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    Not using the mouse MS Outlook problem

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    Not using the mouse MS Outlook problem
    I'm making a concentrated effort to NOT use the mouse as much as possible and all I can say is Spotlight is awesome. If you're new to Mac OS, learn to use Spotlight immediately.

    One problem is with MS Outlook. Command-Tab will show Outlook with the red badge displaying unread mail. But in order to open the window I need to control-F2, right arrow to "File", down arrow to "New", right arrow then down all the way to "Open New Main Window" and hit "return".

    It's actually easier to use the mouse unless any savvy Mac OS users know a secret.

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    Not using the mouse MS Outlook problem

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    Have a look at Alfred, much better than spotlight

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    Not using the mouse MS Outlook problem
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    Quote Originally Posted by hardrains View Post
    One problem is with MS Outlook. Command-Tab will show Outlook with the red badge displaying unread mail. But in order to open the window I need to control-F2, right arrow to "File", down arrow to "New", right arrow then down all the way to "Open New Main Window" and hit "return".
    You can solve this by simply minimizing the main window and then, when "Command Tabbing" to it, hold down option before you let go of the command key.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hardrains View Post
    I'm making a concentrated effort to NOT use the mouse ...CLIP...

    It's actually easier to use the mouse unless any savvy Mac OS users know a secret.
    Just curious, why avoid the mouse? OSX is a GUI-based O/S, and is designed for mouse/trackpad. Avoiding the pointing devices is a little like buying a bicycle and then avoiding pedaling it whenever possible. Possible to do, but inefficient.

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    Not using the mouse MS Outlook problem

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    Quote Originally Posted by vansmith View Post
    You can solve this by simply minimizing the main window and then, when "Command Tabbing" to it, hold down option before you let go of the command key.
    That's the ticket! Thanks!

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