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 to + + T. (it was + + space), but I still can't use this shortcut for Evernote helper.

Evernote only says:

The key combination + + space can't be used!
The key combination "Command + Control + Space" can't be used because it's already used by a system-wide keyboard shortcut. (If you really want to use this key combination, most shortcuts can be changed in the Keyboard & Mouse Panel in System Preferences)

…but I've already changed the Special Characters shortcut.

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    so it sounds like you changed special characters away from using the cmd ctrl space shortcut, but did you set evernote helper to use that shortcut (in the same place)?
    – dwightk
    Commented May 20, 2014 at 18:02
  • Yes. right. but I can't understand what place is. Helppppp...
    – HyunHee
    Commented May 21, 2014 at 1:29
  • I tried as well to change the shortcut for the emoji icons. Although the new shortcut does work Evernote still won't let me use ⌘⌃space. I wonder if they have it hard coded so that you can't use ⌘⌃space keyboard shortcut combination. i was able to assign ⌘⌃space to another app shortcut key with no problem, for example Spotlight. Commented May 21, 2014 at 2:32

1 Answer 1


Go to System PreferencesKeyboardShortcutsSpotlight and disable the Show Spotlight window option.

  • thx for your help. But I'm telling about com ctrl space.
    – HyunHee
    Commented May 21, 2014 at 1:30
  • @HyunHee Apologies, the post was edited for kbd tags and I didn't notice it changed the key
    – grg
    Commented May 21, 2014 at 5:34

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