Shortcut keys assigned to application not working

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by clementwg, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. clementwg macrumors newbie

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    There is an option to assign keyboard shortcuts to open an application. For example with command+O was set up to open Opera. But it will not open after that.

    System Preferences>keyboard>Keyboard shortcuts>application shortcuts...to setup but after done, the application do not respond.

    Anyone can help?
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Um, almost every application has command+O mapped to open file. You might want to choose something a bit less ubiquitous. Try mapping control+O or something.
     
  3. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    In other words, if your shortcut is not unique, you're creating a conflict. That's probably why Cmd + O isn't working the way you want it to.
     
  4. clementwg thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have tried others too.

    Believe me I tried so many other commands. alt-O command-p and so on. My friend has an older MB and it didn't work on his either. I went to an Apple computer store and the staff was equally puzzle. I don't mind trying any other command but does it work?
     
  5. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Oh, I see what you're trying to do. No, I don't think you can set up a keyboard shortcut to open an application, at least not on Leopard. Quicksilver lets you map keyboard shortcuts to anything you want, though.
     
  6. clementwg thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks BlueRevolution

    Thanks for clarification. I now know what it does not do but what then does it do?

    System Preferences>keyboard>Keyboard shortcuts>application shortcuts
     
  7. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    thats for menus in applications. e.g. you can set Merge All Windows in Safari's Window menu to a keyboard shortcut.
     

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