How to configure Shortcuts in MacOS Apple M2 for easy access.

Posted by

Let’s learn how to configure shortcuts in macOS for easy access and avoid going through the long process:

  1. Access System Preferences:
    • Go to the Apple menu () in the top-left corner of your screen and click.
  2. Select “System Preferences”:
    • From the System Preferences panel, this is where we can customize various settings on your Mac.
  1. Keyboard Preferences:
    • when we are in the System Preferences window, find and click on the “Keyboard” icon. This will open the Keyboard preferences panel.
  2. Shortcuts Tab:
    • Go to the Keyboard preferences panel, we get to see several tabs at the top. Click on the “Shortcuts” tab.
  3. App Shortcuts:
    • On the left sidebar, we will find a list of shortcut categories. Click on “App Shortcuts.”
  1. Add a New Shortcut:
    • from the right-hand pane, we will see a list of existing shortcuts. To create a new shortcut, click the “+” button below this list.
  2. Choose the Application:
    • The new window will appear, and it will allow us to specify the application for which you want to create a custom shortcut. Select the app from the dropdown menu.
  1. Specify the Menu Command:
    • In the “Menu Title” field, enter the exact name of the menu command you want to create a shortcut for. For example, if you want to create a shortcut for the “Save” command in the “File” menu, you would type “File > Save.”
  2. Set Your Keyboard Shortcut:
    • In the “Keyboard Shortcut” field, click and then press the keys you want to use for your custom shortcut. Make sure it doesn’t conflict with existing shortcuts in that app.

add application shortcut here

  1. Create the Shortcut:
    • After specifying the application, menu command, and keyboard shortcut, click the “Add” button.

The new custom keyboard shortcut is now customized. We now proceed to open the specified application, you can use your custom shortcut to quickly access the menu command you defined.

NOTE: Not all applications support custom shortcuts, and some may have limitations or conflicts with existing system or app-specific shortcuts.Also macOS provides us other ways to configure shortcuts, including system-wide shortcuts for various functions.

Related Content:-

One response

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *