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With PC, alt-something opens the something in the main menu. Does Mac have similar function? For example, is there a way to open View menu as if I click it?

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up vote 10 down vote accepted

Try CtrlF2 - that should highlight the Apple-symbol on the main menubar.

edit: The cursor keys and Enter then allow you to navigate, drill-down and ultimately select an item - just as you can on Windows.

also - can't claim credit for this, I learnt it here on the site!

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You can then use arrows and letters to navigate to the other menus and their items. – user588 Sep 8 '10 at 17:45
@mankoff - sorry, yeah - good point! I'll edit my answer accordingly. Cheers! – robsoft Sep 8 '10 at 18:05

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