the only good thing to ever come out of windows is the ability to access anything on the screen through the keyboard. this cuts down on slow "change-over" time from hand to mouse back to keyobard. it would be great to have this functionality in OS X...
Why dont you people memorize the commands that you need such as command-p, command-S etc etc .. thats a way to access all these menu functions.
Also its is good to note that windows developed as a graft on to DOS, and in a DOS application that had menus you had to be able to access menus from the keyboard, so what windows did wasnt something really innovative
There is an app for OS9 that will let u access the menu; can't remember the name, but it's on chezmark.com Anyway, I'm sure there is a way to port that over to OSX, and if they don't do it, then that gives me one more fun thing to figure out
>>It's on there, near the bottom. It's called MenuBoard.<<
Just so everyone here is aware, the program MenuBoard was used by RedDragon Software without the author's permission. The original program was written by a friend of mine, and he's compared their program to his, and it appears to be identical.
You should also be aware that he hasn't updated the code since the early 7.0 days, and it's quite out of date. Use at your own risk. You can see some evidence of this in their screenshots, as many of the phrases used to describe the options don't apply to newer versions of the OS -- this was also a giveaway on the source of the code, as RedDragon's choice of words on those panels exactly matches what my friend originally wrote -- what are the odds of that?
He's not out any money, since he gave the program away for free, but you may want to think twice about paying for the program.
i downloaded it, and tried it out. it made "Finder" unexpectedly quit every 5 or so minutes...
anyone know of any <b>good<b> programs?
also, does anyone know of a good application switcher for OS 9 like in OS X? something through the keyboard, but doens't make every application show up before switching? i know this isn't OS X related, but any help?
If you're still looking for how to control the menu from the keyboard in OS9, you should give Copy Agent from Connectix a try. Although it's really a backup program, it comes with a control panel called TurboKeys that, among other things, gives you access to the menubar from the keyboard. Now if only we could get that onto OSX...
yes, it has a control panel called TurboKeys which has that feature. Although, it seems like a steep price to pay($40.00) if you're not going to use CopyAgents other features. Copy Agent really is pretty cool, so maybe you'll learn to like the other features(Smart Replace/Merge, Scheduled Backups, etc) after you get your TurboKeys. http://www.connectix.com