trying to create a shortcut to open activity monitor

Discussion in 'macOS' started by schmintan, Mar 14, 2007.

  1. schmintan macrumors regular

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    #1
    i go to system preferences, keyboard and mouse and then keyboard shortcuts. once there i click the plus sign, select activity monitor, i type open activity monitor in the text box, and use alt space 9 for the shortcut, but that doesnt work. what am i doing wrong here?
     
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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  3. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    #3
    If you want/need to be a keyboard junkie, you might enjoy Quicksilver - it can assign keyboard shortcuts and much, much more...
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    True that... but, what you are doing enables you to set a keyboard shortcut to a menu command of a program that is running. You can't use the menus of activity monitor to start activity monitor because that's a... catch-22.

    If you really want to do what you describe, try one of these applications:

    http://scriptsoftware.com/ikey/
    http://versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/19421

    (or, of course, the excellent quicksilver)
     

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