Keyboard equivalent similar to windows?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bozeefus, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. bozeefus macrumors member

    Dec 18, 2008
    Hi, I just have a quick question regarding pop-up windows in general.

    It's hard for me to explain so take a look at the screenshot:


    As you can see, the pop-up window provides 2 options: "Don't add" and "Add".

    My question is:
    -is there a way to select the "add" option using the keyboard only?

    in windows, u could move the left/right directional keys to select accordingly or press the letter key that was underlined. i know when u shut down your macbook, and it shows the options "restart, sleep, cancel, shutdown", you can hit the letter "R" to initiate restart. in this case, however, i can't press "A" to initiate "add"

    *** this is a general question on pop-up windows and not just the one in the screenshot

    edit: i sincerely apologize for the topic title! after reading it, i realized it made absolutely no sense haha. too bad i can't change it :/
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    Depending on the dialog, you can sometimes press command+first letter. I know in Don't Save/Cancel/Save dialogs, you can select Don't Save with command+D.
  3. bozeefus thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 18, 2008
    hmm i was thinking that but when i press cmd+A, it just closes it. i guess it's inconsistent among different dialogs

    thanks for reply though
  4. bozeefus thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 18, 2008
    anyone else can confirm that such a thing doesn't exist?

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