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Accessing Toolbar Buttons with the Keyboard

If you generally prefer to use the keyboard over the mouse, you may be interested to know that you can use the keyboard to access toolbar buttons. Here's how:

  1. Press Alt. This activates the menu.

  2. Press Ctrl+Tab to activate a toolbar. Keep pressing Ctrl+Tab until you activate the toolbar that has the button you want to use. Press Ctrl+Shift+Tab to back up if you pass by the toolbar you want by mistake.

  3. After you activate the desired toolbar, press Tab (or Shift+Tab) to select the button you want.

  4. Press Enter to "click" the button, or Esc to cancel.

(Posted 6/26/2000)