Menu Keyboard Underlined Shortcuts

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by John Greer, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. John Greer macrumors member

    John Greer

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    #1
    Is there a way to have my Mac show me Menu Keyboard Underlined Shortcuts like I used to get in Windows?
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  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    I know what you mean but I don't think Mac OS X has such a thing. For one thing, the Option/Alt key is used for a completely different purpose on Mac OS X than it is on Windows.
     
  3. John Greer thread starter macrumors member

    John Greer

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    Just to clarify, when I right-click on something, I get a pull down menu similar to the Windows menu I included above. In Windows, I can press the key that is underlined and that command will be entered. Can the Mac OS do the same thing?

    For example, right-clicking on almost anything gives me a menu that has Open as the first command. If this were Windows, I could just press the "o" key and the Open command would be executed. This is what I'm looking for.
     
  4. kuwisdelu macrumors 65816

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    Not quite.

    If you hit fn+ctrl+F2, or ctrl+F2 if you have the function keys set to act as function keys rather than their pre-programmed actions, you'll get a the menu highlighted and you can navigate it with the arrow keys. Start typing any menu item, and it'll highlight it. If you right-click something, starting to type any command will also highlight it.

    However, most of the common shortcuts are standardized across most apps. Just hitting "Cmd+O" will give you open in any app capable of opening stuff. You can also assign custom keyboard commands for any menu item under Keyboard->Keyboard Shortcuts in System Preferences.
     

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