Apple Recommends Print to PDF Shortcut

I was just browsing the Mac App Store and found this “Master Your Mac” article on custom shortcuts: ‎The Power of Custom Shortcuts : Mac App Store Story. Looks like one of their favorites is @MacSparky’s ⌘P twice to print to PDF.

Good to know I’m in good company, that’s one of my favorites as well. :+1:


I’ve long used the double ⌘P short cut – but my second ⌘P is set to “Save PDF to DEVONthink”. Combined with configuring “Import” in DEVONthink preferences to “Select Group…” (which means “ask for a destination every time you import”) I can print PDFs of web pages directly to DEVONthink. Saves keystrokes over the standard DEVONthink import methods.

For “clutter free” imports to DEVONthink, I have a Keyboard Maestro macro that puts the Safari tab into Reader mode and then executes the double ⌘P shortcut.

FWIW, any other print-to-PDF destination can be given a distinct shortcut. E.g., ⌘P⌘Q for saving to Curiota for import to Curio.



Do you mind sharing this?

Very easy. This one happens to be executed from the my Safari palette, but could be reproduced anywhere. (I have a palette for every app I use frequently – the palette is always invoked by ^\ and is sensitive to the given app context. )