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In Windows one can use keyboard shortcuts to show a menu. For example, hitting Alt + F usually opens the file menu, and then you can use the arrow keys to select an item. Is there a way to do this on a mac? There are many things (specifically in Office) that don't have a keyboard shortcut.
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You might check this list:
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Turn on Full Keyboard Access in the Keyboard pane of System Preferences.
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In Windows one can use keyboard shortcuts to show a menu. For example, hitting Alt + F usually opens the file menu, and then you can use the arrow keys to select an item. Is there a way to do this on a mac? There are many things (specifically in Office) that don't have a keyboard shortcut.
Whenever you want to do something that on a Wintendo machine would require you to hit control, hit command instead and alt should be option. Aside from that I think you'll find that the majority of the keyboard shortcuts are the same (and the Mac actually has more of them), 'cause where do you think Microsoft copied them from? :-D
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