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10.3: Navigate contextual menus via the keyboard
Authored by: autrefois on Nov 05, '03 09:25:51PM

And as you might guess, if more than one menu item begins with the same letter, you can keep typing the second letter, third letter, etc. until it selects the correct menu item.

For example, if you had "Resize" and "Revert" in the same list in a menu, if you typed R + E + V then it would select "Revert," if you typed R + E + S it would select "Resize."

You have to do it quickly, tho, otherwise it will assume you're just starting over and typing another first letter.

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10.3: Navigate contextual menus via the keyboard
Authored by: osxpounder on Dec 03, '03 12:13:58PM

You will also find that it's not always the first letter [of a menu item] that gets you there. For example, in Camino, if I ctrl-click this web page, I see two menu choices that start with 's': "Select All" and "Save As ...", but pressing the 's' key never moves me to "Select All".

Instead, the first press takes me to "Save As ..." and the next press of 's' takes me to "View Page Source", which indicates that these two menu items are somehow linked to the letter 's', while the "Select All" menu choice is not.

Somewhere is a file that stores these menus and determines which menu choice is linked to which letter key ......


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