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MacTech Article: 2609Mac in the Shell

26.09 Mac in the Shell: Window Management for Keyboard Junkies

by Edward Marczak
Sep, 2010 Issue


Article Synopsis

When one uses the command line often-when one becomes immersed-it gets uncomfortable to take your hands from the keyboard to go move the mouse pointer; At least for extended operations. This is why you can assign keyboard shortcuts to most menu items (see the Keyboard Preference Pane). It turns out that most of us don't want to simply use our shiny Macs as dumb terminals. If all you needed was a shell prompt, you could go buy a netbook and use Linux (which is perfectly appropriate in many cases). So, how can you go mouse-free in the GUI (or, at least minimize using the mouse)? Read on to find some ways.




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