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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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Zoom in on a photo in Quick Look in macOS Mojave Beta

One invaluable Quick Look feature which I used to use pre-Mojave was pressing the "alt/option" button when using Quick Look to view a photo, which zoom in on the photo to its actual size. However, it ...
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macOS text substitutions: How do I distinguish lowercase and uppercase characters

When using the keyboard shortcuts functionality in macOS (i.e. substitution of a sequence of characters to another sequence of characters), I see that it's randomly detecting the uppercase vs. ...
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How do I turn off the built in macOSD shortcut for Minimise ('Opt' + 'Cmd' + “M”)

I want to use the built in Google Docs shortcut for "Add Comment…" (I don't think I can change those). It is the same as the one Apple assigned for minimise documents ('Opt' + 'Cmd' + "M"). I've ...
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Copy and paste a chain of items on Mac OS X?

Is there a way to copy a set of different items and then paste them in? The items have to go in separate boxes during a timed registration. For example, Is there a way to copy the numbers: 20102 21568 ...
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Is there a way to rename menu items in Firefox?

Google Chrome has a keyboard shortcut that I really like, command + shift + B. It hides and shows the bookmarks toolbar so I can use a new tab extension without worrying where my bookmarks are going ...
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What are the short-cuts to click buttons on a MacOS message box?

On Windows you can use the TAB key to switch between which button has focus then press space to click the focused button. However, on MacOS, when presented with the dialog in this screenshot, I ...
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macOS High Sierra - Custom App Shortcuts in System Preferences appear as “…”

I've upgraded to macOS High Sierra from OS X El Capitan and most of my custom app shortcuts now appear as .... When editing, it becomes a tiny input box, though the menu items are still there ...
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App Keyboard Shortcuts Display Bug?

I'm encountering what appears to be a bug in the display of  > System Preferences > Keyboard: Shortcuts - App Shortcuts. The shortcuts are functional, but as you can see, their names randomly ...
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Keyboard shortcut to take me directly to Mission Control system preference pane

I have an iMac (27", 2017, High Sierra) and for various reasons I find myself often having to change my mission control settings. As I prefer keyboard navigation., is there a native macOS keyboard ...
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Open Terminal in current Finder directory with shortcut without having folder selected

How can I open a terminal that is located in the current finder directory with a keyboard shortcut? I am aware of all the answers out there, particularly from this thread How can I open a Terminal ...
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Display all current OS & 3rd party keyboard bindings

Is there any way to: display all native and 3rd party keyboard bindings in one place, similar to how Atom or Visual Studio Code IDEs can? OR...allow me to type a keyboard shortcut and tell me the ...
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command + option + arrow keys (left or right) shortcut not working

Suddenly the shortcut cmd + opt + arrow (left or right) stopped working. I used it to switch tabs in Chrome and move back and forth in code (IntelliJ). I have tried resetting shortcuts and rebooting ...
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How do I get Safari to search all tabs from all Safari windows in the Tab Overview, instead of only those in the current window?

When I press the shiftcommand\ keyboard shortcut, it goes into 'expose' mode and allows to search thru only the tabs in the current window, not all windows. It would be super handy to be able to ...
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Setup media keys on a keyboard without media shortcuts

I recently changed from a macbook to a macpro desktop. My keyboard has no media keys but on the mackbook I was able to use the standard media functions keys when I wanted to skip songs etc. I no ...
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How to disable option+f1 shortcut?

MacOS Sierra 10.12.6 MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports). When I press OptionF1, a display system preferences window comes up. It conflicts with my application specific shortcut. ...
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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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Missing text editing keyboard shortcut like windows while coding

I am a long-time PC user using macOS. I am missing some useful commands I used when coding. I know can add keyboard shortcuts but I would like to know is there already command equivalents for Mac: ...
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How can I create a shortcut to restore my MBP screen to a specific brightness?

I've recently calibrated my MBP's display and my LG 5K 27" display at home. When I'm on the go, at school for example, I would like to be able to raise or lower my screen brightness without screwing ...
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High Sierra - make mouse pointer follow focus

Mac works great when I use keyboard shortcuts and Spotlight Search in a single-display environment to switch between windows and workspaces. However, this is not the case in a multi-display setup, ...
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Text selection (not built-in but useful) shortcuts

We all now we can select all text (in a text area) in any app by using Ctrl/Cmd + A. And this feature is also available for a lot of other contexts such as file selection (in finder for ex), content ...
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How to automate right clicking Finder's dock icon and choosing action?

I'd want to set a global shortcut key for the "Go to Folder..." action available from Finder's dock icon. Right now I figured out how to trigger the same action from Finder's menu bar via AppleScript:...
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How can you forward delete all in macOS?

If you type a sentence and hold command then press delete then it'll delete the whole line. What if I want to insert the cursor in the middle of a sentence and forward delete the right of the sentence?...
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How can you assign a custom shortcut to stop a QuickTime screen recording?

I am looking to record my screen using QuickTime on my Mac, but stopping a screen recording requires you to press ControlCommandEsc. I would like to know if it is possible to create a custom keyboard ...
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Make Link shortcut

Is there a document shortcut for Make Link or where I can bind it?
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Option + Z keystroke does not insert the ohm symbol/omega (Ω)

Every article that I can find on web suggests the keystroke Option + z to insert that Ω symbol on a Mac. However, on my Mac, when I press that combination, I get the ˀ character. I followed the ...
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Cannot cmd-click or option-click code in Xcode and other applications with non-Apple keyboard

I have recently acquired a mechanical keyboard Corsair K70 (non RGB model) and have successfully used it with macOS Sierra (10.12.6). Everything works as expected with the exception of certain ...
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Shortcut to Bottom border in Numbers

Here there are many shortcuts for Numbers https://support.apple.com/kb/PH23737?locale=en_US&viewlocale=en_US. I would like to have one for Borrom border. I tried (without success) the following: ...
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Completely disable a keyboard shortcut for one application

When using Microsoft Remote Desktop, I frequently find myself accidentally trying to close browser tabs with ⌘W (which is mapped to "Close Connection" by default). I was at least able to stop it from ...
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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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Spotlight shortcut (cmd+space) no longer working

I commonly use the cmd-space shortcut to bring up the spotlight, but as of yesterday it no longer works. I did not knowingly update my software beforehand, I do not have any conflicts in the keyboard ...
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Firefox problems when remapping Copy to ctrl-c

I remapped Copy to ctrl-c via Preference>Keyboard>Shortcuts and it works pretty good. But when I have the find dialog open in Firefox, when I try and Copy I actually end up toggling "Match Case". I ...
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Keyboard shortcut for monospaced formatting in Notes app

Is there any way to define a keyboard shortcut for monospaced formatting in Apples Notes app? Any alternative suggestion to quickly format a single line monospaced without using the mouse?
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Control + H Deletes text and other weird keyboard shortcuts

For some weird reason, when I hold down Control + H it deletes the text as if I was pressing the "Delete" button. Occasionally, when I hold down Control + L and have a text highlighted, it would ...
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Remove shortcut for paste and match style

Latest OSX update (10.13.3 (17D47)) added a shortcut cmd-shift-V for Edit -> Paste and Match Style globally. This interferes with my selected shortcut for ClipMenu paste https://github.com/naotaka/...
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Is there any built-in behavior for Command + Delete (delete line right of cursor) in macOS?

It is possible to press ⎇ Backspace on macOS in order to delete the previous word (left of the cursor), and ⌘ Backspace to delete the previous line (left of the cursor). If you have an external ...
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Where are text replacements stored?

I want to import Apple text replacements from a text file. I want to import a large amount of shortcuts to the system so I am wondering if that is possible.
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Mac Terminal: Delete a word at time

In iTerm2, if I type /one/two/three/four/five and now if I want to delete five and write another string, then how do I delete the word five ? If I use CTRL + W, it deletes the entire command all the ...
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How do I disable the media keys (play, pause, skip, etc.) on the macOS login window?

When playing music on iTunes or similar and then locking the screen (accomplished by hitting the ⌃⌘Q key combination or selecting "Lock Screen" from the  menu), how do I prevent the media keys from ...
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How to fast navigate through emoji panel

On mac we can use Cmd+Ctrl+Space to quickly launch an emoji panel and type in emojis. And on that panel, we can navigate around with the arrow keys and press enter to type in the selected emoji. I am ...
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Shortcut to move one character iterm2

How to move the cursor one character forward in iterm2? I can move one character backward with ^b. I tried ^f but instead of moving one character forward, it scroll through command history from the ...
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Shortcut to select next item in a list

On macOS, it is possible to select items such as checkboxes or even dropdown lists by pressing the spacebar when the item in question is highlighted (usually with a colored box around the item). The ...
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What is the keyboard shortcut ctrl+option+shift+power for?

I'm running an MacBook Pro Retina (Mid 2014) with macOS High Sierra (10.13.3). Coincidentally, I found the key combination Control ⌃+Option ⌥+Shift ⇧+Power button that immediately turns the MacBook ...
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Restore option-left and option-right in MacOS terminal - What is the action sequence?

In my terminal, in settings->profiles->keyboard, I set some shortcuts for option-left and option-right. When I realised that these had overwritten the default "move to beginning/end of word" behaviour,...
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Finder: go to parent folder while dragging files

Is there a short(-cut) way to move to the parent file while you drag files? So you can e.g. move them to the parent folder outside of the current folder. Unfortunately CMD + Arrow Up doesn't work ...
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What is the purpose of ⌘+Fn+← (Command-Function-Left) in Safari?

I think I've found the most secret and disappointing easter egg on Mac. ⌘Fn← (Command Function Left) in Safari goes to Apple.com; does anyone know why, or when, this was added? Cmd-Fn-Up and down and ...
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How to change arrow keys to scrub not skip iTunes tracks?

I need to know what text to enter into System Prefs / Keyboard / Shortcuts / App Shortcuts, but I can't find the command names in the iTunes menu bar, nor by hovering any of the UI for tooltips.
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Keyboard shortcut for cascading multiple windows of same application in macOs

Need to know, Is there any app, which gives a keyboard shortcut Or any inbuilt keyboard shortcut to cascade windows(attached pic for reference) of same in application in macOs Note that I'm not ...
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Shortcut of zooming out in Notes

I am using a french keyboard in MacBook Pro. The followings are shortcuts in Notes. Zoom In works perfectly, whereas Zoom Out by Shift + command + , does not work. Does anyone know what's wrong?
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Shortcut of zooming out in Windows in Parallels Desktop

I have a french keyboard. I try to use Windows 10 via Parallels Desktop under Mac. In Mac, in Chrome we use cmd + = and cmd + - to zoom in and zoom out. It is the same in VS Code. But in Windows, it ...
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Shortcuts of split view

I just learned the feature of split view, does anyone know if there are shortcuts for that (moving a window to the left/right half of the screen)? If not, is there anyway to set up shortcuts?