I'm using Intellij Idea on Mac, that heavily utilizes hotkeys including Function keys + the Option and Command keys.

While hardware keys + the Option and Command keys work okay, Touch Bar keys + the Option and Command keys pressed don't register the combination, essentially breaking so many hotkey commands in Idea.

Has anyone been able to resolve this problem?

marked as duplicate by Nimesh Neema, bmike macbook Jul 19 at 22:21

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  • Welcome to Ask Different! :) I've taken the liberty of editing your question and as part of that have removed your last sentence: Is there a care for Apple's innovative approach or useless touch bar?. I assume this wasn't the reason for your post and felt it would distract from the main objective. As for your issue, can I suggest you also edit your question to include what you've already tried? Otherwise you may get a lot of answers suggesting things you've already done. – Monomeeth Jul 18 at 21:54

Sharing a solution to this problem, although it's pretty uncommon case. Root cause of the problem was Karabiner elements setup. They have a ticket open corresponding to this case: https://github.com/tekezo/Karabiner-Elements/issues/1160

What you need to do to start registering this hotkeys is essentially enable unknown devices in Karabiner settings.

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