Change every app specific keyboard shortcut on a mac

Now and then you run across something that you had no idea was there. It simplifies you everyday life tenfold and you have no idea for how long you were missing out.

I have been using mac computers back and forth for almost twenty years and today I found something I that may or may not have been there for years. Let me share this little gem with you.

Application specific keyboard shortcuts that are made for a specific keyboard layout can in fact be changed even though they are not in the application’s own preferences.

Many applications have shortcuts made by the developers who were using US/UK layouts. Now for me who is using an SV layout keyboard this becomes bit of a problem mostly since the keys for [ and ] often are used. Now on an SV layout these keys are for Swedish letters å ä and ö.

Keyboard Shortcuts Mac

To change shortcuts using [ and ] you simply need to open up your System Preferences –> Keyboard -> Shortcuts (tab) and select App shortcuts. Here you can overwrite what ever shortcut you want and by doing so, the shortcut is actually changed in the application to.

Good stuff!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *