Keyboard shortcut in Recovery's macOS Utilities for opening Terminal

Number:rdar://6815097 Date Originated:2019-07-25
Status:Open Resolved:
Product:macOS Product Version:latest
Classification: Reproducible:
There are a number of workflows that require booting into Recovery and launching Terminal to enter commands. This includes things like `csrutil` or using `diskutil` to perform various systems administration tasks. It would be a nice quality-of-life time saving feature to include a keyboard shortcut to allow Terminal to be launched without needing to use a mouse or the CTRL + [FN]F2 accessibility shortcuts to navigate then menus with your keyboard.

My first thought would be to include this keyboard shortcut in the "macOS Utilities" app that is first launched when booting into Recovery.


As a recommendation, perhaps the keyboard shortcut could be the same Control–Option–Command-T keyboard shortcut that is available in Setup Assistant to open Terminal.

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