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Can I Use Alfred to add a Keyboard Shortcut to an Application

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This feels like it should be simple, but can I create an Alfred workflow to add a keyboard shortcut for a menu item in an application. For example, in the same way you can go into System Preferences under App Shortcuts and you can create a keyboard shortcut for a specific application by giving it a menu item name, can you do the same in an Alfred workflow? I know this should be simple but I've done some searches and haven't found an example to do this.

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2 hours ago, alfredclough said:

can you do the same in an Alfred workflow?

 

Yes.

 

2 hours ago, alfredclough said:

I know this should be simple

 

It’s not. It’s actually a pain and may take a lot of trial and error. There’s an old Mac OS X hint about it, but if you can’t make heads or tails of it, then other methods will also be frustrating.

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5 hours ago, alfredclough said:

can you do the same in an Alfred workflow?

 

Not really.

 

The general problem with using the titles of menu items is that it's automatically broken on every system not using the same language as yours.

 

As such, it's fine for customising your own machine, but a bad idea for something like Alfred workflows, which are designed to be shared.

 

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