How To: Set up custom keyboard shortcuts in OS X

OS X Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts in any computer are incredibly useful and save users ton of time. Imagine how inconvenient it would be to have to use the mouse for everything you want to do like copying and pasting files while you can do pretty much whatever you want, especially with the default hotkeys of the Command + X buttons. For all the reasons outlined above, creating custom keyboard shortcuts for your favorite applications or commands is also a fantastic way to save time and familiarize yourself with the various aspects of the utilities.

Setting the hotkeys is incredibly easy. You will first need to go to System Preferences, go to the Keyboard panel and navigate to the Shortcuts tab. Once you are there, click on App Shortcuts from the categories. There are two paths you can take now: Selecting an application of your choice or choosing “All Applications” to create global keyboard shortcuts. To create a hotkey, you will need to type the exact name of the command you are going to be using with the hotkey. For example, to see the help menu in any application, you would type “Show help menu” and set it for all applications so that it would be a global shortcut. After you type the name, click on the respective shortcut field and press your desired buttons.

OS X Custom Keyboard Shortcut

If you want to use more specific and complex commands, use the following template:
EG: Window->Zoom