Any way to add a keyboard shortcut as a Finder toolbar button?

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  1. mcdj macrumors G3

    mcdj

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    #1
    I have an old AppleScript or Automator created app that I found on the web ages ago which duplicates the current finder window. I dragged it to my Finder toolbar, so duping a window is just a click away. I use it daily.

    Mojave has broken it because it asks my permission every single time I use it.

    So I found that the shortcut "cmd opt o" does the exact same thing. But old habits die hard and I'd love to find a way to make that keyboard combo into a button I can add to the finder toolbar.

    30 min of googling and nothing...

    Any ideas? I am NOT a coder/scripter/etc. I can copy/paste into Apple Script and save it as an app. That's the extent of my scripting ability.

    Thanks!
     
  2. paulcristo macrumors newbie

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    #2
    Can you post the app to see if there's a simple adjustment that can be made?
     
  3. chown33 macrumors 604

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    I'm just guessing, but it may be because the app is unsigned, and the default is to not run unsigned apps. I think there's a System Preferences pane that lets you add unsigned apps to the list that's allowed to run w/o confirmation.

    Another possibility is that the app needs to be added to the list of apps that's allowed to control other apps. I think that's under the Security & Privacy pane in System Preferences. IIRC it's the Accessibility option in the list.
     
  4. mcdj thread starter macrumors G3

    mcdj

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    Thanks. Turns out all I had to do was open it in AS and resave.
     

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