Shortcut for Green Zoom Button?

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  1. sukanas macrumors 6502a

    sukanas

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    #1
    i was wondering if there was a shortcut for that controversial green plus button
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

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    Not by default (or if there is it's not shown in the menu). You can create one in System Preferences->Keyboard & Mouse -> Keyboard Shortcuts.

    Click the +. The menu command is Zoom, set it for All Applications and away you go :D
     
  3. sukanas thread starter macrumors 6502a

    sukanas

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    oh nice
    thanks

    but theres a problem ): it works in safari but not in itunes.. any idea??
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    iTunes seems to have it's own already defined (Control-Command-Z). Not sure how you can get rid of that. If you set your newly defined shortcut to that then it'll work everywhere...
     
  5. sukanas thread starter macrumors 6502a

    sukanas

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    hrm the menu reads it F5

    when i click F5, the window bar blinks(blue) but it doesnt do anything
    but when i click it, the zoom works
     

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  6. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    No idea mate. iTunes is a bit of an odd one as it's a very old code base. I don't have a shortcut set for Zoom at all and I've still got a shortcut set in iTunes. Try setting your global shortcut to control-command-z instead of F5 as an experiment...
     
  7. sukanas thread starter macrumors 6502a

    sukanas

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    thats odd
    cmd ctrl z worked for both itunes AND safari

    ...i guess its sometthing ill have to live w/
    thanks for the help
     
  8. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, it's something to do with iTunes. It's old and cranky (and Carbon, not Cocoa like lots of the included apps).
     
  9. kolax macrumors G3

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    I use CMD+Z to flick iTunes to the Mini Controller.

    Sure you got the right menu name for iTunes?
     
  10. portent macrumors 6502a

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    You can create a custom keyboard shortcut in System Preferences. Just enter "Zoom" as the menu command name.
     
  11. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    We already covered that. It was in my first reply :rolleyes:
     

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