Thursday, 29 January 2009

Adding a shortcut key for Mail.app in OS X

At work I am forced to live with Microsoft Exchange and, consequently, Entourage on the Mac.

It's not the worst piece of software but I have now been trained to use CMD-Enter* as a shortcut for sending a composed message.

This only becomes a problem when I go to send a personal email using Mail.app. Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts to the rescue!

  • System preferences -> Keyboard & mouse.
  • Keyboard shortcuts.
  • Add application -> Mail.
  • Enter "Send" (without the quotes) as the menu item.
  • Enter your preferred shortcut.  (CMD-Enter* in this case).

On the next restart of Mail.app it will use the new shortcut.

*Where CMD is the ⌘ key.