On 12-11-2009, at 07:57, Marius Hofert wrote:
I am working on a Mac OS 10.6.1 with textmate version
1.5.7. I have a
specific .txt file on my Desktop which I frequently open to put in
some text. How can I define a keystroke/key combination such that this
specific file is open and shown on top of all other open applications?
Is this even possible? If so, is this a Mac-kind-of-thing or can this
be achieved with textmate? With "System-Preferences -> Keyboard ->
Keyboard Shortcuts" I could not get this to work.
You can use a utility such as FastScripts to achieve what you want.
Since you have Snow Leopard, there is another way of getting what you want.
Create a service with Automator which can be applied in all applications; it will be
available form the Services menu item in all applications.
You can assign a keyboard shortcut to the service in System Preferences, Keyboard; choose
something that is not used anywhere else.
See the accompanying screen snapshot.
Since you are using TextMate it seems preferable to use the TextMate shell command mate
(install it if you haven't done so already from the TextMate menu: Help, terminal
Save it as Openjottings for example.