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This was been question for a long time for me. How can I click "Do It!" button? Do-It button means, a button will trigger destructive changes. So usually, that's not default button, and I don't know how to click it with keyboard.

I'm asking this because I got a real fantastically suiting situation for need of this.

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In many slide down alerts like that, you can drag the edges to widen the alert. In your case, that may fix the wrapping, and let you see. – jmlumpkin Aug 22 '12 at 12:09
A stupid question, I recognize the dock-icon with the lily (left to Parallels), but I can't remember the title. What software is this? – Michiel Aug 23 '12 at 6:38
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If there's just one option hitting Space or Enter should do the trick, as the button should be preselected. If there are more than one option you could tab between them by enabling All Controls under System Preferences / Keyboard / Full Keyboard Access.

When tabbing through, a subtle blue glow will highlight the tabbed component. Hitting Space will use it, while hitting Enter will use the default option.

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