Somthing that bugs me...

Discussion in 'macOS' started by APPLENEWBIE, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. APPLENEWBIE macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    Why is it that in OSX, when a box pops up with option buttons that can be selected (such as: in the print dialog box -preview- supplies- cancel- print buttons) that I can't just use the tab key or the right/left arrow keys to zoom through those options, and not use a mouse?
     
  2. goobimama macrumors regular

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    Use the tab key to switch the light blue halo among the buttons, and use Spacebar (not return) to trigger the button. Only the default big blue button will respond to the Return key.

    You could also use shorcuts like Cmd+C to cancel, or Cmd+D for Don't Save.
     
  3. plinden macrumors 68040

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    Preferences -> Keyboard and Mouse -> Keyboard Shortcuts -> Full keyboard access -> select "All controls"

    No, I don't know why it's not enabled by default.
     
  4. mysterytramp macrumors 65816

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    #4
    And Command-period also works as a cancel key (holdover from OS 9 and earlier)

    mt
     
  5. APPLENEWBIE thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    #5
    Hey, thanks!
     

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