Adding Shortcuts To Applications

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by o0BenMc0o, Feb 13, 2010.

  1. o0BenMc0o macrumors member

    Feb 9, 2010
    Hi I have just got a new mac and I was playing around with it when I found that on the keyboard settings you can create keyboard shortcuts to applications. So I clicked add and it gave me a list of apps to choose from - the one I chose was Safari. It then says enter the menu title (no idea what that is) so I just called it Safari. Then I chose the keyboard command - command S. When I clicked off it and tried it nothing happened. Please Help.
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    That's for changing menu commands within applications. If you wanted save to be command+K for some reason, that's where you'd change it.

    Mac OS X won't allow you to map shortcut keys to open applications, but you can do so with Quicksilver. I don't suggest mapping command+anything, especially command+S, since almost all applications use that key combo for save. However, control+key should be safe enough in most applications. Aperture is the only one that comes to mind as using control+letter in key combos.

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