A computer keyboard keys in case the Tab key (Caps Lock) above, it is a we are very familiar with, but don't know it hide a piece of heaven and earth and the magic button. As for its magic there, below I to tell you!
Tab key is the abbreviation of tabulator key, its meaning is "tabulation, tabulating machine, (on a typewriter for Tab) Tab key". It is the most basic usage is used to draw unframed form. The interval between words are according to the Tab key to achieve. It generally is equal to the length of the eight space, when it is the front of the word, and the word length added up to just can be eight division.
Why not put the Tab key to call Tab key? Because the Tab key is not only bring Tab, it still has a lot of practical usage, far beyond the scope of the Tab.
1, change focus
Focus to the next button, input box or links. For example, closed a not save notepad, will pop up a hint, at this point, the "yes" button with a dotted line frame, if press the blank space or enter is equivalent to use the mouse to click on the "yes" button. Want to use the keyboard
to "click" and "no" button of words, press the Tab key, dashed frame will be transferred to the "no", and then press the blank space is ok.
There is a very common usage, in the login BBS or QQ, input the account, do not need to use the mouse to click the password box, but just need to press the Tab key can put the cursor position to the password. If you want to, in turn, location, press the key combination Shift + Tab.
2, rapid renaming
In Vista or Windows Server 2008, the Tab key and a fantastic usage: choose an icon on the desktop, press F2 into rename state, after the completion of the name, then press the Tab key, will enter the next file renaming state. In turn, want to rename a file, you can press the key combination Shift + Tab. In the rename multiple files is very convenient. (thank dofy test.
3, switching window
Veteran often use Alt + Tab key combination to fast switching window. The key combination must first press the Alt key and press the Tab key, it can quickly switch to the previous window. In the hold Alt key not to put, according to the next Tab key will appear the current open window icon, and then press the Tab key can switch between each icon. Alt + Shift + Tab key combination is reverse switching. Loosen the Alt key will switch window. In Vista, press the key combination and window thumbnails appear.
4, switching TAB or label
Ctrl + Tab: switch to the next Tab or browser tabs.
Ctrl + Shift + Tab: reverse switching.
Firefox users also can be installed Ctrl - Tab this expansion, to realize the belt preview label switching function. By the way, press Ctrl + Shift + A key combination can preview all labels, still can be in the search box real-time input to filter the label.
1, in the command prompt
In the command prompt, the Tab key is very practical, it can automatic filling files and folder name (like that automatic filling a bit strange). Some readers may already know, but this technique and the other part little-known secret oh. First see a demo pictures, might be a little dizzy, when flash cursor is lost, it is to press the TAB moment:
Through the examples to explain in detail below:
Hypothesis "D: \ cfan" path, folder: a, ab, there are files: ABC. TXT, ac. TXT. In turn, click on the "start - > run" input "CMD", press enter open command prompt. Enter "D:", enter after switching to D disk, and then input "CD cfan" command into "D: \ cfan" this folder. In "D: \ cfan >" behind input "dir" (note dir behind have a space) :
(1) automatic filling folder or file name: direct press the Tab key can cycle fill folder and file name, use Shift + Tab can fill in the a.
(2) the automatic filling specific letter folder or file name: input "a" and then press the Tab key, can fill in "a" folder and file "ABC. TXT". Enter the name very long folder or file is very useful.
(3) automatic filling specific extension file name: input "*. TXT" and then press the Tab key, can in turn fill file "ABC. TXT", "ac. TXT". In the command prompt, star represent arbitrary character.
(4) to be automatic filling the second letter for a specific folders and files name: input "? B * ", and then press the Tab key, can in turn fill folder "ab" and file "ABC. TXT". Question mark here represent a single character.
(5) automatic filling document known as the specific length of the file name: input "????????. TXT "and then press the Tab key, can in turn fill file" ABC. TXT "and" ac. TXT ".
2, in the input method
In Google pinyin input method, the Tab key is backward turn the page. Shift + Tab is forward turn the page. In the sogou pinyin input method, press the Tab key can enter the strokes of a Chinese character selection mode. Method of use is input one word or more words of pinyin, press the TAB key, and then with h (cross), s (vertical), p (left), n (hot), z (passbook) please input the first word of the stroke order, always find the word so far. In this mode can also use divine by means of character auxiliary code, for example, want to input a Chinese character "xian", but very deep, can not find, then input "xian", and then press the Tab key, and then input "xian" two parts "female" "idle" initials "nx", can see only the "xian" word.
3, in the Photoshop
Press the Tab key toolbar and panel will hide, only menu bar. The shortcut key often combined with full screen shortcuts "f" use.
4, in EmEditor EditPlus and under
In the EidtPlus EmEditor and write code programming, select multiple lines, press the Tab key can quickly for the selected line indented. Shift + Tab key combination is reverse indent.
5, in the browser
6, replace Tab key
First, mentioned Tab key can produce Tab, if you want to replace Tab, how to do? Very simple, in Word, press the key combination Ctrl + H, in "find what" input "^ t", "replacement for" not to fill, click all replacement can quickly remove the tabs. In EmEditor, is also to press the key combination Ctrl + H, in the "search" input "\ t", "replacement for" not to fill, then select "use escape sequence", click "all replace" can.
See the front part of the Tab key in the command prompt automatic filling function, is also want to in any program also automatically fill? Such as input mailbox, input "mail" and then press the Tab key can quickly fill in your email.
First of all, from the download TabKey Appin (hereinafter referred to as the TA) this I original small software. Then release, operation Settings. Exe. With the examples to explain the usage of the TA.
In the "abbreviation" column input: mail, in "fill out" input: email@example.com, "note" can fill, also can not fill, but suggest to fill in, because the project for more than a will is a mess, and then click "add" button (also can use the key combination Ctrl + Enter), and then click "ok". You can see the system tray at this time more than a T "icon, it is main program.
How to use just established automatically? Very simple, need to enter email text box input, mail, and then press the keyboard
Tab key, and email is automatically fill. And, in any input method open condition can use.
Note: TA "abbreviation" does not support Chinese, only English letters and conform to support, "`" symbol exception.
2, operation procedure
To run the QQ, for example, "abbreviation" column is, of course, fill in "QQ" (this step further along in the example the author will no longer give uncecessary details), then in the "fill out" the inside of the input "run F: \ QQ, QQ. Exe", the program's path can be absolute path, also can be relative path. This path is relative path "run. \... \ a.e xe", the first ". "said TA the path, the two point".." Said up a layer of path. If the TA and your common procedure in the U disk, in the TA will have to use relative path to call U disk program. Can also use a abbreviated to run any more programs, and a run command in a line is ok.
Usage and examples 1, no matter in can enter text box or can't input any window (such as desktop, the taskbar), input QQ, and then press the Tab key. In can't input place input this automatically may feel strange, multi-purpose several times become accustomed to.
Note: if in the browser, without open input method condition, also do not have the cursor position to an input box, direct call this automatically, it will trigger the browser's back action. Trigger is equal to the number of times the length of the abbreviations, the abbreviation is two times.
3, open the web site
To open the cfan official website as an example.
4, open the folder
Or use "run" the order, such as open "E: \ movie" this document, "fill out" the order is "run E: \ films".
5, open the clipboard url or path
Can use "% Clipboard %" to show the contents of the Clipboard, so command is "run % Clipboard %". If the clipboard is not a web site or path, triggering the automatically will pop up error dialog.
6, to quickly enter the current date
We come to command "% A_YYYY % % % % in A_MM on A_DD % day", command very similar to the clipboard command.
7, to quickly enter the current time
Command is "% A_Hour % : % A_Min % : % A_Sec %", the current system of time will be done automatically.
8, instead of "run"
The start menu "run" in command, TA support, usage is in the "run" the order behind plus operation command. Such as "run notepad" is open notepad, "run regedit" is open to the registry, "run taskmgr" is the task manager.