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10.7: Scripting a fix for the loss of the Command+D shortcut
Authored by: thefferon on Nov 01, '11 08:22:09PM

I am square in the camp that regrets the move away from command-D for Don't Save in TextEdit.

Some people appear not to understand the objection - it's not that there is not another shortcut (i.e., command-delete) to do what we want, but that the old shortcut was perfect, it's ingrained in our brains, we used it all the time, and we would like to at least have the option of using it if we want to. If we lose a document now and then because we hit command-D instead of command-S (not likely - hmm, it never happened before, and we used it every day) then we have no one to blame but ourselves for restoring the shortcut. The fact that this post exists (and many more like it) indicates there are a LOT of people who object to the removal of a favorite useful shortcut.

The Terminal command posted here (and elsewhere) worked on 10.7.1, but someone at Apple decided that Apple really does know best, and they broke it with 10.7.2. Here's hoping there is someone out there who knows the ins and outs of the OS enough and that they post a new hack.

Again, it's not that we want to get used to the new one, it's that we want the old one back, or at least have the choice.

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