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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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How to cycle windows of the same app on Czech keyboard layout [duplicate]

cmd+tilde does not work as the key below Esc is mapped to '<' character on my layout. I cannot find any preferences to remap this. Franky I am surprised this does not work, this mapping should be ...
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Keyboard shortcut to move tabs around in Firefox on a Mac

The equivalent of it in Windows would be Ctrl + Shift + PgUp / PgDn. To reiterate, I am trying to move a tab's position forward and back within the windows via keyboard shortcut using Firefox v82 on ...
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Netflix interferes with Safari custom tab change shortcut?

I used this method to set the tab-changing shortcut in Safari to Cmd+Opt+Left/Right (same as in Chrome). It works, except that when I'm watching Netflix and try changing tabs while the video is ...
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Can't use keyboard shortcuts when input source is changed

I added "Mongolian" keyboard and when I'm writing in English, keyboard shortcuts (copy, paste etc) works just fine but when it's changed to Mongolian, I can't use it anymore. Do anyone know ...
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How can I enable keyboard shortcut preference after modifying it throw `defaults write com.apple.symbolichotkeys AppleSymbolicHotKeys`?

I modify keyboard shortcut by defaults command. For example, # Disable "Search word in terminal man page index" defaults write com.apple.symbolichotkeys AppleSymbolicHotKeys -dict-add 124 &...
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Cmd-' for increasing the quotation level doesn't work in mail

I am using macOS Catalina (10.15.7) in my MacBook Pro 15-inch (2018). The problem is that Cmd-' in composing new email doesn't work. The keys are registered with proper modifier (checked via Karabiner-...
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Mac keyboard shortcut to open recently closed pdf file on preview

Lately, preview on Mac is not saving all the pdf highlights (seen some discussion online about this with no solution yet). I highlight quite a bit of pdfs regularly. The one solution, although ...
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Strange keyboard shortcut suddenly appears

This just happened recently and rebooting did not solve it. Suddenly, whenever I type the key combination dt I get the date, e.g., 2020-10-27 just now. In order for me to type those characters I now ...
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Shortcut to restore minimised application

Is there any shortcut solution to restore minimised app without command + tab twice and option?
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Change Function of Command+Delete when Editing text in Catalina

In Catalina, when editing text hitting command+delete appears to delete the entire line, and option+delete will delete a single word. I would basically like to swap these, making command delete simply ...
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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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Seemingly unrelated keyboard shortcuts conflicting

I got a new work laptop (old machine died) and I'm trying to set up 1Password's keyboard shortcuts. On my old machine I had 1Password's autofill feature hooked up to ⌘ Command⌥ Option\. Today, I tried ...
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Disable shortcut (F8) to open Music app?

Is there any way to disable the shortcut for F8 (play/pause key) to open the default Music app?
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Cannot save Chrome links to desktop / Finder

I'll often save links from Chrome to my desktop or Finder, simply by dragging the URL from the address bar to wherever I want to save the shortcut to. But all of a sudden it won't let me anymore. I ...
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iPhone: Set recurring reminder to get off an app

Instagram has become a major distraction for me. I will spend hours upon hours mindlessly scrolling, allowing what little time I could have spent doing things I enjoy to slip away. I don't want to ...
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disable COMMAND+TAB app switcher in 10.15

The other questions asking the same thing are from many years ago and for different versions of MacOS. Is it possible to completely disable the COMMAND+TAB shortcut for the app switcher? I want to ...
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Unable to tab between the popup menu

I'm unable to 'tab' between the popup buttons by using the 'tab' key. I've had this issue for all popups of all the applications. This screenshot below is for the visual studio code where i added ...
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Can an automation run during screen time?

I was wondering if an automation that runs in its own normally would still run during screen time? For example, send a text to “jimmy” at 1:am. If messages is open during screen time, yet shortcuts ...
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on MacOS, how to switch to different windows of the same application EASILY? [duplicate]

I found it very frustrating that CMD+TAB switches only between applications and not between windows of the same application. If I have several windows of Safari open, CMD+TAB will show only ONE ...
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Use siri to fluently add item to non-default list

Is there a way to get siri to learn that when I say "Hey Siri, add vacuuming to my chores" I want her to add a new item "vacuuming" to my reminders list called "chores". ...
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Prevent finder from removing network shortcut from the sidebar

Whenever I try to reach a folder from the network - and the server is not properly loaded yet (which is also another mystery, since it is always on) - Finder says it could not find the item and just ...
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Keyboard shortcut to a Service is not respected when Emacs is open (Emacs takes precedence)

I defined the keyboard shortcut Cmd-Ctrl-5 to a Service via System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> Services. It should work globally and indeed works well except for when Emacs is ...
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AppleScript (to start screen recording) takes 6 to 12s to even start running. Why?

I use the following AppleScript (assigned to keystroke Cmd+Ctrl+5) to start screen recordings (adapted from here). If I create an Automator Quick Action and assign the keystroke to it, it takes 6s ...
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Keyboard or touchpad shortcut to move windows between screens?

Anyone knows a way of having a keyboard or touchpad shortcut to move a window from an external screen to the built-in one and vice versa?
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Where is the location of the file that stores Mac keyboard shortcuts?

This file is used to edit or add special shortcuts that don't appear in the Mac menu bar or System Preferences. Some examples: Ctrl-b → Move back one character Ctrl-f → Move forward one character ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut for switching between different desktops of the same application?

There's the shortcut Cmd+tab for switching between open applications. Then there's the shortcut Cmd+` for switching between open windows of the same application. But if I have the same application ...
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How can I download a iOS Shortcuts file to my Mac?

I have created a iOS shortcuts (Workflow) on a iPad. Finally, I would like to save and send a backup to Mac. This has been really easy in the past. Unfortunately it is no longer possible to share any ...
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How to make Mac OS incompatible mouse work on Mac OS and use ALL its buttons? Tell me your solution please

I have a wonderful Roccat Tyon mouse (this is not a promo, I honestly love this product after trying a bunch of other gaming mouses) which I use for work, not for gaming. And I use it on the Mac OS ...
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Option-N and Option-P (What are they doing and how do I disable or rebind them?)

On Catalina 10.15.6 (and even on High Sierra), typing either Option-N or Option-P pops up a series of "quick looks" at all my current "application windows." But I am unable to find ...
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Global service hotkeys ignored in some applications

I have defined some global hotkeys which run Automator services. These work fine everywhere except in two applications (iTerm2 and Emacs). I would like to understand this better. Is it the case that ...
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macOS Catalina: “file already exists, replace it?” popup, how to select Replace with keyboard?

When trying to save a file that already exists, macOS typically shows the "File already exists, replace it?" popup, like this: In previous versions of macOS (like Mojave, High Sierra, etc) ...
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How to make ⌘N open a new window in Safari?

⌘N currently opens a new tab in Safari, but I would like for that key command to open a new window (like in Chrome). Is there anyway to do that?
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How to choose the first spell suggestion on Chrome for MacOS?

When I'm typing on a text box on Chrome either on Windows or Linux and I want to choose a spell suggestion, I just type Menu then Enter to select the first suggestion. Apple keyboards don't have the ...
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Keyboard shortcut to turn off automatic highlighting in preview?

In Preview you can turn on or off automatic highlight/underline/strikeout by clicking the 'pen' in the "highlight" item in the tool bar. The keyboard shortcut for this is ⌘ Command^ Control ...
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Make safari use normal `back` and `forward` button as other browser

As you might know, Safari use different short to go forward and back in history, CMD+[ and CMD+]. How do I change that to use normal back and forward button as on most mouse and other browser?
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Adobe Acrobat shortcut conflict with cmd + arrow

Although ⌘ + right arrow or ⌘ + left arrow are the standard Mac shortcuts for the beginning and end of the line, in Adobe Acrobat these are the shortcuts for next and previous view. While using Adobe ...
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Make the Keyboard on OSX and windows behave identically regarding text editing

I work as a developer and exclusively use the keyboard for text selection and navigation. I have to switch between windows and OSX a lot. Is there any way to make the OSX keyboard behave like windows ...
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Override system hotkeys (shortcuts) for switching between apps and tabs in MacOS 10.15

I am using MacOS 10.15.6 and already setup keyboard's system preferences to swap modifier keys. I swap Command and Control keys already. At the moment, with this new re-map applied, I must hit, ...
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Create shortcut button to Enable Voice Control

Is there anyway I can create a shortcut button and place it on the tool bar for: System Preferences > Voice Control > Enable Voice Control? Is there already a keyboard shortcut for this? After ...
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How can I iterate local files and perform an 'import photo' action in ipad Shortcut?

I have a bunch of photo currently sitting in my ipad, organized by date 01, 02... to 31. First of all I don't see any existing action in Shortcut in that allows me to iterate local file. Is it ...
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Get a menu of windows that are open with command-` like you have with command-tab

This is one of my biggest frustrations on mac, Im thinking about disabling nested windows because of it- if thats even possible When I hold command-tab I see a nice menu of the open apps I have. I can ...
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Air plane mode schedule

Is there any way to schedule airplane mode in iPhone? I create an automation in shortcut But it’s send me a notification and I should to run that manually and it won’t work automatically. Is there any ...
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Global hotkey not working in Chrome or Intellij

I'm trying to create a global hotkey which can be used with any application open. Currently the shortcut is ^ Control⌘ Command⌥ Option⇧ ShiftP, though I've tried a few other keys as well. With most of ...
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Keyboard shortcut to quicksave Tomb Raider II

Usually, with the Aspyr Media version of Tomb Raider II on MacOS (newest version), you save game with Fn+F5 and load game with Fn+F6 on the Macbook Pro 2016. However, this frustratingly overlaps ...
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Custom app keyboard shortcuts: different commands with the same name

I've created some custom keyboard shortcuts for Sketch within system preferences: I'd like to create some additional shortcuts, but what do I do when the commands have the same name within the ...
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How to assign a shortcut key to Control-Command-B?

I notice that I cannot assign the key combination Control-Command-B as a shortcut key for any application like Emacs, Spectacle. When setting this key combination into the Preferences of Spectacle, ...
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Make a global shortcut for a particular app

From Apple KB - Use global keyboard shortcuts on Mac, Note: You can create keyboard shortcuts only for existing menu commands. You cannot define keyboard shortcuts for general purpose tasks such as ...
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When switching window with cmd+tab, focus not on open finder window, but on original monitor

Issue summary: Finder window not in focus after switching to it with cmd-tab Background: I'm using two monitors, A and B. I have 1 Finder window open only on B. Steps to reproduce: I start off on ...
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Spotify Mac: Is there way to “Like” currently playing song using a shortcut?

I don't want to open spotify app every time to like the song i'm listening. I'd like to just press a global shortcut button to like current song while working in another app. Is there way to do it?
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Toggle between two most recent windows of the same app in Mac

We know that using Command + ` (Cmd + backtick) will allow you to switch between windows of the same app. Suppose I have 5 windows of Chrome and I want to toggle between two most recent windows of ...

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