No more COMMAND + K in Snow Leopard?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by insocal, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. insocal macrumors regular

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    I used to use this shortcut all the time to easily DELETE ALL MAIL TRASH at once.

    Now it's gone.

    Looks like you have to use COMMAND + SHIFT + DELETE.
     
  2. BTGeekboy macrumors member

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    Ever been over to System Preferences > Keyboard & Mouse > Keyboard Shortcuts? You can create or change keyboard shortcuts for anything accessible from the menubar. Coincidentally, I've used it to make Cmd-K work in Safari like it does in Firefox.
     
  3. insocal thread starter macrumors regular

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    I checked over there. Didn't think I could do it. Guess I'm not as comp savvy as you...any tips how I can create that shortcut?
    Much appreciated!
     
  4. wal9000 macrumors member

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    Not running 10.6 yet, but if it works like 10.5 you should just need to click the + button and type in the exact text of the menu item.
     
  5. insocal thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks.

    Tried that but didn't seem to work. I'll do some more exploring.
     
  6. MadMacs99 macrumors newbie

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    That does work but its bad practice to change keyboards commands in an application. Also, it is a bad idea in general to change keyboard commands and to five users the ability to do so.

    This is not the first time Apple has taken a simple keyboard command and made it more difficult. Which is how I arrived to this post, for I too use command+K every day.

    Remember command+n used to create a new folder until OS X. They changed it to command+shift+n, and command+n now creates a new finder window. I have never had the need to create a new finder window, but I create new folders multiple times a day every day.

    I have been told eventually I will see the need to constantly create new windows, but i have been using OS X since beta and have never needed another finder window. I am sure others can come up with a reason to do this. However, I bet there is another way to do all of the things they could list for creating another finder window.

    Another thing I have noticed. I like the original poster wrote about the new folder command problem and was given the same advice you gave. Of course this was years after the release of OS X as you could not change keyboard commands originally. I changed my keyboard command for creating a new folder back to command+n. I will warn that it does not stay that way after OS upgrades. It reverts back to what Apple wants it to be.
     

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