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Globally edit all keyboard shortcut settings
Authored by: godo on Mar 31, '04 05:33:24AM
2.) I looked inside .GlobalPreferences.plist ..., but my file has no NSUserKeyEquivalents key. What gives with this?
You haven't set any system-wide keyboard shortcuts yet. Go into the Keyboard Preference Pane and make some shortcut under "All Applications". It will show up in the .GlobalPreferences.plist and give you a model to work from.
1.) How do I open .GlobalPreferences.plist? It's an invisible file...
Use TinkerTool to "Show hidden and system files." Then relaunch Finder. Double-clicking on .GlobalPreferences.plist should now open it in Property List Editor. One tip about using the Property List Editor: I found that I had to double click on bits so that it would let me edit them.

By the way, this was a great hint as I can now make certain nuisance applications obey the Command-H keystroke.

Anybody know how to make Command-` cause BBEdit Lite to rotate windows? It seems to hold on to it pretty tightly for "Exchange Characters".

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You answered your own question
Authored by: TvE on Mar 31, '04 06:16:09AM
1.) How do I open .GlobalPreferences.plist? It's an invisible file...

If you cd to that directory ("cd ~/Library/Preferences/) in the terminal and type the command you just - unknowingly - typed "open .GlobalPreferences.plist" then the file opens in the relevant application - so there is no need to tamper with TinkerTools or such app's :)

Or you could be advanced and combine the two commands to: "open ~/Library/Preferences/.GlobalPreferences.plist"

PS.: You can also use the Go command if your problem was to go to an invisible folder in the Finder...

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You answered your own question
Authored by: bluehz on Mar 31, '04 01:30:58PM

I edited my com.apple.Safari.plist and added equiv for cmd+shift+Q to Quit...

<key>NSUserKeyEquivalents</key>
<dict>
<key>Quit</key>
<string>@$Q</string>
</dict>

Why does it not show up or respond after restarting Safari?



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You answered your own question
Authored by: Kino on Apr 10, '04 01:34:09AM

- It should be Quit Safari and not Quit.

- Make sure that your shortcut will not conflict with any other shortcut which is active. Command-shift-q is already taken: Log Out.



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