I want to start an application, e.g. the Google Chrome browser, via a keyboard shortcut. How do I assign a keyboard shortcut to an application?
I know there are other ways to launch an application such as
- opening Spotlight via Cmd+Space and typing "Chrome" followed by the enter key or
- installing Quicksilver and use it as the application launcher.
Both are cool ways, but I want it even faster -- just a keyboard shortcut, accessible no matter what application has currently the focus.
What's the easiest way to accomplish that? I tried to fiddle in Preferences > Keyboard & Mouse under Keyboard Shortcuts, but failed.
I found a couple of resources on the web suggesting to create an Apple Script. But I don't know how that would work and I can't imagine that it would be so complicated to achieve such a simple goal.