cancel or continue option

Discussion in 'macOS' started by john2006wright, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. john2006wright macrumors regular

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    #1
    When I get a window popping up with an option e.g. do you want to delete this file etc. One option is highlighted (blue in my case) and the other not. In Windows I would press tab in order to switch and highlight the other option and then ht enter to select it.
    What is the equivalent in OSX? It will be quicker than reaching for the mouse/trackpad sometimes.

    Thanks
    john
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    #2
    You can do the exact same thing in Mac OS X, but you have to enable full keyboard access in the Keyboard pane of System Preferences first.

    Alternatively, Return selects the default button, and Escape selects Cancel, or No if Cancel isn't one of the choices.
     
  3. john2006wright thread starter macrumors regular

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    #3
    Thanks for the tip. It seems I need to hit space bar after using tab. But it works now thanks.
     

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