There are some ways that can help you bolster your productivity on Mac. But there is something that can bring about a significant change is a custom shortcut. In this article, you will learn how you can exactly create keystrokes for everyday action items across various applications on your Mac, or even just for a particular menu option in an individual application. Although, making custom keyboard shortcuts for apps on Mac is likely to seem like fun, yet you are probably going to like using them to get your work done a bit quicker, faster and more professionally. If you find yourself habitually accessing the same menu items within an application or the entire applications, you need to consider setting up a custom keyboard shortcut for that item to accelerate the speed of your workflow.
The guidelines given in this article will walk through the appropriate steps to
creating a custom keystroke out of a menu item. Thus, it promises to work in
almost every version of MacOS as well successfully. And here is how you can
access this fantastic feature:
1. Firstly, launch the Apple menu.
2. Go to the “System Preferences” option.
3. And tap on the “Keyboard” in the System Preferences panel.
4. Tap on the “Shortcuts” option. You will see it in the upper middle side of
5. Tap on the “App Shortcuts” option. You will find it on the left side menu
6. Tap on the “Plus (+)” icon to create a new keyboard shortcut on your Mac.
7. Here you can choose whether you want to create the keyboard shortcut for
all of the applications or a specific application. You will find it next to the
8. Beside the Menu Title option, you will need to type the exact name of the
menu option item for which you want to create a keyboard shortcut.
9. Now you have to tap on the “Create Shortcut” option and press down the
same keystroke you want to use for the keyboard shortcut you are creating.
(For example, you can use Command+Control+S)
10. Tap on the “Add” option when finished.
11. Open any of the applications with the abovementioned menu items
available. Then you will just need to pull down the menu in order to make
sure that your custom keyboard shortcut is now accessible for you to use.
Note: Remember that you should always use the right arrangement of words
and phrases to create well-formed custom keyboard shortcuts.
Thank you for reading this article; I hope that the information you got above is
going to be helpful to you.
James Thomas is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, James has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup.