Questions tagged [shortcut]

Series of one or several keys that invoke some software/os action when triggered by the user

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Is there a way to fix, or disable, secure input?

After a MacOS update last week, Secure Input has started blocking advanced keyboard shortcuts in Alfred, BetterTouchTool, and even my Logitech mouse options. I have repeatedly tried to quit the ...
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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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“Dvorak - Qwerty ⌘” doesn't work for some applications

I recently switched to Dvorak, and I'm using the Dvorak - Qwerty ⌘ layout. It works in most situations, except some applications don't honor the Qwerty shortcuts. That is, if I were to press what ...
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How to turn off insert of ASCII control characters using [control]+[option]+[key]

I've tracked down the source of a minor annoyance in Xcode to the inadvertent introduction of invisible ASCII control characters using the key combination [control] + [option] + some key. However, I ...
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Is there a way to have a system wide meta key?

I know that in terminal, one can remap right option -> meta. This lets you do nice UNIX commands such as META-F (which goes forward a word), META-B, etc. However, if you try doing OPTION-F outside ...
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switch to a Full Screen application with keybind

I use a lot of Spaces and I switch between them using keybinds (from cmd + 1 to access the first space, to cmd + 5 to access the last one). I'd like to switch to a Full Screen application using the ...
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Assign keyboard shortcut to change network environment

How do I assign a keyboard shortcut to change the network environment? They networks are accessible under Apple menu → Environment → [name]. I wish want to quickly switch between the wired and the ...
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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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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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Shortcut to switch to full screen apps

There is a shortcut to switch to desktop 1...N in OS X. But usually I have only one desktop and other apps (Chrome, iTerm, etc) in full screen mode. Is there a way to make shortcuts to switch to ...
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Manually Sync iCloud Drive on OS X 10.10 Yosemite

Is it possible to manually update the iCloud Drive folder on OS X? Sometimes the folder does not update for ~10-20 minutes after establishing a good internet connection, so I'm hoping that there is a ...
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How to switch applications using Cmd+Tab when inside VirtualBox without using Host key?

When inside VirtualBox in order to switch to an OSX app, I first press Host key which is Right Option, then I press Cmd+Tab. I wonder if there is some trick to eliminate pressing Host key before Cmd+...
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Select non-contiguous text / words anywhere

How do I select text that is not together separately, for example: ThiS is SomE sampLe teXt or... THIS is SOME SAMPLE text (I want the characters in capitals to be selected). I know I can use ...
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Keyboard shortcut for in-application action (Spotify play/pause) from another application

Is there a way to write a script, get an app, automator, or etc that would make spotify play/pause with a keyboard shortcut such as 'cmd+alt+shift+p' that would work from outside of Spotify? In other ...
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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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Firefox URL Desktop Icon

I am using a Mac mini running macOS 10.13.6. My default browser is Firefox 65.0.1. I also have the Opera browser installed in the Applications folder. Whenever I drag a URL to the Desktop the icon ...
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Command + Tab not working as intended

I am having problems switching between applications using CommandTab on my MacBook Pro (macOS Mojave). Every now and then when I use CommandTab and release the buttons when a desired application is ...
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How do you remove Favorites Shortcut (.cannedSearch) from Network Mount?

I accidentally had the sidebar open and dragged the "All My Files" shortcut under Favorites into a server folder where client's folders are organized alphabetically. No one can seem to delete this ...
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How do I turn off or temporarily suspend keyboard shortcuts?

I'm using the site ShorcutFoo to drill keyboard shortcuts for Pro Tools on my Mac. My problem is that entering a shortcut such as Command+D in a practice session naturally conflicts with the ...
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How do I remove a single key combination from the Mac Keyboard shortcut menu?

I know I can set shortcuts by clicking on none and entering my chord. But I can't figure out how to set it back to none without clicking "Restore Defaults" which destroys my entire config, also 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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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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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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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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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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Keyboard shortcut to access a function in a menu bar app?

I have MacID on my Mac (El Capitan 10.11.2 Public Beta) and my iPhone, and I'm trying to make a shortcut to MacID's "Send clipboard text" command. Since MacID is a menu bar app, though, the computer ...
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Keyboard shortcut for replace and find next in textmate

The ⌘ + G finds the next occurrence. ⌘ + ⇧ + F does NOT do the right thing: it brings up the Find/Replace dialog - and if you just hit ↩ it does not properly default to Replace and Find. I am NOT ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Annoying behavior when showing desktop

I use the keyboard shortcut Command + F3 to scatter the windows and show my Desktop, and then unzip an archive on the Desktop. After unzipping, the windows always scatter back automatically. Then I ...
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Permanent shortcut keys for Apple Pages text styles

In Apple Pages, I hate having to set F1, F2, F3, etc for each level of style like Title, Body, Heading 1, etc every time I start a new document. Is there a way to do this permanently?
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How to set a universal keyboard shortcut for a variable menu item

I'd like to set ⌥, (Option-Comma) to Hide a window in MacOS, but unfortunately the menu says "Hide [name of program]" instead of the static "Hide" how can I make a key shortcut to this menu item (...
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How to process XF86-Keys (like XF86Calculator) on mac?

The Keyboard I use with the mac book at my work is a Cherry KC1000 (PC keyboard) and comes with additional hotkeys. I got XF86Calculator, XF86HomePage, XF86Mail and XF86Standby. XF86Standby acts like ...
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Shortcut key not working: Option + s

I need to type the eszett or scharfes S (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%9F) and the shortcut combo key is Option + s. However, nothing happens when I type said combination; not even a cursor ...
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Change Top/down page shortcut

I can't find any way to change (or cancel) the annoying shortcut "cmd+ arrow up/down" which jumps to top of the file each time i accidentally press the up/down arrows instead of right/left, for ...
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Shortcut for switching contents of monitors

I have a three monitor setup: my MacBook screen and two external displays. The first external display is my primary monitor, in the sense that it is directly in front of me; and the other display is ...
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How can I get a keyboard shortcut to work on the login screen?

I am trying to get a keyboard shortcut that types my password to work on the logon screen, but apparently all my custom built keyboard shortcuts are disabled in the login screen. I built my keyboard ...
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How do I grab variable text from a Siri Shortcut command?

I'm trying to set up a Siri Shortcut where I can simply type/say "R Call Bob in 45 minutes" and a reminder will be created in my Reminders app for "Call Bob" with an alert set for 45 minutes from now. ...
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User-defined shortcut doesn't work properly

I want to add a shortcut to "Advanced Search" option in the Zotero reference manager but user-defined shortcut doesn't work unless I click the edit button first. Here, you can see shortcut is assigned ...
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Any repo with universal key bindings for mac app?

Is there some repo/github that would have keybinding files for apps that could be imported to provide a some-what consistent shortcut experience across apps? Example: keybinding files for Sublime, ...
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Intellij's shortcut command+shift+A conflict with mac's shortcut

When I type command+shift+A in mac, it will start the screenshot of mac, it is very frustrating. I am using mac High Sierra (10.13), and I didn't find way to change the shortcut, can anyone help me on ...
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How to use default (english) shortcuts on Mac in german language?

My problem is following: my Mac is localised german and I use an "ABC-Extended" keyboard layout (I do mostly programming and german puts important characters on annoying key combinations). Anyway I ...
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Running services with keyboard shortcuts has a 0.5 second delay

I've created app launchers for certain apps in Automator and assigned keyboard shortcuts from the Keyboard Preferences menu. When I use these shortcuts I get a 1/2 a second delay. It seems like it's ...
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Switching between merged windows (tabs) of the same application

The shortcut for switching between windows of the same application Command-~ doesn't seem to work when attempting to switch between merged application windows (when the windows are listed in tabs). ...
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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 ...