A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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How to click the mouse buttons with a keyboard shortcut?

I have an application without keyboard shortcuts where I have to do a recursive work, in practice I have to insert fields with keyboard and click the mouse button over the OKbutton so I have to switch ...
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Are there any replacement keyboard apps?

I'm coming from android which offers tons of keyboards and options. iOS seems like it has no customization to keyboards. Are there apps that offer a different layout or that edit the existing ...
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Under Mavericks with KeyRemap4MacBook my wireless keyboard doesn't register modifier keys

I have the hyper key setup working on my rMBP 13" terrifically, but why I connect to my Apple wireless keyboard (Bluetooth) none of the hyper key combinations work (it doesn't send the modifier). I ...
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How to get keyboard focus at login screen after connecting Bluetooth mouse

At the OS X login screen, normally you can press the down arrow to move between account icons, then press enter to get the password field. But if my computer doesn't find a Bluetooth mouse after a ...
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How can I make Apple's keyboard shortcuts work in Chrome?

Mavericks has a TextExpander-like feature that lets me create text shortcuts for long phrases. (When I type "ttys," for example, it replaces it with "talk to you soon.") The feature works beautifully ...
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Is there default setting for keyboard backlight in nvram?

When I boot my Macbook Air the keyboard backlight is off but is turned on when I log in. So I'm guessing this is turned off by default in nvram but I can't find the parameter to set. Is there one?
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To stop a process in Matlab with Dvorak keyboard

The keybing CMD-C and CMD-point work in Qwerty keybinding in OSX's Matlab, but not with Dvorak keybinding in OSX's Matlab. There must be a bug in Matlab, which is causing this. The problem is that ...
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Unable to setup Command + Shift shortcut on Mavericks

I want to change Input Sources shortcuts Shift + Option - Select the previous input source Shift + Control - Select next source in input menu This one is not working for me ...
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How to disable Command + Control + Arrow Key shortcut in Mavericks

I use Sublime Text and this shortcut (Edit > Line > Swap Line Up/Swap Line Down) allows me to move lines of code up and down in the file while shifting everything around it. On my new computer this ...
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Keyboard shortcut for closing the color picker & other tool windows? Command + W won't work

Many applications (e.g. Xcode, Pixelmator) can launch OS X's standard color picker tool window (seen below) and others (e.g. the font picker). These tool windows look almost like regular windows, but ...
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Turning off keyboard popup

When I connect a bluetooth keyboard to my computer, it pops up this icon: Can I get rid of that?
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Is there a shortcut to move to the item being highlighted by the search help?

When I do Help | Search | whatever I see the blue left-arrow pointing to a menu item. I know that if I press Enter, it will execute it, but is there a shortcut that shifts the focus to the item that ...
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Option + arrow key no longer working in certain apps

Using OSX Mavericks on a rMBP, I've been working in Sublime Text 2. All of a sudden, the skip word shortcut is no longer working. I've tried: resetting my computer running killall Dock resetting ...
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Bootcamp Windows 8.1 keymap

Case: I just received a MBP 13" Haswell Retina and installed Windows 8.1 with Bootcamp 5.0.5033 drivers. Problem: The Danish and Danish (Apple) keyboard layouts have two keys swapped: $ and < How ...
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Configuring custom keys on bluetooth keyboard

I have a Logitech Bluetooth Keyboard for Android similar to the one shown here at BestBuy. The one I have is older and isn't printed the same as either model shown on BestBuy's website, but it has the ...
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Substitue Escape for Control U in Terminal

I would like to change bash keybinding so that the Escape key has the same effect as Control U. For example, if I tap the Escape key, the current Terminal command will be cleared out (which is what ...
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iPad not connecting with Bluetooth keyboard

I've bought an iPad 3 two years ago in the US. I've bought a Apple Bluetooth keyboard to go with it but it's not connecting. Can it be because I bought them in different countries? I get to type in ...
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Why does word completion not work in Mail?

If I remember correctly Mail had the possibility of showing a word completion list as described here when you type a word partially and press Option+esc. Now this function has stopped working in Mail, ...
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How to check what keyboard type is installed in MacBook pro without opening the box [duplicate]

i have a unpacked sealed macbook pro gifted from thailand. i want to know if i can check what keyboard layout is there inside without opening the box.
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Keyboard remapping in OS X 10.9

Is it feasible to remap my keyboard mapping in OS X Mavericks? For example, I want to swap q and ` (backticks), since I don't require typing q too much and like to owe the position to another key, ...
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How can I create a modifier shortcut to drag files into a new folder?

When dragging a file or files in the Finder, it is possible to hold certain modifier keys to change exactly what you're doing (e.g. ⌘⌥ to create an alias). I'd like to be able to drag several files, ...
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RDP to Windows - Some keyboard keys not mapping properly

I am using different RDP clients to connect to a Windows 2008 R2 server. I am finding that certain keyboard keys are not working properly. For example, when I try to type a "b" into a notepad ...
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Change the keys for changing windows gone in Mavericks

When I got my Mac-Mini, I've changed the cycle-through windows key from ⌘` to ⌘0 (since on the Hungarian keyboard layout I should press ⌘⌥ű, and never could remember which one is it from 5 other key.) ...
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How do you disable an application specific hotkey, for example, “Command-P”?

In many applications, Command-P is used to print. My fingers are accustomed to emacs settings and reflexively press Command-P not for printing but for browsing history. It's annoying to see the print ...
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AppleScript Editor : comment line shortcut?

Is there a keyboard shortcut to comment lines in AppleScript Editor ? The common Cmd+shift+/ does not work here.
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Dictionaries and spell-checking

My default language is English, but I also sometimes type in Czech. I have added a Czech keyboard to OS X, and can switch between the two easily. The trouble is that OS X has no native Czech ...
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Is there a way to move a window without the mouse?

Since installing Mavericks whenever I open a new window in XQuartz (say gvim) it positions the newly created window at the top left of my monitor. Because every monitor now has a menu bar, the menu ...
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MacBook booting with wrong keyboard layout

I've got a 15-inch MacBook Pro with the latest OS X. Every time I reboot, it resets the keyboard layout to American English even though I set it to Swiss German. This means that I always need to go to ...
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Rearrange keycaps on '09 MBP?

I'm kinda interested in using the Dvorak layout (if nothing else, people won't want to steal my machine as much), but it drives me insane that tapping a key types a different character than is written ...
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How to send the right-click event to a tab-chosen control from an application or service?

This is what I want to achieve: to not need to touch the trackpad/mouse at all. Why? I'm at least 10x faster on keyboard. I want to use TAB (or other hotkeys where appropriate) to select a desired ...
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Is it possible to use US English keyboard layout with dead keys in Mavericks similar to those from Windows and Linux?

I read here that "The standard U.S. layout has a few dead key stated under ⌥". Does that mean that pressing Alt+that key would make that key act as a dead one? I am looking for a layout that uses ...
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Text expansion built-in since Mountain Lion is inexplicably unreliable

I'm currently on Mavericks but have had this issue since Mountain Lion, which added the text expansion ("shortcuts") feature; iOS7 has something similar. I have a number of shortcuts set up - e.g. ...
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Looking for a program similar to Alfred and Keyboard Maestro

Despite Alfred and Keyboard Maestro being able to trigger many things by shortcut, they both require you to use a modifier and key to work. Though Alfred does support a double tap of shift, option and ...
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Word for Mac: how to increase/decrease font size with (laptop) keyboard?

Again, title says it all. On a normal Mac keyboard, shortcuts for font increase/decrease are: SHIFT CMD < - decrease SHIFT CMD > - increase However, on a laptop keyboard the latter doesn't work. ...
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Is there a way to simulate a numeric keypad on apple wireless keyboard in OSX?

I'm tempted to get an Apple Wireless Keyboard but the lack of a number pad is a concern. I'm interested whether there is some form of software you can use where for example you hold some control keys ...
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What does Control key do, other than its usage in terminal and right click?

So far I have been using control key to: Send control commands to terminal Occasionally do right click Does the key have any other function?
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W and Q keys don't respond after batteries died?

So I didn't pay attenion to the batter and didn't plugin in my macbook pro and it died. Once I turned it back on I found out the w and Q keys no longer respond. I've had this computer since early ...
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Windows on VirtualBox and special characters

I have a standard Apple US keyboard but I often have to type in German. I find the OS X shortcuts easy to remember and I am comfortable with them. To type the umlauts you have to type option+u (u as ...
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How to bring focus to Show Fonts dialog (eg. in TextEdit) on a MacBook Pro keyboard?

I'm a quick typist and I don't want to use the mouse/trackpad unless I absolutely have no way to do something on a keyboard. It slows me down by at least 5 times. Now, for example, TextEdit is on. ...
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Disable Esc shortcut to quit Fullscreen

Some apps (Safari, iTunes...) quits fullscreen mode on Esc keyboard shortcut. Is there a way to disable it? It interferes e. g. with web apps control resulting in unintentional quitting fullscreen ...
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Shift key damaged how to disable it at boot?

I recently spilled water on my computers keyboard, and as a result the left shift key seems to be stuck in the on position. This means that the system always boots into safe boot unless I hold down ...
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How do I get F11 and F12 to behave like normal function keys?

I have a 2013 MacBook Pro Retina 15" and I'm trying to set the function keys to perform as normal function keys. So I want the behaviour to be inverted from the standard behaviour where I need to ...
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How to assign a keyboard shortcut to create an empty text file in Finder? [duplicate]

I like that Cmd+Shift+N creates a new folder in the current directory in Finder. I would like to have a similar command like Cmd+Control+N or Cmd+Control+Shift+N that creates an empty text file in the ...
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Mavericks has wrong Russian layout

Looks like the Russian layout included in Mavericks has wrong characters mapping. The layout image in preferences looks correct (see the image). But actual mapping of punctuation characters resembles ...
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Keyboard shortcuts have gone screwy since Mavericks upgrade

Something weird has happened to my keyboard shortcuts since I upgraded to OSX Mavericks. Command-Option-V, which I was using before my upgrade to cut and paste (i.e. move) files in Finder, now blacks ...
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In iterm I can't put directly some characters like ~ or "

When I try to put characters like " or ~ in iterm it gets underscores and waits for next one to be finally put, how I can stop it?
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Outlook 2011 Mac - Is there a way to change folder using the keyboard only?

Recently moved to Mac from Windows world, and loving it in general, though I'm missing some support for "power users". Specifically in this case, I'd like to be able to "Move to a folder" (not a ...
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How to switch between fullscreen applications in OSX (Mavericks)

I use a lot of different spaces for my fullscreen applications to get me focus on the different tasks I have to do. For example, I have a space with my mail app, subversion app, safari and so on. To ...
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Transfering a Bluetooth keyboard & mouse from one iMac to an iMac that has never used Bluetooth

Is there any way to do this? I tried putting iMac 1 to sleep and waiting for the 2nd one to pick up the keyboard and mouse, but still "No keyboards have been found." The 2nd one is, of course, the ...
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What are alternative keyboard shortcuts for Mission Control if you use Xcode?

As listed in this question Xcode Keyboard Shortcuts Conflicted there are a lot of Mission Control shortcuts that interfere with Xcode and I was wondering what are some good alternative keyboard ...