OSX Dialog boxes, glowing buttons?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Uoila, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. Uoila macrumors member

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    This might be a stupid question, but i am new to the OSX environment.

    I'm wondering.... when presented with a dialog box there are sometimes some buttons which are highlighted, some are outlined and some are not lit up. What does this designate? What i mean is, when i see a dialog box with a button that is full blue, that means its the default button right? When i hit enter, that is the option that is triggered. What does an outlined button designate?

    For example. When i hit the power button (the hard button, not via menu option) i get this dialog box:

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    Shut down is the default when i hit return, but what is restart? When i hit ESC it triggers cancel. What does the outlined button mean???
     
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    You can press the outlined button using spacebar and you can switch the button that is outlined by using tab.
     
  3. Uoila thread starter macrumors member

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    that makes sense

    ahhh.... that makes sense, its like the dotted outline in windows. Thank you. And thanks for a quick response.
     

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