Forum Question: Is There a Keyboard Shortcut To Open Safari?

I have an iMac desktop, Mountain Lion. I’m wondering if there is a keyboard shortcut to open Safari?
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Barb

Comments: 3 Responses to “Is There a Keyboard Shortcut To Open Safari?”

    1/15/13 @ 3:45 pm

    There aren’t really keyboard shortcuts use to launch any app. The quickest way to launch an app is to have it in the Dock and simply click on it. Just one action.
    If you are looking to launch the app without using the mouse or trackpad at all, there are a few ways. If the app is already running, then Command+Tab takes you through the apps quickly. Many people, myself included, always have Safari running. There’s really no reason to quit it.
    You could also use the Spotlight menu to launch any app with the keyboard. Command+Space and then type the first few letters of the app’s name until it appears. Then Return will launch it.
    See http://macmost.com/17-ways-to-launch-an-application-in-mac-os-x.html for even more ideas.

    Gordon Potter
    1/15/13 @ 7:18 pm

    I suggest you download Alfred (http://www.alfredapp.com ) – it is not a short cut, but you can use two keys to fire up Alfred, type “sa ” as in the the first letters of safari and hit enter. I am a serious 1Password user and purchasing the PowerPack has been a very nice 1PW add-on. (Basic Alfred is free.)

    Robert
    1/16/13 @ 3:20 am

    If you know what you’re doing with automator and AppleScript, just go into Automator, create a service then drop the AppleScript piece in. Now add the code:

    tell application “Safari”
    activate
    end tell

    Then save the service. Finally, assign a keyboard shortcut in system preferences to that service. Job done!

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