No Mouse Ulitization in OS X

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dkhuynh, Dec 14, 2008.

  1. dkhuynh macrumors member

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    In MS Windows... when you pressed the ALT key, you were able to browse around the FILE menu at the top of the window, and navigate freely without a mouse. I can't seem to find out the same function in Mac OS X.

    How do I navigate to the top menu of any window/browser without the mouse? I want to be able to "highlight" File and move accordingly with my keypad rather than click on File, Edit, or View.. etc. with my trackpad/mouse.

    Let me know, thanks in advance :)
     
  2. drichards macrumors 6502a

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  3. dkhuynh thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks drichards, but i just browsed through the link, and i still can't find anything similar to the basic "alt" of MS Windows. Let me know, thanks.
     
  4. spinnerlys Guest

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    Control + Fn + F2 if you use the Function keys for brightness and all the stuff Apple put on it.

    It's also called "Move Focus to the Menu bar" in the keyboard shortcuts section of the System Preferences panel, so it can be modified.
     
  5. dkhuynh thread starter macrumors member

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    oh... my preference says:

    ^F2....

    uhh... do i press SHIFT+6+F2? I can't figure out it out.

    i can't figure out what the "^" key is...
     
  6. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

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    Like the above poster said: Control + fn + f2
     
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