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Adding and using keyboard shortcuts in the Print dialog box
Authored by: Tripp on Jul 25, '09 10:52:54PM

robg said: Your experience will probably vary by application. In Firefox, for instance, the PDF button (and the others at the bottom of the dialog) aren't included in the Tab cycle, so you can't select it via the keyboard. If you have the expanded print dialog in a given app, it will take more than four tab presses to reach the PDF button.]

I checked the above issue with Firefox and it was indeed true in the expanded dialog box, but in the minimal dialog it is was as originally I stated.

But I just downloaded the latest build and it seems to be fixed during the time it took to type this reply. It takes many more tabs in the expanded dialog, but it can now be done. Which is a nuisance in the expanded dialog, as regulus pointed out, but possible.

Having said that, I would have to agree with Rob that your experience will vary with application. As each programer will have his or her own idea on how to lay out the dialog boxes. And some as in the previous Firefox implementation just don't always function very well.

MJCube said: This hint is also dependent on Full Keyboard Access being set to "All Controls". I keep this off normally. (See System Prefs > Keyboard & Mouse > Keyboard Shortcuts.)

Very true. I forgot to mention this in my posting. Thanks for mentioning it.



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