Is there a way to access the file in a "Open file dialog window" without using the mouse and/or without typing the entire filename?

enter image description here I was thinking of [Tab] but it doesn't work. Right now "down arrow" works but I was wondering if there is another key we could press instead of the down arrow (since it isn't very accessible)

To rephrase the question: my cursor is on that "file name:" input box, and i type lin and it drops down a drop down box which shows "Links". How do I access that first item in the drop down box. meaning opening Links without having to continue typing it's full name i.e. ks

If I use the mouse and click the item in the dropdown box, it works but is there a way to access it using the keyboard and not the "down button" because it isn't very accessible.

  • two shift+tab works just fine for me... – soandos Aug 28 '11 at 17:41
  • @soandos take a look at the edit – Pacerier Aug 28 '11 at 17:48

It does work, but, it is quite a bit later in the Tab Order. However, the File Name input box is the one straight after, so, you can press Shift+Tab followed by any arrow key to select the file.

Alternatively, if you want to try Tab again, it is the 8th in the tab order, so press Tab 8 times.

  • sry this is off-point, take a look at the edit. – Pacerier Aug 28 '11 at 17:48
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    Seen the edit... Down is the only key I know of. You can always set an ahk script to map down to another key. – William Hilsum Aug 28 '11 at 17:58

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