Shifty Tabs

Did you know that if you hit the tab key, you can easily hop from control to control on a web page or within a program?

Controls are the “objects” you interact (play) with in a program. Stuff like buttons, checkboxes, text boxes, lists, etc. are all controls. Basically, if you can do something with it, it’s considered a control.

You can also hold the Shift key while you Tab and go backwards through the controls.

For example, say you’re filling out a form on a web page. You fill in your first name and, in all your excitement, accidentally tab right past the last name box. You can easily get back to the last name field by holding down the Shift key and hitting the Tab key.

So, next time you get a little wild with your tabbing, don’t grab your mouse—just press your shift key.

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