Prior to Big Sur (OS 11.1), I could use tab to move between the options (buttons) in the type of pop-up menu shown in the image, and spacebar to select an option. For example, in the menu here I could a) press spacebar and have this email 'Save' and b) use tab to transition the highlighted option to 'Don't Save'.

Now, neither of these work, which I don't like bcs. I prefer to use the keyboard. I can't seem to find an option to reenable them (or work around the issue). Any ideas?

big sur save menu


Have you checked whether following in System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts is selected:

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  • Thanks Aivar- yes, I think that was it!
    – Alex Cowan
    Jan 8 at 22:05

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