Questions tagged [keybindings]

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

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How to make Karabiner work with Intellij on Mac?

I've recently switched from Windows/Ubuntu to MacOS Catalina and I'm trying to avoid changing too many key mappings on Intellij 2020.2. I'm trying to achieve these things: Swap Left Ctrl and Fn ...
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How to swap Ctrl and Function key?

I'm trying to swap Ctrl and Fn on Catalina without downloading a new app. As suggested in multiple articles, I tried going to System Preferences > Keyboard > keyboard > Modifier Keys.. in ...
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Change Function of Command+Delete when Editing text in Catalina

In Catalina, when editing text hitting command+delete appears to delete the entire line, and option+delete will delete a single word. I would basically like to swap these, making command delete simply ...
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Top row on keyboard has a different behavior when pressing alt and using a non mac keyboard

I use a MacBook Pro as a Laptop and mainly Linux to work. Mostly i like to use the same Keyboard (Ducky one 2 SF) for both devices. I chose the same keyboard settings (German) in Mac OS as in all ...
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How to remap a single key?

I have a broken key on my Mac's keyboard and I need to remap it to some other key, by double press. Temporarily. It's not a special but an alphabet letter one. I want to remap it this way: "f&...
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Reuse Cmd+Tab for hammerspoon application switcher

I set up hammerspoon and use hs.window.switcher as mentioned in the docs. I.e. switcher_space = hs.window.switcher.new(hs.window.filter.new():setCurrentSpace(true):setDefaultFilter{}) hs.hotkey.bind('...
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How do I change between open Chrome screens on a macPro 10.13.3 using a windows keyboard

This is weird. Ctrl + > works sometimes but not always. When Ctrl + > (> = cursor control keys) works. When Ctrl + > (> = cursor control keys) doesn't work, it brings up the ...
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How to remap specific keys (insert, fn, etc.) usint hidutil

I have a computer that I cannot download much 3rd party software to (I'm not supposed to – long story, just accept it). This means, no Karabiner, etc. Further, the generic solution of "system ...
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Mac Chrome only quits with command+option+q

All of a sudden Chrome on my Catalina imac requires command+option+q to quit. "Warn before quitting" is unchecked. Holding command+q does nothing. command+q works in all other apps. I have a ...
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How to make Mac OS incompatible mouse work on Mac OS and use ALL its buttons? Tell me your solution please

I have a wonderful Roccat Tyon mouse (this is not a promo, I honestly love this product after trying a bunch of other gaming mouses) which I use for work, not for gaming. And I use it on the Mac OS ...
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How to change my caps lock key to work as a tab? [duplicate]

My tab key has never worked and I want to switch it's function with the caps lock key since I never use caps lock anyways. I'm using OSX and they only way I've seen to change the function of the keys ...
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Map the application key to right-click at caret position using Karabiner-Elements

To map the application key to right-click using Karabiner-Elements one can use: "simple_modifications": [ { "from": { "key_code": "...
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How to map Insert/Help key to Control-T with Karabiner?

I tried to map Inset key (Reported as "Help 114 / 0x72 by Key Codes) as Control-T, so I would be able to select files in Midnight Commander but it seems not to work. My Karabiner Elements config ...
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Focus menu bar Help menu Search field in different keyboard layouts

In the default U.S. QWERTY keyboard layout, pressing ⌘⇧/ (aka ⌘?) opens the Help menu item and focuses the Search field. Pressing the keyboard shortcut and then typing allows you to easily search ...
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How to remap a key to another letter

My "e" key is broken and until I go to repair it I would like to map the letter "e" to another key such as "§" so that I don't have to store the letter in the clipboard. ...
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How to assign a shortcut key to Control-Command-B?

I notice that I cannot assign the key combination Control-Command-B as a shortcut key for any application like Emacs, Spectacle. When setting this key combination into the Preferences of Spectacle, ...
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Disable Terminal man page shortcut on Catalina

I recently upgraded to MacOS Catalina and when I am IDEA IntelliJ, if I press Command + Shift + M the OS opens the Terminal program and attempts to load the man page for whatever I had highlighted in ...
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Does remapping modifier keys affect special boots?

I'm running Catalina 10.15.5. In the keyboard preferences there is the option to remap modifier keys, which I've done. My question is, do these remappings apply when using the remapped keys for ...
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Switch keyboard layouts by combination with caps lock

I have two keyboard layouts. Is it possible to switch to the first layout by pressing Caps Lock and switch to the second one by pressing Shift + Caps Lock?
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Is it possible to use `Ctrl-M` as enter in the login screen

I am using Ctrl-m (^M) as globally (in termial and all hte other apps) to do enter. I have setup this keybinding using Karabiner. Is it possible to use Ctrl-M as enter in the login page? After a ...
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Can't bind “Application windows” to any key combination

I recently bought a new Macbook Pro running OSX Catalina. On my last one running High Sierra I always used CMD + E for showing "application windows" but I can't for the love of god use it, ...
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Changing my right option key to a backslash ( \ ) specifically using Terminal

I would like to change my right option key to a backslash ( \ ) specifically using the following remapping method: How do I remap a key in macOS Sierra, e.g., Right Alt to Right Control? However I ...
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Auto Swoosh to space on a per app basis

There is a lot of questions and articles about the "When switching to an application, switch to a Space with open windows for the application" under the mission control settings pane (also called "...
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Quick typing not possible after key remap

I followed the tips in this thread. The TN2450 remaps the keys correctly, but a new problem has surfaced: The keys do not register when pressing more of them at the same time. Example: If typing the ...
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Any key prompting alert sound in third party app

When using a certain third party application, any letter or number key prompts the "funk" alert sound, as if I was trying to conduct an illegal action. This does not occur while writing, or for mac ...
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How do I do Home and End in iterm2?

Home and End do nothing in iTerm2, nor do ⌘← and ⌘→. However, Ctrl-A and Ctrl-E do work. Can Home and End do this? Preferences->Keys_Key Bindings in iTerm2 do not offer a "Start of Line" or "End ...
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In iTerm2 map the left Command key to the left Control key & map Command+Tab

In iTerm2, can I map the left ⌘ Command key to the left ^ Control key and still map the system ⌘ Command ⇨Tab to still switch to all other windows? I've use three different OS's (Ubuntu, macOS and ...
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How do you use Karabiner with a wacom pen tablet?

I can see that it is possible to check the checkbox next to PTK-640 (tablet) in the devices tab of Karabiner preferences. I then tried to map the on-screen 'radial' menus that the wacom tablet will ...
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Remap quit app keyboard shortcut globally

In Windows and Linux I can remap the Close Window key globally to something else (usually Ctrl + F4). When I tried doing the same in Mac, it seems that I would need to remap every app independently. ...
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Changing Adaptive Undo Shortcut in System Preferences

I am aware that one can go to System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts, and easily change any menu bar shortcut, like Undo, for all applications. This used to work great for me! However this no ...
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What is this character and how could I type it?

I have encountered a very strange, L like letter that I couldn't found in the ascii table, nor in the greek alphabet. Do you have any idea what this could be, and what it's name? I would like to type ...
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Create macros for Google Docs?

Is there any way to create macros for google docs or google chrome in general, using Textmate?
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Remap Caps Lock and Preserve Original Function

I know I can remap the Caps Lock key to Escape. However, sometimes I do actually want to use Caps Lock. Is there a way to achieve this, for example by pressing Fn Caps Lock?
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What is opt-cmd-] bound to and how can I switch this off?

In my newish Mojave install on an iMac I experience some odd behaviour: ⌥ Option⌘ Command] plays the alert sound even if it is bound to an action in a keyboard shortcut tool like Keyboard Maestro ...
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Function key does not get passed on to Windows in Amazon WorkSpaces

I am using MacBook Pro 2019 with Touch Bar and macOS Catalina 10.15.3. I have installed Amazon WorkSpaces 3.0.4 which I use to connect to Windows. My Function keys are not getting passed on to my ...
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Disable Cmd Shift Q for cs go, cannot select it in keyboard pref

How can i disbable Command + Shift + Q for cs go, i can't figure it out. I use it for slow walking, ducking and moving around. I'm using macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 I already tried this solution: ...
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Why is there an emacs keybinding for character transpose?

There is a special keybinding for transposing two characters in a text field: ctrl-t. Is this functionality really that useful to deserve a keybinding? I want to know what I am missing by not using it....
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How to restore my keyboard to default settings?

I was using Google Colab on my web browser and was trying to set some keyboard shortcut on Google Colab. After that, my keyboard keep showing weird letters when I am typing. You can see it in this ...
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new keystrokes in Terminal defined, but do nothing

To move the insertion point backwards and forwards a word at a time, Terminal by default uses Option + left or right arrow. Because my 101-key USB keyboard lacks an Option key, I'd like to use Control ...
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How to remap MacBook keys [duplicate]

So, I play a game and I am unable to quickly reach my 6,7,8,9,0 keys. Is there any way that I could revamp my keyboard keys so that, for example : z would result in the same keystroke as my 6 x ...
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How can I create a global keyboard shortcut to focus a specific window?

I'd like to have a keyboard shortcut that focuses a Sublime Text window with "notes" in the title, so from anywhere I can bring that window to the front and access my notes. I've tried using Better ...
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Remap Mac Keys - Terminal

I'm a newcomer here (you can tell by my question). To remap a key, do I just replace the two hexadecimal values for the key I wants to be changed and use the entire string in Terminal? 0x63 for ...
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Use asterisk/ variables in keyboard shortcuts editor

I'm using a Mac laptop with an external PC keyboard. Via Apps shortcuts I've redefined some of common shortcuts for Find, Copy Paste actions. However, some applications have dynamic actions names, for ...
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Remap Keys in Catalina

I asked for, and received, key remapping instructions (Technical Note TN2450 -- but they were for High Sierra. Are those instructions also correct for Catalina? I want to remap the "num/clear" and ...
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Unicode escape is ctrl+[ , why does this work in terminal or vim, but not safari or other parts of OS?

When i'm working in VIM i'll often times use ctrl+[ to exit insert mode. But if i need to press escape in other parts of the OS ctrl+[ does not act the same way as escape. For example if search a ...
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How do I remap WASD to arrow keys?

OK so, I saw this answer on another thread about how to remap keys: Apple's Technical Note TN2450 describes how to remap keys. Running the following command will remap Right Alt to be Right ...
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mac wont boot anymore after running bootcamp

It went fine until it restarted and showed a black screen with"insert bootable device" which was right there. It wont do anything else until I hold the power button to turn it off. rebooting shows the ...
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Re-mapping tilde ~ to escape with hidutil, hex code is wrong on technical note?

I want to map my esc key to ~ tilde. Using this reference: How do I remap a key in macOS Sierra, e.g., Right Alt to Right Control? I found this technical note Using this code: hidutil property --...
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Remapping Mac Keys [duplicate]

I just bought a KeyChron K4 keyboard (Gateron Blue switches -- it’s terrific) and the layout is a bit different from the standard 104 keys. I want to exchange two keys — the problem is with Karbiner ...
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How would I use Karabiner elements: to remap the brace key on macOS?

I'm used to program in linux whereas left ALT+8 and ALT+9 show { and } (it layout). Now I need to press "shift" + "option" + "è" and "shift" + "option" + "+" to have it done. How can I remap the ...

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