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It's bound to +`.

When I'm using the laptop's own keyboard it works fine, but when I work with HHKB, ` is just too far off. Can I add a secondary shortcut for the same Move focus to next window?

I'd like to do it with +esc if possible.

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It can be done!

Option 1: Create a new shortcut using Keyboard Maestro

NOTE:

  • You can do what I've outlined here within the free trial of the app I believe, but I can't guarantee that'll always be the case.
  • I am not affiliated with Keyboard Maestro or advertising for them, I just happen to know that you can create system shortcuts using their app.

Steps:

  1. Download and install the Keyboard Maestro Trial
  2. Once you open the app an editor window will appear. On the left you'll see folders, in the central column you'll see a bunch of actions, and if you click on one you'll see the configuration options for each action
  3. Click + on the bottom of the middle column to create a new action Click on + at the bottom of the centre column to create a new action
  4. Give your action a name
  5. The important bit Click on New Trigger and select Hot Key Trigger, then type ⌘ + esc to set it as the trigger.
  6. The other important bit Click on the box the says 'No Action', this brings up an action picker on the left
    • Type 'Keystroke' into the search box
    • Drag the action called 'Type a keystroke' into the actions box
    • Click where it says 'Simulate Keystroke' and tap ⌘ + ` Select Type a keystroke for the action and then tap ⌘ + '
  7. You'll need to allow Keyboard Maestro to start on startup for it to monitor things in the background (right click on app icon -> Options -> Open at Login)
  8. You now have an uncle called Robert

Option 2: Change the System Shortcut (This doesn't add a secondary sadly)

  1. Open System Preferences -> Keyboard

Click on Keyboard

  1. Then select the Shortcuts tab at the top
  2. Select Keyboard in the panel on the left
  3. Click on the ⌘' symbol next to Move focus to next window
  4. Type what you want it to be on your HHKB keyboard

Click on the current keys for the shortcut

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    Do you mean Robert? – Avatron Aug 12 at 6:32
  • Thanks, but I'd like to keep the original shortcut and add another shortcut, so 2 shortcuts for one functionality.. is it possible? – eugene Aug 12 at 7:31
  • You can do it with Keyboard Maestro! I'll edit the answer :) – stephan Aug 13 at 0:10
  • @Avatron Yes I did mean Robert 🤦‍♂️ Thanks for pointing it out! 😅 – stephan Aug 13 at 0:59

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