Questions tagged [keybindings]

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

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How to auto-swap modifier keys with Fn or caps lock in Mojave

With the internal keyword I would like to be able to quickly swap between Mac's default modifier keys layout and a more windows like layout: control key: cmd command key: Ctrl It would be awesome if ...
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How can I get the list of input sources shown when switching between input sources?

I cannot get it to show on another MacBook. I'm expecting the list to be shown when I press Control+Space.
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Straight double quotes on Bluetooth keyboard

I purchased a Bluetooth keyboard yesterday for my MacBook Pro Late 2013 (macOS Mojave 10.14.6) and I am having problems with this (") character. I cannot find it on the keyboard. Is there a chance ...
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Command, tab, and mouse click not working, rest of keyboard and mouse movement still works

A few days ago I posted about how my macbook pro had a glitch where everything except the volume, brightness, and mouse movement stopped working. I am now having a similar but very distinct problem ...
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Modifier keys… don't show the “Select keyboard” option

I'm using keyboard KeyCool 84 with Bluetooth version 4.0. When I use a cable to connect with my Mac (running macOS Mojave 10.14.5), I can use the modifier key function with an option to Select ...
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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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I cannot type the letter “c” on my iMac G5

I have an iMac G5 running Mac OS X 10.5.8. Unfortunately I cannot type c. I have tried both wired and wireless keyboard, and both bluetooth and USB-dongle wireless. Even over VNC from my (somewhat ...
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Windows/Linux keyboard layout & symbols on Mac

I've been a Linux user most of my life and a Windows user during my early days. I've memorized the AZERTY and QZERTY keyboard layouts during the 6 years I've lived in the US, but the Mac keyboard is ...
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Remap SHIFT + SPACE to underscore?

I'd like to remap the shift key (⇧) + space (␣) to underscore (_) I'd prefer to not have to install any third party tools if possible. Similar question for windows
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Use Command + Tab to view a minimized application window

Maybe it's related to this question, but when I use command + tab to cycle through open applications, if a leave the selection on an application that is minimized, I can select it, but it doesn't ...
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Keyboard short cut to open terminal at the current folder location in finder

Say I am in a Finder window (eg: ~/Documents/Code ) and I want to be able to use a keyboard shortcut to open a terminal window with the prompt user@computer: ~/Documents/code$ Most the the ...
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Disable caps lock key [duplicate]

I have a new MacBook Air and I keep bumping the caps lock key. As you can imagine this is really frustrating. Is there a way to totally disable the caps lock key without having to install software ...
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keyboard shortcut in google docs is same as safari

Google docs uses the ⌘-, shortcut, I can't type this in Safari because it opens Safari's preferences. How can I work around this?
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How can I remap Caps lock to both Escape and Control?

I generally run Linux. I use Vim a lot, so the Escape key is extremely important. I also use other keyboard shortcuts a lot, so Control is "key" as well. On Linux, I've solved this by using xcape to ...
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move focus to next window for current app in another desktop macOS Mojave

If I have two windows for an app in the same desktop/workspace/space, then the move focus to next window shortcut moves focus between them. If the windows are in different desktops, focus is not ...
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How to prevent Command-I/Command-Shift-I from opening Mac Mail when in browser?

When in a browser (Chrome or Safari), the following keyboard shortcut will always bring up a window that says "Welcome To Mail": Command+Shift+I I would like to use this shortcut for another purpose....
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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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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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Rebind Copy in Finder Application

I want to rebind Copy function in Finder. I have successfully rebound Paste (Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> App Shortcuts -> + -> Menu Title = Paste, Keyboard Shortcut = Ctrl + A) but no success with Copy. ...
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How to get Cmd-Tab (Mapped to Alt-Tab) in a Parallels Windows VM to cycle just Windows Apps?

I have a Windows VM running in Parallels and is working just fine. I have mapped Apple-⌘ Cmd key to Windows-Alt and Apple-⌥ Opt to Windows-⊞ Win. When I press ⌘ Cmd-Tab - even in full screen mode - 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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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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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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Simulate INSERT key in Mac OS X

Long story short, I am using Citrix to remote into my PC at work, and several applications require the use of the INSERT key, which, as everyone knows, Apple chose to eliminate from their keyboards. I'...
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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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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 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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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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Control Spotify with Media Keys

How can I use the media keys (previous track, play/pause, next track) for Spotify instead of iTunes? OS X 10.9.4
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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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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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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 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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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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Binding modifier key to mouse button 4 using KeyRemap4MacBook

I'm wanting to do this so when I'm gaming I can use the mouse button as my modifier "shift" key instead of having to actually hit ⇧+1 or ⇧+2. This will prevent me from having to take my fingers off of ...
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Different keyboard mapping on external keyboard

Currently I have a challenging keyboard setup. My MacBook Pro has a fr_FR (French AZERTY) keyboard, but the layout is currently set to fr_CA (Canadian QWERTY). Even if the keys are not labelled right, ...
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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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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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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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keybinding for macOS Sierra

As it needs 3 keys on a German keyboard (alt shift 7) to get a backslash, I would like to use the keys on the numerical keyboard to get this character (and others difficult to obtain as é). I tried ...
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Use caps-lock to lock fn key or other way to lock fn key?

What I want to achieve is simple: caps lock on = fn locked (use function keys). caps lock off = fn unlock (use media keys). I found a couple of topics around this problem, but their solutions didn't ...
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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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Putting display to sleep using windows keyboard

Is there some key combination to put the display on a mac to sleep using a windows keyboard, or somewhere where I can change the default key combinations?
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Why does Page Down/Up using Fn+Down/Up not work on some applications?

I have a Macbook. Fn+Down/Up keys work as Page Down/Up in some applications but not in every application. Some critical applications that this key binding don't work are Firefox and IntelliJ Idea. ...
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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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iTerm2 - How to show alternate screen in iTerm2?

In Terminal.app, there is a shortcut to Show Alternate Screen: Shift + Command + ↓ Is there a shortcut to do the same thing in iTerm2? If no, is there a way to assign one? How?
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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 ...