Keyboard shortcuts

Discussion in 'macOS' started by opusthe2nd, Nov 25, 2005.

  1. opusthe2nd macrumors 6502

    opusthe2nd

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    Was playing around with keyboard shortcuts. For example, command-F5 is supposed to turn on speech recognition....it doesnt. What it does is increases the speaker volume, just like F4 reduces it. Whether you press the command key or not, this is what those 2 keys do. Contrary to what is supposed to happen.

    Whats with this, and what am I missing?
     
  2. khisayruou macrumors 6502a

    khisayruou

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    Command-F5 turns on VoiceOver under Universal Access.
    Since F5 is volume up, if you want it to be a function key...then you also need to hit the fn key. So fn-command-f5 will get the job done. :)
     
  3. alangyssler macrumors member

    alangyssler

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    Command+Shift+A = Applications folder
    Command+Shift+U = Utilities folder
    Command+Enter (when in Spotlight) = Launch top hit
    Command+Option+8 = Turn on display zoom (Command+Option & +/- to zoom in and out)
    Command+Option+Ctrl+8 = Invert screen colors
    Command+Option+Eject = Sleep
    Command+Option+Ctrl = Shutdown
    Command+Ctrl = Restart

    Then there's all the "shift+" ones that slow everything down... but those go without saying.

    Them are all I can think of right now.
     
  4. Dr. Dastardly macrumors 65816

    Dr. Dastardly

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    Seeing that its a Powerbook the F# keys have to pull double duty. Such as screen brightness and volume controls. Thats why anytime you see something that says command + F5 you have to translate to the Powerbook as fn + command + f5.
     
  5. slimflem macrumors regular

    slimflem

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    OMG! That is so easy to read in a completely dark room. Wow.
     
  6. Will Cheyney macrumors 6502a

    Will Cheyney

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    And there a lot more besides. Seriously, there are so many shortcut for the Mac OS.
     
  7. InfiniteLoop1 macrumors member

    InfiniteLoop1

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    Woh that is weird never knew you could do that!!
     
  8. Will Cheyney macrumors 6502a

    Will Cheyney

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    I made a thread a week or so ago, where people posted their favourite Mac OS X shortcuts/tips.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=161137
    There's some cool ones!

    Try this, cmd, option, 8 (to toggle 'zoom' mode), then, cmd, option, + (to zoom) and cmd, option, - (to zoom out).
     
  9. inlimbo macrumors 6502

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    This is a little off topic...

    On my PC keyboards u have a 'backspace' key and a 'delete' key. With backspace you place the curser to the right of the letter you wish to delete. With the 'delete' key u place the cursor to the left of the letter you wish to delete. On my PB I only have a 'delete' key which works like a backspace. Is there a keyboard combination for the PC keyboard 'delete' equivalent?
     
  10. inlimbo macrumors 6502

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    Oh yeah and how do you cycle through your tabs in Safari? In Firefox you use Ctrl+Tab. What is the equivalent in Safari? I couldn't find it in Help.
     
  11. kewpid macrumors regular

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    fn + delete

    Cmd + Shift + ] (or [ for the other direction)
     
  12. inlimbo macrumors 6502

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  13. opusthe2nd thread starter macrumors 6502

    opusthe2nd

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    Got it! I am aware of most of the other ones, this just had me stumped.

    Thanks.......
     
  14. Project macrumors 68020

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    is there a way to have global hotkeys - like say, to add a new event in iCal I could just press a button combination regardless of what app I was in?
     
  15. mileslong macrumors 6502

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    i cant figure out ot find a way to use a keyboard command that does the same thing as right clicking a mouse to save an image.
     

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