Glitch in 10.4.3?

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  1. mjstew33 macrumors 601

    mjstew33

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    I never noticed this before - the outlining. - it's around some objects - and some not.

    Have I gone crazy? Or is this a glitch?
    :confused: :eek:

    Restart button has it...
     

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  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    #2
    Don't know. I noticed it in About This Mac in 10.4.2 (for Software Update...) though. It's still there. :(
     
  3. Josh396 macrumors 65816

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    Pretty crazy. I don't think I've ever seen anything like that.
     
  4. patrick0brien macrumors 68040

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    -All

    Actually, it's a setting called "Full Keyboard Access". It can be found in System Preferences->Keyboard & Mouse->Keyboard Shortcuts <button>-><look to the bottom - "All Controls">
    It's been there since 10.2 - I think. It appears that 10.4.3 has activated the feature for you.

    Basically that 'halo' is moveable by your arrow keys, and the button within the halo will be pressed with the space bar. The Blue button is unmovable and that is still activated by the return <enter> key.
     
  5. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    You need to go to your keyboard settings and make sure "Text boxes and lists only" is selected.

    Right now you have "all controls" selected.
     
  6. mjstew33 thread starter macrumors 601

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  8. OutThere macrumors 603

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    For some reason those have always been on in the Installer application but nowhere else...:confused:
     
  9. Nermal Moderator

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    Since the Installer doesn't run from inside a fully-installed system, how would you turn Full Keyboard Access on if you needed it? They turn it on by default, in case you need it :)
     
  10. iZach macrumors 6502

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    i love full keyboard access. i am more of a keyboard than mouse user, when it comes to commands, such as cut, etc.

    lets say i am quiting textedit. it says do u want to save? the default, by pressing enter, is save. if i have full kb access on, i can keep hitting tab until the outline is around dont save, and hit spacebar to not save (it is actually around dont save by default)

    zach
     
  11. neocell macrumors 65816

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    I've had this on my Macs for as long as I can remember, but I can't get the outline to change with the arrows, it changes only with tab, but it doesn't matter as the button that is in full blue is always selected when I press return. So what's the use of it anyways? Do you hit a different key to get the outlined option to take effect?
     
  12. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    Hit the spacebar.
     
  13. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Nice. :)

    Thanks for the tip, I actually had no idea about this. :eek:
     
  14. chales macrumors newbie

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    Or to really be cool, you can just press Apple - D in that dialog box to get the same result. Go ahead, try it! :cool:
     
  15. neocell macrumors 65816

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    I should have really read all of patrick0brien's post.

    Thanks for the idiot slap:eek:
     

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