Spotlight Custom Shortcodes?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by martesrd, Feb 20, 2015.

  1. martesrd macrumors newbie

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    Hello,
    I am wondering if it is possible to define custom shortcodes for Sportlight? Well, I am sure in the basic settings it is not possible but maybe a small program or script which makes it possible or adding some .plist file?

    I mean with shortcodes that by typing in spotlight "os" and hit enter it instantly opens safari without I have to wait that spotlight "finds" safari and then I can hit enter. sometimes I type something, it already shows the app i am looking for, but obviously it was the result for the first letters I typed and by the time I hit enter, he already searched for all the text I entered and it opens a different app.
    By having these shortcodes I could define in a List "txt" => "open TextEdit", "txtw" => "open TextWrangler" and so on. It would be faster and those mistakes as decribed above would not happen.

    Do you know what I mean and does someone have an idea how to find a solution for that?
    That would be great!
    Thank you very much.

    PS: I use OS X Yosemite
     
  2. martesrd thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I already found one way, although it is not spotlight, but quite similiar:
    Using the terminal. I just add in .bash_profile aliases to the apps or files I want with the command "open" in front...
    that works, but nicer of course would be something right inside Spotlight...
     
  3. satcomer macrumors 603

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    To make shortcuts on Mac us simple. Just open System Preferences-Keyboard, Keyboard Shortcuts. Then click on the + button.
     

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