Tip of the week # 553
15 October 2018

Flip through the tabs of a dialog 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 in order to move between browser tabs, windows and workbooks - I've never written a tip about its use to flip through the tabs of a dialog 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:
1. Tip # 265: Switching between multiple browser tabs ( tip_265.php )
2. Tip # 419: Preview and flip through your open windows ( tip_419.php )
3. Tip # 433: Use a keyboard shortcut to switch between open workbooks ( tip_433.php )


* Unless stated otherwise, these tips were written for Microsoft Office 2010.