I am running 10.10 Yosemite. I recently created a service which looks like this. The service is simply suppose to launch a calculator. I tested it out by pressing play and it launches the calculator. This is what it looks like enter image description here

I then attempted to add a shortcut to the service from the keyboard shortcut and this is what it looks like enter image description here

However now when the menu bar is on finder and I press Shift option p nothing happens I only hear a beep. Any suggestions on why the shortcut is not launching ?

  • Do you see PathFinder when you click Finder > Services? – ᔕᖺᘎᕊ Mar 14 '15 at 10:33

It's showing as a Workflow in the picture - though it does appear to be correctly showing as a service in the Keyboard prefs.
Are you sure they're one & the same Automator file?

You could maybe quickly re-save that one as a Service, see if it makes any difference...

File menu > Convert to…
Select Service.
Save. Check it appears in the Finder Service menu

Tried to squeeze it all into one picture…

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You could also check by opening the service in Automator, directly from ~/Library/Services just to test it's correct.

  • So I realized that the shortcut I was using playing around with doesnt work. Infact i had to launch the service first manually for it to work.I wish there was a way to find out if a certain shortcut is being used somewhere else – Rajeshwar Mar 14 '15 at 18:32
  • It worked fine here - I built exactly what your question appears to say, just to test it & the key combo correctly launched Calculator. If a shortcut is already in use it will flag both the dupe & the original. – Tetsujin Mar 14 '15 at 18:36
  • Yeah. I was testing it with a simpler shortcut. Command + p – Rajeshwar Mar 14 '15 at 20:04
  • hmm… that'll be 'Print' then ;-) Not sure it'll flag a dupe if the dupe is not in that list, but in a menu somewhere unrelated. – Tetsujin Mar 14 '15 at 20:59

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