How To Disable MacOS Spotlight Keyboard Shortcut Command + Space

MacOS spotlight search function is a useful function that can help you find files in your Mac. For example if you want to search a file, you just need to press Command + Space to popup the spotlight search input box, and then input the part text of the file name in the search box, then it will list all the files match the input text.

use spotlight search box to search file

But some times, the Command + Space shortcut is not convenient. You may want to use the shortcut for other application. So this article will tell you how to disable Command + Space shortcut for spotlight search.

1. Disable Spotlight Search Shortcut Command + Space.

  1. Click the Mac icon at the left top corner.
  2. Then click System Preferences… menu item.
    mac logo system preferences menu item
  3. Click Spotlight icon.
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  4. Click Keyboard Shortcuts… button in the Spotlight dialog.
    mac system preferences spotlight keyboard shortcuts button
  5. Click Spotlight in left list, then uncheck the checkbox in right panel. Now when you press Command + Space shortcut, it will not popup spotlight search input box again.
    change spotlight keyboard shortcuts
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