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Dragon NaturallySpeaking tutorial: how to move from filename field to the list of files pane in a Windows dialog box

In this Dragon NaturallySpeaking tutorial, I describe how to shift focus to various fields within Windows file dialogue box.

Whenever you are opening or closing a file for example, opening a document in Microsoft Word, Windows will bring up an open file dialog box. The initial focus is in the file name field. Here, you can enter the name of the file but what if you do not remember the name of the file and have to choose from the list of files which is on the right pane in the dialog box.

I tried to find a shortcut including saying the name of the file if it is visible in the right pane but could not find an elegant solution. Finally, I pressed tab multiple times to determine how many times it takes for the focus to more from the file name field to the pane that contains the list of files. Turns out it takes 11 tabs. So you have to say "Tab Eleven" for you to move the focus.

If, on the other hand, you remember the beginning part of the name of the file, you can just dictate that in the file name field. Then you backspace one character by saying "Backspace" and then Windows will show you are drop-down list of all the files beginning with that name. You can then move up and down by saying "Move up" or "Move down",

I have tested this on Windows 7 and Windows XP.

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