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I am new to both Mac OSX and iPhone development. Coming from Windows and mostly use keyboard shortcuts to open windows/applications etc. As many of you know doing an alt + F opens the File menu [drop down], does there exists a similar keyboard shortuct so that we can make a drop down and then subsequently select a submenu using arrow keys. I am looking for a way as not each and every submenu does have a keyboard shortcut.

Can anybody tell this beginner. I have searched a lot about keyboard shortcuts but none shows the way I want to use the keyboard.

Thanks Arnieterm

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I don't have a Mac to test this on at the moment, but this page says that hitting Control-F2 "moves focus to the menu bar." Perhaps this is what you're looking for.

Take a look through that web page. It's got tons of Mac OS keyboard shortcuts.

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I have confirmed that this does actually work. – Jon Lasser Jan 29 '10 at 19:37
This shortcut can be disabled. Check the “Keyboard Navigation” subtree in “Keyboard & Mouse” > “Keyboard Shortcuts” in System Preferences. – Chris Johnsen Jan 30 '10 at 0:43

ctrl+f2 i believe lets you navigate through the main menu bar of the active application.

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