A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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Combination already used by a system-wide keyboard shortcut

I'm trying to change Lightshot Screenshot's shortcut to capture. In my old Mac I figured out how to get past this error, but for the life of me I can't remember how. I have disabled the system's ...
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MacBook Pro, Yosemite: change Finder shortcuts

I want to reassign Cmd ⌘ Shift ⇧ F to a custom command, but Finder reserves it to open 'All My Files'. I have looked around Preferences-Keyboard-Shortcuts, but the Finder shortcuts do not seem ...
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Command+TAB (⌘⇥) to switch to most recent window (even on different space)

The default behaviour of ⌘⇥ is roughly the following: Switch to the most recently used app. Bring all windows of that application (in the current space) to the foreground. Give the most recent ...
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Custom ios8 Keyboard locked me out of my iPad

I recently downloaded a custom ios8 keyboard. And in doing so I removed the default UK keyboard. So in my keyboard list I am only left with my custom keyboard. But now on the lock screen I am unable ...
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Updated iMac to Yosemite 10.10.5 and USB keyboard stopped working

I updated my iMac's OS to Yosemite 10.10.5 and found that the Apple USB keyboard is no longer working. I tried different USB ports to no result. I tried using the keyboard on another computer and it ...
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The “Esc” key in my bluetooth keyboard doesn't work, how to fix it?

I'm using Mac mini, and bought this new bluetooth keyboard. It's not Apple production, but has Apple layout. The other keys all work except "Esc" in the left up corner. Obviously it won't be handy if ...
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Page up/down with smooth scrolling?

When scrolling a page up or down using fn ↑ and fn ↓ in a text editor, the editor jumps immediately to the next page. This is confusing when reading structured documents such as source code ...
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Automatically change keyboard layout based on app focus?

This question was asked 5 years ago: Auto change keyboard layout based on application focus It has no real answer, and I can't bump the thread. Is there a way (perhaps using automator) to set a ...
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UTF-8 five-character code point in Terminal

How can I use the Unicode Hex Input keyboard to enter UTF-16 representations of characters in Terminal? Specifically, I'd like to enter U+1F601 (grinning face with smiling eyes). Using the Unicode ...
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how to Turn off the function of sending txt pressing return on my iPad?

yes, I saw that people had ask for to turn return key to send txt but none asked how to turn off? any ideas? I tried the idea with international keyboard... but no luck many thanks
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Keyboard shortcut to select some text in a cell in Excel

I'd like to know the shortcut I must use to do a multiple selection of some text (not adjacent words) in a unique cell. The reason is because I need to highlight some text of the same cell, and I ...
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“wired” keyboard damages after 2 weeks using thunderbolt display

I'm having a weird issue: I just bought a thunderbolt display + wired keyboard and I use it with a macbook air. What happens is that after a couple of weeks, the keyboard - plugget to the USB port of ...
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Issues when entering password finishing with '^' character

I am using a password that has been generated by the organization where I work, and that specific password terminates with the ^ character. This password cannot be changed so I must keep it for the ...
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Function keys Magic Keyboard not bound correctly

I just bought the new Magic Keyboard. On my Mac mini with Mac OS X El Capitan the function keys worked perfectly, but on my iMac still with Mavericks the function keys are not working... F12 for ...
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List Local and Global Key Bindings in Mac OS X

Can someone help with a solution to list key bindings being used by an OS X application, as well as global bindings being used by all applications. Ideally, there would be a way to specify bindings ...
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Move a file to a specific folder by name

I'm looking for a plugin or a trick that will let me move a file to a specific folder that I type in the name of. I'm thinking of functionality like MsgFiler, the Apple Mail plugin. I want to be able ...
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Getting closest to a multi-screen remote desktop through an iPad

I'd like to find out how close I can get to an ideal combination for accessing my desktop remotely over the net through an iPad Pro. Ideally I'd want to Remotely access the desktop with no router ...
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Enable keyboard tweaks on apps which run as root

I am using exKey and KeyShorcut Pro tweaks for customization of my iOS keyboard, on a jailbroken iPhone. I wanted to duplicate my Facebook app and used duplicatorstore.com to duplicate Facebook as it ...
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Turn display off and leave MacBook Pro running

I run some iMacro scripts through Firefox every so often on my MacBook Pro and I like to turn my display off while they're running. I've been accomplishing this for the past year with the following ...
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Boot Camp Assistant - Windows dosen't show up on boot!

I followed all steps to get Windows 7 on my Mac with Boot Camp Assistant and everything was working out until I was finished creating a BOOTCAMP partition and when my Mac restarted it said "No ...
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Macbook Air 11" mid 2013 keyboard backlight doesn't work

I've bought a Macbook Air mid 2013 trough a secondhand website. After test it all I told the man that I'm interested. So I payed. Once at home, I realize the keyboard backlight doesn't work. I've ...
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Why can I no longer type upper case 'i's on my Apple keyboard?

For some reason I am suddenly unable to type upper case I's on my Apple keyboard. All the other keys work fine and the lower case I works fine too. if I engage capslock I can type capital I's but as ...
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Using an Italian Windows keyboard in remote menagement of iMac

I'm using TeamViewer on a Windows computer to control an iMac. The keyboard on my side is this, but I got that it works like this one (when I push \ I obtain `, when I push Shift\ I get ~, and so on). ...
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Weird sound when doing something forbidden

MBP Mid 2012 on OSX 10.10.5 Since a couple of months I recogniz a weird sound on my computer. It appears whenever I do something "forbidden", i.e. using a key in a programm which has no ...
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Change keyboard layout permanently

I want to permanently change my keyboard layout. Every time I restart my computer, I have to add Spanish ISO layout and delete the US one. My Macbook has a spanish keyboard but I use OSx in english. ...
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Disable ESC key yielding list of word suggestions when pressed in Preview in OSX 10.11.2

In preview (and apparently also in other Apple apps like Keynote, although I cannot reproduce), I get the unexpected behavior of getting a list of words when pressing the escape key in an empty search ...
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Is there any keyboard shortcut to send an email in iOS 9.2?

I have an iPad mini with iOS 9.2 and a physical keyboard. The keyboard allows me to use several shortcuts when using some apps (for instance I can use Cmd+T to open a new tab in Safari or close it ...
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Is it possible to deactivate the autocorrect feature just for a physical keyboard in an iPad?

I have an iPad with iOS 9.2 and a physical keyboard. I use the autocorrect feature when I write using the iPad directly but I deactivate it for the physical keyboard. So far, I have to activate or ...
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key-repeat suddenly stops

Recently, a number of times now, the keyboard key-repeat will completely stop working. One of the times, the keyboard was completely unresponsive for a few minutes first (everything else, mouse, etc ...
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MS Word 2011 forces wrong keyboard change

For some strange reason, and since a very long time, every time I open word, the keyboard is automatically changed to Japanese Hiragana. Obviously, being Italian, I do not at all want such an auto ...
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How do I set up the Programmer Dvorak key layout on Mac OSX El Capitan?

I looked up the instructions for Dvorak on https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21495, but they do not seem to apply to my case, as they only list a way to select the Dvorak layout, and not a way to install ...
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How to write backtick in iPhone 6s? [duplicate]

As you know, backtick ( ` ) is needed to mark down the code blocks when writing any answer / comment in stackoverflow or any other stackexchange sites. But I am struggling to find out the key to write ...
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My Macbook Pro (2011) won't boot into single user mode

I saw Possible reasons (other than Open Firmware Password Protection) for not being able to boot into single user mode?, but it didn't help any, since I'm using the laptop's keyboard. Yes, my Mac can ...
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fn key + top row of function keys unresponsive

I have one of the new Apple Magic Keyboards. Magically, none of the function keys on the top of the keyboard, nor the fn key on the lower-left of the keyboard are responding when it's paired with my ...
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Is it possible to hide the bottom tab in Chrome on OS X using keyboard?

When you use Google Chrome on OS X and download some stuff while web-surfing, a tab shows up on the bottom on which the downloaded contents and its progress status will be displayed. However, I don't ...
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keyboard not working within Apps

After upgrading my Macbook Pro to El Capitan, my keyboard stops working from time to time, but within a particular App. The strange thing is the even though I can't type, I can still save and execute ...
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Keyboard and mouse not working beyond login screen

This is quite weird but this i happening to my Early 2015 Macbook Air with OS X El Capitan. I was using it and it was working entirely fine. After that, I switched it off and when I switched it on ...
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Keyboard's light is not working

When I press the F5/F6 button, the HUD shows a decreasing/increasing bar related to the keyboard's brightness (image). So far so good… The problem is: the keyboard stays completely dark, no light ...
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How to change shortcut key of predictive text (autocomplete)

I've found fn+Escape or F5 shows a list of auto complete of inputting word. How can I change the keyboard shortcut assignment? I use this function a lot. So, F5 or Fn+Escape seems not a good choice... ...
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MacBook Pro Boots only with a pressed key

I'm having a bizarre issue with my early 2011 Macbook 15'. I grabbed it today without battery power só the first thing I diz was to plug the MagSafe adapter. Afterwards I pressed the power button. It ...
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Can I pipe the output of a command to the current cursor?

I have a small executable that generates random test data for me. I would like to be able to hit some hot key and have that output sent to the current cursor position - whatever has focus at the time ...
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How to make NumLock/numpad cursor keys work on an external USB keyboard?

I have a Genius USB "partial" keyboard - a numpad like this one. It types digits and +-/*, but doesn't switch to cursor mode with NumLock off, and Home/End/PgUp/PgDn keys were the reason I purchased ...
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Macbook air 2011-mid keyboard keys Q W E R T Y U I O working sporadically

I have an issue where only QWERTYUIO keys are working sporadically or just not working. I have to press them a lot of times to start working and they work for a while and stop again. I have tried ...
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Typing too fast, strange hidden characters

I have this annoying problem since long. I use to type quite fast, and it happens to me that after inserting a special character using the "alt" key I probably do not wait enough to press the space ...
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Remap comma with DefaultKeyBinding.dict

I want to rempa the extended keyboard comma, to a point using the file "DefaultKeyBinding.dict". Somebody know de key of the comma? or that I have to put? Thank in advance!
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Accept login policy banner without mouse

My computer setup currently has three monitors: the 15.4" built-in display of my MacBook pro, a 27" Apple Thunderbolt Display connected by Thunderbolt, and a 10" Mimo Magic Touch display connected to ...
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Sending F5 keystroke using iPad Pro Smart Keyboard

I have got an iPad Pro that I am using with Apple Smart Keyboard. I want to use it to write latex file using Vim editor. I use Vim in a server which I connect to through SSH using an application ...
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DefaultKeyBinding.dict: Can I use it to rebind keys on OS X?

I need a custom keyboard shortcut for back slash \. I have created ~/Library/KeyBindings/DefaultKeyBinding.dict and put this in it: { "@ö" = ("insertText:", "\\"); } It is supposed to trigger ...
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How do I type a tilde in spanish keyboard?

It is difficult work with the Terminal if you can't type the tilde. Does anybody know how to do this using a Spanish keyboard?
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How to type “Full Width” characters?

I would like to be able to type with the "full width" characters, such as abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz and ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ or 0123456789 or even !#$&*+-<=>?@[\]^_{|}~⦅⦆¢£¬ ̄¦¥₩ ...