Changing Keyboard Shortcuts

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Starting in Panther and continuing into Tiger, you are able to customize many system-level and application shortcuts.

To view or change system-level Keyboard shortcuts:

  1. Open the Keyboard & Mouse Preference Pane
  2. Click on the Keyboard Shortcuts tab
  3. To change a shortcut, double click on the existing shortcut, and press the keys that make up your new shortcut.
  4. If you make a mistake, click '"Restore Defaults to return the keyboard shortcuts to the factory defaults.

To change an application specific shortcut:

  1. Open the Keyboard & Mouse Preference Pane
  2. Click on the Keyboard Shortcuts tab
  3. Click the Add button (looks like a Plus sign)
  4. Select the application from the dropdown in the panel
  5. Enter in the menu item, exactly as it appears in the application (it's a text match)
  6. Press the keys that make up the new shortcut.
  7. Click Add to save changes