I have an app (Skitch) that has a seemingly unchangable shortcut of command-shift-5 for capturing the screen. I'd like to disable this or, at least, change it to another shortcut.

Previously I could go to System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts > App Shortcuts and add an app with its accompanying shortcut there. For example, I tried to change it to the following:


Unfortunately in this instance command-shift-5 retains its function whenever the app is open and in the background in Catalina.

Skitch appears to capture this keyboard setting even when the key binding is disabled for the normal macOS keybinding for "Screenshot and recording options": disabled

Is there a way to stop Skitch from receiving this shortcut and/or assigning it another shortcut that works?


shift-command-5 is a macOS keyboard shortcut, not any particular application like Skitch.

Change or disable it in System PreferencesKeyboardShortcutsScreenshots.

Screenshots preferences

  • You are right, but I already had this disabled and have updated the question to clarify this with an additional screenshot. Skitch still dominates this keybinding. – ylluminate Nov 26 '20 at 0:06

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