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Thursday, September 16, 2004

Keyboard shortcuts

A niggling wrist means excessive mousing is in danger of giving me RSI. Being as I spend most of my day, and all of my job, working on my machine, RSI would be a disaster: so I'm trying to train myself to use the keyboard a lot more. Quicksilver is a growing obsession, and is proving very useful. But also newly found is the Full Keyboard Access option hidden away in System Preferences. You can flip the function keys to act as function keys primarily, and the volume/brightness stuff only when you push fn. Turn on Full Keyboard Access as well, and cntl-f3 allows you to keyboard through the dock, cntl-f2 gives keyboard access to the menu bar, and so on. I'm figuring that a few weeks of using this, and I'll probably never touch the mouse again, and be faster too.


  • Wow, I've been waiting for that Full Keyboard Access thing for a long time. Also, I hate computer mice. They are devil spawn sent from hell to eat your tendons. Trackballs and trackpads for me, until touchscreens are standard equipment anyway.

    By pbx, at 11:47 AM  

  • Where could I find a list of hotkeys for OS X ?
    I'll check back for a link

    By Anonymous, at 3:32 PM  

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