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I created a custom service in Automator to open a new finder window from whatever app I'm in, and assigned it to CMD+E (I was trying to get the WIN+E effect from Windows.) I tried it for a few days, restarted the computer daily, but found it didn't work that well. So I removed the keybinding, then removed the service, deleted the Automator file, etc.

So, now the custom service is gone, but CMD+E still goes to the finder from whatever app I'm in! I added a custom shortcut to BBEdit in an attempt to restore its CMD+E action (find with selection), but it STILL goes to the finder! I just want CMD+E to do what it normally does in each app.

Any ideas?

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Delete the file ~/Library/Services/NAME.wflow.

Open ~/Library/Preferences/pbs.plist using Property List Editor from Apple's Developer Tools (or any third party software capable of opening binary .plist files).

Look for your service named (null) - NAME - runWorkflowAsService within NSServicesStatus and remove the entry.

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There's nothing in ~/Library/Services/ and nothing in the pbs.plist file. I did see a file called pbs.plist.C3TOD which I deleted, but after restart the behavior is still there. – Mathletics Mar 7 '11 at 14:05
@Mathletics Does it behave like this for other user accounts too? (Create one if you need to) – Daniel Beck Mar 7 '11 at 15:49
no, just my account. (Sorry, I missed this response.) – Mathletics Apr 14 '11 at 15:45
@Mathletics How did you assign the keyboard shortcut? Via System Preferences » Keyboard » Keyboard Shortcuts » Services? Be sure to also check the Application Shortcuts there. – Daniel Beck Apr 14 '11 at 15:49

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