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Doubled Menu Item
Authored by: jediknil on May 09, '06 05:53:39PM

The doubled "Shut Down..." / "Shut Down" problem can be solved very simply. The whole thing is based on how OS X manages alternate menu items (those that change when you hold down a modifier key). If you open the Apple menu and press Option, you'll notice the "Shut Down..." item switches to "Shut Down" (and back if you release Option).

So, to fix it, just add two shortcuts, one for "Shut Down..." (prompted) and one for "Shut Down" (no prompt). For consistency with Apple's default settings, it would make sense to have the no-prompt "Shut Down" have the same shortcut as the prompted "Shut Down...", plus the option key (e.g. Control-S becomes Control-Option-S for no prompting). In any case, the two menu items will become one again if their shortcuts differ only by modifier keys.

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