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Create a Finder window update key
Authored by: ngb on May 24, '04 12:20:42PM

The times I find myself needing this the most is when I'm connected to a Windows share on our network. There's probably a reason Window Explorer needs F5.



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Create a Finder window update key
Authored by: osxpounder on May 24, '04 03:42:39PM

I see it regardless of whether I'm connected to Windows servers or not. I see it on shared Mac volumes and on FW drives.

You're right, there is a reason why Windows has a key for this: because it's a good idea. We should have that, too. Mac OSX still isn't fully accessible via the keyboard, but when it is ... wow! That'll be great, for lots of people: people who use assistive technologies, people who suffer carpal tunnel and related problems [I do], and people who became accustomed to the speed and ease of [almost] keyboard-only usage [like me].

Windows isn't totally accessible via keyboard either, but in this area, it exceeds OSX by leaps and bounds. That's one reason I prefer to use Photoshop on the PC -- I can do much, quickly, via the keyboard and do it with less stress on my poor hands and wrists.

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Create a Finder window update key
Authored by: BMarsh on May 25, '04 02:10:40AM

You can turn on keyboard access in System Preferences - Keyboard & Mouse
this will allow you to access all menu items from the keyboard.
you can even create new shortcuts.

It is not the same as windows access, but it is functional.



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Create a Finder window update key
Authored by: osxpounder on May 25, '04 04:15:50PM

I should have made it clear that I already know about the keyboard access items in System Preferences, and I already have them engaged. When I compare OSX's keyboard access with other OSes, I'm doing so with that "full keyboard access" in mind, and it's always engaged on all the Macs I use. It's just not enough, not yet. Close, but in a case of accessbility for the disabled, close is seldom sufficient, and in my case, it does little to help with the Photoshop comparison. I can get to the Image menu's Image Size command in two keystrokes on a PC, and it takes several more on my Mac, for example.

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