A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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No Response to iMac keyboard or trackpad (wired or usb)

Problem: mid2011 iMac Mavericks was operating perfectly. Logged off, powered down. Next morning, powered up; system boots normally to login screen. No response to keyboard or trackpad...trackpad ...
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Keyboard maestro: Defining “if app active” macros [duplicate]

In Keyboard Maestro, is there any way to define a macro that is triggered when two conditions are true? A certain application is active (i.e. on focus) A hot key is activated (i.e. I press a key) ...
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How to connect bluetooth magic mouse and keyboard on thunderbolt display, if they don't show up?

I used a thunderbolt cable to connect my Macbook and iMac. Pressed cmd+f2 on my iMac and the displays works perfectly. But I cannot use my bluetooth mouse and keyboard to control the Macbook.It ...
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Swipe between pages button equivalent

I currently have an external, non-mac, mouse attached to my MacBook Pro. It has extra buttons that you can assign macros to, for instance I assigned the 'move left/right a space' to two of the ...
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Where does Apple's predictive keyboard get it's “contextual” content from? [on hold]

So I was playing around with the iOS 8 GM seed, when I notice that when I type "new" anywhere, the predictive keyboard suggests "NewTerm". I recall using this word in a tweet, so I brushed it off. But ...
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CMD + arrow goes to beginning of line , conflicts with Sublime

I am trying to use cmd+left/right to do "focus to group" in Sublime, but my cursor goes to the beginning/end of line instead. Note that I'm using a PC keyboard.. and I've remapped the modifiers ...
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How can I quickly type special characters on an iPhone/iPad using a bluetooth keyboard?

I have an iPhone with a Bluetooth Logitech keyboard that also works with iPads. The solution works great for me in meetings etc. because it is a lightweight solution. The problem I face (and I am ...
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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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How to connect Wireless Keyboard when new hdd on imac 27

I have an iMac 27 emc 2390, i just had a hdd failure, so i bought a new hdd, plug it in and then start my imac with the instal dvd in. The point is that my keyboard isn't recognize so i can't boot on ...
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extend the press and hold app to other keys

Thanks to this question: Customize accents when holding down a key I know understand how to customise the press and hold app a bit to letters. But I'm wondering, could I do the same trick for other ...
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Internal keyboard and trackpad stop working after plugging in USB device

I got a new MacBook Pro with OS X Mavericks. When connecting my phone via USB, the internal keyboard and the trackpad immediately stop working -- not always but in most cases. The bluetooth mouse and ...
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Sending Control+Alt+ <char> to terminal in iTerm2

When I press Control + Command + i I would like iTerm2 to send the shortcut as C-M-i (i.e. ctrl+alt+i) to my terminal. I have How can I do that? I have tried with the following with no luck: ...
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Word for Mac: how to increase/decrease font size with (laptop) keyboard?

Again, title says it all. On a normal Mac keyboard, shortcuts for font increase/decrease are: SHIFT CMD < - decrease SHIFT CMD > - increase However, on a laptop keyboard the latter doesn't work. ...
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How do I move to the beginning of text in a line, not to the beginning of line?

I just switched from Windows and I'm giving Xcode a try. It's really nice, but I have an annoyance when coding - I want to be able to quickly move to the beginning of text in a line of text. However, ...
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Caps lock remap release delay

I'm trying to remap the caps lock key of a wireless aluminum Apple keyboard and am having a delay on release (not activation). That is to say, if I hold down the caps lock key after remapping, it will ...
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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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Modifier key settings not sticking

I just purchased a MacBook Air with OSX v10.8.4. When I edit the modifier keys (I want to change Caps Lock to Ctrl), it works for a while, but then reverts back to defaults some time later. I'm making ...
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After update language of keyboard wrong and cannot be reset

I updated from OS 10.6.* to OS X 10.9.4. Since then the keys on my keyboard follow the setting for "German keyboard". The setting for the keyboard says it is US, and switching back and forth between ...
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Is there a way to move a window without the mouse?

Since installing Mavericks whenever I open a new window in XQuartz (say gvim) it positions the newly created window at the top left of my monitor. Because every monitor now has a menu bar, the menu ...
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Shortcut for selecting the first song result from search in iTunes

Often times I find myself searching for a song in my library and as expected iTunes filters my results. I wanted to know is there a quick way for me to be a to jump right to that first result instead ...
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How can I get an expired AA battery out of a wireless keyboard?

I've just had an Apple Wireless Keyboard returned to me. The thing is, it appears the batteries have expires and gone all...crusty. I can take the end off and pull the first battery out, but the ...
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Software recommendation for FAST entry of equations

I'm looking for a package that does for algebra what word processing software did for writing: When I learned to type, my writing improved greatly because my fingers were closer to keeping up with my ...
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Use F12 to open Developer Tools on Chrome

I have already configured so that F keys act as "standard function keys" (just regular F1-F12). How can I configure F12 to open the Developer Tools on Chrome?
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How do I take a screenshot on my Mac?

What's the easiest way to take a screenshot of my Mac? I've used Grab.app, but it's a bit annoying just to get a quick screenshot. Is there a faster way?
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Customize accents when holding down a key

I just noticed that if I hold down a key in mac when typing, that I get some custom bar that let's me choose between accents. I'm a mathematician, and I like writing unicode math symbols directly ...
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Mac Keyboard Issues when connecting remotely to work

When I use my mac to connect to work through Microsoft Remote Desktop when I try to type symbols such the @ symbol " comes up instead? To get it to type the @ symbol I have to type " and vice versa? I ...
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Changing the Key Modifiers (CMD<->CTRL) affects VM

I changed my CMD to behave like CTRL and CTRL to behave like a CMD, but this affects also my VirtualBox VM; so I do CTRL+C for Copy in Mac, but I gotta do CMD+C to copy in Ubuntu... That's pretty ...
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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 a setting to allow multiple keys to repeat simultaneously?

Action: I press and hold 'a' and 'h' simultaneously in Terminal. Desired Output: "ahahahahahahahahahahah". Actual Output: "ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh". When I use KeyboardViewer it correctly detects that ...
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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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How to use control key with remote access app using an iPad and bluetooth keyboard?

I use Apple Bluetooth keyboard with iPad. It works well, but the control key doesn't work with remote access program such as iSSH, Remoter VNC, LogMeIn and Remoter VNC. In order to use control key ...
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Press and hold for accents does not work everytime

I am a German User, but i am using a US Keyboard and the US Extended Keyboard Layout. Sometimes I need to use German Umlauts, and I usually rely on the "press and hold for accented characters" feature ...
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Decimal comma in Spanish keyboard layout

I have a Spanish layout keyboard (in Snow Leopard). Whenever I use the dot, or comma, in the numeric keyboad (right of the 0) it always shows a comma, but I'd prefer if it entered a dot, just like PCs ...
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How can I input ctrl+` (grave accent)?

Normally when typing `, I have to hold shift down and press ´, and a "dead" version of the grave accent appears. I then have to press space to get the "living" version of the grave accent. You can ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to move a window from one monitor to another?

Is there a free app that I can use to move a window from one monitor to the other monitor (assuming only two monitors) via the keyboard? I shouldn't have to use the mouse at all (e.g., for selecting ...
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Microsoft Sculpt Keyboard on OS X

I just bought a Microsoft Sculpt Keyboard. It is supposed to be one of the most ergonomic yet relatively inexpensive keyboard available. It came out late out in 2013. Microsoft doesn't seem to ...
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Possible to move the cursor word-by-word with Cmd+left/right instead of Alt+left/right?

I would like to use Cmd+←/→ instead of Alt+←/→ to move the cursor word by word in Mac OSX (A Cocoa thing I guess). Is it possible to change that? And by the same token, I would ...
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How can I disable Safe Boot or the Shift Key?

After a spill on the keyboard of my unibody MBP 17", the ⇧ key reports as always on. Under Windows (BootCamp) and Linux (LiveDVD) I can easily get around the problem by using an external ...
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What are your favorite Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts?

What are your favorite keyboard shortcuts on Mac OS X?
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How do I make ⌘← and ⌘→ work for home/end combo for Terminal?

Why does fn-⇧-→ (or others) do a home/end in Terminal but a ⌘-→ works everywhere else? So just to be clear the question is how to make Terminal take Command + ← and → for home and end?
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How to add Tamil language to the international keyboard?

I recently purchased an iPhone 4S in India. It has international keyboard for Hindi language. But is there any way to add Tamil language to the list?
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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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Gmail-like keyboard shortcuts in Mail.app (keys without modifiers)

How can I create keyboard shortcuts in Mail.app that do not require modifiers? For example, I'd like j/k to scroll the message pane. Maybe n/p to navigate between messages. Maybe N/P to navigate ...
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Sync keyboard shortcuts for ipad with iCloud

I have some useful text expander shortcuts on my MacBook Pro and I would like to get them synced with the shortcuts on my ipad. That way I don't have to maintain the same shortcut list in 2 places. ...
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Useless Eject key on Apple Wireless Keyboard

I have an Apple Wireless Keyboard that has an eject key on the top right. It is useless because my Retina Macbook Pro does not have a CD-rom. My Macbook is running OS X Mavericks and I expected ...
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Applescript to type text, followed by a modifier key combo?

I want to use TextExpander to activate when I type the specific text "attached", and have the AppleScript type out the word "attached" (since TextExpander will remove it), and then invoke the ...
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Apple wired Keyboard UP key issue

I have a wired apple keyboard along with a Macbook Pro and the issue with the keyboard is that the UP key do not work properly. I uploaded a video on youtube to demonstrate the issue. ...
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Can't assign keyboard shortcut to service

In OSX 10.8.2, I created a service using Automator and saved it in ~/Library/Services. The service receives selected messages in Mail.app. It shows up in the list of services when I click on the ...
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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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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?