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Series of one or several keys that invoke some software/os action when triggered by the user

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Keyboard Shortcut to focus on these windows

I've been working without a mouse for several days and almost everything has been fairly easy to manage with keyboard shortcuts. There are two exceptions: I'm unable to find a keyboard shortcut ...
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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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Shortcut for mirroring touch bar

I would like to see an emulated touchbar on my iMac. I randomly pressed the shotcut for it, but I don't know, which it was and I couldn't find it one the internet either. Btw., I don't use an Apple ...
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Conditional shortcuts per application in Keyboard Maestro

I'd like the following behavior: When I press [Cmd+S]: IF <Chrome is at the front>: Simulate the keystroke [Control] + [Tab] ELSE IF < Spotify is at the front>: ...
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Set up global shortcuts for media keys (next, prev, play/pause)

I've had the (mis)fortune to get a new work laptop with the O' so great Touch Bar which I so immensely hate and have changed the Touch Bar to display F-keys. However one thing I do miss is my global ...
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What is the shortcut to close the current chrome window? [duplicate]

Is there a shortcut to close to current (chrome) window on macOS ? Unfortunately command+W : closes only current tab command+option+W : closes all windows so I need something in between.
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How can I select a password for a website with my keyboard?

I store passwords for websites in my safari keychain and when I visit a website there is the key icon in the username field. I can click on this key and autofill the username and password, but I hate ...
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Is it possible to create/add shortcut on lockscreen instead of homescreen in iOS Devices?

As I follow up this reference link: How do I create a link on the iPad home screen to a specific pdf? for a requirement, However my requirement is slightly different. I want to put the shortcut on ...
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Shortcuts for the application switcher in OS X

When I press Cmd + Tab in OS X (e.g. Catalina) I can access what I believe Apple calls "the application switcher". Is there an entry for this shortcut in the System Preferences → Keyboard → Shortcuts ...
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Keyboard shortcut for switching from address bar to main pane in Chrome

The question how to go from the main pane to the address bar is answered here. But how do I move from the address bar, back to the main pane, without having to reload the page by pressing Enter, or ...
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iTerm2 remap keys to Ctrl-Shift-{Letter}

I'm trying to remap cmd-shift-u to ctrl-shift-u in iTerm2. Following ExistMe's answer here: Remapping keys in iterm2, I have tried these two things: Send Hex Code 0x60103 0x15 (found using the Key ...
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How to change the focus of buttons displayed in prompt dialogs?

When a file is deleted through Command + Option + Backspace combination, the dialog like the image below is prompted to validate the operation with having two buttons which are Cancel, and Delete ...
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macOS How do I install and use this program?

I downloaded a command line utility from this github webpage . I clicked on the green Clone or Download button to download the zip file. Although, there are also files that can be downloaded from the ...
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Can I have iOS Automation shortcuts run automatically?

I've been having a problem where sometimes I'll forget that my iPhone's volume is set pretty high from a previous use. When I put my AirPods in for a phone call or to listen to music, the volume isn't ...
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Change Options + Right with Command + Right [duplicate]

I am trying to change options + Right with command + right. I am normally a windows user and the fact that command + right jumps to the end of the line is making me so frustrated. Is there any way ...
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How to launch the onscreen Accessibility Keyboard with a keyboard shortcut too? [duplicate]

With ctrl + cmd + space, macOS launches Emojis & Symbols, also know as the Character Viewer. Is there a shortcut to launch the Keyboard Viewer?
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Disable F3 and F4 shortcuts

I'd like to use my F3 and F4 keys for a different purpose, but I can't seem to disable the hotkeys on my Mac. Here's what I've tried so far:
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How to reliably switch to an open application (with shortcut)

I find myself often struggling to simply switch between open applications with shortcut (CMD + TAB). Sometimes the programs appear in the icons list to switch to (what appears when pressing CMD + TAB) ...
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Shortcut to change ringer volume?

In iOS 13, a Shortcut feature appeared to adjust the media volume, but that is different than the ringer volume when you get a phone call. Is there a ringer volume Shortcut that I missed, or is it ...
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iTerm2 - How to move current word to the left?

For instance, in iTerm2, I enter mkdir ./a/b -p and then realize that the correct order should be mkdir -p ./a/b while my cursor is at the last character of the the whole string(at p). So how can I ...
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Which keyboard shortcuts are the best to save time and improve productivity? [closed]

Other than cut, copy, paste, etc. which keyboard shortcuts do you frequently use that save time and improve productivity?
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Modify cmd+c to copy entire line

I want to modify cmd+c so that when I press it, it copies the entire line the cursor is currently placed on. How do I accomplish this? I want this configuration to be system-wide.
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Inserting Equations in Pages - Keyboard Shortcut?

I use the "Insert > Equation..." feature in Pages quite frequently. Is there a keyboard shortcut to open this box faster than clicking through first "Insert" and then "Equation..."?
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Is there a way to configure the behaviour of cmd + tab to not wait until they get released?

To best demonstrate the behaviour I'm looking for, just see how Chrome behaves if you have multiple tabs open in the window, and press control + tab. So it doesn't wait until you release control, it ...
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Pages: keyboard shortcut for inserting an equation

Pages has a new feature to add latex equations. As a latex user, I find this extremely useful! A feature that would make my life even better would be a keyboard shortcut that pushes the "insert" ...
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Customising icons on home screen in iOS13

I have been an Iconical user for a while as it both allows me to create shortcuts for supporting apps as well as a custom icon on my home screen. Now that there is shortcuts in iOS 13 Iconical does ...
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Command + Tab Not Working on Fullscreen Apps When Finder Is Active

I have recently upgraded to MacOS Catalina, and since then, this problem started. Every time I attempt to switch between programs using the Cmd + Tab, only when currently viewing a Desktop / having ...
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Macbook: How to enable switching applications with command+tab after switching control and command?

I'm trying to have the same keys as my windows (I use both windows & mac). The only thing I'm not able to achieve is switching applications with command & tab. I've switched command & ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut on Mac, which accesses a specific running app on Dock?

On PC, I could open easily do that by pressing WINDOW + NUMBER. Win + (NUMBER 1-9) [Open the desktop and start the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number.]
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Keyboard shortcut to switch focus between the two split windows of the same app in full-screen

What is the keyboard shortcut to switch focus between the split windows of the same app (not between all the windows, only the 2 split ones)? ⌘ + ↹ works only if you switch back from one split window ...
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Simulating a window-close-button click with a shortcut?

So I installed RedQuits to enable applications to quit when their last open window closes. However, I never actually use the close button, I only close windows by a shortcut (let's say it's Cmd-W, for ...
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How to make Tab move the cursor between only input fields ignoring everything else?

I have seen setting like this in "preferences", but cannot find it. I am using mojave.
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iterm2 issue : create new tab with same path of previous current tab BUT 2 tabs are clones and not indepedent

You can see the bounty launched on StackOverflow (Bounty started about ìTerm2 problem) about this issue described below. I have switched from default terminal on MacOSs Mojave to iterm2. I have an ...
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Dictation single button shortcuts

So to start off I'm ridiculously disabled. Can only use one hand (among many other things). Have started experimenting with the dictation accessibility functionality. So far its mostly in the form of ...
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Shortcut to switch windows, bringing the newly active window to the top

"Command-Tab" switches between browser (or other) windows, but leaves the newly active window underneath, where you can't see it. What good is that? This such an essential, minute-to-minute maneuver ...
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How to copy the current text line without highlighting it?

I find it annoying that I have to highlight a given piece of text and then press CMD +C to copy it into the buffer. I want to be able to copy text by simply pressing CMD +C, which would copy the ...
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How to stop the screen from flashing?

I recently upgraded to macOS Catalina. I use a setup with Karabiner Elements and Hammerspoon, so I can switch between apps using shortcuts like Caps-Lock+Letter. My caps-lock is configured to act as ...
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Typing an Em dash in macOS Catalina

The ability to type a long dash has disappeared from Catalina. Using the ⌘ + - key no longer works unlike previous versions. Now I just get a beep, and no EM dash. This is across several apps ...
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Create a shortcut for Preview to add new text box with certain border color

I am using the Preview app in my classes to write notes over PDF slides presented by professors. There is one operation that I do repetitively: add Text (in the Markup Toolbar) choose Border Color ...
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Keyboard shortcuts preferences missing 'full keyboard access'

vs. I am not sure why I do not see this option. I want to see this option because I have for long since been in search of the hotkeys to enable navigation through search results without a mouse ...
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How to use keyboard shortcut to copy formatting in Mac Word

According to this microsoft support page (shown in the animated gif at right below) To use keyboards shortcuts to copy formatting, press COMMAND + SHIFT + C to copy the formatting, select the text ...
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Keyboard shortcut to move focus to taskbar on second monitor

I went into settings -> keyboards -> shortcuts -> board and I saw that the default shortcut to move focus to taskbar is ^ + Fn + F3 When I press this, it brings up the task bar but only on my first ...
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Is there a way to customise keyboard shortcuts for a Java executable?

Is there a way to customise keyboard shortcuts for a Java executable? I cannot add it in System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts > App Shortcuts as it's an executable and does not end in .app. It's ...
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How to send a photo with Shortcut iOS app without needing confirmation

The attached image shows the setup within the iOS shortcut app. I'm trying to have the shortcut take a photo and send it to a predetermined number. It works fine, except for the fact that I have to ...
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Command Shift Period (show hidden files) stop working

On my MacBook with OS Mojave, Command Shift Period (show hidden files) stop working. How to restore it?? Thanks in advance!
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Finder new window change location

I recently did a clean install of the MacOS Mojave and I am a little bit annoyed by the default folder I get when I press CMD+N in Finder. How can I change the default folder when I open a new window ...
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Cleaning iTunes Artwork Cache, Please Wait

I pressed some keys accidentally on my Mac and then this showed up. No idea what this is. It also doesn't disappear after it finished cleaning the cache. I have macOS 10.14.6 Mojave.
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How can I get control + arrow left/right to work after command + tab?

I have 3 monitors up at work. They all have multiple full screen windows up and running. Here's the behavior causing issues: I am on monitor 1. Toggling between windows via control + left/right ...
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Mail: keyboard shortcut to move email to trash?

I'm on macOS Mojave, Mail is version 12.4. Problem I've just realized that cmd + delete is deleting (ie irretrievably removing from my machine and server) my emails instead of moving them to the ...
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Mac Keyboard Shortcut to Bring Up Finder [duplicate]

How can you create a keyboard shortcut to bring up the Finder, as if you had clicked on the Finder on the Dock?