4 Replies Latest reply: Aug 24, 2007 6:40 PM by Miguel1
Miguel1 Level 1 (10 points)
Is there a way to change the keyboard shortcut for opening the apple menu? Currently I have to press the CTRL-FN-F2 keys then use the down arrow key to view the list. I'd like to easily use 2 keys with 1 hand instead of the current 3.

Thanks

15" Powerbook G4, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • vegipowrd Level 1 (70 points)
    I think I broke my hand doing that key combo once. You can change all sorts of keyboard shortcuts.
    Open System Preferences, then go to Keyboard and Mouse. Move to the Keyboard Shortcuts tab. Find the thing you want from a list, double click it and press the new combo you want. I think the one you are looking for is called 'move focus to the menu bar'.
  • Miguel1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Thanks vegipowrd that was the silver bullet. To add to this a little more is there a way to have the menu completely open? Meaning when the key shortcut is pressed I see the apple menu highlighted, is there a way to have it completely open?

    Thanks again.
  • vegipowrd Level 1 (70 points)
    While I'm not exactly sure how you would get that in one shortcut, I can say this. If you are looking for shortcuts you need, nay MUST, check out Quicksilver. I got seriously addicted to this program, such that it's hard for me to use a computer with out it.
    http://quicksilver.blacktree.com/
    There is some great documentation, but lifehacker.com is a bit of a champion for Quicksilver and they have tons of tips and videos showing how it works and how it will change your workflow/life for the better.
    http://lifehacker.com/
  • Miguel1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Thanks, I'll check it out.