customizing keyboard commands

Discussion in 'macOS' started by cc0651, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. cc0651 macrumors newbie

    Nov 19, 2008
    hey, i want to make a keyboard command that makes the song playing on itunes (through you control tunes) to do the "add to favorites" command on you control tunes.
    so basically:
    control+A -> "add to favorites" on You Control Tunes
    or even, control+A-> add current song to certain playlist on iTunes.
    I tried to do that using the syst pref keyboard/mouse but it did not work. how can i do this (preferably without using other software)? any way i can do this with quicksilver?

  2. ltldrummerboy macrumors 68000


    Oct 15, 2007
    When you say Command-A->, is the > the same key as the one with the period or are you talking about a different key?

    What you need to do is use two modifier keys in addition to the "A" key. If you try your keyboard shortcut you'll find that after you hit the first two keys it wants to select all the songs in iTunes (Command-A). That won't work, so try making a shortcut like Command-Shift-+. Two modifier keys and one character key.
  3. cc0651 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 19, 2008
    sorry i meant "to" for the "->" (arrow)

    see the thing is i want to do this when working on other programs. like for your example, i want to add a current song to a certain playlist using cmd-space-A when i'm on ff.

    also, for you control tunes, looks like the "add to favorites" is only from the drop down menu.

  4. ltldrummerboy macrumors 68000


    Oct 15, 2007
    For example, you want to be able to select a song in Finder, perform a keyboard shortcut, and then have that song added to iTunes and your favorites playlist? I don't think that's possible in Finder and certainly not in Firefox.

    Have you tried Automator? It might do what you need, though not in quite the same form. There are some good tutorials on youtube if you've never used it before.
  5. reclusivemonkey macrumors 6502


    Jun 2, 2008
    Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire, UK
    You can create a trigger to add a song to a playlist in Quicksilver, or give it a rating. I am not sure what you mean by "favourites" in iTunes, or "you control tunes". As always, if you want to do something via a keyboard shortcut, QS is the best way.

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