A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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How do desktop keyboard shortcuts for clean up actually work?

I’ve noticed that keyboard shortcuts for cleaning up i.e. by name on desktop ⌘+⌥+1 sometimes work and sometimes not. They do work in finder, but doing it directly on desktop in focus they often don’t ...
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A glitched lock screen

My lock screen is glitched. I see a keyboard, and the "undo typing" tab. I can't do anything, even unlock my phone. The only things I could do are talk to Siri, type on the keyboard, mute my phone, ...
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Built in keyboard and trackpad on 2015 Macbook Pro not working

A few weeks ago I started noticing that after waking my mac from sleep, or after starting it up, they keyboard and mouse (and sometimes just the mouse) would not be responsive at all. I'd have to do a ...
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2015 13" MacBook Pro Trackpad and Keyboard stop working

Recently the keyboard and trackpad on my 2015 13" MacBook Pro have stopped working. This is the second laptop to do this, the same issue happened about 6 months ago and Apple gave me a new one when ...
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How to Have Stereo Macro in OS X Vim?

OS X Terminal Emulator with Custom Escape Sequences I am not sure if OS X terminal emulator is sufficient for the escape sequences. Current cursor on line of path in Vim etc ...
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Remapping a keyboard key only when using a specific input language

I currently have 2 input languages on my Mac: U.S., and Hebrew - PC. The Hebrew - PC is almost the same as it should actually be, except the tilde key (`) should actually type a semicolon (;), but ...
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My Macbook Pro (Early 2011) Keyboard and Touchpad are Unresponsive

So here's the situation. I have a Macbook Pro 8,1 (Early 2011, so non-Retina; this was just prior to that implementation, if I remember right) running El Capitan, 8 GB RAM, 500 GB hard drive. I've ...
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Spacebar, delete,enter and tab keys doesn't work in Mackbook pro.Not a hardware problem

I am using a 2011 Macbook pro. I have a problem with my keyboard, spacebar, delete key, left arrow and tab in specific. They don't work when the battery is down to 50%. I have to pound the keys ...
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iMac retina 27 inch and OS1o.11.4

In System Preferences, the battery level indicator for "keyboard" (bluetooth) seems to be stuck on 100%. It never goes down. But the indicators l for both the Apple mouse and the Apple track pad do ...
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Is it dangerous to use an iMac with broken USB ports? Is there such a thing as Firewire or display-port to USB?

I've got a mid-2010 iMac, 21", i3 processor with 4gb RAM installed which has only one partially-usable USB port, which will power a 3rd-party mouse, wireless dongle, or a keyboard sometimes, but not ...
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Greek letter override my shortcuts

I use Option+Z to start my citation add-on to Microsoft Word. I've noticed that sometimes I accidently switch and instead of calling my citation manager Option + Z just inserts Ω symbol instead. ...
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How to keep default keyboard shortcut in parallel with custom shortcut

OS X Terminal uses ⌘⇧} and ⌘⇧{ for next and previous tab keyboard shortcuts, respectively, the same way that browsers do. However, browsers (at least, Chrome and Safari) also use ⌃⇥ and ⌃⇧⇥ for the ...
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How can I disable text predictions in El Capitan

Is there any way to turn off the OSX text predictions? To reproduce: Open a searchable document in Preview. Select the search box. Hit Esc This pops up: Before you ask, yes, I have Correct ...
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How do I find out what is causing my Steam Controller to lower the brightness?

There are some bugs with the Steam Controller on Mac, and I'm trying to help get the the bottom of them. One of the bugs is various keys being registered incorrectly. E.g. if you set a button on the ...
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How do I debug keyboard input?

I'm getting a bug with my Steam Controller (which is basically a configurable keyboard/mouse/etc) where if I set any of the buttons to either of the shift keys, they don't register as such, instead ...
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New shortcut for going up one line in Terminal in El Capitan

I upgraded to El Capitan a few days ago. Before I used to use ⌘+⬆︎ to go up exactly one line in the terminal (and usually pressed the combination continuously to go exactly were I wanted), but this ...
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OS X: Will a Bluetooth Numpad/Keypad support unique keyboard shortcuts?

I'm a frequent user of keyboard shortcuts in OS X, and I'm running out of key combinations that aren't occupied. I'm therefore thinking of getting a stand-alone Bluetooth Numpad/Keypad, like this one ...
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Keyboard unresponsive out of nothing

I have an old 13” MBP (Early 2011) which I use regularly but just a few minutes per day. Today I came back home - MBP was turned on and charging - and keyboard just doesn’t seem to work. Some keys ...
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How to modify the Shift key so you don't have to release it prior to another combination?

As a typical Windows user I am used to some of the features there. The Shift and Cmd keys on my MBP are just killing me. Everytime I press them for a combination and then want to use them again for ...
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Keyboard must be press hard on a MacBook Pro (13-inch, Early 2011)

I have a MacBook Pro (13-inch, Early 2011) running OS X El Captain and something unusual is happening to me when using my own account, keys must be pressed really hard to work, however on the other ...
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Horizontal scroll speed problem in kdiff3

I use kdiff3 Version 0.9.98 (64 bit) on El Capitan. When comparing files: using ↑ or ↓ keys scrolls files by one line (one press or auto-repeat scrolls one line) using ← or → scrolls files ...
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iMac won't boot. No keyboard recognition

I know that there are a lot of people that ask for help when their iMacs won't boot, but in all sites they tell you to use keyboard commands to reset NVRAM or something like that. This case is ...
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Is there a way to make the chrome shortcut universal?

I've set few shortcuts in chrome to control internet radio (play, pause, skip, like, dislike) So I leave chrome open for the radio, I then work on another app, if I need to control the radio, I need ...
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OS X: Unicode Input

I think the only thing I like about Windows is the fact that you can easily enter Unicode characters using the Alt key plus the numeric keypad. I hate using the Show Emoji & Symbols for this sort ...
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How to make the “Page Down” key on the keyboard move only half the distance as usual

I'm a computer programmer and use Xcode so I am constantly scrolling up and down. Often times I would like to move the page down but not as much as the "Page Down" keyboard key moves it. I would like ...
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Focus Follows Mouse?

TL;DR—Is it possible to get focus-follows-mouse (not focus-raise-mouse)? This topic has been discussed at length on the net, but most of the talk is 5 years ago. I'm hoping something has changed ...
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MacBook Pro keyboard locked on uppercase

I'm facing a strange problem with my macbook pro 15" from early 2011. For a couple of days, I can't write in lowercase. Yesterday I've been able to write in lowercase for a moment (maybe 20 minutes) ...
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Macbook Pro: Half of keyboard dies

I have a new Macbook Pro and I'm experiencing something very strange. At random occasions half of the keyboard dies, meaning it is still lit up but I get no response when I press the keys. I thought ...
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How to make cmd+tab get accepted in System Preferences > App Shortcuts as Parallels Desktop “Release Input” keyboard shortcut?

I'm currently on Mac OSX 10.11.3 running Parallels Desktop 10.3.0. I've been using a Windows 7 VM loaded with Visual Studio & many other .NET Framework app development programs & utilities ...
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Can't get bluetooth keyboard to connect - A1016

I am trying to connect an A1016 keyboard to my MacBook (Late 2008) with OS X 10.11 but they won't connect. My bluetooth is on and my batteries are fresh. It has a power switch rather than button, so I ...
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Damage on Apple Aluminium Keyboard

Yesterday I was cleaning my keyboard (with tissue paper and cleaning gel), and I did a keyboard test afterwards, and I found out my "S" and "F10" keys are broken. I've tried putting it upside down and ...
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Does my stuck shift key affect the proper boot of my installation mediums?

I have a late-2009 unibody Macbook Pro. My left shift is stuck for ages and I have been avoiding this problem by pressing some other keys during boot to avoid safe mode and by using Karabiner to remap ...
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Properly Connect Apple Wireless Keyboard to a PC Window 8.1

I have an apple wireless keyboard, I want to connect it to my Windows PC running on Windows 8.1. I've tried download/install this driver. I still won't be able to use my volume buttons, eject, ...
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Letters / text that I type shows up in the wrong order

I've been having this issue for a while now, very inconsistently. When I type strands of text, sometimes the letters appears in the wrong order (I remember it mostly happening when I type text in ...
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How do I pair apple wireless keyboard with windows 10

My apple wireless keyboard has stopped pairing with Windows 10. Now when I try to pair through settings, I'm asked to enter a passcode for the keyboard rather than being supplied a passcode to pair ...
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OS X 10.11.3 Update, keyboard lagging

I don't know how to explain this, but since I've updated my OS X to 10.11.3, keyboard seems to lag. It's extremely subtle, but I am a programmer and an author, and I can feel the difference while ...
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Taking focus on app launch

It seems that most OS X applications launch into the foreground and thereby steal keyboard focus from its predecessor there. Searching here, I have found way to prevent a particular app from doing ...
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How do I assign Outlook 2011 folders (on Mac) to keyboard shortcuts

There are three main Outlook folders: Inbox, Drafts, Sent Items, Deleted Items. In addition, there are others like RSS Feeds, Sync Issues etc. These all show up on the right hand menu. The only way ...
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iMac 2015 - recovering from stop

I have an issue with my iMac. Before going to bed I set it to the sleep mode. The following morning it's running but the screen is turned off. If I try to switch it on by mouse or keyboard doesn't ...
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Emacs-like cursor moving function (ctrl+a: go to start of line), doesn't work when using Thai

I'm learning Thai, so of course I need to have input method of Thai. By adding the Thai keyboard I can use Thai now, but when I'm using it emacs-like key bind like Ctrl+a for go to start of a line or ...
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Black screen and non-paired wireless Apple Keyboard

I bought a new wireless Apple Keyboard as some letters on my old wouldn't work anymore. I tried to pair it with my iMac, but the screen is dark not allowing me access to settings. So I can't use my ...
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How do I remap ⌘+delete only in Google Chrome in El Capitan?

Command + delete deletes to the beginning of the line and for some reason I can't get used to this (I expect it to act like Option + Delete and delete only the last word). I want to remap this only in ...
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How bad is a runny nose over a MacBook Pro?

Happy cold season, everybody! Or at least, it'll be happy if you guys can tell me that my computer will survive it. I've got an early 2011 13" MacBook Pro and an annoying cold. My nose decided that ...
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How to change the input menu input method order

I use 3 input methods. The order of input methods on here is what I want, in this order: English, Chinese(Wubi), Japanese(Hiragana) but when comes to the input menu of status bar: I want to ...
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Iphone keyboard emulator moves entire screen

I am making a website: https://synodins.com/maps/?&lang=1 When I run it on the Iphone, it works fine except that when i click 'offer ride', and then draw a line and when the ride info appears, ...
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Can “Full Keyboard Access” tab-key behavior be set for the login window?

The shortcut fn-F7 toggles the tab key behavior anywhere in Mac OS X, including on the login window (called "Full Keyboard Access" in System Preferences, this determines if tab cycles through text ...
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Keyboard/trackpad joint failure, resolved on TWO reboots

The keyboard and trackpad on my MacBook Pro stopped working suddenly. They went completely unresponsive. The power button did work, though, so I managed to reboot using it. Upon the FIRST reboot, the ...
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Keyboard strokes do not appear on computer

I have an iMac with OS X 10.9.5 installed that has intermittent keyboard issues. From time to time, for no apparent reason, you cannot enter anything from the keyboard even though the computer says it ...
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Is it possible to simulate a continuos press in AppleScript?

The closest solution to a continuous key press that I know is just repeating a key press a certain number of times: repeat 1000 times tell application "System Events" to keystroke "c" using ...
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iOS: Is it possible to change how the Shift-Key behaves with bluetooth keyboards?

Today I bought a Magic Keyboard from Apple to use it with my MacBook when its fully closed and behaves like a desktop computer. Later I had an idea to try the keyboard out with my iPhone 6 Plus. It ...