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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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Any way to trigger a Shortcut based on notifications from a given app?

The app does not have any awareness of Shortcuts (it doesn't come with any of its own Shortcuts etc). But it does reliably send a particular notification, with particular text, which I would like to ...
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Keyboard shortcut for toggling through input sources not working for more than 2 languages

I'm using default keyboard shortcuts on Big Sur to switch between input sources: And I have 3 languages set up (English, Japanese, Korean). But when I use ^Space it only toggles between English and ...
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Command+Shift+G panel appears but does not work. Fix?

To navigate to a folder I often press Command+Shift+G (a shortcut that has worked from NeXT days) and type where I want to navigate to. Starting with one of the updates to Big Sur (I'm still at macOS ...
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Overlapping of shortcuts in macOS for VS Code and Evernote

CommandShiftF is a shortcut that I use widely in VS Code and Evernote for search. Behaviour in VS Code: Behaviour in Evernote: The Problem. If both apps are opened, when I press CommandShiftF in VS ...
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How do I disable the shortcut "Command+M" which minimizes a window in Chrome in Monterey?

It's really annoying that Command+m will minimize my current Chrome window. I want to disable it but couldn't find the way. Can somebody help? I tried to Google it, finding this post but it seems not ...
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Open new application window via commandline

Background If you need a new window of an app you can right-click the app in the dock and click New Window. This is very tedious and takes away precious time. I'd like to have a shortcut for that. ...
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Cmd+O sometimes requires two presses to work on Finder

I often open text files from Finder by selecting them and tapping the keyboard shortcut Cmd+O. Usually, this works in one go, but sometimes Finder will act weird and require pressing it twice to work. ...
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ds4 controller triggers macos actions

i have a ps4/ds4 bluetooth game controller. when it is connected, macos reacts to some of its inputs, like for example a long press on "share" button makes a popup window to appear and ask ...
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Remove Fn shortcut for switching input language

Ever since updating to Monterey, pressing the Fn key switches the input source (language/character set). I normally press Fn+F11/F12 to change the volume, and now every time I change the volume I also ...
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Is it possible to switch (or Remap) command+W key with command+H in MacOS?

I've searched around SE and see a lot of similar questions but not this exact question: Basically, looking for a way to swap cmd+W and cmd+H either in the OS/System Preferences or with an app. I use ...
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How can I see ALL global shortcuts currently active across Finder + other apps?

I've just started using Amethyst and would love to be able to use the CTRL+optn+NumPad[0-9] shortcuts, but some of these just don't work and I'm assuming something else already has these shortcuts ...
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What keys are ⇧ and ⌥

I see the following Mac keyboard shortcuts defined in software documents all the time, for example in Keyboard shortcuts for macOS. ⇧ ⌥ Ironically, I can't seem to find which keys on the keyboard ...
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Mojave 10.14.6 is it possible to specific folder icons links in the finder context menu?

Specifically the desktop, but other folder/location links would be great too. Being a 25 plus year daily Mac user I should be able to figure this out, but I'm lost. I'd like to create a clickable ...
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sleep shortcut on macos 12 [duplicate]

I am new to macos 12 and I could not figure out how to set up a shortcut to put the system to sleep (or shut down), using the 'shortcuts' app thanks for help
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How to stop different input sources from overriding keyboard shortcuts?

My machine has two input sources (English and Hebrew). When I try to use keyboard shortcuts inside apps, it doesn't work in Hebrew but does work in English. How can I stop this override? For example ...
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Switching between multiple full screen windows of a the same app across multiple displays

I have two full screen windows of VSCode open, with ⌘+Tab I can switch between apps but not multiple windows of the same app. With Ctrl+Arrow Keys I can navigate between windows inside a single screen ...
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Open and close app at location with Shortcuts

I've been getting tired of having to open certain apps and switch network profiles when coming into the office and home. It's not a huge annoyance, more a lazy person's inconvenience. But I was ...
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How to switch between windows of same app when on different screens? [duplicate]

I use two screens, one is the laptop's screen and the other one is an external monitor. I have two windows of Chrome each one on a different screen. If I want to switch between these 2 windows of ...
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Why is Terminal.app weird about stealing keyboard focus on Monterey?

I use Due for reminders, and have it set up to use the keyboard shortcut Cmd+Opt+D to activate the Due window (which lives only in the Menu Bar, not the Dock). This works fine in most applications and ...
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Shortcut to switch to a given input source

Is there a way to create a keyboard shortcut for each individual input source, so that I can pick whichever input source I want, simply using the keyboard, without having to scroll through a whole ...
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How to use same keyboard shortcuts across windows and mac? [duplicate]

I use both Windows and Mac OS for my work. Unfortunately the keyboard shortcuts across the two are different. For example, on Windows I have to use Ctrl + C to copy whereas on Mac the shortcut is Cmd +...
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application start from command shortcut

Hi I'm using grandma3 and for more options like soundcodes I'm required to start from the command line. which can become quite furstrating after a while. I'd wish it could be done in a press of a ...
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How to minimize all open windows when using Firefox?

If I try to use Cmd+Opt+M combination it opens mobile viewing in Firefox. And if I click somewhere on the desktop and press Cmd+Opt+H then the Finder remains open. Is there a way to force everything ...
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Triggering an automation shortcut on iPhone when a call is picked up

I would like to run an automation or a shortcut every time I pick up an incoming call or dial an outgoing call. What is the trigger I should use? Does such kind of a trigger even exist?
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Forward a sms to WhatsApp

Is there a way to forward an SMS from iPhone to WhatsApp? For example, I have booked a movie ticket and received the booking id and details as SMS. I would like to forward that to my contacts on ...
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How to reset Launchpad shortcut after it stopped working?

For years, I have used Alt+Space as a keyboard shortcut to open Launchpad. Today, I switched to a new MacBook (clean installation, no imported settings or anything) and one of the first things I did ...
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Is it possible to make an App Shortcut to open a specific Google Doc? [duplicate]

There is a Google Doc that I edit frequently on my phone and I’d like to make an “App” for it on my Home Screen. I haven’t been able to use Safari to make a Home Screen shortcut because I’m linked ...
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Change Mac help shortcut

I'd like to change the shortcut (shift + command + question mark) which opens the "Help" tab of the menu bar. I've found options for change that (keyboard - shortcuts) but there I can't find ...
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Left and Right Shift to toggle Caps Lock

I am in a weird situation. Karabiner is messing my external keyboard settings, so I can't use it - it is a Windows keyboard. So, I am looking for a way how to be able to turn on Caps Lock when I press ...
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How to add a 10 minute reminder through shortcut?

I'm on iOS 15 and what I'm looking for is a way to add a 10 minute reminder to 'wake up'. I can do the same by asking Siri to 'remind me to wake up in 10 minutes', but I'd like a way to create a ...
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How to retrieve data from an added-to-homescreen web page

Not sure which stack to ask this on... I would like to retrieve data from one of those added to homescreen web page shortcuts so that I can try and apply it to that same website either in Safari or in ...
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Spotlight Autocomplete Suggesting the Wrong App

I recently downloaded GoodNotes and now whenever I try to open Notes via Spotlight, I accidentally open GoodNotes because GoodNotes is strangely the first result when I type "notes"! (A ...
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Shortcut to toggle trackpad

On my MacBook Pro 16 (2019, MacOS 12.1 Monterey), I often see my mouse move unintentionally when I type text (in Mail, Pages, code-editors...) because the palm of my hand (below my thumb) ...
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how to deactivate "dictate" (microphone symbol) key completley

I would like to use the Microphone Symbol above F5 Button as Mute Button in my Voice call application of choice. I have deactivated the dictate functions in 'system preferences/keyboard' in tab '...
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Permanently disable "Enable Dictation" keyboard shortcut in Monterey

Is it possible to permanently disable all keyboard shortcuts that toggle the "Enable Dictation" dialog in Monterey? In previous versions of macOS, the dialog had a "Don't Ask Again&...
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Keyboard custom lockscreen shortcut not working on Macbook pro M1

I followed the steps on this stack post and set the shortcut to ⌥ L on my MacBook Pro (13-inch, M1, 2020) I can confirm that I see this change in the menu - However, when I try using this ...
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Using iOS “Shortcuts” app, once I define a shortcut, how can I call it from the automations tab?

So basically what I have done is define a simple iOS “Shortcut” that has a name (“Ask the cleaning lady to come”). It simply cues up a short text message to a lady in my contacts and asks me if I want ...
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Keyboard shortcut to toggle between analog and digital clock, date, and day of the week

Is there a way to create a shortcut so that I can display the clock differently? I would like to have the option for the menu bar to show only the analog clock without the date or the day of the week: ...
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Completing equations in Keynote using keyboard only

I'm making a Keynote presentation with a lot of equations. To add an equation, I can press option-CMD-E, and then I can type the LaTeX code for the equation. However, to complete editing the equation ...
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What does Command + ("Bigger") actually alter in OS X Terminal?

At first glance issuing Command+ (View -> Bigger) in OS X Terminal simply increases the font size, and increases the window size while keeping the number of rows/columns the same. However, I can't ...
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How to remove a keyboard shortcut in System Preferences?

New to MacBook Pro 2019 (with current OS) As I am tweaking the hotkeys for my Windows brain, there have been several times I added a key to an entry in System Prefs->Keyboard->Shortcuts but no ...
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Split view on MacOS 12: very long animation after key shortcut using

It has normal behaviour when I hovered over a "green button" of a window, then pressed on "Tile Window to Left of Screen". But when I use a key-shortcut, which I set by myself, ...
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How do I make Chrome text fields honour system KeyBinding and/or DefaultKeyBinding

In almost every text input field in macOS, I can use OSX' KeyBindings like ^+A. Not in Chrome however. How can I make it so that I can? I am used to Emacs shortcuts and arrow key combinations are ...
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Change "option + w" from typing ∑ to tying ω

Whenever I press option w, I get ∑. This is default behavior on macOS. How can I modify it such that instead of ∑ I get ω? I tried Karabiner Elements but it can't do greek letters.
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What gets passed when sending a file in share sheet?

While Working with Pythonista and Siri Shortcuts, I was wondering what convention Apple uses when passing a file through share sheet:
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Disable all system fn+letter keyboard shortcuts

I have the fn key set up as the Meta key for Emacs. But recently Mac OS (both 12.0.1 and 12.1) has started gobbling one or two combinations of fn plus a letter key: most notably, fn+N opens ...
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Mission control keyboard shortcuts: add more desktops

I've been using i3 window manager on my linux laptop. It's great and I am used to keyboard shortcuts to move to a specific desktop. On MacOS I have been able to replicate this for the first 3 desktops ...
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How can I change input source in MacOS using Windows-style Shift + Command shortcut?

I've been using Windows for most of my life and at this point I've developed a muscle memory to use Shift + Alt when I want to change language. Using Macbook Air With macOS Big Sur (11.6) as my ...
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Shortcut triggers other shortcuts in a specific app in macOS

this is my first question on this platform. I have in macOS an app, could be any app, that has bunch of menus which are sometimes in the way. Instead of turning them off one by one with the mouse I ...
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Control+left/right arrow shortcut doesn't work

I'm trying to change the shortcut for back and forward pages in chrome. Initially to go forward or backward, you can either press command+left/right arrow or command+[/]. I want to make it control+...
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