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10.5 Leopard: Add keyboard shortcut to a submenu command
Authored by: ad7am on Mar 21, '08 08:35:17AM

Just to be crystal clear, because I searched for this and couldn't find it:

You can add a keyboard shortcut to a command that is one level down in a menu by simply pretending that it isn't. In other words, well, see the following example.

In Mail.app I wanted ⌘K to be my shortcut for adding a link in the body of a message. But the command is usually only available via the submenu Link > Add under the Edit menu. On a whim, I went to System Preferences > Keyboard & Mouse > Keyboard Shortcuts, hit the plus sign and in the box for Menu Title entered "Add" (no quotes, and using option-semicolon for the elipsis). It worked!

Of course, you probably need to restart Mail.app for this to work, and I don't know if this was available pre-Leopard.



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