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Auto-complete filenames in Finder Desktop
Some of you may be familiar with the tsch shell's (the default shell in Terminal) auto-complete feature. When typing a file name, simply hit tab after enough of the name has been specified to be specific. Example: typing "De" in your home directory and hitting tab gives you "Desktop".

This feature also works in the Finder! By selecting the Go -> Go To Folder menu item, you bring up a message box. By typing, for example: "/user/hoff/De" and hitting TAB, you get "/user/hoff/Desktop"! This can be usefull if you wish to access folders with long names.
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not working
Authored by: joshuajabbour on Jul 17, '01 08:36:39PM

this doesn't seem to work for there any trick involved to get it to work?

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Somewhat working ;-)
Authored by: robg on Jul 17, '01 10:17:01PM

On my machine, it seems like it needs to know a bit about the path before it will auto-complete. For example, typing "/L<tab>" does nothing, but "/Library/W<tab>" auto-completes "Webserver", and then "D<tab>" gets me "Documents".

Try it with a "~/Do<tab>", and you should get your Documents folder...or "~/De<tab>" gets me the Desktop...


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not working
Authored by: beef on Jul 24, '01 09:44:19AM

you might wanna check out 'bindkey' command on your terminal.
i think you can just do 'bindkey' or output it to a text file to see what's what....

when I first got mac osx, tab was complete word, now, it's ctrl-l... I'm not sure what changed it... now tab seems to do 'ls'...

I havne't tried this in Finder yet... but I think I'm talking about the right stuff...

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