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10.5: Use the Space Bar to toggle certain check boxes System 10.5
Here's a small change I noticed:

In Leopard, you can toggle the state of an item on the Sync tab of the .Mac System Preferences pane with a tap on the Space Bar. I drag-selected a few entries (Bookmarks, Calendars, Contacts), and pressing the Space Bar would toggle all of them. Also, Option-clicking turned all of them on, and Shift-Option-clicking turned them all off.

[robg adds: This Space Bar toggle feature works anywhere in System Preferences (and potentially in other apps, though I couldn't think of any with list-style checkboxes to test with) for items that are shown in a list with checkboxes next to each item -- the Sharing pane, for instance. It definitely doesn't work in 10.4; you have to click the mouse (as far as I know) to enable or disable a given entry.]
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10.5: Use the Space Bar to toggle certain check boxes
Authored by: mpanighetti on Oct 31, '07 01:14:17PM

This reported Space Bar functionality can be used on the checkbox list in Software Update in 10.4. Might be hard to test if you keep your software up to date though. ^_^



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10.5: Use the Space Bar to toggle certain check boxes
Authored by: DougAdams on Oct 31, '07 01:45:15PM

This also seems to be the built-in default behavior for checkbox objects in Xcode--spacebar will toggle.

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10.5: Use the Space Bar to toggle certain check boxes
Authored by: leamanc on Oct 31, '07 06:12:56PM

Can't you do this in 10.4 with all control elements (checkboxes, radio buttons, etc.) by going to System Prefs->Keyboard & Mouse->Keyboard Shortcuts and clicking the radio button for Full Keyboard Access->All Controls?



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10.5: Use the Space Bar to toggle certain check boxes
Authored by: joh on Oct 31, '07 06:24:30PM

I can't believe that this became a hint. If you enable "Full keyboard access" in System Preferences you can toggle (or activate in case of buttons) every control element with the Space Bar. Since ages.



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10.5: Use the Space Bar to toggle certain check boxes
Authored by: vocaro on Oct 31, '07 09:31:45PM

I know Rob warned us that "obvious" hints were coming, but this is ridiculous. Toggling checkboxes with the space bar definitely does work in 10.4; you just have to enable Full Keyboard Access in the Keyboard & Mouse preference pane.



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10.5: Use the Space Bar to toggle certain check boxes
Authored by: jaydisc on Nov 01, '07 12:14:37AM

I think this is different. What's new is that if you have a LIST selection that contains a checkbox... meaning that full keyboard access HAS NOT allowed you to highlight the actual checkbox. This is new, this is good, but it's not consistent :(



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