Feb 28, 2011 David Lang

Hit Tab Then Type

Accordance power users know that there are lots of little tricks, shortcuts, and niceties which make studying the Bible quick and effective. In this series of posts, I'll offer some simple tips which can save you a great deal of time in your study. Here's the first:

Hit Tab Then Type.

Pressing the tab key in Accordance automatically selects the contents of the front window's search entry box. So rather than going up to the top of the window, dragging with the mouse to select the current search argument, hitting the delete key to get rid of it, and then typing a new search, all you need to do is press the tab key and type. Your old search will be replaced immediately, so that all you have to do is hit Return.

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Archived Comments


February 28, 2011 3:58 AM

Nice hint!

Rod Decker

February 28, 2011 6:33 AM

*Except*... when the cursor is already in the search box in a tools window, in which case tab takes you to the next field of the More Options section. In that case, Cmd-A selects everything in the search box, or if you've moved to the next field, Shift-Tab takes you back to the Search field and selects all.


Dustin B.

February 28, 2011 8:34 AM

Or, you can hit Cmd+; (semi-colon) twice.