Cycling menu options with the keyboard?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by hyddan, Sep 18, 2007.

  1. hyddan macrumors member

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    #1
    Is there any way to move through popup menu with the help of the keyboard. Take the shut off menu for example. I would want to put the mac to sleep but "shut down" is highlighted. I want to move one to the left how would I accomplish that without the mouse?

    thanks.
     
  2. grum macrumors regular

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    #2
    in some menus you can press the first letter of the option you want, seems to work on the shutdown menu.
     
  3. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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  4. AdeFowler macrumors 68020

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    #4
    You need to enable

    System Preferences > Keyboard and Mouse > Keyboard Shortcuts > enable Full Keyboard Access (or simple press Control F7)

    You can then use the Tab key (or shift-tab to go backwards) to highlight a button, and the space bar to execute it.
     
  5. hyddan thread starter macrumors member

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