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I would like to assign a keyboard shortcut to an Automator created service.

  • This must be working only for the application the service was created for.
  • It should override the default application keyboard shortcut (if any).

Example: Using my text editor, if I press F5, I want it to launch a reload Chrome tab service as explained on Stack Overflow Mac: reloading document in Chrome or Firefox?, but without activating the normal function associated to this key in the software.

  • Hmm - I believe it's undefined behavior which of the two conflicting key commands activate in the case that an application specific override conflicts with a system wide command. – bmike Sep 6 '15 at 15:51
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Going from your example, I assume:

  • You have an existing Automator service that reloads a Chrome tab.
  • It is set to work in TextEdit only.
  • It is installed (in ~/Library/Services).

To set an application-specific shortcut then:

  1. Open System Preferences > Keyboard
  2. Go to the Shortcuts tab and choose App Shortcuts at the bottom of the list.
  3. Create a new shortcut:

    • Restrict the shortcut to TextEdit
    • The name must be exactly the same as the menu title of the service

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