Questions tagged [keybindings]

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

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Define additional shortkey with the same effect like RETURN in Safari.app

I'm working with MacOS X 10.6. I'd like to define a keyboard shortcut Ctrl-m, which does the same thing like RETURN does, without deactivating RETURN. How can I do that in MacOS X 10.6. In the ...
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How do I make command+delete delete a word backwards instead of to beginning of the line?

I tried putting this in my ~/Library/KeyBindings/DefaultKeyBinding.dict: "@\U0008" = "deleteWordBackward:"; /* Cmd + Backspace */ When I log out and log back in, but it still doesn't work. command+...
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How to quit without saving using just the keyboard?

When I quit an application (e.g., Excel) with Command-Q, a dialog box pops up, asking me to select between don't save, cancel and save. I can hit Enter to select save, or I can navigate the mouse to ...
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“Dvorak - Qwerty ⌘” doesn't work for some applications

I recently switched to Dvorak, and I'm using the Dvorak - Qwerty ⌘ layout. It works in most situations, except some applications don't honor the Qwerty shortcuts. That is, if I were to press what ...
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Yosemite Upgrade changed numeric keypad “Enter” key to issue “^[33OM”

On Mavericks and previous, the "ENTER" key on the numeric keypad mimicked the "ENTER" key on the main keyboard. I can't find a way to map this back to working like an "ENTER" key again. Where this ...
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How to change the default behaviour of the fullscreen/maximize button?

There is a question that deals with the different behaviour of the fullscreen button in the window bar. There, it is shown that by doing: ⌥ + ⇧ + Click on green or outer right icon (plus icon) I can ...
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Has Arrow Key Navigation Changed for Skim in Yosemite?

In Mavericks, I was able to scroll through PDFs in Skim by pressing the up/down arrow keys, with the down arrow navigating to later pages in the document, and the up arrow navigating to earlier pages. ...
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Yosemite volume up and down doesn't make a feedback sound

Instead of playing a sound when volume up/down is pressed on the keyboard it now plays a sound when you hold down SHIFT + Vol Up / Vol Down. How does one configure it to work like it did before?
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Changing default symbols bound to option key?

When I type ⌥ and some letter a special character usually shows up - this would be really useful except for the fact that I have no use for a lot of these characters. How can I customize which ...
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How to display the current mapping for keyboard shortcuts in realtime?

Is there an app / script which will listen for keyboard events and display the action that is triggered? I use Better Touch Tool, and want to run a script on Cmd+F1 but I got the message: The key ...
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Changing the Key Modifiers (CMD<->CTRL) affects VM

I changed my ⌘CMD to behave like ⌃CTRL and ⌃CTRL to behave like a ⌘CMD, but this affects also my VirtualBox VM. So I do ⌃CTRL+C for Copy in Mac, but I gotta do ⌘CMD+C to copy in Ubuntu... That's ...
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Use media keys on Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 for Spotify

Recently I installed the Microsoft Intellitype drivers for OSX so that I could use my keyboard more naturally (e.g., media keys, etc.). However, this seems to have broken some functionality. Prior ...
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Control Spotify with Media Keys

How can I use the media keys (previous track, play/pause, next track) for Spotify instead of iTunes? OS X 10.9.4
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How to change key mapping behavior of macvim

In Ubuntu, if I hit Shift + Alt + A while in insert mode, it moves the cursor to the end of the line and stays in insert mode. Shift + Alt + I does the same for moving to the beginning of the line. ...
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Use only one function key as standard function key [duplicate]

I'd like F2 to used as a standard function key. (ie, when I press F2 my screen won't brighten it will send an F2 to the application) At the same time I'd like the rest of the function keys to do ...
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In karabiner, how do I set left option to \?

I want to map left_option to \, left command to / and right command to | when used alone. When used in combination with other keys I want the left_option, left command and right command to retain ...
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Xcode word completion shortcut

Xcode's code autocompletion is quite good, I am missing one thing though: in vim I can press ctrl+n to autocomplete any word, even those in the comment. Here is a screenshot from xcode to show what I ...
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Look up in dictionary

Is there a way to bind the chrome style look up in dictionary to a key binding? In case you don't know what function I'm talking about here's a screenshot:
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How can I choose a user an the login page without a mouse?

As a old-school Unix junkie I don't like being forced to use a mouse when a simple keyboard shortcut would do. Today I found myself needing to login to an OSX machine just to launch an app, but the ...
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Keyboard shortcuts with a single key?

Some apps (e.g. Tweetbot) have single-key keyboard shortcuts. However, when trying to set shortcuts in System Preferences, we’re not allowed to do the same. Is there a user-facing way of achieving ...
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How can I remap Caps lock to both Escape and Control?

I generally run Linux. I use Vim a lot, so the Escape key is extremely important. I also use other keyboard shortcuts a lot, so Control is "key" as well. On Linux, I've solved this by using xcape to ...
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How to navigate spaces in a dual monitor setup?

I have multiple spaces setup and can navigate them via ctrl and the arrow keys left and right on the current active monitor. Now I want to change to a space that sits on the other monitor. How do I ...
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How to use CapsLock as modifier key without consuming Alt+Shift keybinding?

I want to use CapsLock as a modifier key to type symbols like ({\})= using the alphabetical keys in the keyboard. For example: CapsLock+a is mapped to = CapsLock+k is mapped to \ To do this, I ...
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Modify the keyboard opt symbols

Is there any way to (or existing program which can) modify the keyboard symbols you get when holding down the option key? I.e. I want to be able to modify these mappings:
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How to get external Apple keyboard to accept modifier key input from Macbook's internal keyboard (and vice-versa)?

I just bought an older Apple keyboard, with the idea that I could use it in conjunction with my internal Macbook Pro keyboard as a substitute for buying a keyboard that's capable of splitting into two ...
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Why does Page Down/Up using Fn+Down/Up not work on some applications?

I have a Macbook. Fn+Down/Up keys work as Page Down/Up in some applications but not in every application. Some critical applications that this key binding don't work are Firefox and IntelliJ Idea. ...
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Mapping does not work with some characters in KeyRemap4Macbook

I want to map Option+Dot and Option+Comma to word-by-word movement in KeyRemap4Macbook. Option+Dot works but Option+Comma does not. Also using any other character such as W, V etc. instead of Comma ...
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1 and 2 keys to change tabs in Safari (like in Opera)

In Opera browser 1 and 2 keys can be used to change between tabs. Is it possible to set up this shortcut in Safari? I tried adding a "Show Previous Tab" shortcut in keyboard preferences but is does ...
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OSX app to notify me when I could have used a KB shortcut instead?

I started using a MBA for my work machine about a year ago. I'm still not really able to remember the typical keyboard shortcuts, and tend to do things the "long way". For example, if I want to access ...
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Make Emacs-style shortcuts behave differently than arrow keys.

This is a bit of a weird question, I'll admit, but this is something that really annoys me. I have come to rely on the Emacs shortcuts (mainly ctrl ^+A, ctrl ^+E, ctrl ^+B, and ctrl ^+F) and the ...
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Change symbols with alt modifer

so this has probably been asked, but I have not exactly been able to figure it out. I was just wondering if it is possible to change what the alternate characters are on my keyboard. I have osx 10.9 ...
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Binding Escape Sequences to Terminal Keys Produces Characters, Not Actions

I was using an iMac from 2009. I had upgraded it regularly, going up to (and including) Mavericks. When I first got that iMac, I fixed the keys in Terminal so Home and End would move the cursor to ...
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How to get Cmd-Tab (Mapped to Alt-Tab) in a Parallels Windows VM to cycle just Windows Apps?

I have a Windows VM running in Parallels and is working just fine. I have mapped Apple-⌘ Cmd key to Windows-Alt and Apple-⌥ Opt to Windows-⊞ Win. When I press ⌘ Cmd-Tab - even in full screen mode - I ...
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Triggers on specifc applications in Keyboard Maestro

How can I tell Keyboard Maestro to only enable a given trigger (e.g. a hot key) when a specific application is active? For example, I would like a specific macro/hotkey that pastes without formatting ...
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Outlook - Keyboard shortcut for searching across all folders

Say I want to run searches like the following: from: John to: Emily across all my Email folders (i.e. inbox, sent, etc.) in Outlook 2011. How can I set up a keyboard shortcut so that Outlook takes ...
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Discard email in Outlook 2011

Say I start a new email, and I decide to discard it. If I press Alt+W, a window prompts me with the following three options shown below: Most of the time I want to "Discard Changes", but OS X does ...
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Select “Sent Items” on Outlook with Keyboard Maestro

Is there any way to have Keyboard Maestro select "Sent Items" on an app like Microsoft Outlook upon pressing a hot key? I have tried with "Select Menu" and "Press Button" but none of these options ...
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Emacs key bindings on other programs

I am a heavy Emacs user and would love to have some of my Emacs keyboard bindings when editing text on other apps. I understand I could program these macros with Keyboard Maestro manually, but I was ...
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Adjusting Brightness, or executing any keypress, on remote computer via ssh

What are the options to target specific keys on a remote computer and execute the equivalent of virtually pressing them from the terminal via ssh (what would normally be a user pressing them)? ...
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Manually set iTunes play/pause button

I'm using an old Apple USB keyboard(it came with the iMac G5) with my Mac. I'd like to bind F16 to play/pause iTunes, like F8 key on the MacBooks. Right now the key does nothing. I'm OK with 3rd ...
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TextMate : Keeping my KeyBindings after an update

I'm using TextMate 2 with some custom KeyBindings. I change them in /Applications/TextMate.app/Contents/Resources/KeyBindings.dict. It works great, but everytime I update them app they get reset. (I ...
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iterm - what's the key-combo to switch panes?

I've learned how to split my terminal windows with apple-d and apple-shift-d. Its very useful. How do I then switch between the two panes (see below) using the keyboard? I know I can use the mouse ...
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How to prevent Command-I/Command-Shift-I from opening Mac Mail when in browser?

When in a browser (Chrome or Safari), the following keyboard shortcut will always bring up a window that says "Welcome To Mail": Command+Shift+I I would like to use this shortcut for another purpose....
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iTerm2 - How to show alternate screen in iTerm2?

In Terminal.app, there is a shortcut to Show Alternate Screen: Shift + Command + ↓ Is there a shortcut to do the same thing in iTerm2? If no, is there a way to assign one? How?
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How to show or hide Keyboard Viewer with a keyboard shortcut?

I would like to display and hide the Keyboard Viewer using a shortcut. Is there a way to display the Keyboard Viewer via a keyboard shortcut? Is there a way to automatically display the Keyboard ...