Aperture 3.x: Assigning Keyboard Shortcuts

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Assigning Keyboard Shortcuts

Customizing keyboard shortcuts in the Command Editor is fast and easy. Because the default command set includes commands for which no shortcut is defined, you may want to apply a new shortcut to a command. Because you cannot modify the default command set, you must first duplicate that command set and then customize the new duplicate command set. After you make changes to the duplicate command set, you can save the changes.

To duplicate the currently active command set

  1. Choose Duplicate from the pop-up menu at the top of the Command Editor.

    A dialog appears and prompts you to name the new command set.

  2. Type a name in the dialog, then click OK.

The new duplicate command set is saved and appears as an item in both the pop-up menu in the Command Editor and the Commands submenu of the Aperture menu.

To modify individual key assignments in the duplicate set of keyboard shortcuts, see the following steps.

To add or modify a keyboard shortcut

  1. Using the search field (or browsing the Command list) of the Command Editor, select the command to which you want to assign a new keyboard shortcut.

  2. Using your physical keyboard, press the combination of keys you want to use as a shortcut for the command (for example, Shift-Option-T).

Note:   When you assign a key combination to a command, the Delete key becomes an assignable key when one of the modifier keys (Command, Shift, Option, or Control) is held down. See how to delete a command set below.

If the key combination is not already assigned to a command, the virtual keyboard updates to show the new key assignment. A gray dot appears on the newly assigned key or keys, and a color is applied if the command belongs to a color-coded command group.

If the key combination is already assigned to a command, Aperture displays the current assignment and prompts you to confirm the change.

To save a command set

Click the Save button in the lower-right corner of the Command Editor.

If you close the Command Editor with unsaved changes, Aperture prompts you to save the command set.

To delete a command set

  1. Make sure the command set you want to delete is the active command set, then choose Delete from the pop-up menu at the top of the Command Editor.

    A dialog appears.

  2. Click Delete.

The command set is removed, and the default command set becomes the active set of commands.

Published Date: Sep 3, 2015