Using only built-in functionality, how can I launch an Application such as Terminal by key command?


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There's a simple way to launch any Application from a Service hot key.

Launch Automator, make a new Quick Action [Service].
In the search bar, type Launch.
Drag Launch Application into your workflow.
Select the Application name.
[Terminal itself doesn't show in the Applications list, so you have to use 'Other' & find it manually, in Applications/Utilities.]
Save the Quick Action & give it a useful name.

Find that name in the Keyboard > Shortcuts > Services menu, & add a hotkey.

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