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I am running 10.7.2 and would like to be able to clear the search box in Mail with a shortcut. How do I do this?

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If the focus is on the search box press "esc" key. If not, the fastest way I've found is by first pressing Option+Command+F to set the focus on the search box and then press esc to clear it.

This is a link to apple standard shorcuts: Mac OS X Shorcuts

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Perfect, thank you. – KidPub Jan 24 '12 at 0:36

I love Keyboard Maestro for this kind of stuff (and in general). I've bound cmd-shift-delete to a macro that clears the search box. Here's the macro. I'd add a screenshot but don't have the required reputation yet.

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