Reveal your macOS Secrets

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A while back, I wrote about My Mac Setup (yes, shameless plug 😄). I have it pretty much tweaked to make me productive, but there was one thing that always bugged me.

Every time a native dialog popped, I couldn't tab through the buttons. For whatever reason, I just assumed that this was how it was in macOS but at the same time I was like how is this not available in the OS? Well tonight, I was being interrupted in my keystroke flow by a native dialog once again and hit the tipping point where I couldn't take it anymore.

A very quick Google (why did I not do this before), revealed it is indeed possible via settings buried deep in the Keyboard settings. Big thanks to this article, Use the Tab Key to Switch Between Dialog Buttons in Mac OS X. I am now a happy camper.

What other hidden macOS secrets or unobvious settings do you know that could help another dev out?

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