I am trying to add a shortcut to the menu bar actions in the Terminal app, (specifically to create a new window with my own theme.) Here is a screenshot:

Here is a screenshot

However when I try to add the shortcut via the System Preferences Keyboard Shortcuts page,

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the Terminal app does not show up as one of the options for apps that could have more shortcuts. I looked in the "Other..." section of apps for Terminal, but Terminal was grayed out and unelectable:

enter image description here Is this even possible, to add a shortcut to the menu bar in the Terminal app, and if so, how would it be done?

2 Answers 2


You can simply add Presentation to you keyboard shortcuts list in System Preferences and that should work.

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At the bottom of the dropdown to choose an app, there should be an Other... option (this is for apps that are not listed).

The Other option

From there you should be able to just type "Presentation" into the dialog, because that is the first occurrence in the Terminal menu.

  • I tried this, and searched for Terminal, but it was grayed out and unselectable.
    – Acoop
    Commented Nov 25, 2015 at 3:06
  • In /Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app? That's really odd...
    – 0942v8653
    Commented Nov 25, 2015 at 3:11
  • Yes. I added another screenshot to the question.
    – Acoop
    Commented Nov 25, 2015 at 3:14

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