Questions tagged [keybindings]

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

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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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How do I do Home and End in iterm2?

Home and End do nothing in iTerm2, nor do ⌘← and ⌘→. However, Ctrl-A and Ctrl-E do work. Can Home and End do this? Preferences->Keys_Key Bindings in iTerm2 do not offer a "Start of Line" or "End ...
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In iTerm2 map the left Command key to the left Control key & map Command+Tab

In iTerm2, can I map the left ⌘ Command key to the left ^ Control key and still map the system ⌘ Command ⇨Tab to still switch to all other windows? I've use three different OS's (Ubuntu, macOS and ...
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How do you use Karabiner with a wacom pen tablet?

I can see that it is possible to check the checkbox next to PTK-640 (tablet) in the devices tab of Karabiner preferences. I then tried to map the on-screen 'radial' menus that the wacom tablet will ...
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Remap quit app keyboard shortcut globally

In Windows and Linux I can remap the Close Window key globally to something else (usually Ctrl + F4). When I tried doing the same in Mac, it seems that I would need to remap every app independently. ...
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Changing Adaptive Undo Shortcut in System Preferences

I am aware that one can go to System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts, and easily change any menu bar shortcut, like Undo, for all applications. This used to work great for me! However this no ...
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What is this fancy L with a curl on top, and how could I type it?

I have encountered a very strange, L like letter that I couldn't found in the ASCII table, nor in the Greek alphabet. Do you have any idea what this could be, and what its name is? I would like to ...
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Remap Caps Lock and Preserve Original Function

I know I can remap the Caps Lock key to Escape. However, sometimes I do actually want to use Caps Lock. Is there a way to achieve this, for example by pressing Fn Caps Lock?
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What is opt-cmd-] bound to and how can I switch this off?

In my newish Mojave install on an iMac I experience some odd behaviour: ⌥ Option⌘ Command] plays the alert sound even if it is bound to an action in a keyboard shortcut tool like Keyboard Maestro ...
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Function key does not get passed on to Windows in Amazon WorkSpaces

I am using MacBook Pro 2019 with Touch Bar and macOS Catalina 10.15.3. I have installed Amazon WorkSpaces 3.0.4 which I use to connect to Windows. My Function keys are not getting passed on to my ...
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Disable Cmd Shift Q for cs go, cannot select it in keyboard pref

How can i disbable Command + Shift + Q for cs go, i can't figure it out. I use it for slow walking, ducking and moving around. I'm using macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 I already tried this solution: ...
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Why is there an emacs keybinding for character transpose?

There is a special keybinding for transposing two characters in a text field: ctrl-t. Is this functionality really that useful to deserve a keybinding? I want to know what I am missing by not using it....
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How to restore my keyboard to default settings?

I was using Google Colab on my web browser and was trying to set some keyboard shortcut on Google Colab. After that, my keyboard keep showing weird letters when I am typing. You can see it in this ...
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new keystrokes in Terminal defined, but do nothing

To move the insertion point backwards and forwards a word at a time, Terminal by default uses Option + left or right arrow. Because my 101-key USB keyboard lacks an Option key, I'd like to use Control ...
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How to remap MacBook keys [duplicate]

So, I play a game and I am unable to quickly reach my 6,7,8,9,0 keys. Is there any way that I could revamp my keyboard keys so that, for example : z would result in the same keystroke as my 6 x ...
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Remap Mac Keys - Terminal

I'm a newcomer here (you can tell by my question). To remap a key, do I just replace the two hexadecimal values for the key I wants to be changed and use the entire string in Terminal? 0x63 for ...
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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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Remap Keys in Catalina

I asked for, and received, key remapping instructions (Technical Note TN2450 -- but they were for High Sierra. Are those instructions also correct for Catalina? I want to remap the "num/clear" and ...
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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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How do I remap WASD to arrow keys?

OK so, I saw this answer on another thread about how to remap keys: Apple's Technical Note TN2450 describes how to remap keys. Running the following command will remap Right Alt to be Right ...
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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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Re-mapping tilde ~ to escape with hidutil, hex code is wrong on technical note?

I want to map my esc key to ~ tilde. Using this reference: How do I remap a key in macOS Sierra, e.g., Right Alt to Right Control? I found this technical note Using this code: hidutil property --...
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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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Mapping USB keyboard Fn key to Option key with DefaultKeyBinding.dict

I have this usb keyboard and macOS 10.14.6. : I'm using the file DefaultKeyBinding.dict to remap several keys on a MacBook Pro. Is there a way to specify that my right Fn key has to be bound to the ...
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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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Why is my keyboard shortcut option+command+\ mapping to command+c? [duplicate]

It's the weirdest thing, all of a sudden on macOS Catalina when I try to use my 1password shortcut option + command + \ it for some reason gets mapped to command + c. I checked here: http://...
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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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Map Option to Alt instead of Alt Gr

I've connected an external keyboard to my MacBook Pro. It's a Windows keyboard, but I'd rather not re-learn the swapped order of the Windows/Alt keys (vs. Option/Command keys). So I went to System ...
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Hot to make the fn key work like Ctrl EXCEPT when using f keys (f1, f2, f3, f4)

After looking it up I discover I can permanently change the behavior of the fn key - How do you make the fn keyboard button work like a Ctrl button? But I’d like this to be a conditional change. ...
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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 remap fn modifier to another key modifier (on internal keyboard)?

In Preferences > Keyboard > Key modifiers, I am able to remap (swap) all key modifiers (Command, Option, Ctrl) but Fn. Indeed, for the function modifier, the only choice where I can map it is ...
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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 can I remap mousebuttons in macos mojave

I use a wireless mouse (Anker vertical wireless) and the buttons which are supposed to go back or forward in a browser just turn on scrolling by mouse-movement. I'd like to remap these two buttons to ...
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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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