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Launch, show, or hide often-used apps via the F-keys
Authored by: xavierbdm on Jul 18, '06 04:56:20AM

Why not simply use the triggers to just call the applications?
This is what I have been doing for ages.
Ok, maybe you don't get the symetrical hide/unhide action on hitting the same key twice, but then you don't have to run an AppleScript everytime.

Just add a trigger, type the first letter of the app to have it filling the first field, tab to second field, choose the action "Open" and there you go, just need to assign one key of your choice.
(on laptops, remember to first go to system prefs / Mouse and Keyboard / Keyboard and check "Use the F1-F12 keys to control software features" if you wish to use keys that are usually reserved for volume, brightness etc. These functions will still be available by hitting [fn]+the Fkey )


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