Operating without a mouse

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by peschybear, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. peschybear macrumors newbie

    Jan 11, 2008
    Hi y'all,

    I like to work with keyboard shortcuts as much as possible. There is still one operation which I cannot preform (to my knowledge) without a mouse-click.
    In the screenshot you'll see a pop-up with 2 options: cancel or delete. How can I choose the delete option without using a mouse?


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  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    Enable full keyboard access if you haven't already, in System Preferences. Then, when you get that dialog... press the Tab key, then Return.
  3. ZilogZ80 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 5, 2010
    Thanks, this has always bugged me a little bit (not enough to bother googling the answer myself though obviously!) :D
  4. peschybear thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 11, 2008
    It works! Tx!
  5. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    Interestingly, 10.6 also added a keyboard shortcut for that window; command-d will delete the item, and (as usual) command-period will cancel. It does NOT require full keyboard access to be on, either.

    Unless it was turned on incidentally by some other setting, I'm pretty sure that shortcut didn't exist in 10.5, which always trips me up when I'm in front of a 10.5 machine at work.

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