I noticed that in some Apps, in file dialogues, CMD+Shift+D - for "Go to Desktop" - stopped working.

I tried to create a "App Shortcut" that 'clicks' on the Word Desktop with that (custom) shortcut - via the Shortcuts / Keyboard panel. The effect was that now, in my finder, the Shortcut for "Go to Destkop" is "CMD-D" (which is even worse, as that should be 'Duplicate'). Any ideas are welcome on how to go back to where I was before. ;-)

Thank you! Fabian

current problem, part 2

  • Have a look in System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts > App Shortcuts and see it there is an entry for Finder > Documents, or (or Go->Documents) set to ⌘D, and if so change it back to: ⇧⌘D Aug 30, 2021 at 21:00

1 Answer 1


First, kindly check your setting from System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts and see if cmd+shift+D has been mapped to anything.

You may also Restore Default if you want to reset everything.

  • RE: "System Preferences > Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcuts" -- The is no such location as Keyboard Shortcuts in at that path in macOS, at least not in any version of macOS, macOS Sierra thru macOS Big Sur. Aug 30, 2021 at 21:04
  • @user3439894 I had no issue finding that location in System Preferences, although it is titled "Shortcuts" not "Keyboard Shortcuts"
    – Ezekiel
    Aug 30, 2021 at 21:37
  • @Ezekiel Elin, I'm so glad you had no problem finding the right place, neither did I! The reason I posted a comment is that unless it has been changed in the upcoming macOS Monterey, then what's posted is not correctly stated! Aug 30, 2021 at 21:44
  • @user3439894 The instructions are correct though - you can also find them here, under "Customize keyboard shortcuts" support.apple.com/guide/mac-help/keyboard-shortcuts-mchlp2262/…
    – Ezekiel
    Aug 30, 2021 at 23:06
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    @Ezekiel Elin, I don't know what your problem is but don't ping me again! If you saw my comment to the OP, it states the only place in the macOS GUI that the Finder > Go > Documents keyboard shortcut could have been changed from its default of ⇧⌘D and is certainly more prudent then just clicking the Restore Defaults button as mentioned in this answer! Aug 30, 2021 at 23:15

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