A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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Switch input language depending on physical keyboard attached

I use a swedish keyboard at home, and an english at work. I have one laptop for both places. Every day I have to switch the input language manually back and forth, and for every app I'm using it ...
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Why do I have to reset NVRAM so much?

It seems like every time I have to do a restart on my 2013 iMac the keyboard stops working. A dialog pops up saying no Bluetooth keyboard was found, but this is a wired USB keyboard. In order to fix ...
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Macbook 2010 with OS X 10.9 - “Dangling Thumbs” issue while typing

I have a problem suddenly finding myself typing in a completely different part of a document. I'd like to see an option to disable the trackpad while typing, for a user-selected number of ms after a ...
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Keyboard cover for Late 2008 Unibody MB Pro

I'm looking for a silicon keyboard cover for my Late 2008 Unibody MB Pro—I recently purchased the Moshi ClearGuard keyboard cover, but that didn't fit. I've done some research and am having a hard ...
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Modifier Keys Across USB

Does anyone know of a way to get modifier keys to work across USB devices in OSX? I have a USB footswitch that sends a left control key. It sends the signal as expected but does not register ...
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Why can't I use the mute button when using Airplay as an output device?

From my MacBook Pro I send all audio using Airplay to my Airplay Express. I can adjust the volume with the volume buttons (F11 and the F12 keys) but I can't use the mute button on the F10 key. It ...
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Sending control+left command with external footswitch, delcom, only picking up control

This is a kind of specific question but I have a delcom usb programmable footswitch PN 803620-5m This is the updated model http://www.delcomproducts.com/productdetails.asp?PartNumber=703600-5M I ...
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Wireless keyboard shows connected and paired but cannot use any keys

My Bluetooth mouse, speaker and printer are connected, paired and work properly but both wireless keyboards show connected and paired and no keys work. Also MacBook keys are frozen. Have tried ...
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How can I easily indent a block in any textarea on OS X?

Are there shortcut keys or another quick way to indent a text block at once in a normal text area on OS X? So that I can easily turn: [I want this to indent. For formatting. It's several lines.] ...
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Need to re-pair keyboard with Apple TV everytime

I have the latest Apple TV paired with Apple wireless keyboard. I can pair it in the first time, although not very smoothly. After that, I need to re-pair my keyboard with Apple TV every time. Any ...
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Mac mini won´t boot up

I have a Mac mini that fell from a desk, my kid was playing aroung and it hit the floor, I picked it up and it stared up but when the Apple logo comes up the little cricle appears and thats it, it ...
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How to completely Disable Cmd + [Num] in Safari?

I want to disable the the ⌘ [Number] shortcuts in Safari to prevent losing content when I accidentally click it. I’ve followed the method in this answer. I’ve changed the shortcut for Apple to ⌥ ⇧ ⌘ ...
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Use Function Keys as Keyboard Shortcut

I have a Macbook Pro 13" with Retina Display running OS X Mavericks 10.9.4 I use Code Editors like PHPStorm which Require me to use the Function Keys as Keyboard Shortcuts like Command+F6. But F6 ...
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Safari address bar complete URL with keyboard shortcut

Does Safari in OS X have a keyboard shortcut to complete a URL in the same fashion that Chrome does? I'd like to be able to type in an incomplete address like askdifferent, press a key combo, and ...
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Open custom file with keyboard shortcut

On my Mac, I have some applications that were recently made in Java that I will be using quite alot. I want to know, is there a way that I can bind a shortcut on the keyboard to open the file? For ...
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Advanced emacs keybindings everywhere on a mac

In particular want to close down a window on chrome using the same keystrokes as killing a buffer on emacs, i.e. C-x k. In general I was wondering if anyone had made a plugin / app / xml file that ...
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Autocomplete for Mac OS X

What applications autocomplete input in any text field on Mac OS X? There're various text expanders, including the built-in one, but they require entering text manually (codes to expand snippets), ...
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Simulate Page Right and Page Left

is there any way to simulate a "Page Left/Right" functionality? With ⌃ Ctrl+↑ or ⌃ Ctrl+↓ (or fn+↑ or fn+↓ or any of the other various ways) I can scroll most Mac windows up or down "a page". However ...
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Does the 13-inch mid-2013 Macbook Air have a noisier keyboard than previous models?

I just got a Apple-refurbished mid-2013 13-inch Macbook Air. It's great -- except that the keyboard is noticeably noisier than my previous model from mid-2011. Specifically, they make more of a ...
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Keyboard/Mouse Not Responsive During Bootcamp Windows 8 Install

I'm trying to install a copy of Windows 8 via Bootcamp on my late-2013 13" Retina Macbook Pro. Everything goes fine up until it asks me to pick a home screen color and name my computer. The built-in ...
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Why are my top-row keyboard buttons not working on Mac Lion?

A kid tampered with System Preferences on my Mac Air running Lion, and now, none of the top-row keyboard buttons work. For instance, altering screen brightness, toggling the dashboard, and altering ...
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How do you type ~ on the iPhone's keyboard?

The iPhone keyboard has support for typing characters like ¿ by selecting a similar character on the keyboard and holding the key for a short time. However, there doesn't seem to be a way to type a ~ ...
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List of emoji substitutions for Messages in Mac OS X

I use the Messages application a lot on my Mac Book Pro. It is lovely! Since most of my friends uses iMessage I could send messages directly to them on their phones. I use emojis a lot. I know some ...
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AppleScript - Auto Press Keys

Using the AppleScript editor, I want pressing the "6" key in Google Chrome to also press the keys "1", "2", "3", "4", and "5". What's the easiest way to do this? I expect that there are some similar ...
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Globally move mouse pointer and click using VIM keystrokes?

I'd like to be able to hit a hot key, and enter a mouse movement mode where I can move the mouse pointer around the screen using VIM keystrokes - regardless of the app I'm in (ie globally for all ...
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Overtype mode in command prompt

As a linux/windblows user, I am used to switching temporarily to Overtype Mode when using the command prompt. As a new user to the mac world, I do not know how to change text input mode from normal ...
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Resetting PRAM without a(n) (Apple) keyboard?

A while back I had an issue with my (2013) iMac not recognizing the keyboard after it was unplugged and re-plugged in. I had to actually power down the iMac and power it back up before it would ...
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I have trouble accessing my Mac

After I accidentally left my Mac on my balcony last summer and after a heavy rain when typing the mac keyboard only symbols appear. When using external keyboard things have worked smoothly since ...
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Is there any way to programatically remap the keys in a Macbook running OSX Mavericks?

I want to remap the keys on my keyboard. I want to do it programatically, because I will use some logic to decide what to input. For example, when a user press "A" followed by "S", I will output "λ". ...
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Keyboard not responding after plugging in USB device

I have MacBook Pro Retina and this issue happens to me very often as I am android developer. Sometime after I plug my Android phone to the USB, my macs keyboard stops responding and only way is to ...
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Disable <Option-u>, <Option-n> accent mark

I know this has to do with my keyboard layout being U.S, but I have no idea what to do from here. I'm using MacVim, so I want to bind <Alt-u> to something, but I realized it was waiting for ...
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SysPref > Keyboard > Text auto-spell-correct is OFF but persists in Numbers

I switched off spell-correct in SysPref > Keyboard > Text, but Numbers 3.2 continues not only to suggest corrections, but - when I decline the suggestion by hitting ESC - to replace my text with its ...
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How safe is Force Restart [Control-Command-Power Button] keyboard shortcut?

There have been a couple of occasions where I haven't been able to restart my macbook. Both times I've used this shortcut to restart but I am concerned about the state of the system upon reboot. The ...
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one problem left installing windows 8.1 on my macbook pro 2,2

I have spent the last week trying to get windows 8.1 (64 bit) installed with bootcamp on my MacBook pro (2,2). Apple/BootCamp doesn't support this setup unfortunately (machine is too old for Apple to ...
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USB keyboard no longer works in one USB port on a MacBook

I recently got a Apple USB keyboard, and have been using it on my late 2013 MacBook Pro 13". It worked fine in either the left or right USB ports. However, yesterday it stopped working in the left ...
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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 ...