Changing keyboard shortcuts not working.

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Ellisande, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. Ellisande macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2010
    Ok, to keep it simply. I changed my desktop keys to make command + left arrow move me left a desktop and command + right to move my right a desktop. This works perfectly.

    However, I put command + up arrow to move me to desktop 1, and command + down arrow to move me to desktop two. These two shortcuts work briefly, then just stop working.

    I know the finder has command + up and down bound to something else, and I assume that it's these keys that are conflicting. How can I get rid of the finder key binds?
  2. kylera macrumors 65816


    Dec 5, 2010
    System Preferences => Keyboard => Keyboard Shortcuts => Application Shortcuts on the left side => Click on the plus sign.

    From there, you'll get a new window asking to type in specifics. Choose the Finder as the application, and in the menu title, type in "Enclosing Folder" minus quotes, BUT with the E and F capitalized. After that, click on the box next to "keyboard shortcut" and type in whatever combo you want.

    You can use this part with whatever application you want, as this is a custom shortcut maker.
  3. Ellisande thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2010
    Ok, I'm sorry but I have no idea what that's meant to accomplish. :/ I did it, but I am not sure how it relates to the main issue I have, that my mission control shortcuts randomly don't work half the time.

    Though creating my own definitely seems like a good idea, I have no idea what the "menu command" is for "Switch to Desktop 1".

    Basically "Switch to Desktop 1" and "Switch to Desktop 2" plain don't work. I want them to work.

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