I recently upgraded to MacOS Catalina and when I am in IDEA IntelliJ, if I press Command + Shift + M the OS opens the Terminal program and attempts to load the man page for whatever I had highlighted in the editor at that time, as described here.

This is very annoying because I already have that keyboard shortcut mapped to something else in IntelliJ that I use quite frequently. How do I disable this shortcut?

I tried looking in the Terminal program's preferences but I don't see any keyboard shortcut options there.

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    That's also valid for Command+Shift+A, which triggers search in man page when you actually want to open "run action" Mar 30 at 21:49

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If you open Terminal -> Services -> Services Preferences there are some options there for enabling/disabling global keyboard shortcuts.

services preferences menu

Then you can disable this at Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> Services -> Open man Page in Terminal

settings screenshot

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    It might help that "open man page in Terminal" is in the section "Text" Oct 18, 2022 at 14:53

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