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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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How to change default settings for volume and brightness keys? [duplicate]

One of the best Mac OS keyboard shortcuts I've discovered this past year is that by pressing SHIFT+OPTION while pressing the volume up/down keys or brightness up/down keys, the levels change in ...
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Is there a Mac keyboard shortcut to “Select Current Line”?

I am looking for a keyboard shortcut that selects the full line (i.e., the text of the line) of the blinking caret cursor in any editable, multi-line text field. Nothing more than just this one line ...
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How can I tell if a shortcut is already used?

I know how to list user shortcuts for an app (in this case PowerPoint) like this: defaults read com.microsoft.PowerPoint NSUserKeyEquivalents But is there a way to list the default shortcuts via the ...
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How can I edit the keyboard shortcuts in notes

As the title says, how can I edit the shortcuts in the notes app? Right now Font Bigger is obtained by pressing together cmd and = I would like to use cmd and + instead. Is there a way to change this ...
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How can I open apps at a specific window size together?

I found this one quite tough to Google. I want to have a command (or an app) that opens these 2 applications just the way I want to. In this case I want to open them with these screen sizes -- more ...
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What is the shortcut for confirming dialogs on Mac?

I have a MacBook Pro 2015 with macOS Sierra 10.12.4 installed. I have a question about confirming dialogs. I use WebStorm from JetBrains to write code. After some actions I can open Commit dialog. By ...
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Is it possible to disable a default keyboard shortcut for a special character, without the use of third-party software?

I have set ⌥ + M to execute the command "Paste and Match Style", system-wide. I assigned this custom shortcut at the following location: System Preferences → Keyboard → App Shortcuts → All ...
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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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How to detect what binded to some shortcut?

I am using editor for developers: Visual Studio Code. There is some keybinding: Shift + Options + F. It reformats code. When I press it - no code is reformatted, but I get a  ̰ symbol in the editor. ...
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Customise Touch Bar for a specific application

So I've been using the MacBook Pro with Touch bar for a week and the Touch Bar seems pretty convenient. However, I haven't found an option to customize the Touch Bar for a specific app. For example, ...
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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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Use shift to select word until next capital letter

I am programming and from Windows I'm used to use the "shift" + "alt" + "arrow key right/left" keys to select a part from a word until the next capital letter starts. But on my Mac this shortcut only ...
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Apple Watch: Fastest way to adjust volume of iPhone

Using the Apple Watch, what is the fastest way to adjust the volume of the iPhone? Two assumptions/criteria: When you raise your wrist, the view on the Apple Watch from your wrist, should be the ...
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Keyboard shortcuts for shutting down Mac, restarting, etc. stopped working since upgrading to macOS Sierra

Since I upgraded to macOS Sierra, the keyboard shortcuts to restart my Mac, shut it down, etc. don't work anymore. I press them, and nothing happens. However, if I restart my Mac, then they briefly ...
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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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Keyboard shortcut for “Revert Changes” in closing dialog?

A few releases of macOS (Mac OS X) ago, many native apps (such as Preview, TextEdit, etc) changed their closing dialog options from "Don't Save", "Cancel", and Save"… …to "Revert Changes", "Cancel", ...
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Shortcut for showing windows instead of clicking the Dock

I use commandtab to browse through my applications, and command` for browsing through internal windows (e.g. for Firefox). However, regularly, I switch to an application (e.g. TeXMaker and others) ...
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How to change the default shortcut for “move focus to next window” to something else? [duplicate]

On Slovenian keyboard it's impossible to click the default shortcut.
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Set tag color of image in Preview with hotkey/keyboard shortcut

I'd like to be able to add a tag color to an image I'm viewing in Preview with a hotkey / keyboard shortcut. I found something for Finder: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/6511743?start=0&...
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RStats particular key combination in Karabiner

I'd like to edit this <!-- change left command to control, send command+space when left command is pressed twice. --> <autogen> __DoublePressModifier__ KeyCode::COMMAND_L, KeyCode::...
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How to close all windows of MacOS Finder EXCEPT the foreground window

The number of times I want to drop something from the Finder to another application but I'm stopped by endless open windows below. I have never found a simple shortcut to close them all except for the ...
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Can I prevent an app from overriding a system default keyboard shortcut?

Sometimes I find that an app has it's own keyboard shortcut which overrides a MacOS default shortcut. For example Airmail assigns ⌘← to hiding your message panel, I would much rather have this ...
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How to set “Next Input Source” shortcut in macOS Sierra to Shift + Cmd?

It seems not possible to set "Next Input Source" shortcut in macOS Sierra to ⇧ Shift + ⌘ cmd with the default OS facilities at the moment. It there a way to do it with any third-party applications?
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How do I access workspaces by number on macOS Sierra?

I'm running macOS Sierra 0.12.3 (16D32). By exploding the desktop (four finger swipe up on trackpad) and then moving the mouse to the top bar I can create/update/destroy my workspaces. With a four-...
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Are there default shortcuts for special hyphens and minus sign?

On Mac, en dash and em dash characters can be typed with Opt - and Opt Shift -, respectively. But are there default shortcuts for other bar-like characters, especially for these ones: U+00AD SOFT ...
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Shortcut for “Action” button on Finder toolbar

I am looking for a way to show a contextual menu for a Finder selected item from keyboard. According to the answers I saw, there is no macOS full equivalent for a Windows "Context Menu" button, but ...
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Is there a program that allows you to create keyboard shortcuts that consist of regular keys?

I'm looking for a method that will allow me to turn custom, nonstandard key combinations into a currently-unused intermediary key (like F16 or something). The intermediary key would then be able to be ...
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How to find what ctrl+alt+up/down is mapped to?

I have a MacBook Pro 2015. I want ctrl+alt+up/down to map to duplicate line above/below in Intellij, but it is intercepted by macOS and causes the window to maximize to top/bottom of the screen. I ...
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Is it possible to maintain Chrome's ⌘-shortcut for background tab, while using AppleScript to automate the creation of a new tab?

I have a custom system Service on my Mac, entitled Google Search, that places the selected text within a defined URL and then opens the URL in a new tab (adjacent to the current tab) in Google Chrome. ...
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How to type option + insert [duplicate]

In Youtrack (issue tracker) there are shortcuts that require 'insert' key which my macbook pro 15inch 2016 model does not have. How can I emulate it? Is there a combo like fn + that simulates insert ...
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Can you undo close all Finder windows (alt + click the red close button)?

I just inadvertently closed around 20 Finder windows in one click, each related to ongoing projects in them, by clicking the red window button and having "alt" key pressed. Is there something I can ...
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How to run a command on open terminal via shortcut

I am developing using electron on macOS. After making changes we need to run the terminal command npm start to run the app. I would like to create a shortcut on macOS so that it simply switches focus ...
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Sync keyboard shortcuts between macOS computers

I have a couple of custom shortcuts defined using System preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts and I want to sync those between my two Macs. It seems, this is still not possible using iCloud. Are there ...
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OS-wide equivalent of “read later” list?

Is it possible to set up a shortcut so that whatever is in my clipboard goes into a specific text-file ? The idea is to have an OS-wide inbox where I can send anything (img, pdf, text, url) quickly. ...
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Bring up new Finder window on current desktop

I've been using the ⌥⌘Space shortcut to open a new "Search my Mac" Finder window. However, the problem with this is that I recently turned on Sierra's new "prefer tabs when opening windows" option on. ...
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Typing shortcuts in MacOS Sierra

One thing I recall about my parents' old iMac (Mac OS X Tiger) was the ability to set a custom shortcut for a particular character or deadkey. While I did take advantage of that, I mainly used it in a ...
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Shortcuts suddenly stopped working in Chrome browser

I don't know why but all shortcuts related to controlling tab in chrome suddenly stopped working and i have no idea why. I haven't installed or changed anything. Just doing the same usual work. The ...
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Change 'show desktop' keyboard shortcut

I can show the desktop in Yosemite using cmd + F3 However I would like to change it to something else. I've done this in the past but can't remember how, and can't find anything online for that ...
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How can I paste the selected text on macOS?

I have selected some text and I want to use shift+insert like I do to paste the currently selected text on Linux. How can I do that on a MacBook?
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Run from iTunes?: A Workflow Service (contains just an AppleScript) created in Automator

I added a script which works when I run it from Automator. It's the script in this post: How to fade out/in in iTunes?. But I cannot get any keyboard shortcuts to trigger it. In iTunes, when I hit ...
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Shortcut to open file with alternative application

You can set certain applications to open certain files by default. For example, .pdf with Preview, .jpg and .png with Preview, and .txt files with TextEdit. However, sometimes you want to open them ...
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MBP Touch Bar Mirror Displays Keyboard Shorcut

On the new macbooks with the Touch Bar, what keyboard shortcut can be used to mirror displays? On Macbook Pros without the touchbar, the keyboard shortcut for mirroring displays was Command+F1. This ...
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Is it possible to enter emojis directly using a keyboard shortcut?

I would like to enter emojis directly from the keyboard. E.g. that I type ‘:D’ and it gets converted to ‘😀’. Is that possible? I know about the control + command + space shortcut to open the emoji ...
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Keyboard shortcut to show/hide keyboard visualizer? [duplicate]

Is there a keyboard shortcut to show/hide the keyboard visualizer? I usually access it using the input-method icon in the top-right corner then select "show keyboard visualizer" but I don't know how ...
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keyboard shortcut to open a minimised window?

If I use Mail and double click a message to open that message in a new window, then minimise the main mail window, then switch to a different app, what keyboard shortcut(s) can I use to bring back to ...
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Assign command up (⌘↑) to go to parent folder in iTerm

The ⌘+↑ key takes you to the parent folder in Finder. How can I assign this key to do the same in iTerm - basically an alias for cd ..?
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Shortcut to open/close sidebar in Notes app?

In Safari, you can press Cmd ⌘ ⇧ L to open/close the sidebar. When pressing this shortcut in Notes however, it creates a list. What's the shortcut in Apple's notes app to toggle the sidebar?
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Re-assign ctr+alt+F shortcut

How can I eliminate the useless Control Alt F global shortcut (move cursor to the next word)? It's in conflict with another custom shortcut I really need. (macOS Sierra 12.12.2)
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Customise mailboxes shortcuts

Is there a way to change the shortcuts to mailboxes? Since I don't care usually about VIPs/drafts (see attached fig.), it would be more helpful to have rather trash and archive, for instance.
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Safari 'find' does not focus on link after looking for a word

In Firefox I find very useful this feature: after looking for a word (cmd+F) it allows to quickly open a new page — if the string I was looking for was part of an active link - just by pressing the ...