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Why is my simple Automator script broken in latest Yosemite update (used to work)?

I had a basic Automator script I was using with a keyboard shortcut to bring up the login screen as a sort of lockscreen. It was working mostly fine until 10.10.1 (I had to manually launch from ...
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Can I create a shortcut to type a short sequence of characters?

Is there a way to create a keyboard shortcut that would input a short defined sequence of characters into whatever text field is currently active? Is it maybe possible to achieve this with ...
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Screen shots shortcuts disabling themselves (Yosemite)

I use screen shots all the time (Cmd+Shift+4 ftw). But suddenly, I'll go to take a screen shot and the shortcut doesn't work. I go into System Preferences > Keyboard and see that ALL the screen shot ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to change tabs in Notification Center?

Is there a keyboard shortcut to switch between the "Today" and "Notifications" tabs in Notification Center in OS X Yosemite? I'm looking for something equivalent to the cmd-shift-[/] shortcuts in ...
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In Mail, Cmd-Opt-Ctrl-F does something unexpected

I would like to assign Cmd-Opt-Ctrl-F to flag an email item, but that combination in mail is already assigned somewhere, and I cannot find where that is. It is not in System Preferences > Keyboard > ...
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Keyboard shortcut for change Dictation/Speech voice in OS X Yosemite

There exist a way to create a keyboard shortcut for change the voice that made the speech from English to French, for example, i would like to select a text and hear the speech with the accent in ...
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Keyboard shortcut to dismiss notifications

I'd like to be able to dismiss and open notifications with the keyboard (Not talking about opening/closing the notification center) Is this possible? And if so, how?
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Is it possible to set up shortcuts in Xcode to jump to specific files?

Say I want to jump to my Storyboard file, or my Images.xcassets file. Is there a way to set up a keyboard shortcut to be able to jump to it?
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My minimized app is not restored by clicking on the app (or a dock shortcut)

I have an app created using Qt... For now I placed it on desktop. Normal behavior: minimize app -> a "something" shows at the end of dock. Clicking either on that "something" or on the executable ...
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Disable trackpad handwriting keyboard shortcut without disabling Chinese keyboard input?

In the Keyboard Shortcuts preference pane, this is the one shortcut that can't be disabled. It's disabled if you turn off Chinese keyboard input, but I want to keep the keyboard input. I got ...
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Menu command name for adjusting brightness

I'm trying to change the Increase brightness key from F1 to F7. In order to do that, I went to System Preferences and tried to make a custom shortcut, but I realized that I didn't know the menu ...
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Keyboard shortcut not working in yosemite

Here is the screen shot and it's not working anymore after upgrading to Yosemite NOTE: Although if I add this shortcuts under all applications then it works. I don't know why it's not working, ...
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Safari 8.0 Full Screen Shortcut Not Working

After updating to OS X Yosemite (Public Release), Safari and several other applications stopped recognising ⌃+⌘+F as the shortcut to enter Full Screen. I can use Shift+Command+F to enter Full Screen ...
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Yosemite maximization shortcut and Java applications

I'm using OSX Yosemite and I hate how windows maximization works... previously (with Mountain Lion) I was using RightZoom, in order to always maximize windows as it should be (using the whole space). ...
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Paste to Subfolder in Finder List View

Is it possible to paste a file to a subfolder in Finder with the keyboard? I can paste into it with the mouse (using the paste command from the context menu) but CMD-V will always paste to the parent ...
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Keyboard shortcuts not working in Safari and Firefox after update to Yosemite

After updating two distinct Macs (a MacBook Air and a Mac Mini, both using the same iCloud account) from Mavericks to Yosemite, I noticed the following weird bug: All keyboard shortcuts in Safari and ...
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Keyboard shortcut for switching between buttons in a dialog [duplicate]

I was wondering if there is a way, like using the Tab key, to switch with the keyboard between buttons on a dialog box, where a program asks for a decision? (Example below)
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Multiple global keyword shortcuts for the same entry

In Mavericks under System Preferences/Keyboard/Shortcuts is possible to assign per-app or global keyboard shortcuts. The problem is that I could't find a way to assign multiple shortcuts for the ...
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“Dvorak - Qwerty ⌘” doesn't work for some applications

I recently switched to Dvorak, and I'm using the Dvorak - Qwerty ⌘ layout. It works in most situations, except some applications don't honor the Qwerty shortcuts. That is, if I were to press what ...
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Organically learning or creating shortcuts and gestures for arbitrary actions

Keyboard shortcuts across OS X and applications are an amazing productivity booster that have proven to be worthwhile, notwithstanding the sometimes arduous task of first memorizing them. Is there a ...
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Can you place a shortcut or a link to a website in the dock in osx?

Is there a way you can place a shortcut or a link to a website in the dock in osx ? Similar to how you can save a website to the homescreen of ios. Id like to do this on 2 machines - one is on osx ...
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Keyboard shortcut to change tabs in terminal not working anymore in yosemite

I've set up a custom shortcut for Terminal to change tabs: cmd+option+left/right (the same as in most browsers, for convenience). I did this by going to System Preferences > Keyboard > ...
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Toggle Bluetooth AppleScript not Working in Yosemite

Prior to upgrading to Yosemite, I used Keyboard Maestro to invoke this Applescript with a shortcut: tell application "System Preferences" reveal pane "com.apple.preferences.Bluetooth" end tell ...
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⌘+↑/↓ for Page Up/Down not working any more in Yosemite

In Mavericks I could use ⌘ + ↑/↓ for Page Up/Down but it's not working anymore. I googled it and some people said it's fn + ↑/↓ but thats also not working. How can I fix that?
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OSX spaces - how to switch space on another monitor

I cannot for the life of me figure this out. I have two monitors. If I'm focused on the left monitor, I cannot use a shortcut to switch spaces on the right monitor. Or (as often happens) I click my ...
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Apple Preview Program messed up the shortcuts after the Yosemite update

I am trying to annotate my documents with text. In the old preview, I could change to Text Box and click where I wanted to place the text on my document. It would stay on text box and I could click ...
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Warn before quitting in Safari

Is it possible to activate some safety check, like "Warn Before Quitting" in Chrome, to quit Safari? Sometimes we can press ⌘Q by mistake, and it's a pain to have the entire application closed.
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Using Ctrl-F4 for rotating windows, not working for spaces or when minimizing

My method of choice for rotating windows is to use Ctrl-F4, I prefer this over Cmd-Tab. This has some weird behavior when minimizing or using spaces. For instance lets say I have Chrome and Terminal ...
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“Open applications folder” keyboard shortcut does not work

When I try to open the Applications folder with the keyboard shortcut cmd + shift + a nothing happens. I already had a look in System Preferences > Keyboard, but no shortcut has a warning triangle ...
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Open a link in Safari with a keyboard shortcut

In Safari, is it possible to navigate through links on the webpage by means of the keyboard? For example, I made a search in Google and would like to open the first or second link from the web ...
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Apple “option” keyboard shortcuts and touch typing

Apple keyboards can have shortcuts using alt/option to type non-standard characters. For example, I can type the Swedish å by using alt+k and then typing a, and the Portuguese ç by using alt+c and ...
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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) ...