I use a third party app for alt-tab, so when I hit alt+shift+tab+Q, the operating system doesn't recognize it as quitting the app. Instead it recognizes it as the log out keyboard command. (The native OSX alt+shift+tab+q will quit the app, however.)

I figure this could easily be resolved if I could change the keyboard shortcut.

OSX 10.7.5, Macbook Pro mid-2011.

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You could try changing ⌥⇧⌘Q to ⌥⌘Q with KeyRemap4MacBook.

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<autogen>--KeyToKey-- KeyCode::Q, VK_OPTION | VK_SHIFT | VK_COMMAND, KeyCode::Q, VK_COMMAND | VK_OPTION</autogen>
  • Is this going to mess with the kernel? I was hoping for a safer way to do it.
    – user21306
    Commented Dec 27, 2012 at 20:45

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