A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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Moving full screen apps between monitors shortcut

Does anyone know if it is possible to move a full screen app to another monitor using a shortcut? Or if there is no existing shortcut would it be possible with Applescript? BetterTouchTool has "Move ...
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Connecting a PC PS/2 keyboard to Mac

I've just bought a PS/2 to USB cable to use PS/2 PC keyboard (Compaq SK-2860 and Packard Bell 6301N) in my Mac (OS X 10.8.4) because my Mac's wireless keyboard doesn't work: …but my Mac does not ...
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Bootcamp keyboard driver not installing

I am assuming that this is an bug, but I thought I would check with you all first to see if that is the case. I had been running OSX 10.6.8 with bootcamp 3.3 and Windows 7 64x PRO. I reloaded it ...
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How to access user installed menubar icons with the keyboard?

I understand that Ctrl + F8 can be used to access the built-in Apple menu and Ctrl + F2 can be used to access program menus (e.g. this existing answer). However, I have a bunch of user-installed ...
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How can I make Safari stop webpages from overriding any shortcuts?

I sometimes need to edit pages on WikiDot, but WikiDot overrides the ⌃+E shortcut (and many others), which is a system-wide shortcut I often use due to the lack of an end-key on my keyboard. Is there ...
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How to rebind Go Back and Go Forward in Preview on Lion?

It seems that in Lion, standard shortcuts were added for the Go menu items Back and Forward. The shortcuts (⌘+[ and ⌘+]) are unusable on Finnish keyboard, and I'd like to rebind them. By unusable I ...
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OS X Terminal displaying ö when typing |

It's the first time this has happened to me. Does anyone know why this could be happening? I think I configured something wrong in the keyboard settings. This is working fine in Word 2011, for ...
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AppleScript Editor : comment line shortcut?

Is there a keyboard shortcut to comment lines in AppleScript Editor ? The common Cmd+shift+/ does not work here.
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Is there a full list of FN-key mappings for the MacBook Pro?

I am looking for a document that would specify how can I produce strokes like the ones below on a MacBook Pro keyboard. Insert Numpad Plus Numpad Minus ...
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How to disable Magic Trackpad while typing?

Is it possible to get the external Magic Trackpad disabled automatically while I'm typing? I do get a lot of cursor movements/clicks when just touching the trackpad accidentally.
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Mac Mountain Lion on screen keyboard

Is there a way that, when you switch language inputs for your keyboard, the onscreen keyboard will automatically show up?
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Prevent dock from auto-showing on mouse over

I currently have dock to auto-hide and would like it to stay hidden until I explicitly show it using a keyboard shortcut such as the "Move focus to dock" or "Turn Dock Hiding On/Off". I basically ...
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Keyboard Layout in Windows 7 with VMware Fusion 5

I'm using my MacBook Pro for programming. I have a virtual Windows 7 machine running with VMware Fusion. When I switch from OS X to Windows 7, my keyboard layout changes. It's really annoying because ...
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What font is used for keyboard symbols?

I'm looking for the font that Apple is using for Special Key Symbols on their keyboards. I know that Vag Rounded is used for regular characters, but that font does not support characters used for the ...
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How to remap 'Shift & Up/Down arrow keys' to type actual up & down arrows?

I do a lot of typing in Evernote and I really need an 'up arrow' and 'down arrow' instead of typing 'increasing' or 'decreasing'... Ideally pressing Shift and 'Up arrow' would be the best way to get ...
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How to use double click on desktop to act as a shortcut for a few commands

Until I shifted to Mac I used to use an app called Fences in Windows to hide desktop by double clicking the desktop. I wanted a similar app to do this on the Mac OS X Mavericks but I have no clue how ...
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I can't kill the auto-correcting in Mavericks!

Running 10.9.2, I have gone in to SysPrefs and made sure Keyboard>Text is set to NOT auto-correct, I have gone to Mail Prefs and made sure spell checking is done after I finish, but no matter what I ...
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How to do this:typing “ac” to send “COMMAND_LEFT+C”.thanks

It could be kind of amazing to be able to copy and paste by typing "ac" and "av", but still have it type "a" then "c" when you just overlap typing a and c. This could open up a large number of ...
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How to disable the Backspace key to take me to the previous page in Safari 7?

How to disable the Backspace key to take me to the previous page in Safari 7? I try to change back shortcut throw System preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts and set ...
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Are there any 'educational games and/or tools', that mainly focus on easily teaching and familiarizing the user with typing (10 finger) on a keyboard

I am looking for a game and/or tool (either one is fine, as long as it serves the educational purpose of teaching) the user/starter, to get used to type on a keyboard, then later advances their speed ...
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Is it possible to define a timeout on dead keys on OSX Mavericks?

When you press a dead key such as an accentuation key, OSX will wait indefinitely until you press another key. I want that, instead, if you don't press the second key fast enough, it will just ignore ...
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Keyboard not working with display

I have a MacBook Pro connected to a Thunderbolt Display. In the display I have attached a mouse and an Apple keyboard. The keyboard works ok after it has been working but when I get to work and and ...
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Mabook Air Ambiant Light Sensor not working

I have the late 2013 version of the Macbook Air, I don't know how the ambient light sensor should behave, I think the keyboard light should automatically led up when the ambient light is too low, and ...
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Mac OS word delimiter character settings

I seem to remember seeing a tip once where there was a setting in System Preferences where you can define "programming" as a language or something so that double-clicking on a hyphenated word selects ...
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text alignment shortcut RTL and LTR

When in text box in any application, such as search text boxes, address fields in Finder and Safari, or even inside sites such as Google's search text box: I use cmd + space to switch the language ...
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Chrome tab switching keys flipped in Hebrew input mode

I am using Google Chrome Version 32.0.1700.102 on OSX 10.9.1. The system inerface is English, with Hebrew as an additional input language. In Chrome, ⌘+shift+[ moves one tab to the left and ⌘+shift+] ...
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How do I navigate through Dashboard widgets using keyboard (Mountain Lion)?

When on the Dashboard, is there a way to move from one widget to another using the keyboard? For now, I have used my mouse to change the active widget on the Dashboard. It would be more convenient ...
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Bluetooth keyboard is losing connectivity

Can anyone advise me how to make my pairing with the Apple Bluetooth keyboard permanent? Thing is that after shutting down or reboot it is lost and I must re-pair again. At the same time Magic Pad is ...
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MacBook running Mavericks won't recognize Filco Keyboard

I bought a new Filco mechanical keyboard with USB 2 connection. Hooked it up yesterday when it arrived to USB hub but no luck. Plugged it directly into the late 2008 Macbook USB2 port and the ...
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Keyboard source per application

I wonder if Maverick allows for having different keyboard settings within different open applications? So, not global, for all, but local, for each app individually. I tried many thing, but this seems ...
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“Reset Keyboard Dictionary” not working

My iPhone is running iOS 7.0.4. I am trying to use the "Reset Keyboard Dictionary" option because certain text like an "i" in the middle of a sentence no longer auto capitalizes. Auto capitalization ...
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Bluetooth keyboard function keys stopped working with iOS 7 suddenly?

I have an Amazon Basics Bluetooth keyboard for iPhone and iPad. Both of my devices run iOS 7.0.4. However, out of the blue, my iPhone stopped responding to the top row of keys (which includes music ...
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Command T Hides Window in Parallels VM

Pressing Command-T hides the current application's windows in Parallels Windows VM. I checked "Preferences > Shortcuts". There is no such a shortcut as Command-T. In order to break this shortcut, I ...
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Unused function keys on an Apple Bluetooth Keyboard connected to iPad

Can you enable the unused function keys on an Apple keyboard so you can use them on your iPad? I can't figure out a way. Thanks in advance for your help!
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Windows on VirtualBox and special characters

I have a standard Apple US keyboard but I often have to type in German. I find the OS X shortcuts easy to remember and I am comfortable with them. To type the umlauts you have to type option+u (u as ...
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“Input Sources…” doesn't work in Mavericks?

Since upgrading to Mavericks, the input sources option changed, and moved to the keyboard control panel. That's fine, but selecting the "Input Sources..." button in the Keyboard tab of the Keyboard ...
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Keyboard bugs (some keys doing strange stuffs)

Since this morning the keyboard is exhibiting some strange behavior: "!" key is adding a "@" after the "!" "i" key is adding a tab after the "i" "k" key is toggling the caps lock after the "k" ...
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iOS: Disabling the Home key on a bluetooth keyboard, and binding it to another key (and the same for capslock)

I have a jailbroken iOS 6 iPad that I am trying to get a bluetooth keyboard set up to be capable of performing productive work. Unfortunately, both bluetooth keyboards that I have are "designed for ...
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Troubleshooting keyboard mappings

I'm trying to figure out why a certain keyboard combination is no longer working. Sublime Text 2 ships with a keyboard shortcut for opening the Find/Replace panel: "command + option + f" This combo ...
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Keyboard layout occasionally changes

I have a MacBook Pro and use a wireless keyboard. Both keyboards physically are a US English layout. In my user preferences I selected "U.S. Extended" as a keyboard layout. No others are selected. ...
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How to fix Gmail keyboard shortcut that stops working in Chrome?

The Gmail keyboard shortcuts are generally excellent. One of them (⌘-Shift-7 to start an ordered list) seems to work for me for a while after restarting Chrome… then stops working. I note that the ...
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Can't add keyboard shortcuts

I've been trying to create keyboard shortcuts under System Preferences / Keyboard / Keyboard Shortcuts / Add, but, although I can add the Menu Title fine, when trying to enter the actual shortcut ...
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No keyboard backlight until password entered

Since updating to OS X 10.8.3 on my MBP, my keyboard backlight does not come on until I enter my password and my desktop comes up. This makes it very difficult to enter my password at night with low ...
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What are some useful keyboard language switchers that are designed to use with 3+ languages?

I've been using ⌘-Space for a long time, and it's been quite comfortable. However, recently I added third input language, and since then it's been a real pain to switch. What are some useful ...
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Use USB keyboard as Virtual Com Port instead of wedge?

I've got an RFID device that tries to simulate a keyboard, but it doesn't work on Mac OS X as far as I can tell, and I'd rather have com access anyway. Is there something software related that I can ...
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Why didn't my Macbook sleep (USB Keyboard/Mouse was connected, lid open)

First off, let's begin with some research that I did before asking this question. Now, in my situation, I was using my Macbook Pro (Mountain Lion) with an Apple USB keyboard connected to the ...
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Dvorak Keyboard Shortcuts Over iSSH on iPad 3 and Microsoft Mobile Keyboard 5000

Edit: Solution -- Installed Prompt by Panic. Worked out of the box and is generally more straight forward. If you're just interested in a straight SSH client, save yourself $10 and download Prompt. If ...
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Underscore on login screen intermittently not working?

I've noticed that this started happening maybe a few weeks ago: When I'm logging in, sometimes when I type an underscore in my password, it does not register as a keypress, i.e. no black dot appears ...
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Strange issue with Apple wireless keyboard on my iMac: Shift + W won't work

I noticed this problem earlier today, pressing left shift + W to type a capital W does not work. I can get a capital W by using the right shift key, or the caps-lock, but not with the left shift, ...
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Command+S No Longer Works on a Particular App (Dreamweaver)

For some reasons, I haven't been able to save (Command+S or "File > Save") in Dreamweaver CS starting today. "Save As" works normally; and, if I set a different shortcut combination to save, e.g. ...