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Is it possible to create a custom keyboard shortcut in Adobe Illustrator CS6 on OS X 10.8.5 to align and/or distribute objects (center/left/right/etc)? I know I can open the Align window, but I would like to apply the alignment with a shortcut.

Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts doesn't provide an option and it isn't clear to me how, if possible, to write my own in a keyboard shortcut file (e.g. /Users/user/Library/Preferences/Adobe Illustrator CS6 Settings/en_US/custom.kys).

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I don't believe you can. There's no way to "write your own shortcut file". If the shortcut is not available in Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts... then that command/element is not available.

You could use scripting but an easier route would be to create an action (or collection of actions) and assign an F-key shortcut to the action(s).

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Thanks, that works, but not as convenient as I'd hoped; fn+F2 is just a little too far away on my keyboard. ;) –  Dylan Hettinger Nov 2 '13 at 18:24
Change the keyboard preferences in the OS to use Fkeys as standard keys.. then you won't need the Fn key. –  Scott Nov 2 '13 at 18:26

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