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How can I change the Finder keyboard shortcut command + shift + D to open my Dropbox folder instead of the Desktop folder.

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System Preferences > Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcuts > select Application Shortcuts in the left column > click the "+" button > Application = Finder, Menu Title = Dropbox, Keyboard Shortcut = whatever you like > click Add

test it out. worked great for me from Finder

Note that this uses the Finder's "Go to > Recent Folders" Submenu. If the Folder isn´t in the List (and there's no way to keep it there), you won't be able to jump to it.

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I can get you most of the way there, but I'm going to say straight off that I don't know how to hijack the shift-cmd-D shortcut. However, if you're willing to settle for a different shortcut...

  1. Open Automator
  2. Create a new Service
  3. Change the service to receive "no input" in "Finder"
  4. Drag in the "Get Specified Finder Items" action
  5. Add a new path to your Dropbox folder in this action
  6. Drag in the "Open Finder Items" action
  7. Save as something like "Open Dropbox"

It should look like this:

Open Dropbox Service

  1. Open System Preferences
  2. Select "Keyboard"
  3. Select "Keyboard Shortcuts"
  4. Select "Services"
  5. Scroll down to the bottom and select your "Open Dropbox" service
  6. Click the "add shortcut" button to specify a new shortcut

I tried to come up with a way to override the shortcut for the Desktop menu item, but I was unable to do so.

So this will get you a hotkey to open your Dropbox folder when you're in the Finder, but it won't be via shift-cmd-D.

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This is good, for sure, however will it work from any finder window such as when I'm saving a file? –  Kyle Hayes May 17 '12 at 1:30

Use Spark to run an AppleScript:

tell application "Finder"
    open ((home as text) & "Dropbox")
end tell

In Spark, go to File>New Hotkey>AppleScript and set your settings as such:

(You can also use Spark to run a shell script, but I'd recommend using this method, as a shell script is a bit more complicated)

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