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You can set your own key commands in system prefs
This will be probably a lot harder to find in Ventura:\

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There's one slight quirk, though with both Shutdown… & Restart…

As soon as you add a custom key command to either of them, an alternative command pops up underneath, without the ellipsis. You can't add a key command to these non ellipsis versions.

  • Upvoted, I'm curious how do you sync these shortcuts between Macs? They can take a long time to configure.
    – Wenfang Du
    Jul 13, 2023 at 12:17
  • I've never needed to. All my Macs are migrations of one prime Mac back in 2000. So my main Mac is always a direct line of sight back to that one. My others are newer forks from that main Mac. apple.stackexchange.com/questions/461918/…
    – Tetsujin
    Jul 13, 2023 at 13:17
  • How did you do the migration or forking? Did you use this method?
    – Wenfang Du
    Jul 13, 2023 at 13:26
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    support.apple.com/HT204350 Although with the older Mac Pros with multiple internal drives, I would just clone the boot drive & put it in the new Mac. Can't do that any more.
    – Tetsujin
    Jul 13, 2023 at 13:28

Using Karabiner-Elements, the following rule maps left_command+right_command+escape to restart macOS:

  "description": "Restart macOS",
  "manipulators": [
      "from": {
        "key_code": "escape",
        "modifiers": {
          "mandatory": ["left_command", "right_command"]
      "to": [
          "key_code": "eject",
          "modifiers": ["left_control", "left_command"]
      "type": "basic"
  • @Thinkr Which shortcut?
    – Wenfang Du
    Jul 13, 2023 at 8:54
  • @Thinkr "* Does not apply to the Touch ID sensor." The new MBP doesn't have a power button though.
    – Wenfang Du
    Jul 13, 2023 at 9:05
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    Or, same as your other question you just added a Karabiner answer to - you can set your own key commands in system prefs - i.sstatic.net/My4cZ.png
    – Tetsujin
    Jul 13, 2023 at 9:09
  • @Thinkr I tried "Control–Command–Touch ID", it just locks the screen.
    – Wenfang Du
    Jul 13, 2023 at 9:11
  • @Thinkr I held "Control-Touch ID" for three seconds, but it still locked the screen.
    – Wenfang Du
    Jul 13, 2023 at 9:14

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