One of the great additions to Panther is the Keyboard Shortcuts tab in the Keyboard and Mouse prefs. In particular, the ability to add a KB shortcut for any menu item in any (or all) applications is fantastic. Except you can't create a shortcut that only has a key plus Command. For instance, I wanted to bind "Find Previous" back to Command-D instead of Shift-Command-G, but it won't let me (function keys seem to work fine by themselves). So here's how to get around it:
- Add a new shortcut (say, Find Previous), and bind it to some similar key setup - say Shift-Command-D.
- Go into Terminal, and type open ~/Library/Preferences/.GlobalPreferences.plist (make it open -e... if you don't have the Dev Tools installed).
- Look for the setting NSUserKeyEquivalents, and open it.
- Find the shortcut you are interested in, and remove everything except the letter and the @ symbol and save your changes.