overview of all shortcuts

Download on GitHub  + Intel macOS 11 or later

Simple and handy overview of applications shortcuts.
Easy to use, just press twice and hold to see the list.

Inactive elements is dimmed, shortcuts can be displayed on the right or left, and you can change the font size and number of columns.

Features a clean and intuitive interface that ensures a seamless user experience.

Designed to good look both at day and night.

Register your own shortcuts so it would be always near your hands.2

Limitations and known issues

May not display every shortcuts that applications are programmed to respond to, if those are not listed in the app's menu

May have difficulty handling or displaying menus that are represented by icons or images

KeyClu is released under the BSD-3-Clause-Clear license

KeyClu is a free download on GitHub

Install with Brew

brew install --cask keyclu

Version History


December 2023

  • fixed issue with F keys (F13 to F20)
  • added possibility to control Shortcut Panel width and height
  • added possibility to control Persistent Panel width, height and position (to control position pick "desired" option in Window Settings)


November 2023

  • small cosmetic update for macOS 11
  • update UI wording and phrases
  • improve performance


October 2023

  • fixed a bug that occurred when attempting to edit two columns simultaneously
  • fixed a bug that was causing not all menu elements to be displayed
  • fixed a bug that prevent menu element to be hovered properly
  • fixed a bug with incorrect scroll bar height calculation for Persistent Panel
  • added the option to adjust the delay to support Sticky Keys (Settings -> Advanced)
  • introduced a new feature for grouping in "My Shortcuts"
  • improved the title editing experience for "My Shortcuts" (now with double click/tap)
  • improved the format of the exported file, making it more human-readable


October 2023

  • added the capability to switch displaying and bookmarking status of all Custom Shortcuts by clicking table column
  • added a notification to indicate the success or failure of the import process
  • improved the performance
  • improved sending process of user defined Shortcuts
  • improved the distribution and filled the columns more evenly
  • introduced a custom file extension for import/export Custom Shortcuts files


October 2023

Warning: this release contains experimental feature Registering Custom Shortcuts
  • fixed typo in English spelling
  • fixed Hide Shortcut Panel behaviour when App is not paused
  • fixed vertical layout in macOS 12
  • added possibility to disable trigger for Persistent Panel
  • added possibility to Registering Custom Shortcuts
  • improved performance
  • removed button for Login Items in macOS 11 & 12, as can not open proper place


September 2023

  • fixed crash when pause and toggle hide/show menu bar icon
  • added opening Settings Window when opening app while it is running, for people who hide menu bar icon
  • added possibility to show app icon
  • improved Setting Window view
  • changed behaviour of `--show-shortcuts` param from *show* to *toggle* when app is paused


September 2023

  • fixed issue with hiding persistent panel when focused
  • improved work with multi-monitor environment
  • added integration with CustomShortcuts to customize shortcuts
  • added possibility to pause/resume app
  • added possibility to toggle Shortcuts panel from menu
  • added possibility to toggle Persistent panel from menu
  • updated Settings window to modern look
  • updated app icon, thanks to wanwindwalker


August 2023

  • fixed bug which might lead to crash in macOS 14
  • changed accessing Settings window shortcut key, from pressing (cmd) 3 times to (ctrl) 3 times
  • added persistent panel (basic), toggle it by pressing (cmd) 3 times
  • added support skhd with command line params
  • added possibility to trigger show shortcuts panel by passing param to binary *
    • --show-shortcuts
    * It's important to note: due to workflow, there's a deliberate delay of 0.5 seconds before the window appears.
  • added possibility to toggle persistent panel by passing param to binary
    • --toggle-persistent
  • improved handling of activation key(s)
  • improved bookmark targeting
  • improved symbols looks


August 2023

  • fix issue when some keys was not shown
  • fix issue when menu element was not shown if title was empty, for example in firefox (bug?), whatsapp (hidden menu?)
  • fix issue when menu group was shown even if no submenu elements left to present
  • added option to choose preferred scheme to display
  • added option to limit amount of elements for browsers
  • added option to truncate long menu titles
  • improved performance
  • minor interface improvements


August 2023

  • fix issue with icon in Settings in macOS 11 & 12
  • fix issue with hover effect on elements in macOS 11 & 12
  • fix issue with possible crash when list of shortcuts is too small
  • added hide/show shortcuts locally and globally feature (right click element to pick action)
  • added bookmarks to shortcuts feature
  • added settings to show/hide bookmarked and user-hidden elements
  • added legends to preview window in Settings
  • added images to help user grant permission
  • known issue: no horizontal line present when credits are shown in macOS 14


July 2023

  • fixed issue with autoupdater
  • fixed issue with incorrect activation key behaviour
  • improving look, allow to hide credits
  • add activation key for Settings when menubar icon is hidden (quickly press ⌘ 3 times)


July 2023

  • fixed shortcuts with non standard keys (umlauts etc)
  • added other way to activate shortcut list
  • added possibility to hide icon in menubar
  • added autoupdater
  • improved views and scrolls


July 2023

  • fixed issue for displays with larger texts
  • added possibility to set delay for shortcuts list to appear
  • fixed issue with showing empty (duplicate) menus


July 2023

  • improved support macOS Sonoma (14)
  • updated symbols look for better experience (+, -, *, delete, backspace)


July 2023

  • Lower requirements down to macOS 11
  • Better handling of shortcuts
  • Allow to change font size


June 2023

Initial Release