How to assign Keyboard shortcut for App menus on Mac

Mac users can assign keyboard shortcut for App menus using the shortcuts option available as part of System Preferences.

google chrome Task manager

Let us say you want to assign a keyboard shortcut for Task Manager menu option in Google Chrome app.

Step 1: Click Apple icon and select System Preferences from the menu list.

System Preferences on Mac

Step 2: In the System Preferences window, select Keyboard option.

Keyboard option on System Preferences

Step 3: Navigate to Shortcuts tab in Keyboard screen.

Shortcuts tab on Keyboard screen

Step 4: Select App Shortcuts then click + sign.

Add App Shortcuts

Step 5: Select Google in Application drop down and enter the name of menu title as Task Manager. Then assign a suitable keyboard shortcut to access the menu. Click Add button to save this shortcut.

Shortcuts for Google Chrome menu


Task Manager with Keyboard shortcut

Now you should notice the keyboard shortcut next to the menu and can quickly launch Task Manager using keyboard shortcut.

Also See: Assign keyboard shortcuts for application on Windows 8

In Category: Apple, Google Chrome, Mac, Mac OS X

Ravi Shankar

A Software developer and blogger who is always looking to provide technical help to the wider community.

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