Create Your Own Keyboard Shortcuts on OSX Yosemite

How to Create Your Own Keyboard Shortcuts on OS X Yosemite

Mac OS X Yosemite is the latest iteration of Apples Desktop OS. Just like iOS 8, Yosemite gave the MAC users a new interface altogether. The so called material design came into play and it also came with the amazing Handoff feature, which acts as a bridge between iOS and Mac OS. However, thats not all. Yosemite also feature tons of new cosmetic as well as software bump ups which only improved the Mac experience. Personally, I found the looks of the Yosemite version , a bit on the childish side, but utility wise , the OS is top notch. One of the coolest feature of the Mac OS X Yosemite is the ability to create your own keyboard shortcuts. Not only does this sound cool, it makes your life easy as well. Just imagine how simplified your tasks would become if you didn’t have to remember all those complex pre built keyboard shortcuts.

In this article, I will tell exactly how you can go about and create your own keyboard shortcuts. Lets get started –

  • Make sure you have upgraded your Mac to OS X Yosemite. If you haven’t, make sure you do the same.
  • Once your System is running Yosemite, open Spotlight search by pressing Command and Spacebar.spotlight_window
  • You will be greeted by the keyboard preferences. Click on the Text tab.keyboard-shortcuts-mac-os-x-yosemite
  • You will see a list of keyboard shortcuts already existing. There is also a ‘ + ‘ symbol. Click on it.
  • What this does is, it allows you to create your own keyboard shortcut to a particular task.
  • Make sure you give a clear enough description to your new keyboard shortcut.
  • Once you are ready, just close the menu to save changes.

That’s it. you now have your very own custom made keyboard shortcut. Just make sure that when you do indeed create the keyboard shortcut, it must be something that is easy to remember for you as that’s the whole idea behind this exercise.

Hope you found this article informative. Stay tuned for more tips and tricks right here.

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