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Navigate open and save dialogs with the keyboard System
You can now tab your way through open/save dialog boxes to select cancel, or whatever. Tabbing gives you a highlight surrounding each button you tab to. The trick is to hit the space bar to select!

I don't believe this was a part of 10.1 (hate to think I missed it all this time if it was), but it is a godsend in Jaguar.

[Editor's note: In testing this hint, at first I had no luck with the tab key. It simply selected the input box and the navigation box and nothing else. So I dug around a bit in the System Prefs, and found that I had to change a setting in Keyboard -> Full Keyboard Access to make this work. At the bottom of the pane is a "For windows and dialogs, highlight:" section. Click on the "Any control" radio button, and tab and space will work as described. I'm not sure if the author had already done this, or if our two machines are behaving differently, but it's clearly a great timesaver!]
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Arrow key navigation- 10.2...
Authored by: josephaw on Aug 29, '02 09:36:08AM

I've been using the arrow keys to navigate, tab and space seem to cause artifacts in window.
Joe



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Arrow Keys
Authored by: JohnnyMnemonic on Aug 29, '02 12:15:34PM

While I can use the tab key to navigate, I can't seem to use the arrow keys to move through directories. Any ideas?



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Full Keyboard Access
Authored by: cybergoober on Aug 29, '02 01:42:38PM

This feature has been around since 10.1 . It is not enabled by default in my experience.



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