Tame your computer - flipping tabs!


15-10-2018

In her regular series for Cambridge Network members, software training expert Karen Roem offers handy tips to help you 'Tame your computer'. This week she explains how to quickly flip through the tabs of a dialogue box (Microsoft Office)...

Anyone who ever attended one of my courses or is an astute reader of my tips knows I absolutely love keyboard shortcuts. Last week I realised that - although I’ve discussed the power of CTRL + TAB to move between browser tabs, windows and workbooks - I’ve never written a tip about its use to flip through the tabs of a dialogue box.

Here’s how:

  1. Press CTRL + TAB to move to the next open tab.
  2. Press SHIFT + CTRL + TAB to cycle the other way.

That said, if you keep pressing CTRL + TAB it keeps going. No need for the “monkey grip” to cycle backward.

Related tips:

Switching between multiple browser tabs 

Preview and flip through your open windows 

Use a keyboard shortcut to switch between open workbooks 

Karen Roem offers software training and support through her company Roem Ltd.  Contact her by email (Karen@roem.co.uk) or visit her website at  www.roem.co.uk

 

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