Applications Notes

Changing keyboard equivalents

Changing keyboard equivalents

The following example would set the Activity Viewer menu item of to be command+shift+A:

defaults write NSUserKeyEquivalents ‘{“Activity Viewer”=”@$A”;}’

The odd characters before the ‘A’ in the previous command, specify the modifiers:

* @ = Command * $ = Shift * ~ = Option * ^ = Control

To use other keys, such as Delete, you will have to use their Unicode codes like this:

@U0008 which would mean command+Delete.

This is really good, since it does not involve modifying the original application, and only applies to your environment, leaving that of others unchanged. I will try to make an app to handle this proceedure some time in the future.