A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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Control characters in Terminal and an international keyboard

I have a Linux server with services running inside systemd containers. To access the shell inside a container, I can use the command machinectl login <container>. That command will give me the ...
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Removing print from keyboard

Did anyone succeed in removing all print from an Apple keyboard? I would like to do this in a clean way, not involving stickers or paint that changes the feel of the keys. Might it perhaps be possible ...
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How can I set long-press on keys to automatically select a specific foreign character?

Currently, when I'm using a website like Duolingo, I can write foreign characters like ø and æ by long-pressing on the o/a letters then pressing the corresponding number on the popup - e.g: I'm ...
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Keyboard shortcuts for switching to desktop are not working

I have 3 monitors at my workstation. I want to be able to change to a desktop on a different monitor without having to use my mouse. I was looking into how this could be done and I saw that mission ...
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Keyboard shortcut to insert text - Keynote

I'm new to Keynote and am disappointed by the lack of shortcuts for basic actions like "insert text". Any idea of how to attribute a single key such as the letter "T" to insert text action? If for ...
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Using caps lock indicator for other purpose

Can I use the caps lock indicator light for another purpose; like indicating that the current keyboard layout is Greek?
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Disable Shift Cmd Q for logout

I would like to disable Shift+Command+Q keyboard shortcut for Log Out. I am using Karabiner at the moment, but I only managed to disable it completely using the following xml: <?xml ...
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How to get F-keys of Apple Keyboard to behave like F-keys in Windows?

When using an Apple keyboard in Windows using Bootcamp drivers, how can I change the behaviour of F1-12 so that they are normally just F1-12 and the special functionality (play, pause, brightness ...
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Key Combination to Make All Instances of App the Same Window Size

Is there a default Mac OSX key combination that'll make all of my open windows/instances for a given application the same dimension (height/width)? Is there a way to do this with Automator (not ...
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Macally keyboard backspace and delete issues on el capitan upgrade

I have an ikeyslim/ikey5 macally keyboard that has worked fine wiht my Macbook Pro. I upgraded from Mavericks to El Capitan and now when I hold down delete or backspace key, it only removes one ...
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Send message using a Keyboard connected to an Ipad by Facebook [duplicate]

I'm using a Keyboard on my Ipad Air 2, but I don't know a way to send the message from my keyboard ... When I press "Enter" the input creates a new line (like pressing alt+enter on Windows). The only ...
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Switch keyboard from terminal?

Is there a command line equivalent to pressing ctrl-space to toggle the keyboard layout? (I need this because I want to use Karabiner to tap shift to toggle.)
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OSX: Disable mission control shortcuts in command+tab app switcher

In short, I do not want to disable mission control, just disable the shortcuts to it within the ⌘+tab app switcher. If you go to the app switcher, you can use the left and right arrow keys to move ...
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Text substitution does not work with Slack on Yosemite

I have a text substitution setup within the System Preferences. This works most places within OS X as far as I can tell, but it does not work in Slack. (Their native app for OS X version 1.1.4 - 2814) ...
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Is there a way to make caps lock behave like it does on other PCs? [duplicate]

Normally on a PC, if you have caps lock enabled, holding shift will result in lower case characters appearing. Without Caps Lock wITH cAPS lOCK On OSX, this behavior doesn't occur - that is, ...
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Auto completion of accents and tilde OSX

I've been working on macs for a couple of years now, and recently switched jobs (Software dev). Before when I was typing something like "e would not automatically merge into ë. This is really ...
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How to remap Change Desktop key combo?

I'm using Karabiner to remap my external keyboard only (an old Dell USB keyboard). On my Macbook keyboard, CTRL+Arrow switches between virtual desktops, but on the external keyboard it doesn't. I ...
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Upgrade to El Capitan, unable to use keyboard and trackpad after sleep

I have upgraded from Yosemite to El Capitan. This version is stable enough but when I let my macbook pro 15" (2013) sleeping at night and reopening at the morning, keyboard and trackpad do not work ...
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Is there any keyboard shortcut for entering El Capitan’s split view?

El Capitan’s new split view is an interesting feature. At last, OS X users have a feature at their disposal that has long been available on various Linuxes or on Windows. However, I have not yet found ...
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Keyboard Problem Hardware or Software?

I have a two year old macbook pro with retina display. About a month ago, I noticed a number of keyboard problems that occurred somewhat at the same time. The "z" key stopped working completely. ...
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Allow different keys remaps for different keyboards

I'm using a MBP with a German keyboard. However, as you probably know, it is an annoying layout. Therefore, I use the normal US layout instead. This, however, was not enough. The upper left key (right ...
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Numbers shortcut to select next non-empty cell

I have just purchased my first Mac and am having problems with Numbers. I want to select the next cell in a given direction that is non-empty (or jump to the end of a contiguous chunk of cells that ...
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The keyboard's plists of PressAndHold also can no longer be modified to add the new accents in El Capitain

From OS X 10.8 to 10.10, I used to modify the PressAndHold keyboard plists to add the new Romanian and Slavic accents and some symbols, so I'm an hyperglot. /System/Library/Input ...
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How to change a key combination without using Karabiner?

I have used Karabiner to change a key combination but the problem is, it doesn't work exactly as I want. For example, using Karabiner, I have mapped alt← to cmd← and vice versa. But what Karabiner ...
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How can I change a command and cursor key bindings globally?

I want to assign "Go to previous word" command to cmd← and "Go to beginning of the line" command to alt←. In short, I want to switch the actions of cmd← and alt←. Similarly for cmd→ and alt→ as well. ...
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Using ipad with keyboard – viable as ssh terminal for development?

Currently I'm using a macbook pro as my development machine. My workflow basically consists of logging in to an ec2 instance via ssh and there working on the shell using emacs. I wonder if the same ...
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Keyboard remapping SHIFT_L to '(' and holding SHIFT_L to normal SHIFT_L)

If I just pressed SHIFT_L (i.e. left shift button), I want it to type ( & if I am using SHIFT_L for a combination to work it like normal SHIFT_L. Eg: (typed key) ==> (expectation) SHIFT_L ...
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Lost my “Keyboard Shortcuts” (and I had a bunch) when switched from 5s to 6s - anyway to get them back?

I got myself a new 6s and I noticed that all of my keyboard shortcuts (now called Text Replacement) are gone! Sux. Anyone else have this issue and have you found a way to restore them?
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Applescript Won't Invoke Shortcut Command

I have a long TextEdit document I frequently open (via a keystroke, thanks to Alfred). It contains many non-standard spellings, so I de-select "Check Spelling While Typing" (though I want spell ...
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Sudden strange keyboard behaviour Mac OS X

Suddenly my keyboard is behaving weirdly. Here's some examples of what happening: Left command not working at all Left option + L moves the cursor down one line Left control + L moves cursor down ...
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Changing the shortcut for highlighting text in Preview

How do I change the keyboard shortcut for highlighting text in Preview (OS X Yosemite)? By default it is Ctrl+Command+H, but I'd prefer a different combination (maybe Ctrl+E) as that’s easier to use. ...
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rMBP 2015 onboard keyboard and mouse unresponsive intermittently, but can occasionally fix

I've recently been having a problem with my 2015 macbook pro. Sometimes after waking up from sleep or after powering on, both the keyboard and mouse are completely unresponsive, forcing me to use an ...
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Mechanical Keyboard stopped working after upgrading to El Capitan

I upgraded my rMBP 15" (mid 2015) to El Capitan and suddenly my Ducky mechanical keyboard stopped working. The keyboard doesn't light up and upon viewing System Information, it shows Current required ...
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Keyboard mapping for my mechanical keyboard that doesn't support Mac

I was pretty dumb for buying a mechanical keyboard that doesn't support OSX. It was quite expensive and I don't want it to go to waste. The keyboard isn't necessarily not working, is just the keys are ...
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Left Ctrl key stopped working totally

I have been using this keyboard for the last 2 and a half years. Eventually I noticed that Left Ctrl key stopped working at all. Means, when I push it down in some combination, like Ctrl-T, only T ...
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Remap Left Spacebar key on MS Sculpt ergonomic keyboard

I'm using the Microsoft Sculpt Keyboard with my Macbook Retina, on Yosemite. This ergonomic keyboard has a split Spacebar key, like so: I want to remap the left Spacebar key to Backspace to ...
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Keyboard shortcut assignment for opened windows

In Fedora I was able to assign keyboard shortcuts to specific open windows. And that would bring them to the top. For example one chrome window could have shortcut alt+1 and the next chrome window ...
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Differences on modifier keys between US and International Keyboards

I'm aware of the differences in layout, character placement etc however I have always wondered why the modifier keys on the US layout use the full word such as command instead of cmd. Similarly the ...
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Enabled Guest User Account, the Password Box Doesn't Show Up, Mac requires Recovery OS

I enabled the Guest User Account. Then, I tried turning off the Mac and then powered it on again to check if there are already two accounts on my start-up screen- mine, and the guest's. I tried ...
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How To Remove Favorite Characters on Keyboard?

so I've noticed on my macbook that I have ☺︎ as one of the favorite characters on my "emoji keyboard" dialog boc and I can't seem to remove it unless I add another one and just remove that one, which ...
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Configure BetterTouchTool to change spaces with a mouse button modifier?

I just picked up a Logitech MX Revolution mouse and am trying to map some actions for moving between spaces. There's a button on the mouse just above the thumb. I want to press that thumb button + ...
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Apple Wireless keyboard unable to pair with iMac (mid 2010, Macos 10.10.5)

I've an apple wireless keyboard and iMac 21.5 inch (mod 2010). Keyboard refuse to work out of the blue and I receive a message that the mac os 10.6.8 was no longer supported. I upgraded t0 10.10.5. ...
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What is the Mac equivilent of ALT+PrintScreen? [duplicate]

I've just started using Delphi to create OSX programs. I'd like to be able to take a screenshot of just the currently active window on the Mac and save it to the clipboard. On Windows you press [Alt] ...
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Shift+C no longer working

I am not sure why and quite saddened by this but I can no longer type a capital 'C' on my keyboard for my Mac Mini running OS X Yosemite. I have run through all of the shortcuts in System ...
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How to package and distribute a Keyboard Layout

I'm using Ukele to create a new keyboard for my language. I can't find information regarding how to distribute it so that users can easily install and use it.
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How to switch straight to a keyboard in mac

I use 3 different language keyboards (japanese, english, chinese), all with their own special input method editors (IMEs). I have a fast switch between Japanese and English by just hitting either left ...
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How to change the cmd-h command to cmd-e

I would like to make cmd+e do what cmd+h does. i can do this in keyboard config, but i have to do it for every single program, as the title in the menu is "hide safari" for safari, and fx. "hide ...
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Can I hide only the unfocused windows of the current application and not others?

I know I can hide inactive applications with ⌥⌘H but I want to hide only the unfocused windows of the active applications. Is there a way to do this with perhaps a keyboard shortcut?
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Can't swap Caps Lock and Esc keys

I'm using Seil to remap the Caps Lock button. Following by instruction I've deactivated Caps Lock by setting it to No Action in System Preferences/Keyboard/Modifier Keys. Then went to Seil's Change ...
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Backspace Key Not Working on Mac Keyboard

Can't explain it, my official wired Mac Keyboard that came with my iMac (20-inch, Early 2009) currently running OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 (14F27) has a backspace key that suddenly stopped working. I've ...