A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered

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How to set to open folder with enter in finder?

I want to set to open a folder in finder with Enter. I know it's possible to open a folder with ⌘ Command + ↓ Down Arrow but I don't like it and I never use it because it's easier to use the ...
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Sending control+left command with external footswitch, delcom, only picking up control

This is a kind of specific question but I have a delcom usb programmable footswitch PN 803620-5m This is the updated model http://www.delcomproducts.com/productdetails.asp?PartNumber=703600-5M I ...
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Wireless keyboard shows connected and paired but cannot use any keys

My Bluetooth mouse, speaker and printer are connected, paired and work properly but both wireless keyboards show connected and paired and no keys work. Also MacBook keys are frozen. Have tried ...
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How can I easily indent a block in any textarea on OS X?

Are there shortcut keys or another quick way to indent a text block at once in a normal text area on OS X? So that I can easily turn: [I want this to indent. For formatting. It's several lines.] ...
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'Show Desktop' Mission Control/Expose Not Functioning

I have recently upgraded to OS X Lion. I have mapped the keys via Mission Control preFpane as follows: F9 is 'Mission Control', F10 is 'Show Desktop'. F11 is 'Application Windows' F9 and F11 works as ...
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Can't disable “Press the Option key five times to turn Mouse Keys on and off”

Apple lets users who occasionally want the use of Mouse Keys to enable/disable it by pressing Option (⌥) five times. I use Maya, so I'm constantly using the Option key to manipulate the camera, and ...
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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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Mavericks update broke keyboard shortcut for switching Spaces

I've upgraded to Mavericks from Mountain Lion. I've used the keyboard shortcut "Control" + "number" to switch between Spaces. The upgrade broke this. I've checked System Preferences and all the ...
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Changing keyboard input language on Mac OSX

How do I change (switch) the input language in Mac OSX (English->Russian->Hebrew). In Windows it is done by pressing alt-shift. What is the equivalent in OSX ?
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Display keyboard below textfield in Swift [on hold]

I am brand new to using a Mac and I have no knowledge whatsoever of Objective-C or Swift. I just know that Swift is a lot simpler than any of Xcode previous coding languages. I am trying to get the ...
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Map CapsLock to Escape in OS X 10.10 Yosemite [on hold]

In Mavericks I used Seil to map CapsLock to Escape. In Yosemite, this no longer works. Is there an alternative to Seil for mapping keys, even if it is more of a manual or low-level scripting process? ...
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How can I type the “<” symbol via remote desktop with a Nordic keyboard?

I have a Nordic/Norwegian keyboard. I'm sitting on an iMac with Mountain Lion and are remoting to a Windows 7 computer with Remote Desktop Connection. I can't find the < or > shortcut (pressing ...
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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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Need to re-pair keyboard with Apple TV everytime

I have the latest Apple TV paired with Apple wireless keyboard. I can pair it in the first time, although not very smoothly. After that, I need to re-pair my keyboard with Apple TV every time. Any ...
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Why is the text-to-speech hotkey not working?

For some reason, my text to speech isn't working. I don't know why it stopped working. It works when I manually click it, but when using the default hotkey alt+esc, it doesn't do anything. I have no ...
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Mac mini won´t boot up

I have a Mac mini that fell from a desk, my kid was playing aroung and it hit the floor, I picked it up and it stared up but when the Apple logo comes up the little cricle appears and thats it, it ...
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Open terminal using a keyboard shortcut

I am using Alfred and hence I don't have any use for the Cmd+Space keyboard shortcut. I want to invoke terminal using that shortcut. Just like in Ubuntu, when you press Ctrl+Alt+T, is there a way to ...
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How to completely Disable Cmd + [Num] in Safari?

I want to disable the the ⌘ [Number] shortcuts in Safari to prevent losing content when I accidentally click it. I’ve followed the method in this answer. I’ve changed the shortcut for Apple to ⌥ ⇧ ⌘ ...
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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 Function Keys as Keyboard Shortcut

I have a Macbook Pro 13" with Retina Display running OS X Mavericks 10.9.4 I use Code Editors like PHPStorm which Require me to use the Function Keys as Keyboard Shortcuts like Command+F6. But F6 ...
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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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How do you type ~ on the iPhone's keyboard?

The iPhone keyboard has support for typing characters like ¿ by selecting a similar character on the keyboard and holding the key for a short time. However, there doesn't seem to be a way to type a ~ ...
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My keyboard shortcut System Preference panel doesn't allow me to create application shortcuts

My computer is a MAcbook pro and I am running Macosx 10.8.4 I just realized that the shortcuts don't work anymore in an application where I really need them. When I went to re-create them in the ...
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Open custom file with keyboard shortcut

On my Mac, I have some applications that were recently made in Java that I will be using quite alot. I want to know, is there a way that I can bind a shortcut on the keyboard to open the file? For ...
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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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Advanced emacs keybindings everywhere on a mac

In particular want to close down a window on chrome using the same keystrokes as killing a buffer on emacs, i.e. C-x k. In general I was wondering if anyone had made a plugin / app / xml file that ...
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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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Keyboard shortcut for restoring applications from the Mac OS X Dock?

Is there a keyboard shortcut to restore a minimised application window from the Dock? Almost all Apple Mac OSX applications respond to the Apple + M command which minimises the current application ...
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How do I simulate the Insert key in Windows on a MacBook Pro?

Somehow in my code editor and command line I keep toggling the Insert key, but I'm not sure how. I can toggle it by clicking on OVR/INS in the status bar, but what is the key combo that I'm magically ...
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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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Simulate Page Right and Page Left

is there any way to simulate a "Page Left/Right" functionality? With ⌃ Ctrl+↑ or ⌃ Ctrl+↓ (or fn+↑ or fn+↓ or any of the other various ways) I can scroll most Mac windows up or down "a page". However ...
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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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Does the 13-inch mid-2013 Macbook Air have a noisier keyboard than previous models?

I just got a Apple-refurbished mid-2013 13-inch Macbook Air. It's great -- except that the keyboard is noticeably noisier than my previous model from mid-2011. Specifically, they make more of a ...
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Can arrow keys be added to an iPhone keyboard?

Is there a way to add arrow keys to an iPhone keyboard under iOS 6?
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OS X esc key stops working (randomly)

I have a 2011 MacBook Air with OS X Mountain Lion (I've upgraded from Lion). And ever since upgrading my escape key randomly stops working. And it's not that the keyboard on the laptop would be ...
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Ctrl + Alt + Delete: Mac Equivalent?

Ctrl + Alt + Delete on Windows provides a variety of functions, the main one of interest being the Task Manager. Is there an equivalent keyboard shortcut & indeed Task Manager for carrying out ...
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List of emoji substitutions for Messages in Mac OS X

I use the Messages application a lot on my Mac Book Pro. It is lovely! Since most of my friends uses iMessage I could send messages directly to them on their phones. I use emojis a lot. I know some ...
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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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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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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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Why are my top-row keyboard buttons not working on Mac Lion?

A kid tampered with System Preferences on my Mac Air running Lion, and now, none of the top-row keyboard buttons work. For instance, altering screen brightness, toggling the dashboard, and altering ...
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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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AppleScript - Auto Press Keys

Using the AppleScript editor, I want pressing the "6" key in Google Chrome to also press the keys "1", "2", "3", "4", and "5". What's the easiest way to do this? I expect that there are some similar ...
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Globally move mouse pointer and click using VIM keystrokes?

I'd like to be able to hit a hot key, and enter a mouse movement mode where I can move the mouse pointer around the screen using VIM keystrokes - regardless of the app I'm in (ie globally for all ...
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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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Resetting PRAM without a(n) (Apple) keyboard?

A while back I had an issue with my (2013) iMac not recognizing the keyboard after it was unplugged and re-plugged in. I had to actually power down the iMac and power it back up before it would ...
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Overtype mode in command prompt

As a linux/windblows user, I am used to switching temporarily to Overtype Mode when using the command prompt. As a new user to the mac world, I do not know how to change text input mode from normal ...
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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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Keyboard not responding after plugging in USB device

I have MacBook Pro Retina and this issue happens to me very often as I am android developer. Sometime after I plug my Android phone to the USB, my macs keyboard stops responding and only way is to ...