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Keysmith makes it easy to create keyboard shortcuts for your personal workflow, but it can be hard to know where to start. Spark your imagination with these examples we use and love.

Open apps

Open Chrome

⌘⌘1 anywhere

  1. Open Chrome
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Open Slack

⌘⌘2 anywhere

  1. Open Slack
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Open Notion

⌘⌘3 anywhere

  1. Open Notion
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Open Mimestream

⌘⌘4 anywhere

  1. Open Mimestream
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Open Calendar

⌘⌘5 anywhere

  1. Open Calendar
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Open Messages

⌘⌘6 anywhere

  1. Open Messages
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Open Digital Color Meter

⌘⌘D anywhere

  1. Open Digital Color Meter
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Open Finder

⌘⌘F anywhere

  1. Open Finder
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Chrome

Open new tab in Chrome

⌘⌘⇧1 anywhere

  1. Open Chrome
  2. Press ⌘T
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Close downloads bar

⌃W in Chrome

  1. Click Close
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Refresh extension

⌃⇧E anywhere

  1. Open Chrome
  2. Press ⌘L
  3. Type chrome://extensions
  4. Press Return
  5. Click at ← 1076 ↓ 398
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Discord

Toggle mute

⌃⇧D anywhere

  1. Open Discord
  2. Click Mute/Unmute
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Share screen

⌃⇧S in Discord

  1. Click Share Your Screen
  2. Click Screens
  3. Click Entire Screen
  4. Click Go Live
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Finder

Eject external hard drive

⌃⌥⌘E in Finder

  1. Click Eject
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Open Downloads folder

⇧⌘W in Finder

  1. Click Downloads
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Compress app directory

⌃⌥⌘C in Finder

  1. Press ⌘N
  2. Click my-app
  3. Right click on app
  4. Click Compress in the menu
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GitHub

Start new PR

⇧⌘P in Chrome

  1. Open apple/swift in a new tab
  2. https://github.com/apple/swift
  3. Click Compare & pull request
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Change base branch

⇧⌘B on GitHub

  1. Click base:
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Assign and submit PR

⌥Return on GitHub

  1. Click Reviewers
  2. Click dmoreh
  3. Click Reviewers
  4. Click Create pull request
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Merge and open next PR

⌥A on GitHub

  1. Click Merge pull request
  2. Click Confirm merge
  3. Click Pull requests
  4. Click the last item in the list
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Add Enhancement label

⌥E on GitHub

  1. Click Labels
  2. Click Enhancement
  3. Click Labels
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Google Docs

Highlight selected text

⌥H on Google Docs

  1. Click Highlight color
  2. Click yellow
  3. Press Right
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Increase font size

⌥= on Google Docs

  1. Click Font size
  2. Press Down
  3. Press Return
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Decrease font size

⌥- on Google Docs

  1. Click Font size
  2. Press Up
  3. Press Return
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Mac

Enable Dark mode

fn D anywhere

  1. Open System Preferences
  2. Click General
  3. Click Dark
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Enable Light mode

fn L anywhere

  1. Open System Preferences
  2. Click General
  3. Click Light
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Connect headphones

fn B anywhere

  1. Click Bluetooth > Bose QuietComfort 35 > Connect/Disconnect
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Notes

Strikethrough

⌘S in Notes

  1. Click Format > Font > Strikethrough
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Move list item up

⌃⇧P in Notes

  1. Press ⌃⌘Up
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Move list item down

⌃⇧N in Notes

  1. Press ⌃⌘Down
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New note with template

⌥N in Notes

  1. Click New Note in the toolbar
  2. Type Date:
  3. Press Return
  4. Type Attendees:
  5. + 3 more actions
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Reddit

Top of the week

⌃W on Reddit

  1. Click Top
  2. Click Today
  3. Click This week
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Top of the month

⌃M on Reddit

  1. Click Top
  2. Click Today
  3. Click This month
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Top of the year

⌃Y on Reddit

  1. Click Top
  2. Click Today
  3. Click This year
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Top of all time

⌃A on Reddit

  1. Click Top
  2. Click Today
  3. Click All time
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Slack

Close sidebar

⌃W in Slack

  1. Click at ← 36 ↓ 72
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Switch to general channel

⌃G in Slack

  1. Press ⌘K
  2. Type general
  3. Press Return
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Focus main editor

⌘Return in Slack

  1. Click at → 412 ↑ 45
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Thumbs Up Reactji

⌥Y in Slack

  1. Press ⇧⌘\
  2. Type +1
  3. Press Return
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Thumbs Down Reactji

⌥N in Slack

  1. Press ⇧⌘\
  2. Type -1
  3. Press Return
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Tada Reactji

⌥T in Slack

  1. Press ⇧⌘\
  2. Type tada
  3. Press Return
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Heart Reactji

⌥H in Slack

  1. Press ⇧⌘\
  2. Type heart
  3. Press Return
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Press down

⌃N in Slack

  1. Press Down
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Press up

⌃P in Slack

  1. Press Up
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Trello

Attach PR

⌃⇧A on Trello

  1. Click GitHub
  2. Click Attach Pull Request...
  3. Click the first item in the list
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Add Blocked label

⌃⇧B on Trello

  1. Click Labels
  2. Click Blocked
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AppleScript

Shorten copied URL

⌃⌥⌘C anywhere

  1. Run AppleScript
  2. set unshortenedURL to (get the clipboard)
    set shortenedURL to (do shell script "curl --url \"https://tinyurl.com/api-create.php?url=" & unshortenedURL & "\"")
    set the clipboard to shortenedURL
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Toggle Dark Mode

fn D anywhere

  1. Run AppleScript
  2. tell application "System Events"
    tell appearance preferences
    set dark mode to not dark mode
  3. + 2 more lines
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Quit all apps

⇧⌘Q anywhere

  1. Run AppleScript
  2. tell application "System Events"
    set openApps to displayed name of (every process whose background only is false) as list
  3. + 10 more lines
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Insert date

⌥⌘D anywhere

  1. Run AppleScript
  2. set the clipboard to short date string of (current date) as text
  3. Press ⌘V
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Toggle mic input globally

⌃⌥⌘M anywhere

  1. Run AppleScript
  2. if input volume of (get volume settings) is 0 then
    set volume input volume 100
    else
  3. + 2 more lines
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New note with date

⌥⌘N anywhere

  1. Open Notes
  2. Press ⌘N
  3. Run AppleScript
  4. set the clipboard to date string of (current date) as text
  5. Press ⌘V
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More

Paste my Zoom link

⌥⌘Z anywhere

  1. Paste https://us04web.zoom.us/...
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Start new Google Meet

⌥⌘M anywhere

  1. Open Google Meet in a new tab
  2. https://meet.google.com/
  3. Click New Meeting
  4. Click Start an Instant Meeting
  5. + 3 more actions
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Toggle Format bar

⇧⌘F in Pages

  1. Click Format in the toolbar
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Follow on Twitter

⌥F on Twitter

  1. Click Follow
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Open Notifications on Facebook

⌥N on Facebook

  1. Click Notifications
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Export notarized app

⌃⌥⌘E in Xcode

  1. Click Export Notarized App
  2. Click Documents
  3. Click my-app-rails
  4. Click versions
  5. Click Export
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Open Rails tabs

⌥⇧T in iTerm2

  1. Open iTerm2
  2. Type cd Documents/my-app-rails
  3. Press Return
  4. Type rails server
  5. + 6 more actions
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Open news sites

⌃⌥⌘N in Safari

  1. Click News
  2. Click Michael Tsai - Blog in the menu
  3. Press ⌘T
  4. Click News
  5. Click Hacker News in the menu
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