Overriding system shortcuts in OSX

J. Landman Gay jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Sat Nov 7 13:54:41 EST 2015

OS X traps and responds to its own system-wide shortcuts and does not 
pass them on to the app, so LC won't know about those.

But Cmd-Q behaves slightly differently. OS X does notify the app so it 
can put up save dialogs or do other housekeeping. If Cmd-Q isn't 
working, then there is probably something in your app that prevents it 
from quitting, like pending messages, open drivers, not passing 
"shutdownRequest", etc.

On 11/6/2015 4:20 PM, Bob Sneidar wrote:
> 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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Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at hyperactivesw.com
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