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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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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 ...
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Karabiner - Mapping keys to arrows, symbols, and other non-standard characters

I'm new to Karabiner and have just set it up, so please excuse my ignorance. I can successfully arrange a few "complex" modifications within the json file. What I want is something rather "basic," ...
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Run siri commands in a shortcut, connect to airplay

I can ask siri to connect to my apple tv through airplay with the command “play on bedroom”. “Bedroom” is the name of my apple tv Is there any way of doing this with a shortcut?
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move focus to next window for current app in another desktop macOS Mojave

If I have two windows for an app in the same desktop/workspace/space, then the move focus to next window shortcut moves focus between them. If the windows are in different desktops, focus is not ...
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Is there a Keyboard shortcut to open a file and the app to be in full screen mode?

I can open an file normally using ⌘ Command↓ . But it opens as a normal unmaximized window. How can I open it in fullscreen?
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Permanent shortcut keys for Apple Pages text styles

In Apple Pages, I hate having to set F1, F2, F3, etc for each level of style like Title, Body, Heading 1, etc every time I start a new document. Is there a way to do this permanently?
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Single Keyboard Maestro keyboard macro, but different action depending on active application?

In Keyboard Maestro I want to create a list of keyboard shortcuts, and then under each keyboard shortcut an action to be performed on a per-app basis if that application is active. For example, when ...
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DefaultKeyBinding.dict edits fail for Mail.app

I've been experimenting with different macOS mail apps. A key feature for me is being able to use some of the now-muscle-memory keyboard shortcuts that Gmail trained me into. Crucially, Gmail's ...
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What's the shortcut to switch between app documents in a Spanish keyboard?

I know the shortcut to switch between app documents (or Finder windows) is Cmd+~, but in the Spanish keyboard to get a tilde you can't use a single key, you need to press Alt+Ñ. I've tried pressing ...
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keyboard shortcut for “turn display off” not showing up in keyboard shortcuts menu

On my iMac, ctrl+shift+power turns the display off. But, I have a weird keyboard so the power button is hard to reach, so I'd like to use a different shortcut for this function. I navigated to "...
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Firefox URL Desktop Icon

I am using a Mac mini running macOS 10.13.6. My default browser is Firefox 65.0.1. I also have the Opera browser installed in the Applications folder. Whenever I drag a URL to the Desktop the icon ...
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The + key takes a screenshot on Mac

When I press the + key my mac is now taking a screenshot. Pressing the + key on the numeric keypad does not do this. This just started happening and I can't figure out how to debug this to ...
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How can I make an app keyboard shortcut override the global default?

For instance, Ctrl-Space is a commonly accepted "code completion" shortcut in several IDEs (IntelliJ IDEA etc.), however on the system level it is "change input source (language)" shortcut. I don't ...
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How to set a universal keyboard shortcut for a variable menu item

I'd like to set ⌥, (Option-Comma) to Hide a window in MacOS, but unfortunately the menu says "Hide [name of program]" instead of the static "Hide" how can I make a key shortcut to this menu item (...
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keyboard shortcut in mail not working

I have set a keyboard shortcut command + L-shift + R-arrow for moving the selected mail to a particular folder. However, it doesn't work (apart from giving the invalid keystroke sound). However, I ...
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How to process XF86-Keys (like XF86Calculator) on mac?

The Keyboard I use with the mac book at my work is a Cherry KC1000 (PC keyboard) and comes with additional hotkeys. I got XF86Calculator, XF86HomePage, XF86Mail and XF86Standby. XF86Standby acts like ...
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How can I delete duplicate entries in keyboard shortcuts services?

I have several duplicate entries in the keyboard shortcuts services. I want to delete the duplicate entries, and right clicked and clicked show in Finder to find the location of these. But it leads ...
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Command + Space no longer catchable

I can no longer use Command + Space inside iTerm2. I have been using iTerm2 for years, and configured it so that the Command keys acts as the Alt key. I recently applied the security patch for macOS ...
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Shortcut key not working: Option + s

I need to type the eszett or scharfes S (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%9F) and the shortcut combo key is Option + s. However, nothing happens when I type said combination; not even a cursor ...
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Page Up / Page Down shortcut keys with moving keyboard cursor

I am trying to find an equivalent to Page Up / Page Down keys on a Windows machine. On a Windows machine if I press Page Up or Page Down in a text editor (such as Microsoft Word or notepad++) the ...
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How to create a dmg installer that adds a shortcut to the desktop or the launchpad

I have very limited knowledge of Mac OS and have a couple of questions related to DMG installers. We have an application that runs on Windows, Mac and Ubuntu. We generate our installers for all three ...
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Change Top/down page shortcut

I can't find any way to change (or cancel) the annoying shortcut "cmd+ arrow up/down" which jumps to top of the file each time i accidentally press the up/down arrows instead of right/left, for ...
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How can I remove cmd+shift+left/right shortcut in Finder?

How can I remove the keyboard shortcuts shift+command+→ (Show Next Tab) and shift+command+← (Show Previous Tab) from Finder? I need those two shortcuts to select text while changing filename. macOS ...
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Shortcut for switching contents of monitors

I have a three monitor setup: my MacBook screen and two external displays. The first external display is my primary monitor, in the sense that it is directly in front of me; and the other display is ...
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macOS: Identify tool and keyboard shortcut

While working on a project in Xcode, when attempting to take a screenshot, I mistakenly invoked a random keyboard shortcut for some graphic/UI tool, instead of Command + Shift + 4 which I actually ...
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How can I get a keyboard shortcut to work on the login screen?

I am trying to get a keyboard shortcut that types my password to work on the logon screen, but apparently all my custom built keyboard shortcuts are disabled in the login screen. I built my keyboard ...
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Create hyperlink on Mail.app/Notes.app on iOS

I am using an iPad with the Smart Keyboard, but my question applied to all devices running iOS. How do I create hyperlinked text in apps such as the Mail.app or Notes.app on iOS? I tried using the ...
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Use shortcuts with key strokes on secondary level

Sometimes I see pre-defined shortcuts in macOS where one part of them are using the second level of keys, e.g. stroke "/" of the key 7. As everybody knows, at least this secondary level can be ...
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Change keyboard shorcut for switching desktop workspaces

I am working on MacOS Sierra and wanted change desktop workspaces quickly. For this, I used the keyboard shortcut under Mission Control and selected all the tick boxes for Switch to Desktop N. The ...
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Keyboard short cut to skip back 5-10 seconds in iTunes TV show?

When I'm playing music I can hit ⌘ Command⌥ Option← (or Right Arrow, →) to skip backward (or forward) about 5 seconds. Now I'm watching a TV show for the purpose of learning a language and I like to ...
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How to open a Finder from anywhere? [duplicate]

I am using macOS Mojave and would like to have a keyboard shortcut to open a new Finder window, similarly to how Win + E opens the File Explorer in Windows. I am aware that it is always open, but I'd ...
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I need a keyboard shortcut for Adding Bookmarks for multiple tabs in Safari

There was an older post about this question (link below) from a few years back but I'm wondering if that process no longer works due to iCloud bookmarks, Safari 12, new MacOS etc. What I would like ...
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How to assign single-key system-wide shortcuts to numpad?

I have an external keyboard with a numeric keyboard which I never use. Is it possible to assign functions to those keys like: - opens Voice dictation * emulates Shift-Command-4 + emulates Tab-...
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Keyboard shortcut for moving (not copying) files in Finder

I copy and paste files in Finder all the time, but when I do I end up with both the original file and the copied file. Is there another shortcut besides CMD-V that will just move the file instead?
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Can macOS display a key shortcut when the cursor hovers over a visible control?

Is there a way to set the cursor so that when you hover over something it displays the keyboard shortcut like I can do on my pc? For example: if I hover over the Bold button in Pages it should show me ...
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Is there keyboard shortcut to deselect text on a mac?

To select all text in Chrome or other apps I can use: Command+a From a web search I found this potential shortcut to deselect text: Command+Shift+a Sadly that doesn't work any apps I've tried. Is ...
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inetloc files broken in Mojave 10.14.2

I usually distribute inetloc files to people who need to occasionally access shared drives... they're super convenient, and, since their existence, it's been possible to include passwords (though in ...
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Keyboard shortcut to open folder with Sublime Text

Is there a way to define a keyboard shortcut that would open a whole folder with Sublime Text? I can (obviously) easily open a file, I managed to define such a shortcut for opening a Terminal window ...
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How do I grab variable text from a Siri Shortcut command?

I'm trying to set up a Siri Shortcut where I can simply type/say "R Call Bob in 45 minutes" and a reminder will be created in my Reminders app for "Call Bob" with an alert set for 45 minutes from now. ...
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What's the MacOS equivalent for Ctrl+Shift+V?

If you use the keyboard shortcut Control + Shift + V on Windows, it usually pastes the text from the clipboard without formatting. Is there an equivalent shortcut for macOS?
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User-defined shortcut doesn't work properly

I want to add a shortcut to "Advanced Search" option in the Zotero reference manager but user-defined shortcut doesn't work unless I click the edit button first. Here, you can see shortcut is assigned ...
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Where is the Tilde Symbol on Swiss Mac Layout (Home Folder Symbol)?

Where is the tilde symbol (~) located on a Swiss mac keyboard? Is there a shortcut to easily generate it?
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Different scales (or resolutions) for different apps in the same screen?

Today my cat stepped on my keyboard and somehow changed the scale of one app. The problem is that scale of the display is globally the same what changed was the overall resolution of my app. In the ...
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Why shift-cmd-n fails as a custom shortcut for Firefox “New Private Window”?

I created the shiftcommandn shortcut for Firefox in Syst Prefs to match other browsers' behavior. It registers in the Firefox Menubar. But pressing the shortcut opens a new non-private window, and ...
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Command + Tab not working as intended

I am having problems switching between applications using CommandTab on my MacBook Pro (macOS Mojave). Every now and then when I use CommandTab and release the buttons when a desired application is ...
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Is there a way to re-enable “old-style” quit in Chrome? [duplicate]

I've just turned on my old Macbook for the first time in a couple years and found that now I have to hold command + Q in order to quit Chrome, whereas I used to be able to just tap it. I prefer the ...
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Is there a way to resize Dock in macOS using keyboard shortcuts?

I would like to be able to resize the Dock in macOS strictly using keybindings. Ideally, this would be incrementally and work similar to the way that volume/brightness increase/decrease keys work. I ...
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Any repo with universal key bindings for mac app?

Is there some repo/github that would have keybinding files for apps that could be imported to provide a some-what consistent shortcut experience across apps? Example: keybinding files for Sublime, ...
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Keyboard shortcut to show/hide hidden files in Finder in macOS Mojave

In macOS Sierra, it used to be Command + Shift + .. But that does not appear to work in macOS Mojave. Has something changed? What is the keyboard shortcut to show/hide hidden files in Finder without ...