Frustration with keyboard shortcuts on Mac OS X with IntelliJ IDEA 11.1

On OS X there are so many shortcuts not working as expected, i am quite grrr... :-(

Examples:
Commenting / Uncommenting:   Cmd + /      => Opens the Help from the main menu
Comment with Block Comment:  ctrl + ? => Nothing happens
Move cursor to start or end Cmd + [ or ] => ´Nothing happens
All Shortcuts where i have to put in "[" or "]"   => nothing happens

Am I doing something wrong??

I remapped some of the most important shortcuts, but that does not make much sence when there are so many...

Btw: I have a german keyboard, maybe thats the problem???

Ingo

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Thank you Andriy,

so this means, there is no good solution...

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I don't know for sure -- but I guess No.

I'm not a Mac user or Java guy .. but I see 2 basic workarounds here:

  1. Re-map key binding to those that will work in German keyboard layout.
  2. Have 2 keyboard layouts in your OS -- German and English: use English one when coding (so all shortcuts will work) and switch to German when typing those few German (maybe better say, not-English) characters. This is obvious and only one approach that I'm using when I need to type any Cyrillic text (Russian, Ukrainian) -- it works well because of completely different alphabets. In your case this can be difficult to use as it seems unnatural for you since you use almost the same alphabet (you can type all Latin letters when on German keyboard layout).
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I created my own Intellij IDEA keyboard reference.
You can get the current PDF and the Word template to create your own at: http://victorvolle.wordpress.com/2012/05/16/intellij-german-keyboard-shortcuts-reference/

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Thanks!

By the way:

By random I found that on german keyboard

//
is mapped to
cmd -

/**/
is mapped to
cmd shift -

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yes, that's already documented in my keyboard reference

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Hi, this hotkeys

//
is mapped to
cmd -

/**/
is mapped to
cmd shift -

Work in keyboard latin with ñ

webstrom comment block and line keyboard latin or non english

 

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So, we now have 2020, 12 years since this issue was submitted, and it still isn't fixed. I have the same problem (Mac + German keyboard, but on Rider), and I'm flipping out that such a simple problem cannot/will not be fixed. JETBRAINS: DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT

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Hello everyone. There're two main reasons that cause problems with shortcuts on macOS:

1. Conflicts with OS shortcuts. As a solution, we've implemented detecting those conflicts: https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/JBR-1668

You'll see a notification about conflicts on a first IDE run. Also, these conflicts are listed in "Preferences | Keymap" at the bottom.

2. National keyboards problems. There's a meta issue aggregating all sorts of issues related to the topic: https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/IDEA-165950

We plan to fix many of them in the nearest months.

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