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When assigning custom keyboard shortcuts (in Catalina 10.15.4), is it possible to avoid conflicts so that existing (system) shortcuts aren't accidentally overwritten?

I was thinking something along the lines of how Visual Studio allows lookups of existing shortcut assignments by inputing arbitrary key combinations.

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There's an app called CheatSheet that can display the frontmost app's entire shortcut suite.

As far as I'm aware there's no way to display every single shortcut, for every single app, system-wide.

There are also a colossal number of built-in shortcuts, listed at Apple KB - Mac keyboard shortcuts which I expect no-one will ever remember all of ;)

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  • After seeing a few "quick lists" for shortcuts I started to suspect there were many, and is why I was hoping for a Visual Studio style lookup. Thanks for links, will check out. – samis Apr 27 at 16:42
  • Do you know if it's possible to read the shortcut file/table from a shell script or an API (this is my first Mac so I know virtually nothing about them, other than that they're really nice and super cool)? – samis Apr 27 at 16:51
  • I have absolutely no idea, sorry. I'm a user not a coder. Chat up the guys from CheatSheet, or poke StackOverflow where the actual coders hang out. – Tetsujin Apr 27 at 16:57

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