OS X Mountain Lion: Shortcuts for menus

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Shortcuts for menus

Menu commands often have keyboard shortcuts listed in the menus. For example, the File menu in the Finder lists the keyboard shortcut ⌘I (Command-I) for Get Info.

You can discover additional menu commands and keyboard shortcuts by opening a menu and pressing the ⌥ (Option) and ⇧ (Shift) keys. For example, if you press the Option key while the File menu is open, the Get Info command changes to Show Inspector, which has the keyboard shortcut ⌥⌘I (Option-Command-I).

Action Shortcut

Move to the menu bar

Fn-Control-F2 (Control-F2 if your keyboard doesn’t have an Fn key)

Move from menu to menu

Left and Right Arrow keys

Open a selected menu

Return

Move to menu items in the selected menu

Up and Down Arrow keys

Jump to a menu item in the selected menu

Type the menu item’s name

Select a menu item

Return

Published Date: Sep 4, 2015
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