Resolved [New to Mac OS X] how to press Tab to switch between buttons (OK/Cancel) in dialogs?

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  1. colloc, Oct 14, 2012
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    How to press Tab to switch between buttons (OK/Cancel) in dialogs?

    I know there's a function that let you press tab to switch between buttons, I already enabled that, but even with that enabled when I press Tab the focus of the button doesn't change at all, it always stays on the OK button. Windows handles this much more neatly.
     
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    back in tiger they briefly had this, but took it away permantly.
     
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    Try hitting the space bar after tabbing to the button you want....

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    You need to enable it under Preferences -> Keyboard and select "Full keyboard access".
     
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    The OP can already highlight the button so he has already done this.....

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    Working! Thanks so much. I didn't know that pressing Space and Enter gives different results. :)
     
  7. sidewinder, Oct 14, 2012
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