MacOs + German keyboard ... short cuts changed?


I think until "recently", the shortcuts for navigation back/forward were command + left/right (maybe with some other modifier). That worked nicely for me.

Thing is: since a few weeks (maybe some MacOs update?), the menu says, the shortcuts are:

- back: command Ö
- forward: command Ä

That sounds weird, but well, it is the same that I now see in Chrome. At least, in chrome, it actually works!

Whereas in IntelliJ, navigation using those keys ... does not work.

Meaning: let's say I navigate through some code. At some point, I want to "go back".
When I press "command Ö", nothing happens. But if I turn to the Navigate menu, and select "Back" there ... IntelliJ goes back.

This is really annoying.

MacOs version is: 13.2.1 (22D68)
I am using a "standard" Apple Magic German keyboard, and I have "German" defined and selected as input source.

IntelliJ version below: 

IntelliJ IDEA 2022.3.3 (Community Edition)
Build #IC-223.8836.41, built on March 10, 2023
Runtime version: 17.0.6+1-b653.34 x86_64
VM: OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM by JetBrains s.r.o.
macOS 13.2.1
GC: G1 Young Generation, G1 Old Generation
Memory: 2048M
Cores: 16
Metal Rendering is ON

Non-Bundled Plugins:
    Statistic (4.2.7)
    Key Promoter X (2023.1.0)
    idea.plugin.protoeditor (223.8214.6)
    JRebelPlugin (2023.1.2)
    PythonCore (223.8836.26)
    com.urswolfer.intellij.plugin.gerrit (1.2.6-203)
    zielu.gittoolbox (500.0.5+213)
    com.dmarcotte.handlebars (223.7571.117)

Kotlin: 223-1.8.0-release-345-IJ8836.41

Any idea, anybody?



The default shortcuts for "Forward" action in Idea for Mac are `Cmd + Opt + →` and  `Cmd + ]`
For "Forward" action, they are `Cmd + Opt + ` and  `Cmd + [`.
`[` and `]` in German are Ü and + in "German - standard".  Please send the screenshot of your Mac input settings, so that I set up the same.
My example:


Maybe I forgot about the option+cmd ... because option+cmd+arrows works for navigating.
So I guess: no problem here, besides the fact that the IntelliJ Navigate menu suggests to use "cmd ö" and "cmd ä"


This is OK if QWERTY "[" is mapped to  "ö" and QWERTY  "]" to "ä" in your particular keyboard layout.


Hi Nadia Tarashkevich, your comment does not solve it. According to Jetbrain “Navigate”, we have to press Command + Ö to go Back but it doesn't work. This needs to be fixed by Jetbrain, so people don't fall into this trap again.


Hi Dustin,

This issue is referenced in our tracker at IDEA-333136