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How can I select buttons with just the keyboard?

I have been using OS X for only a while now and am finding certain things a bit hard to do. Consider an option box shown below :- enter image description here

Pressing an enter key would shut down the system, however how do I select the "restart" or the "cancel" options using they keyboard alone? Whats the keyboard shortcut for that? Arrow keys just dont work. Coming from a Linux/Windows background, this is really confusing.

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marked as duplicate by mankoff, Robert S Ciaccio Feb 14 '11 at 4:16

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What suggested in How can I approve prompts with just the keyboard? doesn't work. –  kiamlaluno Feb 13 '11 at 20:29
Use the solution @mankoff provided on apple.stackexchange.com/questions/7263/… and it will work. You need to enable it in the keyboard settings –  conorgriffin Feb 13 '11 at 20:36

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Use the Tab key to switch buttons then return to activate that.

I think all GUIS I have used - Windows, OSX, X11, old Mac all have this

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