Questions tagged [keybindings]

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

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Karabiner-Elements cannot open new Terminal window unless Terminal already in focus

I am on Catalina 10.15.7 and use Karabiner-Elements 13.3. When I use the rule shown below for opening Terminal nothing happens unless Terminal is in focus (you can see Terminal on the menu bar). Seems ...
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Is it possible to apply Karabiner's keybindings to Xquartz

I am using XQuartz in macOS. Is it possible to apply Karabiner's keybindings into XQuartz? Basically, I just want XQuartz to see the default keybindings that macOS using. Please note that I am using ...
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Remap function key on external logitech keyboard

I am using a Logitech K250 keyboard on my MacBook Pro. I have already switched the cmd and opt keys in system preferences, but I would also like to remap the function key to "option" to ...
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dictionary look up highlighted word NOT mouse hover

I am going to ask this question again because I haven't been able to get this to work yet. Is there a way for looking up words that are highlighted only without hovering the mouse? I am using macos ...
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Sublime Text is autocorrecting “^”

I use Sublime Text 3 for my LaTeX coding. Whenever I try to type something with a carat such as e^{x+2} it autocorrects it to e{{x+2}}. The autocorrect occurs right after typing the first curly brace ...
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How to disable the ⌥-Space fullscreen Quick Look shortcut?

How to reproduce When hitting ⌥-Space on a file or folder, Quick Look goes into fullscreen. Wikipedia's "Quick Look" entry lists these shortcuts. What I'm trying to do I'd like to disable ...
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Two keys on keyboard suddenly switched roles

I have a Microsoft sculpt keyboard connect via usb to my Catalina MBP 16,1. Suddenly, the ^ key has traded roles with the < key. The internal keyboard has the same problem. Everything else is the ...
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How to override default `Modifier key + Click on app icon in Dock` behaviour on macOS?

For example, by default Option(Alt) + Click on application icon in Dock hides all windows of currently active application. And Option(Alt) + Cmd + Click hides all applications, except for one which's ...
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Quick combination or text replacement for typing schwa

I would like to configure a simple key combination to type a schwa (ǝ). I configured text replacement for the å character, but it won't work if it's inside a word i.e. "å" gets replaced ...
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Microsoft Number Pad behaves oddly in Big Sur

I bought the new bluetooth Microsoft Number Pad and it exhibits a strange behavior. Every keypress sends two codes. For example, below is a screenshot of my pressing the "1" key once: The ...
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How to remap Mac keyboard with Xmodmap

I was trying to remap my Mac's keyboard with Xmodmap, but it was only somewhat successful. The remapping works when I look for the keycodes with the event tester, but when I actually type the keyboard ...
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terminal.app eats SHIFT key when used with UP and DOWN arrows (but not left or right)

Using cat in Terminal.app in order to view the raw codes, I get the following: $ cat ^[[D # LEFT ^[[1;2D # S-LEFT ^[[C # RIGHT ^[[1;2C # S-RIGHT ^[[A # UP ^[[A # S-UP ^[[B # DOWN ^[[B ...
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MacOS Big Sur : is threre a way to remap a shortcut with trackpad?

Keeping shift + horizontal movement on trackpad increases significantly the horizontal scrolling. Is there a way to remap this combination (shift + horizontal movement on trackpad) just by a simple ...
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How does one activate a square bracket on a Spanish Magic keyboard?

I have problem on macOS Big Sur with an my square bracket on my Spanish magic keyboard I need this to configure shortcuts for my Wacomb tablet and Photoshop. I've tried changing keyboard language ...
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How to disable `Microsoft Outlook`'s keybindings in macOS

I am using Microsoft Outlook in macOS. Is it possible to disable its keybindings such as command-a for select all, since I am using that binding for something else. Basically, I just want Microsoft ...
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external keyboard: cannot use f1,f2 etc. keys without pressing fn key

I am using mba with high sierra and an external keyboard JETech 2156. The problem is I do not want to use fn key, for example F8 key has play or pause option. I have to press fn+f8 to pause or play. I ...
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How do I get text key binding “yankAndSelect” to work?

macOS's text input system has long supported custom keyboard shortcuts via ~/Library/KeyBindings/DefaultKeyBinding.dict. I have used this successfully for years to make text editing more Emacs-like, ...
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How can I disassociate “Esc” from “Exit full-screen view” in Safari? [duplicate]

When I press Esc in Safari, it exits from full-screen mode. There is another shortcut for that: CTRL-CMD-F and I'd rather keep only that one active. Is it possible to disable the Esc keybinding? I've ...
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How to disable the Character Viewer in Big Sur?

How should I change shortcut or disable emoji menu by ctrl+cmd+space. Is it possible?
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Shift Key Random behaviour on MacBook Air with Big Sur

Recently I upgraded to Big Sur on my MacBook Air (13 inch, early 2015 model) and it worked fine for a couple of days. Suddenly the left Shift key shows some random behaviour. Sometimes, it is always ...
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Binding consecutive keypresses to separate actions in Hammerspoon

I am trying to achieve the following scenario in Hammerspoon: when I press ctrl + alt + E (and no other key is pressed within 300 ms) => launch Finder when I press ctrl + alt + E and then again ...
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Keyboard binding: deleteWordForward not working

I have the following code in my ~/Library/KeyBindings/DefaultKeyBinding.dict file: { "~f" = "moveWordForward:"; /* M-f Move forward word */ &...
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How to keep Option-Delete despite using Unicode Hex

Background I am on MacOS Catalina 10.15.7, and I have recently switched my input method to Unicode Hex, so that I can free up the option key for more IDE keyboard shortcuts. (Ordinarily, option-I ...
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How can I map shift+hyphen (the underscore character) to an unused function key? [duplicate]

I wish to produce the underscore ("_") character without any significant slowness from an unused function key. I'm intrigued by this answer provided by username Danny last year. If a ...
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How DISABLE Control–Option–Command–Media Eject (e.g. Karabiner?)

Is it possible to disable "Control–Option–Command–Media Eject" with Karabiner or something similar? The key combination causes immediate shutdown of MacOS. I still want to be able to use &...
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Remap external keyboard numpad so that dot “.” is a comma “,”

I am using an external keyboard with a number pad for my MacBook Air running Mojave (10.14.6). Currently, I use a comma "," as a decimal point in Excel - I would like to remap the ".&...
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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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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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