A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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Use Fn Keys, but keep Playback Keys

I'm a programmer, so it'd be useful for me to have access to F1, F2, etc. while working on my laptop (a 2013 Macbook Air). That said, I'm not really willing to give up the music or volume control ...
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How to find out where a specific key combo is connected to?

The problem is the following: I have two different Macs with Yosemite 10.10.2. In an application I have to insert a specific key combo in order to pass my license information to register the app. This ...
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Bind a CTRL key to custom button

One of my programs require CTRL key to used very frequently. But it is not very comfortable in my case and I would like to change it to 0 button on the right side of my keyboard. I've been ...
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Internal keyboard + touchpad stopped working, on Macbook air 'early 2014', Yosemite 10.10.2

my internal keyboard and touchpad - stopped working a few days ago. When it first happened - I made the macbook sleep-wake-up several times - and it came back to normal. External keyboard+touchpad - ...
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Fix 'Home' and 'End' keys on non-Cocoa applications

Found that it's a common problem that the 'Home' and 'End' keys don't function as-expected on MacOS. Found this fix, posted on LifeHacker: ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to bring up Finder?

Is there a default keyboard shortcut to start a new Finder window? If not, is there a way to assign one? I tried System preferences/App Shortcuts/Shortcuts and created a new item Finder, and assigned ...
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13" Retina MacBook Pro completely freezes

Every once in a while, my 13" retina MacBook Pro completely freezes while I'm in the middle of working on something. And I do mean completely: it won't respond to any keyboard input, I can't even move ...
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Keys and mouse randomly stop working briefly

Since a couple of days, I experience the weird issue that OS X 10.10.3 does not react to keyboard or mouse inputs, except multitouch gestures like 4-finger swipes. The unresponsiveness will persist ...
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How can I prevent my machine from automatically downloading deleted system files?

I spilled coffee on my keyboard and most keys are now constantly pressed so the machine is not usable so I disabled the built-in keyboard in order to use an external keyboard but I am having some ...
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What is the meaning of the command, function, option.alt and control keys?

I'm wondering if there is any meaning to the combination of button presses I make to use keyboard shortcuts. I'm hoping to speed up the learning process of learning keyboard shortcuts in this way. I ...
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Why are some shortcuts modified with the Shift key while others are modified with the Option key?

I have used Windows for all of my life. In Windows, shortcuts are (almost) always initiated with the Control key. Modifications to those shortcuts are then done with the ⇧ key. So, for example, you ...
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Bluetooth keyboard stopped working after upgrading to Yosemite

I've upgraded to OS X Yosemite and now my wireless bluetooth keyboard is not connecting anymore. I have a bluetooth Belkin 10 keyboard.
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How can I repair a broken key of a new MacBook Pro 15'' Retina 2015?

I have bought a new macbook pro 15" retina in March 2015, but with less than 1 month of usage, I feel that my enter key is very loose and probably (or almost) broken. Maybe it's not broken and the ...
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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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Changing invisible keyboard shortcuts

An application (Skim) seems to have hijacked a shortcut which I normally use to change browser tabs (Command-Shift-] and Command-Shift-[). Not only this, but now that I have uninstalled skim, the ...
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Safari address bar complete URL with keyboard shortcut

Does Safari in OS X have a keyboard shortcut to complete a URL in the same fashion that Chrome does? I'd like to be able to type in an incomplete address like askdifferent, press a key combo, and ...
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Suddently Apple Wired Keyboard not working

suddently my wired Apple Keyboard isn't working anymore. My MacBook don't recognize the external keyboard, the keyboard is only two weeks old ... What can i do? It is broken or only a software-side ...
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Disable system-wide ctrl-click as right-click in Mavericks

Disabling ctrl+click as right+click is useful because: Many web app rely on ctrl+click (typically for multiple selection). There is little use for this combo (mice have 2+ buttons and trackpad ...
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Apple USB Keyboard not working on 27" iMac (Intel Core i7)

I have two similar iMacs (27" - i7 - os10.8.4 ) and use Apple's extended USB keyboards on both of them. After a power outage neither keyboard will work on one iMac (A) although both keyboards work ...
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Is there a shortcut to change tabs on safari?

Is there a keyboard shortcut to switch tabs on Safari?
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In iTerm, how can I change alt+delete to ignore slashes?

I set up my iTerm to work a lot like OSX does in other text fields, eg cmd+delete = delete line backward, alt+left arrow = move cursor back one word and alt+delete = delete word backward, but the way ...
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How to change pop up speed of “Press and Hold” [duplicate]

When pressing and holding a keyboard button, i.e. an a, a character pops up. I recall that I was somehow able to change how long I need to hold a key until the Picker pops up on Yosemite. I ...
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How can I have more than 16 keyboard shortcuts for Spaces (i.e., Mission Control)

Okay, so I have: One external display connected to my Mac Twenty Spaces (i.e., Mission Control), with ten Spaces on each display My keyboard shortcuts are [Ctrl + X] for the left-hand display, and ...
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How do I lock the screen using a keyboard shortcut on OS X Mountain Lion with a Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000?

Title says it all: how do I lock the screen using a keyboard shortcut on OS X Mountain Lion with a Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000?
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swap mapping of left and right shift keys

I have an odd, highly specific problem when using my third-party USB keyboard with my MacBook Pro: option + left-shift + right-arrow (which as Mac programmers will know means "highlight the word to ...
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Where is the '^]' character on an AZERTY (French) keyboard?

Same question as this one on superuser: where is telnet's escape character, ^] located on an AZERTY (French) keyboard?
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How to type blank character with Mac keyboard?

One can type blank character (no visible output but not Space) with Alt+255 on the numpad. I want to know how to type blank text in Mac.
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Volume Keys not working with HDMI audio on mac OSX Lion?

I have a mac mini 2011 with OSX Lion. And I have connected my monitor (with integrated speakers) through hdmi port. The sound is working fine, but the volume keys on the keyboard don't work. When I ...
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Apple Wireless Keyboard not connecting automatically on wake

Recently I'm using my MacBook Air mostly in clamshell mode, with an  Wireless Keyboard and an  Magic Trackpad paired. Sometimes, weeks pass by without even opening the lid: connecting it at the ...
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Lock Screen Keyboard

I just upgraded to iOS 8.0.2. Now there is a permanent keyboard on the lower half of my screen in locked mode and on home screen. The keyboard will pop up every time I receive a text message and it ...
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Keyboard shortcut for prev/next sheet in Numbers 3

Is there a keyboard shortcut for moving to the next or previous sheet in Numbers 3? I have a dream I found those shortcuts, but can't seem to figure out what they were...
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Disable command-enter keyboard shortcut in iTerm2

Currently cmd-enter in iTerm2 toggles fullscreen mode. Is there a way to disable this keyboard shortcut?
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Is there a way to start the Terminal with a keyboard short cut?

Sort of like the Windows+R command in the windows world? That actually just lets you run a command but you get the idea.
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How to disable Mavericks' emoji shortcut

The shortcut control-command-space in Mavericks opens a panel with Emojis. I'd like to use it for another application (Divvy), but it complains that it is already used by a system-wide keyboard ...
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Custom keyboard layout: Command+V doesn't paste in Safari and Mail

I have created a custom keyboard layout (.keylayout file) and remapped (amongst other keys) the X, C and V keys. However, I want to keep Cmd+X/C/V like on the QWERTY, because it's practical and I am ...
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How to change keyboard type if that option is no longer visible in Yosemite?

I am using an EU keyboard layout and the button below the ESC key is "double quotes" on OSX 10.10.3 Suddenly that key is automatically changed to the < >| key I checked keyboard layout and it ...
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How can I reassign the copy/paste keyboard shortcuts?

I've been using mac for years, but prefer to do software development on windows. I'm really used to is using the folowing shortcuts on windows very much: <CTRL> + INSERT: Copy <SHIFT> + ...
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Keyboard shortcut for switching windows not working in Yosemite

While on OS X 10.9 it works nice to switch windows of all apps (not produced by apple) I am using in my work like Google Chrome, SublimeText, iTerm from keyboard using: cmd ⌘ + ` On OS X 10.10 it ...
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Why am I experiencing random bluetooth disconnects?

I have an iPad Air 2 64GB now running iOS 8.3. I've experienced problems where when using Keynote on my iPhone 5S to remote control a keynote presentation on my iPad, the connection will be dropped at ...
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Pair bluetooth keyboard when not logged in

I have a brand new Bluetooth keyboard (replacing an old one I spilt coffee on) and I would like to pair it with my iMac. Trouble is, I can't log in to the iMac because the keyboard is not paired. ...
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Connecting wireless keyboard to non Apple monitor

I have just purchased a MacBook Air. I have a non Apple monitor that I wish to use. I have connected the Air and the monitor correctly. My Apple keyboard ( had a previous owner) will not work with the ...
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Is it possible to use 2 different keyboards without having to switch the layout manually?

I have multiple keyboard attached to one of my macs. One is more of the gamer type the other is the usual bluetooth keyboard. One is French (Windows AZERTY) the other one is US (Mac QWERTY). Is it ...
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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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How to turn off emojis entirely on iOS?

A lot of emojis replace characters that I already use, usually imported from a symbol keyboard; but it doesn't mesh well with monospaced, small, or formatted text; for example, I like to flavor my ...
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Assigning keyboard shortcut to iOS User Agent in Safari's develop menu

I am trying to assign a keyboard shortcut to the Develop > User Agent > Safari iOS 8.1 - iPhone menu item of Safari web browser. But in the System Preferences > Keyboard > App Shortcuts, ...
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Is it possible to rotate in Preview without advancing to the next page?

I have a slight annoyance with rotating pages 180 degrees in Preview. The next page is selected automatically after rotating either left or right (90 degrees). This behavior adds a step. Is there a ...
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iPad Air - How to type exclamation point from the exclamation/comma key

This has been bugging me for a while. While I see the exclamation point in the exclamation/comma key, there is no way to make that key type the exclamation point. What I am able to do with the key is ...
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MacBook booting with wrong keyboard layout

I've got a 15-inch MacBook Pro with the latest OS X. Every time I reboot, it resets the keyboard layout to American English even though I set it to Swiss German. This means that I always need to go to ...
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Key Needs to be Pressed Repeatedly to Start Working

When I leave my computer alone for around five minutes, to get the "w" key to function I need to spam press it, after which it starts functioning correctly. Holding down the key for ~10 seconds also ...
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shortcut alt+cmd+m is blocked

I use IntelliJ IDEA and the shortcut I am using to "extract a method" seems to be blocked by another application. The shortcut itself is mapped by IntelliJ IDEA. OS X: 10.10.2, MacBook Pro with ...