I am switching over from TeXworks to TeXShop on the Mac and I am finding myself missing the good ol' cmd+\ to open the Console. While I can use cmd+` to cycle around windows to get to the Console, this is only feasible if I only have one document open -- if I have more than one document then I can't really use this to switch between the consoles since I would have multiple open, whereas in TeXworks I could just find the .tex file window and hit cmd+\.

However, no keyboard shortcut exists in TeXShop to open the Console. I tried #4 from this guide for keyboard shortcut bindings on TeXShop, and it works for, for example, Bold and Italic but it does not work for Show Console.

Is there a way of doing this or am I just stuck cycling around using cmd+`?

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It works for me (see image below). Make sure you have the capitalisation exactly correct and the keybinding doesn't conflict with anything else defined in System Preferences or TeXShop.

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