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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 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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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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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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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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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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“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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Why is my MacBook Pro beeping when performing a keyboard shortcut?

When using any keyboard shortcut in any application, there is a beeping sound effect that is normally played when there is an error. However, the keyboard shortcut still works normally. I am using ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Can I create two different keyboard shortcuts for the same command?

The Preferences.app > Keyboard > Shortcuts pane allows for the creation of shortcuts to activate menu commands. However if that menu command already has a keyboard then that shortcut is overridden by ...
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Underlined letters in dialog box (Krita)

In a save as file dialog box in the Application Krita, some of the buttons are underlined with a letter. In Windows, if your press alt and the underlined letter, this presses the button. Is there ...
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“Move focus to next window” short cut toggling window order if I interact with a window

There is a very convenient keyboard short cut to go through all windows opened by the same application. For me (but it is not the same for everyone) it is Ctrl < to flip through the window in one ...
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System-wide Google Search shortcut for Chrome (macOS version)

on the macOS, does anyone know how to set up a system-wide global keyboard shortcut to Google Search the selected text within the Chrome browser? (this could be easily done for Safari but not sure how ...
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Disable Cmd Shift Q for cs go, cannot select it in keyboard pref

How can i disbable Command + Shift + Q for cs go, i can't figure it out. I use it for slow walking, ducking and moving around. I'm using macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 I already tried this solution: ...
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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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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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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 that ...
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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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iPad Hardware Keyboard Shortcuts in Split View

For reference, I'm using the iPad Pro 2018 model. I've run into some pretty frustrating behavior with iPadOS and a hardware keyboard, and I wanted to ask for help here. How do you swap between apps ...
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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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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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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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Open Terminal in current Finder directory with shortcut without having folder selected

How can I open a terminal that is located in the current finder directory with a keyboard shortcut? I am aware of all the answers out there, particularly from this thread How can I open a Terminal ...
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command + option + arrow keys (left or right) shortcut not working

Suddenly the shortcut cmd + opt + arrow (left or right) stopped working. I used it to switch tabs in Chrome and move back and forth in code (IntelliJ). I have tried resetting shortcuts and rebooting ...
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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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Remapping command Q to another shortcut for quitting apps

This has been an ongoing frustration for me, and I think for a lot of people in the community who use the keyboard a lot. Shortcuts like Command + TAB and Command + W are an everyday stroke for lots ...
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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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App disables and overrides all the keyboard shortcuts

My OS: MacOS Sierra 10.12.6 Name of the app: Ink2Go As the title says, an app that I need to use is disabling and overriding all the keyboard shortcuts. In particular: it sets its own keyboard ...
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Subscript, super script, and special symbols as Keyboard shortcuts

I need to write a statistical paper. So I need to use subscripts and superscripts, often with in the same alphabet. For example X^2 at time "t", time "t-1" etc. I also need to type ...

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