How to create shortcut to open an application?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Doju, Apr 17, 2010.

  1. Doju macrumors 68000

    Jun 16, 2008
    I watched this video:

    Doesn't seem to work. I want to add a keyboard shortcut to open Plex. Preferably command + shift + P.

    But under Snow Leopard, I go under Keyboard, Keyboard Shortcuts, +, All Applications, "Plex..." (no quotation marks), command-shift-P

    Won't open. Help? :(
  2. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    Are you sure that your chosen key combo is not used by the System or another application for something else?
  3. JediMeister macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    I don't think you can actually keybind the launching of an application. That video refers to in-application shortcuts, which you find under the File, Edit, View, etc. menus. The only reason she could launch System Preferences is because its a menu item in the :apple: menu.

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