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    Keyboard Shortcuts
    Hi all,

    I have a few apps which share the same keyboard shortcuts.
    (i.e. Web Developer Toolbar shft+cmd+C to view CSS, Firebug shft+cmd+C to Inspect Element)

    WDT seems to get priority but I never use this feature. How do I choose which apps get priority for certain shortcuts?


    many thanks

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    the active application should get the priority

    by active I mean the application whose window you are currently using or which has focus

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    both are always active.

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    how can you have two windows from different apps both with focus on them?

    I hope some1 else can answer your question then

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    These are both Firefox addons, not apps, correct?

    You can change the keyboard shortcut for any command in the Keyboard pane System Preferences. Just enter the exact menu command.

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    yes addons not apps. sorry, bad examples.

    I have sorted out the firefox shortcut conflict, but how would I do this for other applications?

    I have looked at Keyboard Shortcuts in System Preferences and I cant workout how to add shortcuts for specifc tasks in specific applications.

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    actually, I did not sort the problem in FireFox correctly. I just changed the shortcut in WDT to something else. What I want to know is...

    How does my mac choose the applications or FF addons that get priority when 2 shortcuts are the same?

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    Sorry to revive an old thread, but, if I understood him correctly, I think variouspixels has touched on an important issue, although perhaps not articulated his question very clearly.

    I think I'm having a similar problem. I programmed a shortcut under "All Applications," but if the focussed application already has that shortcut assigned, mine does not override it.

    Is there a way for the shortcut I programmed under "All Applications" to override the existing shortcut in the focussed app?

    My shortcut is option-command-C, which doesn't work in Textedit, or in Safari with the developer toolbar enabled.

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