Mac OS X Tab function equivalent to Windows OS

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by OatmealRocks, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. OatmealRocks macrumors 6502a

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    Hi,

    I tried searching for a solution but I couldn't find one.

    In windows I usually use "Tab" key to move the focus from one text box to another.

    An example of this would be in google home page I enter my text in the search field box and double tab to move the focus to "I'm feeling lucky" button and hit enter.

    How do I do this in Mac OS X? I notice shirt-tab/tab will move from one txt box to another but I am unable to get the focus on to the button and using my "return/enter" key to execute. I much rather do this than using my mouse as it is faster.

    Anyone? Thanks
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    #2
    System Preferences > Keyboard and Mouse > Keyboard Shortcuts ...

    At the bottom is the option you are looking for.
     
  3. spinnerlys Guest

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    #3
    "All controls" has to be checked.

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    off topic:

    r.j.s. seems to snatch a lot of firsts from me. What a bummer. ;)
     
  4. OatmealRocks thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That was fast. This was bugging me for a few days. Thank you very much.
     
  5. MWPULSE macrumors 6502a

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    #5
    if your trying to switch windows in a particular application i.e safari, photoshop, or quicktime movie windows you can use cmd and tilde above the cntrl key on your keyboard (this might of changed with different hardware versions i cant remember the position of the tilde key in the latest revisions.


    PTP
     

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