Mac OS X lets you customize the keyboard shortcuts for applications in System Preferences> Keyboard & Mouse. Unfortunately lots of people give up when they don’t see their favorite application listed as one of the choices in the Application menu. (The Application menu appears after you select Application Keyboard Shortcuts at the bottom of the list, then click the + button to add a shortcut).
Don’t give up. Just drag down to the bottom of the list of applications to Other. This will let you navigate to your favorite application.
It seems that Mac OS X doesn’t list applications that are within their own folders within the Applications folder.
Jay Nelson is the editorial director of PlanetQuark.com, and the editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly. He’s also the author of the QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress 7 training titles at Lynda.com, as well as the training videos Quark includes in the box with QuarkXPress 7 . In addition, Jay writes regularly for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines and speaks at industry events.