Is there anyway to use arrow keys to navigate a pop up menu in mac?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by jsfullr, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. jsfullr macrumors newbie

    Jul 14, 2009
    Hey dont know if there's a way to do this in mac but when you get any sort of pop up like this: [​IMG] is there anyway to use the arrow keys to select a different option. (your forced to use the mouse if you want to select anything other than the default)

    I know on a pc you can use the arrow keys, I figure you just can't on a mac but thought I'd throw it out there to see if there is any way.

  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    In System Preferences > Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcuts, enable Full Keyboard Access for "All controls".

    With that enabled, you can then "tab" to change focus between buttons, then "space" to click the button.
  3. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus


    Oct 13, 2007
    Press CTRL + F7 (+ fn if you're on a laptop). Then you can tab through the buttons and press the space bar to select the highlighted option.
  4. jsfullr thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 14, 2009
  5. thearmlesswonde macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2012
    Hello, I noticed it dose not work for iTunes when deleting songs. Any thoughts?

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