Shortcut to opening apps ?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by amacfx, Aug 25, 2007.

  1. amacfx macrumors newbie

    Feb 8, 2007
    Hi folks,

    I've programmed a bunch of keyboard shortcuts on the F keys (print screen, show all windows etc) but I can't figure out how to open an application using an F key i.e. just hitting F5 to open Photoshop/Safari/whatever. Any suggestions ?


  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Welcome! :) I don't think that's a default feature of OS X. You can do a couple of things, though:

    GlobalHotKey is a free application that does exactly what you're asking for. :)

    Quicksilver is a very popular application that does something slightly different (basically lets you quickly launch apps with a couple of keystrokes, and also does a large number of other things).

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