easy OS X keyboard shortcut question

kdum8

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Sep 8, 2006
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OK so I am new to macs so don't blast me for this but..
What is the keyboard shortcut to access the menu bar on a macbook? (akin to the alt key on XP). I have read it is 'Ctrl F2' but on the macbook I am using that just adjusts the brightness?? :confused:
 

beatsme

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Oct 6, 2005
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kdum8 said:
OK so I am new to macs so don't blast me for this but..
What is the keyboard shortcut to access the menu bar on a macbook? (akin to the alt key on XP). I have read it is 'Ctrl F2' but on the macbook I am using that just adjusts the brightness?? :confused:
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phuong

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Aug 16, 2006
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i dont think there's such thing on the Mac side. i was looking for it too, since i was using Windows for 10 years.
 

reubs

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Jun 22, 2006
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I'm looking for another shortcut...

I use CMD+Tab to cycle through my open applications, and when I select one it shows up in the menu bar. However, the app stays "minimized" (for lack of a better word) in the dock.

Is there a shortcut (other than Quicksilver) to open the app that is showing as active in the menu bar?

Thanks.