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[SOLVED] Changing merge-clipboard shortcut?

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I don't know if my hand is shaking or if my keyboard is too sensitive (I did change the default repeat rate in OSX), but I keep merging clipboard items accidentally, I sort of like the merge feature and would like to try to keep using it, but the regular shortcut is just not working out for me.

 

Maybe there's a trick to changing it to something else?

 

EDIT: I'm using a bunch of other keyboard oriented utilities - Seil, Karabiner, Hammerspoon

 

Thanks

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@Maddog I would suspect that one of the third party apps is resulting in Cmd + C + C being accidentally triggered. If you either disable these apps temporarily, or use a secondary account on your Mac where they aren't running, do you encounter the accidental merge there?

 

Alternatively, you can disable merging and create a workflow with a different hotkey, where you can say merge the two most recently copied items together. It would require remembering a different hotkey combo, but might suit you better :)

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@Maddog Does that happen frequently on the same apps? I noticed that when I had that feature on, it mostly happened when copying from iTerm2.

 

5 hours ago, Vero said:

create a workflow with a different hotkey, where you can say merge the two most recently copied items together.

 

I started making precisely that to share, and it ended up being way easier than what I was envisioning initially. There you go.

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@vitor Yup, it literally is that simple :D Thanks for creating it - I was about to come back to this thread and make one!

 

And yes, iTerm2 is a likely source of the issue, @Maddog, if you're using it. iTerm has a "copy on select" option, which I believe you can disable if that's the only instance where you see it happening! Well remembered, Vitor. 

 

Cheers,
Vero

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It's happening mostly with VSCode, that's the only program where I made good use of this feature.

 

Thank you @Vero and @vitor, I'll try both suggestions!

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