Questions tagged [shortcut]

Series of one or several keys that invoke some software/os action when triggered by the user

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Is there a way to set another shortcut for “Eject” in the Finder without using a third-party application?

I use that shortcut system-wide for something else. Unfortunately although you can set menu item shortcuts from the settings, you can set it for a specific menu item. That means I can set it for Eject,...
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Keyboard shortcut for locking screen in macOS Sierra?

In previous versions of OSX, I could use Ctrl Shift Power on my built in keyboard, or Ctrl Shift Eject on my (old) Apple bluetooth keyboard to lock the screen. After upgrading to Sierra, that ...
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Enabling word completion by ESC key

In Cocoa applications (for instance, TextEdit) there used to be a completion functionality by which, pressing the esc, or ⌥+esc (apparently, it depends on Mac OS X versions), a list of possible ...
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How can I re-enable the (display) sleep shortcut on macOS Sierra?

After upgrading to macOS Sierra the sleep keyboard shortcut doesn't work anymore. How do I re-enable it? [Edit] I was using (cmd+opt+eject) before, apparently it's (ctrl+shift+eject) after the ...
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Switch to different app in different desktop instead same desktop

I have 2 windows of Chrome opened in Display 1 & 3. Beside that, there is Terminal run in Display 1. Display 2 has some windows from other apps. In this case, I offten switch between Terminal in ...
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Application Keyboard Shortcut not overriding

I want to always paste text without its format. Many applications, like Numbers in my case, have a shortcut for that being shift+alt+command+v. Now, that's pretty many keys to press at once so I ...
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Is there any way to use backspace/enter natively to go up/down in Finder.app?

In macOS, it is hard to constantly press ⌘↑ and ⌘↓ while navigating to go up/down in the folder hierarchy. Is there any way to natively achieve this in using the Backspace or Enter keys respectively ...
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New Smart Folder keyboard shortcut doesn't work

For some reason the keyboard shortcut for New Smart Folder doesn't work for me in Finder and I can't figure out why. I have quit every program I use that can modify shortcuts - Alfred2, ...
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iTunes keyboard shortcut service only works when in focus

I have created an Applescript that will favorite the current track. I saved it as a service, and gave it a shortcut. on run {input, parameters} tell application "iTunes" set loved of ...
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Highlight and immediately speak selected text in one click - Text To Speech on Mac

I am a very heavy text to speech user on the Mac. Every time I use text to speech I have to triple click the paragraph to select it, and then hit option escape to activate text to speech. I wish that ...
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How do I create a desktop shortcut for VNC?

I connect to my Raspberry Pi with VNC from my MacBook, however to do that every time I have to open the Finder, then select Go from the menu, then Connect to server. I am looking forward for having a ...
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Revert archived files to specified locations like Downloads, Documents and Desktop

I'm working on two projects, let's call them Project1 and Project2. This week I'll be working on Project1. The files of Project1 on which I'll be working are stored at different place on my PC - ...
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What did I just do with the trackpad to make my window take up half the desktop?

I was just clicking with the trackpad - I wasn't doing anything else, and my fingers moved a little and somehow my Google Chrome window took up the left half of the screen. What did I do here?
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Selecting different letters like “ä” and “õ” on IPhone SE

I have to press and hold the the default letter "a" for example which then opens another list of modified letters which I can then choose If I slide my finger without lifting it up to the "ä". I find ...
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Binding any key combination to move spaces shortcuts

Is it possible to edit the keyboard shortcuts so it can be a combination of a modifier key and a mouse button? I would like to change Move left a space to Shift+Mouse 5 and Move right a space to ...
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CMD + ` to switch between windows on Turkish keyboard

I have a Macbook Pro with Turkish keyboard layout and I haven't been able to find what the equivalent shortcut combination for command+` to switch between windows, especially on Chrome. Does anyone ...
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Keyboard shortcut for right-click in current cursor position on OS X? ('Menu Key' on Windows)

On windows computers there is often a key for this. Called the 'Menu Key' There is also a keyboard shortcut in windows, when the key is missing. Shift + F10 A similar request was made here but the ...
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Disable 'find cursor' shortcut in iTerm2

By default iTerm2 uses shortcut ⌘/ to find cursor on screen. And I want the sortcut ⌘/ to apply to another action. But I can't find out how to do this on new version of iTerm2. How to disable find ...
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Is there any keyboard shortcut to switch my mouse cursor from one desktop to another?

I have connected my macBookPro multiples screens from left to right, 1,2,3,4,5... Is there any keyboard shortcut to just move my cursor from monitor 1 to monitor 5 without me needing to drag my mouse ...
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Control-Command-Space opens Search

When I use the Cmd ⌘ Ctrl ⌃ Space , It does not open the Emoji viewer, but opens a 'Search My Mac' in the Finder.
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Spotlight search shortcuts to launch apps

I want to be able to open Spotlight and launch specific apps without touching my mouse or scroll down through lists with the arrow key. For example, I want to press Command + Spacebar (to open ...
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How to prevent Cmd-Q from typing “q” in the new foreground app?

My background app (the one that gets activated when the current app quits) is some text editor. When I use the Cmd-Q shortcut to quit it and immediately afterwards let go of only the Cmd key, the text ...
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Why do I see words when I press shift+esc on Chrome address bar?

This list of words also appears when I put a textbox on a PDF when opened in Preview and press Esc. I suspect this has nothing to do with Chrome.
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How do I instantly lock my computer when screen saver delay is on?

I have my security preferences set up to delay for 15 minutes after screen saver turns on and then ask for a password. (I use two computers and don't always notice right away when the screensaver ...
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OS X El Captain - Terminal shortcut is not working [duplicate]

I defined a shortcut for opening a Terminal, but it isn't working. Any ideas?
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How to group certain apps and add as a stack to the Dock?

There is a set of apps I use for my job. Instead of having them individually on the dock, I'd like to have them in a "stack" all together. How can I create a stack on the dock and add these apps to ...
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Alt-Tabbing through windows

I'm used to having Alt-Tab set to cycle forward through the windows of a single app and Shift-Alt-Tab to go backwards. I had this working on Yosemite by fiddling with the shortcuts in System Settings >...
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Cycle between Mac apps and VMware 7 using cmd+tab

I am trying to understand how I could switch back and forth in a productive manner when using a combination of VMware Fusion 7 and OS X El Capitan apps. The keyboard shortcut that I am used to use ...
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Any shortcut to go to user account window? [duplicate]

Is there any keyboard shortcut to go here? EDIT: This script does not work on run {input, parameters} (* Login menu has to be the last! *) tell application "System Events" tell process "...
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Toggling between Fn and F keys per app [duplicate]

Is there a way to toggle between Fn (multimedia keys, brightness, etc) and F keys (F1, F2, ...) per app? I used to use an app that could perform this but now I just can't remember it's name. As a ...
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How can I send focused window beneath other windows like Alt+Esc do in Windows?

I don't want to minimize it (⌘+M) or hide it (⌘+H). I want other windows to be on top of my focused window when I press some shortcut or fire some macro/script/whatever. How can I achieve this?
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Change shortcut key for “Highlight URL” function in Chrome

I recently got a Mac in addition to my Linux laptop. I've tried to change around settings so that I don't have to use new shortcuts. The issue I am facing is that I use Control+L to highlight the URL ...
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Show desktop shortcut in El Capitan?

I can't find a shortcut that's working on my MacBook Air. In Windows you can either click the rightmost part of the task bar to show the desktop or hit Windows+D to show the desktop. How do I do this ...
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Change shortcut to change input source (keyboard language)

I'm trying to change the keyboard combination to change the input source from Option-Command-Space / Command-Space to any other combination. I am not able to find any solution for that. Is it possible ...
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Search for link in Mail and click on it without using the mouse

Sometimes I receive an e-mail, which contains a link that I have to follow. I would like to be able to follow this link without having to reach for the mouse. I can locate the link with a search (cmd +...
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Mac OS X El Capitan, Option key alone as keyboard shortcut

I am using Macbook Air Mid2012 with El Captian 10.11.3 version. I have two languages installed (two input sources). Currently my shortcut to toggle the language input is "CMD + space." I would like ...
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Text shortcuts reset to older settings in System Preferences

I use the Text shortcuts replace function provided by Mac OS X's System Preferences' Keyboard panel quite often. It helps me type things faster in most applications, such as my phone number, my full ...
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How to specify between identical menu command names when making custom shortcuts.

I commonly set custom keyboard shortcuts in System Prefs. I tried setting a shortcut (command-shift-a, mirroring command-shift-j to move to junk) for Mail app to move messages to archive, since the ...
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Keyboard shortcut to kill an unresponsive App on Mac OS X

Today I faced really tight situation on my Mac with Skype (yes, again!) - it went unresponsive, and was not reacting on standard shortcuts, and I wasn't managed to close the app by standard means. I ...
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How to make [return] behave as a [return] within Messages, Skype…

I am using Messages on both Macs & iPhones and I am typing a lot of E-mails. Within all these environment I am used to the normal behaviour of the return key. Within Messages this key doesn't ...
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How to define a (ideally: global) keyboard shortcut for a particular letter plus diacritic?

Is there a way to define (OSX natively, or alternatively: through some program) a global keyboard shortcut for a single letter plus diacritic, say: ctrl+alt+A gives "ä", ideally globally? Note: I am ...
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Disable Ctrl-H, Ctrl-P, and other Mac keyboard shortcuts

On GUIs with editable text focused on Mac I cannot seem to remap ctrlP and ctrlH to shortcuts I want. In IntelliJ I am trying to map my VIM ctrl shortcuts (ctrlH next tab, ctrlP open file). When I ...
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How can I open a Terminal window directly from my current Terminal location?

Related to How can I open a Terminal window directly from my current Finder location?, I would like to have a terminal window open in one location, and open another one. E.g. under Linux, I could be ...
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Create custom Terminal shortcuts

I'm working a lot with SSH connections to servers, by for example forwarding localports or just establishing SSH connection to manage some servers. For this I would like to be able to create some ...
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Deactivate shortcut launching airplay

Everytime I use cmd + shift + p (which is used in a lot of advanced text editor like sublime to open the command palette) my mac opens a window . I don't want this mac to be connected to airplay. I'...
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Shortcut for jumping between words in Sublime Text 2 wanted

I want to jump between words in a text editor (e.g. Sublime Text 2). In Windows, I can use Ctrl-Left or Ctrl-Right. What is the shortcut on Mac?
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Shortcut for right click on underlined misspelled words [duplicate]

As many I tend to misspell some words when I type. OS X is being nice and underlines them letting me know that something was not right, if use a mouse and right click on the underlined word a menu ...
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Is there a complete list of all hidden keyboard shortcuts in OSX?

I keep discovering keyboard shortcuts that are not listed anywhere under preferences. For example, I discovered here that ⌥ ALT⌘ CmdE will eject all partitions on a disk when a partition is selected. ...
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How to move an opened file to trash?

It's possible to move files to trash via Finder with ⌘⌫. But if i have an opened file (e.g. pdf or txt), is there any way to directly move it to trash without first closing it and finding it in Finder?...
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keyboard shortcuts doesn't work on 'screen sharing'

I'm using 'screen sharing' to control my remote personal macbook from the iMac @ work. However, the shortcut for switching languages is not working (command + space), and i need to do it the hard ...