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Adding Custom Menu Keyboard Shortcuts
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Try using a different shortcut that uses the Command key in addition to others. I think you are just typing that character.
Hi Gary, In pages I would love to make a shortcut for things that have 2 layers of choice. For example, "Mask with Shape" and then "Rounded Rectangle". Is that possible? I tried both 'command M' and 'alt M' for "Mask with Shape" without success.
Thanks for this great post Gary!
Doesn't matter how deep the menu item is. Try a more obscure shortcut as those are probably already in use.
I tried to add shortcut to Quicken. I tried "Print Checks..." and used commd-opt-P. Doesn't appear in menu and doesn't work. Where have erred???
Did you try three periods? You'll probably need to do a true ellipsis character. That's Option plus the ; key.
Tried the ellipsis, still no shortcut.
which should be chosen in preferences, Text Boxes and lists only or All controls?
That's for Keyboard Access, nothing to do with these shortcuts.
Tried the ellipsis character, still no shortcut.
Maybe there is a conflict. Try a more obscure character sequence.
Tried Contr-opt-P, still not shortcut. I checked all the other shortcuts in order to avoid any possible conflict.
Could just be a problem with Quicken then.
Most of the problems that I have with shortcuts are the result of shortcut clashes (i.e., the same shortcut being used for two purposes). This could be avoided if there were a way to view all of the currently-used shortcuts to allow manual checking - is this possible please?
I don't know of any way. Some apps have hundreds of them, and some people have hundreds of apps. So that would be a long list.
Using Keynote, I regularly need to use an advanced option to get to "character fill color." I can't find it in the menu bar. It takes three clicks every time. Is there a way to set up a keyboard shortcut using the basic Mac functions or do I need to get another app?
What are you trying to do, exactly? Do you want to set the character fill color to something specific? If so, look into using styles in Keynote.
Any way to get a shortcut (or is there) to toggle between the Notification Center tabs: Today and Notifications
Not that I can find.
Hi Gary. Can you help. I followed your instructions on this video. In Pages I tried to set up a short cut for "Start Speaking". I set it up only for Pages. The short cut I entered was shift/option/z. It shows up when I go to Edit/Speech/Start Speaking as you said it would. But when I use I highlight a piece of text in Pages and push the keys "Shift/option/Z" the text just disappears. Can you help please.