Questions tagged [keybindings]

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

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How to revamp MacBook keys

So I play this game and I am unable to quickly reach my 6,7,8,9,0 keys quickly, is there any way that I could revamp my keyboard keys so that for example my "z" key would result in the same keystroke ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How can Karabiner map to the function of a key that has already been mapped away from its original function?

I have remapped the mostly-useless Caps Lock key to Escape using Karabiner. But it is only mostly useless, so I would like to map Shift-CapsLock to true Caps Lock behavior. I tried the following ...
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How to see the commands executed by hotkeys

Problem Not sure if this exists or not, but I'm looking for a way to see what commands are being sent to the OS whenever I press some combination of hotkeys. Reason I have mapped (via cerebro) cmd+...
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How to bind Alt-p to up arrow instead of π

Mac binds alt-p and alt-n to π and ˜. How to make it behave as up and down arrow?
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Use Single Shortcut Key to Close Windows

Some windows can be closed with ⌘+w while others require the Esc key. How do you create a single key shortcut (maybe with caps lock?) that can close both types? A built-in solution in Mojave and ...
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Keyboard shortcut flashes my display

If I press the keyboard shorcut Cmd-Opt-Shft-Ctrl-W from any app it seems to flash my entire display. I believe this started with Catalaina but I could be wrong. I thought at first it was Keyboard ...
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Unable to map \UA using DefaultKeyBinding.dict

I am using a german Windows keyboard and want to map the key with <>| on it to actually really write these symbols. Currently it writes <>| without modifier: ^ <>| with ...
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How can I have unlimited keyboard shortcuts?

There's only so many keys in a keyboard, I want limitless possibilities with key bindings by being able to bind key sequences to actions. How can I bind an action to an extended shortcut? Let's say ...
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Tilde/backtick is coming out as section/plus-minus on my external keyboard

In my external keyboard only, the tilde/backtick key produces section/plus-minus symbols. On the internal keyboard, they work fine. (Hebrew/English keyboards). This problem has been discussed 1 2. ...
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Change opt+backspace binding to ctrl+backspace

I have made a ~/Library/Keybindings/ and saved something like this as DefaultKeyBinding.dict. What I would like to do is options + backward_delete with control + backward_delete but I don't know the ...
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How to make hits of caps-lock get ignored unless also pressing shift?

I want to prevent accidental presses of Caps Lock by configuring it to toggle only when you press shift at the same time. Is there a way to do that? I don't mind if I have to use the terminal to do ...
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Capturing USB HID keys in OSX, for keyboard?

I'm trying to find an application that allows me to understand which USB HID codes are being sent when pressing keys on my iMac keyboard? Is anyone aware of how to do this? I was going to ask on the ...
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Use [command]-[return] for shortcut

My Problem On my Mac I would love to emulate my Linux development workflow using key-binds. A core part of this workflow is that when I press [super]-[enter] a new terminal window opens. My Attempts ...
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How do I change ctrl and clicking to be interpreted as separate functions and not as right-clicking?

Karabiner has the option to disable ctrl-clicking entirely and register it as regular clicking, but that’s not what I want. In many videogames, Ctrl and Click are buttons you use simultaneously all ...
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How to create a pasting macro

I'm a big fan of the ANSI keyboard layout, but since I'm located in Denmark, the layout is missing the three letters 'Æ', 'Ø' and 'Å'. I want to create three keyboard shortcuts that triggers a paste ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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