UPDATE: There finally is a better solution. Introducing CustomShortcuts.
On Mac OS X it is easy to set custom keyboard shortcuts for just about any menu item. Still this great feature is often overlooked.
- Don’t like one of the default keyboard shortcuts in HoudahSpot?
- Find yourself using the same HoudahGeo menu item over and over again?
- Do you want to switch the Mail.app From: account without having to reach for the mouse?
Learn how to set up custom keyboard shortcuts for menu items in any Mac OS X application.
- Open System Preferences > Keyboard
- Select the Shortcuts tab. Select App Shortcuts in the list on the left
- Press the plus / add button below the list on the right
A sheet will drop down from the window:
- Select the application where you want the shortcut to apply
- Enter the exact menu title. Watch for special characters, typos, etc.
- Click the keyboard short field and the press the key combination you want to use
- Click the Add button.
You should be able to use it right away. Some applications however need to be relaunched to activate new shortcuts.