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How to use Shortcuts app to mute/unmute MS Teams from anywhere (globally)?

The standard keybinding for MS Teams mute toggle is ⌘ShiftM. However, it only works if Teams is the current focussed application. So when I'm working on a document or typing notes in another app, I ...
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Make backslash \ in terminal (Danish keyboard)

I am using a Danish keyboard language and Danish keyboard layout. When typing in my browser or other applications on my computer, I can make a backslash. In my case I use the combination shift + ...
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How should I adapt my software's keyboard shortcuts for macOS users (e.g. when to use Cmd instead of Ctrl)?

I'm not familiar with macOS at all. Nevertheless, when designing cross-platform software features, one needs to be aware of such small differences. I've seen a lot of keybindings which are usually ...
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MacOS Music script does not work triggered inside app

For years, I've been using a really simple AppleScript to reset Music's AirPlay device back to my computer. I trigger it using a keyboard shortcut Command + E and the script doesn’t run. Same if I use ...
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How can I add a keyboard shortcut for a nested menu item?

It used to be possible (on macOS 10.14 below at least), to set up a keyboard shortcut to open up a specific terminal profile: Unfortunately, on macOS 12 and later (at least, I never ran 10.15 or 11), ...
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How can I change/remove the shortcut fn+C for opening the Control Centre

Since I upgraded to macOS Monterey, fn + C (i.e. the fn key + the C key) opens the Control Centre in the Menu Bar. How can I change or even remove this shortcut? Same question for the shortcut fn + A. ...
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How can I assign a shortcut in Karabiner-Elements to open VS Code?

I am new to Karabiner-Elements and I am trying to find a way to assign a shortcut to open VS Code. I would like to press Left Command and Right Command at the same time then leave it then press V to ...
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Phantom `play_pause` keypress events

I have been experiencing these phantom keystrokes where any app related to media (vlc, music, youtube) constantly plays and pauses or even re-opens after closed. only the foreground app is affected. ...
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Remap two-finger trackpad scrolling to right click hold plus scrolling for a video game

I am playing World of Warcraft on the trackpad, and there are two important actions: a) Cursor movement: 1-finger movement. b) Camera movement: 1-finger movement while holding right click. It works ...
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Keyboard shortcut to browse Time Machine file versions

In some apps, e.g. Keynote and TextEdit, there is a built-in option to browse previous versions of a file using Time Machinve: File > Revert To > Browse All Versions. Is there a way to browse ...
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How to map the macOS Clear key to NumLock with iTerm2?

I tried, but failed, mapping macOS Clear key to Numlock functionality in latest iTerm2 (Build 3.4.23) on macOS Sonoma. I did not see any relevant setting in iTerm2 Preference dialogs: iTerm2 ...
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Terminal Profiles Keyboard Action

Where can I find detailed technical documentation describing what the elements of the GUI found in Terminal.app -> Settings -> Profiles -> keyboard? The documentation that pops up when the ? ...
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Disable Option+Key=Symbol behavior of arbitrary keyboard layout in MacOS

TLDR I'm looking for a way to disable the Option + Key = Symbol behaviour of most keyboard layouts (like US and dvorak), but still allow the application to capture those keypresses. Ideal solution ...
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How do I set CMD+TAB to show Mission Control

I dislike the cmd + tab app switcher, since I can't switch between apps for my needs. I prefer Mission Control for this. Is it possible to re-map cmd + tab to show Mission Control on macOS?
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How to Enable iTerm Profile Shortcut Key cmd-ctrl-d key by Disabling Dictionary Lookup in macOS for iTerm?

I've been trying to set up a specific shortcut key (cmd-control-d) in iTerm to trigger a profile action. However, this shortcut conflicts with macOS's default dictionary lookup feature. I'm looking ...
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Copy and Paste Lines in Nano on MacOS

I am on ARM-based MacOS Sonoma 14. For some reason, I have no luck with the 'copy' step from this answer to the same question on OS X. I have tried both with and without the 'use Option as Meta key' ...
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Can I accomplish similar functionality to Windows Auto Hot Key (AHK) on macOS Sonoma?

I switched recently to an Macbook Pro with an M3 Pro chip after using Windows for a lifetime. I am trying to make a a shortcut which can trigger many different actions and in my case all the actions ...
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Curly brackets with german keyboard

Having a usb keyboard in german language connected to the MacBook. Curly brackets are on Alt+Gr+7 / Alt+Gr+0 on German keyboards, but pressing these keys gives me different characters. So how can I ...
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Can't remap plus minus (±) sign to tilde sign (~)

Until the last update to Sonoma 14.2 (23C64) I used the following script to remap the absolutely USLESS ± sign to the FREQUENTLY used in nearly ALL of the programming languages ~: UserKeyMapping:( ...
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MacBook Pro: Using Fn key to select the next input sources

On my MacBook Pro running Monterey, "control-Space" is assigned to "switch to next input source" (I think this is the default). When I connect an external Mac keyboard to my ...
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Keyboard shortcut to access "lightning menu" in MS Excel for macOS

How do I access this menu with the keyboard? I think I tried all the intuitive ways: It's not Ctrl (which is what it is on Windows). It's not Shift. It's not GUI or Cmd. It's not Alt / Opt.
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How to remap a option + i to give me ^, for then to press a vowel to use the accent in Karabiner

I recently changed the keyboard input to ABC - Extended because the normal one wouldn't let me type accents when the caps lock was on. Almost all of the are normal, but there are one there isn't. When ...
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Is there a desktop manager/overlay that improves use of keyboard navigation?

For my current job I have to work with an Apple MacBook. The first thing I notice is the high reliance on the mouse. Which is quite slow/painful for me, knowing I need to be careful not to get more ...
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Show the shortcuts when hovering over Microsoft Word icons

I am a fervent keyboardist: how can we find out the shortcuts for these icons? They used to be displayed when you hovered over them, but no more. This is Microsoft Word for Mac version 16.79
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MacBook Pro password contains #\~- symbols how do i get this correct

I have just purchased a new MacBook Pro and having a lot of difficulty trying to log in, the keyboard has been set to British and my password contains the following characters # I press the following ...
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How can I swap underscore and dash keys without Karabiner?

Unfortunately Karabiner is bugged for me, and freezes the system every 5 minutes or so. I've managed to swap ~ on EU keyboard with hidutil property --set '{"UserKeyMapping":[{"...
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How can I troubleshoot keybindings on Ventura? (loading, validating, defining...)

I have an older Mac that could only upgrade to Catalina. I have a DefautlKeyBinding.dict file that worked fine on it that let me redefine how the Home and End keys were used. (Included at the bottom ...
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How do I add, change or remove a key command (shortcut) from a menu item?

How do I add, change or remove a key command from an application's menu, or contextual menu, without any third party application? Can I use something other than Cmd ⌘ with my trigger? What if a menu ...
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Conditionally enable keys as standard function keys

On a Macbook Pro, by default, the topmost row can either act as std function keys (so you don't have to press fn) or utility/media keys (brightness, volume etc) and then you can toggle the default ...
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How to set up a shortcut for 2 finger trackpad scrolling?

I would like to set up a keyboard shortcut (say Command + Left Arrow and command + Right Arrow) to do the same thing as 2 finger Left/Right scrolling. Or, map the mousewheel to this input. How to do ...
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Bind backslash \ to forward delete using karabiner with DefaultKeyBinding.dict?

This is pretty beyond me but hoping someone can help. I typically change the Fn (or now Globe) modifier key to Ctrl in settings as this is my childhood on windows computers muscle memory at play. I ...
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Mimic Terminal.app behavior in iTerm2 for option-arrow keys (left and right)

This is probably related to this question: How do I do Home and End in iterm2? but fiddling with the iTerm2 key mappings (both general and per-profile) to un-map option plus the left and right arrow ...
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Using Karabiner to modify keyboard keys

I have two bluetooth keyboards that I use with my MacBookPro - Apple's Magic Keyboard with Number Pad and the Rii RK801 Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard. The issue that I have is that the Home and End keys ...
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Entering emoji on Mac with keyboard only

I know that there is a keyboard shortcut to bring up the special characters and emoji dialog. (On my Mac you just press the function key once, but I think by default it's ctrl-cmd-space.) However, you ...
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How can I use readline instead of editline in the Python REPL and other programs?

I prefer to use readline instead of editline in the Python REPL and MySQL for example. These programs are compiled with editline support as provided by Apple or Homebrew. How can I make them work with ...
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Show key bindings in editline

In the man page for .editrc a command is shown for listing key bindings for editline. Editline is a library that is used in Python and MySQL, etc., in MacOS for command line editing. bind or bind -l ...
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Can the mapping of the function keys change on a per-app basis on windows [duplicate]

I would like to know if there is a third party application or other automation that can remap the keyboard based on the current application. For example in terminal or you favourite IDE you want to ...
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How to enter Hungarian characters ő (long ö) and ű (long ü) on a Mac with German keyboard layout?

I found that I can write characters with single acute accent, but there is no double acute accent present on my German keyboard. What is the simplest and shortest workaround to enter ő (long ö) and ű (...
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Switching Tilde (~) and plus-minus (±) when using an external keyboard over a USB receiver

I have a MB Pro 2021, with an ISO keyboard layout. I wanted to swap between the (~) and plus-minus (±) keys. I already tried the option in Tilde (~) and plus-minus (±) in wrong place on keyboard, ...
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How can I remap End/Home keys in Keynote?

I use an external keyboard, and I'm used to using End/Home to move to the end/start of the line, respectively. However, when typing text in Keynotes, pressing End/Home moves me to the last/first slide,...
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Reprogram / Remap a Button on Apple Keyboard to send a sequence of keystrokes [duplicate]

I am seeking help with my iMac. I am an independent Nasdaq day-trader using Trading View as an analytical platform on a daily basis. If it is possible, I would like to reprogram the Fn button (or any ...
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Simulating trackpad three/four-finger down using Hammerspoon or Karabiner-Elements

I am trying to simulate a three-finger (four-finger if the three-finger drag is enabled) trackpad swipe gesture using either Hammerspoon or Karabiner-Elements on macOS. The goal is to simulate the ...
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How to bind one key to press multiple keys with karabiner elements

I've been trying to bind my X button to do left click, A, and W for the past few days. I've tried using all sorts of attempts and changing code of other's JSON files multiple times, but it hasn't been ...
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How can bind Ctrl+m keybinding to Enter using Keyboard Maestro on macOS

If possible, I want to bind Ctrl+m keybinding to Enter using Keyboard Maestro. How can I achieve this? Related: https://superuser.com/q/55954/723632
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Why does moveWordBackward: auto-repeat, but moveWordForward: does not?

I have the following in my ~/Library/KeyBindings/DefaultKeyBinding.dict file (among other key bindings): "~b" = (moveWordBackward:); "~f" = (moveWordForward:); Pressing ...
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Select a given window on any workspace?

I have lots of terminals for different things. I have a keybinding to switch to a the terminal app, but I find that I have lots of different terminal windows across lots of workspaces. Is there a way ...
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How do I disable the "home" button on a game controller in macOS?

My 8bitdo SN30 has a "home" button on the lower right hand side. I only ever hit this button by accident when gaming on my mac, and it opens some weird sub-folder of the never-used Launchpad ...
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MacBook map Windows keyboard Fn key

I am using a 4TECH Windows keyboard with US English layout (picture). I want to map the Fn key to Option key. My Mac doesn't recognise that key - it simply doesn't do anything. Is there a way to fix ...
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Cmd+x halting the OSX keyboard

I have run into a very weird problem and any insight into this would be much appreciated. I noticed for the past two days whenever I press the cmd + x keys into the keyboard to cut an entry in the ...
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How to configure the 'control' key to work as 'backspace' alone and also to as 'control' when combined with other key in karabiner?

I'm trying to make the control key backspace when pressed alone and also work as left control when combined with another key ( eg I use control h,j,k,l for up down left right), any help? for some ...
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