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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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Weird shorcut of Qt Creator for Split view

Look the Split shortcuts of Qt Creator (installed from https://download.qt.io/archive/online_installers/3.1/). What is that? Should I Ctrl+E+2? I tried, it doesn't work. Why the command isn't on the ...
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Stop finder from opening search by default

I open finder with option + cmd + space. Which on my second MBP opens a Finder Search window. (I then have to press cmd + n for new finder) On my primary machine I have somehow set it to open a new ...
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Disabling Alt+ArrowKey HotKey Mojave

Is there anyway from disabling the hotkey that swipes between windows (alt+left or right arrow key)? I am using excel via remote desktop and when I use this shortcut Mac also reads the input and my ...
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Quick Shortcut to skim through web search results

I wish to utilize all the shortcuts I can, but I'm not sure how it is called in the first place. (that must be why I cannot find the shortcut for it by searching..) I've seen a friend use it to speed ...
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Unable to switch input sources after updating macOS to 10.14.6

After the latest update to Mojave 10.14.6, I'm unable to change input source using the keyboard shortcut (it works when I change it by selecting the input source manually). I tried changing it to ...
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Change screenshot keyboard shortcut to a single key

I want to set my keyboard shortcut for Copy picture of selected area to clipboard to the END key. Literally just the single keypress END. I tried looking at this post, but wasn't sure neither what ...
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CMD + W doesn't work anymore on macOS Mojave

After installing the .dotfiles on my new Macbook (Mojave) the keyboard combination CMD + W to close tabs or windows stopped working system wide. I found out that when I press fn + CMD + W it works. ...
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How can I get the list of input sources shown when switching between input sources?

I cannot get it to show on another MacBook. I'm expecting the list to be shown when I press Control+Space.
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How to configure Ctrl+backspace Linux behavior in macOS terminal?

I was using Windows and Ubuntu previously and in their terminal, when I used to press Ctrl + Backspace it used to delete the last word till any punctuation. For example, if I had typed: ls -l /usr/...
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Cycle application windows changed in recent update (2019)

I am used to pressing CMD+ ` on my mac to cycle through windows of the same application. In recent updates, I am not sure if this was when updating to Mojave, maybe later, maybe before, this ...
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Toggling between chunk of input in iterm2 with “Alt + arrow left/right” writes “[D” instead jumping from chunk to chunk

I just started to use iterm2 on MacOS and find that it has really nice features especially for splitting terminal screen. However, when trying to toggle between chunk of input in with "Alt + arrow ...
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How to skipt the prompt for time-triggered automation Shortcuts in iOS13?

I have created a simple shortcut that collects certain data and displays it via a push notification. I just told the app to run my shortcut every day at 10AM. The feature certainly works, however ...
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MacBook Pro Function key + Command/Option hotkeys problem [duplicate]

I'm using Intellij Idea on Mac, that heavily utilizes hotkeys including Function keys + the Option and Command keys. While hardware keys + the Option and Command keys work okay, Touch Bar keys + the ...
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Cycle through pair of spaces for two screens with one keyboard shortcut

I have two displays and created for each display with Mission Control several desktops (also known as Spaces): Display 1: Desktops 1-5 Display 2: Desktops 6-10 I have following related settings ...
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Command, tab, and mouse click not working, rest of keyboard and mouse movement still works

A few days ago I posted about how my macbook pro had a glitch where everything except the volume, brightness, and mouse movement stopped working. I am now having a similar but very distinct problem ...
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On Mojave, what is the keyboard shortcut to move a window from one “Desktop” to another?

I ask because I accidentally moved a window from one desktop to another using key combinations, after updating to Mojave. I've read the answers wrt older macOS versions, and options that require ...
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iOS Shortcuts App: How can I convert my Workflow to a service app?

Back in AppleScript or Apple Automator it is possible to convert workflows to a compiled read-only application. Is it possible to hide, compile or convert my iOS Shortcuts workflow to a self-running ...
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Use mnemonics/menu-shortcut keys with Windows apps running on Mac

I installed Crossover and then EditPlus. The app starts up great: but the feature I was most interested in - mnemonics - is not working. They should be activated by hitting option + < Key> but ...
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Modifier keys… don't show the “Select keyboard” option

I'm using keyboard KeyCool 84 with Bluetooth version 4.0. When I use a cable to connect with my Mac (running macOS Mojave 10.14.5), I can use the modifier key function with an option to Select ...
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What is the keyboard shortcut to focus 'Window' menu bar option

Most apps have a menu bar option called 'Window'. I want to be able to open this menu option using a keyboard shortcut. I tried to create a shortcut using System preferences -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts ...
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Command + Delete (Move to Trash) command doesn't work

I have this problem for a long time, and I don't know how to fix it. When I press Command + Delete key sequence, it doesn't work. When I use the key sequence, I hear a beep. It was working before I ...
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Command-Tab-1, what is this?

Hold down ⌘ and then press tab and tilde (`), we all know what this is. This is the application switcher. But if you hold down ⌘, press tab, and then press 1, and then press tab, ~ and 1 other stuff ...
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What does Shift-Command-Space keyboard shortcut do?

Apple's macOS Human Interface Guidelines shows that action for the Shift-Command-Space keyboard shortcut is: Varies. Apple Reserved. Does that mean that Apple is reserving it for future use?
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Set keyboard shortcuts to move to the next space to wrap around?

I currently have 4 different spaces open on my Mac. If I hit Control + Option + → three times (my shortcut for moving right a Space), I'll end up in the last Space. If I hit it again, nothing happens. ...
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macOS: Navigating between desktops using keyboard shortcuts

I've just moved to Mac from Linux. There I used to have a fixed number of desktops running full-screen apps. I've managed to configure it on Mac, but yet can not find the way to assign shortcuts to ...
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Add Spacebar as a modifier key

I want to configure my shortcuts to switch between multiple desktops. Currently, I am using Control as the modifier key, but that's a bit too difficult for me to reach. I want to use the Spacebar as a ...
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How Do I Permanently Disable Hot Corners on Mac?

I have a work computer, and every time I turn it on and log in, hot corners are enabled where when I move my mouse to a corner inadvertently, it locks my screen. This happens all the time in the ...
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How can I create an alias/shorcut to sudo/root an app permanently?

I would like to have an alias to run an app as root always. I am trying to save time and not go through the terminal commands. Thanks!
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Show original shortcut in MacOS 10.14

I often make symbolic links of folders. I recently had to change my laptop and move from Sierra to Mojave. In the old OS I used to type Cmd + R to go to the original folder. This seems to no longer ...
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Change shortcut for switching to the next most recently used app among your open apps in MacOS

From the Mac keyboard shortcuts page I found shortcut for switching to the next most recently used app among your open apps : Command-Tab. I want to change it to Option-Tab. Does anyone know name of ...
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How can I control Spotify volume while connected to another device (Sonos bar)?

The present shortcuts for Mac OS's volume don't work while playing music over an external device. I can only change the volume from the app itself, is there a trick to do it with shortcuts?
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I cannot type the letter “c” on my iMac G5

I have an iMac G5 running Mac OS X 10.5.8. Unfortunately I cannot type c. I have tried both wired and wireless keyboard, and both bluetooth and USB-dongle wireless. Even over VNC from my (somewhat ...
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Command or Shift key modifiers always activated

Regularly, when I am using Photoshop CC 2018 (mostly), suddenly I got a modifier key which always stays activated. Sometime it is the Command key, and sometimes Shift key, which make it impossible to ...
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Remapping Alt+W to “Close Tab” works in Google Chrome works, but “Back” doesn't (using App Shortcuts in System Preferences)

This is on Mac OS Mojave (10.14.5) and Google Chrome Version 74.0.3729.169 I went to System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> App Shortcuts I remappped "Close Tab" to Alt+W for all applications ...
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Tile *Previous* Window Side-by-Side with Current

I'm well aware of Moom, BetterTouchTool, BetterSnapTool, Divvy, and Spectacle, and have thoroughly read this question's answers. I don't think any of the above can: with one keyboard stroke, tile ...
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Excel iOS app: Keyboard shortcut for Edit cell

I am used to using F2 as the keyboard shortcut to edit a cell in Microsoft Excel for desktop. The Excel iOS seems not to have this shortcut (see Use an external keyboard with Excel for iPad). What ...
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Reassign shortcut with variable in it

I made a shortcut with Automator to open a file with VS Code in Finder. But I can't assign it to the desired keyboard shortcut (command + option + c) because it is already taken by 'Copy "filename" as ...
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Finder: “RIght Size All Columns Individually” in Column View by double click (without Option pressed)

In Finder in the Column View mode, right-clicking the handle at the bottom of any column separator brings up the popup menu that allows the user to resize the columns. There are three options, and ...
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How to close the emoji palette using the keyboard shortcut?

I know that there is a keyboard shortcut that lets you open the emoji palette while you are typing, but I could not find any shortcut that lets you close the palette. So right now, whenever I finish ...
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Shortcut for hiding slide over app on iPad

Is there a shortcut to hide the currently opened slide over app on iPad? Or to show it? Currently to hide it I have to exit the main app (using Command + H to go to the home screen), and then Alt + ...
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How to determine which keyboard shortcut combo is free to assign?

I've already spent much more time in finding a combination that works in every app (universal) than in creating the actual service. The shortcut triggers a service for increasing or decreasing the ...
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Can I close Finder application? [duplicate]

It looks like Finder can't be closed with Command+Q shortcut. Command+W works though but it's not the same as Command+Q. And there is not option for Finder to be closed whatsoever, only Hide. Why ...
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xmouse button control alternative recommendation

Any recommendations for an alternative to the windows application X Mouse Button Control? More specifically, I'm looking to rebind the mouse scroll up and down because it isn't supported by the ...
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Shortcut to open new Finder window not working

So the global shortcut for opening a new finder window isn't working for me. I've tried different keys as the shortcut input, and none of it works. Regular Spotlight works fine though. I remember ...
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Annoying behavior when showing desktop

I use the keyboard shortcut Command + F3 to scatter the windows and show my Desktop, and then unzip an archive on the Desktop. After unzipping, the windows always scatter back automatically. Then I ...
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iOS SmartKeyboard shortcut help screens overlay each other

I have the strange behaviour that the keyboard shortcuts help screens that appear on ios when you long press CMD on the SmartKeyboard overlay each other. Specifically: if an app has its own help ...
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Can I create two different keyboard shortcuts for the same command?

The Preferences.app > Keyboard > Shortcuts pane allows for the creation of shortcuts to activate menu commands. However if that menu command already has a keyboard then that shortcut is overridden by ...
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How to capture web page content with iOS shortcut and send to OmniFocus?

I'm trying to create an iOS Shortcut to capture a webpage and send its contents to OmniFocus details. The problem I have is with the first step, it seems. This is what I have: Get Details of Safari ...
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Missing keyboard Shortcuts?

Been using Mac now for about a month and still looking for 2 basic shortcuts. Windows equivalent for "Delete" - where it deletes the character in front of the cursor. Currently, "delete" on my mac ...
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How to type a long/em dash `—`

When writing emails and articles I often find myself in the need to use a long/em dash — character, not to be confused with the hyphen - character. Normally what I end up doing is I type two ...