New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
OS X - Operating System General OS operation information and support

OS 10.4 - Cycle through options in dialog box


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
zeta101

 
Member Since: May 26, 2005
Location: Walsall, England
Posts: 243
zeta101 has a spectacular aura about

zeta101 is offline
How do you cycle through options in a dialog box, for example when you close and program and it prompts you with a dialog giving three options: don't save, cancel or save. I have tried using the left and right cursor keys (this is how it works in windows) as well as different combinations of shift/command/alt/ctrl and the cursor keys, I've also tried tab (and shift-tab). Still no luck neye:

I'm using a 12" pb and on 10.4.4.

Thanks.
QUOTE Thanks
Aptmunich

 
Aptmunich's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 09, 2004
Location: Munich
Posts: 9,075
Aptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant future
Mac Specs: Aluminium Macbook 2.4 Ghz 4GB RAM, SSD 24" Samsung Display, iPhone 4, iPad 2

Aptmunich is offline
You need to enable full keyboard access:
Go to the keyboard & Mouse system preference, and select 'keyboard shortcuts'.
At the bottom there's a button called 'All controls'. Select it and you now should be able to use tap to cycle between options.

Enter/return will select the blue option and spacebar will select the option highlighted with a blue outline.
QUOTE Thanks
immdb

 
immdb's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 04, 2003
Location: Southern Indiana
Posts: 652
immdb will become famous soon enough
Mac Specs: Mac Pro Quad Xeon 2.66GHz 3GB RAM, G4 Quicksilver w/Sonnet 1GHz Encore ST, 1ghz G4 Powerbook

immdb is offline
Command (Apple) + "." will select the Cancel button.
This has been available for many years.

I don't know what tomorrow holds, but I know who holds tomorrow.
QUOTE Thanks
zeta101

 
Member Since: May 26, 2005
Location: Walsall, England
Posts: 243
zeta101 has a spectacular aura about

zeta101 is offline
thanks for the replies, i have enabled the option now!
QUOTE Thanks
mareoraft

 
Member Since: Jul 16, 2011
Posts: 11
mareoraft will become famous soon enough

mareoraft is offline
This feature is both a blessing and a curse. It allows you to tab through dialogue boxes, but it also forces you to tab through all the buttons on all of your applications.

If you used to use tab in iTunes to go from the search to the playlists to the song field, for example, it now tabs through a lot of new fields you don’t want.

I hope apple will separate this feature into two options. Seems like its everything or nothing right now.

It seems that with the following keyboard shortcuts, you may be able to get by without the "All controls" option:

ESC - selects CANCEL
cmd+"." - selects CANCEL
cmd+"d" - selects DON'T SAVE
cmd+"r" - selects REPLACE
ENTER - selects the blue highlighted box

"s" - selects SLEEP in the shutdown dialogue
cmd+alt+eject - makes the compute sleep (this is a global shortcut, try it!)


you can contact me at my name shown, plus “gmail.com” at the end.
QUOTE Thanks
mareoraft

 
Member Since: Jul 16, 2011
Posts: 11
mareoraft will become famous soon enough

mareoraft is offline
"r" - selects RESTART in the shutdown dialogue
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Office 2004 not working after installing Lion | Help! Can't install Adobe Flash! 10.5.8 »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
iBook Power Options chuckalicious Apple Notebooks 3 01-12-2006 03:02 AM
Back up options for Ibook g4 Computer.Geek Apple Notebooks 3 08-10-2005 10:29 PM
(HOAX on EBAY) Selling a POWERBOOK - Box noirluispher Apple Rumors and Reports 21 05-24-2004 02:25 AM
Apple Shareholders Defy Board on Stock Options schweb Apple Rumors and Reports 0 04-25-2003 07:52 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:30 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?