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Archived - Mac OS X: How to use the keyboard to perform actions

If you turn on the Full Keyboard Access feature, you can use your keyboard to perform many actions on your computer.

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This may be useful to you if you want to work in a different way or you are a person with disabilities.

Using the keyboard, you can select icons in the Dock and buttons in the Finder window toolbar. In some Mac OS X applications, you can choose menu commands or select options in windows, dialogs, or palettes.

Open System Preferences and click Keyboard, then click the Full Keyboard Access tab.

If you turn on the Mouse Keys feature, you can use the numeric keypad to move the mouse.

This document contains information from Help Center, the help system included with your computer.

Last Modified: Mar 3, 2011
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