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Adding missing Keyboard Shortcuts to Mac OS X and OS X applications

There is a really cool feature in Mac OS X that enables you to add missing Keyboard shortcuts in OS X applications. For instance, I was missing a shortcut for Clearing the working environment in RStudio which removes the variables in the current workspace. To add this I added a keyboard shortcut for this in the App Shortcuts section in the System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts section

Screen Shot 2014-01-24 at 19.31.14

If you want add shortcuts for sub-menu items you do this by using a “->” between the menu item names (see the File->New File->Text File example in the above screenshot).

I also very frequently select text and want to search for that on Google in a new Safari window, so I added a new shortcut for this in the Services section. The preferences for this look like this:

Screen Shot 2014-01-24 at 19.40.26

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OSX Finder Quicklook preview hacks

Use OSX Finder Quicklook to preview all plain text files:
https://coderwall.com/p/dlithw

Copy text/code from OSX QuickLook directly:
https://coderwall.com/p/94rlia

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