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Create a universal shortcut to most apps' Preferences dialog
Authored by: Cameroon on May 10, '03 10:46:57AM

I believe the poster was referring to getting the ellipses
character that is used for, say, "Preferences..." If you type
option-; in the terminal it doesn't understand and adds a useless
"key equivalent" into the defaults.

Needless to say, "Preferences~;" is not the way to get the right
character ;) I believe the @,$,~,^ only affect the key
equivalent and do nothing for the name of the key equivalent.

So, yes, how does one get the proper "..." character entered via
the terminal?



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Bah - hit the wrong link
Authored by: Cameroon on May 10, '03 10:48:35AM

Sorry, this above post was meant for the question about getting
the "..." character.



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. . .
Authored by: carsten on May 10, '03 12:22:48PM

You must enter three periods instead of the actual ellipsis character for this trick to work, at leat this is true for me with "TextEdit".



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*sigh* -- But to answer the question
Authored by: Cameroon on May 10, '03 10:50:47AM

It appears that using three periods (literally typing ...) works.
*shrug* it didn't last night when I tried it, but TextEdit seemed
to pick it up just fine today.



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