Create Your Own Mac Keyboard Shortcuts


Power Mac users appreciate keyboard shortcuts because it is faster to press a couple of keys than to navigate lengthy menus.

If you have trouble remembering shortcuts, check out KeyCue, which displays a concise table of all currently available shortcuts.

But what about menu items that lack shortcuts?

Did you know you can create your own shortcuts?

Go to:

  • System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts > App Shortcuts

  • Click the + button

  • Choose an app from the Application menu

  • Fill in the Menu Title field

  • Click the Keyboard Shortcut field

  • Press your desired key combination, and click Add

You can even make shortcuts for Safari bookmarks, since they appear in the Bookmarks menu. If a shortcut doesn’t work, make sure you typed its menu title exactly right, including any punctuation, such as three periods for an ellipsis.

To edit an item, double-click its title or shortcut in the list. If you no longer want an item, select it and click the – button.

Easy, and customized just for you!

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