Mac Equivalent to Refresh key (F5) on Windows?

Discussion in 'OS X' started by durija, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Two things I don't know how to do:

    1 Refresh a internet browser window from the keyboard.
    2 Refresh a Finder window from the keyboard.

    I just press F5 on Windows. I'd like to be able to avoid the mouse for it on Leopard as well. Anybody have shortcut or method?
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

    mlemonds

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    #2
    command + R

    also called

    apple + R

    'cloverleaf' + R
     
  3. TEG
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    TEG

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    #3
    Use F5 in Safari/Firefox, or Command-R.

    In Finder, simply click, and it will auto-update.

    TEG
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I only have a Tiger machine here at work but, I assume it is the same. Here are the results:

    F5 does nothing in Safari.
    Command+R refreshes Safari, so problem #1 solved.

    The Finder window I am trying to refresh is for a folder on a Windows server. Specifically, so the color labels will update. That is how we track job status in our little network. Command+R has zero effect on this window, so am I out of luck on problem #2?
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    #5
    To make F5 work you could try going into system prefs, keyboard pane, and check the Use Function keys as normal function keys setting.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm sure that would work for the browsers (already solved, but thanks anyway!), but I don't think that would help my Finder issue.
     

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