Stop Accidentally Deleting Conversations in Messages on the Mac

Let’s have Command-Delete (⌘⌫) delete a conversation. What could possibly go wrong?

How To

  1. Bring up the “Keyboard” System Preferences panel
  2. Assign a shortcut for the app “Messages” for the command Delete Conversation… that is not Command-Delete (⌘⌫)
  3. Assign a shortcut for the app “Messages” for the command Delete Conversation (this time without the ) that is not Command-Delete (⌘⌫)
  4. Confirm that these steps worked

How To (Details)

  1. Bring up the “Keyboard” System Preferences panel by pressing ⌘ and then Spacebar together, then type “keyboard” and press theReturn key:
Press return, or enter, at this point.
It’s hard to imagine entering Ctrl-Option-Shift-Cmd-= accidentally.
Wait — nobody asked for a Delete Conversation command.
Srsly.

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