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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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A problem when changing the language [closed]

There's is a problem when changing the language on my MacBook Air, if I need to change the language I have to press ⌘+space not once, but I have to press it twice if I need to change the language ...
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How do I add a Send to Myself link in the Share menu of iOS?

in iOS, when I'm reading an article or when I see a picture I want to save, I just click on Share and use Mail to send it to my own email box. During a few days I had the opportunity to send it to my ...
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What are all possible ways a keyboard shortcut could be bound in Safari?

What are all of the ways a keyboard shortcut could be bound in Safari? I am aware of the following: The app’s own standard shortcuts System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts > App Shortcuts > All ...
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Keyboard shortcut to partition screen

I've recently started using a Macbook on a new job (macOS 10.15), coming from a Windows 10, and then more a Ubuntu background. A feature that both Windows 10 and Ubuntu had was the ability to have ...
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Powerpoint Keyboard Shortcut to “Save as Picture…” for selected item

I use ppt all the time to make quick images for export as png, jpg, etc... To export, I right-click on the object and choose "Save as Picture..." This avoids the layers of menus File-->Export-->etc... ...
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Keynote keyboard shortcut to navigate between objects on a slide

If I am typing in the Title box and I want to keep my hands on the keyboard, is there a shortcut for me to navigate to the next text box or bulleted list (or whatever) on the screen without having to ...
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Shortcut go to folder containing the file opened in TextEdit

I know that I could right click on the window title to have the folder path but the question is specifically to use a keyboard shortcut. Maybe is there a way through the creation of an Automator ...
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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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Creating keyboard shortcuts for Terminal

Just to ensure that what I am saying is getting clearly across, I am not referring to things like iCanHazShortcut that allows you to execute a command anywhere through a keyboard shortcut. I wanted ...
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Built-in way to mute audio on Catalina?

Question: I need a short cut to mute my mac without using the touchbar, so no sound of taking a snapshot of my screen(cmd+shift+5 and control-click). I don't like third-party software I want a built-...
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Change keyboard shortcut for cycling application windows [duplicate]

Bear in mind this is a different issue to the following: Changing keyboard shortcut for cycling through windows? (Lion) As I am looking to change the shortcut that cycles through different ...
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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 decrease size of window?

I am trying to decrease the size of a given window, vertically. I have to manually hover over the top edge of the window, wait for the double arrow to show up, then pull down. Very annoying and time-...
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External keyboard inserting characters when typing fast

I'm using a Kinesis Freestyle2 Blue keyboard with my 2019 MacBook Pro, and I'm experiencing some strange behavior. With the fn key activated, the key combination cd, when typed quickly, causes ...
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Settings on keyboard shortcuts to switch input sources do not sustain

I would like to use control+space to switch input methods in MacOS Catalina. Every time in the Keyboard/Input sources settings I check both boxes but after rebooting they become unchecked. How can I ...
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I know how to Create a shortcut (.txt) File in Finder, but I want to take it far a little bit [coding help]

I've followed John for creating a new filetext and have it pop up with a shortcut. https://apple.stackexchange.com/a/129702 But once I hit my shortcut, a window opens for renaming the file, then I'll ...
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Keyboard shortcut to decrease playback speed on YouTube doesn't work with Chrome (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 is the keyboard shortcut to insert text in Preview

I have consulted the official shortcuts documentation and browsed various other resources on Preview shortcuts but have not found the magical key combination. The Toolbar is singularly unhelpful in ...
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Why is CTRL + = shortcut blocked?

When I'm e.g. in the Terminal and press CTRL^= I get the "invalid key sound". I need to bind this shortcut to a Terminal app, but it doesn't work. Just get this sound and it's not evaluated. What's ...
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macOS: Keyboard shortcut for switching between two apps in split-view

This has been asked in the past, but the last time this question was asked was in 2015 and I hope things have changed in the meanwhile. I'm essentially using two (different) apps side-by-side in ...
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Want to add keyboard shortcut to open selected file with specific mac app

I want to select a file and press a key combo to open the selected file with a specific application that's installed on my mac running Catalina. I don't want to always open this file type with this ...
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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 Open the Profile Management Window Every Time You Open Chrome?

Chrome allows multiple people to use Chrome on the same computer, with each profile having its own custom bookmarks, settings, and accounts. By default, Chrome opens to the profile used the last time ...
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Is there any way to define custom hotkeys for “deep” options, in system preferences > keyboard > shortcut? [duplicate]

I'm using photoshop-like program, what I want to do is binding a simple combination of keys, to the option in the app's command bar. ...but the problem is, there is another option which have ...
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What's causing inadvertent “leave page” commands when typing in browser window?

An annoying thing mostly, but occasionally results in data loss. It happens when I am typing - as I am now - in a browser window in Firefox on my MacBook Pro (2016, Mojave 10.14.6). When I'm typing ...
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Possible to have WinKey + Number equivalent in Mac for faster app switching

In windows we can easily switch/open an app in the taskbar by doing WinKey + <order of the app in the taskbar> (e.g. WinKey+1 will open/switch the 1st app) Just to provide more context. I'm ...
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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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Keyboard shortcut to select text *in a browser (Chrome)* till the end (or beginning) of a line

Looking for a keyboard shortcut to select text in a browser (Chrome) till the end (or beginning) of a line. According to Apple Support the keyboard shortcut SHIFT-CMD-RIGHTARROW is meant to ...
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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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How to import a Shortcut workflow without iCloud?

With iOS 13.x it is no longer possible to share Shortcuts. Unfortunately Apple removed support to import a Shortcut via email or external link. We are using multiple devices in supervised mode. iCloud ...
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How to make the “Make New Sticky Note” shortcut work?

In 10.15 System Preferences>Keyboard>Shortcuts>Services there is a shortcut for "Make New Sticky Note" that can be enabled. However, enabling it and trying the shortcut results in no action. I hoped/...
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How to get keyboard shortcut for downloads folder work again after deleting downloads folder?

I tried to get my downloads folder synced with iCloud and followed this tutorial: How to sync an additional folder to iCloud Drive similar to how macOS Sierra does it? However, I did not like the ...
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Disable Command-Period as Cancel

I have recently replaced my MacBook with a newer one, and now the key bindings I have in some applications that are bound to Command-Period no longer work (and instead invoke the "Cancel" action - as ...
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Some hotkeys not working for certain apps

I'm trying to understand why select hotkeys will not work in certain apps. For example, Command+ will not work in WhatsApp to make text bigger, and CommandControlF will not work in Joplin to make it ...
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How to create keyboard shortcut for WiFi toggle? [duplicate]

I want to create keyboard shortcut for Turning ON WiFi when it is turned OFF, and vice versa.
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Logitech MX Keys: sleep mode keyboard shortcut

I am using the Logitech MX Keys which is great. Since there is no Eject/Power key I miss some shortcuts, specifically Option–Command–Media Eject. Is there a way to put my Mac to Sleep mode with this ...
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Custom Shortcut on Mac Doesn't Play Sound

I've been playing around with custom keyboard shortcuts on my Mac, and I've constructed one using Automator that is supposed to pick and play a sound from a small folder. This was achieved using an ...
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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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Finder shortcut for new TAB

I thought command ⌘+T was for new tab in finder but it keeps opening Terminal instead. How can I activate a new Tab in Finder with keyboard shortcut ?
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how do I switch option + f to [next word] instead of ƒ

on macos high Sierra I want to switch option + f to [next word] instead of ƒ. How do I do that? For example in the bear text editing app, I’d love this affordance. How can I change the key mappings ...
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macOS Music: Keyboard shortcuts: How to exit search? How to view library songs?

I'm used to viewing my library songs and hitting command-f to filter the list. Since upgrading from iTunes to Music this year, command-f triggers the bizarre new search that gives results as bubbles ...
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Keyboard shortcut to sleep a Mac's touchbar

I am looking for a quick way to make the touchbar go to sleep, without having to wait. When I use my computer in a dark environment I don’t know how to disable the bright touchbar. I just want to see ...
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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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Can I search images on Safari using a text in the text field on a third-party app using shortcut?

I would like to search a list of images (either on Safari or Google Chrome) on iOS, from a text that is in a text field on a third-party app. In details: Use a third-party dictionary app to search ...
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Use Single Shortcut Key to Close Windows

Some windows can be closed with ⌘+w while others require the Esc key. How do you create a single key shortcut (maybe with caps lock?) that can close both types? A built-in solution in Mojave and ...
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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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Keyboard shortcut flashes my display

If I press the keyboard shorcut Cmd-Opt-Shft-Ctrl-W from any app it seems to flash my entire display. I believe this started with Catalaina but I could be wrong. I thought at first it was Keyboard ...
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Shortcut for mirroring touch bar

I would like to see an emulated touchbar on my iMac. I randomly pressed the shotcut for it, but I don't know, which it was and I couldn't find it one the internet either. Btw., I don't use an Apple ...

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