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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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Creating System-Wide Keyboard Shortcut To Launch Applications [duplicate]

I recently switched from Ubuntu, and I was feeling very comfortable with using Ctrl + Alt + T to launch terminal. Can I assign Shift + Cmd + T to do the same thing in Yosemite? Specifically, I want a ...
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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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Is there any way to define custom hotkeys for “deep” options, in system preferences > keyboard > shortcut? [duplicate]

I'm using photoshop-like program, what I want to do is binding a simple combination of keys, to the option in the app's command bar. ...but the problem is, there is another option which have ...
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What's causing inadvertent “leave page” commands when typing in browser window?

An annoying thing mostly, but occasionally results in data loss. It happens when I am typing - as I am now - in a browser window in Firefox on my MacBook Pro (2016, Mojave 10.14.6). When I'm typing ...
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Possible to have WinKey + Number equivalent in Mac for faster app switching

In windows we can easily switch/open an app in the taskbar by doing WinKey + <order of the app in the taskbar> (e.g. WinKey+1 will open/switch the 1st app) Just to provide more context. I'm ...
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What are the guidelines for assigning/mapping hotkeys in MacOS for a software engineer?

Been coding using Mac, and code on Visual Studios Code for 5+ years, I find myself conflicting myself on assigning hotkeys. Is there a guide that analyzes what are the best methodical approach to ...
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Maximize windows just like Windows on OS X

I have owned a MacBook Pro for a year, however at work I use a Windows laptop. Since I really like the functionality to maximize a windows by just pushing it to the top of the screen, I would like to ...
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Keyboard shortcut to select text *in a browser (Chrome)* till the end (or beginning) of a line

Looking for a keyboard shortcut to select text in a browser (Chrome) till the end (or beginning) of a line. According to Apple Support the keyboard shortcut SHIFT-CMD-RIGHTARROW is meant to ...
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How to add keyboard shortcut for “Move to Predicted Mailbox” in Apple Mail?

In Apple Mail (under macOS Catalina, 10.15.3) there is a menu item "Move to Predicted Mailbox" . It already has a keyboard shortcut ^ CMD M. I would like to change that to something else. Now, the ...
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Tab Key Not Working to Select Controls

I have Use keyboard navigation to move focus between controls selected in System Preferences, so but the tab key isn't working to select different controls (such as drop-down menus and checkboxes) in ...
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how do I switch option + f to [next word] instead of ƒ

on macos high Sierra I want to switch option + f to [next word] instead of ƒ. How do I do that? For example in the bear text editing app, I’d love this affordance. How can I change the key mappings ...
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How to import a Shortcut workflow without iCloud?

With iOS 13.x it is no longer possible to share Shortcuts. Unfortunately Apple removed support to import a Shortcut via email or external link. We are using multiple devices in supervised mode. iCloud ...
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How to make the “Make New Sticky Note” shortcut work?

In 10.15 System Preferences>Keyboard>Shortcuts>Services there is a shortcut for "Make New Sticky Note" that can be enabled. However, enabling it and trying the shortcut results in no action. I hoped/...
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How to get keyboard shortcut for downloads folder work again after deleting downloads folder?

I tried to get my downloads folder synced with iCloud and followed this tutorial: How to sync an additional folder to iCloud Drive similar to how macOS Sierra does it? However, I did not like the ...
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How to generate text on clicking/long pressing specific key?

Is there any way to customize or create the setting to generate text(password) after clicking/long press of certain keys so that one does not have to enter password each time?
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Disable Command-Period as Cancel

I have recently replaced my MacBook with a newer one, and now the key bindings I have in some applications that are bound to Command-Period no longer work (and instead invoke the "Cancel" action - as ...
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Some hotkeys not working for certain apps

I'm trying to understand why select hotkeys will not work in certain apps. For example, Command+ will not work in WhatsApp to make text bigger, and CommandControlF will not work in Joplin to make it ...
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Catalina Keyboard shortcuts preferences missing 'full keyboard access'

vs. I am not sure why I do not see this option. I want to see this option because I have for long since been in search of the hotkeys to enable navigation through search results without a mouse ...
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Switch between windows (not applications) in both directions

I can't switch between windows smoothly. On Windows I could use Ctrl+Tab to scroll through all open Windows and Ctrl+Shift+Tab to scroll in the other direction. On the Mac, I use Cmd+Tab to scroll ...
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Can I search images on Safari using a text in the text field on a third-party app using shortcut?

I would like to search a list of images (either on Safari or Google Chrome) on iOS, from a text that is in a text field on a third-party app. In details: Use a third-party dictionary app to search ...
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How to create keyboard shortcut for WiFi toggle? [duplicate]

I want to create keyboard shortcut for Turning ON WiFi when it is turned OFF, and vice versa.
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Logitech MX Keys: sleep mode keyboard shortcut

I am using the Logitech MX Keys which is great. But is there a way to put my Mac to Sleep mode with this keyboard, assuming there is no Eject/Power key?
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Custom Shortcut on Mac Doesn't Play Sound

I've been playing around with custom keyboard shortcuts on my Mac, and I've constructed one using Automator that is supposed to pick and play a sound from a small folder. This was achieved using an ...
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Cycle through pair of spaces for two screens with one keyboard shortcut

I have two displays and created for each display with Mission Control several desktops (also known as Spaces): Display 1: Desktops 1-5 Display 2: Desktops 6-10 I have following related settings ...
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How to stop the screen from flashing?

I recently upgraded to macOS Catalina. I use a setup with Karabiner Elements and Hammerspoon, so I can switch between apps using shortcuts like Caps-Lock+Letter. My caps-lock is configured to act as ...
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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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Is there a way to disable rotation in QuickLook?

I've gotten very used to using Command-R in Finder to locate the original file behind an alias or symlink. In recent versions of the OS, Apple has seen fit to remap the "Find Original" shortcut to ...
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Run a command without opening the terminal

Is it possible to start a terminal command without opening the terminal first? I have some quick commands, and for those I open the terminal window, run the command, and close it again. I generally ...
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Finder shortcut for new TAB

I thought command ⌘+T was for new tab in finder but it keeps opening Terminal instead. How can I activate a new Tab in Finder with keyboard shortcut ?
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macOS Music: Keyboard shortcuts: How to exit search? How to view library songs?

I'm used to viewing my library songs and hitting command-f to filter the list. Since upgrading from iTunes to Music this year, command-f triggers the bizarre new search that gives results as bubbles ...
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Keyboard shortcut to sleep a Mac's touchbar

I am looking for a quick way to make the touchbar go to sleep, without having to wait. When I use my computer in a dark environment I don’t know how to disable the bright touchbar. I just want to see ...
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Shortcut for file transfer window in Messages

When trying to send copy-pasted pictures from Photos in macOS 10.14 (currently 10.14.6 but this goes way back) in Messages, files not getting transfered (these pics are labeled something like ...
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App shortcuts: how to include 'delete' key?

I want to switch shortcuts for two actions in Adobe Lightroom: Action 1 < set any other shortcut, I'm so sick of calling it by misclick! Action 2 < set shortcut used for action 1 (which is cmd+...
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Keyboard Shortcut to focus on these windows

I've been working without a mouse for several days and almost everything has been fairly easy to manage with keyboard shortcuts. There are two exceptions: I'm unable to find a keyboard shortcut ...
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Use Single Shortcut Key to Close Windows

Some windows can be closed with ⌘+w while others require the Esc key. How do you create a single key shortcut (maybe with caps lock?) that can close both types? A built-in solution in Mojave and ...
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How can I make my Windows keyboard shortcuts work on a Mac, exactly how they do on Windows?

I've yet to find a guide that is both (a) complete, and (b) compatible with recent macOS releases. I have a Windows keyboard that I'd like to set up on my Mac to work with the same shortcuts. Some ...
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Keyboard shortcut flashes my display

If I press the keyboard shorcut Cmd-Opt-Shft-Ctrl-W from any app it seems to flash my entire display. I believe this started with Catalaina but I could be wrong. I thought at first it was Keyboard ...
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Global convert to uppercase and lowercase in macOS?

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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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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Shortcut for mirroring touch bar

I would like to see an emulated touchbar on my iMac. I randomly pressed the shotcut for it, but I don't know, which it was and I couldn't find it one the internet either. Btw., I don't use an Apple ...
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Conditional shortcuts per application in Keyboard Maestro

I'd like the following behavior: When I press [Cmd+S]: IF <Chrome is at the front>: Simulate the keystroke [Control] + [Tab] ELSE IF < Spotify is at the front>: ...
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Keyboard shortcut for switching from address bar to main pane in Chrome

The question how to go from the main pane to the address bar is answered here. But how do I move from the address bar, back to the main pane, without having to reload the page by pressing Enter, or ...
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Set up global shortcuts for media keys (next, prev, play/pause)

I've had the (mis)fortune to get a new work laptop with the O' so great Touch Bar which I so immensely hate and have changed the Touch Bar to display F-keys. However one thing I do miss is my global ...
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What is the shortcut to close the current chrome window? [duplicate]

Is there a shortcut to close to current (chrome) window on macOS ? Unfortunately command+W : closes only current tab command+option+W : closes all windows so I need something in between.
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How do I alt+f4 in OS X? I want to close focused window

I am looking for a way to close the currently focused window using a keyboard shortcut. Effectively I want to do the same thing as the red "X" button in the top left corner, only using a keyboard. On ...
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How can I select a password for a website with my keyboard?

I store passwords for websites in my safari keychain and when I visit a website there is the key icon in the username field. I can click on this key and autofill the username and password, but I hate ...
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Shortcuts for the application switcher in OS X

When I press Cmd + Tab in OS X (e.g. Catalina) I can access what I believe Apple calls "the application switcher". Is there an entry for this shortcut in the System Preferences → Keyboard → Shortcuts ...
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Is it possible to create/add shortcut on lockscreen instead of homescreen in iOS Devices?

As I follow up this reference link: How do I create a link on the iPad home screen to a specific pdf? for a requirement, However my requirement is slightly different. I want to put the shortcut on ...
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How to change the focus of buttons displayed in prompt dialogs?

When a file is deleted through Command + Option + Backspace combination, the dialog like the image below is prompted to validate the operation with having two buttons which are Cancel, and Delete ...
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iTerm2 remap keys to Ctrl-Shift-{Letter}

I'm trying to remap cmd-shift-u to ctrl-shift-u in iTerm2. Following ExistMe's answer here: Remapping keys in iterm2, I have tried these two things: Send Hex Code 0x60103 0x15 (found using the Key ...

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