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Real World Mac OS X Fonts by Sharon Zardetto Aker

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Appendix E. Keyboard Control on Steroids

System Preference settings give you choices regarding what you can control from your keyboard. Several of the settings involve things that can make font-related things easier:

Focus on the Font panel: You have to specifically click on the Font panel to “activate” it before you can use any keyboard controls in it. That is, unless you know that pressing Control-F6 automatically moves the “focus” to a floating palette like the Font panel. Oddly (and annoyingly), it doesn’t work as a toggle—using the key combo again doesn’t shift the focus back to your application window; use Control-F4 for that. These are the default settings, which can be changed or turned off in the Keyboard Shortcuts tab of the Keyboard ...

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