Tab through "Don't Save"/"Cancel"/"Save"?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by StevieMooey, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. StevieMooey macrumors member

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    Hi!

    Switched in March 2006, but havent figured out how to do this yet:

    When you close a window of a file that is new/been modified and hasn't been saved, a dialogue box appears saying something like:

    "Do you want to save the changes you made to xxxxx?"

    And offering you the three options:

    "Don't Save" "Cancel" "Save"


    Save is usually selected with the blue halo by default. My question is this: is there are way to cycle/ tab through the three buttons just using the keyboard? I have tried everything and it only seems to respond to mouse/ trackpad input for this choice. Is this correct?

    I hope this question makes sense!

    Cheers,

    -Mooey
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

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    #2
    Unfortunately and absurdly this is not possible

    However, CMD+D -> Don't Save
     
  3. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    I usually just press d (don't save), c (cancel), s (save).

    You can change it so tab will switch by System Preferences - Keyboard and Mouse - Keyboard Shortcuts - Full keyboard access -> All Controls

    Further Hint: Blue highlighted button, press return and it will select it
    blue circled button - spacebar
    escape - cancel

    edit:

    No need for the cmd button.
     
  4. TEG macrumors 604

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    Exactly, Thankfully Tiger added this feature.

    TEG
     
  5. psychofreak Retired

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    #5
    Thanks for both of these, I didn't know either and the fact that it came up several times in the "Things you HATE about Macs" thread made me sure there was no solution.
     
  6. StevieMooey thread starter macrumors member

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    yay!!!

    xUKHCx, Psychofreak, TEG..... thank you so much!

    I'm thrilled! This makes a significant impact on my workflow.... wonderful!


    -Mooey
     
  7. ChrisCairns macrumors newbie

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    I wish I knew it before. Thanks for asking the question and thanks for answering it. But I dont why I can't see the blue circle now. I had seen it before. I cant see it in any application now. Any clue?
     
  8. elppa macrumors 68040

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    In some apps you certainly do (TextMate, TextEdit).
     
  9. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    I thought usually shift + [the first letter of the button you want to select] almost always worked instead of command?
     
  10. portent macrumors 6502a

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    Traditionally,

    Command + D for Don't Save
    Command + . (period/fullstop) for Cancel
    Return (blue default button) for Save.

    Faster than tabbing, IMHO.
     

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