⌘ Resolve Shortcut Conflicts ⌘ ShortStop disables global keyboard shortcuts (hotkeys) so you can interact with the current application unencumbered.

Utility applications add dozens of global keyboard shortcuts to your system. This creates a problem: global keyboard shortcuts that conflict with and override useful local keyboard shortcuts to (e.g. menu commands) in whatever application you’re currently using. The result? You’re going to confuse your computer, your apps, and yourself. This results in lost time, interrupted workflow and reduced efficiency - the exact opposite of what a keyboard shortcut is supposed to accomplish.

To solve this problem, we created ShortStop. ShortStop suspends all global shortcuts with just a single click, and brings them back just as easily with another click. In addition, you can create a list of apps that will automatically trigger ShortStop to save you even that one click.

Imagine being able to properly control screen sharing sessions, or use your favorite keyboard shortcut-heavy app (I’m looking at you Photoshop) without fear of collision! It’s the perfect utility for multi-taskers, gamers, IT people who frequently use screen sharing to control a remote system (VNC, RDP, TeamViewer), or while using virtual machines (VMware, Parallels, VirtualBox).

• Block global shortcuts with just a click
• Automatically activate shortcut blocking on a per-app basis
• Synchronize your settings and block list using Dropbox

What’s New

Version 1.2.1

• Fix for ShortStop not blocking shortcuts.

Ratings and Reviews

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1 Rating

Caleb Land ,

A very useful app, especially for those running VMs/Games

This app is very useful for those running virtual machines or playing games that may want to use keyboard shortcuts that conflict with your global shortcuts.

It can sync its preferences over dropbox, and can automatically turn itself on and off for specific apps whenever you switch between them.

I highly recommmend this app!

thedode ,

This app is 90% there… Almost!

I'd give it full starts if it had one more small feature. Allow you to make a block list of particular shortcuts for each app versus blocking all global shortcuts.

I'm an editor and Premiere has a keyboard shortcut that happens to interfear with the global shortcut for screen snapshot. I really only want to disable that shortcut and still be able to keep all the other global shortcuts (switching between apps, windows, ect) that make working so efficent.

Please please add it in your next update!!

shawk996 ,

Full ILO control

Finally I can send vital key sequences to an ILO. It's works from my MAC through RDP to contol my systems on ILO (Integrated Lights Out) management.
Just exiting a BIOS was a chore, now it's a SNAP! Thanks ShortStop, made short work of it.


Mizage, LLC
1.9 MB

OS X 10.6.0 or later



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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