Adding Shortcuts To Applications

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

  1. o0BenMc0o macrumors member

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    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

    BlueRevolution

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    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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