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Is there any keyboard shortcut to turn on and off shuffle and turn on repeating on iTunes?

Is there any keyboard shortcut to turn on and off shuffle and turn on repeating on iTunes? They aren't mentioned on iTunes help section Keyboard Shortcut.
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Can a keyboard shortcut force TextEdit windows to close and discard all changes?

Is there any way I could configure TextEdit to close the window (through keyboard shortcut) without asking me if I want to save an unsaved file? Can be another script/program configure globally when ...
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How to ssh from iPad with external keyboard and Emacs?

I am thinking about retiring my portable for an iPad + keyboard. (With Amazon/Linode/etc as server.) I tried the iSSH app and ran Emacs in a terminal (not X Windows), using the Apple external ...
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How do I enable fine volume control via a keyboard shortcut in Lion? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is fine volume adjustment possible in OS X Lion? Is there a way to re-enable the fine volume control using shift + option + volume It has been removed in Lion, but I ...
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Randomly repeating key

My computer will randomly start repeating keys. At first it was the ≥ key, which led me to believe it was more than just a stuck key since that is an option-key character and the chances that they ...
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rMBP - Keyboard + trackpad unresponsive at random, reboot fixes

I've had this issue twice today and is troubling me a bit. As the title already summaries; without notice, the keyboard and trackpad seem to get unresponsive. The system is actually still running ...
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How do I type the Escape key on an iPad keyboard?

I just got a Zagg keyboard and it is great for typing long sections of text on the iPad. But a big drawback is that it does not have an Escape ⎋ key. All the top row keys are mapped to iPad-specific ...
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How do I create a menu shortcut which involves the delete key?

In Addressbook I want to create a keyboard shortcut for the Menu entry Delete Group using the key combination option-command-delete. So I went to System Preferences --> Keyboard --> Keyboard ...
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Keyboard Not Working in Bootcamp

I just installed Bootcamp and Windows 7 on my MacBook Pro (13 inch, 2010), and booted into the OS. The keyboard and mouse worked fine, but because there were no drivers, things like multitouch and the ...
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Keyboard Shortcut to Fill Right in Numbers?

In Numbers, is there an equivalent keyboard shortcut to Excel's "Fill Right" Ctrl + R and "Fill Down" Ctrl + D?
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Auto change keyboard layout based on application focus

I basically use US keyboard for programming and Spanish for everything else, and I´m always switching keyboard layout when I change from browser to VIM or console. In Linux (gnome), keyboard layout ...
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Using caps lock key instead of right click (contextual menu)

I'd like to remap Caps Lock to right click - for the cases where I can focus on objects with cursor keys, or tab. For instance after selecting files in Finder I'd like to hit Caps Lock and get the ...
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Stopping iOS backspace deleting whole words or lines?

Background Even though I have owned every iPhone from the 3G onwards I have NEVER mastered the backspace key. If you hold it to delete a few words it almost ALWAYS catches me out and starts deleting ...
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How to remove caps lock delay on Apple MacBook Pro aluminum keyboard

Apple's MacBook Pro has a slight delay on the caps lock key. That is, the caps lock key has to be held down slightly longer than normal to register the key press required to engage the caps ...
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Replacing shortcuts that use the eject key on MacBook Air lacking such a physical key?

I'm getting used to working on a MacBook Air this week and find myself wondering if I can systematically change the default system shortcuts to use the power button as a direct substitution for the ...
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Assign monospaced font family to selected text with keyboard shortcut in mac os x

I write a lot of technical emails, and like to use a monospaced font for the code bits. Highlight text, hit apple-T, choose my font from the list of favorites, then close the font window. Is there a ...
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System-wide Keyboard Shortcut for Moving to Sidebar/Next Column

I've been on a bit of a Keyboard-only kick lately, enabled chiefly due to the Chrome Keyboard Shortcut Extension, and I've begun bumping into a few difficult situations in everyday Desktop App use. ...
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Preview line and half-page scrolling

While two-finger scrolling in Preview is nice, it is not very comfortable when slowly reading very long PDFs. What I've figured out to this point is that I can use space and ⇧+space to move forward ...
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Keyboard shortcuts for “Straighten” in iPhoto?

If you've used iPhoto for photo retouching, you probably know the Straighten functionality. My question is, are there any keyboard shortcuts for rotating the photo, or is mouse & the slider ...
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New email message with a global keyboard shortcut

I got, for the first time in my life, a Mac this Christmas and I was wondering if it is possible to create system-wide keyboard shortcut. No matter what app I is using, is there a way to configure a ...
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Is there a Safari shortcut that always works to reopen last-closed tab?

Note: this is not a duplicate of How can I get Safari to reopen my last closed tab? I am familiar with the shortcut ⌘+Z working when the tab was just closed. However, I often do something else that I ...
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How to open or toggle Keyboard Viewer by a keyboard shortcut?

I changed the shortcut to Command ⌘ + X to change the language of the keyboard. However I would like to display the Keyboard Viewer using a shortcut as well. Is there a way to display the Keyboard ...
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How can I use “Capslock” in iOS?

On rare occasion I'll want to type a whole word in capital letters, but I can't get the iOS keyboard to "stick" it's shift down. In Android I can hold the Shift key and it'll stay in Shift until I ...
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Keyboard Shortcut For Entering Screen Saver

How can I enter Screen Saver without wating few minutes? Is there an application I could run, keyboard shortcut maybe? I'm using rMBP running ML. EDIT: All I found was using Hot Corner as explained ...
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Disable Command-M to minimize window

On my keyboard layout, the M key is right next to the W key. This can be problematic at times because occasionally I will accidentally press Command-M instead of Command-W, causing the window to be ...
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iPad virtual keyboard text entry: Way to type multiple capital letters without having to press SHIFT before each letter?

Let's say I'm typing a word in ALL-CAPS on the iPad. Currently, the only way I know of how to do this is to press SHIFT before each of the letters. Is there an alternative, like a sticky shift or ...
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How can I change the shortcut keys for my MacBook Pro so it doesn't conflict with my remote Windows shortcuts?

From my MacBook Pro, I use a Java program that allows me to remotely connect to my Windows computer. I use Outlook on this Windows computer where normally I use shortcut keys like ControlF2 or ...
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Add Compose key to OS X

I want to change one of my keys on my keyboard to a Compose key so I can easily type common accents or characters, e.g.: Compose+e+' -> é. Is there a setting I can change or a program I can install ...
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How to turn off the iOS-style character picker menu

When I hold a key in Lion, I get this iOS-style character picker instead of a repeated character, as in previous versions of the OS: I really dislike this (I rarely use those symbols as I only ...
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How to enter in the apple symbol not in a web browser?

How can I enter in the enter in the Apple symbol () in an application such as text edit? IIRC, Safari automatically converts this symbol when it sees the text &apple;. Update: Does it exist in ...
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What is the keyboard combination for the ⌘ symbol?

There are many handy shortcuts for exotic characters in Mac such as Option + 7 for ¶ and Option + G for ©. Is there one to yield the command key ('⌘') sign?
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How can I rename a song in iTunes with a keyboard shortcut?

I can hit the up and down arrows to navigate a playlist in iTunes 10.5 but hitting F2 doesn't allow me to rename a song. I have to grab the mouse and do a finicky click, wait, click to highlight the ...
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I need a delete button

I also have an azerty keyboard, but am used to the qwerty and I want to know how I can modify the keyboard to have a "delete" function. Deleting using the backspace is laborious and I miss being able ...
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Where does Command-Shift-3 or Command-Shift-4 (for taking screen captures) originate from?

I know that on Mac OS X, you can take a screen capture of the entire screen with Command+Shift+3 and you can take a screen capture of just a selection (or a window) with Command+Shift+4. Is there a ...
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Getting the space key to act like the return key

I come from a Windows background and I have gotten into the habit of hitting the Space key every time there's a popup on my screen that I want to close. But on the Mac, it doesn't do anything, but ...
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Switching between applications in OS X

It is very easy to switch applications in OS X using ⌘-tab. But what if an application is hidden? Let me describe some problems I am facing and what I want to accomplish. ⌘-tab switches between all ...
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Displaying minimised windows

When I minimize safari, finder or Firefox windows, they move down to the dock. When I use Command + Tab , to move back to them, the minimized windows don't appear, just the top menu bar is changed. I ...
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Where is the F13 button on my MacBook Pro?

I was looking through the System Preferences for Mission Control in OS X Lion (10.7). One of the options had F13 in it but I couldn't find it anywhere. Where is it?
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Mac startup key sequences

What are the Mac hardwares various startup key sequences? On the older Macs, Shift used to be start without extensions, Ctrl-Apple-O-F would boot to OpenFirmware, (but didn't the Intel Macs switch ...
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How to make ⌘⌫ delete a line of text in Messages?

The shortcut ⌘+⌫ normally deletes a line of text in a text field. But in the new Messages app in Mountain Lion, this is the shortcut for "Close Conversation…" (or, if you choose "Save history when ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to fully hide all windows, showing only desktop?

Is there a keyboard shortcut to fully hide all windows, showing only desktop? (I know that the trackpad gesture four-fingers-up will sweep them all out of the way, i think it's an expose function. I ...
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How to disable visual display of modifier keys?

Somehow I have gotten my Mac Mini into a state where every time I press a modifier key - shift, option, command or control - it shows an image of the symbol of the modifier key around the upper right ...
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Are there third-party mechanical keyboards that strictly have the Apple layout?

Are there third-party keyboards that have the Apple layout? I found this question but it is not my one. I mean, "STRICTLY", Mac layout. The sizes of keys, the paddings between keys, no Num Lock, ...
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How do I change which characters OS X considers ‘a word’, for ⌥-arrow-key skipping?

When I type ⌥→, I'd like my cursor to stop at periods, and perhaps other characters. Does anybody know of a defaults configuration, or System Preferences setting, that changes which characters are ...
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How can I add reminders via the command line?

Once in a while it may be useful to add some reminders to Reminders.app from the command line — especially because they are synced to iCloud. Is there any way to do so? A solution that does not rely ...
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Any productivity tip for using OS X with only one arm, like Windows its sticky key?

Google mostly returns Apple's accessibility API and other programming resources. But I'd want to know, for example, what is Mac OS X version 10.7.4 equivalent of 'sticky key' in Windows. Any other ...
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How to define Lion’s key variations in a `.keylayout` file?

In Lion you can hold down a key to show its variations. However, when using my custom keyboard layout in .keylayout format, this functionality is disabled. I assume Lion’s default keyboard layouts ...
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What are the downsides of getting a foreign keyboard layout on a MacBook Pro?

A 13-inch MacBook Pro costs £999 in the UK, compared to $1,199 (about £760) in the US. For this reason (I guess), brand new US models cost about £850 on UK eBay. The obvious downside is the keyboard ...
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Is there a hard keyboard case for the iPad keyboard?

Is there a hard case for the Apple wireless keyboard for the iPad? The case is to make the keyboard safe to transport, like in a backpack or something.
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OS X: disable CMD-H or “Hide App” command?

I never (intentionally) hide an app with ⌘H, which could be rebound for each app (e.g. Finder), but this is obviously the wrong approach. So, (how) can you disable ⌘H for application-hiding in one ...