keyboard shortcuts – How can I use the Mac OS Cmd-tab app switcher when controlling my Mac Mini remotely?

I control my 2018 Mac Mini using Real VNC software from my iPhone or iPads. When I enter Cmd-tab on the iOS device, the command is interpreted locally and not on the remote Mac Mini. Accordingly, because I cannot use keystrokes on the iOS device to invoke the app switcher on the remote Mac Mini, I have to move the cursor to the dock to find the application I want to use. This is very slow.

I have a home subscription to Real VNC, which prohibits accessing Real VNC’s support team for technical support. Nothing I have found on their site has helped me.

The issue is in getting the iOS device to interpret keystrokes using modifier keys as applicable to the remote machine.

Steps taken:
I have downloaded Karabiner-Elements. It is recommended for reassigning functions to keystrokes. I have not yet attempted to use it to address the problem, because I am guessing it will take me some time to learn and become familiar with it.

I need help …:
So, my question has these parts:

  1. can I get Real VNC to work so that I can switch apps on the remote Mac Mini by using keyboard shortcuts on my iOS devices?

  2. if so, do I need to reassign functions to keystrokes on the iOS devices and/or on the Mac Mini, and if I do, is Karabiner Elements a good way to do this?

  3. is there any other remote connection software available, preferably free, that will enable me to remotely control the Mac OS app switcher from an iOS device? (Reviews on remote connection software comparison sites do not easily reveal answers on details such as this).

keyboard – MS OneNote beginning/end of line shortcuts on Mac

I am using OneNote on a Mac and the beginning of line and end of line shortcuts are Ctrl+A and Ctrl+E, respectively. I prefer the alternatives Fn+< and Fn+> instead, which work in other applications on Mac but not in OneNote for some reason. I tried adding them from System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts > App Shortcuts, but looks like you cannot add a shortcut with a Fn button there. Any ideas on how to enable using Fn+< and Fn+> as the beginning of line and end of line shortcuts in OneNote on Mac?

Note: I am using a Mac 2019 with a touchbar that is controlled by the Fn key.

keyboard shortcuts – xmodmap: cant use windows keys as modifiers

My keyboard does not have multimedia keys, which I miss.

First I tried shift+up/down, which worked fine. I added these two to my ~/.Xmodmap

keycode 111 = Up XF86AudioRaiseVolume Up
keycode 116 = Down XF86AudioLowerVolume Down

Good, now I would like to change that to the windows keys instead of shift. First I look up my modifier table:

$ xmodmap -pm
xmodmap:  up to 4 keys per modifier, (keycodes in parentheses):

shift       Shift_L (0x32),  Shift_R (0x3e)
lock        Caps_Lock (0x42)
control     Control_L (0x25),  Control_R (0x69)
mod1        Alt_L (0x40),  Meta_L (0xcd)
mod2        Num_Lock (0x4d)
mod4        Super_L (0x85),  Super_R (0x86),  Super_L (0xce),  Hyper_L (0xcf)
mod5        ISO_Level3_Shift (0x5c),  Mode_switch (0xcb)

So the windows keys should be around the 7’th modifier. Odd, it seems I cant use those at all.
I tried modifying the minus key in the far right corner to analyze what will happen when using that with various modifiers:

xmodmap -e 'keycode  82 = a b c d e f g h i j k l m n'

hitting it alone prints a a, as expected, add a shift i get b and more boring stuff with caps-lock.
But holding either windows key with the minus key give me nothing.

Am I missing something fundamental on how to use xmodmap?

Ah yes, I’m in xubuntu-20.04

iphone – In Shortcuts, how to find a specific photo?

In Shortcuts, I added a PHOTOS / Find Photos action and I want it to select a certain specific photo. I see there is a filer “Name is something”, but is does not seem to work.

I tried to enter the filename (IMG_123.PNG), but it does not find the correct photo.

Is the “Name” filter referring to some other name of the photo? The Caption (in shortcuts “Caption” is not offered as a filter) maybe?

Using iOS 14.3

Can I edit iOS Shortcuts in a text editor (or something) on my Mac?

Is it possible to create or edit iOS Shortcuts using something other than an iOS device?

I’ve created a shortcut that rolls on a table and provides the output of that roll. Entering in 100 entries on my iPhone is rather painful, especially as there are a dozen or so tables I’d like to program. If I could edit the shortcut’s definition as JSON, XML, or whatever on my Mac and then import it back into the Shortcuts app, that would be wonderful. Is this possible?

I’ve never used XCode but is that a possibility if text editing is not?

I have the complete list of table entries in plain text format already, if there is some other approach rather than retyping all of them.

Xcode 12 won’t allow ⌘⌥← / ⌘⌥→ shortcuts for “Show Previous Tab” / “Show Next Tab”

I am trying to customize the Xcode 12.2 keyboard shortcuts for “Show Previous Tab” and “Show Next Tab”. These are the new document tabs that were introduced in Xcode 12, as opposed to the old window tabs. (The document tab bar is below the window tab bar.)

When I go to Preferences > Key Bindings, and try to record shortcuts for “Show Previous Tab” and “Show Next Tab”, the settings panel records ⌘⌥← as ⌘← and ⌘⌥→ as ⌘→. Basically, the option key disappears.

This is a problem only for those two shortcuts. If I try to customize “Show Previous Window Tab” and “Show Next Window Tab”, I can record ⌘⌥← / ⌘⌥→ just fine.

Previously, I used System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts > App Shortcuts to customize “Show Previous Tab” / “Show Next Tab” for “All Applications”. I removed this, and it still didn’t fix this issue in Xcode.

shortcuts app – I’m trying to split text from numbers and sum up total amount from the last numbers

I build an shortcut that helps me following my medicine consumption and I want to get info once/two a day regarding the total amount I consumes at the same day/In the last week and so on.
This is how it looks in notes:
note screenshot

12.07 12:19 – 1,3ml
21.07 12:44 – 2,6ml
21.07 13:00 – 2ml
21.07 13:04 – 2ml
20.09 15:38 – 3ml
20.09 17:24 – 3ml
21.09 08:29 – 3ml
21.09 10:46 – 1,5ml
21.09 11:28 – 1,6ml
21.09 18:21 – 3ml
28.09 06:26 -0ml
28.09 06:29 -2ml
28.09 06:29 -2ml
28.09 06:30 -2ml

So im trying to sum only the ml numbers at the end of each line (ml) will be awesome to separate by date but ill be happy with just calculating the ml amount in total. – ‘Send Photo via WhatsApp’ action not working in iPhone shortcuts

I am trying to create a shortcut on iPhone which will convert my photos from *.heic to *.jpeg and then send it on WhatsApp as a photo. Below is the screenshot of my shortcut.

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But the shortcut does not work. It shows selection of Photos from my phone, but does not show up WhatsApp with photos to send to recipients. What am I missing here?

Where are Google Chrome ‘open as window’ shortcuts stored?

I have a lot of single-page web apps saved as desktop shortcuts in Google Chrome

Menu > More tools > Create shortcut.. > select ‘Open as window’

This makes single-page web apps open in its own window with minimal browser chrome, so that they appear and work like independent desktop applications. It’s great for things like Dashlane, Facebook Messenger, Twitter, Google Maps, Google Drive, GMail, etc.

As I have quite a lot of these, I would like to save them somewhere so that they can be reused on other computers or after OS reinstallation.

These shortcuts get saved to the desktop, but they still come up in the app list and can still be used once those desktop shortcuts are deleted.

So where are these shortcuts in the filesystem and can they be transferred to other computers?