Changing the TAB key

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TCC  26.00.29 x64   Windows 10 [Version 10.0.18362.719]

When I type
dir smb
and press the tab key, it returns
dir smbiosd.exe

What I want to do is type
dir smb
and press the tab key, and have it return only the filename
dir smbiosd.

If I press the tab key again, I want it to display all matching files, in this case
smbiosd.exe   smbiosd.txt

Now, if I type
to begin the extension, and then press tab again, it will complete the filename with extension
dir smbiosd.exe

Is this possible, without having to create a plugin?

May 20, 2008
Syracuse, NY, USA
Is that so you can get at smbiosd.exe with smb/tab/e/tab (instead of smb/tab)

... and smbiosd.txt with smb/tab/t/tab (instead of smb/tab/tab)?

I don't see the advantage until you have quite a few files with the same name and different extensions.

Anyway, that would be quite a departure from what we have now.
May 20, 2008
Syracuse, NY, USA
F7 does nothing here (probably one of my tweaks). Do you know its name in _ININAME\[Keys] or where to find it in OPTION\Keyboard?


Staff member
May 14, 2008
It's possible, but you'll have to at least write a tab completion script.

I personally dislike that kind of completion (and also the bash behavior of only completing a unique part of the filename and then beeping at you), so it's highly unlikely to become the standard TCC completion.
Aug 23, 2010
the bash behavior of only completing a unique part of the filename and then beeping at you
It is not "only" beeping at you, it indicates that there are multiple choices pending. You can tab again to see them, or just continue entering the path if you know it, which is less distracting.
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