Create custom hash # keyboard shortcut

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  1. paddyhazard macrumors regular

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    Hi, does anyone know of a way to create a custom hash key shortcut? I know it's currently alt + 3 but i use alt and the numbers to switch between spaces. I've tried using apple + numbers but these are used in illustrator and ctrl+numbers is too awkward past 2.

    I look in the keyboard shortcuts part of the system preferences pane but these only seem to allow menu shortcuts. If this isn't possible what about a way to have changing spaces as that wierd shaped key next to the 1 + a number? It's tiring having to copy and paste the hash symbol for coding!

    Thanks
     
  2. steezy1337 macrumors 6502

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    i think there's a program floating around the internet that lets you create custom shortcuts, wouldn't know what it's called though. Google will mostly likely be your friend here
     
  3. Denarius macrumors 6502a

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  4. paddyhazard thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the help, this is my first topic and after seeing how quickly the posts move on here, i assumed most topics would just disappear into the double digit pages unread!

    I've checked out that Ukelele programme and will see if i can get it to work. IT seems to be for complete custom keyboard layouts and i can't see a section about creating custom shortcuts. Can you think of any other term or category this would come under of do you know if its even possible to create just one, one-off shortcut and leave the rest of the keyboard as it is?

    Thanks,
     
  5. Denarius macrumors 6502a

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    version 2 comes with a folder full of the default keyboard layouts for different countries. Find the one for your country and just make the changes you want then save it (renamed) into /Library/Keyboard Layouts, log out, log in then system prefs>internation>Input menu find your layout on the list tick it and select it in the language menu.
     
  6. Denarius macrumors 6502a

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    I've successfully created a British keyboard layout with a # key for alt+§.

    Before saving the new keyboard layout, in Ukelele go to Keyboard>Set Keyboard Name and change it to what you like. Also put an icon in Keyboard Layouts with it with the same name but finish .icns instead of .keylayout.
     
  7. paddyhazard thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks so much, might do the same with the euro key as that is also taken up with switching to a space.
     

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