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10.5: Add a Show Package Contents keyboard shortcut Desktop
New in 10.5 is the ability to add a keyboard shortcut for the Show Package Contents contextual menu item in the Finder. Simply open the Keyboard & Mouse System Preferences panel, select the Keyboard Shortcuts tab, click the "+" button, choose Finder as the Application, and type Show Package Contents as the command name. Set whatever shortcut keys you want to use, such as Command-Control-S, then click Add. That's it; you've now created a contextual menu shortcut for Show Package Contents.

In 10.4, the only way to add a keyboard shortcut to Show Package Contents in the Finder was with a combination of apple script and automator as detailed in this hint.

[robg adds: With the ability to set these keys on the fly now, you don't even have to restart the Finder. I tried creating shortcuts for the entries in the More sub-menu, but sadly, that didn't work (so no keyboard shortcuts for Automator workflows via the Finder).]
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10.5: Add a Show Package Contents keyboard shortcut
Authored by: lukec on Dec 11, '07 08:18:05AM

What's really cool about this hint is that you can map any menu item that doesn't currently have a keyboard shortcut. For example you could map the 'Zoom' item in 'Any Application' or you could map 'Show Equalizer' for 'iTunes'.

This hint is really about more than the one function.

Luke



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10.5: Add a Show Package Contents keyboard shortcut
Authored by: robg on Dec 11, '07 09:48:45AM

We've run general hints on using the Keyboard Shortcuts panel before; this hint really is just about the fact that you can finally assign a shortcut to the Show Package Contents menu item -- all the other entries in the contextual menu have entries on the main menu, and can be assigned shortcuts that way. But SPC has existed in a vacuum until now.

-rob.



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10.5: Add a Show Package Contents keyboard shortcut
Authored by: emale on Dec 11, '07 10:08:52AM

On the other side - while I was able to make a keyboard shortcut for the "Create Archive of ... selected files" contextual menu entry of 10.4 this isn't possible on 10.5
Can anybody confirm this?



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10.5: Add a Show Package Contents keyboard shortcut
Authored by: NB on Dec 13, '07 12:38:04AM

Well yes, because "Create Archive" has become "Compress", which works flawlessly ;-)



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10.5: Add a Show Package Contents keyboard shortcut
Authored by: JuanCab on Dec 11, '07 11:07:11AM
I was not able to get this plugin to work on my intel Mac. In fact, upon triggering it, all subsequent QuickLook attempts failed until I log out and log in again (seems like the process handling QuickLook functionality locked up). I was, after some suggestions from other users here, able to download and use QLColorCode (stored at GoogleCode) without any hassles. According to the plugin author's blog it looks like QLColorCode is based on the Pygments syntax coloring engine instead of Highlights.

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10.5: Add a Show Package Contents keyboard shortcut
Authored by: mantrid on Dec 11, '07 04:52:10PM
Setting a keyboard shortcut for showing package contents is documented.
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=75459

The key is that in Leopard, it is now possible to use keyboard shortcuts to active some menu items that previously were only accessible by opening the menu first (which was pretty useless). The "print to pdf" keyboard shortcut hint was another example of this.
http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20071024183248220

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10.5: Add a Show Package Contents keyboard shortcut
Authored by: kerrsed on Jan 07, '08 05:27:53AM
For those of you Leopard users who are experiencing problems getting this hint (and other hints involving creating a custom keyboard shortcut for Finder commands) to work correctly, you can work around problems using (at least) two different methods:

  • open Terminal.app and enter the command killall Dock - By far the easiest method.
  • Or the good-ol' fashioned Restart will suffice.


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