How to respond to "are you sure you want to open it" with keyboard?

madsylar

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Original poster
May 5, 2010
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Which key do I have to press to respond to this without having to use the mouse?



I've tried O (Open) , Cmd+O, Return etc... Tab doesn't work either.

It's not a big deal it's just annoying.

Thank you.
 

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paulsalter

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Aug 10, 2008
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Looking at that image it seems to be because the box is not highlighted, if it was Tab should go through the options and enter to accept option
 

madsylar

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Original poster
May 5, 2010
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Have you enabled "All Controls" in System Preferences > Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcuts > Full Keyboard Access?

Enabled now, tab is working. Thanks! :)

On windows, I could press C for Cancel , O for open, S for save as. Basically the first word is underlined like "Save as" so if i pressed alt+s that option would be chosen.

Is there something similar on the mac where I don't have to use the tab to move between the options?

Thanks in advance.
 

Modernape

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Jun 21, 2010
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Pressing Space Bar will select the button with the outline, other than that you need to Tab.
 
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