Can you get the menu bar down without using a mouse on a mac computer?

menu bar is like file edit view format tools

3 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Yes you can, by pressing Ctrl-F2 (Ctrl-Fn-F2 if you're using a laptop) and using the arrow keys. You can also quickly select a menu item by beginning to type its name. If pressing Ctrl-F2 isn't working, you need to enable full keyboard access by pressing Ctrl-F1. Then you will be able to press Ctrl-F2 and use the menu bar via the keyboard.

    You can get a full list of such shortcuts in the Mouse & Keyboard preference pane in System Preferences. These are the shortcuts:

    Ctrl-F1: Enable/disable full keyboard access

    Ctrl-F2: Move focus to the menu bar

    Ctrl-F3: Move focus to the Dock

    Ctrl-F4: Move focus to the active window or next window

    Ctrl-F5: Move focus to the active window's toolbar

    Ctrl-F6: Move focus to the floating window

    Ctrl-F7: Move focus between controls or text boxes & lists

    Ctrl-F8: Move focus to status menus in the menu bar (the icons on the right side of the menu bar)

  • 1 decade ago

    I don't think there's a way to do that. The best thing I can suggest is memorizing universal keyboard shortcuts. Common shortcuts listed below.

    - "Command + Q" quits the application that's open.

    - "Command + W" closes the frontmost window

    - "Command + N" opens up a new window in the program that you're using.

    - "Command + ," opens up the preferences


    Keyboard shortcuts are listed beside their corresponding action in the menus.

  • 1 decade ago

    try using the "down" arrow on your key board. Or the spacebar to scroll all the way to the bottom

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