Remove `run anything` keyboard shortcut


I was wondering if it's possible to remove double ctrl shortcut (which execute run anything command).

I use double ctrl as a global system shortcut (to show terminal) and it is kinda annoying in PhpStorm.


Not at the moment, but you will be able to disable the shortcut in the upcoming release:

It'd take place in the middle of the next week.


Is this fix available already?


It is already available in IDE's build > 183.5065.


I found a workaround that works in the following edition:  assign any other keyboard shortcut to "Run Anything" (I chose ^+#R, which I won't hit by accident.)

IntelliJ IDEA 2019.1.4 (Community Edition)
Build #IC-191.8026.42, built on July 30, 2019
JRE: 11.0.2+9-b159.64 x86_64
JVM: OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM by JetBrains s.r.o
macOS 10.14.6


Nothing is set as a shortcut but it still shows up when I double click `ctrl` by accident

PhpStorm 2019.3.3
Build #PS-193.6494.47, built on February 12, 2020


That is weird design, but apparently you need to assign some shortcut to the action in order to make Run Anything stop respond on double Ctrl.


Fast-forward, this is still the same behavior on Phpstorm 2021.3.1. 


Hi there,

Settings (Preferences on macOS) | Advanced Settings | Disable double modifier key shortcuts


I have the same issue in 2024 using Gateway to reach PyCharm 2024.1. Double modifiers are disabled both on host and client. Assigning a keyboard shortcut solved the issue for me.

Is it possible to make the default be some complicated+hard to reach key combination to this feature? The choice of ctrl is unfortunate at best… God forbid you use emacs bindings.


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