Questions tagged [keybindings]

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

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How to remap “quit application” to Command+ESC system wide? [duplicate]

As of now it's set to ⌘Q everywhere which is very unintuitive and being next to ⌘W, which I use a lot, it's very annoying too. ⌘Esc doesn't do anything (on my laptop at least) and I think it makes ...
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Add keyboard shortcut to print custom characters

I would like to map the Alt (Option) + (a/u/o/s) to ä,ü,ö,ß Is there a native way, or a software for it?
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What is hardware type ID in keylayout xml file?

In a ".keylayout" file there is <layout> element where you can specify a "mapSet" and "modifierMap" for a range of keyboard types. Apples Technical Note TN2056 describes the XML file structure, ...
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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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Remap touch bar control keys, e.g., Siri

I'd like to customize what the keys in my Macbook Pro's touch bar do. For instance, I have no interest in Siri but I'd be great to have the Siri key be the hotkey for iterm2 for instance. Is there a ...
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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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Why does the combination fn+⌘+delete doesn't work?

As a new user of MacOS - coming from the Windows world -, I'm trying to quickly learn how the Delete key works here and what are the possible combinations with other keys. However, while listed in ...
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How do I make `Cmd` as `Meta` instead of `Option/Alt` key on `emacs` runs on terminal(with `-nw` option)

A lot of questions and articles about this but I can't find a one that works on my system. Modifying emacs configuration looks working on other people's but it doesn't work for me. like this (...
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VMWare Fusion Pro macOS Host to Linux Guest Keyboard Mapping

I'm running a Fedora (also a Ubuntu) guest in VMWare Fusion Pro 8.5 on macOS Sierra. I've got a problem that's been bugging me for a long time: the keyboard keys don't map across correctly from the ...
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How to change default settings for volume and brightness keys? [duplicate]

One of the best Mac OS keyboard shortcuts I've discovered this past year is that by pressing SHIFT+OPTION while pressing the volume up/down keys or brightness up/down keys, the levels change in ...
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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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Creating physical escape key on new MacBook Pro with TouchBar by altering .keylayout for § key

The UK keyboard layouts for the TouchBar MacBook Pro's have a pretty useless §/± key at the top left that would be a perfect to use as a physical escape key (see this image). macOS has a keyboard ...
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Mac not responding to ⌘1

So this is very weird, but the combination ⌘1 no longer works when I am logged into my iMac as me. It doesn't matter what app I have open (Finder, Slack, and Outlook all have different things bound to ...
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Disabling function keys based on current app and enabling F1 - F12

I'm not sure if this functionality is built into macOS or if there is an app I must download, please let me know. I'd like the functionality of the F1-12 buttons to only work as 'function' keys and ...
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bindkey not working from inside .cshrc file

Here is my .cshrc: echo Enter bindkey ^Z run-fg-editor bindkey ^[OA history-search-backward bindkey ^[OB history-search-forward bindkey ^[[A history-search-backward bindkey ^[[B history-search-...
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How do I get the multimedia keys on my keyboard to do anything?

I have a Sierra mac with a MS Natural Key 4000 keyboard. It's got a bunch of special keys that I'd like to do stuff with. Out of the box, only volume up/down/mute and play/pause work do anything. I ...
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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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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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Keyboard shortcut to show/hide keyboard visualizer? [duplicate]

Is there a keyboard shortcut to show/hide the keyboard visualizer? I usually access it using the input-method icon in the top-right corner then select "show keyboard visualizer" but I don't know how ...
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How would I remap Mac CMD to CTRL keys in Blender?

I want to remap the command with the control in Blender application. I've tried using Karabiner and when I open it these are the default Blender options: I wonder how I can add the command/control ...
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iTerm2: Select Text keybinding disappeared

I seem to have inadvertently removed the ability to select text using the keyboard: e.g. Shift+←. I've scrolled through the default key bindings in both Preferences > Keys and Preferences > Profiles >...
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Assign Tab to switch input method

I want to use Tab to switch to the previously-used input source, and ⇧ ShiftTab as the usual tab function. As a Chinese language user, the key combination I use the most is ⌘ CommandSpace, which ...
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Are there any methods for listing all current keyboard shortcuts a system recognizes? [duplicate]

I've been spending some time with tools like BetterTouchTool, Hammerspoon, Alfred, etc. and I've found different uses for each. However I'm having a hard time keeping everything straight, particularly ...
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Safari won't Zoom In with Command +

⌘+ no longer zooms in Safari content for me. ⌘- works just fine for zooming out. Selecting View -> Zoom In menu item does work as expected. I have also tried using an administrator account that has ...
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single key keyboard shortcut run-or-raise applications

I just came from linux world (xfce4), where my keyboard workflow consisted of mapping F9 to terminal app f10 to firefox f11 to emacs Upon pressing, the corresponding app would a) get focused (...
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Any other way to move cursor to the end of line, instead of <Cmd>+<right-arrow>

Cmd + → is not finger-friendly for me. So I wonder any other way without the 4-arrow-key to do the same, any one will be appreciated. System: MacOS X El Capitan Version 10.11.6 Usage: move the ...
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How can I use the keyword box to add keywords to a sequence of pictures without using the mouse?

I'm running Aperture 3.6 on Yosemite on a Mac Pro. In aperture-tip-rapid-keywording Scott claims that command right-arrow moves the selected image to the next image, while leaving the cursor in the ...
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Using custom hardware keyboard layout on iOS

I have an iPad Pro with the Apple Smart Keyboard, which works well. I usually use it with the Colemak hardware keyboard layout, which comes built in to iOS. I know that it is possible to install apps ...
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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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DefaultKeyBinding.dict: moveWordBackward: is not overridden on macOS Sierra

I've recently started using a new computer (actually a Hackintosh) with macOS Sierra. My previous development machine is still on El Capitan. In the process of setting up the new machine I've added ~/...
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Numpad On External KB

I use an external apple keyboard with a numeric pad but its number keys don't produce numbers, in fact they produce nothing. The plus, hyphen, enter buttons do work even 0x47 keypad-numlock but it ...
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Defined Key Commands are Stuck

At one point, in my misguided youth, I set my left "fn" key to do something silly. "No worries, surely this can be quickly undone", I thought. But now I can't get it undone. I've gone to system ...
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How to deal with non-working key on the keyboard?

I've problem with my Macbook Pro (with El Captain installed on it) where one of the keys (such as r) doesn't work at all, so each time when I'm typing a word with "r", I've to keep pasting it from the ...
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Space with Hiragana Input

For whatever reason Memrise requires you to input a space character in some Japanese answers (I'm very much a beginner, so this may not be as weird as I think). However when I have my input set to ...
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How to set the screen brighness keys to affect the external monitor?

I mean instead of affecting the brightness of the built in display of a Macbook.
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Conditionally map keys depending on the application being used

Here is my need on keyboard mapping: When using Terminal, exchange the use of alt and cmd (map one to the other) Otherwise, restore the default mapping on these two keys How to achieve this?
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How do you bind a key sequence to shell command?

Using stock Terminal.app on El Capitan, the effort is to set up a shortcut in a sense, that upon press it would execute a specific command. Consulting man pages for bind command following steps have ...
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How to prevent Cmd-Q from typing “q” in the new foreground app?

My background app (the one that gets activated when the current app quits) is some text editor. When I use the Cmd-Q shortcut to quit it and immediately afterwards let go of only the Cmd key, the text ...
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Toggle `fn` key via keyboard shortcut [duplicate]

Has anyone figured out a way to toggle the function keys on and off via key board shortcut on a macbook? Even remap the fn key to work more like the caps lock where you do not need to hold it down. It ...
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keys for commands for using Ubuntu in Virtualbox in Mac

I have installed Ubuntu in virtualbox in Mac. i open firefox in ubuntu, and want to find some word in a webpage by ctrl-f which I normally do without mac and virtualbox, but it invokes something else ...
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How to change key bindings on MBP

By default I have to hit fn+up arrow and fn+down arrow for page up and page down actions, but those buttons are on opposite sides of the keyboard. I want to be able to do rshift+up and rshift+down. I ...
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How to quit 'screen' if you don't have \ on the keyboard

To quit screen you need to hit ctrl+a, ctrl+\. How do you do that if you don't have \ on the keyboard? On my keyboard I need to hit shift+alt+7 to get a backslash - if I'm in an editor. Won't work ...
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Which application changed Mac OS X [Option]+[D] keybinding

When I press Option+D key in OS X, the current application loses focus. And if I press it again, the current window gets focus back. How do I know which application bind that or how to avoid it. I ...
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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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How can I add a universal keybinding for a program? [duplicate]

I want to add a key binding that allows me to use it even when the application is not in the foreground. Specifically how would I add play/skip/previous key bindings to Spotify? I'm not looking for ...
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Disable Ctrl-H, Ctrl-P, and other Mac keyboard shortcuts

On GUIs with editable text focused on Mac I cannot seem to remap ctrlP and ctrlH to shortcuts I want. In IntelliJ I am trying to map my VIM ctrl shortcuts (ctrlH next tab, ctrlP open file). When I ...
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Karabiner F1 to Launch Defined Applications?

What is the coding to program my F1 key to launch an application that needs to be defined (like Notes) using Karabiner?
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Karabiner F1 to Launch Safari?

What is the coding to program my F1 key to launch the Safari application using Karabiner?
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Send Enter key using the mouse

I have to use the mouse a lot, but have to keep hitting enter as well. It would really help if I could use the mouse to send a global/system-level "enter" key event via triple click or something. Why?...
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How can I send the currently active window to the back?

Is there a shortcut or such to send the currently active window to the back of the screen while still keeping it open (so that it ends up "beneath" all other open windows)?