Questions tagged [keybindings]

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

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help with Karabiner elements custom complex rule

I have a busted close-bracket key on my keyboard. Previously, I had used Karabiner to map L-control+open_bracket to close_bracket using a custom rule I wrote in the xml-format used by karabiner. ...
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Why does F4 not work in MacOS X (Touchbar macBook, or macBook Air)?

I'm using iterm2 together with tmux and I need the function keys. Ever since I got the TouchBar Macbook Pro and upgraded to HighSierra, the F4 key became disfunctional in iTerm2 and emacs. The F4 key ...
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How can I remap arrows keys to other short cut? [duplicate]

I am a programmer, I need to use arrows keys a lot, so can I remap these keys to other keys? I have downloaded the karabiner, however, I cannot define the complex modifications rules myself, ...
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Leave superscript mode in Mac Grapher

Mac Grapher has is a keyboard shortcut for entering superscripts: use the ^ key. For instance, you can type x^2 to get the expression x2. Once I've entered superscript mode, how do I leave ...
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Karabiner-Elements: How to re-map caps_lock based on applications

Objective This is more about to confirm if this configuration is correct to do remapping with Karabiner-Elements to remap: caps_lock to left_control if it is in Terminal caps_lock to left_control if ...
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Remapping command Q to another shortcut for quitting apps

This has been an ongoing frustration for me, and I think for a lot of people in the community who use the keyboard a lot. Shortcuts like Command + TAB and Command + W are an everyday stroke for lots ...
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How to disable middle click? [duplicate]

Middle click to paste is making scrolling impossible in Terminal on my thinkpad keyboard because of middle click pasting. I'd prefer to just disable it on that app, but globally would be fine. I ...
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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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How can i remap the eject key so i can use the the sleep shortcut on a Microsoft keyboard

My new microsoft keyboard doesn't have an eject button which makes it impossible to put my computer to sleep using the usual shortcut. Is there any way to remap the eject key to an existing key so i ...
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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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Map keyboard key to mouse click in a certain position

I want to map my keyboard's arrow buttons to mouse left clicks (mouse down/up) at specific areas of my screen. For example: left arrow key ---(map to)--> mouse left click at position W: 120px | H: ...
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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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How do I remap a key in macOS Sierra, e.g., Right Alt to Right Control?

I used to use Karabiner to remap Right Alt to Right Control (as an Emacs user I use Control MUCH more that Alt) but updating to Sierra broke this. Downgrading is not an option. How do I manually ...
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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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Can I use Karabiner-Element or any other apps/workarounds to swap colon and semicolon in Sierra?

Until OS X El Capitan, I used Karabiner to swap the colon with the semicolon. However, at least until now, the Karabiner Element doesn't support a key swap where both of keys are based on the same ...
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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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Remap CapsLock to Delete on Sierra

Hi I've just got my MacBook Pro 2016 running 10.12.3 and I'm in a bit of a pickle... I can't seem to find a way to remap my CapsLock to Delete. I've tried using Seil, Ukelele and some other software,...
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How can I use the fn key as a standalone key on my Mac?

I want to use the fn key on my keyboard as a trigger for an AppleScript (.scpt file) via FastScripts. The reason that I want to do this is because the fn key is occupying coveted real estate on the ...
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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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Is it possible to swap option and command keys for a specific keyboard?

I just bought a Logitech USB keyboard (Logitech K120, if that matters.) It's a Windows keyboard, so it has a Windows key and an alt key. The Windows key maps to Command, and the Alt key maps to option....
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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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How can I remap these keyboard keystrokes?

I am beginning to use the U.S. keyboard because, as a developer, I have the key I use the most available more. Only problem is I lost direct access to the accent keys. So I want to remap the ...
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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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Does CapsLock to Escape remapping in System Preference work?

I remapped my CapsLock to Escape in System Preferences, but it doesn't work. I had to install Karabiner and remap it using that. Is there a way to just remap CapsLock using just the settings without ...
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Map left mouse button in Karabiner Elements

I want to map CapsLock to Left Mouse Button using Karabiner Elements in macOS Sierra. I used to have such mapping in previous OS X versions using Seil and Karabiner but those no longer work in ...
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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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