Need help with the tab key

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Watabou, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. Watabou macrumors 68040


    Feb 10, 2008
    United States
    Here's a dumb question but its really annoying me right now.

    I know in Windows you can tab over a button and then hit Enter to confirm. But is there any way I can do it in Mac OS X?
    When I hit tab, it only outlines the "add" button shown in the attachment. Is there any way to move the whole selection over with the tab key? Or is there any other keyboard shortcut?
    It would seriously speed up my work right now. I exported a lot of pictures from my psp and it comes up as Unix executable file for some reason and for the preview, it has a really small picture. When I add the .jpg extension, it becomes normal and a large picture again.
    Here's is what I mean. I need the whole selection from "'dont add" to "add":

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  2. aross99 macrumors 68000


    Dec 17, 2006
    East Lansing, MI
    I don't think you can do this in the Finder. In some applications, you can press the first letter of the button you want to press, or press CMD and the letter, but that doesn't seem to work in the finder.

    In Safari, there is an option to allow you to tab to each field/control on the page, but I couldn't find anything that would work in the Finder for the example you are looking for...
  3. ihabime macrumors 6502

    Jan 12, 2005
    Don't bump your own thread, If people want to answer it they will, if they don't , they won't.

    Bumping just annoys the people who would normally answer your question, but now won't.
  4. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus


    Oct 13, 2007
    You can "push" the outlined button by pressing <space>.
  5. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3


    Apr 6, 2007
    Portland, OR
    Finder >> Preferences... >> Advanced >> uncheck "Show Warning Before Changing Extension

    and if you want to change so many names at once just make an Automator script. It's a very useful application.
  6. Watabou thread starter macrumors 68040


    Feb 10, 2008
    United States
    Thanks! I didn't know I could do that. I don't know about Automator though. I would like to give it a try but for most of the work I do, I don't need it.

    Oh and thanks ergdegdeg, I was trying out everything like pressing control+tab and even Fn+Tab except space lol. It works now.

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