A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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Making the active window more obvious in OSX

From an accessibility point of view there are many people who find it easier to control their computers by (effectively) the keyboard, rather than the mouse. One of the things that comes up ...
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iMac USB Ports Stopped Working

I have an iMac, and because I program I prefer to use the extended USB keyboard. Just as the batteries to my wireless mouse died, my USB keyboard inexplicably stopped working. I've been using this ...
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How to enable CTRL+4/5/6?

On Mountain Lion 10.8.2, when I use the Keyboard Viewer, I can see that CTRL-1, CTRL-2, CTRL-3 register correctly when I type them. CTRL-4/5 however, only show the CTRL key being hit and the numbers ...
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How do I bind a key in OSX to open a new window of an application?

I can't find a way to do this. There's only binding to open an application. But the apps I want to use this on, (chrome, terminal, and finder) are always open. I just want to open a new window in the ...
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Are there keyborad shortcuts to MOVE paragraphs up or down while editing text?

Microsoft Word on windows has this really handy feature where you can MOVE the current paragraph up or down. I think you type alt-ctrl-up or alt-ctrl-down, though I don't have a windows pc in front ...
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Which USB keyboards will work with an iPad 3?

It is possible to connect a USB keyboard to an iPad (3rd generation) using the camera connection kit. However, my Apple keyboard does not work so which ones do? Yes I know I could buy a wireless ...
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Focus floating system windows with keyboard

The windows I'm talking about are the system administrator password request popups, the wireless network web sign-in popup, and other system request dialogs, such as "Application was downloaded from ...
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Two custom keyboard layouts, both ALMOST working in different ways

I have been using the Programmer Dvorak keyboard layout for a while, but ran into problems after a poorly-executed tweak of mine which lead to me re-installing version. However, the latest package ...
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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 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 assign multiple apps to single focus command shortcut in Slate?

I would like to use a single keyboard shortcut to focus on multiple applications in Slate. For example, I want to map Command+1 to Chrome and Firefox. Each time I press Cmd+1 the focused application ...
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Keyboard Only Control When Hotkeys, Hinting, and Tabbing Fail

I'd like to never need to reach for a mouse or trackpad. Right now I spend most of the day mouse free. Alas, I occasionally must reach for a mouse or trackpad. It can really derail a good day. What ...
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Looking for Mac Typing software that supports Spanish keyboard layouts - Recommendations?

I've moved from Windows to the Mac a while ago, and in this "self-improvement" path, I've also realized that I need to learn to touch-type (I can do around 50-60 WPM with 3-and-a-half fingers, but 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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a and c keys not working on macbook, even on an external keyboard

It's a 2011 MacBook pro and the a and c keys are not working on both the built-in keyboard and the usb keyboard. Because of this i can't bypass the firmware login screen. Now the weird thing is ...
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How can I convert a text selection to upper case in Apple Mail with a keyboard shortcut

Apple Mail version Version 6.6 (1510) OS 10.8.5 Is there a keyboard shortcut for converting the case for a text selection in the message editor? I know I can right-click and access this from the ...
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Macbook Pro 15" Mid 2010 Keycap problem

I am having a problem with my "a" key sticking. The key is clean, but I looked at some diagrams and compared them to my key, and it seems that the top pin on the scissor mechanism has snapped off or ...
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Keyboard shows on iPhone 4 on lock screen and home screen

I just upgraded to iOS 7.1. Now there is a permanent keyboard on the lower half of my screen in locked mode and on home screen. How do you get rid of it?
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Turning Off Keyboard's lights while in Bootcamp's Windows 8

When I start Win8 (installed with bootcamp) the keyboard lights are always on. How do I disable this? Is there a possible way to never ever let them turn on again? (Besides opening the hardware and ...
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Workspaces not switching automatically

Despite the fact that I have told mission control under 10.8 to spaces when switching applications(to the key window), it does not appear to work. In fact the only time spaces works is when I tell it ...
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How to change OSX System (Default) Shortcuts?

In OSX (now is Mavericks), how to change the System Default Shortcuts, for example which are currently like: Command + Shift + Q .. for current User Logout. Command + Q .. for current (active) ...
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How to change shortcut used for temporary zoom (accessibility feature)?

I have a particular application that has extremely small detail for some of its controls, and no way to zoom anything larger. I find that the accessibility feature "temporary zoom" works great for ...
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Shorcut to pan in Preview?

Is there a shortcut (or the ability to assign one) to pan in Preview app? It is quite troublesome to keep moving the mouse to and fro the scrollbars when we want to scroll.
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“control +a” not working on mac, but “control + e” works

Today control + a combination stopped working. So I cannot move cursor to beginning of line in terminal or browser input. Although yesterday it was working well. Control + e works good. In ...
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Transfering a Bluetooth keyboard & mouse from one iMac to an iMac that has never used Bluetooth

Is there any way to do this? I tried putting iMac 1 to sleep and waiting for the 2nd one to pick up the keyboard and mouse, but still "No keyboards have been found." The 2nd one is, of course, the ...
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How to prevent Command-Shift-I from opening Mac Mail?

When in a browser (Chrome or Safari), the following keyboard shortcut will always bring up a window that says "Welcome To Mail": Command+Shift+I I would like to use this shortcut for another ...
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Shortcut used by another action/reboot breaks shortcut

I think this is a bug, but perhaps it is a unique problem to me for some reason. I really like independent display switching in Mavericks, and I set it up in what I guess is a unique way. I have two ...
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Can I map a character to a different key?

I am using a British IBM model M keyboard with Mountain Lion. I have selected the "British - PC" input source and it is working well, except for one key: the pipe. If you consider what is printed on ...
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Wrong function key layout on a Mid 2011 MacBook Air

My wife just got a used Mid 2011 MacBook Air. The keyboard looks like this: But the keys work like this: There's no way no adjust the backlight brightness and the volume controls are all messed ...
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Why do Ctrl+F2 and Ctrl+F3 sometimes stop working?

I use keyboard shortcuts a lot, one of my favourites is ctrl+F2 (access the menu-bar with the keyboard). However, sometimes this just stops working. Whenever this problem happens, ctrl+F3 (access the ...
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How to resolve issue of help shortcut key (Cmd + Shift + /) not working?

I really like the shortcut key to bring up the help menu (Cmd + Shift + /). I use it navigate the menus by typing in short words. However, I've just noticed that it's not currently working. Instead, ...
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FN key to program X keys

I have a problem. I have a MacBook Pro and a Xkeys 80. Xkeys basically records shortcut keys like a macro. But it is not sensing the push of the FN key. I use a program called controller mate to ...
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Control-key behaves like F10

The control-key on my MacBook Pro (OS X 10.8.4) has started behaving strangely. When I press it it acts in the same way as F10, bringing up Application Windows. This is a nuisance, as it affects key ...
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Show all applications using keyboard shortcut

Problem: Show all installed applications in the /Applications folder using keyboard shortcut. Desired solution: Potential utility/tool that runs in the background to show all applications upon ...
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How to delay a keyboard shortcut in the same way as the Caps Lock is delayed?

On my Mid-2009 MacBook Pro the Caps Lock button has a convenient delay such that when I hit it accidentally it doesn't turn on immediately. Can I incorporate such a delay for another key combination? ...
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Software recommendation for FAST entry of equations

I'm looking for a package that does for algebra what word processing software did for writing: When I learned to type, my writing improved greatly because my fingers were closer to keeping up with my ...
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keystroke when clicking mouse button

I want to assign the middle mouse button to the space key, so I can pan in Photoshop and illustrator without using the keyboard. I'm sure something like that must exist for Mac OS, but I only find ...
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Zoom capability gone

I used to be able to hit Ctrl and use mouse wheel to zoom in on pictures, web pages, or whatever. With OS 10.8 the mouse wheel just scrolls up and down pages. Any thoughts on getting the zoom feature ...
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After booting correctly, why at some point would function keys get remapped in Macbook Air?

I have a mid-2011 Macbook Air. Sometime in the recent past, the Function key row (which I used for volume control, brightness control, keyboard backlight control, etc) has stopped working. By ...
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Sometimes key “B” doesn't work on my preinstalled keyboard

Although I have seen discussions on this topic before here and I tried all those options told by everyone, yet the problem persists with me. So here is the thing->- Its been 3 weeks since I bought ...
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How do I enable key repeat on iOS?

I am working on a project in iOS and would like to enable key repeat. I have done quite a bit of looking around and have failed to come up with any option like that (which surprises me quite a bit, ...
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How can I input ctrl+` (grave accent)?

Normally when typing `, I have to hold shift down and press ´, and a "dead" version of the grave accent appears. I then have to press space to get the "living" version of the grave accent. You can ...
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Can't assign keyboard shortcut to service

In OSX 10.8.2, I created a service using Automator and saved it in ~/Library/Services. The service receives selected messages in Mail.app. It shows up in the list of services when I click on the ...
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Apple wireless keyboard it's always turned off at startup

My wireless Apple bluetooth keyboard has been acting up recently. While I use the computer it works just fine but every time I boot up the computer after it has been shut down the keyboard, which is ...
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How can I make the Eject Key to behave as the Insert key?

Is there any way to force that the Eject Key behaves as the Insert Key? In particular I would like to be able to send the key combinations Ctrl+Insert and also Ctrl+Alt+Insert to the following two ...
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How to change keyboard shortcut for “log out”?

I use a third party app for alt-tab, so when I hit alt+shift+tab+Q, the operating system doesn't recognize it as quitting the app. Instead it recognizes it as the log out keyboard command. (The native ...
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Mountain Lion 10.8 cmd+shif+arrow key bindings not working

I have switched Cmd and Ctrl in System preferences. I have the following key bindings defined: "@\UF702" = "moveWordBackward:"; /* Cmd + LeftArrow */ "@\UF703" = ...
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Merge two keyboard layouts into one

I'm a Dvorak user but I also need to use international keyboard too. The problem is - when I use international phonetic keyboard it's based on Qwerty. When I have hardware support for Dvorak (on ...
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Adding Tabs to text boxes within a webpage?

Is there a way to type a tab space to text within a webpage? (without copy pasting a tab) The normal behaviour of the tab key in an internet browser is cycling between input fields, buttons links etc ...
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Key re-mapping or how get HEX for button

i have new macbook air 13". There is "><" button under Esc. I want to rebind this button to semicolon ";". How? Or please tell me, how can I find Hex for this button, than I can change it by my ...