I have Google Docs open in the Google Chrome browser on a Mac. Now I select a piece of text and want to change it's font just with keyboard shortcuts -- without using the mouse.
Example before font change:
Example after font change to e.g. Courier New:
How do I do that?
What I have tried so far
I've read the Keyboard shortcuts for Google documents page, but haven't found anything useful.
There is the Ctrl+Shift+F keyboard shortcut to collaps the menu bar, which then displays the
Search the menus (Alt+/) search box.
Menu before pressing Ctrl+Shift+F:
Menu after pressing Ctrl+Shift+F:
Now this search box is pretty awesome because I can just type "Courier New" and hit Enter. But! Alt+/ is not working! Why not? I can't get the focus into that search box.
At this point, I should perhaps note that the keyboard layout is set to German.
The US keyboard layout looks like this:
The German keyboard layout looks like this:
So the forward slash / is on the 7 key: Shift+7.
But when I press Alt+Shift+7, it opens the Mac OS X Help > Search menu:
I also switched to the US keyboard layout. But pressing Alt+Shift+7 (which is the key left of the right Shift key) produces the same effect.
I've also tried the forward slash key on the number block. No success.
Is Mac OS X highjacking the keyboard shortcut?
- Google Chrome 31.0.1650.63
- Mac OS X 10.9.1