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

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Spotlight search shortcuts to launch apps

I want to be able to open Spotlight and launch specific apps without touching my mouse or scroll down through lists with the arrow key. For example, I want to press Command + Spacebar (to open ...
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How to prevent Cmd-Q from typing “q” in the new foreground app?

My background app (the one that gets activated when the current app quits) is some text editor. When I use the Cmd-Q shortcut to quit it and immediately afterwards let go of only the Cmd key, the text ...
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Why do I see words when I press shift+esc on Chrome address bar?

This list of words also appears when I put a textbox on a PDF when opened in Preview and press Esc. I suspect this has nothing to do with Chrome.
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How do I instantly lock my computer when screen saver delay is on?

I have my security preferences set up to delay for 15 minutes after screen saver turns on and then ask for a password. (I use two computers and don't always notice right away when the screensaver ...
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OS X El Captain - Terminal shortcut is not working [duplicate]

I defined a shortcut for opening a Terminal, but it isn't working. Any ideas?
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End of library shortcut for iTunes

I'm on a MacBook Pro with El Capitan 10.11.5, and the keyboard doesn't have the Home/End buttons I'm used to on Windows. For text, I can use ⌘ + ↑/↓ to go to the beginning/end of a file, which is what ...
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How to group certain apps and add as a stack to the Dock?

There is a set of apps I use for my job. Instead of having them individually on the dock, I'd like to have them in a "stack" all together. How can I create a stack on the dock and add these apps to ...
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Alt-Tabbing through windows

I'm used to having Alt-Tab set to cycle forward through the windows of a single app and Shift-Alt-Tab to go backwards. I had this working on Yosemite by fiddling with the shortcuts in System Settings >...
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Why does brightness shortcuts don’t work after shut down El Capitan?

0 down vote favorite It is El Capitan 10.11.5 iMac Late 2015 After start shut downed Mac I can’t change brightness by any shortcuts. Usually it was F1 and F2 on this Mac. And I Restored Defaults in ...
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Cycle between Mac apps and VMware 7 using cmd+tab

I am trying to understand how I could switch back and forth in a productive manner when using a combination of VMware Fusion 7 and OS X El Capitan apps. The keyboard shortcut that I am used to use ...
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Any shortcut to go to user account window? [duplicate]

Is there any keyboard shortcut to go here? EDIT: This script does not work on run {input, parameters} (* Login menu has to be the last! *) tell application "System Events" tell process ...
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Disable the shortcut cmd+arrow in the virtual machine

I have a MacBook Pro (17-inch, Late 2011) with OS X El Capitan. I install Parallels Desktop 11.1.2 for Mac Business Edition, Parallels tools, and Windows 10 in English. In Windows, at the moment, ...
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Toggling between Fn and F keys per app [duplicate]

Is there a way to toggle between Fn (multimedia keys, brightness, etc) and F keys (F1, F2, ...) per app? I used to use an app that could perform this but now I just can't remember it's name. As a ...
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How do I create custom hotkeys for OSX & Chrome?

I want to switch to a specific application in OSX using the Command key and a number, for example: Command + 1 = Switch to Chrome Command + 2 = Switch to iTunes These hotkeys aren't being used that ...
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How can I send focused window beneath other windows like Alt+Esc do in Windows?

I don't want to minimize it (⌘+M) or hide it (⌘+H). I want other windows to be on top of my focused window when I press some shortcut or fire some macro/script/whatever. How can I achieve this?
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Change shortcut key for “Highlight URL” function in Chrome

I recently got a Mac in addition to my Linux laptop. I've tried to change around settings so that I don't have to use new shortcuts. The issue I am facing is that I use Control+L to highlight the URL ...
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Show desktop shortcut in El Capitan?

I can't find a shortcut that's working on my MacBook Air. In Windows you can either click the rightmost part of the task bar to show the desktop or hit Windows+D to show the desktop. How do I do this ...
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Change shortcut to change input source (keyboard language)

I'm trying to change the keyboard combination to change the input source from Option-Command-Space / Command-Space to any other combination. I am not able to find any solution for that. Is it possible ...
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Search for link in Mail and click on it without using the mouse

Sometimes I receive an e-mail, which contains a link that I have to follow. I would like to be able to follow this link without having to reach for the mouse. I can locate the link with a search (cmd +...
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Mac OS X El Capitan, Option key alone as keyboard shortcut

I am using Macbook Air Mid2012 with El Captian 10.11.3 version. I have two languages installed (two input sources). Currently my shortcut to toggle the language input is "CMD + space." I would like ...
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Keyboard shortcut for stepping into zip archives without zip extensions in forklift 2?

In total commander you can "force step into" archives that are not named accordingly. For example if you have a file named my-file.jar (which is a zip file with some metadata) the only way to step ...
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Text shortcuts reset to older settings in System Preferences

I use the Text shortcuts replace function provided by Mac OS X's System Preferences' Keyboard panel quite often. It helps me type things faster in most applications, such as my phone number, my full ...
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How to specify between identical menu command names when making custom shortcuts.

I commonly set custom keyboard shortcuts in System Prefs. I tried setting a shortcut (command-shift-a, mirroring command-shift-j to move to junk) for Mail app to move messages to archive, since the ...
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Keyboard shortcut to kill an unresponsive App on Mac OS X

Today I faced really tight situation on my Mac with Skype (yes, again!) - it went unresponsive, and was not reacting on standard shortcuts, and I wasn't managed to close the app by standard means. I ...
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How to make [return] behave as a [return] within Messages, Skype…

I am using Messages on both Macs & iPhones and I am typing a lot of E-mails. Within all these environment I am used to the normal behaviour of the return key. Within Messages this key doesn't ...
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How to define a (ideally: global) keyboard shortcut for a particular letter plus diacritic?

Is there a way to define (OSX natively, or alternatively: through some program) a global keyboard shortcut for a single letter plus diacritic, say: ctrl+alt+A gives "ä", ideally globally? Note: I am ...
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Disable Ctrl-H, Ctrl-P, and other Mac keyboard shortcuts

On GUIs with editable text focused on Mac I cannot seem to remap ctrlP and ctrlH to shortcuts I want. In IntelliJ I am trying to map my VIM ctrl shortcuts (ctrlH next tab, ctrlP open file). When I ...
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How can I open a Terminal window directly from my current Terminal location?

Related to How can I open a Terminal window directly from my current Finder location?, I would like to have a terminal window open in one location, and open another one. E.g. under Linux, I could be ...
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Create custom Terminal shortcuts

I'm working a lot with SSH connections to servers, by for example forwarding localports or just establishing SSH connection to manage some servers. For this I would like to be able to create some ...
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Deactivate shortcut launching airplay

Everytime I use cmd + shift + p (which is used in a lot of advanced text editor like sublime to open the command palette) my mac opens a window . I don't want this mac to be connected to airplay. I'...
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Shortcut for jumping between words in Sublime Text 2 wanted

I want to jump between words in a text editor (e.g. Sublime Text 2). In Windows, I can use Ctrl-Left or Ctrl-Right. What is the shortcut on Mac?
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Make Services Shortcut Override Finder Shortcut? [duplicate]

I have a shortcut (^⌘T) to open up Terminal. However, when I'm using Finder, that shortcut doesn't work because it's used by Finder. Any way to make it so that shortcut only opens Terminal? Just to ...
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Disable El Capitan color picker

How do I disable or change the launch keys of El Capitan's new color picker? Its set to Cmd-Shift-C. I looked in the keyboard shortcut preferences but did not see it (though I could have missed it). ...
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Shortcut for right click on underlined misspelled words [duplicate]

As many I tend to misspell some words when I type. OS X is being nice and underlines them letting me know that something was not right, if use a mouse and right click on the underlined word a menu ...
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Greek letter override my shortcuts

I use Option+Z to start my citation add-on to Microsoft Word. I've noticed that sometimes I accidently switch and instead of calling my citation manager Option + Z just inserts Ω symbol instead. ...
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How to keep default keyboard shortcut in parallel with custom shortcut

OS X Terminal uses ⌘⇧} and ⌘⇧{ for next and previous tab keyboard shortcuts, respectively, the same way that browsers do. However, browsers (at least, Chrome and Safari) also use ⌃⇥ and ⌃⇧⇥ for the ...
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How to show menu bar extras option using keyboard?

Currently I could access menubar extras using Cmd+alt+up (using bartender) and move to each icon by arrow. But, how to show menu on each icon using keyboard? I tried using Enter but the options shown ...
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Is there a complete list of all hidden keyboard shortcuts in OSX?

I keep discovering keyboard shortcuts that are not listed anywhere under preferences. For example, I discovered here that ⌥ ALT⌘ CmdE will eject all partitions on a disk when a partition is selected. ...
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How to move an opened file to trash?

It's possible to move files to trash via Finder with ⌘⌫. But if i have an opened file (e.g. pdf or txt), is there any way to directly move it to trash without first closing it and finding it in Finder?...
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keyboard shortcuts doesn't work on 'screen sharing'

I'm using 'screen sharing' to control my remote personal macbook from the iMac @ work. However, the shortcut for switching languages is not working (command + space), and i need to do it the hard ...
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Shortcut for [return] key

How do I make a keyboard shortcut for the return key? For example, if I pressed ~ it would press return for me. I'd like to do this without applescript. Is this possible, or will I have to buy a ...
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OS X: Will a Bluetooth Numpad/Keypad support unique keyboard shortcuts?

I'm a frequent user of keyboard shortcuts in OS X, and I'm running out of key combinations that aren't occupied. I'm therefore thinking of getting a stand-alone Bluetooth Numpad/Keypad, like this one ...
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El Capitan + Microsoft Office 2016 + Category Shortcut

I am trying to add shortcut for Microsoft Outlook categories. I have found this solution for Office 2011 but it doesn't work with Office 2016 on El Capitan. Does anyone know how to assign this ...
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OS X - TodoApp with shortcut that can popup on any space/desktop?

I'm fairly new to the Mac world. I really love the multiple desktop feature. Unfortunately, every todo application I've tried takes me to the regular desktop when I want to use them, or on their own ...
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Selecting text while jumping with cursor in iTerm2

I would like to know if it is possible to get text-editor-like functionality for selecting text in iTerm2. For example, in Sublime Text 3, I can do the following: ⇧ ⌥ → = Select ...
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Switching between RDP sessions on OS X El Capital

OS X El Capitan 10.11.3 I use Microsoft Remote Desktop 8.0.26 and many times open multiple sessions The only way to switch these sessions i see is by clicking using mouse and i can't find any ...
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Shortcut for opening an app?

I am using a Macbook Pro (Retina, Mid-2014) running El Capitan. Is there a way to set a shortcut that opens a specific app (in my case Activity Monitor)?
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Why does F3 not work as Find Next in Chrome?

I've already set up in system preferences, checkbox Use all F1, F2,... as standard function (checked on). But still after Cmd ⌘ F on Chrome, pressing F3 won't do anything... I expected Find ...
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Alt+3 no longer types ‘#’, types ‘£’ instead

I turned on my Mac one day and found that Alt + 3 no longer types a hash (#) symbol, but types a pound (£) instead. I’ve checked the keyboard input source in System Preferences and it’s set to U.S. (...
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“CMD + tab” makes me lose album view when switching back to iTunes

This behaviour is hard to reproduce and doesn't happen everytime. But I have been able to catch it happening with a screengrab. I am playing an album in iTunes and have iTunes set to album view, then ...