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Questions tagged [keybindings]

Pertaining to the settings which define what a key press on the keyboard will do.

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RAZER SYNAPSE issue - binding modifier key only to mouse button is not working

I just bought Razer Naga Trinity, I tried to bind any modifier key only to mouse button on the Razer Synapse but it does not work, I hold it and press a key, it only types the key, it should launch ...
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Use all F1, F2, etc. keys as standard function keys not working

I have a MacBook Pro with touchbar and macOS 10.14.1 I'm using a non apple docking station to which I plugged in an LMP keyboard (Model KB-1243) via USB. Now I want to use the function keys in ...
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Remapping Control + Left Click to Left Click while other keys are being pressed

I need to be able to hold down control and left click, without the click being changed to a right click. I was able to accomplish this using Karabiner Elements, but when I hold down another key and ...
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How do I find the key that looks like ^ with _ on top of it? [duplicate]

The keyboard shortcut for sending an email in Thunderbird looks like this: I know that the first symbol is the Command key, but I can't figure out the second symbol. I have looked at the Apple ...
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How to assign single-key system-wide shortcuts to numpad?

I have an external keyboard with a numeric keyboard which I never use. Is it possible to assign functions to those keys like: - opens Voice dictation * emulates Shift-Command-4 + emulates Tab-...
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Trademark and other characters not working since Mojave update

Prior to the Mojave update, I could type Shift+Alt+2 to produce a trademark symbol (tm superscript). This, and others (Shift+Alt+{1-6,q,p,h,j,k,l,n,m,§}) do not work any more. Is this intentional? If ...
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Is there keyboard shortcut to deselect text on a mac?

To select all text in Chrome or other apps I can use: Command+a From a web search I found this potential shortcut to deselect text: Command+Shift+a Sadly that doesn't work any apps I've tried. Is ...
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How can I go to the previous desktop in Mission Control using a hot key?

Say, I have 10 desktops. I'm on the desktop 2. I switch to the deskotp 7 using the F3 key and touchpad. Is there a standard hot key for switching back to the deskotp 2? And then back to the deskotp 7. ...
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Caps to Shift Lock

It would be awesome if the caps key could change the numbers to symbols as well. For instance, with caps on, it would be nice if pressing "4" would produce "$". Is there an easy way to do this on ...
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How to enable foreign/accentuated letters popup on ukelele (.keylayout) custom keyboard keypress?

I have created and installed a custom keyboard layout with the ukelele application. This keyboard is installed here : ~/Library/Keyboard Layouts/my-custom-layout.keylayout When the default english ...
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Is there a way to resize Dock in macOS using keyboard shortcuts?

I would like to be able to resize the Dock in macOS strictly using keybindings. Ideally, this would be incrementally and work similar to the way that volume/brightness increase/decrease keys work. I ...
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Can finder move to next item with same starting letter like windows explorer will?

On windows inside a folder if there are multiple files with same starting character, if I press the character again it selects another file. How to do this on mac?
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How do I add “pull-down”, aka “hotkey window” functionality to any app?

I like to add the hotkey window functionality of iTerm to any app. I have heard this is possible with BetterTouchTool, but I don't know how. I have seen opensource solutions like tdrop for linux, but ...
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Menu title in Keyboard Shortcuts?

I recently started using the Mac mail app. I like to keep the inbox clean and so I want to move every message that I read to a Backup folder ( not Archive for some very silly reason! ). So, I decided ...
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Left/right option keys reversed under Mojave on PC keyboard with switched option/command

I have Emacs 26.1 from emacsformacosx.com set up to use left option as meta, and to ignore right option, so as to leave it available for accented characters etc. It works fine on my MacBook Pro's ...
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Why can I not set Safari keyboard shortcuts? Conflicts with secondary, unlisted Back/Forward commands

I use ⌘← and ⌘→ to move between tabs. I want to transfer this setting to Safari. The default Safari keyboard shortcuts shown in the menu bar list ⌘[ and ⌘] for Back/Forward: Despite those keyboard ...
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What does ctrl + alt + shift + cmd + , do?

I'm trying to assign shortcuts to things and one of them is ctrl + alt + cmd + shift + , - when I press it the screen flashes white which then quickly fades. I've no idea what this is doing, nor if ...
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Cmd+Tab remaps to Ctrl+Tab

Please read my answer and bmikes comment before voting to close. Someone is going to come along and say I should just learn Mac shortcuts, but I must say I use Chromebooks, Windows, & Linux boxes ...
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switch to a Full Screen application with keybind

I use a lot of Spaces and I switch between them using keybinds (from cmd + 1 to access the first space, to cmd + 5 to access the last one). I'd like to switch to a Full Screen application using the ...
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Key binding in iTerm2

I am trying to bind a shortcut to perform cut command in iTerm2. Obviously, cut is bound to Cmd + x, but I would also like it to be bound to Ctrl + w. I did this easily for paste by going to iTerm2 → ...
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Tilde (~) and plus-minus (±) in wrong place on keyboard

I'm using a MacBook Pro with a Swedish physical keyboard, but with U.S. layout defined in System Prefs. However the tilde (~) and plus-minus (±) keys seem switched. The following key combination ...
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App Keyboard Shortcuts Display Bug?

I'm encountering what appears to be a bug in the display of  > System Preferences > Keyboard: Shortcuts - App Shortcuts. The shortcuts are functional, but as you can see, their names randomly ...
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Can I re-program the MacBook Pro Touch Bar Siri Button? I'd like to make it “delete”

It's a very poor user experience when I try to press "delete" to use as a "backspace" then have Siri pop up because my fingers went a bit over and touched the Siri button. I know I remove it via “...
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Mapping Control-A,E,etc to cursor movement in .keylayout files?

I'm trying to create a custom keyboard layout as described in Apple's tech note here. My basic keys are working, but combinations with the control key are not. For example, Control-A to move to the ...
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How can I have Windows keymapping on my Macbook, CTRL+C, CTRL+V

I have a Macbook pro 2016, I am a Linux user at home and I am used to CTRL+C, CTRL+X, CTRL+V kind of key mapping for my copy, cut and paste actions. I have set up keyboard modifier as below I also ...
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Assign function keys to umlauts

I'm using Apple's wired keyboard with number pad. Above the number pad there are 4 unassigned function keys (F16 to F19) which I would like to assign to the German umlauts ä, ö, ü and the sharp s ß. ...
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Disable Key Repeat for Specific Key (spacebar) in macOS

Is there a way to disable (or significantly lengthen the time required for) key repeat for a specific key in macOS? I know that from System Preferences, Keyboard, it is possible to change settings for ...
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Apple wireless keyboard problem: pressing 'o' prints 'O' (uppercase) while the caps lock is off [duplicate]

I have a 2009(?) 2 AA battery Apple wireless keyboard that I got off of Ebay recently as a 'used' but functional product. It functioned fine for a week but now weirdly, while I was in the middle of ...
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I need to disable my main keyboard as one letter is not working and it's out of warranty

This is my current setup: 1 year warranty expired. 90 days warranty warranty expired too. Using external keyboard on top of the internal keyboard for now. I need to disable the built-in one, because ...
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How do you position your hand to use the control + w key? What fingers do you use?

I would like to improve my typing. Currently, I start web dev with vim. I use one of the feature called split, which create new window for me. then we need to hit Control+ W to move around cursors. I ...
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Option + Z keystroke does not insert the ohm symbol/omega (Ω)

Every article that I can find on web suggests the keystroke Option + z to insert that Ω symbol on a Mac. However, on my Mac, when I press that combination, I get the ˀ character. I followed the ...
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Faster Keybindings (Universal) [duplicate]

How can I universally change the following keybindings to something that is faster? Option+Arrow (move 1 word) Option+[delete] (delete 1 word) Command+c (copy) Command+v (paste) Command+x (cut) ...
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Firefox problems when remapping Copy to ctrl-c

I remapped Copy to ctrl-c via Preference>Keyboard>Shortcuts and it works pretty good. But when I have the find dialog open in Firefox, when I try and Copy I actually end up toggling "Match Case". I ...
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Remap keys to AppleScript? [duplicate]

I've been looking into tools like Karabiner, which are cool, but I would like more control. In general, I'd like to remap specific keys to run AppleScript or some other code. Ideally it wouldn't send ...
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Switching keyboard languages with keyboard sequences

I'm using 3 languages. Is it possible to have a separate keyboard sequence for each language? So I would be able to switch to a desired language without checking which one is current. For example: ...
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Long press key to reveal special characters does not work after update to High Sierra

I have a similar problem as the asker in this question on Apple's forum. After I updated from Sierra to High Sierra (v10.13.3) on a MBP retina 13" mid 2014, I noticed the character picker (special ...
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How to set a key to mimic clicking an app in the dock

I have multiple desktops on High Sierra. Given an app window (like Safari) on each desktop, I can click on the app icon on the dock, and it will cycle through the desktops with this app. ⌘-` will ...
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macOS Sierra mysteriously capturing keyboard shortcuts involving Cmd-Ctrl-Alt

I recently noticed that certain keyboard combinations involving Cmd+Ctrl+Alt (Cmd+Ctrl+Opt) are captured by my Mac but cannot figure out what is doing the capturing. For example, Cmd+Ctrl+Alt+j/; both ...
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Disable ALT-SPACE for back-tab (only)

I use ssh terminal windows a lot and everytime I try to type... something | grep -i else ... I get ... grep -i elsesomething | ...because if I'm typing too fast and I hit ALT-SPACE (instead of ...
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Why does F4 not work in MacOS X (Touchbar macBook, or macBook Air)?

I'm using iterm2 together with tmux and I need the function keys. Ever since I got the TouchBar Macbook Pro and upgraded to HighSierra, the F4 key became disfunctional in iTerm2 and emacs. The F4 key ...
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Leave superscript mode in Mac Grapher

Mac Grapher has is a keyboard shortcut for entering superscripts: use the ^ key. For instance, you can type x^2 to get the expression x2. Once I've entered superscript mode, how do I leave ...
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Remapping command Q to another shortcut for quitting apps

This has been an ongoing frustration for me, and I think for a lot of people in the community who use the keyboard a lot. Shortcuts like Command + TAB and Command + W are an everyday stroke for lots ...
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How to disable middle click? [duplicate]

Middle click to paste is making scrolling impossible in Terminal on my thinkpad keyboard because of middle click pasting. I'd prefer to just disable it on that app, but globally would be fine. I ...
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How to remap “quit application” to Command+ESC system wide? [duplicate]

As of now it's set to ⌘Q everywhere which is very unintuitive and being next to ⌘W, which I use a lot, it's very annoying too. ⌘Esc doesn't do anything (on my laptop at least) and I think it makes ...
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Add keyboard shortcut to print custom characters

I would like to map the Alt (Option) + (a/u/o/s) to ä,ü,ö,ß Is there a native way, or a software for it?
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What is hardware type ID in keylayout xml file?

In a ".keylayout" file there is <layout> element where you can specify a "mapSet" and "modifierMap" for a range of keyboard types. Apples Technical Note TN2056 describes the XML file structure, ...
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How to lock the iPad's screen with a keyboard shortcut?

Is it possible to lock the iPad's screen by using a keyboard shortcut, when using a BT keyboard, or the SmartKeyboard? Cmd+Shift+Eject as on the Mac does not work. Holding down the Cmd key also does ...
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Remap touch bar control keys, e.g., Siri

I'd like to customize what the keys in my Macbook Pro's touch bar do. For instance, I have no interest in Siri but I'd be great to have the Siri key be the hotkey for iterm2 for instance. Is there a ...
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Command and Option keys on Windows keyboard

I am using an external keyboard which is a Windows keyboard. I am not able to use copy and paste command with ctrl and there is no command key or the option key in this keyboard. What is the shorcut ...
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Why does the combination fn+⌘+delete doesn't work?

As a new user of MacOS - coming from the Windows world -, I'm trying to quickly learn how the Delete key works here and what are the possible combinations with other keys. However, while listed in ...