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Using tab key to move around on a field page on a Mac


I was wondering how you use what is normally the Tab key on a PC for moving to different fields on a field document, but how do you do this on a Mac?

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Hello there!

Navigating around fields on a Mac is actually just about identical to how you do it on a PC - the 'Tab' key should work the same as what you are used to.

However, by default, hitting the tab key will go to "Text boxes and lists only", as opposed to "All controls", so this level of tabbing may be what you are looking for!  To enable this, try following these steps:

  1. Click on the blue Apple menu, at the top-left of your display.
  2. Click on "System Preferences" (basically this is the equivalent of the Control Panel on the PC).
  3. Click on the icon for "Keyboard & Mouse" in the System Preferences panel.
  4. Click on the "Keyboard Shortcuts" tab.
  5. In the bottom of this pane, you'll see two radio buttons you can choose from for tab behavior.  It is probably set to "Text boxes and lists only"... try switching it over to "All controls", and see if this suits you better.
Hope this helps... Good luck!

Posted on Oct 16, 2007


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