macOS configured per-application keyboard shortcuts including at least ⌥+⇧ (Option+Shift) are broken.

Occurs with Google Chrome version: 69.0.3497.100 (Official Build) (64-bit)

And macOS Mojave, version: 10.14 (18A391)

And the previous version of macOS, 10.13.

Problem: When you configure an application-specific macOS keyboard shortcut for Google Chrome that includes holding the keys ⌥ and ⇧, and pressing any other key, it doesn't work. It may also work for keyboard shortcuts for other modifiers, but I haven't checked.

Steps to reproduce:

  1. Go to the "Keyboard" preferences pane in System Preferences, then click on the "Shortcuts" tab
  2. Select "App Shortcuts" from the left window pane
  3. Click the "+" button to add a new app shortcut
  4. Select "Google Chrome" as the Application, and "Select Next Tab" as the Menu Title, and press ⌥+⇧+K as the keyboard shortcut
  5. Click "Add" to save the application-specific shortcut
  6. Open Chrome and notice that not only does it not work, it actually prints a "" symbol if you have focus on any text field

This probably happens because Chrome is likely ignoring keyboard shortcuts and interpreting keypresses as Unicode shortcuts.

Is this a bug in Google Chrome?

Do you also see this behaviour?

  • 1
    I can confirm your findings – Ruskes Sep 29 '18 at 21:05
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    Probably Googles new dumbass feature. Add it to the list right after getting rid of urls. – JBis Sep 29 '18 at 21:26

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