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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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MacOS Big Sur : is threre a way to remap a shortcut with trackpad?

Keeping shift + horizontal movement on trackpad increases significantly the horizontal scrolling. Is there a way to remap this combination (shift + horizontal movement on trackpad) just by a simple ...
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How to use `click` in a shortcut? (Run a service when clicking a link)

Is it possible to run an Automator service with an alternate click, e.g. ⌘ + ⇧ + Click? This kind of combination is built into browsers with ⌘ + Click typically opening a link in a new tab. I have a ...
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Can I use Shortcuts to tell me when to leave for a specific appointment based on Map data?

I was wondering if anyone knew of an existing Shortcut where I can get the Time that I need to leave My Current location in order to arrive at a specified address at a specified time. So lets say I ...
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MS OneNote beginning/end of line shortcuts on Mac

I am using OneNote on a Mac and the beginning of line and end of line shortcuts are Ctrl+A and Ctrl+E, respectively. I prefer the alternatives Fn+< and Fn+> instead, which work in other ...
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Big Sur keyboard shortcut to select text

Before upgrading to Big Sur I was able to use Shift-Command-Left/Right arrow to highlight a single word while typing. This was in any app - email, browser, text, etc. After upgrading to Big Sur, that ...
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Is there a way of finding which app is already using a specific keyboard shortcut? (macOS Big Sur)

I would like to use the Google Docs shortcut for inserting a page break ⌘ + Enter. It doesn't work, and I have no idea which (or if another) app is using the shortcut. I can't even find it with ...
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Is there a way to view all Spaces in macOS (using a shortcut)

I'm looking for a way to view all desktops (spaces) at once with a single shortcut (like CMD + Up for Mission control) . If i could archive the same effect you get when you use mission control and go ...
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Looking for a short cut that allows mouse pointer to automatically go to a specific cell of a (background running) Excel spreadsheet

Specifically, A shortcut that allows me to locate the specific cell in Excel (running in the background) quickly. I would like to be able to hotkey to the cell without having to look at the screen as ...
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Mute/Unmute Microsoft Teams Microphone Using Mouse Button when Teams is Not Focused

I would like to mute and unmute Microsoft Teams, using a spare mouse button, when the application is not focussed. I am using a Microsoft Sculpt mouse and have a couple spare buttons, particularly ...
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Build keyboard shortcut for “minimize all windows of current app except the current window”

I'm looking to bind a keyboard shortcut to the action "minimize all windows from the current application except the current window." (The app in question is always Google Chrome.) (Sort of ...
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Would it be more beneficial to run apps on a separate User Account or create profiles within an app?

I am somewhat turning my MacBook Pro into an Apple TV alternate. Considering macOS's Fast User Switching, I was wondering if it might be more beneficial, in terms of CPU/RAM, to dedicate certain apps ...
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Looking to create a keyboard shortcut to open the Share menu

I understand how to create a custom keyboard shortcut to a specific app within a nested menu, but does anyone know how to open the Share menu from the Menu Bar via a keyboard shortcut?
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Open a dir via shortcut [duplicate]

In linux: I can open a folder via xdg-open command from terminal. Then define a keyboard shortcut to any a combination of key to open a common used folder. e.g ctrl + shift + c to open the dir /home/...
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How to turn off a safari shortcut [duplicate]

I have been looking around to turn off "CMD + , (comma)" opening password manager in Safari but there appears to be no option to do so (maybe I missed it). The same shortcut is used as ...
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How to turn off certain shortcut [duplicate]

I have been looking around to turn off "CMD + , (comma)" opening password manager in Safari but there appears to be no option to do so (maybe I missed it). The same shortcut is used as ...
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Shortcut to toggle KeyboardViewer with AppleScript on Big Sur

I am trying to create a shortcut that toggles Keyboard Viewer with Automator. I have tried these both ways: this old one and and this one for Sierra For both ways, there is a syntax error "Can't ...
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How to move through words and break on punctuation on terminal?

I changed laptop and I cannot configure my Terminal the way it was. I had this shortcut to delete words, and when deleting ab-cd.ef_gh, it would go ab-cd.ef_ then ab-cd. then ab- then nothing. So it ...
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Finder: Show/Hide hidden files with non-US keyboard

I discovered the well-known shortcut ⌘ CMD + ⇧ SHIFT + . to quickly show and hide hidden files in finder. Unfortunately, this shortcut doesn't work on non-US keyboards. How can I show/hide files ...
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How to paste graphics image data to folders in finder

If you right click and copy an image from Safari, Mail, etc. (or command-control-shift-4 to save screenshot to clipboard), certain apps support pasting (e.g., Mail, MS Word, etc.), but I can't paste ...
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How to disable the Character Viewer in Big Sur?

How should I change shortcut or disable emoji menu by ctrl+cmd+space. Is it possible?
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Big Sur confirm alert button keyboard shortcut

In Catalina and earlier versions of macOS, certain keyboard shortcuts worked for dismissing alerts, but these same shortcuts no longer work for me in Big Sur. You could and you can still cancel alert ...
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Service on Big Sur to start Terminal doesn't work with Finder, works with other apps

I picked up a new MacBook recently and started customizing it software-wise. After some research, I have managed to set a shortcut for opening Terminal as follows: Open Automator Select New Document, ...
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“Format” menu in TextEdit or Note with changed shortcut

Something happend in my Big Sur macOS and the shortcut for "Format" -> "Text" -> "Center" is changed in the "down" key! So for example every time I press ...
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Keyboard shortcuts for resizing windows on mac

I'm looking for the Mac keyboard shortcut equivalent of "windows key + left/right/top arrow" to resize windows (not split view)
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How to keep Option-Delete despite using Unicode Hex

Background I am on MacOS Catalina 10.15.7, and I have recently switched my input method to Unicode Hex, so that I can free up the option key for more IDE keyboard shortcuts. (Ordinarily, option-I ...
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Apple iOS Shortcuts App - how to include spoken variable in the initial command?

Despite having a BSc in Software Engineering I am struggling with iOS shortcuts... What I would like to do is include the text for a shortcut (I am trying to create a new shortcut to add a task to ...
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How to disable or change an application's shortcut?

I have an app (Skitch) that has a seemingly unchangable shortcut of command-shift-5 for capturing the screen. I'd like to disable this or, at least, change it to another shortcut. Previously I could ...
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Change keyboard shortcut for variable menu item names

In Mail.app, there’s a menu item under “Message” that is named Move to “[suggested mailbox]. I want to change the keyboard shortcut of that menu item from ^⌘M to ⌘-Return. But the standard way to ...
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Safari - ignore pinned tabs when switching via cmd-number

Is there a way to ignore pinned tabs when switching via the cmd-number shortcuts, e.g. if I have two pinned tabs and press cmd+1, instead of opening the first pinned tab - open the first regular tab. ...
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Sleep keyboard shortcut on M1 MacBook Pro

The control + shift + power shortcut to put the computer to sleep does not work on the M1 MacBook Pro (assuming that the Touch ID button replaces the power button). What is the keyboard shortcut to ...
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Keyboard shortcut to show hidden files on macOS Big Sur

How do I toggle hidden files on/off? In previous versions of OSX this was ⌘ Command⇧ Shift. It's not working anymore for me on macOS Big Sur.
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What casues macOS sidebar to drop “favorites” (shortcuts to linked files/directories), other than macOS updates? How to prevent?

Every month or so my Macs drops all the favorites I have in the Finder windows (which also appear in Save/Open system dialogue windows). I takes time to redo them, and it is frustrating. I know that ...
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Find my Phone as a shortcut

My wife constantly misplaces her phone. Is there any way to make a shortcut in iOS (or macOS) to enable a one-touch solution to find her iPhone? (I can see her phone in the Find My app).
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How to cycle windows of the same app on Czech keyboard layout [duplicate]

cmd+tilde does not work as the key below Esc is mapped to '<' character on my layout. I cannot find any preferences to remap this. Franky I am surprised this does not work, this mapping should be ...
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Keyboard shortcut to move tabs around in Firefox on a Mac

The equivalent of it in Windows would be Ctrl + Shift + PgUp / PgDn. To reiterate, I am trying to move a tab's position forward and back within the windows via keyboard shortcut using Firefox v82 on ...
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Netflix interferes with Safari custom tab change shortcut?

I used this method to set the tab-changing shortcut in Safari to Cmd+Opt+Left/Right (same as in Chrome). It works, except that when I'm watching Netflix and try changing tabs while the video is ...
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Can't use keyboard shortcuts when input source is changed

I added "Mongolian" keyboard and when I'm writing in English, keyboard shortcuts (copy, paste etc) works just fine but when it's changed to Mongolian, I can't use it anymore. Do anyone know ...
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How can I enable keyboard shortcut preference after modifying it throw `defaults write com.apple.symbolichotkeys AppleSymbolicHotKeys`?

I modify keyboard shortcut by defaults command. For example, # Disable "Search word in terminal man page index" defaults write com.apple.symbolichotkeys AppleSymbolicHotKeys -dict-add 124 &...
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Cmd-' for increasing the quotation level doesn't work in mail

I am using macOS Catalina (10.15.7) in my MacBook Pro 15-inch (2018). The problem is that Cmd-' in composing new email doesn't work. The keys are registered with proper modifier (checked via Karabiner-...
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Mac keyboard shortcut to open recently closed pdf file on preview

Lately, preview on Mac is not saving all the pdf highlights (seen some discussion online about this with no solution yet). I highlight quite a bit of pdfs regularly. The one solution, although ...
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Strange keyboard shortcut suddenly appears

This just happened recently and rebooting did not solve it. Suddenly, whenever I type the key combination dt I get the date, e.g., 2020-10-27 just now. In order for me to type those characters I now ...
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Shortcut to restore minimised application

Is there any shortcut solution to restore minimised app without command + tab twice and option?
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Change Function of Command+Delete when Editing text in Catalina

In Catalina, when editing text hitting command+delete appears to delete the entire line, and option+delete will delete a single word. I would basically like to swap these, making command delete simply ...
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Underlined letters in dialog box (Krita)

In a save as file dialog box in the Application Krita, some of the buttons are underlined with a letter. In Windows, if your press alt and the underlined letter, this presses the button. Is there ...
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Seemingly unrelated keyboard shortcuts conflicting

I got a new work laptop (old machine died) and I'm trying to set up 1Password's keyboard shortcuts. On my old machine I had 1Password's autofill feature hooked up to ⌘ Command⌥ Option\. Today, I tried ...
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Disable shortcut (F8) to open Music app?

Is there any way to disable the shortcut for F8 (play/pause key) to open the default Music app?
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Cannot save Chrome links to desktop / Finder

I'll often save links from Chrome to my desktop or Finder, simply by dragging the URL from the address bar to wherever I want to save the shortcut to. But all of a sudden it won't let me anymore. I ...
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iPhone: Set recurring reminder to get off an app

Instagram has become a major distraction for me. I will spend hours upon hours mindlessly scrolling, allowing what little time I could have spent doing things I enjoy to slip away. I don't want to ...
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disable COMMAND+TAB app switcher in 10.15

The other questions asking the same thing are from many years ago and for different versions of MacOS. Is it possible to completely disable the COMMAND+TAB shortcut for the app switcher? I want to ...
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Unable to tab between the popup menu

I'm unable to 'tab' between the popup buttons by using the 'tab' key. I've had this issue for all popups of all the applications. This screenshot below is for the visual studio code where i added ...

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