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how to get up to the apple menu?

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gritzildino Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jul 26, 2013 10:21 PM

I am big on key commands because of my arthritis. Im alittle confused on how to highlight the top left menu bar... It seems if i press fn+command+F2 it is highlighted... but only sometimes... i find myself panicing asking why doesnt this work..? Then if i press fn+command+F2 the dock is highlighted and if i press fn+command+F2 right after it will work...?

MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • andyBall_uk Level 6 Level 6 (17,470 points)
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    Jul 27, 2013 2:59 AM (in response to gritzildino)

    I think that the default shortcut is Ctrl-F2 (fn may be required, depending on the setting in System Preferences - Keyboard - Use all F1, F2 keys...)


    You might check the shortcuts currently set in

    System Preferences - Keyboard - Keyboard Shortcuts - Keyboard & Text Input...

    specifically those for menu bar & Dock

  • andyBall_uk Level 6 Level 6 (17,470 points)
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    Aug 3, 2013 5:26 AM (in response to gritzildino)

    >>I am guessing some thing because the F2 key works as brightness?


    Exactly so - and if you check System Preferences - Keyboard you should see something similar to this


    2013-08-03 at 13.23.45.jpg


    where if you check the 'use all F1, F2 etc...' box, there's no need for the Fn key, except when you adjust brightness & other special features. Alernatively - alter the shortcuts in the window you pictured above, to something suitable.


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