I'm trying to change the shortcut for back and forward pages in chrome. Initially to go forward or backward, you can either press command+left/right arrow or command+[/]. I want to make it control+left/right arrow. After going into keyboard -> shortcuts, I made the swapenter image description here

and macos shows that the swap actually worked in chrome

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But when I try the shortcut it doesn't do anything, and only command+left/right arrow work (so neither command+[/] or control+left/right arrow work)


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I just figured it out after noticing that control+arrows was already mapped by mission control to move between applications left and right. So I simply remapped the mission control shortcuts to use command instead of control and now everything work.

To do this go into keyboard -> shortcuts -> mission control.

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  • Oddly, they work for me by default, but only after if I click away the cursor focus from a text input field (I use a chrome addon that puts the focus into the first input field on all pages). There is another addon that supports hotkeys but local to the browser, I can configure that one to overcome this. Commented May 21, 2023 at 13:14

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