OS X :: Keyboard Shortcuts And Broken Keys

Mar 2, 2009

Someone spilled something on my delete key and it was pretty sticky so I decided to take it out and clean it. After a few minutes of picking the key to get it out, it relinquished itself and I wiped it off. I then put it back on and now it simply doesn't work when I press it. Am I going to have to go to the professionals to fix it? I later did the same to my Volume Up key to see how I may have screwed up the delete key and it inevitably messed up as well. For a short time my trackpad wouldn't tap when I tapped it so I had to go into the system preferences and turn off the function of the trackpad ignoring accidental taps on the keyboard or something for it to work, so my delete key must currently be pushed down but not functioning correctly (I don't know). Then I somehow crewed up my keyboard shortcuts and now some functions work while others do nothing. On word I can use the shortcuts to save and underline, but can't use them to bold and undo. I use the latter more than the former and I don't have a clue as to why this has happened.

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OS X :: Broken Keyboard Keys - Diagonal Keys Stopped Working?

Feb 12, 2010

I'm using the thin aluminum USB external keyboard and suddenly my 8ik, diagonal of keys stopped working (now I'm using my laptop keyboard). Anyone know if this is typically a sign of a broken keyboard, or a user issue?

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OS X :: Changing Keyboard Shortcuts (Fn Keys)

May 22, 2010

I have one of the new Macbook Pros. The F4 key has a little picture of the dashboard on it, hit that key and the dashboard pops up. I don't use dashboard enough to have it warrant its own key. So I don't want that, I want what I had on my iBook - I hit one of the function keys and Expose shows me the open windows for the application I'm in. I think fine, I'll just repurpose the F4 key. So into keyboard>keyboard shortcuts in system preferences, double click the Expose shortcut for Application Windows and make it F4.

The Dashboard still pops up for F4. Go into the keyboard tab and check the box that reads: "use all F1 F2 etc keys as standard function keys" and tada, the F4 key now does what I want. But obviously the volume keys etc now don't. So I thought I'd just go into keyboard shortcuts and set all the shortcuts to match the pictures on the keys. But I can't find most of them. I've got to be missing a trick - I know if I uncheck that function keys box again I can make expose pop up by holding fn and F4 but I don't want that, I just want F4 to bring up expose instead of the dashboard while the rest of the function keys do what Apple designed them to.

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MacBook Pro :: Broken Keyboard - Keys No Longer Work

Feb 23, 2010

I have a mid-2007 Macbook Pro (A1226). I accidentally spilt soup on it, and now the "z, x, c" keys no longer work. The apple store said I need a keyboard replacement. However, do you think that if I take apart the keyboard and clean it with rubbing alcohol, it will fix it? Or if not rubbing alcohol, what kind of solution could I use?

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OS X :: Finding Mac Shortcuts Keys?

Sep 13, 2009

I am still a little new to OS X. I have had a couple older macs to get me transitioned over and now I am using one full time. But there are a few shortcuts that I love for windows and I would like to know if the equivalent is available on my mac.

1. When I highlight something on my vista machine in a browser and click search in Google it opens in a new tab. Is this possible on my mac. I have not tried Firefox on it and that is what I use in windows, but does it work there or is there a way to get it to open in a new tab in safari?

2. When I click a link on my windows machine in my e-mail it opens in a new tab and not another window. Can i make this happen on my mac in Safari?

3. Last one. On my windows machine I hit control enter after typing the address in the address bar and it throws in the www. and the .com/.net Is there a replacement shortcut in OS X?

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OS X :: Function Keys To Work As Shortcuts

Dec 1, 2009

Using Mac Book Pro & Adobe Flash. I can't get the F6, F7, F5 etc buttons to work as short cuts they just do volume control etc.

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OS X Yosemite :: Shortcuts And Combination Keys Across Multiple Keyboards Mac

Dec 10, 2014

Possible to have shortcuts recognized if when entered using two input sources? Eg. a wireless keyboard + separate numpad (LMP) both connected via bluetooth. 

Eg. cmb+num1 

How can i get this to work?

Macbook Pro Build 10J567, Mac OS X (10.6.6), 2.66 GHz Intel Core i7

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OS X :: Making German Umlauts With U.S. Keyboard (keyboard Shortcuts)?

Dec 19, 2010

I'm a bit of a noob when it comes to this, but does anyone have experience with creating keyboard shortcuts? I would like to edit my o , u , and a keys to create ??d 䠨alt + u = ? + o = ?tc...) Is this possible? It's a bit annoying switching between the different keyboards when I would like to make an umlaut.

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MacBook Pro :: Where To Buy Keys To Replace Keyboard With Japanese Keys

Apr 22, 2012

Where can I buy keys to replace my keyboard with Japanese keys?

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Applications :: Pad Keys Remap To And Keyboard Keys ?

Apr 18, 2009

Is there any app that will allow me to remap keys from my pad to keyboard keys ? For an example if i'll press a button on my pad - the text editor will type in a letter ?

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PowerPC :: Any Possibility To Replace Broken Keys

May 11, 2008

I have a Powerbook G4 that has a broken shift and enter key. The other shift and enter both work fine, so I haven't lost any functionality, but I'd like to fix it anyway. They are the only two keys that do not work. Would buying a new keyboard fix this problem? If not, what do I need to do?

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OS X :: Broken Option Keys And Stuck In Boot Camp?

May 22, 2010

Recently I was unfortunate enough to witness the spilling of gin and tonic on my precious macbook pro. Luckily, having had spillage issues before, I reduced the damage and now have merely a few keys not working (including both option keys) and some dodgey letters.

After turning off my mac it restarted automatically in boot camp mode and with both option keys broken I can't get back into OS :/ What's more, my boot camp has no sound and the internet doesn't work so it's pretty much turned into an iphone charger.

I was wondering if anybody knew what I could do to rescue my files and what I should do about the broken key situation?

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OS X :: Snow Leopard - Option To Change Modifier Keys Broken

Aug 30, 2009

I just installed Snow Leopard and the Modifier Key option no longer works. i.e. I can't switch the CTRL and COMMAND keys. The option dialog still pops up, but the keys don't actually switch. Does anyone else have this problem? Is there a work around or a preference file I can change manually?

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OS X :: Eye TV Keyboard Shortcuts

Mar 24, 2008

I have given up with the Apple remote on eyetv as I cant get the grip of turning the menu on and off, I keep turning front row on.

I have the small apple wireless keyboard and would rather use this for all my eyetv tasks but dont want to have to use the mouse to operate the remote controller on screen.

In an ideal world I would like to reassign the following keys

F6 - Eye TV menu
F7 - Fast Rewind
F8 - Play/Pause
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OS X :: Keyboard Shortcuts For 10 - 16 Spaces

Oct 27, 2007

However, I found a problem. I have 16 spaces. But the keyboard shortcuts only allow me to jump to Spaces 1 - 9 with (Ctrl or ^ - (Space No.)) For example, if I were to jump to Space 8 from any space I would press ^ - 8. However, how do I use the shortcut for 10 - 16? I tried pressing ^ - 10. But it simply brings me back to Space 1 as it recognizes the first digit only.

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OS X :: How To Remove Keyboard Shortcuts

Feb 10, 2009

I know in Keyboard Prefs you can add keyboard shortcuts. But can you REMOVE standard keyboard shortcuts? Specifically, I want to get rid of cmd+m (minimize) and cmd+p (print).

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OS X :: Keyboard Shortcuts Navigation

Mar 23, 2009

I am learning the keyboard and navigation. I have been heavily keyboard-oriented and prefer a keyboard shortcut when they are available. I have looked around for some but am unable to find them. It seems that some things just require the mouse.

An example would be navigating the mailboxes in Mail. Seems there is no keystroke to move up and down to select a mailbox, nor to "expand all" in the mailboxes pane. Instead each flippy triangle has to be clicked, which is quite tedious during my mail conversion process.

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OS X :: Keyboard Shortcuts For Videos?

Sep 3, 2009

I'm using Snow Leopard on an iMac 2.66 GHz Core 2 Duo. Anyway, what I'm trying to do is go into Keyboard Shortcuts under System Prefs. and put in an 'All Applications" shortcut for the play/pause command. Is there any way to do this? It says put in the exact name of the command, and when I put in either Play, Pause, or Play/Pause, it did nothing in iTunes. Surely there's a way? I'd really like to be able to do this, as I'm considering switching to an old keyboard soon that doesn't have the play/pause button.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Mac Keyboard Shortcuts?

Apr 9, 2012

When I press control+shift+space it plays/pauses my files from my iTunes.  I want to change this because it's interferring with another shortcut.  How do I change it?  I already tried looking for solutions online but I can't find anything. 

Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X Mavericks :: Keyboard Shortcuts For Mac 10.9.4

Sep 8, 2014

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Software :: Keyboard Shortcuts For Cubase?

Feb 17, 2009

Im pretty new to Cubase but i have mastered all of the features. The only problem im having is that i cant remember the keyboard shortcuts and when im mixing its so much easier to use these!

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OS X :: Using Keyboard Shortcuts To Move Between Spaces

Nov 9, 2010

I am trying to figure out how to use keyboard shortcuts to move from one Space to another. Online, it says it's ctrl + arrows. But when I do that, either nothing happens, or something related to the particular window I am focusing on happens (if I'm in safari, ctrl + up will take me to the top of the page it is currently displaying).

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OS X :: Setting Up Spaces Keyboard Shortcuts

Jun 11, 2008

I switched over to Mac last week (new Macbook with Leopard) and set up the Spaces keyboard shortcuts (control and arrow keys or number keys to switch between spaces), and they worked fine, but now for some reason they don't: when I do control-1, I go back to the 1st space, but it doesn't work for any of my other 3 spaces. Control-left arrow will get me from space 2 to space 1, but the rest of the control-arrow keys don't work. I'm in Firefox 3 now, and Control-2 brings me to the search window that I opened before I started this thread, while control-3 and control-4 just make my mouse disappear until I move it again. What happened to my Spaces shortcuts?

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OS X :: Keyboard Shortcuts Reverting On Restart

Aug 15, 2008

Every time I go into Keyboard and Mouse in System Preferences, the Keyboard Shortcuts window always warns me that two actions (Input Source ones and Spotlight ones) have the same shortcuts, so I change one of them and quit, but I just get the alert sound and nothing happens. Also, every time I restart, the shortcuts are immediately reverted, so that the two actions have the same shortcut again. I finally solved it by simply installing some updates with Software Update, the most recent ones being Migration and DVD/CD Sharing Update, QuickTime, and Security Updates 2008-005 and -007.

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Mac Pro :: Keyboard Shortcuts Resetted / Disabled

Sep 11, 2008

I've had my mac pro for 2y now. I still have this problem where my keyboard shortcuts for expose, spaces etc., is resetted/disabled if I turn my mac pro into Sleep mode. It does not happen every time and I've only had this on this particular computer. I have a G15 gaming keyboard, though I don't think it matters.

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OS X :: Keyboard Shortcuts For Special Characters?

May 11, 2009

How do I find out what the keyboard shortcut is for a specific character in the 'special characters' window? (10.5.6)

(I know what they keyboard character is for the "�" key, but how do I find out for other ones from this panel?)

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OS X :: Keyboard Shortcuts For Different Functions At Startup

Aug 8, 2009

Is the following possible, and if so which keys do I need to press at start up?

1) Install SSD drive into mac
2) Put the original HDD in my external USB drive dock
3) Boot from the original HDD which is in the USB dock
4) Go to disk utilities and format the SSD
5) Clone the HDD to SSD (carboncopycloner)
6) Reboot and d/c the HDD, leaving SSD in mac

I don't know if its possible to boot from the HDD if its in a USB dock. If it fails, I will hold C to boot from install DVD.

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OS X :: Lost Keyboard Shortcuts Guide For Mac

Nov 13, 2009

When I bought my first Mac (macbook) a couple of years ago, I read on this or on another forum about a link where I could print a nice, compact, fold-up, page of keyboard shortcuts. It printed out into 8 small sections on 1 page and was designed to be folded up very compactly and portable. Does anyone remember where I might have got this? I've lost one and the other got wet. I've tried googling with no luck.

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OS X :: Creating Keyboard Shortcuts To Folders?

Jan 24, 2010

Example: Command + Shift + A => App Folder

Question: Is it possible to create a keyboard shortcut to a specific folder you created WITHOUT using a script or script app to do so?

I have searched google and a few forum things, but nothing directly related to shortcuts to folders!

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IMac :: How To Use Boot Up Keyboard Shortcuts

Aug 22, 2010

How do I make this work with a wireless keyboard? Apparently, if it is possible, I don't know how. I had to use a wired keyboard to get it boot to CD and I wanted to enable 64-bit, but holding those buttons down on the included wireless bluetooth keyboard do not work. Is there a way to make it work or should I just use a wired keyboard?

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