Is there a shortcut/utility to access menubar?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by eroxx, Jul 21, 2012.

  1. eroxx macrumors 6502a

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    I'd love to not have to move my mouse every time I want to access something in the menubar (file/edit/view/etc) ... Is there something I can do??
     
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Control-F2 (or control-fn-f2 on a portable)

    Then navigate with arrow keys; make selection by hitting return.

    A more direct way is to use the shortcuts for the menu item you want to use. For instance: cmd-c to copy. The shortcuts are listed next to the menu items that support them (though many apps have shortcuts for non-menu items too).
     
  3. eroxx thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the quick reply - I'm on a 2008 iMac .. cntrl-f2 is not doing anything (nor is the other)
     
  4. Fuzzi macrumors member

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  5. Xe89 macrumors regular

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    I use Quicksilver and the plugin UI Access. Then I can bring up all menu commands with ctrl + space (or whatever) in the current application I'm using. Works like a faster version of the built-in search in the Help menu.
     
  6. eroxx thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I use launchbar ... would that have a similar function?
     
  7. Xe89 macrumors regular

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    I do not know... you have to ask the developer about that. Or just join the dark, I mean other side and use Quicksilver :)
     

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