Questions tagged [shortcut]

Series of one or several keys that invoke some software/os action when triggered by the user

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Command + Delete (Move to Trash) command doesn't work

I have this problem for a long time, and I don't know how to fix it. When I press Command + Delete key sequence, it doesn't work. When I use the key sequence, I hear a beep. It was working before I ...
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iTerm2 shortcut for deleting selected

I've set some shortcuts in iTerm2, but I cannot find how to set MS Windows style cut functionality. I want to select some text (which I am able to) and then cut/past it somewhere else. I want also to ...
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Command-Tab-1, what is this?

Hold down ⌘ and then press tab and tilde (`), we all know what this is. This is the application switcher. But if you hold down ⌘, press tab, and then press 1, and then press tab, ~ and 1 other stuff ...
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Set keyboard shortcuts to move to the next space to wrap around?

I currently have 4 different spaces open on my Mac. If I hit Control + Option + → three times (my shortcut for moving right a Space), I'll end up in the last Space. If I hit it again, nothing happens. ...
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What does Shift-Command-Space keyboard shortcut do?

Apple's macOS Human Interface Guidelines shows that action for the Shift-Command-Space keyboard shortcut is: Varies. Apple Reserved. Does that mean that Apple is reserving it for future use?
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macOS: Navigating between desktops using keyboard shortcuts

I've just moved to Mac from Linux. There I used to have a fixed number of desktops running full-screen apps. I've managed to configure it on Mac, but yet can not find the way to assign shortcuts to ...
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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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Add Spacebar as a modifier key

I want to configure my shortcuts to switch between multiple desktops. Currently, I am using Control as the modifier key, but that's a bit too difficult for me to reach. I want to use the Spacebar as a ...
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Shortcut to quickly enter .com in browser on Mac OS [duplicate]

In Windows, we can use Ctrl+Enter to quickly input .com in browsers. I wonder if there is any equivalent shortcut in Mac OS?
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How Do I Permanently Disable Hot Corners on Mac?

I have a work computer, and every time I turn it on and log in, hot corners are enabled where when I move my mouse to a corner inadvertently, it locks my screen. This happens all the time in the ...
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Change shortcut for switching to the next most recently used app among your open apps in MacOS

From the Mac keyboard shortcuts page I found shortcut for switching to the next most recently used app among your open apps : Command-Tab. I want to change it to Option-Tab. Does anyone know name of ...
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How can I create an alias/shorcut to sudo/root an app permanently?

I would like to have an alias to run an app as root always. I am trying to save time and not go through the terminal commands. Thanks!
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Show original shortcut in MacOS 10.14

I often make symbolic links of folders. I recently had to change my laptop and move from Sierra to Mojave. In the old OS I used to type Cmd + R to go to the original folder. This seems to no longer ...
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MPlayerX frame skip keyboard shortcut

While playing a video in MPlayerX the right and left arrows skip ahead and back 10s respectively. When paused, the right arrow goes ahead 1 frame but the left arrow still goes back 10s. How do I skip ...
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Tile *Previous* Window Side-by-Side with Current

I'm well aware of Moom, BetterTouchTool, BetterSnapTool, Divvy, and Spectacle, and have thoroughly read this question's answers. I don't think any of the above can: with one keyboard stroke, tile ...
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How can I control Spotify volume while connected to another device (Sonos bar)?

The present shortcuts for Mac OS's volume don't work while playing music over an external device. I can only change the volume from the app itself, is there a trick to do it with shortcuts?
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I cannot type the letter “c” on my iMac G5

I have an iMac G5 running Mac OS X 10.5.8. Unfortunately I cannot type c. I have tried both wired and wireless keyboard, and both bluetooth and USB-dongle wireless. Even over VNC from my (somewhat ...
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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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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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Command or Shift key modifiers always activated

Regularly, when I am using Photoshop CC 2018 (mostly), suddenly I got a modifier key which always stays activated. Sometime it is the Command key, and sometimes Shift key, which make it impossible to ...
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Remapping Alt+W to “Close Tab” works in Google Chrome works, but “Back” doesn't (using App Shortcuts in System Preferences)

This is on Mac OS Mojave (10.14.5) and Google Chrome Version 74.0.3729.169 I went to System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> App Shortcuts I remappped "Close Tab" to Alt+W for all applications ...
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Excel iOS app: Keyboard shortcut for Edit cell

I am used to using F2 as the keyboard shortcut to edit a cell in Microsoft Excel for desktop. The Excel iOS seems not to have this shortcut (see Use an external keyboard with Excel for iPad). What ...
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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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Reassign shortcut with variable in it

I made a shortcut with Automator to open a file with VS Code in Finder. But I can't assign it to the desired keyboard shortcut (command + option + c) because it is already taken by 'Copy "filename" as ...
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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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Finder: “RIght Size All Columns Individually” in Column View by double click (without Option pressed)

In Finder in the Column View mode, right-clicking the handle at the bottom of any column separator brings up the popup menu that allows the user to resize the columns. There are three options, and ...
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How to determine which keyboard shortcut combo is free to assign?

I've already spent much more time in finding a combination that works in every app (universal) than in creating the actual service. The shortcut triggers a service for increasing or decreasing the ...
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How to close the emoji palette using the keyboard shortcut?

I know that there is a keyboard shortcut that lets you open the emoji palette while you are typing, but I could not find any shortcut that lets you close the palette. So right now, whenever I finish ...
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Weird behaviour of cmd + tab on OS X after upgrade to El Capitan

I have this weird problem, I often use cmd+tab to switch between opened applications. After upgrading my OS to El Capitan it started to behave weird. Sometimes it doesn't switch to last focused window ...
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Shortcut for hiding slide over app on iPad

Is there a shortcut to hide the currently opened slide over app on iPad? Or to show it? Currently to hide it I have to exit the main app (using Command + H to go to the home screen), and then Alt + ...
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Understanding macOS's Keyboard Shortcuts

I was looking at some of the built-in keyboard shortcuts in macOS, and some of them are totally incomprehensible to me. I tried to do some research, but couldn't find any useful answers. All of them ...
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Can I close Finder application? [duplicate]

It looks like Finder can't be closed with Command+Q shortcut. Command+W works though but it's not the same as Command+Q. And there is not option for Finder to be closed whatsoever, only Hide. Why ...
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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?