Plus sign in menu

Devin Asay devin_asay at
Tue Dec 22 14:05:30 EST 2009

Hello all,

In lots of Mac apps, and probably some Windows apps, the way to  
increase and decrease font size in a document is with Cmd + and Cmd -  
(plus and minus signs). Both Safari and Mail work this way, for  
example. The menu shortcuts have a minus and plus sign in them. But  
you don't have to do Cmd-Shift for the increase size shortcut to work.

I'm building an app in which I want to use this same approach, but if  
I set the shortcut key to Cmd and plus sign, the plus sign shows up in  
the menu alright, but I have to use Cmd-Shift-plus key to activate it.  
If I change the shortcut to Cmd and equal sign, the shortcut works the  
way I want, but the equal sign appears in the menu, not the plus sign.  
Anyone know how to trick the Rev menu routines so that a Cmd-equal  
appears as a Cmd-plus in the menu?

Regards, and Happy Christmas to all.


Devin Asay
Humanities Technology and Research Support Center
Brigham Young University

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