A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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How to add a line break in a cell in Excel for Mac

What key combination do I have to press to create a line break in a cell in Excel for Mac 2011? The Windows combination of Alt+Enter does not work on the Mac.
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Bind each keyboard layout to keys combination

There is a nice possibility to bind each keyboard layout to separate keys combination and switch between them. So you can assign, for instance, shortcut Alt-Shift-0 to "Select English", Alt-Shift-1 ...
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OS X 10.9: Deleting Keyboard Input Sources

This is really similar to: How to remove or disable a default keyboard layout? However, I am new here and have no ability to comment or make remarks towards this to voice further problems. In OS X ...
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Use media keys on Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 for Spotify

Recently I installed the Microsoft Intellitype drivers for OSX so that I could use my keyboard more naturally (e.g., media keys, etc.). However, this seems to have broken some functionality. Prior ...
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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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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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What is the keyboard shortcut for “Open With” in Finder?

How can I open a file with an application, other than the default, using a keyboard shortcut? I don’t want to change the default application for the filetype. E.g. sometimes I want to open a .html ...
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Keyboard/Mouse Not Responsive During Bootcamp Windows 8 Install

I'm trying to install a copy of Windows 8 via Bootcamp on my late-2013 13" Retina Macbook Pro. Everything goes fine up until it asks me to pick a home screen color and name my computer. The built-in ...
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Modifier Keys Across USB

Does anyone know of a way to get modifier keys to work across USB devices in OSX? I have a USB footswitch that sends a left control key. It sends the signal as expected but does not register ...
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Set keyboard shortcut as double tap of modifier key on Mac? [duplicate]

I was wondering if i could set a keyboard shortcut on Mac as a double tap of a modifier key. For example, the default shortcut of start dictation command is a double tap of the Fn (Function) key. Can ...
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How can I tell exactly what keys are being pressed on the Mac?

At the moment I'm trying to remote control my machine and command and ctrl do not seem to be working properly. Is there some type of 'keyboard sniffer' functionality so I can see exactly what is and ...
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Can't bind cmd+\ to “Move focus to next window”, but I can bind it to other actions… why?

I just reinstalled OSX 10.8, and I've encountered an incredibly odd behaviour: binding cmd+\ to "Move focus to next window" doesn't work (if I hit it, I get the "pop" error sound). However, binding it ...
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How do I open the context menu from a Mac keyboard?

In Windows, one can hit Shift+F10 to access the "Context Menu." But a similar keyboard action doesn't seem possible on Mac. One potential application... When I make a spelling error in a document, ...
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Having trouble with a SMC reset

I'm having trouble with my built in iSight and I'm trying to reset the SMC. My MBP has a non-removable SMC, so the instructions ask me to press CMD-SHIFT-ALT-POWER at the same time, release it at the ...
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Is it possible to set a keyboard layout per app?

I use Dvorak for my day-to-day work, however I find that Microsoft's Remote Desktop application doesn't play very nicely with this: if I connect to an existing session it will use whatever keymap was ...
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How to switch Karabiner profile via shortcut?

Is there a way to change the Karabiner profile (formerly KeyRemap4MacBook) using a shortcut?
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A better way to remove keyboard grease from a MacBook Air's normal keyboard?

The grease stain on a black keyboard looks awful. What are the recommended steps to remove the grease? I have found some posts online suggesting pure alcohol as a solvent. (one such CNET forum) Is ...
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How to prevent Option+Command+Space from opening “Searching This Mac”?

The following keyboard shortcut will always bring up a window that says Searching "This Mac": Option+Command+Space I would like to use this shortcut for another purpose. Is there any way to disable ...
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Setting up key bindings of Corsair Vengeance K70 to work with OS X

I recently purchased a Corsair Vengeance K70 and am trying to get set the ctrl windows alt keys to match the ones on a mac keyboard, control option(alt) command. Currently the windows key acts like ...
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Caps lock and bloq num LEDs don't work

I had to replace the keyboard from my Macbook C2D (A1181). The new keyboard works well, and I have tested every key and they are OK; but the "Caps lock" and "Bloq num" LEDs don't light on. I have ...
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Editing system keyboard layout

I wonder how to edit the following two files, so that I can change the system keyboard layout. It seems they are binary resource files, but I'm not sure. /System/Library/Keyboard\ ...
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Switch Between Apps With Alt-Tab / Command-Tab on iPad using Bluetooth Keyboard

I have an iPad 2 (with iOS 5) and an Apple bluetooth keyboard. I could be much more productive if I could do Alt-Tab (I think this is Command-Tab) app switching using my keyboard. Is there any way to ...
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What do I type to produce the command symbol (⌘) in Mac OS X?

What combination of keys do I press to produce the command symbol (⌘) on Mac OS X? (I copied the above symbol from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Command_key.)
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How to disable the built-in MacBook keyboard?

Is it possible to completely disable the built-in keyboard on a MacBook? No input should be possible from that keyboard when I connect an external keyboard. This is sort of possible with the trackpad ...
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How to remap finder folder navigation shortcuts?

I don't like the default finder navigation shortcuts command-up, command-down because you need to press 2 buttons instead of 1. On windows, delete leads to previous folder ("back") and enter enters ...
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Keyboard shortcut to focus on the list of notes in the Notes application

In OS X, when you're focused on the list of notes in the Notes app pressing tab moves the focus to the selected note. Is there a shortcut to focus back on the list? I tried shift-tab, escape and a ...
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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 set Fn and left Control keys as shortcuts to change between tabs in Safari

I don't like native shortcuts for "Show Next Tab" and "Show Previous Tab" in Safari, I thought that Fn would be great for previous tab and Left Control for next tab because I don't use that keys in ...
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Macbook Pro Keyboard Functions Stopped Working on Bootcamp

I have a MacBook Pro 15" with Mountain Lion 10.8. I've had the laptop for about 8 months now and I installed Bootcamp probably around a week after I got it. Everything worked perfectly, which was ...
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All input methods except for US English gone upon login

Once in a while(a week or two, or perhaps several days, it's not fixed), whenever I boot my Mac and log in to OS X (seemingly normally), I'll find all my input methods gone except for US English(Even ...
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Keyboard shortcut to select Application “quit unexpectedly” dialog

When encountering an application "quit unexpectedly" dialog box in OS X, sometimes the focus on that dialog box is lost. With only a keyboard, how does one restore focus back to that window? cmd+tab ...
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Mac thinks mouse is a keyboard

whenever I plug in my usb wireless mouse, my macbook air and mac pro both think that the mouse is a keyboard and won't register the mouse's movements at all. Is there a way to fix this? The mouse is ...
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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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Indian Rupee Symbol

On OS X, Shift-Option-2 prints the Euro symbol €. Is there a shortcut to print the Indian Rupee Symbol ₹?
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Deep sleep keyboard shortcut

I have been a windows user for a long time now and I have been used to pressing just one key in my keyboard to hibernate the machine every night. I recently bought a mac mini and I press Shift + ...
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Shortcut to accept top spelling suggestion of the last word

Say I'm typing into a document and I make a typo. I've got to the end of the misspelled word and it has a red line of dots under it. I right click and choose the top suggestion (which is nearly always ...
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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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“Home” and “End” HotKeys in Vim INSERT Mode with MacBook Pro

I am pretty new to Vim and to Mac, I have a MacBook Pro with Retina Display running OS X 10.8.3, which does NOT have native Home, End, PageUp and PageDown keys. I know the Fn + arrow keys can work in ...
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How do I hit Scroll Lock on my keyboard in Windows?

Somehow, I appear to have Scroll Lock on, which 99% of the time is irrelevant, with the 1% of the time being in Microsoft Excel. As the keyboard on my MBP (Model 9,2) doesn't acknowledge the ...
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With the “small” Mac keyboard, how to simulate a HOME, END, and PageUp, PageDown key?

My desk is a little too narrow for the long type of Apple keyboard -- the one that has the keypad and the Home ↖, End ↘, Page Up ⇞, Page Down ⇟ keys... (it will take up the space for the mouse). So ...
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What is the Mac keyboard key with a symbol ⌅ of an up arrow pointing into a horizontal line?

On a Mac, symbols are often used for keys rather than names. In Adobe Indesign for Mac, the keyboard shortcuts for inserting various break characters are described using what looks like an up arrow / ...
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What could cause Command-Tab task switching to get “stuck”?

When I Command-Tab to task switch (in both Mavericks and Yosemite), occasionally (maybe 60% of the time) the task switcher will behave as if the Tab button was held down. That is, the task-switcher ...
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Why does the enter/return key rename a file/folder, instead of opening it? [closed]

Is there some sort of known logic behind Apple's choice to make the enter key rename a file/folder, rather than open it as is standard on Windows and Linux? For those of you coming here for the ...
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How do I type the euro value sign € on a Mac?

I've tried bashing on my keyboard with the ⌥ alt/option key pressed with the ⇧ shift key pressed but I do not seem to be able to find how I can get the euro value sign. ⇧ shift+4 gives the dollar ...
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Display hidden files hot key on Mavericks gone?

On prior versions of OS X, it was possible to display hidden files in a Finder dialog box (Open, Save, etc.) using Command-Shift-Period. In Mavericks, that feature isn't working for me. Is there ...
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My MBP keeps freezing

my mac had a keyboard problem and i had to change it. well i realised later that the "w" key behaves like its held so every time i have to deactivate it after turning the mac on with the virtual ...
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Shift+CapsLock to toggle caps lock functionality

I used Seil to change my caps lock button to forward delete. This disables any kind of capslock functionality. I am looking to have shift + Caps lock toggle the original caps lock functionality. I ...
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Keyboard shortcut to navigate to a connected device in the Device tab in iTunes

I have my iPod connected to my desktop and tend to play music from the device when traveling. I know that to navigate through the Library tabs you use CMD + 1, CMD + 2, CMD + 3. Is there a similar ...
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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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How to implement shortcut commands to the “Share > Email” under contextual menu?

How to implement shortcut commands to the "Share > Email" under contextual menu in Mountain Lion?