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10.6: Use previously-restricted keys in keyboard shortcuts System 10.6
When assigning keyboard shortcuts (on the Keyboard Shortcuts tab in the Keyboard System Preferences panel) for stuff like Exposť (Show All Windows), I always wanted to use shortcuts like Option-Tab or Control-Tab, but these key combinations were not assignable in Mac OS 10.5.

Turns out that they are assignable in Snow Leopard. I assigned Option-Tab to show all program windows (aka Dock Exposť) and Control-Tab to show the Spaces overview. Of course, it's up to you as to what you want those shortcuts to activate.

Please keep in mind that these key combinations may already be used by other applications -- for instance, Control-Tab jumps to the next tab in Safari.
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Ctl-Tab not Option-Tab
Authored by: DarthMagnus on Sep 17, '09 08:43:32AM

I believe it is actually Control-Tab to advance one tab to the right (and Shift-Control-Tab to move left).



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10.6: Use previously-restricted keys in keyboard shortcuts
Authored by: maikk on Sep 17, '09 08:46:21AM

You're right, it is Ctrl-Tab. So be careful when assigning that.



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10.6: Use previously-restricted keys in keyboard shortcuts
Authored by: robg on Nov 19, '09 07:03:21AM

I've edited the hint to show the correct shortcut.

-rob.



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10.6: Use previously-restricted keys in keyboard shortcuts
Authored by: bschoate on Sep 17, '09 09:13:54AM

FYI, Exposť preferences appear to hang once I assign Option+Tab to Exposť -> All windows. Changing it back to F3 (or other keys available on the Exposť preference panel) allows it to load again. I'm on 10.6.1.



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10.6: Use previously-restricted keys in keyboard shortcuts
Authored by: lpb2h on Nov 19, '09 10:56:30AM

However, as far as I can tell, it is still not possible to assign the tab key itself as a shortcut. When you hit the tab key in the "keyboard shortcut" text field , the focus changes to the 'cancel' button. Typing control-tab etc. does work as mentioned above.

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