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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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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?
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Is there a keyboard shortcut for “Show Hidden Files” in the Finder in El Cap? [duplicate]

Related: Hotkey to show hidden files and folders in File Open dialog? Looks like there was a keyboard shortcut for it. But in 10.11.6 all I get when I press Cmd Shift . is the bonk sound. Is that ...
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Xcode: Jump back within file?

Let's assume: I'm looking at function foo. Inside foo, a function bar is called. I follow bar to the definition (in the same file) to see what it does. Now I want to go back to foo Is there a ...
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Keyboard Shortcut For Replacing File Within Finder?

Lets say that I just captured a screenshot called "screenshot.jpg" and I have a folder of screenshots called "screenshots". Screenshots └ Work.jpg └ School.jpg └ Misc.jpg I want to take this ...
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Rearranging spaces in macOS in a more “automatic” fashion

I'm looking for a way to swap Mission Control space n to space m, by means of a keyboard shortcut or a terminal command as to make this process more automated/automate-able. With this, I am not trying ...
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macOS Sierra mysteriously capturing keyboard shortcuts involving Cmd-Ctrl-Alt

I recently noticed that certain keyboard combinations involving Cmd+Ctrl+Alt (Cmd+Ctrl+Opt) are captured by my Mac but cannot figure out what is doing the capturing. For example, Cmd+Ctrl+Alt+j/; both ...
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MacOS Sierra - Automator/Shortcut to disable proxy?

Our company policy allows us to use the company laptop for personal matters, but of course, the proxy prevents us to visit some sites like Netflix etc. So I frequently disable the proxy - I'd like to ...
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What is the shortcut to hide the navigator view in Apple Keynote?

I want to show only the slide, without the left-side slide thumbnails in the Navigator View. How can this view be made hidden? I am on Keynote version 7.3.1 (5249) Thanks
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Activate PressAndHold for LibreOffice or OpenOffice

With most apps on my macos (TextEdit, TextWrangler, Skype, WeChat, Mail, Xcode, Android Studio, Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc.) when I hold down a letter like E, I get the choice of accents to use from ...
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iTunes “Show Artwork” keyboard shortcut?

Does one exist? Can one be made? I've tried adding variations of "Show Artwork" to Syst Prefs / Keyboard / Shortcuts / App Shortcuts / iTunes, to naught. The default operation to toggle view of the ...
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Hide Preview Icon in dock after `cmd+w`

I usually close stuff with cmd+w but if I do that with Preview it keep the program open in the Dock even if the file was closed. I know that using cmd+q will do the trick but I'd like to have the ...
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Where are force click preferences stored?

Similar to others, I experience the issue where Force Click does not work to bring up the look up window, even in native Apple apps such as Safari. However, in a secondary user account, Force Click ...
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Assigning global keyboard shotcuts for cross-application behaviour?

On PC: To open Chrome, the command was Win+3, a new window was Shift+Win+3. It just occurred to me how much I relied on this. How can I have something as beautiful and simple as this on Mac? It ...
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How to disable transpose shortcut?

How can I disable the system transpose (Ctrl+T) shortcut? Note: I'm using a MacBook Pro running High Sierra (10.13.1) I've tried searching online, stack overflow, etc. and tried everything I could ...
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Sublime Text Ctrl C copy

I am using a PC keyboard with a Macbook Pro, and I'm trying to get Sublime Text to behave like it does on Linux in terms of keyboard shortcuts. I copied the default keybindings file from Linux, which ...
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iPhone keyboard text replacements lost

I recently upgraded an iPhone from iOS 9.3 to iOS 11.1. Then I had to upgrade all the installed applications (about 60). A few weeks later, when I needed to write m² I typed my old defined shortcut ...
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How can I add shortcuts to Adobe Illustrator?

If I try to add shortcuts to Adobe Illustrator, when I select the app (inside the folder /Applications/Adobe\ Illustrator CC 2017) I get the following message: You cannot add keyboard shortcuts for ...
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Anybody have a clever idea to create a system wide override to force text editing shortcuts?

macOS defaults to a handful of convenient text editing shortcuts such as: ^e moving the cursor to the end of lin ^k deleting all characters after the cursor until the end of the line ^a moving the ...
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What is blocking the Cmd-Shift-T in Chrome and Firefox?

Is there a way to see what program is picking up a keyboard shortcut on the Mac? I can't restore a closed tab in Chrome (and neither in Firefox) by pressing CommandShiftT and I am assuming that ...
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Leave superscript mode in Mac Grapher

Mac Grapher has is a keyboard shortcut for entering superscripts: use the ^ key. For instance, you can type x^2 to get the expression x2. Once I've entered superscript mode, how do I leave ...
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Why can't I quit Finder with the shortcut (cmd+q) [duplicate]

I usually quit my applications with the shortcut Command Q but it doesn't work for the Finder app. I can hide it with Command H but I can't quit it. Any suggestion to solve this?
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How to add a keyboard shortcut for Insert Equation for Word 2016?

I tried Word >> Tools >> Customize Keyboard >> EquationInsert, but I can't seem to modify the "Press new keyboard shortcut" box. I also tried System Preferences >> Keyboard >> Shortcuts >> App ...
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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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What is this right-arrow line symbol in the iOS simulator?

The iOS simulator sometimes shows me a keyboard shortcut helper when I spam Command-Shift-H in an attempt to close an app, and one of the shortcuts (the one I need) includes this symbol, but I don't ...
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Keyboard shortcut is triggered for many times automatically

Possibly after upgraded to High Sierra, I found that whenever I send a keyboard shortcut (e.g. ⌘+W to close the current tab in Safari), the shortcut is triggered for many times automatically and for ...
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Create keyboard shortcuts for touch bar's functions

I have broken the touch bar in my MacBook Pro 13". Only the ESC key keeps working. Replacing the touch bar may be expensive so I'd like to know if it is possible to replace its functions with ...