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Keyboard Shortcuts?
Authored by: guardian34 on Jan 03, '06 07:40:59AM

Why not use "Keyboard Shortcuts" under the Keyboard & Mouse preference pane [of System Preferences]?



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Keyboard Shortcuts?
Authored by: TvE on Jan 03, '06 07:48:17AM

That is excatly what I have done - CTRL-Z = Zoom.
Only downside is that it only works for applications that has a "Zoom" menuitem - but most do.

Calculator does not, since clicking the green button changes "mode" - but luckily Apple has pre-made shortcuts for these actions (CMD-1, CMD-2 & CMD-3)



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Keyboard Shortcuts?
Authored by: PCheese on Jan 03, '06 07:56:30AM

You may want to try command-control-Z; that's the Zoom shortcut for iTunes.



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Keyboard Shortcuts?
Authored by: TvE on Jan 05, '06 12:49:34PM

Nope - not as delivered from Apple



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In the terminal
Authored by: hombre on Jan 03, '06 06:30:19PM
Most apps have either "Zoom" or "Zoom Window" so I use the following:
defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSUserKeyEquivalents '{"Zoom" = "@^Z"; "Zoom Window" = "@^Z"; }'
That sets the keyboard shortcut to Cmd-Ctrl-Z for almost all apps.

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terminal vs. GUI
Authored by: hypert on Jan 04, '06 08:12:50PM

Nice hint all around!

I tried this terminal command, and it works perfectly. I especially like seeing the keyboard shortcut in the real menu.

One question: why doesn't this change show up in the Keyboard & Mouse preference pane? I can set other shortcuts there (like Cmd-B to "Show All Bookmarks" in Safari). Since I'll never remember this nifty "defaults" command, how can I set (or view this setting) this through a GUI?

I was hoping Keyboards would be the place, but maybe it won't show shortcuts that weren't created from inside Keyboard & Mouse?



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What am I doing wrong?
Authored by: hamarkus on Jan 03, '06 09:36:36AM

I added cmd^Z with the menu name 'Zoom' to the keyboard shortcuts (for all apps). But when I try it, I only get an error beep, and I have tried it in several apps which have the 'Zoom' menu entry.

Do I have to enter something like 'Window-Zoom' or what am I missing?



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What am I doing wrong?
Authored by: pub3abn on Jan 03, '06 02:02:41PM

I am having the same difficulty.



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What am I doing wrong?
Authored by: kostia on Jan 03, '06 04:47:36PM

Keyboard shortcuts set in System Preferences will only work with applications launched after the setting is applied, not in applications that were already running. You will see the command-control-Z shortcut notation in the Window menu next to Zoom for applications launched after you set this shortcut up.



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