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I am a keyboardist and using the mouse is slow and distracting. For the following dialog - which is just an example since there are others similar to it - how would one choose a non-default button using the keyboard?

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I have tried arrow keys, tab, various letters .. none do anything to move the selected button.

Does Apple dislike keyboardists?

marked as duplicate by Mateusz Szlosek, IconDaemon, bmike Jun 2 '15 at 14:11

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    The answer in How can I switch dialog buttons using the keyboard seems to perfectly fit your problem. – TheBro21 Jun 2 '15 at 13:41
  • @MateuszSzlosek Yes, I realize now that the link you provide perfectly answers javadba's question. The question you link to applies to OS X 10.7 "Lion", though, good to know OS X 10.10 "Yosemite" can be configured the same way. – jaume Jun 2 '15 at 13:59

OS X 10.10 "Yosemite" (and older versions at least back to OS X 10.7 "Lion") lets you use the Tab key to navigate between buttons (and other items) on the screen. To configure it select "All controls" in System Preferences>Keyboard>Shortcuts as shown below:

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When the desired button has focus, press the Space bar to select it. (Don't press Enter, as it will select the default button.)

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