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

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Control Arrow Keyboard Shortcuts in PyCharm

According to the PyCharm Keymap for Mac, Control + Up Arrow and Control + Down Arrow are used to navigate between the previous and next methods. OSX of course uses these key combos for (Control + ...
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Starting and stopping mysql server. Shorten and make automatic

Currently I start and stop mysql with the following command sudo /usr/local/mysql/support-files/mysql.server start sudo /usr/local/mysql/support-files/mysql.server stop It is quite a long ...
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How do I change Mission Control shortcuts from the command line?

I have been trying to figure this out for a long time. I have a pretty typical Mac OS provisioning script: https://gist.github.com/ryanpcmcquen/b2e608311f286a4ab3e1 I would like to change the ...
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Create a bookmark to a site in the dock

Is it possible to have an icon in the dock which is a link to some specific site and opens it in Chrome when clicked? I'd like to put Trello in the Dock so that to quickly access it when needed.
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Yosemite / Safari 8.0.8: reverting the keyboard shortcut for favorites

I have been using the Safari shortcuts where you press CMD + (number) to access the links stored in your bookmarks bar (for example CMD + 1 = google CMD + 2 = Google Image search, CMD + 7 = Stack; ...
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Tilde shortcut duplicates my key

When writing, I often need to use tildes like ó (but still need my keyboard to be in English), so I just hold the key down and press 4: Usually it works fine. But several times have I ended up with ...
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Text shorcuts with @ symbols are not working in OS X

On my iPhone, I've setup text shortcuts that allow me to quickly enter email addresses. For example, typing x@g for example might resolve to xyz@gmail.com. These shortcuts have been synced to my Mac, ...
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is there an easier way to set PRAM?

I was trying to solve a stupid nagging problem (doesn't matter what at this point!) on my iMac (mid 2011), and one of the things that kept popping up is resetting PRAM. I have done this many times ...
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Alt-keys (option-keys) in emacs emulation (jetBrains PyCharm)

I suspect this is a general issue with the Mac as opposed to anything specific to the app I'm struggling with now, which happens to be PyCharm from jetBrains. The reason I suspect this is a general ...
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Is it possible to type in macron (e.g. “ā”) without using U.S. Extended Keyboard?

I want to type in macron (e.g. ā) in my OS X, but after I searched for how to type in it, I got that I first must use U.S. Extended Keyboard as suggested in this article. However, once I switch to ...
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Unable to type the shortcut Command-Shift-B on Yosemite

On Yosemite (Mac OS X 10.10.4) I'm not able use the shortcut Command-Shift-B, while Command-Shift-<another-letter> works as expected. I've double checked this in the Keyboard Viewer: pressing ...
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keyboard shortcut for finding next comment

I'm looking for a keyboard shortcut in Microsoft Word that would let me find the next comment (I hate scrolling through a long text). Thanks.
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Quick application switch (Command-Tab) messed up

My quick application switching, using Command-Tab, isn't starting at the most recently opened/focused application. Instead it does the opposite. It goes to the application I opened least recently. How ...
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Keyboard Shortcuts Phrases

Just for my curiosity and knowledge, does the Cloud push the "keyboard shortcuts phrases" between the iOS and OS X devices? Thank you so much and have a wonderful day.
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Why keyboard shortcut “ctrl + left” doesn't work?

I'm used to switch between my desktop spaces using ctrl + arrows. But ctrl + ← doesn't work while ctrl + → works fine. Here is my settings:
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How to toggle with grayscale in Yosemite?

I prefer greyscale over inverting color when working in low light plus in general as its less strain on the eyes. But its too many clicks to toggle the settings. I am aware that to invert display ...
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In Microsoft Word 2011, Shift seems to be acting as a Command - how do I make it stop?

Some specific behaviors I'm observing in Microsoft Word 2011 on my Mac: Shift + F moves the cursor into the Find box on the toolbar, instead of typing a "F" character. Shift + 9 opens help instead ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut for the therefore sign “∴” on mac? Or is there a way to create a keyboard shortcut for it?

The therefore sign "∴" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Therefore_sign) is something I may need to use a lot. How can I get a keyboard shortcut for it?
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Effectively using arrow keys in Sublime on Apple long keyboard

I would like to effectively use the following keys in Sublime: Presently, both types of arrows jump to the end and beginning of the document. By effective use I would expect that there will be ...
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Re-enable default action for right Shift button

Once upon a time I set the right Shift action to "Show Desktop" I don't like it anymore and want to re-enable the default action for the right Shift key. I tried via System Preferences but without ...
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How to disable delete shortcut in Mail

In mail I often accidentally end up moving email to trash by hitting the delete key (I've remapped keys on my keyboard so delete is closer to other frequently used keys). Since mail already has a cmd ...
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Command + fullstop VS Ctrl + C

Is there any difference between ctrl+c and cmd+. when stopping a terminal process?
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How to import OS X keyboard text shortcuts?

On OS X Yosemite and iOS 8, I use keyboard text shortcuts: I have a large list of text shortcuts I would like to use. Is it possible to import my shortcuts into the OS X/iOS list of shortcuts? ...
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How do you position your hand to press Command (cmd) + Option (alt) keys?

Combination Cmd+Opt+some key is pretty common in OS X. For example "cut": Cmd+C Cmd+Opt+V. I'm struggling to press it with one hand. It's hard. Things goes insane if combination also includes Shift ...
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Is there a way to bring back search the web for spotlight?

Spotlight use to be my one stop shop for typing anything that I needed information about. When it would fail, the result saying "search in web" would come up and that was a really nice fallback when ...
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How can I turn off Bluetooth with only keyboard actions?

A trackpad in another room was interfering with my ability to use my laptop's native trackpad, such that I could not click on anything. I wanted to either turn off bluetooth or disconnect the ...
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Safari: Launch Extension from Shortcut

In Chrome, I can launch an extension with a user-defined keyboard shortcut. E.g.: I have ctrl+1 set to launch the 1Password extension Is this possible in Safari?
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Evernote overwrote a Quicktime shortcut

There is a shortcut in Quicktime to start new audio recording that I use ^+⌥+⌘+N But once I installed Evernote it overwrote the shortcut so now it launches Evernote every time. I have deleted Evernote ...
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Map capslock to control for Emacs in Yosemite

I am using Yosemite 10.10.3 and Emacs 20.0.50.1. I want to map the Caps Lock key to Control in such a way that it is recognized by Emacs. I have already gone to Keyboard > Modifier Keys and and ...
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How can I make a keyboard shortcut for an item with unicode characters?

I have used custom keyboard shortcuts for a long time, and as usual the new version of OSX Yosemite changes all the app translations to make them slightly different enough that none of them work. ...
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Previous deleted text keyboard shortcuts keep appearing

I kept a bunch of keyboard shortcuts via System Preferences > Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcuts and over time, I deleted some shortcuts that are not necessary for me and added new ones. Some time ago, ...
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How can I map the “Eject” key on a Microsoft keyboard or create a new shortcut for locking my screen?

I like using Control + Shift + Eject to lock my screen quickly. The Eject key does not exist on my Microsoft keyboard, and there does not seem to be easy way to do map another key to that key through ...
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Display an Application While a Shortcut is Pressed

I would like to achieve the following behaviour: when I press and hold ⌘ + E iTerm is shown, but as soon as I release E, the previously used application is in focus again. I managed to toggle the ...
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How to mute a FaceTime iPhone call on OS X through a shortcut?

When using FaceTime on OS X 10.10 to initiate a call using the iPhone, is there a shortcut that allows me to mute the call from the keyboard? Is there a keyboard shortcut (or a way to setup a ...
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Focus on a application

Can I create any shortcut to focus on an application? For instance ⌘ CMD+1 and Safari is active and on top of other windows, ⌘ CMD+2 Pages and so on. I remember a long, long time ago, that was ...
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How to mimic Home Key of Centos or windows in terminal of OSx?

I just miss the ability to go to first position of the shell with just 1 keyboard stroke, which I use it often at my office on CentOS ? I know I can go by Option + left key or Option + Right key to ...
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In Safari, there is a lag for the Open Location and New Tab shortcuts.

I started noticing this about a month ago that when I hit CMD+L or CMD+T, there is about a second or so lag to when it actually does something. I verified it's not a memory problem, as it happens ...
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CMD + = shortcut on non standard USA keyboard (bluetooth)?

I need to execute a shortcut key of CMD + =, problem is that the = on my keyboard (non usa, european) it is obtained by pressing the Shift on the 0 (zero) ... So I tried doing CMD + Shift + 0 but ...
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Is there a keyboard only shortcut for right-click (contextual menu) in Finder? [duplicate]

I can't find any information whether there is a shortcut to show the contextual menu in Finder, that you usually get by right-clicking a file. I've already tried a lot of different combinations ...
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Mac keyboard shortcuts

Just for my curiosity and knowledge, I just learned that CMD + M will minimize and bring to the dock the active application. But what is the opposite shortcuts in order to bring back the application ...
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Windows-Logo-Key + Left/Right Arrow — Keyboard shortcut equivalent on Mac

I have both a mac and a PC. One simple extremely useful feature on PCs that I can't find on a mac is the shortcut Windows+RightArrow to maximize the active window, but only take up exactly the right ...
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iTunes Store Back/Forward Keyboard Shortcuts don't work if changed

FYI: on a 2014 Macbook Pro 15" running OS 10.10.3 Yosemite, with plenty of RAM & Drive space. using iTunes 12.1.2.27 (everything is up-to-date as far as i know). when browsing the iTunes ...
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Making a command key for an option that already exists

Introduction: Hello, my formatting may look weird but I'm hoping it will be more concise for you and easier to follow, I have ADHD so my writing sometimes goes from one thing to another without any ...
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How do I use task manager on a MAC using a PC Keyboard

Basically how do I 'control, alt, delete' But with a MAC computer, but using a Microsoft Keyboard? What other short cuts are there, like for instance, 'Alt F4' or 'Alt tab' but with a Microsoft ...
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Cmd + L has stopped working in Firefox

Version Firefox 37.0.2 Since the last few weeks the Cmd + L shortcut for focusing the address bar has stopped working for me in Firefox. In Chrome it still works, and Cmd + K to focus the toolbar ...
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Whats a keyboard shortcut for cycling through open windows in Mail.app on Yosemite?

I'd like to be able to cycle through open message windows in Mail.app using a keyboard shortcut. Is this possible without installing a third-party helper application
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Paste To Match Style App Shortcut

I have to copy and paste a lot of stuff and it bugs me when the formatting is copied over, In pages there's a way to paste using the destination formatting but the keyboard shortcut is 4 keys long ...
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My custom shortcut for Preview app doesn't work

As you can see, I defined shortcut, restart system, but it is still not visible. Why?
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How to remove keyboard shortcut for app?

Specifically, I am used to typing Command-1 in a WordPress admin area to specify some text as a Header 1, (and Command-2 to specify Header 2), but when I do this now in Chrome, that command seems to ...
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Save Pages Shortcuts For All Documents

In Pages you can set shortcuts for the different type of fonts: But it only saves the shortcut for that one document. Does anyone know of any way to save the shortcuts for all documents? (I've ...