Menu Navigation

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by kamalds, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. kamalds macrumors regular

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    I recently bought myself a Macbook Pro 13-inch model and I've been loving it so far. One thing that really bugs me is how bad the menu navigation is in OS X. I just read this on Macrumors and the only way to access menu from keyboard is by using ctrl+F2 key for which I have to press ctrl+fn+f2 key since F2 is a secondary function.

    Also, there is no way of going directly to the middle of the menu by keyboard shortcuts, right? If that is true, Mac OS X is still not polished enough for laptops. :(

    So, is there are a better way to control the menu items?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    It doesn't seem that way. But you can use the keyboard shortcuts assigned to the functions or even create your own via System Preferences >>> Keyboard >>> Keyboard Shortcuts.
     
  3. kamalds thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks bud. I have now assigned mac key+esc to call the menu. It was conflicting with something called "front row". So I removed the shortcut from that frontrow.

    Dedicated function keys (F1-F12) would have made everything the user experience so much better!

    You know, I have to hit fn+F5 key to refresh in Firefox. In my windows laptops, I just press F5 to refresh.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Do you have this checked in System Preferences > Keyboard & Mouse > Keyboard?
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  5. kamalds thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you so much GGJstudios! It was not checked before, but now it is.

    This community is great :)
     

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