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I want to reuse some common keyboard shortcut in Ubuntu. The first one is ⇧ Shift+F4 (to open terminal), the second one is ⌃ Control+Shift (to change input source). However, the system preference seems to prevent me from using such special combinations. Is there a way to bypass this?

  • Firstly, welcome to Ask Different! :) Just reading between the lines, but I'm guessing by "I want to reuse some common keyboard shortcut in Ubuntu." what you mean is that your wanting to use these shortcuts in macOS? – Monomeeth Sep 2 at 22:15
  • @Monomeeth These shortcuts are very common in Ubuntu, and I want to use them in macOS. Sorry for the confusing wording. – Minh Nghĩa Sep 3 at 4:26
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It will let you use Shift/F4*, assuming you have a service you can apply it to that will launch Terminal, but it won't let you use ctrl/shift without some further character.

*Also assuming you have Fkey set to be Fkeys & not 'convenience shortcuts' - set in System Prefs > Keyboard > Keyboard, otherwise you'll have to add Fn.

  • Thanks, I haven't looked at that settings, will try it this afternoon. – Minh Nghĩa Sep 3 at 6:27

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