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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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macos external USB keyboard command key not working

I have a reliable external keyboard that worked normally with a macbook pro (2018). I've upgraded to a new macbook air and the command key isn't working with the external keyboard. For example I can't ...
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How to use ESC key to exit full screen mode on TextEdit?

I'm trying to change the ESC key on TextEdit to use it to exit full screen mode. It's a shortcut I find very convenient in many other parts of the OSX environment, like for folders or on other apps (...
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In Apple Music (Big Sur), how can I 'go to current song playing' in the context of the main library?

You used to be able to click CMD+L to highlight the current song in the context of its playlist. However, this doesn't work anymore for songs being played in the library - only when playing from a ...
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Keyboard shortcut for right-click in current cursor position on OS X? ('Menu Key' on Windows)

On windows computers there is often a key for this. Called the 'Menu Key' There is also a keyboard shortcut in windows, when the key is missing. Shift + F10 A similar request was made here but the ...
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How to use Spyder keyboard shortcuts with Mac OS

I'm using the Spyder IDE to do Python development on macOS. This IDE provides some keyboard shortcuts I'm used to from other platforms, especially F9 for running a line or selection of lines of codes....
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Keyboard shortcuts for resizing windows on mac

I'm looking for the Mac keyboard shortcut equivalent of "windows key + left/right/top arrow" to resize windows (not split view)
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“Format” menu in TextEdit or Note with changed shortcut

Something happend in my Big Sur macOS and the shortcut for "Format" -> "Text" -> "Center" is changed in the "down" key! So for example every time I press ...
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Shortcut keys to delete all text to end of line (or all text after cursor)? [duplicate]

Edit: This question was marked as duplicate and closed, but I checked the suggested duplicates before asking mine and found they had different particulars, even if they were about the same topic. If, ...
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How to Open the Profile Management Window Every Time You Open Chrome?

Chrome allows multiple people to use Chrome on the same computer, with each profile having its own custom bookmarks, settings, and accounts. By default, Chrome opens to the profile used the last time ...
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What has caused the CTRL + x + e shortcut to stop working in the shell?

The CTRL+x+e keyboard shortcut allows you to open your favorite editor, as defined in the $EDITOR shell environment variable. This has stopped working for me recently, but I am not sure what changed. ...
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What's the difference between Minimize and Hide, between Maximize and Fullscreen, and what are all the keyboard shortcuts for these?

What’s the difference between Maximized and Fullscreen? Minimized and Hidden? Where did my window go? How do I get it back? As a newbie convert from Windows my ideas about what can happen to ...
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involving the Return key in a System Preferences keyboard shortcut

I'm trying to get used to a macOS development environment after years of being an i3 junkie and I want to be able to use keyboard shortcuts to launch applications. I learned that you can do this by ...
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What is the keyboard shortcut ctrl+option+shift+power for?

I'm running a 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 off....
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Determine source of ⌘⌥\ being an alias of ⌘C

TL;DR, somehow ⌘⌥\ has become aliased to ⌘C on High Sierra (possibly earlier). I cannot for the life of me determine the source of this. I first noticed this when invoking 1Password Mini began ...
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How to disable the Character Viewer in Big Sur?

How should I change shortcut or disable emoji menu by ctrl+cmd+space. Is it possible?
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How to disable or change an application's shortcut?

I have an app (Skitch) that has a seemingly unchangable shortcut of command-shift-5 for capturing the screen. I'd like to disable this or, at least, change it to another shortcut. Previously I could ...
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Keyboard Shortcut for exposing current Spotify track?

I've been using a keyboard shortcut for 15 years to know what was the current track playing, preferably by also displaying the album's photo. What was easy when only iTunes existed, has become ...
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How can I expand my keyboard shortcuts choices on Mac

I'm almost out of ideas for keyboard shortcuts in new apps that I start using. I can see that for instance CMD + SHIFT + H + M is a keyboard shortcut on Mac that minimises all the windows. I was ...
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How to move text up/down in Notes using keyboard shortcut?

I want to move text up/down in Notes via the keyboard. I know it is possible in xcode with ⌘ + ⌥ + [ or ⌘ + ⌥ + ]. But it doesn't work in Notes. Any ideas?
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Make a global shortcut for a particular app

From Apple KB - Use global keyboard shortcuts on Mac, Note: You can create keyboard shortcuts only for existing menu commands. You cannot define keyboard shortcuts for general purpose tasks such as ...
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How do you customize open link in new window shortcut key in macOS Safari?

I'm trying to switch from Chrome to Safari and want the same keyboard shortcuts for new tabs and windows. How do I change Safari so when I hold shift and left-click a link it opens the link in a new ...
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Change “Select next tab”shortcut in mac command+shift+]

How do I change or disable the next tab shortcut in mac (command+shift+])? it collides with other app shortcut. It does not appear in System Preferences --> Keyboard --> Shortcuts
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MMO mouse buttons can't be used as shortcuts (Big Sur/M1)

Have a g600 mouse on my Big Sur Mac. It has 12 buttons you can click with your thumb. I essentially have them mapped to everything under your right hand on the keyboard (y-,). Mac recognizes the ...
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Why does Big Sur change my custom Mail keyboard shortcuts, and how do I make it stop?

One of the keyboard shortcuts that annoys me the most is Cmd + Shift + D to send an e-mail in Mail. Clunky, illogical, ergonomically awkward, hard to remember – there’s just absolutely nothing good ...
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Is there a way to have two keyboard shortcuts for the same function?

I saw these instructions to replace a shortcut On your Mac, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click Keyboard, then click Shortcuts. Select App Shortcuts on the left, click the Add button , ...
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Option Shift word selection doesn't work in Visual Studio Code on Mac OS Big Sur

I can't exectly say when this started, but from some version of Visual Studio Code Option + Shift + Right Arrow/Left Arrow selection stopped working. Currently I use macOS Big Sur, but I am almost ...
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How to make ⌘N open a new window in Safari?

⌘N currently opens a new tab in Safari, but I would like for that key command to open a new window (like in Chrome). Is there anyway to do that?
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Apple Shortcut - query state of bedtime

I want to set up a shortcut, which sets airplane mode ON when I charge my phone while it's at scheduled bedtime. The best would be to set up automation When Charger Is Connected test if bedtime is ON ...
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How do you “select-all” in Apple Calendar (iCal)?

I use my calendar like a scheduled to-do list. I sometimes want to shift all today's events down by 15 minutes. Select All is grayed out in the Edit menu, and it's tedious to click on every event ...
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Shortcut to a specific accessibility feature

Is it possible to apply a keyboard shortcut to toggle on/off a specific accessibility feature of Mac OS X, for instance the Switch Control or the Head Pointer?
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How to use Accessibility Shortcuts for enabling Display Color Filters?

As part of my evening routine, I have enabled Dark Mode and Night Shift to turn on in the evening. In addition, I like to turn on the grayscale/greyscale color filter option in System Preferences > ...
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Logitech MX Keys: sleep mode keyboard shortcut

I am using the Logitech MX Keys which is great. Since there is no Eject/Power key I miss some shortcuts, specifically Option–Command–Media Eject. Is there a way to put my Mac to Sleep mode with this ...
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Sleep keyboard shortcut on M1 MacBook Pro

The control + shift + power shortcut to put the computer to sleep does not work on the M1 MacBook Pro (assuming that the Touch ID button replaces the power button). What is the keyboard shortcut to ...
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Global Shortcut To Open Safari

Is there a way to set a global shortcut Key to Open Safari in Mac OS?
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Is this possible specific key to change specific language?

I am using a Japanese keyboard layout MacBook. and now I am using Right Command key as [F18] for [Select next input source in menu] and Japanese layout MacBook has keys to change language directly to ...
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Modify keys on one keyboard (ish device) only and not on other keyboards

I got a three pedal foot switch USB thing. It works like a USB keyboard and the three pedals type out "a" "b" and "c" when I'm in a word processor. I could reprogram ...
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How can I disable or enable keyboard input source?

I am using macOS Catalina v10.15.7. I am using Control+Space to select text in emacs. In order to achieve I am deselecting Select the previous input source and Select the next source Input menu. => ...
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How to stop FN key changing my keyboard layout (macOS Big Sur)?

I've got my new MacBook Air m1 very recently. I changed default behaviour of F-keys to normal F1, F2, etc. So in order to activate 'media' keys like volume up/down I need to press Fn+F-key. Now, what ...
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Brightness at Magic Keyboard

Does Magic Keyboard have keyboard brightness feature? If so how to enable/adjust it?
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Hotkey to switch to Google Chrome and go to the omnibox (location bar)

I would like to setup a keyboard shortcut/hotkey that would switch to Google Chrome and go to the omnibox (address bar). I intend to use it invoke various custom search engines. I found a couple of ...
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How to create a shortcut on mac - so that arrow keys can also be triggered by “fn” + “j”/“i”/“k”/“l”

As title, Is there a way to create shortcut for Mac OS X, so that: ← can also be triggered by fn H ↓ can also be triggered by fn J ↑ can also be triggered by fn K → can also be triggered by fn L
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How can I turn off Bluetooth with only keyboard actions?

A trackpad in another room was interfering with my ability to use my laptop's native trackpad, such that I could not click on anything. I wanted to either turn off bluetooth or disconnect the ...
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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 ...
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How can I enable keyboard shortcut preference after modifying it through `defaults write com.apple.symbolichotkeys AppleSymbolicHotKeys`?

I modify keyboard shortcut by defaults command. For example, # Disable "Search word in terminal man page index" defaults write com.apple.symbolichotkeys AppleSymbolicHotKeys -dict-add 124 &...
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Keyboard Shortcut for Mac OS Photos app

I need assistance. How can I create a keyboard shortcut for the Mac OS Photos app's "Export Unmodified Original For X-# of Photos"? I read online that the System Preference's Keyboard ...
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M1 BigSur keybind to swap “Option + ArrowKey” to “Control + ArrowKey”? [duplicate]

Is there anyway to change "option + arrow keys" to "control + arrow keys"? Essentially I want to be able to bind it just like windows. Move from word to word, delete by the word ...
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iPhone: Set recurring reminder to get off an app

Instagram has become a major distraction for me. I will spend hours upon hours mindlessly scrolling, allowing what little time I could have spent doing things I enjoy to slip away. I don't want to ...
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Accessing fine-grained volume control using external keyboard volume wheel

In macOS, the Volume keys change the volume in full steps, but it is possible make fine-grained changes using Option-Shift-Volume{Up,Down}. I have an external keyboard connected which provides a ...
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Make the Keyboard on OSX and windows behave identically regarding text editing

I work as a developer and exclusively use the keyboard for text selection and navigation. I have to switch between windows and OSX a lot. Is there any way to make the OSX keyboard behave like windows ...
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Keyboard shortcut to decrease playback speed on YouTube doesn't work with Chrome (on german keyboard layout?)

The playback speed on youtube.com can be manipulated by using keyboard shortcuts < and >. However, on my MacBook only the > for increasing playback speed seems to work while < does nothing....

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