hotkeys & folder preferences questions

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mason.kramer, May 31, 2007.

  1. mason.kramer macrumors 6502

    mason.kramer

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    Watertown, MA
    #1
    1. The number one thing that is slowing me down in OS X is having to manually click on on dialogue boxes to select the option I want. Suppose I want to quit a program and I have an unsaved document. A dialogue box pops up asking me if I want to save changes, quit without saving, or cancel. I've tried everything I can think of and no keyboard command I've tried gives me a way to tab through the options. Obviously, if I press enter, the default option is selected, but I frequently find that the default is not what I want. Is there a way to do this natively, and if not, is there a way to add that functionality?

    2. In windows, ctrl-lft and control-right moves to the next whitespace on the line. I use this hotkey about 500 times an hour in windows, but it doesn't work in mac. Is there an analogous hotkey? (OOPS! nevermind, I just found it - it's opt-arrow on here. Phew...thank goodness).

    3. I want to set the finder to display my folders as a list by default. I took a guess and discovered that cmd-, gives me the prefs for finder. However there is no option to "always display new windows as a list." Is there to have my finder always default to list-view? I hate tiles.

    Thanks for your time...I might post back with more hotkey questions :)
     
  2. lancestraz macrumors 6502a

    lancestraz

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    #2
    For most apps....

    command + d = Don't save
    esc = cancel
    enter = default answer
     
  3. finger11 macrumors member

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    #3
    whoops, post has been edited, mods, please delete (meant to PM OP rather than reply to thread)
     

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