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Activate some dialog boxes via first-letter key presses
Authored by: gizmo on Jun 26, '06 09:18:23AM

Usually when a dialog window pops up I will tab through the buttons until a blue ring appears around the one I want. Then I just hit spacebar. In fact any time a button (default or not) that has the blue ring around it, hitting spacebar will press it.



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Activate some dialog boxes via first-letter key presses
Authored by: wuf810 on Jun 26, '06 10:02:49AM

Been like this for years or at least it has been with the Sleep, Shutdown, restart, cancel box when pressing the power button...



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tab and spacebar method
Authored by: bitwise on Jun 26, '06 11:59:44AM

For the tab and spacebar method to work, full keyboard access must be set to all controls under keyboard shortcuts in the keyboard and mouse preferences.



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tab and spacebar method
Authored by: osxpounder on Jun 26, '06 04:06:49PM

Sadly, even with "Full Keyboard Access" enabled, the interface is horribly inconsistent from app to app -- even some OSX dialog boxes and "sheets" sometimes fail to respond to tabbing. Again, I sure wish OSX was internally consistent, at least.

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