortcut does not work, cannot access dictionary (easily), can I just reset autocorrect?

I typed in my email address incorrectly once, and autocorrect will not let me forget it. This leads to problems all the time (with autocorrect changing my email address in forms when I hit "enter" to ...
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Problems with the command delete function in applescript

I have an applescript that I am using to clear out a huge folder. I can select all of the files but how can I indicate the "command delete" key while keeping all of the files selected? Basically after ...
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Disable Trackpad and Keyboard Temporarily

Is it possible to disable the trackpad and mouse temporarily while you have an external mouse and keyboard plugged in. The keys keep getting accidentally hit while I have the mouse and keyboard ...
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How to set ⌘ + H to enable show hidden files

I want my Mac to show hidden files when i hit ⌘ + H (like ubuntu). I can see hidden files by putting this defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles YES command in terminal but i want to get a ...
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Use keyboard for accessing Emacs Menu

I am using the brew install emacs version of gui-based emacs. After using the mac shortcut to access the Menu bar, I am able to use the mnemonic to access the individual top level menu items: ...
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What is the meaning of the “§” symbol (on the upper left corner of the mac keyboard)?

The title says it all, but I'll repeat it here: What is the meaning of the "§" symbol (on the upper left corner of the mac keyboard)? Apparently, this is not printed on mac keyboards sold in the US, ...
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Hotkey to move mouse and click

I'm currently using Keyboard maestro to create a macro that allows me to move the cursor to certain coordinates and perform a left click. Unfortunately under Yosemite it doesn't work as expected, ...
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Keyboard keeps reverting to U.S

For a few weeks, I've noticed that my keyboard layout keeps reverting to U.S. each time I reboot. To be precise: each time I reboot, my System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Input Sources window ...
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A couple of shortcut keys have stopped working

I have noticed that a couple of shortcut keys have stopped working. Thinking it could be another app using the shortcuts I've been into keyboard settings and restored all the default keys. This has ...
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USB keyboard acting strange with MacBook Pro

I have a Cooler Master Storm USB keyboard. I have plugged it in to my new MacBook Pro. The OS took me through the keyboard setup screen, and 'recognized' the keyboard as a standard US one. Some ...
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iTerm2 problems together with HyperSwitch

I'm using HyperSwitch to switch between applications since I'm using a non-Apple keyboard and it's easier that way. I've mapped it to Option + Tab since it's easier to reach. This works in all ...
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Automate Fn key switch when opening Excel

So Microsoft released a free preview of Office for Mac, and it is pretty sweet. One of my biggest problem when using Excel on a mac has always been that the most popular/frequent shortcut (F2 -> edit ...
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MPlayerX frame skip keyboard shortcut

While playing a video in MPlayerX the right and left arrows skip ahead and back 10s respectively. When paused, the right arrow goes ahead 1 frame but the left arrow still goes back 10s. How do I skip ...
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Why does the keyboard on my MacBook(s) stop working?

For the past few years across at least 4 MacBook Pro's or MacBook Air's, I have suddenly lost all input from the alphanumeric keys on my keyboard. The mousepad works, the computer runs, the arrow ...