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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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Weird shorcut of Qt Creator for Split view

Look the Split shortcuts of Qt Creator (installed from https://download.qt.io/archive/online_installers/3.1/). What is that? Should I Ctrl+E+2? I tried, it doesn't work. Why the command isn't on the ...
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Stop finder from opening search by default

I open finder with option + cmd + space. Which on my second MBP opens a Finder Search window. (I then have to press cmd + n for new finder) On my primary machine I have somehow set it to open a new ...
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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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Disabling Alt+ArrowKey HotKey Mojave

Is there anyway from disabling the hotkey that swipes between windows (alt+left or right arrow key)? I am using excel via remote desktop and when I use this shortcut Mac also reads the input and my ...
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Quick Shortcut to skim through web search results

I wish to utilize all the shortcuts I can, but I'm not sure how it is called in the first place. (that must be why I cannot find the shortcut for it by searching..) I've seen a friend use it to speed ...
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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 pause YouTube video via keyboard shortcut or from menu bar?

Is there a piece of software that allows one to pause (& un-pause) a currently playing YouTube video (or, ideally, any online video/audio media), with a keyboard shortcut or a conveniently ...
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CMD + W doesn't work anymore on macOS Mojave

After installing the .dotfiles on my new Macbook (Mojave) the keyboard combination CMD + W to close tabs or windows stopped working system wide. I found out that when I press fn + CMD + W it works. ...
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Unable to switch input sources after updating macOS to 10.14.6

After the latest update to Mojave 10.14.6, I'm unable to change input source using the keyboard shortcut (it works when I change it by selecting the input source manually). I tried changing it to ...
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Change screenshot keyboard shortcut to a single key

I want to set my keyboard shortcut for Copy picture of selected area to clipboard to the END key. Literally just the single keypress END. I tried looking at this post, but wasn't sure neither what ...
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How to configure Ctrl+backspace Linux behavior in macOS terminal?

I was using Windows and Ubuntu previously and in their terminal, when I used to press Ctrl + Backspace it used to delete the last word till any punctuation. For example, if I had typed: ls -l /usr/...
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How can I get the list of input sources shown when switching between input sources?

I cannot get it to show on another MacBook. I'm expecting the list to be shown when I press Control+Space.
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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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Cycle application windows changed in recent update (2019)

I am used to pressing CMD+ ` on my mac to cycle through windows of the same application. In recent updates, I am not sure if this was when updating to Mojave, maybe later, maybe before, this ...
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How to move line up/down in Notes on macbook using keyboard shortcut?

I know it is possible in xcode with ⌘ + ⌥ + [ or ⌘ + ⌥ + ]. But it doesn't work in Notes. Any ideas?
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Toggling between chunk of input in iterm2 with “Alt + arrow left/right” writes “[D” instead jumping from chunk to chunk

I just started to use iterm2 on MacOS and find that it has really nice features especially for splitting terminal screen. However, when trying to toggle between chunk of input in with "Alt + arrow ...
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Cycle through pair of spaces for two screens with one keyboard shortcut

I have two displays and created for each display with Mission Control several desktops (also known as Spaces): Display 1: Desktops 1-5 Display 2: Desktops 6-10 I have following related settings ...
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I can't enter Command+Shift+Up/Down on macOS Sierra

Since upgrading to macOS Sierra (10.12.1 non-beta), I can no longer enter the keyboard combination Command+Shift+Up Arrow or Command+Shift+Down Arrow. I use this in text editors to select everything ...
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How to skipt the prompt for time-triggered automation Shortcuts in iOS13?

I have created a simple shortcut that collects certain data and displays it via a push notification. I just told the app to run my shortcut every day at 10AM. The feature certainly works, however ...
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MacBook Pro Function key + Command/Option hotkeys problem [duplicate]

I'm using Intellij Idea on Mac, that heavily utilizes hotkeys including Function keys + the Option and Command keys. While hardware keys + the Option and Command keys work okay, Touch Bar keys + the ...
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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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Command, tab, and mouse click not working, rest of keyboard and mouse movement still works

A few days ago I posted about how my macbook pro had a glitch where everything except the volume, brightness, and mouse movement stopped working. I am now having a similar but very distinct problem ...
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On Mojave, what is the keyboard shortcut to move a window from one “Desktop” to another?

I ask because I accidentally moved a window from one desktop to another using key combinations, after updating to Mojave. I've read the answers wrt older macOS versions, and options that require ...
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iOS Shortcuts App: How can I convert my Workflow to a service app?

Back in AppleScript or Apple Automator it is possible to convert workflows to a compiled read-only application. Is it possible to hide, compile or convert my iOS Shortcuts workflow to a self-running ...
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Use mnemonics/menu-shortcut keys with Windows apps running on Mac

I installed Crossover and then EditPlus. The app starts up great: but the feature I was most interested in - mnemonics - is not working. They should be activated by hitting option + < Key> but ...
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Modifier keys… don't show the “Select keyboard” option

I'm using keyboard KeyCool 84 with Bluetooth version 4.0. When I use a cable to connect with my Mac (running macOS Mojave 10.14.5), I can use the modifier key function with an option to Select ...
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Toggle language by pressing Shift + Command

I've moved from PC to Mac and I'm used to pressing Shift + Ctrl, while on Mac I have to press Ctrl + Space. This is a bit frustrating (probably because I've only used it for 2 days), so I opened ...
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What is the keyboard shortcut to focus 'Window' menu bar option

Most apps have a menu bar option called 'Window'. I want to be able to open this menu option using a keyboard shortcut. I tried to create a shortcut using System preferences -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts ...
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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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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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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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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 ...