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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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Shortcuts of split view

I just learned the feature of split view, does anyone know if there are shortcuts for that (moving a window to the left/right half of the screen)? If not, is there anyway to set up shortcuts?
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Is there a keyboard shortcut for “Show Hidden Files” in the Finder in El Cap? [duplicate]

Related: Hotkey to show hidden files and folders in File Open dialog? Looks like there was a keyboard shortcut for it. But in 10.11.6 all I get when I press Cmd Shift . is the bonk sound. Is that ...
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Xcode: Jump back within file?

Let's assume: I'm looking at function foo. Inside foo, a function bar is called. I follow bar to the definition (in the same file) to see what it does. Now I want to go back to foo Is there a ...
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Keyboard Shortcut For Replacing File Within Finder?

Lets say that I just captured a screenshot called "screenshot.jpg" and I have a folder of screenshots called "screenshots". Screenshots └ Work.jpg └ School.jpg └ Misc.jpg I want to take this ...
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Rearranging spaces in macOS in a more “automatic” fashion

I'm looking for a way to swap Mission Control space n to space m, by means of a keyboard shortcut or a terminal command as to make this process more automated/automate-able. With this, I am not trying ...
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macOS Sierra mysteriously capturing keyboard shortcuts involving Cmd-Ctrl-Alt

I recently noticed that certain keyboard combinations involving Cmd+Ctrl+Alt (Cmd+Ctrl+Opt) are captured by my Mac but cannot figure out what is doing the capturing. For example, Cmd+Ctrl+Alt+j/; both ...
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MacOS Sierra - Automator/Shortcut to disable proxy?

Our company policy allows us to use the company laptop for personal matters, but of course, the proxy prevents us to visit some sites like Netflix etc. So I frequently disable the proxy - I'd like to ...
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What is the shortcut to hide the navigator view in Apple Keynote?

I want to show only the slide, without the left-side slide thumbnails in the Navigator View. How can this view be made hidden? I am on Keynote version 7.3.1 (5249) Thanks
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Activate PressAndHold for LibreOffice or OpenOffice

With most apps on my macos (TextEdit, TextWrangler, Skype, WeChat, Mail, Xcode, Android Studio, Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc.) when I hold down a letter like E, I get the choice of accents to use from ...
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iTunes “Show Artwork” keyboard shortcut?

Does one exist? Can one be made? I've tried adding variations of "Show Artwork" to Syst Prefs / Keyboard / Shortcuts / App Shortcuts / iTunes, to naught. The default operation to toggle view of the ...
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Hide Preview Icon in dock after `cmd+w`

I usually close stuff with cmd+w but if I do that with Preview it keep the program open in the Dock even if the file was closed. I know that using cmd+q will do the trick but I'd like to have the ...
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Where are force click preferences stored?

Similar to others, I experience the issue where Force Click does not work to bring up the look up window, even in native Apple apps such as Safari. However, in a secondary user account, Force Click ...
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Assigning global keyboard shotcuts for cross-application behaviour?

On PC: To open Chrome, the command was Win+3, a new window was Shift+Win+3. It just occurred to me how much I relied on this. How can I have something as beautiful and simple as this on Mac? It ...
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How to disable transpose shortcut?

How can I disable the system transpose (Ctrl+T) shortcut? Note: I'm using a MacBook Pro running High Sierra (10.13.1) I've tried searching online, stack overflow, etc. and tried everything I could ...
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Sublime Text Ctrl C copy

I am using a PC keyboard with a Macbook Pro, and I'm trying to get Sublime Text to behave like it does on Linux in terms of keyboard shortcuts. I copied the default keybindings file from Linux, which ...
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iPhone keyboard text replacements lost

I recently upgraded an iPhone from iOS 9.3 to iOS 11.1. Then I had to upgrade all the installed applications (about 60). A few weeks later, when I needed to write m² I typed my old defined shortcut ...
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How can I add shortcuts to Adobe Illustrator?

If I try to add shortcuts to Adobe Illustrator, when I select the app (inside the folder /Applications/Adobe\ Illustrator CC 2017) I get the following message: You cannot add keyboard shortcuts for ...
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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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Leave superscript mode in Mac Grapher

Mac Grapher has is a keyboard shortcut for entering superscripts: use the ^ key. For instance, you can type x^2 to get the expression x2. Once I've entered superscript mode, how do I leave ...
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Why can't I quit Finder with the shortcut (cmd+q) [duplicate]

I usually quit my applications with the shortcut Command Q but it doesn't work for the Finder app. I can hide it with Command H but I can't quit it. Any suggestion to solve this?
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How to add a keyboard shortcut for Insert Equation for Word 2016?

I tried Word >> Tools >> Customize Keyboard >> EquationInsert, but I can't seem to modify the "Press new keyboard shortcut" box. I also tried System Preferences >> Keyboard >> Shortcuts >> App ...
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I've somehow enabled overtype mode in Slack and I can't get back to insert mode

No, dear readers, as the Internet might have you believe, none of these things work on a 2017 Macbook Pro, the kind with the touchbar: Fn+Enter Fn+M Fn+. Fn+Option+Enter Somehow, someway, when I was ...
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What is this right-arrow line symbol in the iOS simulator?

The iOS simulator sometimes shows me a keyboard shortcut helper when I spam Command-Shift-H in an attempt to close an app, and one of the shortcuts (the one I need) includes this symbol, but I don't ...
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Keyboard shortcut is triggered for many times automatically

Possibly after upgraded to High Sierra, I found that whenever I send a keyboard shortcut (e.g. ⌘+W to close the current tab in Safari), the shortcut is triggered for many times automatically and for ...
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Create keyboard shortcuts for touch bar's functions

I have broken the touch bar in my MacBook Pro 13". Only the ESC key keeps working. Replacing the touch bar may be expensive so I'd like to know if it is possible to replace its functions with ...
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Sierra Automator KeyboardViewer App Shortcut

KeyboardViewer app is saved from this AppleScript. on run {input, parameters} if application "KeyboardViewer" is running then quit application "KeyboardViewer" else activate ...
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Mission control shortcuts stopped working, how do I restart it? [duplicate]

I have the mouse gestures such as four finger swipe up shows mission control, or four finger swipe down shows current application's windows. Occasionally after the computer has been on for a while, ...
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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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Are these 4 accessibility&productivity related desktop feature available on macOS Sierra? [closed]

I switched from Linux to macOS Sierra not long ago. There are some handier features of KDE plasma over macOS. I want to know if there are alternatives for macOS. ( Better free if available ) mouse ...
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Is there any keyboard shortcut to add bookmarks in Safari?

I am simply fed-up of adding bookmarks in Safari by long pressing the plus icon beside the safari omni-box so is there any one key keyboard shortcut to add bookmarks in Safari?
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Custom shortcut for switching input sources in macOS High Sierra

I need to remap "Select the previous input source" shortcut in macOS High Sierra 10.13. I recently installed fresh macOS High Sierra removing my previous OS and I found that there is no option to ...
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Remove 'CMD+i' shortcut from Terminal

I am hoping to use CMD+i to replace esc in vim but found that CMD+i is mapped to Show Inspector. How do I remove this so that I can free up this shortcut in vim?
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Cmd+Tab with arrow keys

So, I used to be able to cycle through apps back and forth by holding cmd+tab while pressing left/right arrow keys. I can't now that I've done a fresh install of Sierra. What happens now is when I ...
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How to indent a block of text on a MacBook Pro?

In Mathematica, if I put the marker right next to a line of text and press Tab, the line indents, but if I mark a block of text and press Tab the whole text is replaces with an indent. I've tried ...
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Determine source of ⌘⌥\ being an alias of ⌘C

TL;DR, somehow ⌘⌥\ has become aliased to ⌘C on High Sierra (possibly earlier). I cannot for the life of me determine the source of this. I first noticed this when invoking 1Password Mini began ...
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Add keyboard shortcut to print custom characters

I would like to map the Alt (Option) + (a/u/o/s) to ä,ü,ö,ß Is there a native way, or a software for it?
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finder search window – functionality of keyboard shortcut changes

I use cmd + alt + spacebar to launch a new finder window on my mac. Sometimes however, instead of launching a normal finder window complete with sidebar (something like this), it instead launches a ...
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Mac use Cmd-Opt-Control-Shift-, (comma) as a hotkey

Is there a way to use CommandOptionControlShift, as hotkey? The same modifier keys (CommandOptionControlShift) work fine with letters, but I can't seem to make it do anything when using the , key. ...
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How to create a custom keyboard shortcut for this nested menu item?

I know how to create a shortcut; it is described on Apple website here. However, I came across a tricky case: I want to create a shortcut for the TextEdit application, particularly for setting the ...
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How do I change the shortcut for lock screen?

In macOS High Sierra, the new Lock Screen shortcut was added, but you can only use the shortcut ^ ⌘ Q . I'd like to change it to something more Windows-esque, like ⌘ ⌥ L . How can I go about ...
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How can I make my Windows keyboard shortcuts work on a Mac, exactly how they do on Windows?

I've yet to find a guide that is both (a) complete, and (b) compatible with recent macOS releases. I have a Windows keyboard that I'd like to set up on my Mac to work with the same shortcuts. Some ...
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How to map media keys to “short jump” in vlc?

I am trying to edit the behavior of the media key "<<" on a macbook keyboard. There is a way to map the "rewind" button to the "short jump back" function in vlc? How does mac os deal with media ...
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Can't use command+space to change input source

I have been having an issue regarding keyboard short-cut to change input source between Japanese and English on a new iMac running on Sierra. On my old Mac, I used "command+space" (Fig. 1) to change ...
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How I disable or remove shortcut global (Shift+Cmd+C)?

I use shift+cmd+x to delete line in editor vscode but sometimes I accidentally click shift+cmd+c to open a terminal. How I disable or remove this shortcut shift+cmd+c global?
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When I use Command + L I get a zsh terminal in Chrome. How can I focus on address bar in Chrome

Some how my Cmd L shortcut is assigned to another thing. How can I make it default so that it will focus on address bar in Chrome?
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Keyboard shortcut in chrome for selecting bookmark in bookmark bar

Is there a keyboard shortcut for selecting a bookmark in the bookmarks bar in chrome? Like you can press f6 in windows and it selects the first bookmark and if you follow by pressing enter it navigate ...
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How can I make iTerm2 *cd* into a directory by clicking on *ls* results?

Would it be possible to make some sort of remap where command-clicking or highlighting some text in the terminal triggers iTerm2 to attempt to cd <text>? Would make life somewhat easier when ...
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Large text selection doesn't work

In macOS, one can select text quickly and precisely using shortcuts. Pressing SHIFT and the arrow keys will select one character at a time (← →) or one line (↑, ↓) at a time. And pressing ALT and ...
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keyboard shortcut to rename the title of terminal?

I have switched from Ubuntu to macOS (Sierra 10.12.5) recently and I am missing few very basic keyboard shortcut in the terminal. I used to open multiple terminal in tabs and set name of each tab ...