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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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xmouse button control alternative recommendation

Any recommendations for an alternative to the windows application X Mouse Button Control? More specifically, I'm looking to rebind the mouse scroll up and down because it isn't supported by the ...
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Shortcut to open new Finder window not working

So the global shortcut for opening a new finder window isn't working for me. I've tried different keys as the shortcut input, and none of it works. Regular Spotlight works fine though. I remember ...
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How can I remap Caps lock to both Escape and Control?

I generally run Linux. I use Vim a lot, so the Escape key is extremely important. I also use other keyboard shortcuts a lot, so Control is "key" as well. On Linux, I've solved this by using xcape to ...
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Annoying behavior when showing desktop

I use the keyboard shortcut Command + F3 to scatter the windows and show my Desktop, and then unzip an archive on the Desktop. After unzipping, the windows always scatter back automatically. Then I ...
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Can I create two different keyboard shortcuts for the same command?

The Preferences.app > Keyboard > Shortcuts pane allows for the creation of shortcuts to activate menu commands. However if that menu command already has a keyboard then that shortcut is overridden by ...
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iOS SmartKeyboard shortcut help screens overlay each other

I have the strange behaviour that the keyboard shortcuts help screens that appear on ios when you long press CMD on the SmartKeyboard overlay each other. Specifically: if an app has its own help ...
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Maximize windows just like Windows on OS X

I have owned a MacBook Pro for a year, however at work I use a Windows laptop. Since I really like the functionality to maximize a windows by just pushing it to the top of the screen, I would like to ...
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How to capture web page content with iOS shortcut and send to OmniFocus?

I'm trying to create an iOS Shortcut to capture a webpage and send its contents to OmniFocus details. The problem I have is with the first step, it seems. This is what I have: Get Details of Safari ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cmd+Tab with arrow keys

So, I used to be able to cycle through apps back and forth by holding cmd+tab while pressing left/right arrow keys. I can't now that I've done a fresh install of Sierra. What happens now is when I ...
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I've somehow enabled overtype mode in Slack and I can't get back to insert mode

No, dear readers, as the Internet might have you believe, none of these things work on a 2017 Macbook Pro, the kind with the touchbar: Fn+Enter Fn+M Fn+. Fn+Option+Enter Somehow, someway, when I was ...
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Can I create a shortcut to open a specific application on OS X?

I want to create a keyboard shortcut to i.e. open Firefox while I am working in another application. I know I can use ⌘ CMD+T when I am in Firefox to open a new tab. I haven't found a way to create ...
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Windows-Logo-Key + Left/Right Arrow — Keyboard shortcut equivalent on Mac

I have both a mac and a PC. One simple extremely useful feature on PCs that I can't find on a mac is the shortcut Windows+RightArrow to maximize the active window, but only take up exactly the right ...
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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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Can a shortcut be created to toggle menubar visibility (that would persist, as the dock's does)?

I can choose in Syst Prefs to have the menubar show always or hide with auto-show (auto-show being show on hover or show on focus-by-keyboard-shortcut). But when I'm working, I want the menubar ...
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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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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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Keyboard shortcut for locking screen in macOS Sierra?

In previous versions of OSX, I could use Ctrl Shift Power on my built in keyboard, or Ctrl Shift Eject on my (old) Apple bluetooth keyboard to lock the screen. After upgrading to Sierra, that ...
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Find which process receives a given keyboard command

I'm trying to figure out why a certain keyboard combination is no longer working. As an example, Sublime Text 2 ships with a keyboard shortcut for opening the Find/Replace panel: Command + Option + ...
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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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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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Keyboard shortcut for service only works after I manually run the service

After I assign a keyboard shortcut to initiate a service in System Preferences, I press the keyboard shortcut and nothing happens. I have to first click on the service title under the services menu (...
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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 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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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 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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Show cursor in screen shot

Is it possible to take a screen shot, using hotkeys, where the cursor will not disappear? I am making a short tutorial and it would save me time to have the cursor present, as opposed to post-...
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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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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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Can't use command+space to change input source

I have been having an issue regarding keyboard short-cut to change input source between Japanese and English on a new iMac running on Sierra. On my old Mac, I used "command+space" (Fig. 1) to change ...
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Why are there two <Command> + I shortcuts in preview?

I'm used to using Preview for simple edits to images - cropping, censoring, highlighting, rotating - and I try to use shortcuts as much as possible. Previously I would use Cmd + I to show 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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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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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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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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How to change the Shift+Click hotkey in Safari?

I want Shift + Click to open hyperlinks in a new window. The default Safari hotkeys are quite bad: Shift + Click adds a hyperlink to the Reading List. Command + Option + Shift + Click opens ...
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Switch between windows (not applications) in both directions

I can't switch between windows smoothly. On Windows I could use Ctrl+Tab to scroll through all open Windows and Ctrl+Shift+Tab to scroll in the other direction. On the Mac, I use Cmd+Tab to scroll ...
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How to create desktop shortcut for Chrome profile and run two or more profiles simultaneously?

I am new to Mac, and I have my rough time (missing keys, wrong shortcuts and etc). But I don't give up. I am a JS developer with more than 10 years of Windows and Linux (Debian, Ubuntu) experience and ...