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Keyboard Shortcut for the Compress function in Finder
Authored by: CHerbold on Nov 06, '07 12:52:16PM

You can make a keyboard shortcut to this by changing the Menus.nib that is in the Finder.app more specifically
"/System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/English.lproj/Menus.nib"

As always this modifies a VERY important application so make a backup and I would do this with sudo using the terminal.app so that you keep all pertinent permissions, It is not my fault if this breaks your system. This could also cause headaches when OS updates are rolled out. With all of this said onto the fun.

1)Install Developer Tools
2)Use Terminal and make your backup of the Finder.app
3) Issue the following command "sudo /Developer/Applications/Interface\ Builder.app/Contents/Mac OS/Interface\ Builder /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/English.lproj/Menus.nib"
(Open the Menus.nib as root using Interface Builder)
4) select File->Compress and open the "Inspector" and add a Keyboard shortcut (Key Equiv)
5) Save

Again not for the faint of heart and I am sure there is an easier way to do this as I try my hardest not to resort to such tactics.





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