I recently asked a question: How to navigate the Special Characters window with the keyboard?
However, it seems to me that OSX has a class of dialog boxes that seem to be inaccessible to keyboard activation.
- Finder - View Options
- TextEdit - Fonts
- TextEdit - Special Characters
- OmniFocus - Inspector
I.e., there will be a shortcut key to show the dialog box, but in order to interact with the dialog box you need to use the mouse or trackpad. I.e., Control + backtick does not activate them. I note that this is not the case with all such dialog boxes. E.g., most preference dialog boxes, the info dialog box in Finder, etc. permit keyboard activation.
- Does this class of dialog boxes have a special name?
- What do people who prefer to use the keyboard almost exclusively do with such dialog boxes?