From what I've understood, + + 4 is the way one currently gets Mouse Cursor Coordinates in macOS.

I use this combination for something else. Is there a way to change the keyboard command for retrieving the Mouse Cursor Coordinates? I tried looking in Settings > Keyboard > Shortcuts, but didn't find anything.

Perhaps then, the keyboard command could be edited with something like Karabiner?

If the keyboard shortcut is not editable, is there a good and simple stand-alone tool for retrieving coordinates?

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That key combination is for producing a picture from a section of the screen selected by the mouse and so that key combination is already fixed. It just conveniently shows the co-ordinates when selecting.

Unless it is possible to edit in the kernel or somewhere...

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    The implication is in that case that one simply changes the keyboard shortcut for screenshotting a part of the screen, which is available at Settings > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Screen shots.
    – P A N
    Commented Jul 31, 2017 at 9:33
  • It may be editable there - however I use that shortcut for what it is set to already so don't want to edit mine...
    – Solar Mike
    Commented Jul 31, 2017 at 9:37

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