Change Atom Command Palette Keyboard Shortcut

Testing out using Atom as a text editor on Mac OS. I found that the default keyboard shortcut for the Command Palette of shift-cmd-p doesn’t work for me. Dang!

So I used cmd-. to see what was going on. I could see that when pressing shift-cmd-p it wasn’t being caught (look at the bottom of the Atom window).

The steps to resolve this were: cmd-, I’ve gone to Preferences (aka Settings)> Packages > scroll to the command-palette package > scroll to Keybindings > un-tick Enable.

Then open up Preferences > Keybindings > click on your keymap file

This will opened up a file called keymap.cson. Then I added to the bottom of this file the following:


# remap the command-palette:toggle keyboard shortcut
'.platform-darwin, .platform-darwin .command-palette atom-text-editor':
  'cmd-p': 'command-palette:toggle'

This lets me use cmd-p as the keyboard shortcut to access the command palette.

Now I can start playing with it :)

Mac OS X Keyboard Shortcuts

As a recent convert to the Mac OS X platform (I bought a Mac Book Pro), I’m loving OmniOutliner for creating outlines and documents, with one small annoyance. The default keyboard shortcut isn’t easy enough for me to use to move items up and down the outline list.

So when I found this article Alternative Options and Shorter Shortcuts I saw that using the same method I’d be able to ‘re-map’ ⌘↑ and ⌘↓ to move items up and down the list. And it’s worked. ☺