You can use the Shortcuts app to create very simple Shortcuts to launch apps. You can then assign a keyboard shortcut to that and now launch or switch to that app with a single key press. Add as many as you like for quick access to your most-used apps.
Is there a way to create a shortcut for Command + Shift + 5. I always forgot and would be love to use a F key for this.
Or some other method.
Rohit: Not sure what you mean. Command+Shift+5 *is* a shortcut. Do you want to change it to something else? You can do that in System Settings, Keyboard, Keyboard Shortcuts, Screenshots. Change it to whatever you like.
Hello Gary, your advice:
I commonly use the right to left. Yes the shortcut is impossible. For example, "Right to Left" appears both under two functions (paragraph direction and another one). Which prevents the function from being saved.
Ron: I'm not sure of any way around that.
With all the new stuff in version 16, can we now create a shortcut to answer the iPhone? Something like "Hey Siri, answer the phone." would do, but I wouldn't mind using a shortcut in between Siri and the phone.
Tex: That's been available for a while, no need for a Shortcut. https://support.apple.com/en-au/guide/iphone/iph838fd6fd4/ios#:~:text=accept%20the%20call
Hi, Garry - thanks for the video. When I'm over in Evernote, the shortcut will only type the number - not execute the shortcut and switch to the app. I've dug and dug and don't see that shortcut (I'm using Control + Option + 3 as an example) in use in Evernote. Any thoughts?
Jeff: Your first step in troubleshooting is to simply try another keyboard combination to see if that works. If so, then Evernote is simply using that combo.
Thanks, Gary! Good idea! Semi-related, when I very first boot the Mac, and try any of my keyboard shortcuts, none of them work. It seems like maybe certain circumstances have to be in place for them to work?
Jeff: Not sure why that would be the case. You "when I very first boot..." so the problem resolves itself after some time? Or do you do something to get it to work? How often do you boot? (See https://macmost.com/a-beginners-guide-to-whether-to-shut-down-or-sleep-your-mac.html)
Hey brother, thanks for this... have you ever been successful in creating a shortcut to print more than 1 document... I have 2 documents that I print often and would love to create a shortcut for that... tried searching for a solution, but not there yet... Either way, thanks for what you do!..
Claudio: In the Finder you can just select the two files, and then Command+P.