A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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Display an Application While a Shortcut is Pressed

I would like to achieve the following behaviour: when I press and hold ⌘ + E iTerm is shown, but as soon as I release E, the previously used application is in focus again. I managed to toggle the ...
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Karabiner issues - trying to use fn key (on 13 inch macbook pro w/ retina display) as cmd_L

The problem here is one of interaction between key resets. Right now in system preferences, I have the Control key acting as Command, the Option key acting as Control, and the Command key acting as ...
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late 2014 MBPr 15" OSX 10.9.5

While typing text in any application a beep from the system is heard indicating, I assume, some kind of event has occurred. At that point, it is no longer possible to enter text in the document. Focus ...
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Can Karabiner (aka KeyRemap4Macbook) remap arbitrary simple keys?

Karabiner has a comprehensive set of predefined key remappings. But what about a simple remap '`' to '$' (and vice versa) Yes this can be done via Mac Input Sources. But they are cumbersome ...
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Quick Look - keyboard shortcuts to navigate video?

I'm wondering if there's a keyboard shortcut when you're viewing a video in Quick Look to rewind or fast forward? The dedicated keyboard buttons and the the usual Quicktime shortcuts (left/right ...
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Is it possible to assign system wide hotkey to show/hide app?

I'm trying to mimic iTerm2 feature. It has a feature to show/hide iTerm2 by a hotkey (eg. option + space). When I press the hotkey, the app was shown. Is it possible to do the same to another app? ...
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Strange result when entering squared bracket close on German Mac

I do programming with two different Macs, both with an original Apple keyboard and using the German keyboard layout. There is a strange issue, occurring from time to time. If I enter the squared ...
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always Allow control clicking on yosemite?

I've recently started playing Minecraft that uses control and click as the main game controls. On Macintosh, I can't seem to use them both at the same time, it takes me to mission control. Is there a ...
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Connecting Apple Wireless Keyboard with USB-Receiver

I'm using a Aten CS533 to pair a USB-Keyboard with my PC, a MacBook Pro and my iPhone. I'd now like to upgrade the wired keyboard to an Apple Wirless Keyboard. But I'm not sure how to pair them. Is ...
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MacBook pro 2010's - software issue -Some issue means keyboard and trackpad completely useless

My MacBook pro 2010 keyboard and trackpad do not work. The trackpad when clicked only brings up the options as if you were holding down ctrl and clicking. The numbers occasionally work, spaces are ...
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Custom keyboard on login / lock screen on Yosemite

I have installed Workman layout on my OS X Yosemite, but and I am unable to use it both on lock screen (after the screen saver times out) and on login screens. I have tried to install them both on ...
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Cannot load the Built-in keyboard kext on Macbook pro

I needed to disable my internal keyboard for a while. What I did was try this: sudo kextunload /System/Library/Extensions/AppleUSBTopCase.kext/Contents/PlugIns/AppleUSBTCKeyboard.kext/ Though that ...
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Keybinding for Curly and Square Brackets i PHPStorm

I just got a MacBook Pro from work an am supposed to write code on it. I've been programming on Linux and Windows Systems for quite a while now and find the keybindings for symbols mostly used in ...
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iTunes Store Back/Forward Keyboard Shortcuts don't work if changed

FYI: on a 2014 Macbook Pro 15" running OS 10.10.3 Yosemite, with plenty of RAM & Drive space. using iTunes 12.1.2.27 (everything is up-to-date as far as i know). when browsing the iTunes ...
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Cmd + L has stopped working in Firefox

Version Firefox 37.0.2 Since the last few weeks the Cmd + L shortcut for focusing the address bar has stopped working for me in Firefox. In Chrome it still works, and Cmd + K to focus the toolbar ...
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yosemite 10.10 spinning when I type some chinese input

When I type some chinese input word, mac may freeze and start spinnig pizza ball. this is system.log: 2015/5/3 4:08:06.231 Dock[13323]: CGSConnectionByID: 0 is not a valid connection ID. 2015/5/3 ...
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Command and Option keys not working on one keyboard (not hardware)

I am using a PC keyboard on my Mac. Today, it stopped recognizing the Command and Option keys. This likely happened because I experimented with Karabiner and Yosemite Modifier Keys yesterday. I have ...
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Highlighted text isn't replaced or deleted by initial keypress. How can I turn this off?

When I was working on writing something, and I need to rephrase or delete something. Usually I would highlight the entire thing with the mouse/trackpad, and then with one key press, the entire block ...
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How can I modify an input method?

I go back and forth between using a Dvorak keyboard layout and a Korean input method (2-Set Korean). The way that 2-Set Korean is set up, when a modifier key like ⌘ Command or ⌃ Control is depressed ...
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Safari custom keyboard shortcuts do not work

I am trying to assign keyboard shortcuts to User agents in Safari's Develop menu on OSX Yosemite. I have done so and now the assigned shortcuts appear in Safari's develop menu. I expect the change of ...
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How can I re-map the “Shift Left” and “Shift Right” commands in TextMate 2?

Using TextMate 2, I want to use ^ + left and ^ + right to shift text left and right. I have added App-Specific shortcuts in the System Preferences (10.10), to no effect. I have also modified the ...
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How to find out where a specific key combo is connected to?

The problem is the following: I have two different Macs with Yosemite 10.10.2. In an application I have to insert a specific key combo in order to pass my license information to register the app. This ...
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How to change keyboard type if that option is no longer visible in Yosemite?

I am using an EU keyboard layout and the button below the ESC key is "double quotes" on OSX 10.10.3 Suddenly that key is automatically changed to the < >| key I checked keyboard layout and it ...
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Key Needs to be Pressed Repeatedly to Start Working

When I leave my computer alone for around five minutes, to get the "w" key to function I need to spam press it, after which it starts functioning correctly. Holding down the key for ~10 seconds also ...
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Navigate to a space in other screen with keyboard shortcut

Switching between spaces using control + left / right arrow key is very efficient. Last step to perfection: to switch between spaces among different screens, I need to move my hand to the mouse and ...
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Mac Virtual Keyboard with Words as Keys?

Is there a custom virtual keyboard similar to Apple's that will allow me define keys with complete words or phrases? When I press the button labeled "Hello World", for instance, that would be entered ...
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force quit keyboard shortcut not working

While I can choose "force quit" from the Finder, I cannot: Choose Force Quit from the Apple menu, or press Command-Option-Esc (this is similar to pressing Control-Alt-Delete on a PC). ...
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Why can't I use an external keyboard after connecting Macbook Pro to iMac using Thunderbolt?

After connecting laptop to iMac using Thunderbolt, 2 things happen: my external keyboard won't work (on either laptop or iMac, I have to use my laptop keyboard which is annoying), and sound only comes ...
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Key press not registered under high load

When typing on my MBA (Mid 2011, OSX 10.10.2) quite often key presses are not registered when the computer is under higher load. That might happen when having a big js file open in sublime text with ...
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How to toggle the virtual keyboard from a usb keyboard on iPad Air?

I noticed the bluetooth HID specification has a flag for toggling the virtual keyboard (and some keyboards like the Logitech Ultra Thin(pdf specs link) implement that) Is there something similar for ...
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My keyboard is showing special character, and is preventing me from entering my password. How can I stop this through a short cut on my keyboard

My keyboard is showing special character and I want to stop it. But is preventing me from login into my computer
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iTerm2 problems together with HyperSwitch

I'm using HyperSwitch to switch between applications since I'm using a non-Apple keyboard and it's easier that way. I've mapped it to Option + Tab since it's easier to reach. This works in all ...
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MPlayerX frame skip keyboard shortcut

While playing a video in MPlayerX the right and left arrows skip ahead and back 10s respectively. When paused, the right arrow goes ahead 1 frame but the left arrow still goes back 10s. How do I skip ...
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Why does the keyboard on my MacBook(s) stop working?

For the past few years across at least 4 MacBook Pro's or MacBook Air's, I have suddenly lost all input from the alphanumeric keys on my keyboard. The mousepad works, the computer runs, the arrow ...
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Shift + E doesn't work on my Mac

On the keyboard, shift + E will expand my window to the largest size. I can't type capital E, unless I toggle caps lock. I have BetterTouchTool, though the developer said it was unrelated.
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Text to speech service gone and key binding for it not functioning in Yosemite?

Up until Yosemite I have always had a text to speech service menu option and have been able to readily use a command key combination to trigger the reading of selected text in just about any ...
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Use English layout when open Spotlight

I have two different keyboard layouts but use the local language only for some chatting or a web search. I'd like to have an English layout when I call Spotlight to instantly open apps or to look for ...
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Create alias for hotkey (iTerm2)

I'd like to create an alias for the hotkey I defined to open up iTerm2. Right now I use fn-F1 to open up and hide the window - but I'd like to map it to F13 as well because of I can access this key ...
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How to cycle through recently *used* tabs in Safari?

I want to cycle through recently used tabs in Safari 7.1.3 (MacOS 10.9.5) like one can in in Firefox, Chrome, and Opera. I predominantly run Opera 11.64, and it exhibits the best behavior for this ...
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Disable special characters such as Tilde

I am using my Mac to write Java code in Eclipse. Not frequently, but commonly enough I need special characters such as ^, ~ or `. The problem with these is that I have to press the key(-combination) ...
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Use keyboard layout different for input/output

Is there any way on OS X (10.9) to use a keyboard layout for input different from the one for the output? Example: I have an Italian keyboard layout and I connect in screen sharing to a system with a ...
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How to send 'Insert' via SSH from Macbook Pro Terminal to 'Vim' on Linux?

I have used the Terminal app on my OS X Yosemite Macbook Pro to SSH to a Linux machine. I have opened "vim" text editor, and want to send the "insert" keypress via SSH to vim, to start editing. ...
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Extended Keyboard with iMate and Yosemite

My Extended Keyboard II with German layout connected via iMate works for all keys - except one: the ^ key (it is below the ⎋ Escape key and left to the 1). The key-switch is OK, the LED in the iMate ...
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Using Windows and Macs (Cloverleaf vs Control key mapping) Copy & Paste

Heres the problem, I use windows machines about 70% of my time and Macs 30% of the time. My macs are for my personal use but for work I typically have to work in a windows environment or linux one. ...
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File auto focus after copying

When I copy and paste a file to a new folder, is there anyway to have it be auto selected in it's new folder, or have some indication where it is in the new folder? This is something I'm missing from ...
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Japanese keyboard does not work correctly

I'm using MacBook Air running OS X Yosemite. Recently my Japanese keyboard stopped working properly. Sometimes even when it's in Japanese mode, I cannot type Japanese and I have to restart the laptop ...
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Logitech Type+ flashing blue; iPad Air 2 won't wake

When I leave my iPad Air 2 for some 5 minutes and return, my asleep iPad refuses to wake when I press the power button. I press the power button on my keyboard case (Logitech Type+) and the little ...
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Can't copy and paste from “popup lightboxes” in Chrome Version 40.0.2214.94 (64-bit)

In recent days I've slowly been losing my mind trying to copy and paste URL's, code snippets and other bits of information. Assuming when I paste and see "old" pasteboard content that I hadn't pressed ...
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Option key not working after liquid damage. Keyboard or logic board?

I made the gut-wrenching mistake of spilling a half glass of water on my mid-2014 MacBook Pro. I immediately turned it over, it made some sizzling noises, and then turned itself off. To be more ...
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macbook ctrl key acts as alt (control/option)

Suddenly when I press my Ctrl key acts as if it were the Alt/Option key. I have not changed any settings though. I am mapping the Alt key to the Caps Lock key (see image). But besides that ...