A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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How can I remap Caps lock to both Escape and Control?

I generally run Linux. I use Vim a lot, so the Escape key is extremely important. I also use other keyboard shortcuts a lot, so Control is "key" as well. On Linux, I've solved this by using xcape to ...
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Constant message from GarageBand saying “Keyboard shortcuts changed”

GarageBand constantly fires off the following message when not the foreground app. It's extremely distracting. The messages appear in the Growl dropdown, and continues to cycle between these two ...
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How do I get my mac to re-scan for devices? -> Keyboard stops working after usb hub/dock with keyboard/mouse connected

I have a Dock at home and work. They both use versions of the pluggable usb 3.0 chipset. Each dock has a keyboard and trackball attached. When I move from one dock to another the keyboard and ...
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OS X Terminal displaying ö when typing |

It's the first time this has happened to me. Does anyone know why this could be happening? I think I configured something wrong in the keyboard settings. This is working fine in Word 2011, for ...
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Use Shift+F12 in an application

I am using an application which has a shortcut that uses Shift + F12. But when I do that on my mac, it goes to the dashboard. Which is very irritating. How can I quickly bypass that feature and send ...
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How to tell if your key hinge (retainer clip) is broken?

I own a MacBook Air 2013 and I recently broke my "comma" key. I had to pull it out to clean underneath and I think I was a bit rough, so one of the hooks in the key cap broke. I put it back on and ...
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How can I map a Service's Keyboard Shortcut on the Command Line?

I'm trying to write a program that adds some new services to the Mac. For this to work I need to add keyboard shortcuts to some installed services. Doing it though system preferences is not an ...
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What is the purpose of the Shift+F3 keyboard shortcut?

F3 and Cmd+F3 are two useful shortcuts on a Mac. What is the purpose of Shift+F3 and Shift+Cmd+F3? They seem to do the exact same thing as F3 and Cmd+F3, but perform the animation much slower. What ...
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How to hide audio volume pop over?

How can I disable/hide this automatic volume level pop over that appears when changing the sound level. Is there switch or secret flag to not show this when I change the volume using the volume keys ...
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Keyboard shortcut in Word 2011 to send document as email attachment?

In MS Office 2011 for Mac, there is a useful menu option under: File > Share > Email (as Attachment)... It's a very quick way to get from editing to email. Is there a way to assign this to a ...
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How to use CapsLock as modifier key without consuming Alt+Shift keybinding?

I want to use CapsLock as a modifier key to type symbols like "({})=" using the alphabetical keys in the keyboard. For example: CapsLock+a is mapped to = CapsLock+k is mapped to \ To do this, I ...
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For each press of spacebar, pass keystroke to app and increment input counter

I would like for each time user press spacebar, for the script to pass keystroke space to a browser (Firefox) to play a game while counting the number of times spacebar was hit. How do you do that ...
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Is it possible to take a screenshot in Recovery Mode?

Or, anywhere outside "userspace?" For example, the login screen, or in Single User Mode.
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Why don't my volume-control AppleScripts run when called as Services?

I've got three AppleScripts that respectively toggle system mute, increase volume, and decrease volume. (For use with an old keyboard). They work fine when I run them as a workflow in Automator and ...
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Can't use ⌃⌘Space for Evernote Helper as shortcut is already in use

I love Evernote and I used to Evernote helper with the shortcut: ⌘ + ⌃ + space. I have since reinstalled Mavericks and now can't use this shortcut any more. Just changed Special Characters shortcut ...
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Modify the keyboard opt symbols

Is there any way to (or existing program which can) modify the keyboard symbols you get when holding down the option key? I.e. I want to be able to modify these mappings:
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How to get external Apple keyboard to accept modifier key input from Macbook's internal keyboard (and vice-versa)?

I just bought an older Apple keyboard, with the idea that I could use it in conjunction with my internal Macbook Pro keyboard as a substitute for buying a keyboard that's capable of splitting into two ...
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Equivalent of cmd+down in Numbers

This is the key combination I would use in MS Excel to jump to the last contiguous cell in the current column. Similarly, cmd+shift+down would perform the same jump while selecting all the cells along ...
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How to map Option+X but not change Option+Shift+X in KeyRemap4Macbook?

I want to map Option+X to something. But this mapping effects Option+Shift+X key binding as a side effect. Is there a way to prevent it? Here is an example mapping that I use: <item> ...
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Why does Page Down/Up using Fn+Down/Up not work on some applications?

I have a Macbook. Fn+Down/Up keys work as Page Down/Up in some applications but not in every application. Some critical applications that this key binding don't work are Firefox and IntelliJ Idea. ...
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OSX Dock's Equivalent of Ubuntu Launcher's Super + (1, 2, 3)

In Ubuntu 12.04+, you can hold Super, then press 1 or 2 or 3 and so on until 0 to open or focus an application. The number corresponds to the location of the icon on the launcher from top to bottom. ...
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Chrome delays first scroll

Preface: I have opened a new issue in the Chrome bug tracker because no-one could help so far. On my OS X Mavericks, Chrome shows an annoying issue: When I open a longer web-page, like the list of ...
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Open a favorite web page quickly using the keyboard?

I have a Google spreadsheet that I open every morning I'd like to open it quickly using just the keyboard after startup, as opposed to: opening Firefox going to the address bar typing in the tag ...
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Is it possible to switch the keyboard layout automatically as soon as I start typing?

On my Macbook Pro, I routinely use two keyboards: #1 is Apple Keyboard (A1243) with International English layout #2 is Apple Keyboard (A1048) with French layout. I already have set up a keyboard ...
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A faster alternative for arrow keys?

When editing texts, left and right arrow keys are frequently used. But it takes quite some time to move your right hand from the letters section to the arrow keys. I used to use a Sony laptop, on ...
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What are these characters from the OS X keyboard?

I've never seen these characters before and never seen them in action either. Does anybody know what they are and what they're used for? Maybe somebody has this drop of trivia lying around... ...
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Switch wireless keyboard/trackpad while using iMac as external monitor

I have an iMac with a pair of wireless keyboard/trackpad and another Macbook Pro (MBP). I just got a thunderbolt cable and try to use iMac as an external monitor for the MBP. However, one problem is ...
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How do I remove the 'Quit' action from an application

I'm looking for a way to remove the 'quit' action from an application, so I personally cannot close it manually (except by force closing (Cmd+opt+esc). Case I've got Wunderlist as my personal To-Do ...
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Which application/command catches a keyboard shortcut?

Is there a way to find out which application or command catches a global hotkey in osx?
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Is there an app other than Witch that allows windows switching (not app switching) with cmd+tab?

I found the Witch app (http://manytricks.com/witch/). Are there any other solutions?
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How can I save all modified files in Preview in one go?

When I open several images in preview and apply quick modifications in succession I would like to close preview and save all the files without questions. Unfortunately preview keeps asking for each ...
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Remap Mavericks alt key without external tools

For some reason the way you write an @ symbol doesn't work anymore. I'm on a german keyboard and it used to be ⌥L but now it is ⌃⌥L which is annoying as hell! Where are these kind of things stored? I ...
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How to open the next message in the currently selected mailbox in mail.app

When viewing a message in a separate window in Apple Mail (Mountain Lion), how can I open the next message in the list with a keyboard shortcut?
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Create a new (.txt) File in Finder - Keyboard Shortcut

I wanted to know if there is way to set keyboard shortcuts to make new files in Finder. For example, by default, you can create a new folder using CMD+Shift+N. Is there a keyboard shortcut to create a ...
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Switching to an open application via BetterTouchTool (making it active)

Is it possible to switch TO an open application via keyboard shortcut in BetterTouchTool? Currently I’m using a predefined action “Open Application” instead but it’s not quite the same as I don’t ...
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Make F8 work as F8 on MacBook Pro

I would like to make F8 key on my MacBook Pro to work as an F8 key, not Play/Pause key, without having to press fn key at the same button. How do I configure Mac OS X (Mavericks) to work that way?
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Keyboard shortcut: shift+tab in chrome does wrong thing

I'm a new mac user really (really) struggling to learn the mac keyboard shortcuts. One that is just killing me right now is navigating forms in Chrome. Say I hit Tab to go to the next element in a ...
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RTL + Right-align in text boxes

In Windows, I could use Ctrl+Shift to align text in textboxes. To align left, I used the left Ctrl and the left Shift and the right ones to align to the right. Is there a way to do this in OSX?
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Connecting to OSX server through VNC with multi login and decent speed

Ok, I have a very specific case and some very annoying problems. The case I need to set up a Mac Mini with OSX 10.9 and Server 3. It has XCode and will be used for iOS development by multiple ...
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com.apple.WebKit.WebContent spawns itself periodically stealing focus

Ever since I switched to Mavericks I experience a problem with keyboard focus when using X11 based apps (that's at least how it manifests) I have narrowed it down to Safari's ...
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Mismapped keyboard keys? How to correct them by software means

Now I had a problem with my keyboard. When I press shift and number keys, the output is different than expected. When I press Shift plus 2, it gives me " when I press Shift plus ;, it gives me ...
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How to switch to windows that dont belong to any running application?

So, I installed an application that runs in the menu bar in OS X Mavericks. When I open that application's window (from the menu bar), there seems to be no obvious or intuitive way to switch back to ...
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Is there a way to cycle between full screen windows on OS X?

I have multiple Safari windows in fullscreen mode and I'd like to cycle through them using the keyboard (pretty much like command + ` works when windows are not fullscreen'd). I know I can control + ...
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Replaced hard drive - trying to do a clean install of OS-X on 2011 Macbook Pro

I've seen plenty of how to's on how to upgrade if you have a working installation of OS-X, however I purchased this macbook used, it needed a hard drive and a keyboard. So I put a new hard drive in ...
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Auto-correct in Mavericks for Romanian Dictionary

I installed a Romanian dictionary on Mavericks in two ways: by using the cocoAspell and, by copying the OpenOffice dictionary files {aff|dic} in the ~/Library/Spelling/. The Good: In both the ...
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Macbook Pro keyboard becomes unresponsive

I use a Belkin Thunderbolt Dock with my Macbook Pro Retina. Lately when I unplug and then come back and plug it back in my keyboard is unresponsive. I have to unplug and plug it back into the ...
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Microsoft Keyboard not found by Intellitype 8.2

I have a Microsoft Sidewinder X4 keyboard that I use with my Mac, but none of the custom buttons/Media buttons work which is a massive pain, I run OSX 10.9.2 and installed Microsoft Desktop ...
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Switch between instances of apps in full screen?

I can use command tab to switch between apps, and command tilde to switch between windows of the same app (for example, a regular window and an incognito window of Chrome). However, when I full ...
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Shift-Option-Command-S has stopped working in Photoshop and others

For years, I have used Shift-Option-Command-S for "Save for web" in Photoshop. It's also the same command in Acorn. A couple of months ago, the key combination does nothing, in either app. Both ...
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Key cover replacemets

My Macbook Pro has just lost it's warrenty 1yr and 2months old and I've had to get the entire keyboard replaced, the hard disk replaced and now one of the new key caps has fallen off and can't be ...