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Setting unlisted keyboard shortcuts for Mission Control and Dashboard Apps
While the Mission Control preference pane allows you to map common keyboard shortcuts to Mission Control actions, its interface doesn't allow you to map more esoteric keys like F19. Here's a quick way to assign an unlisted keyboard shortcut to one of the Mission Control actions.

Go to the Keyboard preference pane, then the Keyboard Shortcuts tab, select Mission Control and enter your keyboard shortcut there. It will automatically be reflected in the Mission Control preference pane. No need to muck around with Terminal commands!

[kirkmc adds: This is a good reminder that other features that offer a limited set of keyboard shortcuts may be available to change in the Keyboard Shortcuts pane of the Keyboard preferences. For example, the Spotlight preference pane offers a number of shortcuts, but you may want something other than what's in its menu. You can set any shortcut you want in the Keyboard preference pane.]
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Setting unlisted keyboard shortcuts for Mission Control and Dashboard
Authored by: osxpounder on Mar 06, '12 02:09:26PM

Sweet!

You just inspired me to try making some keyboard shortcuts on my 10.6.8 system that hadn't occurred to me, and they work. I moved all the Exposť shortcuts to the PrtScn, ScrLk, and Pause Break keys.*

ScrLk still works as the Eject CD key if I hold it down. Double sweet. Now I have freed up four more F keys for blender. Thanks!


*(Those are on a Microsoft Natural Ergonomic 4000 Keyboard, btw, which has turned out to be really awesomely great for my sore hands).

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Setting unlisted keyboard shortcuts for Mission Control and Dashboard
Authored by: osxpounder on Mar 07, '12 02:08:48PM

Correction: ScrLk does not work well when assigned to both Eject and an Exposť function. Yesterday, it worked great (it only triggered Eject if I held it for more than a second).

Today, it's hit or miss. Sometimes it only triggers Eject. Other times, it only triggers Exposť. Oh, well.

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