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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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Can I create a shortcut to open a specific application on OS X?

I want to create a keyboard shortcut to i.e. open Firefox while I am working in another application. I know I can use ⌘ CMD+T when I am in Firefox to open a new tab. I haven't found a way to create ...
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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 set ⌘ + H to enable show hidden files

I want my Mac to show hidden files when i hit ⌘ + H (like ubuntu). I can see hidden files by putting this defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles YES command in terminal but i want to get a ...
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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 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 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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Can I globally change the cmd-Q shortcut to require holding for two seconds, like the option in Chrome?

Many, many times, I accidentally press ⌘+Q when I meant to close a tab or window, or switch applications. When I saw the option in Google Chrome to require the shortcut to be held, I was overjoyed. ...
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How to make [return] behave as a [return] within Messages, Skype…

I am using Messages on both Macs & iPhones and I am typing a lot of E-mails. Within all these environment I am used to the normal behaviour of the return key. Within Messages this key doesn't ...
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How to display the current mapping for keyboard shortcuts in realtime?

Is there an app / script which will listen for keyboard events and display the action that is triggered? I use Better Touch Tool, and want to run a script on Cmd+F1 but I got the message: The key ...
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Open terminal via AppleScript

I'm tring to write a shortcut script in spark for opening the terminal. on run {input, parameters} tell application "Utilities/Terminal" // tried Utilities:Terminal and Terminal too reopen ...
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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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How to set it up to switch between tabs using TAB key on Macbook?

On the image below this is what I want to do. I want to be able to switch tab options with TAB key.
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Keyboard shortcut to dismiss notifications

I'd like to be able to dismiss and open notifications with the keyboard (Not talking about opening/closing the notification center) Is this possible? And if so, how?
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How can I remap Caps lock to both Escape and Control?

I generally run Linux. I use Vim a lot, so the Escape key is extremely important. I also use other keyboard shortcuts a lot, so Control is "key" as well. On Linux, I've solved this by using xcape to ...
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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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In Safari, there is a lag for the Open Location and New Tab shortcuts.

I started noticing this about a month ago that when I hit CMD+L or CMD+T, there is about a second or so lag to when it actually does something. I verified it's not a memory problem, as it happens ...
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Can I toggle Do Not Disturb on/off on my Mac as easily as I can on my iPhone?

On my iPhone I can use the Control Center to toggle Do Not Disturb on and off whenever I want. On my Mac I checked in System Preferences > Notifications and I can set it on a schedule, but there’s no ...
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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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Why can I not set Safari keyboard shortcuts? Conflicts with secondary, unlisted Back/Forward commands

I use ⌘← and ⌘→ to move between tabs. I want to transfer this setting to Safari. The default Safari keyboard shortcuts shown in the menu bar list ⌘[ and ⌘] for Back/Forward: Despite those keyboard ...
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Is it possible to enable OSX keyboard text substitution in more apps?

OSX has built into text substitution that is configured in System Preferences > Keyboard > Text. This works great in certain apps, such as Evernote and Textedit, but seems to be disabled in other apps/...
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How do I disable the media keys (play, pause, skip, etc.) on the macOS login window?

When playing music on iTunes or similar and then locking the screen (accomplished by hitting the ⌃⌘Q key combination or selecting "Lock Screen" from the  menu), how do I prevent the media keys from ...
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Spotlight shortcut (cmd+space) no longer working

I commonly use the cmd-space shortcut to bring up the spotlight, but as of yesterday it no longer works. I did not knowingly update my software beforehand, I do not have any conflicts in the keyboard ...
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Why shift-cmd-n fails as a custom shortcut for Firefox “New Private Window”?

I created the shiftcommandn shortcut for Firefox in Syst Prefs to match other browsers' behavior. It registers in the Firefox Menubar. But pressing the shortcut opens a new non-private window, and ...
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Sierra Automator KeyboardViewer App Shortcut

KeyboardViewer app is saved from this AppleScript. on run {input, parameters} if application "KeyboardViewer" is running then quit application "KeyboardViewer" else activate ...
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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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How to permanently delete text substitutions?

How do I permanently delete text substitutions from System Preferences > Keyboard > Text. I have deleted them several times using the (-) key, but they annoyingly reincarnate themselves after a ...
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macOS: Navigating between desktops using keyboard shortcuts

I've just moved to Mac from Linux. There I used to have a fixed number of desktops running full-screen apps. I've managed to configure it on Mac, but yet can not find the way to assign shortcuts to ...
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Can I create a shortcut to type a short sequence of characters?

Is there a way to create a keyboard shortcut that would input a short defined sequence of characters into whatever text field is currently active? Is it maybe possible to achieve this with ...
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What's the keyboard shortcut for keyboard layout switch in Mojave?

Shift + Control + Space doesn't seem to work anymore.
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I need a keyboard shortcut for Adding Bookmarks for multiple tabs in Safari

There was an older post about this question (link below) from a few years back but I'm wondering if that process no longer works due to iCloud bookmarks, Safari 12, new MacOS etc. What I would like ...
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How to make right click using keyboard only on a Mac?

Is there way to set a keyboard shortcut or key to simulate a mouse right click but without touching trackpad or mouse? E.g. Imagine you have a list of files in Finder. You move your selection by ...
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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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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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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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Selecting text while jumping with cursor in iTerm2

I would like to know if it is possible to get text-editor-like functionality for selecting text in iTerm2. For example, in Sublime Text 3, I can do the following: ⇧ ⌥ → = Select ...
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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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iterm - what's the key-combo to switch panes?

I've learned how to split my terminal windows with apple-d and apple-shift-d. Its very useful. How do I then switch between the two panes (see below) using the keyboard? I know I can use the mouse ...
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Sending Control+Alt+ <char> to terminal in iTerm2

When I press Control + Command + i I would like iTerm2 to send the shortcut as C-M-i (i.e. ctrl+alt+i) to my terminal. I have How can I do that? I have tried with the following with no luck: Any ...
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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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How to close a window without the application quitting?

The OS X menu allows exit, minimize and maximize: I know the following shortcuts: Exit: command+Q Minimize: command + M Maximize: ? When I use command+Q to exit the behavior differs from ...
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What are all possible ways a keyboard shortcut could be bound in Safari?

What are all of the ways a keyboard shortcut could be bound in Safari? I am aware of the following: The app’s own standard shortcuts System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts > App Shortcuts > All ...
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Is it possible to type in macron (e.g. “ā”) without using U.S. Extended Keyboard?

I want to type in macron (e.g. ā) in my OS X, but after I searched for how to type in it, I got that I first must use U.S. Extended Keyboard as suggested in this article. However, once I switch to U....
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Why can't I quit Finder with the shortcut (cmd+q) [duplicate]

I usually quit my applications with the shortcut Command Q but it doesn't work for the Finder app. I can hide it with Command H but I can't quit it. Any suggestion to solve this?
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Previous deleted text keyboard shortcuts keep appearing

I kept a bunch of keyboard shortcuts via System Preferences > Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcuts and over time, I deleted some shortcuts that are not necessary for me and added new ones. Some time ago, ...
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Add Keyboard Shortcut to Mac

Is there a way I can make a keyboard shortcut for this? Tab, Tab, ⬇︎, S, Return ⏎, Return ⏎ Is there a way I can bind this to a keyboard shortcut, i.e. ⌘ Command⌥ OptionG?
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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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Replace keyboard shortcut for ⌥ + d

I want to replace the keyboard shortcut for ⌥Option + d = ∂ with ⌥Option + d = ð How can I do that?
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How to fast navigate through emoji panel

On mac we can use Cmd+Ctrl+Space to quickly launch an emoji panel and type in emojis. And on that panel, we can navigate around with the arrow keys and press enter to type in the selected emoji. I am ...
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Command + Space Spotlight shortcut stopped working

I don't know what made it stopped working. I use BetterTouchTools, but not command has that shortcut and even when I close it, Command + Space still doesn't work. I checked System Preferences → ...
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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 ...