Selecting other options in a dialog box?

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  1. someguy macrumors 68020

    someguy

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    Of all the things I've learned to do on a Mac over the years, and with all the help I've provided here at MR, I still don't know how to do the following:

    On a rolled out dialog box like the one shown below, how does one go about selecting something other than the highlighted button (in this case Save...) using the keyboard?

    I think Escape usually works to select Cancel, but how would I select Don't Save using the keyboard? Why can't I simply Tab over to it and hit the space bar or Enter?

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    While we're at it, I'm familiar with taking a screenshot of an entire window (CMD+SHIFT+4 followed by Space) but that doesn't seem to work to take a screenshot of a window + the dialog box, other than the sloppy way I just did?
     
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    System Preferences > Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcuts > Full Keyboard Access > All Controls.

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    After you set that, you can use the TAB key to change between them.
     
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  4. someguy thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Exactly what I was looking for. Thank you both! :D
     

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