pre­vent slip-ups

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While us­ing your Mac, you might find your­self ac­ci­den­tally trig­ger­ing the Hot Cor­ner ac­tions you’ve as­signed. This is frus­trat­ing, par­tic­u­larly as it’s easy to for­get you have Hot Cor­ners ac­ti­vated. Thank­fully, there is a work­around that uses one or more mod­i­fier keys. This means you have to hold down one or more of sev­eral spe­cial keys be­fore you’re able to trig­ger a Hot Cor­ner’s as­signed ac­tion. With­out those keys held down, nothing will be trig­gered. The fol­low­ing two steps will ex­plain how to set this up.

A se­cret op­tion

Adding a mod­i­fier key to a short­cut is an easily over­looked fea­ture. In the Hot Cor­ners panel, hold down one or more mod­i­fier keys — (Cmd, Opt, Shift, Ctrl) when choos­ing an ac­tion from the pop‑up menus.

Add a mod­i­fier

The sym­bols for the keys you’re hold­ing will be pre­fixed on the ac­tions. Keep them held and choose an ac­tion. If you hold Cmd, say, when you move the pointer to the cor­ner, you’ll need to hold that key to trig­ger the ac­tion.

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