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Discussion on: Creating a global configurable shortcut for MacOS apps in Swift

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Patrick

Thanks. And... I'm a fool. I stopped reading the page at "Bet you’re feeling smarter already!" with that little fella flexing. Thought "OK, page end" and quit. I reopened the site to re-read a detail I had missed and saw that there's an entire "Event Monitoring" part following that little dude. NOW I know what you were talking about in the comments of your code.

Well... time for an awkward confession: I'm learning Swift since late 2017 and I even have a few iOS Apps on the App Store. But I am totally new to that thing on macOS. It's very similar in the basics but there're many differences in actions and objects and members of objects etc.
I like Swift a lot. I always like things that show your progress immediately (or tell you what or THAT something went wrong). And as a Mac and iPhone user I can do things for myself. Things I need or always wanted. Yes, it's great. And the day will come when this super small app is done :D

Thanks for motivation - I'll keep practicing :)

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Mitch Stanley Author

Yeah MacOS is a completely different beast! and unfortunately it's really hard to find good tutorials and resources for it which makes it that much harder to build for.

Not only that, you'll often have to rely on old APIs that are really awful to write/read. iOS is much nicer in that sense!

Glad you've got the event monitoring stuff figured out 😀

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Patrick

Not only figured that out. I got the shortcut thing AND the window/popup issues sorted out and finally both up and running now. And that's only because of your help. Thank you. Again and again :)
There are only 2-3 little things left.
Another good thing is that not everything is different from iOS. I just learned that UserDefaults work the exact same way. At least this was a hattrick scored within seconds, hehe.
Phew... by the way: if you don't understand any things I write feel free to ask. Just a German digging in pale memories of English lessons from over 25 years ago, haha.

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Mitch Stanley Author

That's great to hear! And yeah being able to share code between iOS and MacOS is really handy :).

Don't worry your English seems pretty good to me, I didn't even noticed until the screenshot you sent had German in it, haha :D.