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How Can I Create a Keyboard Shortcut To Launch Safari?

I was wondering if it is possible to create a keyboard shortcut to launch Safari. I know there are other various ways to launch it but I would like to use a simple keyboard shortcut if I can.
Robert E.

Comments: One Response to “How Can I Create a Keyboard Shortcut To Launch Safari?”

    2 years ago

    You can easily launch Safari with a few keystrokes now, but you can also create a single-action shortcut to do so with some work.

    For a few keystrokes, you can use Command+Space to bring up Spotlight, then a few keys to search like "saf" or maybe just "s" would be enough. Then Return to launch. This is so easy that it almost makes building your own single-action shortcut a waste of time.

    You an also launch LaunchPad with a shortcut, then "s" or "saf" to narrow down the results to Safari and then Return to launch.

    Since you want to launch Safari so quickly and often, it probably means that you have Safari already running in the background all the time like most users do. In that case you can use the app switcher. A simple Command+Tab and then continue to hit Tab until Safari is selected, and then release Command will do it.

    If these still aren't good enough for you. Then you can build an Automator Quick Action to launch Safari, and assign that Quick Action to a keyboard shortcut. I have a tutorial on how to do that here:

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