A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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Unknown MacBook Air error •desperate for help•

OSX Mavericks, MacAir11 My built-in keyboard suddenly does not work anymore. Even when I did not turn on caps lock it stills capitalize all letters for me. I relogged but does not work. After ...
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Can't change startup disk iMac

Here is my situation: I've only the mouse paired with my iMac because I rent the keyboard to a friend. Unfortunately the startup disk is set to a fallacious Windows partition that don't want to boot. ...
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Is there any way of mapping ⌘c to ^c

I use Screen Sharing on my Mac to access VNC servers on Linux machines. This works OK, but I have been using a Mac for years, and ⌘+C and ⌘+V have become muscle memory. I spend as much time undoing ...
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Wireless keyboard/mouse problem with iMac during start-up

I have an iMac 21.5" (late November 2010, OS X 10.6.8 with latest updates). I bought a wireless keyboard and mouse at same time. When I started up with ⇧ shift or ⌥ alt/option key down, the computer ...
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Automatically change input source

I have two languages I am actively using. English is my default, but in some applications such as Skype I use Russian. Every time I am switching from Skype to Safari I have manually switch back from ...
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Outlook 2011: Keyboard shortcut to assign categories?

In Outlook 2011, is there some way to assign keyboard shortcuts to specific categories, so I can categorize messages without having to use the mouse to select the drop-down from the Categories menu in ...
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Setting Global Volume / Track Keyboard Shortcut with Non-Apple Keyboard

Where is the option to set the global keyboard shortcuts for volume controls. I have a non-apple keyboard and by default none of the F keys work as media controls.
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At symbol is in the wrong place on an Apple keyboard on Windows 7

We have an Apple keyboard connected to Windows 7 on a Sony laptop. The email at "@" symbol is located on the 2 key, however when the alt key and 2 key are pressed simultaneously we don't get the "@" ...
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iPad Mini always disconnects Bluetooth wireless keyboard

Following my this question I finally decided to get a wireless Bluetooth keyboard for my iPad Mini. I bought some cheap (around 40 USD) Chinese crap, but designed specifically for iPad Mini -- i.e. an ...
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How to remap “change keyboard layout key” from `ctrl` + `shift` to `cmd` + `space` in Windows7 (Bootcamp)?

How to remap"change keyboard layout key"? from: ctrl + shift to: cmd + space In Windows7 (bootcamp) note: I'd tried SharpKeys program but it didn't work for a combination key.
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connecting keyboard + mouse + monitor to mbp

Are there alternatives to the docking station sold by henge? I am looking for something that make it easier to connect my external (non apple) monitor, keyboard, mouse, and speakers to my mbp.
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Is it possible to force a apple wireless keyboard to disconnect, from the keyboard?

I have a single keyboard that is paired to multiple iOS devices. Once it's actively connected to one of them, it seems the only way to get it to be willing to connect with another is to turn off ...
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Is there a way to get BetterTouchTool to exactly emulate Option key Press or hold on mouse buttons?

I need my mouse button (side ones) to be used as a option key, so just as i would be using option on my keyboard. in combination with other keys. for example Option+T Thank you
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Increase increment size of keyboard backlight

I usually have my keyboard backlight either: all the way up, at the lowest setting or off. It is (slightly) annoying to have to hold down F5/F6 keys, when I never use the middle values. Is there a ...
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Can I configure Swype to use two different languages for keyboard layout and spell checking?

With my built-in iPhone keyboard that is easily possible, but I can't seem to find the setting on Swype.
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Malay Keyboard-delete key and return key not working correctly after upgrading to Yosemite

After I upgraded to Yosemite, my Macally keyboard return key and delete keys no longer work. All other keys work, except for these two
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Can home and end keys be mapped when using Terminal?

The home and end keys on a MacBook Pro can be emulated with fn + left arrow or fn + right arrow. Or when certain settings are changed, with the Command (Apple) key instead of fn. None of these ...
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Restore functionality of Escape key in Finder (Mavericks)

It's always been possible to remove focus from all selected files in Finder by pressing the ⎋ Escape key. It would appear that this is no longer possible in OS X Mavericks. I navigate the Finder ...
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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 can I make Apple's keyboard shortcuts work in Chrome?

Mavericks has a TextExpander-like feature that lets me create text shortcuts for long phrases. (When I type "ttys," for example, it replaces it with "talk to you soon.") The feature works beautifully ...
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Is it possible to completely disable the keyboard backlight on a MacBook Pro?

I have a new MacBook Pro 13-inch (mid 2012). I have never liked the backlit keyboard. I am completely a touch-typist and I never look down at the keys. I just find the light going on and off to be ...
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Custom Application Keyboard shortcut for Safari not always working

I uninstalled Flash a little while back, and installed Chrome as a back-up for when I hit something in Safari and want to see the Flash. I have the "Show Develop in Menu Bar" preference set, and ...
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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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How to skip system hotkeys when using terminal emacs?

I like to run GNU emacs in a Terminal window under Mac OS X 10.6.4. Unfortunately, whenever I hit a hot key for emacs I often "trip" on an OS X system hot key. For instance, when I hit ⌃ + space in ...
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How to evoke Preview's title bar saving dialogue by shortcut?

Preview shows the currently opened document’s name in its title bar. When hovering over this name, a arrow appears at the right. After a click, there is a dialogue where you can chance the file name, ...
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Using Applescript to fool key logger with keystrokes?

So I don't know much about how Mac processes keystrokes, but if I wrote a simple AppleScript that opened a TextEdit document and started typing a huge block of text, would this effectively mask my ...
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Mac mini Apple bluetooth keyboard DELETE key can't do 'backward delete'

I have mac mini and I bought an original apple bluetooth keyboard from ebay. The problem is that the DELETE key always do 'DELETE' action and not 'Backspace', even if I use the function key with it. ...
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On OS X Lion 10.7.4 in Terminal.app I cannot type `C-M-@` or `C-M-%`, why?

On my MacBook Pro running OS X Lion 10.7.4, there seems to be a keyboard issue. I first noticed this problem when I tried to use the default keybinding to execute mark-sexp and query-replace-regexp in ...
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How do I simulate the Insert key in Windows on a MacBook Pro?

Note: This question is how to send an Insert keypress to Microsoft Windows running directly on Apple hardware (not through a VM). This is not about how to use Insert in OS X or through OS X to ...
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Page Up/Down on Adobe reader on mac

When a new document is opened, the Left/Right arrows work properly for Page Up / Page Down. However after having browsed in the document, it frequently occurs that Left/Right arrows only move single ...
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Why does Apple do things differently? [closed]

There is a lot of work done in IT to standadize technology. Why does Apple try to do it differently then, obviously working against standardization? Example: Ctrl-Key / Cmd-Key
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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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How do I do a diagonal-arrow keyboard shortcut?

Occasionally, you see a keyboard shortcut for something in an app's menus that shows a diagonal-pointing arrow (one that points 45, 135, 225, or 315 degrees) rather than your standard up, right, down, ...
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“Use F1, F2 as standard function keys” no longer there: how can I control my volume through keyboard?

Apparently this option is now gone in the keyboard settings on OSX Lion, or maybe it does not appear because I am using a Dell keyboard Now, I am not particularly concerned about it. If I press ...
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Is there a way to access the menubar icons using the keyboard?

I know how to use the menu items using only the keyboard. Is there anyway I can access the icons in the top right as well?
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OS X 10.6.8 Function Keys (brightness, playback control) no longer working

I have a 27" iMac (2009) running the OS X 10.6.8 and using the Apple Wireless Keyboard. Since around March or early April, I noticed that the function keys (F1-F9) have stopped working. I think it ...
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Using keyboard text shortcuts in word

I created some text "shortcuts" (well..not very short) in Keyboard. For example, when I type \alpha I get α, and if I type \sigma I get σ. While this works in almost everything on my computer, it ...
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How to have character accent menu _and_ key repeat

So it seems you have an either/or choice for the character accent menu or normal press-and-hold for key repeat behaviour. Surely it's possible to have press and hold bring up the Character Picker ...
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Weird characters appear when pressing command-A,C,V

I'm not using Mac keyboard however it did work properly before. I changed the Command key to my Ctrl-key. Until today, using this Ctrl key yield extremely odd characters. When pressing Ctrl-A yields ...
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Autocomplete for Mac OS X

What applications autocomplete input in any text field on Mac OS X? There're various text expanders, including the built-in one, but they require entering text manually (codes to expand snippets), ...
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Turning Off Keyboard's lights while in Bootcamp's Windows 8

When I start Win8 (installed with bootcamp) the keyboard lights are always on. How do I disable this? Is there a possible way to never ever let them turn on again? (Besides opening the hardware and ...
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How to type telnet escape character in OS X terminal

Escape character is '^]'. How does one type that? On Finnish/Swedish keyboard Alt-9 is ], but Ctrl-Alt-9 gives just 9. (For non-scandinavians, [] and {} are Alt-8/9 and Shift-Alt-8/9 respectively ...
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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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Command+C (copy) with the left command key does not work

I'm facing a strange problem. When I type ⌘+C with the left command key, it does not work anymore. The left command key is working for ⌘+V or ⌘+X or any others so it's not a hardware problem. The C ...
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Built-In Trackpad and Keyboard Unresponsive after Sleep or Restart

I have a MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2008) that's currently running 10.7.3. I've been finding that it will intermittently freeze and then I have to shut down and restart the computer, but sometimes ...
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Web Inspector quickly inspect element

How do I quickly inspect an element using Safari's Web Inspector, preferably by keyboard shortcut? Expected functionality In Chrome, command+shift+c enables the function and the mouse then selects ...
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Duplicate a Safari tab along with associated browsing history (OS X)

Is there a way to duplicate a Safari (Safari 7 for OS X) tab and carry its browsing history to the duplicate? Like, when I do Cmd-L, Cmd-Enter the copy has no history, as if I just pressed Cmd-T and ...
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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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Is there any keyboard shortcut to Force Quit all applications?

Is there any apple Keyboard Shortcut to force quitting all of my applications? I really need this sometimes because i have a old MacBook Air and it freezes if I put more than 14 applications. I just ...
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Bind a series of keystrokes to a hotkey

I want to take a sequence of keypresses (including modifiers) and define a single keyboard shortcut to execute the sequence. Can I do that? I use OneNote for Mac. Notebook navigation by keyboard ...