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Use Enter to edit iTunes song names
Authored by: nevyn on May 23, '05 05:35:20AM

As mentioned in a nested thread above, this has been around since OS X 10.0 (perhaps eariler, but I've purged my mind of pre-X systems).

And it's an important distinction that all Mac users should remember:
- Return means "new line".
- Enter means "Confirm, validate, edit".

(So that, in theory, if you have a dialog box with a multi-line text field and your typing cursor is in it, return will make a new line, and enter will press the default button ("OK") (and esc will dismiss))

If one of the actions isn't applicable, the buttons have the same action.


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Use Enter to edit iTunes song names
Authored by: Lou Kash on May 23, '05 06:36:21AM

Additionally, in many advanced text editors (even in AppleWorks) and layout applications (à la InDesign) that can handle multiple pages, "Enter" key usually inserts a page or column break.

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