So I opened the Mac menus with the keyboard

I bought a used Macbook off eBay, to do iphone development. And ’cause I’ve been interested in the platform for a while.

Never used a Mac much before, and I’m trying to find all the keyboard shortcuts to keep my finger off the trackpad…

How do I access the menus with just the keyboard? Lifehacker gives the tip that you can do it with ctrl-f2 for the menu, and ctrl-f3 for the Dock. However on my Macbook, those affect sound & display, so you have to do ctrl-fn-f2 and ctrl-fn-f3. Contortionist, and it just opens the Apple (System) menu and you use arrow keys from there, but at least I don’t have to use the trackpad…

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