How to create shortcut to open an application?

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

  1. Doju macrumors 68000

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    I watched this video:

    http://www.apple.com/business/theater/#customizingkeyboard

    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

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

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    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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