OS X :: Massive Virtual Keyboard Found In Snow Leopard - How To Fix It

Sep 1, 2009


"More from the irresponsible speculation department.. but IMHO more logically reasoned in this instance: Leander Kahney over at Cult of Mac just found a ridiculously huge virtual keyboard in Snow Leopard.

Located in System Preferences, it serves the same function as it did under Leopard, but is much larger. There's no reason I can think of why one would need a huge virtual keyboard just to show them what happens when you press the option key.

I find this fairly persuasive evidence of hooks being set in the OS for a touchscreen Mac, though I am aware of my bias, being on record as an iTablet fanboi. So take this, as every piece of speculation, with a grain of salt."

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OS X :: Snow Leopard - Massive Anti-climax And Proof Apple Are Faultering?

Aug 30, 2009

I'm not writing this to simply stir-up the fan boys, I'm saying it because SL is the final straw for me - I've had enough!I did a clean erase and install of Leopard, took some notes then installed SL. my boot time went UP from 25.5 secs to 34 secs and im not sure that I gained any disk space (I know it's now calculating it differently).

As a casual user I can't see any improvements in speed or useability, Mail still takes ages to shut down and iphoto has already crashed twice. Add this to the fact that this year I've also bought a MBP with a glossy screen that I didn't want (but had no choice) and after not upgrading to the iPhone 3G so I could wait for the 'next big thing' they bring out the 3GS (yawn) meaning I'll have essentially the same phone for at least 4 yrs. And the iPods due out - what's their big new feature? A camera. Wow. Where is Apple's innovative flair? I'm so, so disappointed in everything Apple over the last year - I don't hold much hope for the tablet.

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Sync Folder To And From Virtual Machine

Mar 29, 2012

i have a folder i would like to sync between my windows 7 virtual machine desktop and my mac desktop. i am imagining that what i add to one and/or delete from one would be added to or deleted from the other. same for organizing the files and folders. 

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OS X Server V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Setup A Gateway On A Mac Mini Using Virtual Port?

Mar 15, 2012

I would like to setup a gateway on a mac mini. The requirement for many gateways is to have two network ports. However a mac mini has one physical network port. How can i setup a virtual network port to work setup the gateway server?

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OS X :: Using Terminal - Bash / Command Not Found For Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Apr 1, 2010

I'm using Mac OS X Snow Leopard.

whenever I try almost any command at Terminal, I come across an annoying message like:

-bash: unzip: command not found

this is a sample for i tried unzip, but it happens for so many other command as well

so what is that? do I need to install anything to make terminal work with these commands?

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Hardware :: Printer Not Found After Snow Leopard Install?

Aug 30, 2009

I have a Konica Minolta Bizhub C350 (photocopier/printer). It connects via network to my airport express. All five of my Macs found it using Bonjour under Leopard.

I installed Snow Leopard on all five Macs, and now, none of them have the printer in their list of available printers. This is an older printer, however far too expensive to replace.

Any idea of how to get Snow Leopard to discover it again? I noticed that when I click on the printer preferences, and attempt to add it again, there isn't even a Bonjour option.

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Spotlight Can't Find TextEdit, Other Apps Found Ok

Apr 3, 2012

I have a very odd problem. Spotlight can't find TextEdit anymore, even if I type the name of the app fully in the field. The app is right where it should be in the Applications folder. It hasn't been excluded from search and I have done a reindex of Spotlight but the problem persists. Other apps come up exactly right.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Windows On Mac :: Trying To Open Or Install An Existing Virtual Machine In Snow Leopard Using VMWare Fusion?

Sep 16, 2009

Anyone else having this issue while trying to open or install an existing Virtual Machine in Snow Leopard using VMWare Fusion?

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Cannot Inherit Backups As Sudo Tmutil Not Found In Terminal

Feb 11, 2012

I get a "sudo: tmutil: command not found" message on terminal when I am trying to inherit backups as per the fantastic instructions on the website by pondini. What does it mean and how can I correct it? 

My old backups on time machine are not highlighted on time machine so cannot restore them. This is either because I have restored the OS or repaired the external HD used for backups.

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Firefox 11.0 'Server Not Found' Even For Apple Communities Page?

Apr 21, 2012

Just read in the SFGate that there has been a monstrous hack on computers that the FBI have circumvented and recently jailed the perps but the FBI coverage will cease in July.Is FF diverting the mal links? (if so "Hurrah for Fire Fox!" )
iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 2T 3.33GHz Intel2 4G-Ram

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Intel Mac :: Wireless Keyboard 'no Keyboard Found'

Jun 5, 2012

Bluetooth says my keyboard is paired, configured, and connected (and it works).Keyboard under System Preferences says "no keyboard found" and it continues to search for the keyboard.  I have rebooted and also deleted and added the keyboard. Should I be concerned? Does the iMac need service ?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7)

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Applications :: Finding Virtual Keyboard Software?

May 4, 2009

I use my laptop on a stand and when typing (only small tasks, i.e. a bit of facebook) I find it a normal to reach up and uncomfortably hit the keys. Is there software that would allow me to type say, with my mouse by hitting on screen letters/numbers. I googled for this but couldn't find anything. Does such software exist?

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OS X :: Virtual Keyboard Pops Up Whenever Mounting A DMG- How To Turn Off

Feb 21, 2010

Recently when mounting a protected DMG the virtual keyboard (don't know a better way to describe it) has been popping up on my screen. I can't find any settings in system prefs that could be causing this to happen, but it's becoming really annoying.

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Intel Mac :: Use Virtual Keyboard Shift Lock?

Apr 13, 2012

I mac os leopard . i like to use the virtual keyboard.How to type _ @ $ & ( ) etc.. wich reqires the shift key to be pressed or activate the shift lock?I do not seem to find a way to doit.

Info:iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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Mac Mini :: USB Keyboard Not Found?

Jun 17, 2012

Nothing like this posted before. Problem: USB Keyboard no longer working. Shortly after powering on I am presented with the Bluetooth Set Assistant and "Bluetooth Keyboard Setup" as my directive, even though there are no bluetooth keyboards in the house. 

OS X V 10.6.8 I've tried many things: Power off, wait 10, 20, 30 seconds, power on.

Remove all USB connections then power off and on.Move USB connection from Hub to Mini. 

Nothing working. Checked in System Profiler, USB Hub is listed along with the USB/Bluetooth Mouse, but nothing about USB Keyboard 

It is the standard Apple Keynboard with no functionality at the moment. Does anyone have any ideas before I get a new keyboard? New Mini?  

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X :: Microsoft Keyboard And Snow Leopard

Oct 2, 2009

My G5 recently died, and I upgraded to a MacPro 2 x 2.26 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon, and my keyboard is not working correctly. It seems that the Microsoft Intellipoint software does not work right. I don't really care about most of the bells and whistles, but I really need to remap my crt and alt keys to their mac equivalents, and add an eject key. Without those this keyboard is useless, and I need it, as I get bad carpal tunnel syndrome. Is there alternate software than microsofts that will work? I am willing to buy it, just need to know my best options.

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Can't Use Keyboard On MacBook Pro

May 8, 2012

I can not use my key board on MacBook pro. I think I pressed someting and now the keyboard is typin @&)(?;:.'n,. Sort of symbols.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.7)

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Applications :: Virtual Keyboard, Voice Typing, Access

Feb 11, 2010

I have a friend that has a handicap daughter, and she has bluetooth on her wheel chair. She is able to pair the wheelchair with her moms MacBook. We need some help with a couple of things.

1) Is there a virtual onscreen keyboard like on windows that she can use on snow leopard?

2) Is there a built in voice program that can recognize her speech vs mousing to type everything.

3) If not can you recommend some software to accomplish this.

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MacBook Pro :: Create A Virtual Keyboard Shortcut In Dock?

Feb 25, 2012

So I started using my MacBook Pro as a device I connect to my TV. I have an HDMI adapter, and, after setting up the display and sound, it is awesome! I even purchased a Trackpad so I can sit on my couch and navigate. The cost of the adapter and Trackpad are more than paid for with my canceling of cable. 

Anyway, my question is about the virtual keyboard in OS X. It doesn't happen often, but I sometimes have to type in a user name or password for sites. I know how to go through "System Preferences", "Universal Access", and then "Keyboard Preferences" to turn it on, but is there a faster way? 

What I really want to know is if I can create a shortcut in my dock for the virtual keyboard? 

If not, does anyone know of any third party, virtual keyboard applications that would work this way? 

MacBook Pro (13-inch Early 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X :: Installing Win Keyboard On A Mac Snow Leopard - How To Install

Dec 31, 2010

ok, so this is my problem. i have Windows, PC based computer, but, i installed Mac OS X 10.6 snow leopard [don't hate, i just could, lol] and i have a little problem cause it can't 'read' my keyboard. how to install a keyboard?

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OS X :: Handy Keyboard Shortcut In Mac Snow Leopard

Jul 22, 2010

Can somebody here show me a few handy keyboard shortcut for working in mac snow leopard. keyboard shortcut such:

- closing dialog and window
- minimize window
- minimise all window and return to dock.

I've checked mac OS x help file, and found out alot of useful shortcut key except the above which I can't find.

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: One Or More Keys On Keyboard Can't Respond

Apr 9, 2012

My bluetooth keyboard have decided not to work recently, but most of the keys work on the keyboard. Only the the keys from "Z" to "F" is not working. I have tried changing the battery, or connecting it to other macs, but with the same result, those keys doesnt work.

Info:Bluetooth Keyboard

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: How To Create Own Keyboard Shortcut

Apr 19, 2012

Can somebody please tell me how to create my own keyboard shortcut

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OS X :: Snow Leopard 10.6 - Basic Keyboard Functions Not Working

Aug 28, 2009

Installing 10.6 on my iMac has killed some basic system keyboard functions, including the arrow keys and all Command+ combos. It's the same on both the wired and BT keyboards.

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Keyboard Input Goes To Previously-active App

Feb 17, 2012

Fairly often I'll change focus to a different app by pointing at it and tapping on the trackpad, or command-tabbing to it, the title bar will change to show the app I selected is now active, and I'll start typing...and the typing goes to the previously active app. Say, for example, I'm looking for something in a finder window, then command-tab to firefox, then command-w to close a tab. Instread of the tab closing the finder window closes. Yet, firefox is the active app. It's not a matter of slowness in the interface, either, I can be looking at firefox, see the title bar is active and the traffic lights in the upper left are lit, hit command-w, and something else on my screen disappears. Happens several times per day. I get characters intended for the search field of iTunes instead going to a cell in Excel all the time, or command-h hiding the wrong app, or control-tab doing who knows what rather than changing tabs in firefox, or.... 

This has been happening since about the time I got a magic trackpad in September 2010 (if I recall), but I can't imagine it's a problem with the trackpad since it happens when I change apps with command-tab, too.

Mac Mini, Mac OS X (10.6.4)

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V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Create Keyboard Shortcut For OSX Submenus?

Feb 23, 2012

I'm trying to create a keyboard shortcut for the Dev1 menu:What should I put in the shortcut preferences? I've tried:


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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Wireless Keyboard Is Not Recognized By IMAC

Mar 3, 2012

Wireless keyboard is not recognized by my iMAC OSX 10.6.8

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Keyboard & Trackpad Preferences Keep Resetting

Mar 12, 2012

I've had my MacBook Pro for just over a year now and it's been awesome (it was my first Mac after being a PC user for 20 yrs). 

As soon as I got my Mac I modified the mouse & keyboard to act more like windows:modified the control key to work as commandenabled secondary (right) click on the track pad 

This worked fine for a long time, then all of a sudden in the last month or so these preferences keep being lost and I need to go back in and set them up again.

Have I 'unlocked' some setting that allows these preferences to keep resetting? Or is my mac suffering from windows-like OS issues?

MacBook Pro (17-inch Mid 2010), Mac OS X (10.6.5)

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MacBook Pro :: Das Keyboard Not Recognized Running Snow Leopard 10.6.8

Apr 23, 2012

I've just got the Das Keyboard Ultimate Model S for my 2009 MacBook Pro, running Snow Leopard 10.6.8. I'm using the USB port to connect the keyboard, and the first time I plugged it in, the computer asked me to hit the first key to the right side of the left Shift key, which is pretty standard whenever a new keyboard is plugged into the Mac. It recognized it as a European ISO standard, which it is.

However since then my Mac no longer recognizes it as that kind of keyboard. When I go into the "Show Keyboard Viewer", the keyboard is recognized as a US Standard layout, and an Apple keyboard as well (meaning it doesn't "see" the numpad). You can see it's a US standard keyboard, as the Enter key is horizontal, and the left Shift key is wider.(the rest of the layout is Danish, which shouldn't matter in this case).

How do I tell my Mac that this isn't the correct keyboard? I've resetted the SMC, PRAM and NVRAM. I've tried to find and delete the file "com.apple.keyboardtype.plist" in my Library -> Preferences folder, but for some reason I don't have that file. I've plugged the keyboard into my iMac, running the same OS, and here the keyboard is recognized correctly, so it's not the keyboard that's faulty.

MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2009), Mac OS X (10.6.8), Das Keyboard Ultimate Model S

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Customize Keyboard Shortcuts To Services?

Jun 22, 2012

I created a service with automator... I just want to assign a keyboard shortcut to it. How do I do that!?

Once I create the service it shows up in [keyboard > keyboard shortcuts > Services > General] with no shortcut assigned to it... there is no option to assign a shortcut to it, double clicking it does nothing. There's no button to edit or anything. 10.6.8

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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