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hey to all!

 

Wondering how can i change default hot keys for Skitch especially  Crosshair Snapshot?

I'm using Box app which have same shortcut for video capturing so both running same time.. And i can't find how to change it in both   :wacko:

 

Thanks!

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@Da Da

 

Currently Skitch does not allow for setting custom shortcuts inside of Skitch, but if you're using a recent version of OS X there is a way to over-ride our settings. You can do the following (btw this works for most applications):

 

Step 1 - Go to System Preferences.

Step 2 - Go to Keyboard

Step 3 - See pic below:

Keyboard.png

 

Step 4

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Step 5 - Quit and restart Skitch. You must do this in order for OS X to over-ride our settings. 

 

OS X requires you type the name exactly as it is written in the app. For example: If you want to over-ride "Fullscreen" simply type that as the Menu Title. If you want to over-ride "Screen Snap..." you have to type: Screen Snap OPTION+; (the key combo not the actual word OPTION)

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I tried to do this to alter/remove the Timed Crosshair Snapshot shortcut, because:

  1. I don't want a shortcut for Timed Crosshair Snapshot
  2. The default shortcut conflicts with other applications (specifically Emacs)

I modified the shortcut in both Skitch and the Skitch Helper application as new Keyboard Shortcuts in System Preferencees.

 

Keyboard_177F1F2F.png

 

I also verified that the shortcut overrides were taken by Skitch and Skitch Helper. 

 

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Even though the menu items show that there should be new shortcuts (⌃⌥⇧⌘5) for Timed Crosshair Snapshot, they don't work. The default shortcut (⌃⇧⌘5) still takes precedence and conflicts with Emacs.

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I tried to do this to alter/remove the Timed Crosshair Snapshot shortcut, because:

  1. I don't want a shortcut for Timed Crosshair Snapshot
  2. The default shortcut conflicts with other applications (specifically Emacs

 

Even though the menu items show that there should be new shortcuts (⌃⌥⇧⌘5) for Timed Crosshair Snapshot, they don't work. The default shortcut (⌃⇧⌘5) still takes precedence and conflicts with Emacs.

 

If you manage to resolve this issue, I would be very interested. Currently I have to disable the helper and start skitch again every time I need to use it. 

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We're looking into this. Might be a bug, though Skitch should respect the system-wide change. 

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Quick update: We've traced the issue back to the Skitch Helper app. It appears that while the main app will respect your defined custom key mapping helper apps like Skitch Helper are not updated by OS X. We will have to investigate an alternative way to solve this problem.

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Hi guys, any idea of how to change this setup on Windows 7?

 

It bothers me because Skitch uses ctrl+shift+B for a new blank file, which is also used in Evernote for new bullet list, so I currently can't run both Evernote and Skitch.

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Cheers!

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Also looking for a way to modify hotkey settings in Windows - the new screen snap shortcut conflicts with the % hotkey in excel

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Unfortunately at this time we do not have a way to change the key commands for Windows and Windows doesn't have a similar remapping feature like OS X. 

 

This is a known issue, but we don't have an ETA on when we'll have custom key mapping in Skitch for Windows.

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Unfortunately at this time we do not have a way to change the key commands for Windows and Windows doesn't have a similar remapping feature like OS X. 

 

This is a known issue, but we don't have an ETA on when we'll have custom key mapping in Skitch for Windows.

 

 

Thanks, joe. Appreciate the response and will keep my eye out. Love the product suite. 

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It would be great to have the ability to configure the Shift-Ctrl-B shortcut in Windows because not only is that used for bullets in Evernote but also to control the display of the toolbar in Chrome.

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Hello, is this resolved? Just set it up the way you described but it doesn't work for me.

https://www.evernote.com/shard/s9/sh/f962fe2d-2b4a-401d-9271-2607c6825bf6/0c726906893fa260844443d71dc29d56/deep/0/Keyboard.png

As a sidenote, I think you guys underestimate how important keyboard shortcuts are and that they should be integrated into your preferences pane. I am switching my screenshot software (which I use 20x more often than evernote) from Jingproject.com->uploading to my personal SFTP to Skitch->Evernote. But lack of a customizable keyboard shortcut is a deal breaker. Evernote search not having a keyboard shortcut was a major problem too, until I got this alfred workflow: http://www.alfredforum.com/topic/840-evernote-80-search-create-append-preview-set-reminders-all-within-alfred/.

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Hey,

I have the same problem.

I tried it with the "keyboard setting", not just for Skitch, even for Skitch Helper, and the hotkey shows correctly in the menu bar, but it still reacts to cmd + shift + 5, instead of the custom one.

 

It would be very nice, if you could add the hotkey mapping functionality (I don't think that this is hard to implement  :D).

Currently I can't open the Helper because of a conflict.

 

Kind regards

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On 11/13/2013 at 5:58 AM, arturino said:

SELECT ALL APPS and not SKITCH!!

 

 

skitch.png?resizeSmall&width=832

 

 

thanks

I'm seeing the remapped shortcut work - but only if Skitch is the active app - that kind of defeats the purpose. I'm thinking the quoted example above tries to tackle this issue by also selecting All Applications? Still not working for me though... I can only invoke the skitch screenshot if skitch is already the app currently active. 

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Unable to customize keyboard shortcuts, this and subsequent suggestions all fail.

I only returned to Evernote for a promised refreshed and better Skitch experience.

Sadly, re-deleted Skitch and Evernote and off to look at Monosnap etc.

The inability to customize keyboard shortcuts is like a car where you can't move the drivers seat forward or backward—what a waste of great software :/

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On 7/10/2017 at 8:37 AM, alanevernote said:

Unable to customize keyboard shortcuts, this and subsequent suggestions all fail.

I only returned to Evernote for a promised refreshed and better Skitch experience.

Sadly, re-deleted Skitch and Evernote and off to look at Monosnap etc.

The inability to customize keyboard shortcuts is like a car where you can't move the drivers seat forward or backward—what a waste of great software :/

Thank you so much for suggesting Monosnap!! What a lifesaver! 

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Here is my fix. Works with Mojave.

 

Requirements:

You need Xcode or something else for editing .plist-files!


Open the Activity Monitor.app.

And Search for "skitch".

 

Then open the Terminal.app.

cd ~/Library/Containers
find . -iname '*skitch*plist'

results could look like this:
./J8RPQ294UB.com.skitch.SkitchHelper/Data/Library/Preferences/J8RPQ294UB.com.skitch.SkitchHelper.plist
./com.skitch.skitch/Data/Library/Preferences/com.skitch.skitch.plist

...

 

Next step needs Xcode!

Still in Terminal.app:
open ./J8RPQ294UB.com.skitch.SkitchHelper/Data/Library/Preferences/J8RPQ294UB.com.skitch.SkitchHelper.plist

Change the StartHelperAtLogin value:

from
StartHelperAtLogin: YES
to
StartHelperAtLogin: No

And SAVE the file.

Now do the same with com.skitch.skitch.plist:
open ./com.skitch.skitch/Data/Library/Preferences/com.skitch.skitch.plist

Don't forget to SAVE.


Back in Activity Monitor.app.

Quit the Skitch and Skitch Helper (use the lite "x"-icon).


Now the Skitch Helper should only start when Skitch.app starts and should never re-spawn automatically if the processes were killed.

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On 10/18/2018 at 1:58 PM, GmailUser said:

Requirements:

You need Xcode or something else for editing .plist-files!

That doesn't actually require Xcode. The `.plist` is a plaintext XML file, so you can open it in any plaintext editor. (Like TextEdit or BBEdit, not MS Word.)

However, this preference seems to do it on Mojave just fine, without manually editing anything. Just uncheck both of the Skitch Helper checkboxes:

 

Skitch_Helper_Preferences.png

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I found that using 10.14 you can turn off the native shift-command-5 screen capture and then Skitch works as normal.

Go to Preferences->Keyboard->Shortcuts

Then click on "screenshots" and uncheck the last one.

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