A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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Model number mapping

How does one correlate model numbers like MN110LL/B with the A1243 that is listed on the bottom of the actual keyboard that looks the same as the MN110LL/B in pictures. I have tried looking at About ...
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How can I stop keyboard backlight from lighting up when logging out and back in

On my user I have my keyboard backlight set to off pretty much all the time. But it seems like the default setting is 'on', because when I go to the Login window, to lock my laptop when I leave it for ...
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Mac OS X custom keyboard shortcuts

Whenever I set a custom keyboard shortcut in Mac OS X (10.6.8) for a menu item, I cannot use it until I open its menu by clicking on it at least once. This happens every time I launch an app and ...
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How can I execute key shortcuts that use characters requiring Shift, like #?

I have a 2011 13" MacBook Pro and I'm using Snow Leopard. When I program, I use Eclipse. Recently, I installed a plugin and I wanted to use a key shortcut rather than navigating 3 menus every time to ...
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Track mostly used keyboard keys

I want to get statistics of key and shortcut usage to remap them lately. Is there any software or convenient methods?
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Keybinding shortcut to emulate Vim o/O (New line below/above current line)

I am using XCode for development but have come accustomed to the o/O shortcut in Vim to create a new line below/above the current line without having to move to the beginning/end of the current line. ...
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How to fix problems with different keyboard layouts in iChat screen sharing?

My Mac has a QWERTY keyboard. When someone with a Mac with an AZERTY keyboard shared their screen with me in iChat, I had to pretend I was typing on an AZERTY keyboard to make any text I was typing ...
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Custom keyboard layout problem with some apps

I have an early 2011 Macbook Pro with Lion. I used Ukelele and KeyRemap4Macbook to customize my keyboard layout, because I wasn't satisfied with the default one. Namely I switched right Cmd with ...
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Do any iOS writing apps support keyboard shortcuts for bold/italics?

When an iPad or iPhone is connected to an Apple Bluetooth Keyboard, the Pages app does not respond to the standard keyboard shortcuts (Command-B, Command-I) for bold and italics. There is a touch ...
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Keyboard layout change menu accumulates duplicate keyboard layouts

My keyboard layout menu — occasionally the one showing up in my menu bar, and occasionally the one showing up when using the keyboard layout change hotkey — accumulates more and more copies of the ...
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How to override the play/pause function of the button in earphone remote control?

I enjoy using Keyboard Maestro to set custom keys to take control of apps, I can apply more functions to the play/pause button in the earphone remote, but by default it is set to control iTunes. ...
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Minimize all but the active of the current application's windows

I switch to Safari and find the window I want. I can Command-Option-H to hide all the other applications, but I also want to minimize all the Safari windows except the one I'm using (the front-most ...
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Remap R-option + w/a/s/d to function as arrow keys using Karabiner

I'm trying to remap R-option + w/a/s/d to function as arrow keys using Karabiner in El Capitan, and found this post. However, I'm unable to get the actual "code" in private.xml to work properly. Could ...
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Column of keys still not working on Mid 2012 Macbook Air after Upper Case Replacement

My Mid 2012 Macbook Air (A1466) first had the Z key stuck and repeating uncontrollably, and after that issue stopped, the column of keys F7, 7, U, J, M stopped working in addition to ; and '. When I ...
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Left Shift not working for combination with [

I have an Apple (wired aluminum) Keyboard (using with Mac mini). Left Shift + [ does not work (to type {). But Right Shift + [ works. Left Shift key is working for all the other keys. I tried this ...
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My keyboard suddenly stopped working

I was playing a game on my laptop when suddenly my mouse wouldn't move and my keyboard stopped working. My computer just shut down randomly and when I turned it back on I couldn't sign in because the ...
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Cannot type non-english text in html password fields

When focus is on an html password field, the input languages options are limited to those using the Latin script only. If the language selected is some other language using a non-Latin script, like ...
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Change keyboard layout each time the application starts

I need to change keyboard layout each time I start an application (more specifically Steam game called Awesomenauts). How can I do it automatically? The problems are: I can't launch this ...
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How use function keys in iPad with Apple keyboard?

I'm trying to use the Apple Wireless keyboard for coding in a terminal (with nano, vim, etc) using a app to access by SSH them in a remote server, and discover that all the function keys (esc, f1, f2.....
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How to prevent KeyRepeat settings from typing repeated keys when no key is depressed

Initially, my issue was that I could not type a series of the 'A' character by holding down shift-a. Instead, I was presented with a bubble above the held letter for all sorts of 'A's with umlauts, ...
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Apple Trackpad Causing Long Keypress Events

In the last day my Apple Magic Trackpad has started to cause long keypress events when I type on the keyboard. For example, pressing 'a' in a browser menu bar will cause the accent popup to appear. ...
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Disable the shortcut cmd+arrow in the virtual machine

I have a MacBook Pro (17-inch, Late 2011) with OS X El Capitan. I install Parallels Desktop 11.1.2 for Mac Business Edition, Parallels tools, and Windows 10 in English. In Windows, at the moment, ...
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My Macbook Air 2015 keyboard and trackpad not working after login

My MacBook has El Capitan OS X installed. Keyboard and trackpad worked on login screen and boot (not working in recovery and after login). I performed the following steps, but still keyboard and ...
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Disable Autocorrect with External Keyboard on iOS

Are there any smart workarounds to disable autocorrect automatically -- or near automatic -- while using an external keyboard on iOS? By default iOS provides no way to do this as seen here on the ...
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Hotkey to switch between different applications in the same workspace.

I have 9 workspaces on my mac. In some of them I have several different applications opened. I want to have a shortcut to switch between two different applications within the same workspace. Is that ...
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Disable mid-word correction after a dead key in Pages

When I type in Pages, and I press a keyboard shortcut involving a dead key (e.g. altu (¨), a to produce ä, spell check seems to think I have reached the end of the word, and autocorrects to the wrong ...
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How to change keyboard shortcut for brightness control on a PC Keyboard without using Karabiner?

Possibly due to the Razor App, it happened that my Brightness Control keys are remapped to F9 and F10, instead of the default F13(ScrLk) and F14(PauseBreak). Recently, some terminal programs I came ...
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How to change my Mac keyboard back to British English from US English

For some reason my Mac's keyboard has changed fro British English to US English. This means that when I need to do a "£" sign I need to hit option+3 rather than shift+3, which is pretty irritating. I ...
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Distorted boot chime and inability to use Apple BT Keyboard when rebooting from Linux OSes

My Mac is iMac "27 late 2012 with Intel i7 3.4GHz and 16 GB of RAM. Every time I "Reboot" from an OS based upon GNU/Linux, the chime is distorted (I hear it with very low bass and it is somewhat noisy)...
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how to keymap in iPad within bluetoothe keyboard?

I have a problem at using bluetoothe keyboard(for Mac) in iPad. This keyboard's "space bar" doesn't work and the others are fine. so I want to use this keyboard with keymapping as other key to "...
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Double click on keypress macro

What is the simplest way to assign a key to trigger a double click of the mouse? And even better if holding down the key would perform multiple double clicks. Free or open source or script preferable.
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Rogue Applescript

I am experimenting with automation, particularly the auto typing on other applications. I have followed this site's script and changed the delay between each entry to 0.5 – which is enough to type ...
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How do I create custom hotkeys for OSX & Chrome?

I want to switch to a specific application in OSX using the Command key and a number, for example: Command + 1 = Switch to Chrome Command + 2 = Switch to iTunes These hotkeys aren't being used that ...
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Apple bluetooth keyboard incredibly slow after sleep

Often, when I wake my MacBook Pro from sleep using my bluetooth keyboard, the keyboard then appears to operate at a tiny fraction of normal speed until I power-cycle the keyboard, at which point it ...
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Keyboard shortcut for 'Clear filters' in excel in office 365 for mac

How do you 'clear filters' in excel in office 365 for mac using the keyboard? On PC I can do alt+d,f,s or using the mouse I can go to Data > Filter > Clear
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Switching to english keyboard with alt + shift

Is it possible to configure mac, so i will be able to switch to english keyboard with alt + shift?
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My emoji popup behaves erratically on El Capitan

Previously, the Ctrl-Cmd-Space keyboard shortcut would pop up the Emoji overlay on my computer, but sometime recently -- I can't exactly point at where -- it stopped working in some apps and started ...
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keyboard shortcut customization doesn't work on firefox bookmark toolbar

I have set up a shortcut in keyboard setting for toggling the firefox bookmark toolbar. But the shortcut does't work, and nothing actually happens. How can I make it work?
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How to play an album on iTunes using only the keyboard?

Every time I want to start playing an album on iTunes I have to move my hands to the mouse or trackpad. I wonder if there is a way to avoid it, and just use the keyboard. The two main options I see ...
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Left USB suddenly stops working on Macbook Air

I've been using my USB keyboard for some time now on my Macbook Air. Then, suddenly, it stops working. I've tried unplugging, plugging in different USB machine (mouse, another keyboard) and it's not ...
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Zoom with scroll in Chrome browser

I am new user of OS X, I am missing one important feature is zooming page with trackpad or mouse scroll. I need to get the same result as shortcuts Command + - and Command + + do. I mean that the ...
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How To Customize/Prepare New System Keyboard Layout On El Capitan?

I am able to prepare custom installable keyboard layout bundle with Ukelele and install it for all users. That way it works (with limited usability) just fine. However, I need to modify one of the ...
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Auto-correct on my iMac is checked so why is it not working in Apple Mail?

"Correct Spelling Automatically" box is checked in Keyboard settings. "Check Spelling As I Type" is checked in in Mail preferences. With the proper boxes checked, why is iMac Mail not correcting ...
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After upgrading to El Capitan, wireless mouse and wireless keyboard are not picked up

I have an iMac from 2009. It was previously running Snow Leopard and I just upgraded to El Capitan. I ONLY have wireless peripherals and now OS X cannot pickup my keyboard and mouse. Now I have NO WAY ...
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How to enable mac-style input for accented letters in LibreOffice?

When I press and hold a letter button in other Mac apps a pop-up appears that lets me choose the letter varieties like á, ä etc. But this doesn't work in LibreOffice. Is there a way to make it work ...
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How can I get Fn-↑ to pageup, and Fn-↓ to pagedown with an Anker external keyboard?

I have this Anker keyboard. Fn↑ and Fn↓ executes Home and End, instead of Page Up and Page Down. Is there any way to fix this? It works fine using the builtin keyboard. In Chrome, on many websites ...
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Weird trackpad & keyboard issue with MacBook Pro E2015

I've had some issues with my trackpad and keyboard on my MacBook Pro 13 (Early 2015) for the past 3-4 weeks. After being awaken from sleep mode, they were sometimes unresponsive. At first, a couple of ...
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Loose enter key on macbook pro: can it be fixed?

I have a loose enter key on a macbook pro. It sometimes jams. Can this be fixed, and if so how? I wasn't exactly bashing the key, and didn't drop anything into it.
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Macbook Pro sticky keys

How do you get rid of the sticky functions in macbook pro? Basically when I press command it shows like a symbol on the top right and its annoying so help me get rid of it please.
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In Karabiner (or some other tool) can I map a “toggle” button to make my space bar input underscore

I want to map a keybinding that when pressed it will toggle my spacebar to input underscores _ and when pressed again it will toggle it back to inserting spaces. Is this possible in Karabiner or some ...