Tab Switching

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  1. cherrybomb macrumors regular

    cherrybomb

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    Hey guys, just wondering if it is possible on a mac to use the tab button to switch between different options. I've included an image to explain myself a bit further:

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    I just wanted to know if this is possible on a mac as it is on windows, or is it a OS thing?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. oblomow macrumors 68020

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    #2
    yes, that'll work. ( but you could have tried that yourself....)
     
  3. cherrybomb thread starter macrumors regular

    cherrybomb

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    Funniest thing is.....I have, a it didn't work, I was wondering if there was some kind of setting I had to turn on...


    but thank you for your reply anyway...:eek:
     
  4. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    Many times, Command and the first letter of the option you're wanting to select will work. Like in a Save/Discard/Cancel box, Cmd-D will discard. This doesn't always work, and perhaps especially not with dialog boxes where two options start with the same letter. But it might be worth a try.
     
  5. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    you can, but you need to enable it in the keyboard shortcuts tab in the keyboard/mouse system preference.

    alternatively, the above poster's suggestion works. from the dialog box, simply hitting "r" will restart, "s" will sleep, "esc" cancels and "return" shuts down.
     

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  6. oblomow macrumors 68020

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    it's described here. arrgh, someone beat me to it...
     
  7. cherrybomb thread starter macrumors regular

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