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Lesson 3. Introduction to Mac OS X > Access the menus on the Desktop or in any ...

Access the menus on the Desktop or in any application

1.
Press Control F2 to focus on the menu bar across the top of the screen.

2.
Use the left and right Arrow keys to select menu items across the menu bar, or type the first letter of the menu you want to select. When a menu is selected, you'll see it highlight.

3.
When the menu name you want is highlighted, press the Return key to drop down its menu.

4.
Press the down and up arrows to choose a command in the list, or type the first letter or two or three. (If there is more than one command that starts with the same letter, type the first two or three letters quickly to select a specific one.)

5.
Hit Return to activate the selected command.

To put the menu away without activating a command, press Command Period (Command .).


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