Within system preferences --> keyboard --> shortcuts --> mission control I have the following shortcut set:

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I record the shortcut by hitting Control5, but when I play the shortcut back, I am not able to actually move to that space.

When showing my desktops I see that I have Desktops 1-5 as well.

How can I troubleshoot why this specific shortcut is not working? I have a similar shortcut for Control4 to move to Desktop 4, which does work.

This feels like a trivial problem but I do not know how to actually investigate much. I have used an application called Karabiner to verify the OS is processing the keystrokes correctly:

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But the shortcut does not move me to Desktop 5.

  • Does anything happen when you use Control+5? It's probably conflicting with another shortcut somewhere, though it's usually pretty good about notifying you to conflicts. – tubedogg Aug 30 '16 at 16:49
  • Do you have a 10-key [num-pad] or a 'short' keyboard? 10-key's numbers are recognised differently to the ones above qwerty. By default, the shortcuts assigned to Spaces are the qwerty ones. – Tetsujin Aug 30 '16 at 17:06
  • No and no. Interestingly, my system helpfully restarted for other reasons and the issue went away... :\ – enderland Aug 30 '16 at 17:40

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