On my imac I have system Preferences -> hardware -> keyboard -> keyboard & text input set with a checkmark for move focus to menu bar with ^F2. It works.

On my (pretty new) macbook air, I set the same thing, and it doesn't work.

I have (Text boxes and lists only ) checked on both machines, but I seem to get the same result with all controls checked..

Both are os x version 10.8.4


On the other hand, Under mission control, when switching to an application, switch to a space with open windows for the application WORKS for macbook air, but not for the iMac.

What am I missing? Anyone else have these kinds of problems?

1 Answer 1


Do you have this setting enabled?

If you don't, you can still use fn-control-F2 to move focus to the menu bar.

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