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10.3: Select specific preference panels via the keyboard System
The following info has been submitted by a few people now, and I had also ran across it way back in October ... so I was positive we'd already run it. However, a thorough search this morning has proven me wrong. So here it is, several months after it should have run...whoops!

In 10.3, you can now navigate the System Preferences panel by typing the name of the panel you wish to activate. Once the System Preferences window is open, just type "Cl" and the Classic pane will highlight; "Ac" to jump to Accounts, etc. You can also use the arrow keys to move around, but typing the first part of each panel's name is much quicker.

Once a pane is highlighted, you can open (launch) it by hitting the space bar. From there, you can use the Show All keyboard shortcut (Command-L) to get back to the "Show All" preferences view.
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10.3: Select specific preference panels via the keyboard
Authored by: PancakeMan on Feb 06, '04 12:12:12PM

This response is getting predictable, I know.

This is yet another thing that LaunchBar does very well. You can open individual pref panes very quickly, even without System Preferences already launched, and even without 10.3.



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10.3: Select specific preference panels via the keyboard
Authored by: jrcarroll on Feb 06, '04 02:24:50PM

I use the old version of Youpi Key, the free version (which still works in Panther), to do the same thing as LaunchBar.



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since we're on the subject
Authored by: ali baba on Feb 06, '04 02:26:19PM

alternately if use a prefpane a lot and don't want anything fancy installed you can do a search for .prefpane and put the ones you use alot in the dock. that would be the side where the folders and files go, not the side with the apps.



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since we're on the subject
Authored by: ali baba on Feb 06, '04 02:28:07PM

or alias them in whatever favorite folder



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since we're on the subject
Authored by: TvE on Feb 06, '04 05:59:11PM

Full Keyboard Access in general is such a nice add-on (I have chosen my prepanes like that for several months now :-)



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10.3: Select specific preference panels via the keyboard
Authored by: outofcontrol on Feb 09, '04 09:02:08AM

Is it just me, or do only the up and down arrow keys work. When I press on the left and right arrow keys, nothing happens.



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10.3: Select specific preference panels via the keyboard
Authored by: cudaboy_71 on Feb 09, '04 09:04:14AM

i'll second that...only up and down arrows work in my 10.3.2 install.

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10.3: Select specific preference panels via the keyboard
Authored by: TvE on Feb 09, '04 05:07:17PM

If I goto system preferences, type "i" for highlighting "International" I am able to go both left, right, up and down via the arrow-keys...



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