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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Keyboard shortcut to switch focus between the two split windows of the same app in full-screen

What is the keyboard shortcut to switch focus between the split windows of the same app (not between all the windows, only the 2 split ones)? ⌘ + ↹ works only if you switch back from one split window ...
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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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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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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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Use asterisk/ variables in keyboard shortcuts editor

I'm using a Mac laptop with an external PC keyboard. Via Apps shortcuts I've redefined some of common shortcuts for Find, Copy Paste actions. However, some applications have dynamic actions names, for ...
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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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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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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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Simulating a window-close-button click with a shortcut?

So I installed RedQuits to enable applications to quit when their last open window closes. However, I never actually use the close button, I only close windows by a shortcut (let's say it's Cmd-W, for ...
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Assign function key to Debug (“Step Into”) in Mac Excel Visual Basic Editor

I've tried many things to assign a 1-key shortcut to the "Step Into" debugging function in the VBA editor for Mac Excel (Mac VBE). I posted a question about this on Stack Overflow but my experience is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Keyboard shortcut to decrease playback speed on YouTube doesn't work (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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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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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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Disable F3 and F4 shortcuts

I'd like to use my F3 and F4 keys for a different purpose, but I can't seem to disable the hotkeys on my Mac. Here's what I've tried so far:
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Command + Tab Not Working on Fullscreen Apps When Finder Is Active

I have recently upgraded to MacOS Catalina, and since then, this problem started. Every time I attempt to switch between programs using the Cmd + Tab, only when currently viewing a Desktop / having ...
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Macbook: How to enable switching applications with command+tab after switching control and command?

I'm trying to have the same keys as my windows (I use both windows & mac). The only thing I'm not able to achieve is switching applications with command & tab. I've switched command & ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut on Mac, which accesses a specific running app on Dock?

On PC, I could open easily do that by pressing WINDOW + NUMBER. Win + (NUMBER 1-9) [Open the desktop and start the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number.]
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iterm2 issue : create new tab with same path of previous current tab BUT 2 tabs are clones and not indepedent

You can see the bounty launched on StackOverflow (Bounty started about ìTerm2 problem) about this issue described below. I have switched from default terminal on MacOSs Mojave to iterm2. I have an ...
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Dictation single button shortcuts

So to start off I'm ridiculously disabled. Can only use one hand (among many other things). Have started experimenting with the dictation accessibility functionality. So far its mostly in the form of ...
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Create a shortcut for Preview to add new text box with certain border color

I am using the Preview app in my classes to write notes over PDF slides presented by professors. There is one operation that I do repetitively: add Text (in the Markup Toolbar) choose Border Color ...
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How to send a photo with Shortcut iOS app without needing confirmation

The attached image shows the setup within the iOS shortcut app. I'm trying to have the shortcut take a photo and send it to a predetermined number. It works fine, except for the fact that I have to ...