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Sales Dude McBoob
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Full control while in full screen mode

Post by Sales Dude McBoob » Tue Jul 11, 2006 4:23 pm

I want access to every menu while in full screen mode.
Sales Dude McBoob wrote:
robin wrote:
Sales Dude McBoob wrote:Full screen mode is cool. It makes me feel like I'm flying a jet aero-plane. :o
:) it makes me feel like I'm using a dedicated piece of hardware rather than a laptop. Cool.

Totally. But come to think of it, I can never stay in full screen mode too long. I usually need to access a menu after a short while. It'd be better if the menus were accessible somehow from full screen mode. That way I could pretend to be a submarine captain for longer periods of time.

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Post by Lo-Fi Massahkah » Tue Jul 11, 2006 7:06 pm

This is from a Windows perspective, but I guess Mac would be similar.

While in fullscreen I just press alt+F to access the file menu - then the arrow keys to move between menus. Select menu item with enter key. Easy as pie.

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Mikael

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Post by Michael Hatsis » Wed Jul 12, 2006 4:14 am

basically on windows you just hit alt+( first letter of menu )

so like Mikael said:

for File menu - press alt+F
for Edit menu - press alt+E
for Options menu - press alt+O

... cant see it being that much different on OSX...

im with you tyhough a little mackie control would be nice...

-Michael

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Post by Sales Dude McBoob » Fri Jul 14, 2006 4:15 am

Thanks guys - but that doesn't work on a Mac.

I'm editing some work right now. I just tried your tips in full screen mode pushing alt F, apple f, control f, etc. I tried combos of 3 keys too.

I imagine the is a keystroke for this. :?

Thanks for the help. :)

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Post by onslaught » Fri Jul 14, 2006 1:07 pm

Try Control+F2 and then the arrow keys.
If this doesn't work, check 'Keyboard Shortcuts' in Keyboard & Mouse System Preferences and make sure 'full keyboard access' is turned on and check that "move focus to menu bar is set to Control+F2. You can also change this to whatever key combo you like. :)

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