restore tab & spacebar keys in logout window

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If you did a clean install of Lion at any point you might have noticed that the spacebar won’t toggle the checkbox and tab won’t cycle through the options in the Logout window.

To resolve this, open Terminal.app (Applications > Utilities > Terminal.app) and copy/paste this command

sudo defaults write NSGlobalDomain AppleKeyboardUIMode -int 3

Press ‘return’ and type in your Admin password. Restart your computer and your tab and spacebar keys should be back to normal!

🙂

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Independent Software Developer, Technical Writer and Researcher at SentinelOne. Explaining the unexplainable with images, video and text. Scripting anything imaginable in AppleScript, Bash, Python and Swift.

Posted on May 9, 2012, in OS X Lion and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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