Defining INS (insert) shortcut in macOS

Maurizio Berti maurizio.berti at
Tue May 25 00:41:13 BST 2021

That shortcut is very generic and can be potentially "eaten" by widgets
that accept text input.
Does any other modifier-based shortcut work (excluding standard text
shortcuts, like ctrl-x or ctrl-a)?
Can you provide a minimal reproducible example?

Il giorno lun 24 mag 2021 alle ore 19:46 Rodrigo de Salvo Braz <
rodrigobraz at> ha scritto:

> Hi,
> I am trying to define an Insert shortcut in the macOS:
> insert_action.setShortcut(QKeySequence(Qt.Key_Insert))
> Also tried:
> insert_action.setShortcut(QKeySequence("Ins"))
> but neither option works (nothing happens). It does work when I run it on
> Windows.
> I am using an external PC keyboard. I know the keyboard is generating the
> right key code because when I use the EventViewer of Karabiner-Elements (a
> keyboard-remapping application), I do see "key_code: insert" when I press
> the key.
> Thanks,
> Rodrigo

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