Getting Back Your Tab Key For Quick Path Completion In Text-Mode Command Processor
If you were previously ran NT 4.0 and liked the capability of pressing the Tab key to complete a path in the text-mode command processor, Windows 2000 turned this feature off by default. To turn it back on, follow these steps:
- Click, Start, Run, then type regedt32 and click the OK button.
- Then under File, click on Export a copy of the Registry, select a safe place on your hard drive. (Note: It is always a good idea to backup your registry prior to editing this long listing of important commands and paths.)
- Select the Find option and search for the registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Command Processor.
- In this key, edit the value called CompletionChar. Set the value of REG_DWORD to 9, which is the ASCII value of the Tab key.
- Then exit the Registry Editor and you are done.
This tip comes from InfoWorld, dated 14 Aug 2000.
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