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I made a shortcut with Automator to open a file with VS Code in Finder. But I can't assign it to the desired keyboard shortcut (command + option + c) because it is already taken by 'Copy "filename" as Pathname' shortcut. I can't reassign in System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> App Shortcuts because it has a variable name in it.

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  • Do you need 'Copy as Pathname' at all, or would you consider losing it in favour of your own? – Tetsujin May 28 '19 at 16:12
  • @Tetsujin I don't really need it. Just didn't see other solution for this problem. – zzsolt May 28 '19 at 17:29
  • See if apple.stackexchange.com/questions/177132/… or apple.stackexchange.com/questions/265916/… might help; but I'm not certain of your actual intent, so I can't be specific without more detail. – Tetsujin May 28 '19 at 17:34
  • @Tetsujin I want assign a shortcut to a key combo which is already taken. So I tried to remap that shortcut which is currently having that key combo, but unsuccesfully because it's full name in Finder is 'Copy "file/folder" as Pathname' where file/folder is the currently selected. You can see it clicking on Finder -> Edit and holding down the alt/option key. – zzsolt May 28 '19 at 17:43
  • Ahhh... I see. Then you're stuck, I think. You at least need someone smarter than me to achieve that, sorry. Wish you luck anyway :) – Tetsujin May 28 '19 at 17:46
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Here is how I used the control + command + c keys in Keyboard Maestro. It's a paid app with a free trial period. Frankly, I didn't have much luck defining apple's keyboard short cuts. It was all confusing to me.

Start up Keyboard Maestro https://www.keyboardmaestro.com/main/

Keyboard Maestro does come with an assist to help you create your first action. It's a little confusing at first to figure out what button to click when. They do have a forum.

click on the plus icon to create a new action

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pick what key you want to be the hotkey. ( not shown )

add a new action. request to see the list of actions

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create new action.

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Resulting page.activate finder

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