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Finding used Keyboard Shortcuts


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How does one find the complete list of the keyboard shortcuts that are in use?

I use Superhuman for email. It's key selling feature is speed, particularly keyboard shortcuts. Switching email accounts is typically done using control+1, control+2, etc.

However, on my personal MacBook Air, control+2 does not work. Superhuman support and I have determined that there is another application using that keyboard shortcut, but I certainly can't find it.

I have combed through System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts and found nothing.

Does anyone know of another way to discover these? Are the controls written to a file somewhere?

Thanks in advance.

@gadgetboy Select Window, Preferences. The Preferences dialog opens.
Select General, Keys. The Keys dialog shows the preferences for shortcut keys.
Click Restore Defaults. The Restore Keyboard Defaults dialog opens.
Click OK to restore all keys to the default settings.
Click OK to close the Keys dialog.

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Unfortunately, there's no central location for all of these. You'll find them where you already looked, as well as sometimes in System Preferences > Accessibility. On top of that, various apps can have their own keyboard shortcuts you have to work around.

Thanks @jeff-butts. Sounds like I'll have to start digging into the settings of my running apps.