How do I assign B&F buttons to the keyboard?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Ddyracer, Dec 31, 2012.

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    Ddyracer

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    So, i know that the standard back and forward is command and [ to go back and ] to go forward.

    Question is how do i assign it as a hotkey on the keyboard? Like put it on a f key? I do have it assigned as a hotkey on my mouse but i don't like it.
     
  2. LPZ
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    System Preferences -> Keyboard ->Keyboard Shortcuts

    Select Application Shortcuts and click +

    Select your application (Safari?) and enter your desired shortcut for Back. Do the same for Forward.
     
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    Ddyracer

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    Thanks. I forgot about that.
     
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    Just tried this. It works but not how i want it. I think you misunderstood. I actually want to rebind command [ and command ] to a DIFFERENT key like f18 for instance. Not possible in System Preferences.
     
  5. LPZ
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    I guess I'm still confused. In Safari (for example), command+[ corresponds to Back and command+] to Forward. If I want to use just a single keypress for Back, I can use the method in my previous post to bind Back to the left-arrow key (for example). Then I can simply press that left-arrow key to go back, instead of pressing command+[. (A function key could be used instead of the left-arrow.) These modifications work for me, but maybe I'm still misunderstanding what you want.
     
  6. Ddyracer, Jan 1, 2013
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    Ddyracer

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    You know i think its i who doesnt understand. So you rebinded command [ which is the back button to the left arrow key on your keyboard. Great, wheres the option to do this? I can only assign to a app then put in the key. Wont let me rebind.


    I got it to work. I needed to put back and forward in the menu title then put my hotkey in. U didn't say this. Also, i couldn't get f19 to work so i'm using f17 and f18 as foward and back set as all applications.

    Damn i good.
     
  7. LPZ
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    Well, it does say "Enter the exact name of the menu command you want to add" right below the Menu Title box. :)

    In any case, I'm glad you got it working.
     
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    Ddyracer

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    Aw quit arguing. Its so small I looked over it.
     

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