Keyboard Shortcuts and Languages

Discussion in 'macOS' started by badman89, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. badman89 macrumors regular

    Dec 24, 2011
    When I change the keyboard language from English to German, certain keyboard shortcuts stop working. For example - the command + tab shortcut works for switching apps but the command + ~ shortcut doesn't work for switching windows. How do I fix this?
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Sadly there is no ~ key on German keyboards, thus I have to switch to the English keyboard layout to use the ~ key for commands, as it can only be typed via OPTION+N on the German layout, but can't be used as shortcut.
    You could look into Witch though.
  3. badman89 thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 24, 2011
    Thanks, but this really shouldn't matter. I can just change the shortcut to whichever key corresponds to that position on a German keyboard (no matter if it's ~ or something else). But I have no idea how to change the shortcut. I don't know where to look for it in the Keyboard shortcuts section of System Preferences. I don't see any section that says "Global Shortcuts" or anything like that. Little help? :confused:

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