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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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What's the MacOS equivalent for Ctrl+Shift+V?

If you use the keyboard shortcut Control + Shift + V on Windows, it usually pastes the text from the clipboard without formatting. Is there an equivalent shortcut for macOS?
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User-defined shortcut doesn't work properly

I want to add a shortcut to "Advanced Search" option in the Zotero reference manager but user-defined shortcut doesn't work unless I click the edit button first. Here, you can see shortcut is assigned ...
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Where is the Tilde Symbol on Swiss Mac Layout (Home Folder Symbol)?

Where is the tilde symbol (~) located on a Swiss mac keyboard? Is there a shortcut to easily generate it?
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Different scales (or resolutions) for different apps in the same screen?

Today my cat stepped on my keyboard and somehow changed the scale of one app. The problem is that scale of the display is globally the same what changed was the overall resolution of my app. In the ...
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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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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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Is there a way to re-enable “old-style” quit in Chrome? [duplicate]

I've just turned on my old Macbook for the first time in a couple years and found that now I have to hold command + Q in order to quit Chrome, whereas I used to be able to just tap it. I prefer the ...
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Is there a way to resize Dock in macOS using keyboard shortcuts?

I would like to be able to resize the Dock in macOS strictly using keybindings. Ideally, this would be incrementally and work similar to the way that volume/brightness increase/decrease keys work. I ...
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Any repo with universal key bindings for mac app?

Is there some repo/github that would have keybinding files for apps that could be imported to provide a some-what consistent shortcut experience across apps? Example: keybinding files for Sublime, ...
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Keyboard shortcut to show/hide hidden files in Finder in macOS Mojave [duplicate]

In macOS Sierra, it used to be Command + Shift + .. But that does not appear to work in macOS Mojave. Has something changed? What is the keyboard shortcut to show/hide hidden files in Finder without ...
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Euro sign with “US International - PC” keyboard layout on Mac OSX

What it the shortcut to get an Euro sign with "US International - PC" keyboard layout?
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MacOS - can I disable F12, Ctrl-Left Arrow, Ctrl-Right Arrow?

I am using Microsoft Remote Desktop in my MacOS, the Windows is opened in full window so it has its own virtual desktop. My Windows application heavily uses F12, Ctrl-Left Arrow and Ctrl-Right Arrow. ...
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Why are there two <Command> + I shortcuts in preview?

I'm used to using Preview for simple edits to images - cropping, censoring, highlighting, rotating - and I try to use shortcuts as much as possible. Previously I would use Cmd + I to show the ...
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How can I view a list of system and application keyboard shortcuts?

I often find applications that use conflicting keyboard shortcuts and it is difficult and time-consuming to determine which shortcuts are conflicting. Are there any applications or commands that can ...
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Text selection shortcuts for Finder different in macOS 10.14 Mojave [duplicate]

To test/reproduce: Open a Finder window with multiple tabs and highlight an item (file/folder). Then press return to begin editing the name of the item. On previous versions of macOS, the following ...
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Intellij's shortcut command+shift+A conflict with mac's shortcut

When I type command+shift+A in mac, it will start the screenshot of mac, it is very frustrating. I am using mac High Sierra (10.13), and I didn't find way to change the shortcut, can anyone help me on ...
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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 to change the Shift+Click hotkey in Safari?

I want Shift + Click to open hyperlinks in a new window. The default Safari hotkeys are quite bad: Shift + Click adds a hyperlink to the Reading List. Command + Option + Shift + Click opens ...
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Home/End keys to simulate Windows behavior in different contexts

Going to Mac from Windows is mostly a nice experience for me, but one thing I struggle with massively is keyboard shortcuts. I am a programmer and I use them a lot. I have mapped most of them to my ...
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Trigger iOS Siri shortcut from a Mac

I tried to ask Siri to run my shortcut from my MacBook pro but it did not work... Does anyone know if it is possible to run a IOS shortcut from a Mac?
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How to select “Don't save” with keyboard in this dialog? [duplicate]

Whenever I close a file with unsaved changes, Sublime Text displays this dialog: (Note that Save is selected by default) In Windows, I would press "N" for "no" to close without saving changes, but ...
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How to use default (english) shortcuts on Mac in german language?

My problem is following: my Mac is localised german and I use an "ABC-Extended" keyboard layout (I do mostly programming and german puts important characters on annoying key combinations). Anyway I ...
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macvim shortcut ( and in general)

In my quest to understand how to indent & unindent on MacVim using elegant shortcuts that are built-in... I couldn't figure how. The following links explain that > < keys will be handy, but ...
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Change shortcut of <Copy “xxx”> in finder

I've managed to change shortcut of "Copy" to ^C for most applications by going to "keyboard->shortcut". But in Finder, the "copy" menu item is dynamic, like Copy "documents", I don't know how to ...
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Running services with keyboard shortcuts has a 0.5 second delay

I've created app launchers for certain apps in Automator and assigned keyboard shortcuts from the Keyboard Preferences menu. When I use these shortcuts I get a 1/2 a second delay. It seems like it's ...
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What's the difference between Minimize and Hide, between Maximize and Fullscreen, and what are all the keyboard shortcuts for these?

What’s the difference between Maximized and Fullscreen? Minimized and Hidden? Where did my window go? How do I get it back? As a newbie convert from Windows my ideas about what can happen to ...
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Is it a good practice to create a desktop shortcut on mac?

I have been installing some popular software for Mac and observed that installation packages do not create a desktop shortcut as they often do on windows. What is good practice to follow: Should I ...
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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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how to set default all hotkey in mac

I want to return default all keyboard hotkey Now my mac command + w is Screen Brightness up command + e is Screen Brightness down but i want to command + w is close this app (default) can anyone ...
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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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keyboard shortcut is driving me crazy, how do I get rid of it?

I use the keyboard shortcut CommandOptionL to lock my machine. For the most part this works, but not if Chrome is in focus. In Chrome, when I use that combination, it opens the "Downloads" page in a ...
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iTerm2 shortcut for deleting selected

I've set some shortcuts in iTerm2, but I cannot find how to set MS Windows style cut functionality. I want to select some text (which I am able to) and then cut/past it somewhere else. I want also to ...
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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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How to open any program from the terminal [duplicate]

Often in the terminal I want to open a specific file (since I've already browsed to the right directory). A few programs I have come with their own links ready, like subl index.html will open ...
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How to automatically trigger a iOS Shortcut (based on location/calendar)

I've done a lot of research and it looks like the only way to run Apple iOS shortcuts is manually - i.e. you have to manually do the trigger - either by pressing a button, getting Siri to do it (by '...
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Display an overlay while a hotkey is pressed

I have recently switched to a keyboard with a particular layout, and I'd like to setup a system-wide keyboard shortcut to display an image overlay on the screen while pressed. This image would be a ...
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Enable alarm in Shortcuts

I'd like to create a bedtime shortcut, which activates my alarms and activate Do Not Disturb on my iPhone. When I choose the clock app inside the Shortcut creator, I only have the option create alarm,...
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Hotkey Toggling between Private & Non-Private browser window?

Consider two Safari windows: one private, the other not. There may be more than one tab in the window. The goal is to toggle between the two windows (not the tabs) with a hotkey. Does such a ...
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Printing directly from Finder with Print Dialog?

Looking for a way to start printing a PDF directly from the macos Finder with a keyboard shortcut (e.g. Cmd + P), but instead of sending it directly to the printer, opening the Print Dialog. Can I ...
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Change Command+Period Keyboard Shortcut

I would like to change the Terminal interrupt keyboard shortcut to ideally Command+Shift+C. Just this shortcut solely. Is there a feasible way to do this?
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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 can I make ctrl+right/left arrow jump words in Visual Studio Code

My fingers are programmed to use ctrl+right arrow to jump a word forward, ctrl+left arrow to jump a word back, in Terminal. I have disabled Mission Control. I can not figure out how to get this ...
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How to sync keyboard shortcuts setting of Mac OS X from one computer to another? [duplicate]

I have two Macbooks, and I set up many keyboard shortcuts for different applications. Now I am trying to sync these settings from one Macbook to another through git, which introduced by Atlassian. ...
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IntelliJ IDEA - how to enable keyboard shortcuts

I have IntelliJ IDEA and a MacBook Pro with an Italian keyboard. I want only be able to use keyboard shortcuts. I see for example that I should be able to comment a block of lines with: alt + cmd + ...
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Change keyboard shortcut for hard refresh in Google Chrome for macOS

I'm used to using F5 to refresh a webpage in browser. On Mac, I found a way to change the keyboard shortcut for refreshing. Under System Preferences → Keyboard → Shortcuts → App Shortcuts, I added ...
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Mac equivalent of ALT+010 for Windows (Replace Carriage Return/Line Breaks)

I'm trying to do a find and replace in Excel 2016 for Mac, to replace all line breaks with a space. On Windows I'd do CTRL+R for find and replace, then hold the alt key and type 010 which would ...
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Shortcuts for “Overview” and “Scan” buttons in Image Capture

I was manually scanning a couple of documents. It's tedious work, partly because it's manual, and party because I needed to make an overview scan first and then the actual scan in Image Capture. This ...
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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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Shortcut to rename multiple files in the Finder

In the Finder, it is possible to rename the selected file by pressing the "Enter" key. When multiple files are selected, it is possible to batch rename them using some simple rules by right clicking ...
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Terminal tab number shortcuts completely messed in High Sierra

I use tabs in terminal.app quite a lot, and often close and open new tabs as I run different tasks. I'm very used to switching through tabs using the same shortcut as I use in Chrome and textmate, ...