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Launch bookmarks and history items from the Help menu
Authored by: osxpounder on Jul 08, '11 01:45:57PM

Many thanks for pointing this out. I use the Help menu more and more, but I didn't remember that I could use a keyboard shortcut instead of the mouse. Great time-saver and easier on my busy hands!

I suppose one reason I seldom noticed the Cmd-? shortcut is that I don't see it in menus, maybe because it's a menu title.

Also very grateful that you point out the menu-search trick works for dynamically-generated menus like the list of Recent Folders. Wow, I never thought of that! I probably would have assumed that dynamic, often-changing menu items weren't available to the search feature.

I'll be using this so often, I think I'll assign my own easier shortcut key to it.

Great hint!



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Launch bookmarks and history items from the Help menu
Authored by: mtaylorGT on Jul 08, '11 03:10:25PM

Setting a custom shortcut is a good idea.

For those who don't know how to do this, open System Preferences, click on the Keyboard item, the keyboard shortucts tab and choose "Application Shortcuts" from the left pane. If "All Applications" is collapsed, expand it using the triangle. On my system, there is only one shortcut listed for all applciations, "Show Help Menu". Double click on this shortcut (currently cmd-shift-/) and set it to your preferred shortcut. The change will be global and bring up the help search box in all applications.



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Launch bookmarks and history items from the Help menu
Authored by: osxpounder on Jul 14, '11 02:09:28PM

I set a custom shortcut to alt-/ because that's close to my hand, and it only needs one modifier key held down.

If I am gonna do a keyboard shortcut very often (like this one), I try keep it easy on the hands.

That's why I always reconfigure my Adobe apps so that Cmd-D is "Deselect," because that's something I do very, very often. The other things that Adobe decided to assign as Cmd-D aren't things that I do as often. I'd rather hold down 2 keys than 3 keys, if I'm doing it 100 times a day.

I *LOVE* being able to set system-wide shortcuts in Mac OS X.

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