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

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Global hotkey that send keystroke to another app

I want to configure a global hotkey like F5, and when I press F5 it should send [Command]+[Option]+[Control]+[Up Arrow] to the Skype app. Anyone knows an app that I can do this, or script.
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Finder: Spotlight shortcut and command+tab switching apps stopped working

Both these functions stopped around the same time. El Capitan, but I think these worked after the upgrade and now don't. Both functions work in other apps. Just not in Finder. Repaired permissions on ...
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“Save-as” shortcut not working for anything

For all of my apps, the command+shift+s shortcut is not doing its expected "save as" function. I am assuming there is a conflict somewhere, but when I go to preferences -> keyboard -> shortcuts, ...
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Shortcut MacOS to go to the beginning of a document

Specifically as an example, I have a pdf document with 1000 pages and I'm in the page number 400 .. I want have a shortcut to move to the page number 1 and the page number 1000 ... Is there any ...
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Some native keyboard accent shortcuts not working since OS X 10.11.3 Update

I have a Qwerty keyboard on my MacBook Pro late-2015, set to the standard US layout, that I sometime use to write French accentuated characters. However, since the last OS X update, some accent ...
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Disabling automatic en dash when editing files in TextEdit

I've noticed that typying -- in text edit results in those signs being converted to en dash: –. This is highly undesirable behaviour. For example correct formatting for the SRT files is (related ...
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Shortcut to mute tabs in Safari

Is there any shortcut to mute one specific tab in Safari? Or to mute all except the current tab? Using only the MacBook keyboard.
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Change the Option+R/L shortcuts to Control+R/L

I would like to remap the Option+L/R shortcut on my Mac keyboard to Control+R/L. I don't want to use the modifier keys dialog because I only want to change these particular shortcuts. Any help would ...
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How do I do a Windows-Left or Windows-Right on Apple?

I want to have 2 windows next to each other using a shortcut. How do I do that?
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Shortcut to open bookmarks in Chrome Mac

I would like to use the same Safari shortcuts also in Chrome, for Mac. In particular, in Safari I usually use the shortcut Cmd1 … Cmd9 to open bookmarks in the menu bar, while in Chrome the same ...
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How to add shortcut for Insert Equation in PowerPoint 2016?

PowerPoint 2016 for Mac finally includes the new-style equation editor (which was already available in Word for Mac and PowerPoint for Windows). An equation can be inserted using a ribbon button ...
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Safe key combinations for global shortcuts

Is there any combination of modifier keys that could be considered 'safe' for setting global shortcuts with a third-party app? For example, I do window snapping with cmdoptJ|L, but cmdoptI would ...
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Share Keyboard Shortcuts

I have about over 100 keyboard shortcuts for my mac, and I want to transfer all those shortcuts to my second computer. Is there a way to do this easily?
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Shortcut for dragging and dropping a tab on terminal

Not sure if this is possible. But I was wondering if there is a shortcut for physically moving a tab on my Terminal. Say I have these tabs on my terminal: | tab A | tab B | tab C | tab D | If I ...
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iPhone homescreen SMS shortcut with preset number and text

How can I create an iPhone homescreen SMS shortcut which launches the default SMS app and populate it with a preset recipient number and a preset text message so all the user has to is to tap Send to ...
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Keyboard shortcut to select some text in a cell in Excel

I'd like to know the shortcut I must use to do a multiple selection of some text (not adjacent words) in a unique cell. The reason is because I need to highlight some text of the same cell, and I ...
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El Capitan: keyboard shortcut to select Mail sending account not working

Context: The MacOS Mail application allows you to send email from any number of accounts. Selecting between sending accounts is normally a menu, i.e., requires mouse movement and clicking. Instead, I ...
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Tag selected files in Finder with single keyboard shortcut

It's been well covered how to create a keyboard shortcut for the Tags... menu option in Finder. What I want is a way to tag selected files or folders with a single keyboard shortcut. The same shortcut ...
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Set meta/command/⌘ key as Launchpad shortcut?

I would like to set the command key ⌘ as the shortcut to open Launchpad, is that possible? I've tried in the System Preferences, but it won't let me.
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Is there any keyboard shortcut to send an email in iOS 9.2?

I have an iPad mini with iOS 9.2 and a physical keyboard. The keyboard allows me to use several shortcuts when using some apps (for instance I can use Cmd+T to open a new tab in Safari or close it ...
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Is it possible to hide the bottom tab in Chrome on OS X using keyboard?

When you use Google Chrome on OS X and download some stuff while web-surfing, a tab shows up on the bottom on which the downloaded contents and its progress status will be displayed. However, I don't ...
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How to type “Full Width” characters?

I would like to be able to type with the "full width" characters, such as abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz and ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ or 0123456789 or even !#$&*+-<=>?@[\]^_{|}~⦅⦆¢£¬ ̄¦¥₩ ...
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Opening a selected folder path in OS X El Capitan 10.11.2?

At work we have a file server to share files and in the past I have been able to open the folder path in finder by highlighting the path a coworker provides and then pressing cmd+option+ctrl+o. At ...
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Can I disable the menu bar for the laptop screen but not for external monitors?

On my laptop screen I think the menu bar doesn't provide enough info to warrant the space it takes up. When I dock my laptop with a massive external monitor, I'd rather it showed. Is there any way I ...
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Is there a way to get a modal display when ⌘-⌥-→ and ⌘-⌥-←?

When switching between applications with the keyboard (i.e. ⌘-tab) a modal display is shown with graphical representations of each application. Is there a way to get a similar modal display when ...
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Assign shortcut to modifier key(s) only

Is it possible to use modifier keys alone as shortcuts in OS X El Capitan? Coming from Windows background I would like a single press on Command button (without touching Space or anything) to show ...
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What is a quick way to duplicate a tab in Safari?

Is there a quick way or shortcut to duplicate a tab in Safari?
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iTunes shortcut to delete files from disk

I remember iTunes has a shortcut "Cmd + Opt + delete" to delele files from disk, it works in any playlist in iTunes. But now it's no longer available. Thank you for your help.
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Is it possible to enable OSX keyboard text substitution in more apps?

OSX has built into text substitution that is configured in System Preferences > Keyboard > Text. This works great in certain apps, such as Evernote and Textedit, but seems to be disabled in other ...
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OSX: How to create a calendar entry with notification using shortcut

In El Capitan Calendar, when creating a new entry by hitting Cmd-N, this little form pops up where I can enter for example "Mon 14-15:30 Dentist". This creates a new calendar entry, but it does ...
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Keyboard shortcuts for Terminal

I am trying to add a shortcut to the menu bar actions in the Terminal app, (specifically to create a new window with my own theme.) Here is a screenshot: However when I try to add the shortcut via ...
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Option-Left/Right Arrow doesn't work

The keyboard shortcuts Option-Left/Right Arrow is made for moving the cursor by words, as Apple described here: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201236 , but doesn't work on my MacBook Pro (15-inch, ...
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Switching all open windows on 2 displays with one keystroke

At the moment I'm using two displays for my MacBook. The larger screen is the one I primarily use because of its available space. The smaller one (MacBook) is used to glance on if I ever need to check ...
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Detect bug/item/etc. ID in text and open the corresponding web page

Many database systems (bug tracking, etc.) refer to records by some ID (e.g. a bug may be called BUG-1234 in a bug tracking system). When I encounter such an ID in some text (e.g. in an email, text ...
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How to bind specific window to a hotkey?

On Windows I use a simple Autohotkey script that allows me to easily bind to and switch beetween opened windows. For example, I'm about to be using a browser, two consoles and a text editor in the ...
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How to create desktop shortcut for Chrome profile and run two or more profiles simultaneously?

I am new to Mac, and I have my rough time (missing keys, wrong shortcuts and etc). But I don't give up. I am a JS developer with more than 10 years of Windows and Linux (Debian, Ubuntu) experience and ...
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Indenting code blocks using a Swedish keyboard?

The shortcut for indenting a block of code is usually ⌘], which I cannot do on a Swedish keyboard. Does anyone know any workarounds? I'm not looking for a solution for any specific editor but a way ...
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OS X: Shift + Delete = Forward delete annoyance

Has anyone noticed this strange behavior of OS X El Capitan regarding forward delete? The usual keyboard shortcut for this on keyboards that have no distinct forward delete button is fn + delete, ...
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Keyboard shortcut to access a function in a menu bar app?

I have MacID on my Mac (El Capitan 10.11.2 Public Beta) and my iPhone, and I'm trying to make a shortcut to MacID's "Send clipboard text" command. Since MacID is a menu bar app, though, the computer ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to shut down OSX? [duplicate]

Is there a keyboard shortcut to shut down OSX 10.10.1?
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Keyboard shortcuts for switching Spaces?

I have a laptop and a desktop both running 10.11.1; on the laptop I found a way to set up Spaces so that CTRL-1 would take me immediately to screen 1 and similarly for all the other screens. I rely ...
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El Capitan: all keyboard shortcuts disappeared, but still have them in iOS devices

All the keyboard shortcuts disappeared from the list in System Preferences (System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Text), however they still react in all my iOS devices? I have daily Time Machine backups, ...
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Alternative way to “Browse All Versions”?

This morning I clicked on the Time Machine icon in my menu bar and selected "Enter Time Machine" to look at the state of my backups, but instead of the usual Finder view with the timeline on the right ...
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Assign shortcut to change scale factor for specified application?

So I found this neat app on the web called "Glueprint". It allows you to quickly create a mockup by overlaying a desired image over the screen. The only problem is that it doesn't allow you to adjust ...
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Keyboard shortcut (App Shortcut) taken? Cannot use “^Z”

When I try to add a Shortcut like this System Preferences->Keyboard->Shortcuts->App Shortcuts->+->Some title-> I cannot use ^Z as Keyboard Shortcut. It is automatically replaced by Shift ...
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debugging what app is capturing a key binding

After updating 10.11.1, some key bindings no longer work, such as shift-option-5 and shift-option-4. How can I find what is conflicting? MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Yosemite (10.10.4), 2015 ...
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Shortcut to move point to beginning / end of current line

I use the Apple Wireless Keyboard - French The shortcut Fn+Left arrow (resp. Fn+Right arrow) goes to the beginning (resp. end) of the buffer. The shortcuts cmd+Left arrow or cmd+Right arrow do not ...
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Shortcut - El Capitan Dialog Box switch between option

How do we switch between options in confirm dialog boxes on El Capitan. Older OSXs was switching by using spacebar. Not working anymore.
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Sublime Text 2 - Save Dialogue Tab Issues

I've started using Sublime Text 2 on OS X and its great apart from one small thing. I've enabled Tab to go through all controls: However, I cannot tab through on this dialogue that pops up when I ...
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Keyboard shortcuts for switching to desktop are not working

I have 3 monitors at my workstation. I want to be able to change to a desktop on a different monitor without having to use my mouse. I was looking into how this could be done and I saw that mission ...