Shortcuts
Shortcuts
2.0.2

5.0

Shortcuts free download for Mac

Shortcuts

2.0.2
11 August 2011

Assign hot keys to contextual menu items.

Overview

Shortcuts is a Mac OS X application to assign hot keys to contextual menu items. Version 2.0 also allows you to display a menu with items added by CM plug-ins.

Since Apple removed contextual menu plug-ins support for 64 bit applications in Mac OS X 10.6, Shortcuts is currently the only known way to use contextual menu plug-ins in 64 bit applications.

In first mode, it allows you to assign a hot key combination to chosen menu item so you can select some object (file in Finder or text) and hit keyboard combination to execute the task normally performed by choosing that menu item.

In second mode, Shortcuts displays the menu with items populated by contextual menu plug-ins. It can be triggered by a keyboard hot key or from services item

What's new in Shortcuts

Version 2.0.2:

Note: 64-bit version 2.1 available here . Requires macOS 10.13+

  • Fixed a problem in OS X 10.7 that bezel window would not show if ShortcutObserver is started as a log-in item
  • Some magic to make "More Items..." checkbox on by default in Services/Keyboard Shortcuts, not requiring users to go to System Preferences to enable it after initial installation

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11 Shortcuts Reviews

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Fishscale
09 May 2009

Most helpful

I would be lost without this nifty little app. Using it with OMCedit and other contextual menu app I have same me a ton of time. LOVE Abracode. You can make your own contextual menu item and then assign it a hot-key with shortcuts. All their apps work amazingly well by themselves and together. Can't recommend the app more. I just hope it stays up to date with OS advances.
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Version 1.1.3
Aargl
27 October 2019
Note that there is a v. 2.1 (64-bit only, requires macOS 10.13 or higher) from September 29, 2019 available there: http://www.abracode.com/free/cmworkshop/shortcuts.html (http://www.abracode.com/free/shortcuts.html is broken) Only downside is if you used it to run 32 bit CMs (most of them were...): none will appear.
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Version 2.0.2
1 answer(s)
Viktor MacUpdate
Viktor MacUpdate
28 October 2019
Thank you for letting us know! We added a note about this newer 64-bit release
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Version 2.0.2
AndreasT
06 February 2014
Real lifesaver, thank you :)
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Version 2.0.2
Djefis
06 February 2011
Abracadabracode!
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Version 2.0.1
Hamf
28 January 2010
Invoking contextual Automator workflows no longer works with v2.0.1 A fix would be appreciated as I found this very useful. Automator is gone from Shortcuts' contextual menus.
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Version 2.0.1
1 answer(s)
Hamf
Hamf
28 January 2010
Gone back to 2.0.0 - works ok
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Version 2.0.1
petert89
26 September 2009
The absolute best productivity feature restorer for snow leopard. Used in conjunction with OMC (On My Command) it is a lifesaver.
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Version 2.0
Fishscale
09 May 2009
I would be lost without this nifty little app. Using it with OMCedit and other contextual menu app I have same me a ton of time. LOVE Abracode. You can make your own contextual menu item and then assign it a hot-key with shortcuts. All their apps work amazingly well by themselves and together. Can't recommend the app more. I just hope it stays up to date with OS advances.
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Version 1.1.3
Morjovy
05 November 2007
nice utility. has to be used together with onmycommand. the inferface isnt nice and intuitive but this program does its work well
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Version 1.1.2
Ende42
10 April 2007
To the guys who wanna access the menu via keyboard: Do you mean like activate 'Full Keyboard Accesss' and then press Ctrl-F2? (see http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=75459
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Version 1.1r2
1 answer(s)
resuna
resuna
21 May 2007
I think what the people wanting a "menu key" are looking for is a key that pops up the whole *contextual* menu (not open the menu bar) on the selection, rather than simply open specific items. To open the menu bar as a contextual menu, you might be able to use this applet to bind a hotkey to "Deja Menu" (search on MacUpdate or go to http://homepage.mac.com/khsu/DejaMenu/DejaMenu.html ), yesno?
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Version 1.1.1
clakes
03 April 2007
as a keyboard maniac, i was hoping (just like ingvo below) that this app would fill the lack of the only thing i admittedly envy in standard windows keyboards: that "menu key" which allows you to invoke contextual menu on the selected items. if the guy(s) here at abracode integrate this into this application, or any other developers, they'll be my heroes. please, but hey, this one is a nice step forward, as well as a good idea...
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Version 1.1
Christefano
04 May 2006
This is a great program, but it doesn't work (yet) with Path Finder.
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Version 1.0
1 answer(s)
tom-dev
tom-dev
04 May 2006
I contacted the developer of PathFinder a couple of months ago about making Shortcuts compatible with it (because I knew there will be requests for this). I did not receive any answer so I assume he is not interested. Anyway, the only thing you need to do is to add a context providing script, something like: tell app "PathFinder" to get current selection as alias (I do not use PathFinder so the above script is not the actual working script but illustrates the idea). Tom Abracode
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Version 1.0
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App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 64
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later
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