Take Note

Can we have a global hotkey for ‘Take Note’ ??

I find that the sorter comes up short in this area because I cannot set a title, I have to mouse click to add a tag (control-tab gets me there in Take Note), and the sorter option is slow, slow, slow to open.

We have no such plans for the moment.

The next release will also support Control-Tab in the Sorter.

I have found a way to get a global shortcut key for the “Take Note” floating panel. What I did was put together the following Applescript:

tell application “Dock”
end tell
tell application “System Events”
tell process “Dock”
set frontmost to true
tell list 1
perform action “AXShowMenu” of UI element “DEVONthink Pro”
delay .75 # necessary to give user time to release keys
repeat 5 times # count number of items to the one you want
key code 126 # up arrow
end repeat
delay 0.1
key code 36 # return key
end tell
end tell
end tell

What the script does is selects “Take Note” from DEVONthink’s dock menu.

I used Automator to create a new service and pasted the above script into the “Run Applescript” action in Automator. I set the “Service receives” to “no input” and saved it. Then I assigned it a shortcut key in System Preferences | Keyboard | Keyboard Shortcuts. That was the hardest part: finding a shortcut that wasn’t already taken! I settled on “Ctrl-Opt-Cmd-Shift =“

There are other ways to run the Applescript, you could use a launcher application like “Spark” (shadowlab.org/Software/spark.php) or save it as an application and put in in the Dock for one-click access.

Hope this helps someone.

Built in. Sorter need not be running. Define your own hotkey.