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Re: Tab key functionality

Posted By: Walter Rassbach <>
Date: Friday, 28 August 1998, at 5:45 a.m.

In Response To: Tab key functionality (Kim Henkel)

There is one other placement possibility that I would like to see considered IF there is an option added for the TAB key in Rename/Copy/etc., which is just at the end of the "name" part, right before the '.' for the extension... This makes it easy to get to the extension, but, much of the time when I am renaming a file it is to add something to the end of the original name (usually, some kind of version info/marker...).

One other place and function I would like to see for the TAB key is in the '\' directory selection prompt, where it would be nice if it did, in effect, the same thing as it does in the directory view, i.e., sequence to the next sub-directory at the same level (the current "completion" meaning is not that useful since an additional '\' has much the same effect. However, I have a much more detailed set of suggestions for the use of cursor type keys in the '\' prompt which I need to write up and post as a suggestion....

> A user has made the following request. Opinions are welcomed!

> "I hope you'll forgive a suggestion for your software.
> The Tab key's function
> during Rename operations is great, except that the cursor goes
> to the end of
> the filename. I'd rather have it remain at the beginning, since
> extensions
> aren't likely to change. It would also be nice to have a setting
> that
> automatically displayed the filename so you don't have to press
> Tab--my
> reasoning here is that I can use the command line easily enough
> to rename a
> file from scratch, but need your help when I want to change
> part of the
> name."

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