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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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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 ...
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Merging keyboard shortcuts

How could I create a new keyboard shortcut to merge other shortcuts? In particular I would like to merge ⌘ CommandC, ⌘ CommandF, ⌘ CommandV (Copy, Find and Paste) - would be useful for instance for ...
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Global convert to uppercase and lowercase in macOS X Sierra?

In Mail.app and Text.app there's Edit > Transformations:: Make Upper Case Make Lower Case Capitalize ...but I see no keyboard shortcut options in System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts:: Services....
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How to turn off your MacBook Pro 2016 with Touch Bar via keyboard shortcut

Since my new MacBook Pro 2016 with Touch Bar I'm unable to turn off my MacBook using the keyboard CNTROPTIONCMD + Power. I saw this question about the screen lock: Simular question but there is no ...
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Global Fn ctrl F2?

From the Finder Fn+ctrl+F2 select the Apple Menu icon. Is there a way to make this keyboard kung fu global so that I can use it from within all the apps to get to the Apple icon in the menu bar? -----...
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Assign Tab to switch input method

I want to use Tab to switch to the previously-used input source, and ⇧ ShiftTab as the usual tab function. As a Chinese language user, the key combination I use the most is ⌘ CommandSpace, which ...
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Special Character in Application Shortcut on Danish keyboard?

My MacBook Pro has a Danish keyboard. The character [ doesn't have its own key. I have to press ⌥+8 to get the left bracket character [. How do you use a shortcut like ⌘+⌥+[?
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Safari won't Zoom In with Command +

⌘+ no longer zooms in Safari content for me. ⌘- works just fine for zooming out. Selecting View -> Zoom In menu item does work as expected. I have also tried using an administrator account that has ...
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single key keyboard shortcut run-or-raise applications

I just came from linux world (xfce4), where my keyboard workflow consisted of mapping F9 to terminal app f10 to firefox f11 to emacs Upon pressing, the corresponding app would a) get focused (...
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What is the shortcut for changing my primary display?

What is the shortcut for switching the primary display when two monitors are connected. It is cumbersome to open up System Preferences > Displays and drag the menu bar across each time I switch. ...
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Shortcut on Mac: auto google a word/phrase in new window

When doing research, for example, this shortcut is a big help. You highlight a word or phrase on a webpage [then hold down the shortcut keys + hit spacebar, I think ] and it will open a new page with ...
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Possible to pause audio in browser using keyboard?

I often listen to news/podcasts through my browser (Chrome) on my MacBook and I'd like to figure out a way to pause the audio that is playing using my keyboard instead of trying to hunt down the tab ...
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Mac Numbers Shortcut Help

In Numbers (I'm currently running v3.6.2) after I have selected a cell/row/whatever, I want, without irritating my carpal tunnels, to format that text strikethrough. In Excel, I just had to add the ...
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Any other way to move cursor to the end of line, instead of <Cmd>+<right-arrow>

Cmd + → is not finger-friendly for me. So I wonder any other way without the 4-arrow-key to do the same, any one will be appreciated. System: MacOS X El Capitan Version 10.11.6 Usage: move the ...
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Assign shortcut for “Look Up” in context menu

I'm looking for a way to assign a shortcut for the right click button Look Up. So that I can just select some text and call that without using the mouse. Below is the pop-up that shows up when you ...
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How to disable Command+Shift+R?

I have been using command+shift+R in Sublime Text forever (super+shift+R in Sublime). On my iMac all that happens is that I hear a beep (on Sierra). It is really annoying and I can't find a way to ...
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Keyboard shortcut for powering down MacBook Pro with Touch Bar?

I received my new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar today and quickly realized that the shortcut ctrl+alt+cmd+power (documented here under 'Sleep, log out, and shut down shortcuts') no longer works for ...
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How to make selection from AppleScript dialog list with keystroke?

I've created an application with AppleScript in Automator. The application, right off the bat, presents the user with a dialog list. By default, there are two ways to select an item from the list: ...
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Keyboard shortcut (hotkey) for switching keyboard layout on iOS

I use iPad mini 4 (iOS 10.1.1) with a Logitech bluetooth keyboard (k380). I often need to switch the keyboard layout because I use more than one language in my writings. Currently I have to turn off ...
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Why isn't my shortcut for accessing desktop not working?

I'm using a Macbook Pro and I just upgraded to Mac Sierra. I wanted to see if there was a keyboard shortcut for accessing my Desktop (and the icons that are on it) so I read this article -- http://...
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Left pane in shortcuts of keyboard system preferences doesn't slide

I would like to slide the left pane in order to access the list of App Shortcuts. This is what should happen, as per an image I've found on internet. And this is what actually happens in my macOS ...
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Imac turn off the screen: where is the eject button to use in the shortcut?

I have a small wireless keyboard. Where can I find the eject button to turn screen off??
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Keyboard shortcut for service only works after I manually run the service

After I assign a keyboard shortcut to initiate a service in System Preferences, I press the keyboard shortcut and nothing happens. I have to first click on the service title under the services menu (...
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How to use cmd + V to paste into a Ubuntu VM in Parallels?

I think that I have the proper settings that should allow me to use Command V to paste into my Parallels Ubuntu command line: and But when I try to paste into the command line using Command V ...
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Azerty layout with direct number input

I grew used to the azerty layout (which was a bad idea, but I don't have energy to spend months relearning to type). I would really like however to have the numbers row behave as it does in the ...
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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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macOS Sierra - Change default Volume Up/Down keys to Option+Shift+Volume Up/Down?

Background The current behavior for the Volume Up/Down keys is to adjust the system volume in whole increments. But! The key combo Option(Alt)+Shift+Volume Up/Down will change the volume in 1/4 ...
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How do I switch opened windows within the same application using shortcuts? [duplicate]

As shown in the figure below, I opened three Safais windows. To switch among them, I double click the Safari ico in the dock and select the window. Is there any shortcuts to move these opened windows?...
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How do I disable command-control-up/down from doing anything with spaces?

I'm trying to use some shortcuts in Sublime Text 3 (on OS X 10.9.5), but every time I press command-control-up or command-control-down, I get a Space Above or Space Below message. It doesn't do ...
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Dvorak-QWERTY keyboard does not properly switch between keyboards when I press Command button on Safari

Original question: What is the new shortcut to get to select the address line on Safari? I always used to use the Command+L to select/highlight the URL and go to another website. This changed in ...
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Select disk destination on app installation with keyboard

On most app installers you have to select a disk where you want the installation. Is there any possible way to select it withou the use of the trackpad or the mouse?
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Open a link in new tab in Safari on macOS Sierra

Before macOS Sierra I could open new link with command-click in Safari. It doesn't work anymore. What's the shortcut in macOS Sierra?
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How to mute notifications on macOS Sierra?

Before macOS Sierra I could do "alt + mouse click" on notifications icon (placed on the top right corner of screen, on the menu bar). It doesn't seem to work on Sierra. How to mute notifications on ...
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Language switcher lag

When I am changing the language layout (English <-> Bulgarian) most of the times I have huge lag or even buggy behavior. The language indicator says one thing, but when I type it is in the other ...
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Can I add folder keyboard shortcuts? (like there are for Home, Downloads, etc)

Finder's Go menu shows a bunch of keyboard shortcuts for many standard folders: So within Finder, but also within the Open or Save File dialogs of other applications, I can use ⇧+⌘+O to go to my ...
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Having problems changing shortcut keys combination for input source

Good morning everybody! I'm trying to change the keyboard combination keys for my input source from "control+space" to "command+space" but it wont budge. System prefrences instructs: "To change a ...
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How to use Emacs shortcut key in Mac OS?

I know Mac OS supports to some Emacs short-cut key to move cursor in text editor, e.g. Command + f/b/p/n to move cursor left/right/up/down, Command + v to page-down. In Emacs Meta + v is page-up, ...
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cmd+option replaces keyboard panel

I want to use some application keyboard shortcuts. Example on Sublime Text: cmdalt/opt/ = Block comment current selection I don't understand why my keyboard changes as soon as I press (command+...
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How to get rid of non default shortcut association

Shortcut cmd+c brings up Finder window when trying to copy with shortcut. Edit command works from menu. I have tried resetting keyboard preferences to default. I have had same problem with earlier ...
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Is there a way to set another shortcut for “Eject” in the Finder without using a third-party application?

I use that shortcut system-wide for something else. Unfortunately although you can set menu item shortcuts from the settings, you can set it for a specific menu item. That means I can set it for Eject,...
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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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Enabling word completion by ESC key

In Cocoa applications (for instance, TextEdit) there used to be a completion functionality by which, pressing the esc, or ⌥+esc (apparently, it depends on Mac OS X versions), a list of possible ...
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How can I re-enable the (display) sleep shortcut on macOS Sierra?

After upgrading to macOS Sierra the sleep keyboard shortcut doesn't work anymore. How do I re-enable it? [Edit] I was using (cmd+opt+eject) before, apparently it's (ctrl+shift+eject) after the ...
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Switch to different app in different desktop instead same desktop

I have 2 windows of Chrome opened in Display 1 & 3. Beside that, there is Terminal run in Display 1. Display 2 has some windows from other apps. In this case, I offten switch between Terminal in ...
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Application Keyboard Shortcut not overriding

I want to always paste text without its format. Many applications, like Numbers in my case, have a shortcut for that being shift+alt+command+v. Now, that's pretty many keys to press at once so I ...
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Is there any way to use backspace/enter natively to go up/down in Finder.app?

In macOS, it is hard to constantly press ⌘↑ and ⌘↓ while navigating to go up/down in the folder hierarchy. Is there any way to natively achieve this in using the Backspace or Enter keys respectively ...
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New Smart Folder keyboard shortcut doesn't work

For some reason the keyboard shortcut for New Smart Folder doesn't work for me in Finder and I can't figure out why. I have quit every program I use that can modify shortcuts - Alfred2, ...
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iTunes keyboard shortcut service only works when in focus

I have created an Applescript that will favorite the current track. I saved it as a service, and gave it a shortcut. on run {input, parameters} tell application "iTunes" set loved of ...
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Highlight and immediately speak selected text in one click - Text To Speech on Mac

I am a very heavy text to speech user on the Mac. Every time I use text to speech I have to triple click the paragraph to select it, and then hit option escape to activate text to speech. I wish that ...
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How do I create a desktop shortcut for VNC?

I connect to my Raspberry Pi with VNC from my MacBook, however to do that every time I have to open the Finder, then select Go from the menu, then Connect to server. I am looking forward for having a ...