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Witch - A keyboard solution for managing windows
Authored by: stanza on Feb 20, '05 04:47:28PM

For all these people saying there is no way to unminimize without the mouse--this is not strictly true. If you go to the control panel->Keyboard and Mouse->Keyboard Shortcuts, and scroll down a bit, you can find options to focus on menu and focus on dock. This (I think) is set by default to control-F3, but I refuse to click "Restore Defaults" just to find out.

So if you hit that, you can use arrows to move around on the dock, and hit return to open an app or to unminimize a window.

Although, I'm not sure if "Turn on full keyboard acess" is turned on by default.



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Witch - A keyboard solution for managing windows
Authored by: aranor on Feb 20, '05 11:38:57PM

Yes, it's Ctrl-F3. And no, Full Keyboard Access is off by default, but hitting Ctrl-F1 will turn it on.



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Witch - A keyboard solution for managing windows
Authored by: DavidRavenMoon on Feb 21, '05 06:52:49PM

One of the problems with full keyboard access is if you use certain applications, like QuarkXPress. Quark makes use of most of the function keys, and uses a lot of other keyboard short cuts, including using all three of the modifier keys, so having full keyboard access activated causes conflicts.

So for some of us, we can't use full keyboard access, even though it's very handy!

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