How can I remap Command+f to search the current web page? In Safari it somehow is set as a shortcut for fullscreen, which drives me insane!

What I would like is to at least kill Command+f to act as a no operation or remap it to do text search in the page.

This is crucial to sort throught the posts of an assortment of comments under YouTube videos.

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    Default for fullscreen in Safari is cmd/ctrl/f - so something must already have overwritten it. Cmd/f doesn't fullscreen in Youtube for me. – Tetsujin Jun 15 '17 at 12:27
  • any way to troubleshoot this? I can't find a way out of this dire predicament – Anton Tropashko Jun 15 '17 at 13:15
  • What does it actually say at the bottom of the View menu? cmd/ctrl/f or just cmd/f? Not sure how to troubleshoot - unless you know you have some kind of key-replacer app running. Maybe look where Andrey says in his answer & see if there's already a replacement listed [there shouldn't be, by default] – Tetsujin Jun 15 '17 at 13:19
  • Edit -> Find -> Find... off the safari top menu bar shows shortcut as cloverleaf F – Anton Tropashko Jun 15 '17 at 13:22
  • & what does Fullscreen say, View menu? – Tetsujin Jun 15 '17 at 13:28

You can do it like this: enter image description here

System preferences -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> App Shortcuts

Click + And select Safari as Application.

Then enter the exact name of menu command (In your case: Find…) and enter your preferred hotkeys (Control + F on the screenshot)

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  • somhow it works on this page but does not work on youtube page. go figure... – Anton Tropashko Jun 15 '17 at 11:09
  • could it be some moron who wrote javascript at google took some liberty to disrespect macos system shortcuts? – Anton Tropashko Jun 15 '17 at 11:10
  • not only that but ctrl + f works identically to %f : it gets me to fullscreen. duh! – Anton Tropashko Jun 15 '17 at 11:12
  • In case somebody is wondering what the hell is "the menu item" or "menu command" or "menu" that many others and this particular answer refer to. Menu is the top bar of each program on mac, the one with "File", "Edit", "View" etc labels. Inside each of this label buttons you can see "menu items", which have "menu commands" showed on the right side. – Eduard Dec 23 '17 at 11:27

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