Is there a way to launch Text Edit via keyboard shortcut?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by chrono1081, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. chrono1081 macrumors 604

    chrono1081

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    #1
    Hi guys,

    I was trying to figure out a way to launch Text Edit via a keyboard shortcut but it doesn't seem to want to work when I assign it a keyboard shortcut and I can't find a tutorial online to address this.

    Is it possible? I'm basically wanting to hit Command + T and have it open Text Edit with a new document.
     
  2. thasan macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    if ur keyboard shortcut doesnt work for some reason, cant u use better touch tool?
    command+T might not work if its alerady assigned. maybe cmd+shift+T? i actually have it set up for my text editor texmaker
     
  3. dusk007 macrumors 68040

    dusk007

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    #3
    I guess you could work it out.
    CMD+t and also CMD+Shift+T is already used a lot in all apps with tabbed browsing. You'd need a different key.

    I would recommend another approach.
    Use Alfred
    you hit CMD+Space -> t -> enter
    After a bit of training that launches Textedit.
    First you need a few more keys like tex. But once it knows you often start textedit the single t will do.

    That is really fast. I don't use Textedit anymore because since ML it always starts with a save dialog but I don't want to bother with saving when I only want to quickly scribble down stuff.
     
  4. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

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    #4
    That works with Spotlight as well, although you may have to go as far as typing tex depending on how many Apps you have starting with t. I use that method to launch all my Apps that aren't in the Dock.
     

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