I'm used to using Preview for simple edits to images - cropping, censoring, highlighting, rotating - and I try to use shortcuts as much as possible. Previously I would use Cmd + I to show the inspector. A while ago I noticed it wasn't working. Upon further investigation I noticed that Cmd + I also invoked the Show/Hide Toolbar command.

Why are there two shortcuts for the same menu command, and is there any way I can change this for my macs I use regularly?

This is OS X 10.11.6, if it matters. Preview 8.1 (877.7).

Show Inspector

Hide Toolbar

Edit to add info: I have no app defined keyboard shortcuts except for "help", see below screenshot...

Keyboard Shortcuts


Because you (or someone else) change it in keyboard shortcuts.

Check your Keyboard shortcuts..

It should be

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  • I have no keyboard shortcuts defined for this app (Preview), and no general shortcuts except for "help". See update to question. – user3.1415927 Nov 7 '18 at 19:50
  • I believe you did not knowingly do it. It could have been some app you are using. Anyway, toss the preview Preferences list and let it build a new one. – Ruskes Nov 7 '18 at 20:33
  • I can do that ... where is the Preferences list located? – user3.1415927 Nov 7 '18 at 20:36
  • ls ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Preview.* gives /Users/me/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Preview.LSSharedFileList.plist /Users/me/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Preview.SandboxedPersistentURLs.LSSharedFileList.plist ... nothing about keyboard shortcuts. Which file should I trash? – user3.1415927 Nov 7 '18 at 20:41
  • ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Preview.plist – Ruskes Nov 7 '18 at 23:31

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