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

chrono1081

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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.
 

thasan

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Oct 19, 2007
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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.
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
 

dusk007

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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.
 

Dave Braine

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Use Alfred
you hit CMD+Space -> t -> enter
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.