Questions tagged [keybindings]

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

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Type Lambda λ on a Mac?

Is there a way to type lambda λ on a mac without switching the entire keyboard binding to Greek, as described here: How do you type Theta on a Mac?
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Where can I find/unbind control shift space? (^⇧ + space)

I read through all of the system-wide keyboard shortcuts in "System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts" and I could not find nor unbind the Control+Shift+Space macro for use by SkipTune's pause/play ...
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Put whatever keybind for switching input language

I can't set CMD + Shift as a keybind for switching between input languages of the keyboard. I had to settle down with Ctrl + Space. Why does it allow me to set only some specific key binds? Is there ...
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How to bind a key to press two separate keys

In other words, if I press "x", it registers as me pressing "a" and "b" sequentially. I run Mac OSX Yosemite 10.10.5. A Karabiner solution eludes me, thus I am researching more.
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Compose key with æ, ø, å

I need quick access to the Danish letters æ, ø, å while using the US keyboard-layout in OS X (I it slow to change keyboard layout all the time, my MBA has a Danish keyboard). I want to use right-alt (...
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How to set left command to Guest VM and right command to Host OS?

I just set up an Arch Linux virtual machine on my MacBook Pro (El Capitan). My goal is, when inside the Arch VM, to use the left command key for anything VM related and the right command key for OS X ...
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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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How to type “Full Width” characters?

I would like to be able to type with the "full width" characters, such as abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz and ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ or 0123456789 or even !#$&*+-<=>?@[\]^_{|}~⦅⦆¢£¬ ̄¦¥₩ ...
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Remap Space and Command

Basically, what I want to achieve is the second example here: As an example, we can make the space bar work as an additional ctrl key when held (similar to Space2ctrl) with the following sequence ...
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Change page up / page down speed or disable animation?

I do a lot of scrolling in Safari. I often end up hitting space bar to jump across just the right sized blocks. I just looked into it now and I wonder, is it the exact same action as page down? Anyhow....
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Bind keyboard key (like F16) to execute command?

OK, I think this used to be an option in an older version of OSX, but I can't find in in the latest version. How do I bind a certain key (like F16 for instance) to run a Terminal command? I'd rather ...
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Single-button shortcut for “Do not Disturb”

Is there a way I can bind a single key on my keyboard to toggle "Do not Disturb"? It would be more convenient that opening up the notification center and moving that awkward slider. I do think that ...
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Key combination to enable two-finger scrolling with mouse

I am currently using a trackball and I am not satisfied with the scroll wheel. I wonder if there is a key combination to enable "free roaming, scrolling" mode, which locks the mouse and scrolls the ...
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How do I use karabiner to define two Shift+L to enter a key?

My current definition lets me input "<" when I tap SHIFT_L: __KeyOverlaidModifier__ KeyCode::SHIFT_L, KeyCode::SHIFT_L, KeyCode::BACKQUOTE But I want to change it so I have to press SHIFT_L ...
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Which one is the delete button on an Apple keyboard?

I use the cmdbackspace shortcut but in some applications fnbackspace seems to work as well. So which one it the delete hotkey in OS X El Capitan?
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Shortcut to move point to beginning / end of current line

I use the Apple Wireless Keyboard - French The shortcut Fn+Left arrow (resp. Fn+Right arrow) goes to the beginning (resp. end) of the buffer. The shortcuts cmd+Left arrow or cmd+Right arrow do not ...
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How to take a screenshot of the same precise region with a key combo?

I have a certain location on my screen that I would like to take a screenshot of rather frequently for a project. Is there a way to set a key binding that would allow one to press a certain ...
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How to change a key combination without using Karabiner?

I have used Karabiner to change a key combination but the problem is, it doesn't work exactly as I want. For example, using Karabiner, I have mapped alt← to cmd← and vice versa. But what Karabiner ...
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How can I change a command and cursor key bindings globally?

I want to assign "Go to previous word" command to cmd← and "Go to beginning of the line" command to alt←. In short, I want to switch the actions of cmd← and alt←. Similarly for cmd→ and alt→ as well. ...
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Keyboard remapping SHIFT_L to '(' and holding SHIFT_L to normal SHIFT_L)

If I just pressed SHIFT_L (i.e. left shift button), I want it to type ( & if I am using SHIFT_L for a combination to work it like normal SHIFT_L. Eg: (typed key) ==> (expectation) SHIFT_L ...
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Remap Left Spacebar key on MS Sculpt ergonomic keyboard

I'm using the Microsoft Sculpt Keyboard with my Macbook Retina, on Yosemite. This ergonomic keyboard has a split Spacebar key, like so: I want to remap the left Spacebar key to Backspace to simplify ...
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Xcode: debug step into key conflict (F7)

I'm trying to debug using Xcode and how can I use Step Into (F7 key) with an external keyboard (not available FN key)? If I click F7 iTunes restart current song... Any clue?
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How to change layout in OS X like shift=English, ctrl=Russian?

How to change layout in OS X like Shift=English, Ctrl=Russian? Like in Punto Switcher in Windows or Xneur in Linux?
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Different key-maps/bindings for in-built keyboard and Bluetooth keyboard

I oft have to use a Windows keyboard with my Macbook. I have two different profiles in Karabiner, but I don't want to have to keep switching between them. How can I have different profiles apply to ...
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How to create a keyboard shortcut for Preview `Move To…`

Using App shortcuts in System Preferences -> Keywords allows me to create a shortcut but it does not work when I try it in Preview. I tried the following keybindings (which do not conflict with ...
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Restore iTunes Media Keys

Like most, I'm having trouble with my media keys being hijacked, so I can't press Play/Pause/Rewind/Fast Forward and have it work with iTunes. In the past, the culprit has been Google Chrome Music, ...
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Create a Global Shortcut for a Single Letter

The "w" key on my MacBook Pro broke due to water damage. Currently I am copy and pasting the letter whenever I need that, but I would prefer to be able to press a keyboard shortcut to type it. The ...
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Changing the keyboard layout (NOT language) based on the input language

I have a Japanese keyboard Macbook running Yosemite. The input languages (sources) are Japanese and English. While the input language is Japanese, I want the keyboard layout to be Japanese (this is ...
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Disable power button on 2015 MBP

Me and my friends like having a laugh together and as part of that we turn each other computers off and spam tabs till the computer crashes. Is thee a way how to disable the power button on my MBP ...
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Mac screen flashes when f13 pressed?

I recently discovered that when I press f13 on my mac keyboard, the screen flashes white. It look exactly like when you take a screenshot except, it's not taking a screenshot. I have looked through ...
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CMD+Left Arrow, CMD+Right Arrow — Jump Word

I've switched my Ctrl and Cmd key to replicate my hotkeys on Windows. I've fixed my home and end keys to behave as I'd like and now all that's left is remapping my Cmd+← and Cmd+→ to behave properly. ...
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What key code maps to external USB brightness up/down keys?

I am writing a script and I need to figure out current key codes for brightness up and down with an external keyboard. I know the standard for a MacBook is 107 and 113, though as soon as I connect a ...
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How to allow OPT and # simultaneously in terminal [duplicate]

My (UK) MacBook Air keyboard doesn't have # marked. It has ± and §, which I have never used, but it doesn't have #, which is an extremely common character in computer code. Instead, I have to use the ...
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How to change keyboard type if that option is no longer visible in Yosemite?

I am using an EU keyboard layout and the button below the ESC key is "double quotes" on OSX 10.10.3 Suddenly that key is automatically changed to the < >| key I checked keyboard layout and it ...
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Custom keyboard layout: Command+V doesn't paste in Safari and Mail

I have created a custom keyboard layout (.keylayout file) and remapped (amongst other keys) the X, C and V keys. However, I want to keep Cmd+X/C/V like on the QWERTY, because it's practical and I am ...
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Is it possible to use 2 different keyboards without having to switch the layout manually?

I have multiple keyboard attached to one of my macs. One is more of the gamer type the other is the usual bluetooth keyboard. One is French (Windows AZERTY) the other one is US (Mac QWERTY). Is it ...
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Cmd + PgUp/Down shortcut to navigate through terminal tabs

is it possible to make Cmd+Page Up / Page Down shortcut performing switch tab in Terminal? At the moment I can use Cmd+Shift+[ or Cmd+Shift+] shortcuts to do the thing, but this is horrible for me. I'...
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Paste path into File Open/Save Dialog?

How do I paste a file path into a standard file open/save dialog? I have googled this and found articles that say that the normal ⌘ CMD-V will work, however it does not work for me. I'm ...
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A couple of shortcut keys have stopped working

I have noticed that a couple of shortcut keys have stopped working. Thinking it could be another app using the shortcuts I've been into keyboard settings and restored all the default keys. This has ...
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How to change Home / End behaviour on Yosemite

I want to change the Home and End keys to work like Windows/Linux. CHANGE: Home to Command-Left Arrow. // Beginning of the line End to Cmd-Right Arrow. // End of the line I tried using ...
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How can I prevent shift selection from expanding?

On Yosemite in current Chrome (and random other places, but let's try to just solve it in Chrome), if i selection some text (say the "sk differ" in "ask different"), then hold shift and press right ...
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Apple terminal no home and end key - Use cmd left or cmd right

How do I make ⌘+← and ⌘+→ move the text cursor very left and right of the terminal entry line. This keyboard shortcut works on most things on my mac book but not the Terminal. Usually I use the home ...
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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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Xcode: TAB key for indenting selection

I hope that somebody here can suggest me a way to make the TAB key indent a text selection (i.e., could be multi-line and not just one line) in Xcode. In Xcode preferences, I set TAB as the shortcut ...
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OS X Messages.app, cmd+shift+w not working

On my new mac, I have noticed in Messages.app, I can no longer purge message threads via cmd+shift+w like I could on my old computer. Every time I have to manually hit the "x" and delete them. ...
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Enter to open a file or a folder in Macintosh Explorer

Is it possible to configure Macintosh Explorer so that pressing ENTER opens a file or a folder (as we can do in Finder)?
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Map Control+Delete to Forward Delete

I use a wireless Apple keyboard at home and a wired (full sized) one at work. Now I constantly get confused when I want to do a forward delete, since I'm used to the fn+delete combination. Is it ...
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Define additional shortkey with the same effect like RETURN in Safari.app

I'm working with MacOS X 10.6. I'd like to define a keyboard shortcut Ctrl-m, which does the same thing like RETURN does, without deactivating RETURN. How can I do that in MacOS X 10.6. In the ...
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How do I make command+delete delete a word backwards instead of to beginning of the line?

I tried putting this in my ~/Library/KeyBindings/DefaultKeyBinding.dict: "@\U0008" = "deleteWordBackward:"; /* Cmd + Backspace */ When I log out and log back in, but it still doesn't work. command+...
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How to quit without saving using just the keyboard?

When I quit an application (e.g., Excel) with Command-Q, a dialog box pops up, asking me to select between don't save, cancel and save. I can hit Enter to select save, or I can navigate the mouse to ...