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kpurcell Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I was wondering if there are any keyboard shortcuts in the Don't Save Cancel Save box when you close an unsaved Pages doc. Nothing seems to work so there may not be one.

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.6.4), Pages 08
  • 1. Re: Keyboard Shortcuts In Save Dialog Box
    Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,995 points)
    kp,

    I'm pretty sure the reason that a shortcut isn't publicized for Close Without Saving is that the designers want to save you from losing data.

    The fastest way to lose your changes by not saving is to use the shortcuts: Command-W, Command-D in sequence.

    Jerry
  • 2. Re: Keyboard Shortcuts In Save Dialog Box
    PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (29,640 points)
    Just to explain Jerrold's post:

    +command w+ = Close Window

    +command d+ = Don't Save

    +command r+ = Replace

    If you are ever confronted with something you'd like to stop or cancel on a Mac, +command .+ (full stop/period).

    Also in most dialog boxes you can tab and enter your way to whatever you want.
  • 3. Re: Keyboard Shortcuts In Save Dialog Box
    fruhulda Level 6 Level 6 (15,110 points)
    Does Cmd . really work? It did before MacOs X but I have tried it numerous times on MacOs x and it doesn't seem to work.
  • 4. Re: Keyboard Shortcuts In Save Dialog Box
    PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (29,640 points)
    For once I did not express my Weltmudigheit with OSX.

    +command .+ still works sporadically.

    Nowhere as consistently as it did in the Classic Mac OS. More's the pity.

    The other thing we lost was keyboard buffering in OSX. In the old OS I could anticipate dialog boxes, hitting all the keyboard commands, typing names into fields and OK, before the dialog was even open.

    In OSX it seems to insist the necessary UI element must be present and active before the keyboard shortcut can be used.

    Just more of the downward spiral of dumbing down Apple has pursued.

    It says something about modern society that the dumber (and harder to use) it gets the more people gush over it. We are rapidly submitting to the convenience of being forced into wheelchairs pushed around by events out of our control, but too dumb to notice.

    Peter

    +(Off to the *Tea Party* with my top hat with the 3d in the brim)+
  • 5. Re: Keyboard Shortcuts In Save Dialog Box
    fruhulda Level 6 Level 6 (15,110 points)
    Yes, we did loose some good system feature in the move to MacOs X.
  • 6. Re: Keyboard Shortcuts In Save Dialog Box
    Level 8 Level 8 (41,760 points)
    In most of dialogs, the shortcut for OK is return
    the shortcut for Cancel is ESCape.

    Often, *_command w_* doesn't close dialogs

    I never got a dialog accepting *_command d_* as *_Don't Save_* shortcut. Maybe it's dedicated to English version.

    *_command r_* = Replace may be valid if there is a Replace button in the dialog.

    As far as I remember, *_command + period_* never worked on French systems. With some applications, *_command shift + period_* did the trick but in many of them none was usable.

    Yvan KOENIG (VALLAURIS, France) dimanche 7 novembre 2010 11:53:50
  • 7. Re: Keyboard Shortcuts In Save Dialog Box
    PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (29,640 points)
    Yvan

    +command w+ has always been close window.

    That doesn't apply to dialogs which have only 2 ways out: Cancel or OK.

    You can test +command .+ in your browser. Use it to stop a refresh.

    Peter
  • 8. Re: Keyboard Shortcuts In Save Dialog Box
    Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,995 points)
    kp,

    Precisely to your question and without the editorializing, the keyboard shortcuts on an English keyboard for the dialog box containing buttons "Don't Save", "Cancel" and "Save" are: "Command-D", "Esc" and "Return", in that order.

    The preferred sequence for safely closing a document is Command-S, Command-W. With this protocol you will not lose data and you will not be presented with the dialog you asked about.

    Jerry
  • 9. Re: Keyboard Shortcuts In Save Dialog Box
    PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (29,640 points)
    or… +command w+ then Enter

    Peter
  • 10. Re: Keyboard Shortcuts In Save Dialog Box
    Level 8 Level 8 (41,760 points)
    command w is close window

    BUT in several dialogs (I got several of them during the last week), it is disabled.
    In such case, the dialog respond only to ESC or RETURN/ENTER (I use RETURN for the key of the main keyboard, ENTER for the key of the numerical key pad).

    *_Don't Save_* isn't a button of the Save dialog.
    It's one available in the dialog displayed when we issue a Close command on a window whose contents was modified. In this dialog the shortcut *_command d_* apply also in French.

    Yvan KOENIG (VALLAURIS, France) dimanche 7 novembre 2010 12:57:25
  • 11. Re: Keyboard Shortcuts In Save Dialog Box
    PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (29,640 points)
    Yes, you close the Window, the dialog asks do you want to save and you go OK.

    Hence the sequence.

    Don't Save is an option when you do this.

    Peter
  • 12. Re: Keyboard Shortcuts In Save Dialog Box
    Level 8 Level 8 (41,760 points)
    PeterBreis0807 wrote:
    Yes, you close the Window, the dialog asks do you want to save and you go OK.

    Hence the sequence.

    Don't Save is an option when you do this.


    I know that but they aren't components of the Save dialog !

    Yvan KOENIG (VALLAURIS, France) dimanche 7 novembre 2010 16:16:24
  • 13. Re: Keyboard Shortcuts In Save Dialog Box
    kpurcell Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    thanks for all the help folks. I was specifically asking how to quickly get out of the dialog box from the keyboard without saving. So I had that answered in spades.
  • 14. Re: Keyboard Shortcuts In Save Dialog Box
    D B4 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    I think I have a similar question, but I don't think it was answered...

    I have several macs (all intel machines running 10.6, recent updates).

    When I compose an email and want to trash it, I hit 'command+w'. A dialog comes up. All of my macs display "Save" (highlighted in blue, which, if I press 'return' saves the email). Some of my macs have "Don't Save" /circled/ in blue, which if I press 'spacebar' disposes of the email.

    I love that functionality! How do I enable it on /all/ of my machines?
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