I'm working on some shell scripts to customize OS X to my preferences just by calling one script.

From a lot of native OS X options, script is going to easily import some predefined settings form 3rd party apps if possible.

My question is about Moom. I cannot spot any option to export existing settings (especially keyboard shortcuts) into non-encoded file.


$ sudo find -x / -name "Moom"

gives nothing more than:


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2 Answers 2


Follow the instructions provided here: https://manytricks.com/osticket/kb/faq.php?id=53

In particular you have to import the plist, not just replace the plist with your old version.

defaults import com.manytricks.Moom ~/Desktop/Moom.plist
  • This works with Moom 3.2.25 on macOS Ventura in late 2022. I wonder why importing is different from drag/drop replacing.
    – 2540625
    Nov 22, 2022 at 17:03

You can find Moom app preferences on the following file:


That file is not in clear text. But you can use plutil to convert and read it in the following way:

plutil -convert xml1 -o - com.manytricks.Moom.plist

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