Time machine shortcut??

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  1. Drew017 macrumors 65816

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    Does anyone know (how to create) a shortcut for launching Time machine?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You can right-click on Time Machine.app in your /Applications folder and select "Make Alias", then put that alias wherever you want it.
    You can also launch TM and then right-click its Dock icon and select "Keep in Dock"
     
  3. Drew017 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  5. Drew017 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    no reason... I just like shortcuts. (I have time machine on my dock actually) Thanks for the link, but since I don't know Automator (At all) I'll need to do some help files surfing!
     
  6. mrgraff macrumors 6502a

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    I thought the OP meant keyboard shortcut at first. The hint will do the trick, but I have to wonder why there isn't a built-in shortcut already.

    Maybe he doesn't want it on the Dock? Maybe this person prefers keyboard shortcuts over clicking things. How did you conclude that your original suggestion was a problem? It was simply not the type of answer that he was looking for.
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I didn't conclude that it was a problem. I didn't conclude or assume anything, which is why I simply asked a question.

    This may help: Create Shortcut to launch app in snow Leopard - YouTube
     
  8. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Alfred is a free launcher that would do the trick for you. They also have a paid "powerpack" for Alfred that has a very simple to use keyboard shortcut feature. But if you don't want to pay to access the KB shortcuts, the free part of Alfred can quickly launch any app using the KB.

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