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How can I select buttons with just the keyboard?

How do I tab through buttons?

If I use the tab key it will change the selection (blue background glow) however if I press enter, it will always choose the default option.

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marked as duplicate by Kyle Cronin Nov 16 '11 at 9:07

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Enter activates default button, space activates selected button. –  Peter Štibraný Nov 16 '11 at 8:42

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You need to press the space bar whilst on the highlighted button (the one with the halo around it). If you press enter, it will always select the "default" option.

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