How to trigger Mac's native keys

Hello everyone,

I made a keyboard shortcut "Command-[=]" to trigger Apple's native take screen clipping command, which is normally triggered by "Shift+Command-Control-[4]". However, I now cannot use Apple's native Increase font size command, which is normally "Command-[=]", since I am using that key mapping to take a screenshot.

I tried making a separate keyboard shortcut to trigger "Command-[=]", but that doesn't trigger the native increase the font size command. Instead, it just triggers the screenshot shortcut I created. Is there any way I can create a keyboard shortcut that triggers Apple's native keys, instead of my shortcut keys?

I hope this makes some sense... Any help is appreciated!

Under which app are you wanting to increase/decrease the font size? You might have to manually check the hotkeys in each app for controlling font size and map bettertouchtools to it.

Not a direct answer to your question, but you can change the screenshot shortcut to something else in System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts.

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You can also change the shortcut used for Zoom In and Zoom Out in System Preferences => Keyboard => Shortcuts => App Shortcuts => All Applications

Not all applications have the zoom in and out menu items, but most do. Otherwise I think there is no way to achieve that as this is not a system shortcut but instead defined by each app.

But the thing is, I want to trigger the take screen clipping command with "Command+[=]" because I use the feature so frequently, and that key combination is not only convenient, it is ingrained in my muscle memory. I tried changing to "Alt+[=]", but I just couldn't get used to it.

Is there anyway to create a BTT command where the BTT program will "tell" the mac that a certain input (increase font size) has been registered? Maybe create a BTT shortcut to execute an apple script that does so?

You are trying to do this in a roundabout way, when you can just set both of those shortcuts in system preferences to whatever you want. You could also make a shortcut in BTT to trigger a menu item rather than another shortcut.

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Oh I was not aware that you can modify these shortcuts in system preferences. I know am, and a big thank you for that! I ended up simply changing both the screenshot shortcut and the increase font size shortcut in system preferences, and that did the trick!