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Moving to a new tab on a pop up window in Windows XP

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A popup has four tabs.  I need to get two tabs away.  The normal way to do it is by pressing

control-pagedown-pagedown (letting up on the pagedown and pressing down again, all while holding down the control key)

I can't get it to work as a macro.  Seems like the characters go to inside the dialogue box or something.

 

Any ideas?

 

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I was able to get it to work using <ctrlu><altu><ctrld><page down><ctrlu>.  Need to end with upping the modifiers or else your computer is fried!

Suggestion to staff:  make the capture program record down and up control and alt keys instead of merely <alt> etc. since that's just not gonna cut it. I wonder if that's the issue with needing to double alt?  

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There are at least two other ways to navigate from tab to tab in a dialog box.  Ctrl + Page Up/Page Down do not always work.

Try:

Ctrl + Tab

Shift + Ctrl + Tab

 

Text Type (Simulate Keystrokes): <CONTROL><TAB>
Text Type (Simulate Keystrokes): <CONTROL><SHIFT><TAB>

 

 

If you can landmark on an actual tab, left and right arrow keys usually work as well.

 

Text Type (Simulate Keystrokes): <ARROW LEFT>

Text Type (Simulate Keystrokes): <ARROW RIGHT>

Edited by acantor

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Brilliant improvement acantor.  THANKS.

The older windows would allow everyone to use the keyboard in case there was no mouse, but the newer versions, not so much.  I was wondering if there was another key set that can move those tabs.  BINGO.

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