macos – Seemingly unrelated keyboard shortcuts conflicting

I got a new work laptop (old machine died) and I’m trying to set up 1Password’s keyboard shortcuts. On my old machine I had 1Password’s autofill feature hooked up to ⌘ Command⌥ Option. Today, I tried to enter that as the key chord for 1Password and was greeted with an error that ⌘ CommandC is already in use as the shortcut for “Copy” and can’t be used by 1Password.

That’s fine, I can figure out another shortcut to use in the short term, but I’m very confused as to why ⌘ Command⌥ Option maps to ⌘ CommandC. I have confirmed that this mapping does exist/work properly, ⌘ Command⌥ Option does copy text on my machine, but it’s a brand new computer and I didn’t set up that override, so I’m very confused as to what’s happening.

Any explanations would be appreciated.

keyboard shortcuts – Gmail blue bar (/current conversation indicator) not following clicks

Generally, the Gmail blue bar indicator or selector for keyboard shortcuts follows a click on the conversation’s selection box. For some reason, it’s stopped doing that in one of my accounts. This is very frustrating as I use keyboard shortcuts often, mostly around conversations that I interact with.

The GIF below illustrates one of my healthy accounts:

blue selection bar follows clicks

This one is the account with the blue bar not following selection clicks. Note that keyboard shortcuts are activated, as evidenced by the fact that I use them during the screen recording here:

blue selection bar does not follow clicks

Any pointers on what might be happening?

keyboard shortcuts – Can Spotify information (song information – ‘liked’ or not) be escaped by the console logs rather than going through their web API?

I use a macOS program called AnyBar https://github.com/tonsky/AnyBar that displays different colored indicator dots based on what criteria you give it and I need to configure it.

I currently use it to notify me a trackpad gesture shortcut from a mac program called bettertouchtool (BTT) has went through (because it doesn’t always go through and I don’t want to go and check if it did).

I use AnyBar for finetuning Spotify playlists in the background (liking, deleting, moving to playlists, whatever) when watching something (because it gets really old looking at spotify gui.

This is how it looks when a gesture goes through, enough to notify me, but not distract from what I’m watching.

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I’d like to do something more advanced and have it automatically change color lights depending on if the currently spotify song is ‘liked’ already or not (my system for recognizing songs I’ve played before).

I’m going to pay for help on freelancer or fiverr most likely because I don’t know coding but want to know what I’m pitching to them, will the info ‘liked’ state have to come from the web api and then work with a script, (I’ve used python3 scripts well in the past) or can I get it from console logs (which would make other applications easier too).

Windows 10 script to delete files on desktop, but save shortcuts

Hi everyone I am super new to scripting and I am looking for a way to write a script that I can run at the end of the day that will delete all files saved to the local computer specifically from documents, pictures, desktop, etc. I also want shortcuts to be saved, so the script should be able to determine the file type and delete it or skip it. I am not sure if this is even possible through a script or not. I have been scouring the internet searching for an answer. The first part is straight forward, and have found an answer to that, but I can seem to find an answer to the second part. Saving the shortcuts.

echo deleteing file

del "C:UserslocaluserDownloads*.*" /f /q

echo DONE!

Above is the script I am using to delete the files.

I appreciate any guidance you may have for me.

Where is the location of the file that stores Mac keyboard shortcuts?

This file is used to edit or add special shortcuts that don’t appear in the Mac menu bar or System Preferences. Some examples:

Ctrl-b → Move back one character
Ctrl-f → Move forward one character
Option-b → Move back one word
Option-f → Move forward one word

Editing this special shortcut text file made these commands work throughout all Mac applications. No issues still works! However, I am unable to locate this file’s path again now that some time has passed. I want to fiddle with it some more.

Hints:

  • Plain text file.
  • The file in somewhere in ~/Library. No idea on the name.
  • Not looking for the System Preferences keyboard shortcuts.
  • Not the same file that stores the System Preferences keyboard shortcuts. (hard-part)
  • Editing this file will change the shortcut across all Mac applications, e.g. Safari, Notes, Finder, Pages, etc. This won’t effect 3rd party apps. This behavior is desirable.

macos – How can I download a iOS Shortcuts file to my Mac?

You can save a shortcut you have on your iOS device to a .shortcut file using this shortcut: Save .shortcut. This works with shortcuts you’ve created or imported from iCloud.

Run the shortcut to be prompted to choose a shortcut from your list of shortcuts, then the Quick Look action opens the shortcut as a file, and you can share the file using the Share button in the top-right to Save to Files, AirDrop or elsewhere.

Unfortunately it’s no longer possible to import .shortcut files back into the Shortcuts app by opening them on iOS.