I'm encountering what appears to be a bug in the display of  > System Preferences > Keyboard: Shortcuts - App Shortcuts.

The shortcuts are functional, but as you can see, their names randomly display as ellipses.

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  • The phenomenon seems random. Quitting/reopening sys prefs will cause the badly displayed items to change.
  • Adding or deleting items also causes the display problem to shift to other items.
  • Selecting a name causes it to appear truncated.

As the prefs for keyboard shortcuts are stored all over the place, I'm unable to simply delete a .plist and try again, and given that I've got dozens of custom keyboard shortcuts, starting from scratch would be onerous. I can replicate the problem in a fresh user account on the same system.

Obviously this isn't anything like fatal - the shortcuts work correctly - but working with them is insanely difficult.

I'm running macOS 10.13.4.

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    Is your question about whether this is a bug or not or how to work around it?
    – fsb
    Jun 6, 2018 at 1:29
  • Yes to both questions. Jun 7, 2018 at 3:44
  • I have recently run into a similar issue only mine are all missing from the display dialogue but they still seem to work. I am running 10.13.5
    – mikedvzo
    Jun 13, 2018 at 2:19


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