programming key functions??

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by forthebrave, Jun 30, 2004.

  1. forthebrave macrumors regular

    Mar 3, 2004
    just asking a stupid question...... is there any way to program or set one of your function keys to do a specific task, like I want to set a key for the SEND button ( APPLE KEY+SHIFT+D ) possible????
  2. HexMonkey Administrator


    Staff Member

    Feb 5, 2004
    New Zealand
    If you are using Panther, you can add or change menu shortcuts in System Preferences->Keyboard & Mouse->Keyboard Shortcuts. For example, if you were to change one for the Send menu item in Mail, you would do the following:

    1. Go to the above location (System Preferences->Keyboard & Mouse->Keyboard Shortcuts)
    2. Click the "+" icon on the bottom left of the list
    3. In the sheet that appears, choose Mail as the application, "Send" as the menu title, and the shortcut that you want as the keyboard shortcut (eg F1), then click the "Add" button.
    4. Quit and relaunch Mail if it's open

    You cannot use this technique for things that aren't in menus, or if you are using an older version of Mac OS X. In this case, you'd need to use third party software.
  3. forthebrave thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 3, 2004

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