Help Menu Search as Shortcut Button

Great tip from Mark Dalrymple: instead of remembering keyboard shortcuts for dozens of different menu items, just use the Help menu (Command-/) and start typing the name of the menu item you want. Sort of like LaunchBar for menu items.

Update: Ends up the standard shortcut is Command-Shift-/, not plain Command-/. (It’s like Command-?, get it?) I’ve been using this technique ever since the search field appeared in the Help menu, and long ago changed my system-wide Help Menu shortcut to Command-/ to make it easier to type. (You can change it, or any keyboard shortcut, in the Keyboard panel of System Preferences.)

Tuesday, 20 July 2010