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I am trying to add shortcut for opening iTerm when I press F1. I added an application shortcut with this key but it does not work. I want to fire iTerm instantly irrespective of what application is currently running when I press F1. Any help would be appreciated.

I recently moved to mac from Linux.

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Take a look at this: as mentioned in this solution:

It is not just creating the shortcut, you need to tell iTerm to actually "open a new terminal". Otherwise, the best you can get is to have the last active terminal to pop-up and get into focus.

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