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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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Can I use Option+Tab for native Application Switcher? [duplicate]

I move a lot between Windows and Mac machine and it's a bit hard for me to work with Mac with the muscle memory I built for Windows. I am curious if I can use Option+Tab for Application Switcher? I am ...
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Toggle between two most recent windows of the same app in Mac

We know that using Command + ` (Cmd + backtick) will allow you to switch between windows of the same app. Suppose I have 5 windows of Chrome and I want to toggle between two most recent windows of ...
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Next tab shortcut not working with right side keys

I often navigate my many many open Chrome tabs using shortcuts for 'goto left tab' and 'goto right tab' using cmd + alt + left/right. I'm using an apple keyboard and this works fine using the alt + ...
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How do you “select-all” in Apple Calendar (iCal)?

I use my calendar like a scheduled to-do list. I sometimes want to shift all today's events down by 15 minutes. Select All is grayed out in the Edit menu, and it's tedious to click on every event ...
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Command + W has stopped working for python app

I'm working on a matplotlib Python application to draw graphs (MacOS Catalina 10.15.5). I was able to close the window using Command + W but recently that doesn't seem to work. The shortcut works with ...
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Siri shortcut fails to launch saying “The calendar is read only.”

I've created a simple shortcut on my iPhone app that saves current date/time to reminders. It requires access to Location and Reminders. It works fine when I launch it on the iPhone (saying "...
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Global Shortcut To Open Safari

Is there a way to set a global shortcut Key to Open Safari in Mac OS?
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Remove the Right-Cmd + W shortcut to close terminal

I use Vim so I need keyboard shortcuts like Ctrl + W to move between active Vim windows. The problem is that my Mac only has a Control key on the left side, which is not ergonomic. So I mapped the ...
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No single shortcut to go to end of file

I'm new to Mac (10.15.5) and so far figuring out shortcuts has not been a smooth journey. Usually on Windows I would use these - Home - Beginning of a line End - End of line Ctrl + Home - Beginning ...
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Create share files from Finder shortcut

When I want to share file with email or iMessage in Finder, I have to right click on that file, choose share option, and choose email or iMessage. I want to create keyboard shortcut for this. e.g. I ...
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I'm trying to make a service to archive a folder using tgz. I can't get this to work

I'm trying to learn to build services on my iMac running High Sierra. I open system preferences and then I click on Keyboard. From there I click on the Shortcuts tab. I get the window shown below. ...
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Firefox vs Chrome: how to open new tabs in foreground or background with same meta keys?

The Request How can I make the same meta keys between Firefox and Chrome do the same thing? In my macOS, currently in my environment (<click> = "mouse left click on weblink"), the following "...
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Quick text string search, perhaps in Applescript, for fixed search term so can be bound to keyboard shortcut?

I spend a lot of time editing text. At work, I use the medical software Epic where the key F3 is bound to search and select the next instance of “foo bar” from the cursor. If F3 is pressed again, the ...
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Assign ß on MacBook or external Magic Keyboard to long pressing S

On Mac OS 10.15.4, when long-pressing keys such as E, O etc., we can chose from a small menu displaying several options for that letter. I am searching for a possibility to write the letter ß in the ...
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In MacOS Catalina 10.15 on Safari, How do you disable Command-I from composing a new Mail message?

I realize a similar question to this has been asked, but it's not the same. The answers in that question are for older versions of MacOS. I'm asking this question specifically for MacOS Catalina 10.15....
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Command+C does not work

Recently my Command+c shortcut stopped work. While "c" button still works(in several languages), Command+Z/X/V still works too. At first, I try to reboot the system, then install system updates(with ...
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Change input source with single key

I'm not using a Caps Lock key at all, so I've come up with the idea to use it as a way to change the input source. Problem: keyboard settings want me to hit two keys for a shortcut to register. ...
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Change the shortcut for Inserting a New Equation in MS Word for Mac

I am having trouble changing the shortcut to add a new equation in MS Word for Mac. Currently, the shortcut is set to: Control + = I want to change this to the new shortcut: Shift + E As per my ...
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“Move focus to next window” short cut toggling window order if I interact with a window

There is a very convenient keyboard short cut to go through all windows opened by the same application. For me (but it is not the same for everyone) it is Ctrl < to flip through the window in one ...
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Control-A combination doesn't work in Terminal

My Control-A combination in terminal doesn't work. Nevertheless, the Control-E combination still works. My macOS version is 10.15.4. Can anyone help me?
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Is there a keyboard shortcut for enabling dictation on iPad?

I‘m using an iPad Pro 10.5 iPadOS 13.5 and a Slim Combo keyboard case. I use dictation a lot. Is there a keyboard shortcut for that? Right now I have to toggle the default on-screen keyboard and touch ...
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Setting custom shortcut for applications not working [duplicate]

I'm a new Macbook user and still struggling with iOS. I've installed iterm2 and would like to setup a shortcut for it (preferably control+command+T I went to System Preferences -> Keyboard -> ...
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How to Assign CTRL-Super-T to BASH Shell

I would like to assign said hotkey to the BASH shell. How can this be achieved with native High Sierra capabilities?
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Disable Cmd-w on MacOS Catalina

Cmd-w closes the current window on MacOS Catalina. This conflicts with my muscle memory of using M-w in Emacs. I looked at Disable Command-W in the terminal, but the accepted answer does not work on ...
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Select last part of a string in iTerm2 using standard shortcut

Using iTerm2, I am currently typing this command (notice the cursor at the end of addons): If my terminal would be like any other text input I use on my Mac, I could use the shortcut Alt + Shift + ...
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Do I have to have System Preferences open to use keyboard shortcut I created?

I created a keyboard shortcut in System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Services to trigger the screen saver, and it works only when I have System Preferences open. Is this normal? I'm on Mojave.
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What can I do to write forward slashes “ / ” in Google Docs without opening Help > Search menu?

I have a german keyboard MacBook Pro 2019 and I'm using a Portuguese Brazilian ABNT2 keyboard in the system. In this configuration, two keys have an native extra feature (not sure if its only on ...
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Keyboard Shortcut for “Export Unmodified Original For 1 Photo…”

I'd like to make a keyboard shortcut to export unmodified originals in Photos. The menu entry changes and shows the number of photos that are selected (sometimes it also says items). So if I create ...
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Why does show hidden files shortcut only work intermittently?

I am running Catalina on a 2015 13" Macbook Pro and at random times the default ⌘ Command⇧ Shift . shortcut for showing/hiding files will stop working. I read previous threads that mostly refer back ...
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Match Siri parameter against array strings in scriptable?

If we write a Siri shortcut in javascript or python (e.g using scriptable or pythonista), and accept a parameter in the Siri request, is there a way to provide an array of terms against which Siri can ...
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Ansible role to configure keyboard shortcuts

After configuring shortcuts over and over again, I want to add them to my Ansible dotfile setup. Did anybody already build an Ansible role to configure OSX keyboard shortcuts? If not, I came ...
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Control-Tab stuck in search box

When Command-Tab(bing) through Notes, the cursor gets stuck in the search field and I cannot seem to get it out?
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Mac shortcut : switch between apps in the same virtual desktop

I want to switch between only two application with a shortcut in a virtual desktop. Example : only switch between google chrome and apple music (only this two apps are in the virtual desktop). I ...
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System-wide Google Search shortcut for Chrome (macOS version)

on the macOS, does anyone know how to set up a system-wide global keyboard shortcut to Google Search the selected text within the Chrome browser? (this could be easily done for Safari but not sure how ...
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Use osascript to send a “global shortcut”

I am using this wonderful application named NoiseBuddy which allows to turn on/off Airpod Pros noise cancelling with a global shortcut. In my case I assigned the shortcut to ctrl+1 and it works fine. ...
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Systemwide custom text edit function possible?

i'm wondering if it is possible to create some sort of system-wide shortcut or automater service or whatever, where i could create some small script to be run on marked text, like "this is an example"...
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Mapping keyboard shortcut to escape code sequence (to jump back/ahead a word)

Using 2019 MacBook Pro 16" Most simple apps support option-leftArrow => back one word, option-rightArrow => forwards one word, but some (mostly using Ulysses, other markdown editors as well as ...
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Cannot toggle between YouTube on full screen and other apps in Google Chrome

I recently switched by browser from Firefox to Google Chrome and now when I have a YouTube video on full screen it won't let me toggle between the video and other apps using the ⌘ Command ` shortcut ...
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A problem when changing the language [closed]

There's is a problem when changing the language on my MacBook Air, if I need to change the language I have to press ⌘+space not once, but I have to press it twice if I need to change the language ...
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How do I add a Send to Myself link in the Share menu of iOS?

in iOS, when I'm reading an article or when I see a picture I want to save, I just click on Share and use Mail to send it to my own email box. During a few days I had the opportunity to send it to my ...
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What are all possible ways a keyboard shortcut could be bound in Safari?

What are all of the ways a keyboard shortcut could be bound in Safari? I am aware of the following: The app’s own standard shortcuts System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts > App Shortcuts > All ...
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Keyboard shortcut to partition screen

I've recently started using a Macbook on a new job (macOS 10.15), coming from a Windows 10, and then more a Ubuntu background. A feature that both Windows 10 and Ubuntu had was the ability to have ...
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Powerpoint Keyboard Shortcut to “Save as Picture…” for selected item

I use ppt all the time to make quick images for export as png, jpg, etc... To export, I right-click on the object and choose "Save as Picture..." This avoids the layers of menus File-->Export-->etc... ...
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Keynote keyboard shortcut to navigate between objects on a slide

If I am typing in the Title box and I want to keep my hands on the keyboard, is there a shortcut for me to navigate to the next text box or bulleted list (or whatever) on the screen without having to ...
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Shortcut go to folder containing the file opened in TextEdit

I know that I could right click on the window title to have the folder path but the question is specifically to use a keyboard shortcut. Maybe is there a way through the creation of an Automator ...
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Disable Cmd Shift Q for cs go, cannot select it in keyboard pref

How can i disbable Command + Shift + Q for cs go, i can't figure it out. I use it for slow walking, ducking and moving around. I'm using macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 I already tried this solution: ...
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Creating keyboard shortcuts for Terminal

Just to ensure that what I am saying is getting clearly across, I am not referring to things like iCanHazShortcut that allows you to execute a command anywhere through a keyboard shortcut. I wanted ...
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Built-in way to mute audio on Catalina?

Question: I need a short cut to mute my mac without using the touchbar, so no sound of taking a snapshot of my screen(cmd+shift+5 and control-click). I don't like third-party software I want a built-...
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Change keyboard shortcut for cycling application windows [duplicate]

Bear in mind this is a different issue to the following: Changing keyboard shortcut for cycling through windows? (Lion) As I am looking to change the shortcut that cycles through different ...
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Why is my MacBook Pro beeping when performing a keyboard shortcut?

When using any keyboard shortcut in any application, there is a beeping sound effect that is normally played when there is an error. However, the keyboard shortcut still works normally. I am using ...

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