Series of one or several keys that invoke some software/os action when triggered by the user

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OS X unwanted shortcut: ⌘⌘ converted to ⌘C

As the title says, whenever I repeat the ⌘ key it triggers a copy command (just as if I pressed ⌘C). I can even see the "Edit" menu entry blinking when I do that. This happens system-wide. I checked ...
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Can I change the key used for Auto Completion (AutoHotKey)?

As of now, for my autohotkey/"text" setting in mac, I have to use the tab key in order to get my completions to work. Sadly, this does not work on Google Chrome etc, since it switches to the next ...
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Bind Ctrl+C to Copy function for eclipse on mac os x doesn't work

I'm just moving my coding work from Windows to mac os x. It's really difficult to get used to the ctrl and command key behavior at beginning. Then I tried bind ctrl + C to Copy function instead of ...
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How to enable cut action (and shortcut)? [duplicate]

I am using currently Mac OSX v. 10.9.5 and not being able to cut files or folders is the most stupid thing I have seen in an Operating System, with all respect for this nice OS. Is there a ...
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How do I setup application shortcuts to work without opening the menu manually?

I have setup application shortcuts for my signatures in Outlook 2011 for Mac as described here. However, the shortcuts don't work unless I first click the signatures dropdown. It seems like the ...
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How do I save a text style (font, size, etc) to use in any rich text editor (evernote, mail)?

I want to create some text styles--combinations of font, size, and other attributes--that I can assign to keyboard shortcuts that will be available in any rich text editor on the mac, such as ...
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Keyboard shortcut for Sort By Date Created

As there’s not one built-in (see hold ⌥ ALT and navigate to Finder->View->Sort By), I tried to create a custom keyboard shortcut for Sort By Date Created in Finder (such as the built-in for Sort By ...
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How to change the input source to different language with shortcut (only one key combination)?

I want to use four language in my OS X system (English, Spanish, Chinese, and Japanese), and I know I can change the language with ⌘ + Space. However, I have a pathological hatred for switching with ...
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How to display the current mapping for keyboard shortcuts in realtime?

Is there an app / script which will listen for keyboard events and display the action that is triggered? I use Better Touch Tool, and want to run a script on Cmd+F1 but I got the message: The key ...
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What commonly used hotkeys exist on OS X?

Recently began using a mac, but am not familiar with all of the hot keys. Many of them just use Command + key instead of control + key, but not all. What are some useful, non-application-specific ...
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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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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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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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Shortcut to display storage information

Obsessed with how much space left in Macbook Air 128GB SSD, I find myself frequently checking the storage information by going to "About this mac" ==> "More info" ==> "storage". Is there a shortcut ...
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opt-arrow cursor manipulation stopped working

Part of my regular repertoire of keyboard shortcuts is opt-arrowkey and shift-opt-arrowkey for moving (and selecting) a word at a time in apps like Word, TextEdit, etc. A couple days ago opt-arrowkey ...
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Is Cmd+F10 that mute the Mac a built-in OS X keyboard shortcut?

I just discovered that the combination of Cmd+F10 (without any Fn key pressed) muted my mac. I wanted to know if it was a built-in keyboard shortcut as it does not appear in the System preferences.
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Replace keyboard shortcut for ⌥ + d

I want to replace the keyboard shortcut for Option (⌥) + d = ∂ with Option (⌥) + d = ð How can I do that?
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Can I execute a Terminal command in a new tab?

It just occurred to me that it would be incredibly useful if I could type a command in one Terminal tab, and then execute it in a new background or foreground tab. For example, this would be awesome ...
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How might I make a shortcut for switching my macbook into airplay screensharing mode with my apple tv?

Now that Apple TV shares synchronized audio&video from my Macbook without any limitations or constraints (seamlessly), it seems pretty common sense that there might be a (Launcher or topbar) ...
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How to switch Karabiner profile via shortcut?

Is there a way to change the Karabiner profile (formerly KeyRemap4MacBook) using a shortcut?
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How to set Fn and left Control keys as shortcuts to change between tabs in Safari

I don't like native shortcuts for "Show Next Tab" and "Show Previous Tab" in Safari, I thought that Fn would be great for previous tab and Left Control for next tab because I don't use that keys in ...
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How to close a window without the application quitting?

The OS X menu allows exit, minimize and maximize: I know the following shortcuts: Exit: command+Q Minimize: command + M Maximize: ? When I use command+Q to exit the behavior differs from ...
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Shortcut to accept top spelling suggestion of the last word

Say I'm typing into a document and I make a typo. I've got to the end of the misspelled word and it has a red line of dots under it. I right click and choose the top suggestion (which is nearly always ...
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Parallels app starts from hotkey - not wanted

I have an annoying situation where some key combination, not even sure which, starts up an app in a Parallels VM running Windows, Parallels build 8.0.18619. The app is Chrome. Normally the VM in ...
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Function performed by a shortcut in Pages?

I'm writing a lot of text with Pages. Upon typing I'm not always staring at my keyboard and from time to time when using the space bar I inadvertantly type command functions. Most of the time I can ...
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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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Safari keyboard shortcut for iCloud tabs?

Is there a keyboard shortcut for the iCloud tabs in Safari (7.0.5)? So far I have to click on the cloud button to view iCloud tabs.
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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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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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When can they use ESC to close windows?

So, I coincidentally noticed the following behavior: Some windows can be closed by pressing the esc key, like the Preference window in any app or the 'Safari help' window or the 'Fonts' window in ...
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How safe is Force Restart [Control-Command-Power Button] keyboard shortcut?

There have been a couple of occasions where I haven't been able to restart my macbook. Both times I've used this shortcut to restart but I am concerned about the state of the system upon reboot. The ...
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Simple text substitution in OS X using keyboard shortcut

I am constantly typing résumé in (Outlook) email messages. Is there an easy way to associate this text with a keyboard shortcut? I'd like this shortcut to be available in other applications (e.g. ...
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How to change keyboard layout via keyboard shortcut? [duplicate]

I like to use both US and German keyboard layout but I find the process of switching between them via mouse tiresome. I want a keyboard-only solution. Is there a predefined shortcut to change between ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut for 3 fingers slide?

I really like having applications in full screen mode and switch between them using the 3 finger swipe feature. But can I have a shortcut for it? Maybe like command + -> , something like this?
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Access tabs directly in Safari with ⌘+1..9 keyboard shortcuts?

Can you access tabs directly in Safari using the ⌘+1..9 shortcuts like Chrome?
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OS X keyboard shortcut precedence

I'm new to Apple, and while the experience has largely been positive, I have been stymied trying to configure keyboard shortcuts to my specifications. For example, I used a rather round-about process ...
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Reconciling Chrome Shortcuts in Parallels

On OS X, a new Chrome tab can be opened by pressing Cmd+T, but on Windows you press Ctrl+T. This works fine if you map Cmd to Ctrl in Parallels, but becomes problematic when cycling between tabs. In ...
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How to switch applications using Cmd+Tab when inside VirtualBox without using Host key?

When inside VirtualBox in order to switch to an OSX app, I first press Host key which is Right Option, then I press Cmd+Tab. I wonder if there is some trick to eliminate pressing Host key before ...
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How can I remap Caps lock to both Escape and Control?

I generally run Linux. I use Vim a lot, so the Escape key is extremely important. I also use other keyboard shortcuts a lot, so Control is "key" as well. On Linux, I've solved this by using xcape to ...
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Use Shift+F12 in an application

I am using an application which has a shortcut that uses Shift + F12. But when I do that on my mac, it goes to the dashboard. Which is very irritating. How can I quickly bypass that feature and send ...
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What is the purpose of the Shift+F3 keyboard shortcut?

F3 and Cmd+F3 are two useful shortcuts on a Mac. What is the purpose of Shift+F3 and Shift+Cmd+F3? They seem to do the exact same thing as F3 and Cmd+F3, but perform the animation much slower. What ...
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Unintended shortcut key press is launching Parallels

Somehow a hot key has gotten assigned that launches Parallels and a certain VM. I have no idea how this got assigned, but it is quite annoying. I am using an IDE which has very many keystrokes ...
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Select non-contiguous text / words anywhere

How do I select text that is not together separately, for example: ThiS is SomE sampLe teXt or... THIS is SOME SAMPLE text (I want the characters in capitals to be selected). I know I can use ...
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Can't use ⌃⌘Space for Evernote Helper as shortcut is already in use

I love Evernote and I used to Evernote helper with the shortcut: ⌘ + ⌃ + space. I have since reinstalled Mavericks and now can't use this shortcut any more. Just changed Special Characters shortcut ...
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Modify the keyboard opt symbols

Is there any way to (or existing program which can) modify the keyboard symbols you get when holding down the option key? I.e. I want to be able to modify these mappings:
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How to change the color of text highlighting in Preview using a shortcut?

I need to highlight/underline a lot of text and tend to use specific colors for different things. Accessing via the dropdown menu in Preview is very slow, does any one know a way to change the color ...
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Keyboard Maestro interfering with control-tab action in browsers - how to disable?

I've just purchased Keyboard Maestro, and now when I am in a browser and click control-tab, I can no longer advance through the open tabs of the browser the way I did before. That key combination must ...
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Open a favorite web page quickly using the keyboard?

I have a Google spreadsheet that I open every morning I'd like to open it quickly using just the keyboard after startup, as opposed to: opening Firefox going to the address bar typing in the tag ...
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How to open the next message in the currently selected mailbox in mail.app

When viewing a message in a separate window in Apple Mail (Mountain Lion), how can I open the next message in the list with a keyboard shortcut?
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1 and 2 keys to change tabs in Safari (like in Opera)

In Opera browser 1 and 2 keys can be used to change between tabs. Is it possible to set up this shortcut in Safari? I tried adding a "Show Previous Tab" shortcut in keyboard preferences but is does ...