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Navigating to pop-up without a mouse

(By way of background I have been helping a local blind child learn coding. He's switching schools from a Windows based school to a Mac based school so I am trying to familiarise myself with VoiceOver ...
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Is is possible to use Xcode's touchbar without Xcode?

Xcode (or at least Xcode 9.2) has a virtual touchbar that you can launch by pressing Command+Shift+5. This virtual touchbar works on all applications that support it, and is always on top (of every ...
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Xcode delete subword/word forward/backword eating empty space

This is really weird behaviour. Any editor I use treats empty space as a word and does not skip it. By empty space I mean newlines, tabs, spaces, etc. Now what was for me always just a press of one ...
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Xcode completion menu not completing on enter, I have to use mouse/touchpad cursor and click there...

Xcode completion menu not completing on enter, I have to use mouse/touchpad cursor and click there, so its quite annoying. How can I just autocomplete by keyboard ? Is this some miss-configuration of ...
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Prevent closing of entire Xcode window on Command-W when "Quick Open" menu is open

I have an Xcode window open with many tabs. I want to open a file through Quick Open (⇧⌘O). When I decide to close the Quick Open menu and also close the current tab that I'm on, I'll press Esc to ...
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Cannot cmd-click or option-click code in Xcode and other applications with non-Apple keyboard

I have recently acquired a mechanical keyboard Corsair K70 (non RGB model) and have successfully used it with macOS Sierra (10.12.6). Everything works as expected with the exception of certain ...
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Apple Xcode: remapping camera's Pan, Orbit and Dolly controls in SceneKit module

I'd like to remap the following camera controls in SceneKit module of Xcode 9.2 (I'm coding in Swift): panning – alt + LMB orbiting – LMB dollying – alt + MMB Pan drags the virtual camera ...
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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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Xcode: debug step into key conflict (F7)

I'm trying to debug using Xcode and how can I use Step Into (F7 key) with an external keyboard (not available FN key)? If I click F7 iTunes restart current song... Any clue?
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CMD + = shortcut on non standard USA keyboard (bluetooth)?

I need to execute a shortcut key of CMD + =, problem is that the = on my keyboard (non usa, european) it is obtained by pressing the Shift on the 0 (zero) ... So I tried doing CMD + Shift + 0 but ...
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Disable non-breaking space (Option-Space) specifically in Xcode

There's a pretty general solution for disabling the non-breaking space in OS X for some apps: https://superuser.com/questions/78245/how-to-disable-the-option-space-key-combination-for-non-breaking-...
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Xcode vs TextEdit “Find and Replace…”

The default hotkey behavior in both Xcode and TextEdit “Find and Replace” is: Find... ⌘F Find and Replace... ⌘⌥F However, in TextEdit, the dialog for “Find and Replace” remains even after you press ⌘...
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Xcode: TAB key for indenting selection

I hope that somebody here can suggest me a way to make the TAB key indent a text selection (i.e., could be multi-line and not just one line) in Xcode. In Xcode preferences, I set TAB as the shortcut ...
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Is it possible to set up shortcuts in Xcode to jump to specific files?

Say I want to jump to my Storyboard file, or my Images.xcassets file. Is there a way to set up a keyboard shortcut to be able to jump to it?
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What are the most convenient keyboard/keyboard layout for programming?

I do a bit of Objective-C, Matlab and Python, and start to get tired of the keyboard I use (AZERTY). It is far from being optimal as one need to press ALT+SHIFT+( to get [ for example. I think of ...
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Type backslash more easily on Japanese wireless keyboard

In order to write \ on a Japanese wireless keyboard we have to use alt+¥. Very very inconvenient actually. Especially with Swift, the use of \ will sky rocket... Alt is bottom left, right of caps, and ...
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Xcode keyboard shortcut for scrolling down both cursor and line

How can I define a keyboard shortcut in Xcode to scroll down both the cursor and the line? In Xcode's key bindings terms, this would be equivalent to performing "Scroll Line Down (Scrolling)" ...
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What are alternative keyboard shortcuts for Mission Control if you use Xcode?

As listed in this question Xcode Keyboard Shortcuts Conflicted there are a lot of Mission Control shortcuts that interfere with Xcode and I was wondering what are some good alternative keyboard ...
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Search within opened file in Xcode without Apple keyboard

Is there a way to search within opened file (only!) in Xcode when I can not use Apple keyboard (because I am connecting remotely via LogMeIn from a PC)? I guess there was a search icon just above the ...
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What does the arrow with 2 lines through it mean?

In Xcode, a lot of the shortcuts use an arrow with 2 lines though it: What is the keystroke corresponding to this?
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Xcode 4: key binding for "Focus code blocks on hover"

Xcode 4 has a Focus code blocks on hover setting in Preferences > Text Editing. When you hover the mouse on a Code folding ribbon, the mentioned setting has the effect shown in image below. Also, ...
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Xcode commit view: keyboard shortcut for jumping to the next change?

When I commit my code from Xcode (File -> Source Control -> Commit), is there a command (that can be assigned a shortcut presumably) to jump to the next change in the commit view? This will allow to ...
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Xcode Keyboard Shortcuts Conflicted

Xcode has a preferences window that allows you to set keyboard shortcuts but many of my shortcuts are conflicted. I've looked through all of system preferences for anything using these key ...
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Switch between full-screen windows of the same application in Lion

Is there a keyboard shortcut in Lion for navigating through my open full screen Xcode projects? ⌘~ is not working.
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Is there a "Focus Editor" shortcut key in Xcode 4?

Cmd-1..n are handy for changing and focusing the different navigator tabs so I don't have to take my fingers off the keyboard, but is there a shortcut for giving the focus back to the editor after ...
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Vim mappings / plugin for Xcode

I'm a developer who mostly does web stuff in Ruby and C#, and I'd like to start tinkering with iOS and Mac development. Over the last few month I've been trying to get fluent in one set of key ...