Questions tagged [keybindings]

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

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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)?
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How do I configure the Emacs-like keyboard shortcuts in OS X?

OS X has built in support for many Emacs-like keyboard shortcuts: for example, Control-A moves the cursor to the beginning of the paragraph and Control-E moves the cursor to the end. How can I ...
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How to set up identical/similar keybindings in a virtualized Windows 10 (VMware Fusion) and OS X?

I am new to Mac and now also new to the Windows 10 environment so on a huge learning curve. I have managed to set up Office via VMware Fusion virtual machine on my Mac. I need to find out how I can ...
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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. ...