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Alt+Mac is a simple, free utility that activates your Mac's menu bar whenever you press the Alt/Option key by itself.

It's helpful for Windows switchers who are used to activating the menu bar using the Alt key. Also helpful for any Mac users who want a quicker, easier way to get to the menu bar.


  • OS X 10.7 or later

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Matthew Green Member IconComment+109
Matthew Green

I quite like this but I'd appreciate options to change the key that triggers this

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Version 1.0
Lvalue Member IconComment+11

First, thank you for a great little utility. I'm a switcher myself and have long been waiting for a utility like this.
As I've just downloaded it, I can't comment on its quality yet but have a small feature request.
Could you make it so that it deselects the menu upon pressing the alt/option key when the menu is already selected, just as in Windows?

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Version 1.0
sjk Member IconComment+996

Does this differ from using ^F2 (default for "Move focus to the menu bar")?

Does this interfere with using Option (Alt) as a keyboard shortcut modifier?

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Version 1.0.1
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Version 1.0
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Downloads 353
Version Downloads 300
Type Utilities / System
License Free
Date 22 Apr 2013
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price Free
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