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quick question

in windows, command(window button)+r opens the window to allow you to type in like 'calc' and open the calculator

what is it for mac?

better yet, anyone know a list of commands to open applications this way

currently googling to no avail help me out if ya know
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windows-r opens cmd, a cli for windows. On a mac, you use Terminal, which is in /Applications/Utilities. There is no keystroke shortcuts for Terminal unless you assign one in Keyboard prefs to launch it.

They're not the same...dos compared to the Bash shell. Look up a good unix/linux faq for commands to use in Terminal.
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LinuxCommand.org: Learn the Linux command line. Write shell scripts.
http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Bash-Prompt-HOWTO/
[gnu.bash.bug] BASH Frequently-Asked Questions (FAQ version 3.36)

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From System Preferences>Keyboards Shortcuts>Help
Note: You can create keyboard shortcuts only for existing menu commands. You cannot define keyboard shortcuts for general purpose tasks such as opening an application or switching between applications.

So i guess there's no way to set a shortcut to open terminal? That's pretty inconvenient.
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There's also Quicksilver, Butler and several hundred other hotkey app launchers out there. Try macupdate.com.

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