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Q&A Circulate through spaces on macOS 11

Another approach is to use Karabiner-Elements. As a first step, I created to executable shell scripts, which will switch to the previous/next space using the handy tool SpaceInfo Space_prev: #!/...

posted 1y ago by samcarter‭  ·  edited 1y ago by samcarter‭

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#5: Post edited by user avatar samcarter‭ · 2023-02-16T14:03:25Z (over 1 year ago)
  • Another approach is to use [Karabiner-Elements](https://github.com/pqrs-org/Karabiner-Elements).
  • As a first step, I created to executable shell scripts, which will switch to the previous/next space using the handy tool [SpaceInfo](https://github.com/davidpurnell/SpaceInfo)
  • `Space_prev`:
  • ```
  • #!/bin/zsh
  • export CurrentSpace=$(/Applications/SpaceInfo/SpaceInfo --active-space)
  • export AllSpaces=$(/Applications/SpaceInfo/SpaceInfo --total-spaces)
  • export NextSpace=$(($CurrentSpace-1))
  • if [[ $NextSpace = 0 ]] then
  • export NextSpace=$AllSpaces
  • fi
  • osascript -ss - $NextSpace <<EOF
  • on run argv
  • tell application "System Events" to key code 17 + (item 1 of argv) using control down
  • end run
  • EOF
  • ```
  • `Space_next`:
  • ```
  • #!/bin/zsh
  • export CurrentSpace=$(/Applications/SpaceInfo/SpaceInfo --active-space)
  • export AllSpaces=$(/Applications/SpaceInfo/SpaceInfo --total-spaces)
  • export NextSpace=$(($CurrentSpace+1))
  • if [[ $NextSpace = $(($AllSpaces+1)) ]] then
  • export NextSpace=1
  • fi
  • osascript -ss - $NextSpace <<EOF
  • on run argv
  • tell application "System Events" to key code 17 + (item 1 of argv) using control down
  • end run
  • EOF
  • ```
  • Then I'm using Karabiner-Elements to set up keyboard shortcuts which will execute these two scripts:
  • ```
  • {
  • "description": "Next space",
  • "manipulators": [
  • {
  • "from": {
  • "key_code": "right_arrow",
  • "modifiers": {
  • "mandatory": [
  • "command"
  • ]
  • }
  • },
  • "to": [
  • {
  • "shell_command": "/bin/zsh Space_next"
  • }
  • ],
  • "type": "basic"
  • }
  • ]
  • },
  • {
  • "description": "Prev space",
  • "manipulators": [
  • {
  • "from": {
  • "key_code": "left_arrow",
  • "modifiers": {
  • "mandatory": [
  • "command"
  • ]
  • }
  • },
  • "to": [
  • {
  • "shell_command": "/bin/zsh Space_prev"
  • }
  • ],
  • "type": "basic"
  • }
  • ]
  • }
  • ```
  • Caveats:
  • - this answer assumes that `cmd+number` is the shortcut to go to the space of a specific number. If you use another shortcut, you'll need to adjust the code accordingly
  • - this answer assumes that you have 3 spaces. Adjust the numbers in `PrevSpace = 3` and `NextSpace == 4` to match your number of spaces(+1)
  • - the animation when cycling between last/first might look counter intuitive. Switching off all animation with the "reduced motion" option from system preferences might be a solution
  • Another approach is to use [Karabiner-Elements](https://github.com/pqrs-org/Karabiner-Elements).
  • As a first step, I created to executable shell scripts, which will switch to the previous/next space using the handy tool [SpaceInfo](https://github.com/davidpurnell/SpaceInfo)
  • `Space_prev`:
  • ```
  • #!/bin/zsh
  • export CurrentSpace=$(/Applications/SpaceInfo/SpaceInfo --active-space)
  • export AllSpaces=$(/Applications/SpaceInfo/SpaceInfo --total-spaces)
  • export NextSpace=$(($CurrentSpace-1))
  • if [[ $NextSpace = 0 ]] then
  • export NextSpace=$AllSpaces
  • fi
  • osascript -ss - $NextSpace <<EOF
  • on run argv
  • tell application "System Events" to key code 17 + (item 1 of argv) using control down
  • end run
  • EOF
  • ```
  • `Space_next`:
  • ```
  • #!/bin/zsh
  • export CurrentSpace=$(/Applications/SpaceInfo/SpaceInfo --active-space)
  • export AllSpaces=$(/Applications/SpaceInfo/SpaceInfo --total-spaces)
  • export NextSpace=$(($CurrentSpace+1))
  • if [[ $NextSpace = $(($AllSpaces+1)) ]] then
  • export NextSpace=1
  • fi
  • osascript -ss - $NextSpace <<EOF
  • on run argv
  • tell application "System Events" to key code 17 + (item 1 of argv) using control down
  • end run
  • EOF
  • ```
  • Then I'm using Karabiner-Elements to set up keyboard shortcuts which will execute these two scripts:
  • ```
  • {
  • "description": "Next space",
  • "manipulators": [
  • {
  • "from": {
  • "key_code": "right_arrow",
  • "modifiers": {
  • "mandatory": [
  • "command"
  • ]
  • }
  • },
  • "to": [
  • {
  • "shell_command": "/bin/zsh Space_next"
  • }
  • ],
  • "type": "basic"
  • }
  • ]
  • },
  • {
  • "description": "Prev space",
  • "manipulators": [
  • {
  • "from": {
  • "key_code": "left_arrow",
  • "modifiers": {
  • "mandatory": [
  • "command"
  • ]
  • }
  • },
  • "to": [
  • {
  • "shell_command": "/bin/zsh Space_prev"
  • }
  • ],
  • "type": "basic"
  • }
  • ]
  • }
  • ```
  • Caveats:
  • - this answer assumes that `cmd+number` is the shortcut to go to the space of a specific number. If you use another shortcut, you'll need to adjust the code accordingly
  • - the animation when cycling between last/first might look counter intuitive. Switching off all animation with the "reduced motion" option from system preferences might be a solution
#4: Post edited by user avatar samcarter‭ · 2023-02-16T14:03:09Z (over 1 year ago)
  • Another approach is to use [Karabiner-Elements](https://github.com/pqrs-org/Karabiner-Elements).
  • As a first step, I created to executable shell scripts, which will switch to the previous/next space using the handy tool [SpaceInfo](https://github.com/davidpurnell/SpaceInfo)
  • `Space_prev`:
  • ```
  • #!/bin/zsh
  • export CurrentSpace=$(SpaceInfo --active-space); export NextSpace=$(($CurrentSpace-1)); if [[ $NextSpace = 0 ]] then; export NextSpace=3; fi; osascript -ss - $NextSpace <<EOF
  • on run argv
  • tell application "System Events" to key code 17 + (item 1 of argv) using control down
  • end run
  • EOF
  • ```
  • `Space_next`:
  • ```
  • #!/bin/zsh
  • export CurrentSpace=$(SpaceInfo --active-space); export NextSpace=$(($CurrentSpace+1)); if [[ $NextSpace = 4 ]] then; export NextSpace=1; fi; osascript -ss - $NextSpace <<EOF
  • on run argv
  • tell application "System Events" to key code 17 + (item 1 of argv) using control down
  • end run
  • EOF
  • ```
  • Then I'm using Karabiner-Elements to set up keyboard shortcuts which will execute these two scripts:
  • ```
  • {
  • "description": "Next space",
  • "manipulators": [
  • {
  • "from": {
  • "key_code": "right_arrow",
  • "modifiers": {
  • "mandatory": [
  • "command"
  • ]
  • }
  • },
  • "to": [
  • {
  • "shell_command": "/bin/zsh Space_next"
  • }
  • ],
  • "type": "basic"
  • }
  • ]
  • },
  • {
  • "description": "Prev space",
  • "manipulators": [
  • {
  • "from": {
  • "key_code": "left_arrow",
  • "modifiers": {
  • "mandatory": [
  • "command"
  • ]
  • }
  • },
  • "to": [
  • {
  • "shell_command": "/bin/zsh Space_prev"
  • }
  • ],
  • "type": "basic"
  • }
  • ]
  • }
  • ```
  • Caveats:
  • - this answer assumes that `cmd+number` is the shortcut to go to the space of a specific number. If you use another shortcut, you'll need to adjust the code accordingly
  • - this answer assumes that you have 3 spaces. Adjust the numbers in `PrevSpace = 3` and `NextSpace == 4` to match your number of spaces(+1)
  • - the animation when cycling between last/first might look counter intuitive. Switching off all animation with the "reduced motion" option from system preferences might be a solution
  • Another approach is to use [Karabiner-Elements](https://github.com/pqrs-org/Karabiner-Elements).
  • As a first step, I created to executable shell scripts, which will switch to the previous/next space using the handy tool [SpaceInfo](https://github.com/davidpurnell/SpaceInfo)
  • `Space_prev`:
  • ```
  • #!/bin/zsh
  • export CurrentSpace=$(/Applications/SpaceInfo/SpaceInfo --active-space)
  • export AllSpaces=$(/Applications/SpaceInfo/SpaceInfo --total-spaces)
  • export NextSpace=$(($CurrentSpace-1))
  • if [[ $NextSpace = 0 ]] then
  • export NextSpace=$AllSpaces
  • fi
  • osascript -ss - $NextSpace <<EOF
  • on run argv
  • tell application "System Events" to key code 17 + (item 1 of argv) using control down
  • end run
  • EOF
  • ```
  • `Space_next`:
  • ```
  • #!/bin/zsh
  • export CurrentSpace=$(/Applications/SpaceInfo/SpaceInfo --active-space)
  • export AllSpaces=$(/Applications/SpaceInfo/SpaceInfo --total-spaces)
  • export NextSpace=$(($CurrentSpace+1))
  • if [[ $NextSpace = $(($AllSpaces+1)) ]] then
  • export NextSpace=1
  • fi
  • osascript -ss - $NextSpace <<EOF
  • on run argv
  • tell application "System Events" to key code 17 + (item 1 of argv) using control down
  • end run
  • EOF
  • ```
  • Then I'm using Karabiner-Elements to set up keyboard shortcuts which will execute these two scripts:
  • ```
  • {
  • "description": "Next space",
  • "manipulators": [
  • {
  • "from": {
  • "key_code": "right_arrow",
  • "modifiers": {
  • "mandatory": [
  • "command"
  • ]
  • }
  • },
  • "to": [
  • {
  • "shell_command": "/bin/zsh Space_next"
  • }
  • ],
  • "type": "basic"
  • }
  • ]
  • },
  • {
  • "description": "Prev space",
  • "manipulators": [
  • {
  • "from": {
  • "key_code": "left_arrow",
  • "modifiers": {
  • "mandatory": [
  • "command"
  • ]
  • }
  • },
  • "to": [
  • {
  • "shell_command": "/bin/zsh Space_prev"
  • }
  • ],
  • "type": "basic"
  • }
  • ]
  • }
  • ```
  • Caveats:
  • - this answer assumes that `cmd+number` is the shortcut to go to the space of a specific number. If you use another shortcut, you'll need to adjust the code accordingly
  • - this answer assumes that you have 3 spaces. Adjust the numbers in `PrevSpace = 3` and `NextSpace == 4` to match your number of spaces(+1)
  • - the animation when cycling between last/first might look counter intuitive. Switching off all animation with the "reduced motion" option from system preferences might be a solution
#3: Post edited by user avatar samcarter‭ · 2023-02-16T13:45:57Z (over 1 year ago)
  • Another approach is to use [Karabiner-Elements](https://github.com/pqrs-org/Karabiner-Elements).
  • As a first step, I created to executable shell scripts, which will switch to the previous/next space using the handy tool [SpaceInfo](https://github.com/davidpurnell/SpaceInfo)
  • `Space_prev`:
  • ```
  • #!/bin/zsh
  • export CurrentSpace=$(SpaceInfo --active-space); export NextSpace=$(($CurrentSpace-1)); if [[ $NextSpace = 0 ]] then; export NextSpace=3; fi; osascript -ss - $NextSpace <<EOF
  • on run argv
  • tell application "System Events" to key code 17 + (item 1 of argv) using control down
  • end run
  • EOF
  • ```
  • `Space_next`:
  • ```
  • #!/bin/zsh
  • export CurrentSpace=$(SpaceInfo --active-space); export NextSpace=$(($CurrentSpace+1)); if [[ $NextSpace = 4 ]] then; export NextSpace=1; fi; osascript -ss - $NextSpace <<EOF
  • on run argv
  • tell application "System Events" to key code 17 + (item 1 of argv) using control down
  • end run
  • EOF
  • ```
  • Then I'm using Karabiner-Elements to set up keyboard shortcuts which will execute these two scripts:
  • ```
  • {
  • "description": "Next space",
  • "manipulators": [
  • {
  • "from": {
  • "key_code": "right_arrow",
  • "modifiers": {
  • "mandatory": [
  • "command"
  • ]
  • }
  • },
  • "to": [
  • {
  • "shell_command": "/bin/zsh Space_next"
  • }
  • ],
  • "type": "basic"
  • }
  • ]
  • },
  • {
  • "description": "Prev space",
  • "manipulators": [
  • {
  • "from": {
  • "key_code": "left_arrow",
  • "modifiers": {
  • "mandatory": [
  • "command"
  • ]
  • }
  • },
  • "to": [
  • {
  • "shell_command": "/bin/zsh Space_prev"
  • }
  • ],
  • "type": "basic"
  • }
  • ]
  • }
  • ```
  • (this answer assumes that `cmd+number` is the shortcut to go to the space of a specific number)
  • Another approach is to use [Karabiner-Elements](https://github.com/pqrs-org/Karabiner-Elements).
  • As a first step, I created to executable shell scripts, which will switch to the previous/next space using the handy tool [SpaceInfo](https://github.com/davidpurnell/SpaceInfo)
  • `Space_prev`:
  • ```
  • #!/bin/zsh
  • export CurrentSpace=$(SpaceInfo --active-space); export NextSpace=$(($CurrentSpace-1)); if [[ $NextSpace = 0 ]] then; export NextSpace=3; fi; osascript -ss - $NextSpace <<EOF
  • on run argv
  • tell application "System Events" to key code 17 + (item 1 of argv) using control down
  • end run
  • EOF
  • ```
  • `Space_next`:
  • ```
  • #!/bin/zsh
  • export CurrentSpace=$(SpaceInfo --active-space); export NextSpace=$(($CurrentSpace+1)); if [[ $NextSpace = 4 ]] then; export NextSpace=1; fi; osascript -ss - $NextSpace <<EOF
  • on run argv
  • tell application "System Events" to key code 17 + (item 1 of argv) using control down
  • end run
  • EOF
  • ```
  • Then I'm using Karabiner-Elements to set up keyboard shortcuts which will execute these two scripts:
  • ```
  • {
  • "description": "Next space",
  • "manipulators": [
  • {
  • "from": {
  • "key_code": "right_arrow",
  • "modifiers": {
  • "mandatory": [
  • "command"
  • ]
  • }
  • },
  • "to": [
  • {
  • "shell_command": "/bin/zsh Space_next"
  • }
  • ],
  • "type": "basic"
  • }
  • ]
  • },
  • {
  • "description": "Prev space",
  • "manipulators": [
  • {
  • "from": {
  • "key_code": "left_arrow",
  • "modifiers": {
  • "mandatory": [
  • "command"
  • ]
  • }
  • },
  • "to": [
  • {
  • "shell_command": "/bin/zsh Space_prev"
  • }
  • ],
  • "type": "basic"
  • }
  • ]
  • }
  • ```
  • Caveats:
  • - this answer assumes that `cmd+number` is the shortcut to go to the space of a specific number. If you use another shortcut, you'll need to adjust the code accordingly
  • - this answer assumes that you have 3 spaces. Adjust the numbers in `PrevSpace = 3` and `NextSpace == 4` to match your number of spaces(+1)
  • - the animation when cycling between last/first might look counter intuitive. Switching off all animation with the "reduced motion" option from system preferences might be a solution
#2: Post edited by user avatar samcarter‭ · 2023-02-15T16:04:15Z (over 1 year ago)
  • Another approach is to use [Karabiner-Elements](https://github.com/pqrs-org/Karabiner-Elements).
  • As a first step, I created to executable shell scripts, which will switch to the previous/next space using the handy tool [SpaceInfo](https://github.com/davidpurnell/SpaceInfo)
  • `Space_prev`:
  • ```
  • #!/bin/zsh
  • export CurrentSpace=$(SpaceInfo --active-space); export NextSpace=$(($CurrentSpace-1)); if [[ $NextSpace = 0 ]] then; export NextSpace=3; fi; osascript -ss - $NextSpace <<EOF
  • on run argv
  • tell application "System Events" to key code 17 + (item 1 of argv) using control down
  • end run
  • EOF
  • ```
  • `Space_next`:
  • ```
  • #!/bin/zsh
  • export CurrentSpace=$(SpaceInfo --active-space); export NextSpace=$(($CurrentSpace+1)); if [[ $NextSpace = 4 ]] then; export NextSpace=1; fi; osascript -ss - $NextSpace <<EOF
  • on run argv
  • tell application "System Events" to key code 17 + (item 1 of argv) using control down
  • end run
  • EOF
  • ```
  • Then I'm using Karabiner-Elements to set up keyboard shortcuts which will execute these two scripts:
  • ```
  • {
  • "description": "Next space",
  • "manipulators": [
  • {
  • "from": {
  • "key_code": "right_arrow",
  • "modifiers": {
  • "mandatory": [
  • "command"
  • ]
  • }
  • },
  • "to": [
  • {
  • "shell_command": "/bin/zsh Space_next"
  • }
  • ],
  • "type": "basic"
  • }
  • ]
  • },
  • {
  • "description": "Prev space",
  • "manipulators": [
  • {
  • "from": {
  • "key_code": "left_arrow",
  • "modifiers": {
  • "mandatory": [
  • "command"
  • ]
  • }
  • },
  • "to": [
  • {
  • "shell_command": "/bin/zsh Space_prev"
  • }
  • ],
  • "type": "basic"
  • }
  • ]
  • }
  • ```
  • Another approach is to use [Karabiner-Elements](https://github.com/pqrs-org/Karabiner-Elements).
  • As a first step, I created to executable shell scripts, which will switch to the previous/next space using the handy tool [SpaceInfo](https://github.com/davidpurnell/SpaceInfo)
  • `Space_prev`:
  • ```
  • #!/bin/zsh
  • export CurrentSpace=$(SpaceInfo --active-space); export NextSpace=$(($CurrentSpace-1)); if [[ $NextSpace = 0 ]] then; export NextSpace=3; fi; osascript -ss - $NextSpace <<EOF
  • on run argv
  • tell application "System Events" to key code 17 + (item 1 of argv) using control down
  • end run
  • EOF
  • ```
  • `Space_next`:
  • ```
  • #!/bin/zsh
  • export CurrentSpace=$(SpaceInfo --active-space); export NextSpace=$(($CurrentSpace+1)); if [[ $NextSpace = 4 ]] then; export NextSpace=1; fi; osascript -ss - $NextSpace <<EOF
  • on run argv
  • tell application "System Events" to key code 17 + (item 1 of argv) using control down
  • end run
  • EOF
  • ```
  • Then I'm using Karabiner-Elements to set up keyboard shortcuts which will execute these two scripts:
  • ```
  • {
  • "description": "Next space",
  • "manipulators": [
  • {
  • "from": {
  • "key_code": "right_arrow",
  • "modifiers": {
  • "mandatory": [
  • "command"
  • ]
  • }
  • },
  • "to": [
  • {
  • "shell_command": "/bin/zsh Space_next"
  • }
  • ],
  • "type": "basic"
  • }
  • ]
  • },
  • {
  • "description": "Prev space",
  • "manipulators": [
  • {
  • "from": {
  • "key_code": "left_arrow",
  • "modifiers": {
  • "mandatory": [
  • "command"
  • ]
  • }
  • },
  • "to": [
  • {
  • "shell_command": "/bin/zsh Space_prev"
  • }
  • ],
  • "type": "basic"
  • }
  • ]
  • }
  • ```
  • (this answer assumes that `cmd+number` is the shortcut to go to the space of a specific number)
#1: Initial revision by user avatar samcarter‭ · 2023-02-15T15:56:15Z (over 1 year ago)
Another approach is to use [Karabiner-Elements](https://github.com/pqrs-org/Karabiner-Elements).

As a first step, I created to executable shell scripts, which will switch to the previous/next space using the handy tool [SpaceInfo](https://github.com/davidpurnell/SpaceInfo)

`Space_prev`:

```
#!/bin/zsh
export CurrentSpace=$(SpaceInfo --active-space); export NextSpace=$(($CurrentSpace-1)); if [[ $NextSpace = 0 ]] then; export NextSpace=3; fi; osascript -ss - $NextSpace <<EOF
    on run argv
      tell application "System Events" to key code 17 + (item 1 of argv) using control down
    end run
EOF
```

`Space_next`:

```
#!/bin/zsh
export CurrentSpace=$(SpaceInfo --active-space); export NextSpace=$(($CurrentSpace+1)); if [[ $NextSpace = 4 ]] then; export NextSpace=1; fi; osascript -ss - $NextSpace <<EOF
    on run argv
      tell application "System Events" to key code 17 + (item 1 of argv) using control down
    end run
EOF
```

Then I'm using Karabiner-Elements to set up keyboard shortcuts which will execute these two scripts:

```
{
    "description": "Next space",
    "manipulators": [
        {
            "from": {
                "key_code": "right_arrow",
                "modifiers": {
                    "mandatory": [
                        "command"
                    ]
                }
            },
            "to": [
                {
                    "shell_command": "/bin/zsh Space_next"
                }
            ],
            "type": "basic"
        }
    ]
},
{
    "description": "Prev space",
    "manipulators": [
        {
            "from": {
                "key_code": "left_arrow",
                "modifiers": {
                    "mandatory": [
                        "command"
                    ]
                }
            },
            "to": [
                {
                    "shell_command": "/bin/zsh Space_prev"
                }
            ],
            "type": "basic"
        }
    ]
}
```