Overriding system shortcuts in OSX

Howard Bornstein bornstein at designeq.com
Fri Nov 6 17:30:04 EST 2015

Is there a list of system shortcuts that can't be overridden? When you say
you want to make a quit hotkey, do you mean you want to assign command-Q to
a menu item?

On Fri, Nov 6, 2015 at 2:20 PM, Bob Sneidar <bobsneidar at iotecdigital.com>

> It's my understanding that with OS X you cannot do this. I would like to
> make a quit hotkey so users can quit my application, but I cannot seem to
> get that to work.
> Bob S
> On Nov 6, 2015, at 13:56 , Howard Bornstein <bornstein at designeq.com
> <mailto:bornstein at designeq.com>> wrote:
> I want to command-H for a menu item in my standalone, but it doesn't work
> because the system uses command-H for Hide Application. Even though I've
> assigned this shortcut to a menu item, it is ignored and the system command
> is used instead.
> It seems like this should be simple but I can't figure out how to get
> around this problem. Is there a way to override system shortcuts in an OSX
> standalone application?
> --
> Regards,
> Howard Bornstein
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