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Create custom shortcuts and assign them to F keys

I recently migrated to OS X 10.10 from Ubuntu 14.04 (Linux). In Ubuntu, I could make any key of my keyboard do anything I liked. I used to have the F1, F2, and F3 keys set to function as the red, ...
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Key stroking fn + f8

I need to make an applescript to press the keys fn + f8 at the same time. The only problem is those are both keys without names! tell application "System Events" key code 63 -- Will press the fn ...
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Two problems in Yosemite in French: Spotlight and Ctrl + More, how to fix them?

My OS is in French. 1) I open Spotlight and converted any currency to ARS (Argentinean peso), but Spotlight doesn't recognise this currency. It doesn't recognise AR, ARS, $AR, $ARS, Argentinean peso, ...
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How can I clean Makeup Foundation off a keyboard?

I Refurbish / Rebuild Apple Mac Computers for a Recycler. We get hundreds of school computers / laptops and a good portion of the keyboards have a tan colored stain which most agree is "makeup ...
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External keyboard doesn't act how it's supposed to

I have acquired a 2009 Mac Mini with OS X 10.8.5 for development purposes, and now I'm stumbling on quite a big problem. I have connected my CM Storm mechanical keyboard to the Mac Mini and something ...
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Simulate INSERT key in Mac OS X

Long story short, I am using Citrix to remote into my PC at work, and several applications require the use of the INSERT key, which, as everyone knows, Apple chose to eliminate from their keyboards. ...
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Disable instant reboot by crtl-cmd-power or bring up a confirmation or wait timer

Being a newbie to Mac I found it very strange that Ctrl+Cmd ⌘+Power instantly kicks my computer to reboot without even printing a warning of any sort. The problem is that sometimes I mix it up with ...
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Can't change startup disk iMac

Here is my situation: I've only the mouse paired with my iMac because I rent the keyboard to a friend. Unfortunately the startup disk is set to a fallacious Windows partition that don't want to boot. ...
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Is there any way of mapping ⌘c to ^c

I use Screen Sharing on my Mac to access VNC servers on Linux machines. This works OK, but I have been using a Mac for years, and ⌘+C and ⌘+V have become muscle memory. I spend as much time undoing ...
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Automatically change input source

I have two languages I am actively using. English is my default, but in some applications such as Skype I use Russian. Every time I am switching from Skype to Safari I have manually switch back from ...
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Setting Global Volume / Track Keyboard Shortcut with Non-Apple Keyboard

Where is the option to set the global keyboard shortcuts for volume controls. I have a non-apple keyboard and by default none of the F keys work as media controls.
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At symbol is in the wrong place on an Apple keyboard on Windows 7

We have an Apple keyboard connected to Windows 7 on a Sony laptop. The email at "@" symbol is located on the 2 key, however when the alt key and 2 key are pressed simultaneously we don't get the "@" ...
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How to remap “change keyboard layout key” from `ctrl` + `shift` to `cmd` + `space` in Windows7 (Bootcamp)?

How to remap"change keyboard layout key"? from: ctrl + shift to: cmd + space In Windows7 (bootcamp) note: I'd tried SharpKeys program but it didn't work for a combination key.
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Unknown MacBook Air error

OSX Mavericks, MacAir11 My built-in keyboard suddenly does not work anymore. Even when I did not turn on caps lock it stills capitalize all letters for me. I relogged but does not work. After ...
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connecting keyboard + mouse + monitor to mbp

Are there alternatives to the docking station sold by henge? I am looking for something that make it easier to connect my external (non apple) monitor, keyboard, mouse, and speakers to my mbp.
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Is it possible to force a apple wireless keyboard to disconnect, from the keyboard?

I have a single keyboard that is paired to multiple iOS devices. Once it's actively connected to one of them, it seems the only way to get it to be willing to connect with another is to turn off ...
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Increase increment size of keyboard backlight

I usually have my keyboard backlight either: all the way up, at the lowest setting or off. It is (slightly) annoying to have to hold down F5/F6 keys, when I never use the middle values. Is there a ...
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Malay Keyboard-delete key and return key not working correctly after upgrading to Yosemite

After I upgraded to Yosemite, my Macally keyboard return key and delete keys no longer work. All other keys work, except for these two
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Can I configure Swype to use two different languages for keyboard layout and spell checking?

With my built-in iPhone keyboard that is easily possible, but I can't seem to find the setting on Swype.
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How to evoke Preview's title bar saving dialogue by shortcut?

Preview shows the currently opened document’s name in its title bar. When hovering over this name, a arrow appears at the right. After a click, there is a dialogue where you can chance the file name, ...
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Using Applescript to fool key logger with keystrokes?

So I don't know much about how Mac processes keystrokes, but if I wrote a simple AppleScript that opened a TextEdit document and started typing a huge block of text, would this effectively mask my ...
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Page Up/Down on Adobe reader on mac

When a new document is opened, the Left/Right arrows work properly for Page Up / Page Down. However after having browsed in the document, it frequently occurs that Left/Right arrows only move single ...
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Using keyboard text shortcuts in word

I created some text "shortcuts" (well..not very short) in Keyboard. For example, when I type \alpha I get α, and if I type \sigma I get σ. While this works in almost everything on my computer, it ...
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Web Inspector quickly inspect element

How do I quickly inspect an element using Safari's Web Inspector, preferably by keyboard shortcut? Expected functionality In Chrome, command+shift+c enables the function and the mouse then selects ...
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How to have character accent menu _and_ key repeat

So it seems you have an either/or choice for the character accent menu or normal press-and-hold for key repeat behaviour. Surely it's possible to have press and hold bring up the Character Picker ...
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Duplicate a Safari tab along with associated browsing history (OS X)

Is there a way to duplicate a Safari (Safari 7 for OS X) tab and carry its browsing history to the duplicate? Like, when I do Cmd-L, Cmd-Enter the copy has no history, as if I just pressed Cmd-T and ...
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Bind a series of keystrokes to a hotkey

I want to take a sequence of keypresses (including modifiers) and define a single keyboard shortcut to execute the sequence. Can I do that? I use OneNote for Mac. Notebook navigation by keyboard ...
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How should I fix keyboard problems on iOS?

Since I started using custom keyboards on iOS (I'm using SwiftKey) I get an intermittent problem whereby Messages freezes. Also, other apps sometimes can't access the keyboard at all. Is this a ...
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Xcode: TAB key for indenting selection

I hope that somebody here can suggest me a way to make the TAB key indent a text selection (i.e., could be multi-line and not just one line) in Xcode. In Xcode preferences, I set TAB as the shortcut ...
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Suddently Apple Wired Keyboard not working

suddently my wired Apple Keyboard isn't working anymore. My MacBook don't recognize the external keyboard, the keyboard is only two weeks old ... What can i do? It is broken or only a software-side ...
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iMac not recognising any keyboard

I have an Apple wired keyboard and a wireless Microsoft keyboard. I have been working with the Apple keyboard for a couple of months. Today I started my iMac and it didn't recognise the keyboard, I ...
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Use numkeypad to move caret

I'm really used to move editors caret with numpad. From it I can move to the end-beginning of a line, I can go page up & page down and of course move the caret in text editor up,down, left and ...
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Can I use a different language wireless keyboard?

My Macbook pro is Japanese with a Japanese keyboard. I want to get a wireless bluetooth keyboard, but I am currently living in the UK and cannot get a wireless Japanese keyboard here. If I bought a US ...
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Where are settings for keystrokes that rearrange size/position of active window

On my current (Yosemite) configuration the key combinations ctrl+⌥+⌘+← | → as well as those keys with ⇧ cause the current window to be resized to one quartr screen size and placed in one of ...
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How can I change the system language without changing shortcuts?

I would like to change the OS X system language on one Mac from English to French. If I do that, all standard-shortcuts also change. We use the Dvorak keyboard layout on all Macs. Example: In ...
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How is “--” changed to “—” within Mail, TextEdit…?

I just incidentally discovered that within Mail, TextEdit when typing two dashes in a row, the string "--" is instantaneously changed to "—" (i.e. a long dash). This magic is mostly loathsome when ...
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Full maximise (behind the dock)

None of the maximise commands provide proper maximisation to fill the whole screen. When you have Dock not autohidden, then they only go up to the boundary of the dock. When you have Dock hidden they ...
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In Screen Sharing, how do I stop the local Mac from grabbing Mission Control keyboard shortcuts meant for the remote Mac?

I have two Macs, each with ^-1 through ^-4 configured to switch between Mission Control desktops in Keyboard/Shortcuts. When I use Screen Sharing, these shortcuts always go to the local Mac, never to ...
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Top row of keyboard isn't working

I just turned on my Macbook air this morning and now the top keys aren't doing anything (F1, F2, etc). I can't turn down my keyboard light or anything. I tried going to system preferences and checking ...
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Bluetooth keyboard has occasional lag [duplicate]

I bought a third party keyboard to use with my MBA 11in. It is an Anker keyboard. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0096M8VR2/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 When I am continually ...
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Help with A-49 power on [duplicate]

What buttons do I push on the Roland A-49 to power it up. I know there is a combination of keys that I push but I have forgotten which ones.
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Play/Pause/Prev/Fwd buttons not working

What I have: OS X 10.10.2 on iMac mid-2011 + original wireless keyboard. Suddenly, buttons for controlling iTunes (they are located on F7, F8 and F9 buttons) stopped working. Meanwhile, other buttons ...
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How should I start a new iTerm terminal with shortcut?

I've created a service in automator and assigned a shortcut, and it works. But this doesn't start a new iTerm terminal. It only reveals the already running one How can I start a new "tab" or a ...
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Equivalent key to alt+backspace on Linux

In Linux and bash I use alt + bksp to remove the word before the cursor. On mac the option / alt + delete does not work. e.g If you typed aaaa bbbb you will get aaaa afterwards Any suggestion?
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Holding down key on 3rd party keyboard fires keypress repeatedly

I'm using a PLU ML-87 mechanical keyboard on OS X 10.10.1 (although this problem was reproducible on 10.10, and the 10.10 betas... I have never run 10.9 on this computer). When I hold down a key on ...
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MacBook Pro keycap broken

One of the keys (keycap) of MacBook Pro keyboard broke. It's one of the hooks that keeps it in place. What can I do?
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Trigger function key using applescript

I'm trying to trigger a function key using applescript. The increase volume 'key' for example. I wrote the following applescript but it isn't effective: tell application "System Events" key down ...
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keyboard issues

I currently have Yosemite and I am new to mac. I have an issue with my keyboard. I tried to look under preferences of the keyboard but couldn't find the proper virtual keyboard matching my actual ...
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Global keyboard shortcut to switch to an application (to use with Emacs/Aquamacs)

Like in iTerm, I'd like to be able to set a keyboard shortcut to switch to an application, which in this case would be Aquamacs. This would be really useful to know in general. Would an Applescript or ...
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Faster command+tab switching support number choice?

Is there a faster way to switch between applications on mac using ⌘ cmd + tab?? when i open a lot of different apps opens at a time, i have to press lots of ⌘ cmd + tab to switch to purpose ...