Shortcuts
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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
What's New
Version 2.0.2:
  • 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
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 or later



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AndreasT reviewed on 06 Feb 2014
Real lifesaver, thank you :)
[Version 2.0.2]


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Djefis reviewed on 06 Feb 2011
Abracadabracode!
[Version 2.0.1]


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Petert reviewed on 26 Sep 2009
The absolute best productivity feature restorer for snow leopard. Used in conjunction with OMC (On My Command) it is a lifesaver.
[Version 2.0]


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fishscale reviewed on 08 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.
[Version 1.1.3]


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Morjovy reviewed on 05 Nov 2007
nice utility. has to be used together with onmycommand. the inferface isnt nice and intuitive but this program does its work well
[Version 1.1.2]

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Morjovy commented on 05 Nov 2007
for dev: i think this utility may be useful if included in onmycommand distribution, while it already has omcedit and dropletbuilder included
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MacUpdate-Lon commented on 05 Nov 2007
You should contact the developer directly via the developer's website if you want to be sure your message gets to the developer.
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ende42 commented on 10 Apr 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
[Version 1.1r2]

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Peter da Silva replied on 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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Clakes commented on 03 Apr 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...
[Version 1.1]


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christefano commented on 04 May 2006
This is a great program, but it doesn't work (yet) with Path Finder.
[Version 1.0]

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Abracode (developer) replied on 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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ingvo@ingvo.com-jedy commented on 04 May 2006
Thank you for this good idea! Would it be possible just to assign a shortcut to let the contextual menu pop up (from the selected area) so one does not need the mouse. Then one could have quick access also to the idems that are not assignable via Shortcuts.
[Version 1.0]

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Abracode (developer) replied on 04 May 2006
This would be a completely different hack. Maybe a right click mouse event simulation... Not sure about it.
Tom
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Hamf had trouble on 28 Jan 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.
[Version 2.0.1]

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Hamf commented on 28 Jan 2010
Gone back to 2.0.0 - works ok

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Yusepe40 rated on 11 Aug 2011

[Version 2.0.2]


Downloads:8,127
Version Downloads:1,671
Type:Utilities : Contextual Menus
License:Free
Date:11 Aug 2011
Platform:PPC 64 / PPC 32 / Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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


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