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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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Is Cmd+F10 that mute the Mac a built-in OS X keyboard shortcut?

I just discovered that the combination of Cmd+F10 (without any Fn key pressed) muted my mac. I wanted to know if it was a built-in keyboard shortcut as it does not appear in the System preferences.
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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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Can I execute a Terminal command in a new tab?

It just occurred to me that it would be incredibly useful if I could type a command in one Terminal tab, and then execute it in a new background or foreground tab. For example, this would be awesome ...
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How might I make a shortcut for switching my macbook into airplay screensharing mode with my apple tv?

Now that Apple TV shares synchronized audio&video from my Macbook without any limitations or constraints (seamlessly), it seems pretty common sense that there might be a (Launcher or topbar) ...
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How to switch Karabiner profile via shortcut?

Is there a way to change the Karabiner profile (formerly KeyRemap4MacBook) using a shortcut?
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How to set Fn and left Control keys as shortcuts to change between tabs in Safari

I don't like native shortcuts for "Show Next Tab" and "Show Previous Tab" in Safari, I thought that Fn would be great for previous tab and Left Control for next tab because I don't use that keys in ...
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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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Shortcut to accept top spelling suggestion of the last word

Say I'm typing into a document and I make a typo. I've got to the end of the misspelled word and it has a red line of dots under it. I right click and choose the top suggestion (which is nearly always ...
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Parallels app starts from hotkey - not wanted

I have an annoying situation where some key combination, not even sure which, starts up an app in a Parallels VM running Windows, Parallels build 8.0.18619. The app is Chrome. Normally the VM in ...
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Function performed by a shortcut in Pages?

I'm writing a lot of text with Pages. Upon typing I'm not always staring at my keyboard and from time to time when using the space bar I inadvertantly type command functions. Most of the time I can ...
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How can I easily indent a block in any textarea on OS X?

Are there shortcut keys or another quick way to indent a text block at once in a normal text area on OS X? So that I can easily turn: [I want this to indent. For formatting. It's several lines.] ...
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Safari keyboard shortcut for iCloud tabs?

Is there a keyboard shortcut for the iCloud tabs in Safari (7.0.5)? So far I have to click on the cloud button to view iCloud tabs.
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Open custom file with keyboard shortcut

On my Mac, I have some applications that were recently made in Java that I will be using quite alot. I want to know, is there a way that I can bind a shortcut on the keyboard to open the file? For ...
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List of emoji substitutions for Messages in Mac OS X

I use the Messages application a lot on my Mac Book Pro. It is lovely! Since most of my friends uses iMessage I could send messages directly to them on their phones. I use emojis a lot. I know some ...
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When can they use ESC to close windows?

So, I coincidentally noticed the following behavior: Some windows can be closed by pressing the esc key, like the Preference window in any app or the 'Safari help' window or the 'Fonts' window in ...
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How safe is Force Restart [Control-Command-Power Button] keyboard shortcut?

There have been a couple of occasions where I haven't been able to restart my macbook. Both times I've used this shortcut to restart but I am concerned about the state of the system upon reboot. The ...
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Simple text substitution in OS X using keyboard shortcut

I am constantly typing résumé in (Outlook) email messages. Is there an easy way to associate this text with a keyboard shortcut? I'd like this shortcut to be available in other applications (e.g. ...
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How to change keyboard layout via keyboard shortcut? [duplicate]

I like to use both US and German keyboard layout but I find the process of switching between them via mouse tiresome. I want a keyboard-only solution. Is there a predefined shortcut to change between ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut for 3 fingers slide?

I really like having applications in full screen mode and switch between them using the 3 finger swipe feature. But can I have a shortcut for it? Maybe like command + -> , something like this?
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Access tabs directly in Safari with ⌘+1..9 keyboard shortcuts?

Can you access tabs directly in Safari using the ⌘+1..9 shortcuts like Chrome?
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OS X keyboard shortcut precedence

I'm new to Apple, and while the experience has largely been positive, I have been stymied trying to configure keyboard shortcuts to my specifications. For example, I used a rather round-about process ...
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Reconciling Chrome Shortcuts in Parallels

On OS X, a new Chrome tab can be opened by pressing Cmd+T, but on Windows you press Ctrl+T. This works fine if you map Cmd to Ctrl in Parallels, but becomes problematic when cycling between tabs. In ...
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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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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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Use Shift+F12 in an application

I am using an application which has a shortcut that uses Shift + F12. But when I do that on my mac, it goes to the dashboard. Which is very irritating. How can I quickly bypass that feature and send ...
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What is the purpose of the Shift+F3 keyboard shortcut?

F3 and Cmd+F3 are two useful shortcuts on a Mac. What is the purpose of Shift+F3 and Shift+Cmd+F3? They seem to do the exact same thing as F3 and Cmd+F3, but perform the animation much slower. What ...
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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't use ⌃⌘Space for Evernote Helper as shortcut is already in use

I love Evernote and I used to Evernote helper with the shortcut: ⌘ + ⌃ + space. I have since reinstalled Mavericks and now can't use this shortcut any more. Just changed Special Characters shortcut ...
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Modify the keyboard opt symbols

Is there any way to (or existing program which can) modify the keyboard symbols you get when holding down the option key? I.e. I want to be able to modify these mappings:
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How to change the color of text highlighting in Preview using a shortcut?

I need to highlight/underline a lot of text and tend to use specific colors for different things. Accessing via the dropdown menu in Preview is very slow, does any one know a way to change the color ...
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Keyboard Maestro interfering with control-tab action in browsers - how to disable?

I've just purchased Keyboard Maestro, and now when I am in a browser and click control-tab, I can no longer advance through the open tabs of the browser the way I did before. That key combination must ...
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Open a favorite web page quickly using the keyboard?

I have a Google spreadsheet that I open every morning I'd like to open it quickly using just the keyboard after startup, as opposed to: opening Firefox going to the address bar typing in the tag ...
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How to open the next message in the currently selected mailbox in mail.app

When viewing a message in a separate window in Apple Mail (Mountain Lion), how can I open the next message in the list with a keyboard shortcut?
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1 and 2 keys to change tabs in Safari (like in Opera)

In Opera browser 1 and 2 keys can be used to change between tabs. Is it possible to set up this shortcut in Safari? I tried adding a "Show Previous Tab" shortcut in keyboard preferences but is does ...
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Switching to an open application via BetterTouchTool (making it active)

Is it possible to switch TO an open application via keyboard shortcut in BetterTouchTool? Currently I’m using a predefined action “Open Application” instead but it’s not quite the same as I don’t ...
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Complete shortcut in Messages on OS X

Found a "Complete" shortcut in Messages on OS X under Edit, I want to know what it does exactly, but can't find any info. Anyone knows?
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Is there a way to set application-specific 'hot corners' in OS X?

OS X's 'hot corners' feature is great, but I'd like to use it in just one specific application - or, set a specific hot corner action for one app, and a different action (for the same corner) in ...
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Sync custom App Shortcuts via iCloud

I know that with Mavericks and iOS 7, iCloud syncs text shortcuts automatically across devices. Does iCloud also sync custom Application specific Shortcuts across Macs? Application specific ...
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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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Find which process receives a given keyboard command

I'm trying to figure out why a certain keyboard combination is no longer working. As an example, Sublime Text 2 ships with a keyboard shortcut for opening the Find/Replace panel: Command + Option + ...
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Method for using F4 key without pressing function button on MacBook Pro

I'm using a program that uses the F4 key as an important shortcut which I use heavily. Every time I want to press F4 on my MacBook Pro also have to press the fn button. Is there a possibility (such ...
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What is Format Painter shortcut in Excel 2011 for Mac?

I've been looking on the Internet for the shortcut to the Format Painter tool. No luck so far, it seems there's no shortcut for this tool. Maybe someone here knows better.
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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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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 ...