Selecting from a dropdown menu

Did a search on how to select from a drop down menu. Seems the hard way of using up and down keys is the only way that works.

I'm using Scrivener for Mac. When I compile a document, the menu shown here appears. I have to up arrow multiple times to get to the top of the list, then down arrow to get to the option I want. I do this because I compile out to PDF and to ePUB each time.

Is there not a command/action that says "select the second menu item" or "select the twelfth menu item"?

Screenshot 2023-10-28 at 9.40.19 PM

If not otherwise possible, automate what you do by hand. Sometimes you can get to the top of the menu with Opt + Arrow up, then Arrow down. So maybe like this.

Or start typing when the menu is open. p ... d should lead to PDF

Or try this

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Another option is to use Insert Text by Typing to simulate typing the name of the menu item you want:


Great suggestion! I usually forget about this option :laughing:

Never thought to try this method.
Thanks so much.