Keyboard shortcuts

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Diatribe, May 30, 2005.

  1. Diatribe macrumors 601

    Diatribe

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    #1
    I was wondering whether there is any possibility to start or switch to an app with a keyboard shortcut. For example bring mail up with a custom shortcut or any other app for that matter.
    Don't say Quicksilver because I don't want that extra step, it really has to be ONE keyboard shortcut.
    Would be great if anyone knew.
     
  2. superbovine macrumors 68030

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    #2

    oops...wrong app

    there is the correct one.

    http://www.download.com/AliasKeys/3000-2234_4-10348262.html?tag=lst-0-3
     
  3. Diatribe thread starter macrumors 601

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    Thanks for the link bovine. Too bad it needs to be in the dock all the time and costs $15.
    The app needs to be started anyway, I was looking for a way to bring it up faster when doing something else but not having to click the dock isn't worth the $15 for me. Thanks anyway though.
     
  4. superbovine macrumors 68030

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    meh i tried. you can get one of those fancy keyboards with buttons. if the keyboard has mac support it will have software for the keyboard that will let you program the buttons to launch mail, volume, calculator etc.

    i wouldn't know what i would do without the volume button on my keyboard.
     
  5. russed macrumors 68000

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    if you have the programme open what about the apple key and the tab key to scroll through all hte open programmes?
     
  6. Diatribe thread starter macrumors 601

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    Thanks for the suggestion, I'm just looking for the easiest method and therefore it has to be easier than clicking the dock icon, which by itself is pretty easy. Oh well seems like this will have to do.


    It switches to the app but doesn't bring up the window. Oh well, it seems I'll be sticking with the dock icon clicking.
     
  7. kidA macrumors regular

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    trythis.. it is pretty much infinitely customizeable and can do about a million different things.
     
  8. Diatribe thread starter macrumors 601

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    Now this is pretty awesome. It's kind of like Quicksilver just with the customizable keyboard shortcuts and more options.
    Nice, that'll do perfectly. Thanks.
     
  9. Sharewaredemon macrumors 68000

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    I should bring up the window.... unless you have closed the window.... or minimized it.

    The great thing about using Mac OS X is that you don't usually need to minimize or close windows.
     
  10. Diatribe thread starter macrumors 601

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    Yeah, I know but Cmd-W is just so much closer than Cmd-H :D
     

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