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Questions tagged [shortcut]

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

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Change shortcut of <Copy “xxx”> in finder

I've managed to change shortcut of "Copy" to ^C for most applications by going to "keyboard->shortcut". But in Finder, the "copy" menu item is dynamic, like Copy "documents", I don't know how to ...
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Running services with keyboard shortcuts has a 0.5 second delay

I've created app launchers for certain apps in Automator and assigned keyboard shortcuts from the Keyboard Preferences menu. When I use these shortcuts I get a 1/2 a second delay. It seems like it's ...
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What's the difference between Minimize and Hide, between Maximize and Fullscreen, and what are all the keyboard shortcuts for these?

What’s the difference between Maximized and Fullscreen? Minimized and Hidden? Where did my window go? How do I get it back? As a newbie convert from Windows my ideas about what can happen to ...
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Is it a good practice to create a desktop shortcut on mac?

I have been installing some popular software for Mac and observed that installation packages do not create a desktop shortcut as they often do on windows. What is good practice to follow: Should I ...
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What's the keyboard shortcut for keyboard layout switch in Mojave?

Shift + Control + Space doesn't seem to work anymore.
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how to set default all hotkey in mac

I want to return default all keyboard hotkey Now my mac command + w is Screen Brightness up command + e is Screen Brightness down but i want to command + w is close this app (default) can anyone ...
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Why can I not set Safari keyboard shortcuts? Conflicts with secondary, unlisted Back/Forward commands

I use ⌘← and ⌘→ to move between tabs. I want to transfer this setting to Safari. The default Safari keyboard shortcuts shown in the menu bar list ⌘[ and ⌘] for Back/Forward: Despite those keyboard ...
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keyboard shortcut is driving me crazy, how do I get rid of it?

I use the keyboard shortcut CommandOptionL to lock my machine. For the most part this works, but not if Chrome is in focus. In Chrome, when I use that combination, it opens the "Downloads" page in a ...
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iTerm2 shortcut for deleting selected

I've set some shortcuts in iTerm2, but I cannot find how to set MS Windows style cut functionality. I want to select some text (which I am able to) and then cut/past it somewhere else. I want also to ...
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Is there a way to have a system wide meta key?

I know that in terminal, one can remap right option -> meta. This lets you do nice UNIX commands such as META-F (which goes forward a word), META-B, etc. However, if you try doing OPTION-F outside ...
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How to open any program from the terminal [duplicate]

Often in the terminal I want to open a specific file (since I've already browsed to the right directory). A few programs I have come with their own links ready, like subl index.html will open ...
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How to AUTOMATICALLY trigger a iOS Shortcut (based on location/calendar)

I've done a lot of research and it looks like the only way to run Apple iOS shortcuts is manually - i.e. you have to manually do the trigger - either by pressing a button, getting Siri to do it (by '...
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Display an overlay while a hotkey is pressed

I have recently switched to a keyboard with a particular layout, and I'd like to setup a system-wide keyboard shortcut to display an image overlay on the screen while pressed. This image would be a ...
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Enable alarm in Shortcuts

I'd like to create a bedtime shortcut, which activates my alarms and activate Do Not Disturb on my iPhone. When I choose the clock app inside the Shortcut creator, I only have the option create alarm,...
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Hotkey Toggling between Private & Non-Private browser window?

Consider two Safari windows: one private, the other not. There may be more than one tab in the window. The goal is to toggle between the two windows (not the tabs) with a hotkey. Does such a ...
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Disable automatic popup of apps

Recently, when I hit these keys in sequence, certain applications pop up: Escape + M + Enter, or Escape + B + Enter, or sometimes even B + Enter. For example Esc + B + Enter opens up the photo booth ...
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Printing directly from Finder with Print Dialog?

Looking for a way to start printing a PDF directly from the macos Finder with a keyboard shortcut (e.g. Cmd + P), but instead of sending it directly to the printer, opening the Print Dialog. Can I ...
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Change Command+Period Keyboard Shortcut

I would like to change the Terminal interrupt keyboard shortcut to ideally Command+Shift+C. Just this shortcut solely. Is there a feasible way to do this?
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Command + Space Spotlight shortcut stopped working

I don't know what made it stopped working. I use BetterTouchTools, but not command has that shortcut and even when I close it, Command + Space still doesn't work. I checked System Preferences → ...
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How can I make ctrl+right/left arrow jump words in Visual Studio Code

My fingers are programmed to use ctrl+right arrow to jump a word forward, ctrl+left arrow to jump a word back, in Terminal. I have disabled Mission Control. I can not figure out how to get this ...
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How to sync keyboard shortcuts setting of Mac OS X from one computer to another? [duplicate]

I have two Macbooks, and I set up many keyboard shortcuts for different applications. Now I am trying to sync these settings from one Macbook to another through git, which introduced by Atlassian. ...
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IntelliJ IDEA - how to enable keyboard shortcuts

I have IntelliJ IDEA and a MacBook Pro with an Italian keyboard. I want only be able to use keyboard shortcuts. I see for example that I should be able to comment a block of lines with: alt + cmd + ...
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Change keyboard shortcut for hard refresh in Google Chrome for macOS

I'm used to using F5 to refresh a webpage in browser. On Mac, I found a way to change the keyboard shortcut for refreshing. Under System Preferences → Keyboard → Shortcuts → App Shortcuts, I added ...
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Stop ctrl+/ from beeping in text mode

I'm using PHPStorm and the keyboard shortcut for Comment/Uncomment is ctrl+/. Every time I press this combination in PHPStorm, it does the operation and also beeps. It also beeps in any other text ...
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Mac equivalent of ALT+010 for Windows (Replace Carriage Return/Line Breaks)

I'm trying to do a find and replace in Excel 2016 for Mac, to replace all line breaks with a space. On Windows I'd do CTRL+R for find and replace, then hold the alt key and type 010 which would ...
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Shortcuts for “Overview” and “Scan” buttons in Image Capture

I was manually scanning a couple of documents. It's tedious work, partly because it's manual, and party because I needed to make an overview scan first and then the actual scan in Image Capture. This ...
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switch to a Full Screen application with keybind

I use a lot of Spaces and I switch between them using keybinds (from cmd + 1 to access the first space, to cmd + 5 to access the last one). I'd like to switch to a Full Screen application using the ...
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Shortcut to rename multiple files in the Finder

In the Finder, it is possible to rename the selected file by pressing the "Enter" key. When multiple files are selected, it is possible to batch rename them using some simple rules by right clicking ...
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Terminal tab number shortcuts completely messed in High Sierra

I use tabs in terminal.app quite a lot, and often close and open new tabs as I run different tasks. I'm very used to switching through tabs using the same shortcut as I use in Chrome and textmate, ...
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Assign keyboard shortcut to change network environment

How do I assign a keyboard shortcut to change the network environment? They networks are accessible under Apple menu → Environment → [name]. I wish want to quickly switch between the wired and the ...
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How to make keyboard shortcuts work with dual keyboards?

So I decided to experiment with two keyboards for the ergonomics, which it accomplishes fairly well (so left hand on left side of left keyboard, and right hand on right side of right keyboard). ...
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Switching between merged windows (tabs) of the same application

The shortcut for switching between windows of the same application Command-~ doesn't seem to work when attempting to switch between merged application windows (when the windows are listed in tabs). ...
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Is there a way to fix, or disable, secure input?

After a MacOS update last week, Secure Input has started blocking advanced keyboard shortcuts in Alfred, BetterTouchTool, and even my Logitech mouse options. I have repeatedly tried to quit the ...
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How do I turn off or temporarily suspend keyboard shortcuts?

I'm using the site ShorcutFoo to drill keyboard shortcuts for Pro Tools on my Mac. My problem is that entering a shortcut such as Command+D in a practice session naturally conflicts with the ...
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ALT+CMD+SPACE Suddenly works differently

It used to be that ALT+CMD+SPACE opened up new finder window. And without making any update to my mac, it started opening up finder in search mode. What could have changed? How to turn it back?
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What is the keyboard command or shortcut to edit equations in macOS Pages?

In the new Pages app, I can press CMD+OPT+E to insert a new equation: and then press CMD+ENTER to insert it: That's super convenient, because it allows me to insert equations quickly and efficiently ...
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Enable the display of harddrives in the finder sidebar from terminal

I administrate MacBooks (os version 10.13) most of the time remotely and as much as possible from terminal only. I know how to display Hard drives in the sidebar of the Finder using the graphical ...
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unable to indent / shift right multiple lines of text in textedit

New to mac and am not able to highlight and indent multiple lines of text using textedit. I see many solutions that seem to only apply to older version of OSX / text edit. Command + ] is ...
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How to create a global date entry shortcut/hotkey?

Excel and Google Sheets both allow you to enter the current date (and time) with a single keystroke. I would love to be able to do this in other applications too but can't find any way to do this ...
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How to Set Custom Keyboard Shortcut to Adjust Volumes and Brightness [duplicate]

Is there a way to setup custom keyboard shortcut to adjust volumes and brightness? I'm using a MacBook Pro with Touchbar and it's really hard to use.
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Control + W shortcut not working in Finder and Terminal

I set CtrlW as a shortcut for all applications in the System Preferences => Keyboard => Shortcuts. They are working in many apps (like Safari), but not in Terminal and in Finder. Is CtrlW a system ...
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How do I remove a single key combination from the Mac Keyboard shortcut menu?

I know I can set shortcuts by clicking on none and entering my chord. But I can't figure out how to set it back to none without clicking "Restore Defaults" which destroys my entire config, also it ...
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Shortcut to multiple commands for cleanup

To clean up cache and log files, I prefer to run following commands via terminal on daily basis (once a day, mostly in morning). rm -rf ~/Library/Logs/* ~/Library/Caches/* sudo rm -rf /Library/Logs/* ...
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Shortcut to quickly enter .com in browser on Mac OS [duplicate]

In Windows, we can use Ctrl+Enter to quickly input .com in browsers. I wonder if there is any equivalent shortcut in Mac OS?
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Zoom in on a photo in Quick Look in macOS Mojave Beta

One invaluable Quick Look feature which I used to use pre-Mojave was pressing the "alt/option" button when using Quick Look to view a photo, which zoom in on the photo to its actual size. However, it ...
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macOS text substitutions: How do I distinguish lowercase and uppercase characters

When using the keyboard shortcuts functionality in macOS (i.e. substitution of a sequence of characters to another sequence of characters), I see that it's randomly detecting the uppercase vs. ...
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How do I turn off the built in macOSD shortcut for Minimise ('Opt' + 'Cmd' + “M”)

I want to use the built in Google Docs shortcut for "Add Comment…" (I don't think I can change those). It is the same as the one Apple assigned for minimise documents ('Opt' + 'Cmd' + "M"). I've ...
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Copy and paste a chain of items on Mac OS X?

Is there a way to copy a set of different items and then paste them in? The items have to go in separate boxes during a timed registration. For example, Is there a way to copy the numbers: 20102 21568 ...
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Is there a way to rename menu items in Firefox?

Google Chrome has a keyboard shortcut that I really like, command + shift + B. It hides and shows the bookmarks toolbar so I can use a new tab extension without worrying where my bookmarks are going ...
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What are the short-cuts to click buttons on a MacOS message box?

On Windows you can use the TAB key to switch between which button has focus then press space to click the focused button. However, on MacOS, when presented with the dialog in this screenshot, I ...