Did You Know? Change the Tab Key

Did you know that you can change how the Tab key works when you are composing a message?

By default, when you click the Tab key when composing an email, the cursor moves to the next field or area of focus.

Do you want an actual tab in the text area instead?

Go to Preferences > Mail > Composing Messages and select the Pressing the Tab key enters a tab in the editor (rather than moving focus) option, as shown below:

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12 Responses to Did You Know? Change the Tab Key

  1. Daniel April 20, 2016 at 11:46 AM #

    This option is not available in ZCS 8.6 Patch 6.
    “New” feature for ZCS 8.7?

  2. Jered April 20, 2016 at 3:07 PM #

    April Fools? I was really excited to see this, but it’s not present in Zimbra 8.6.0_GA_1191 (build 20151216160017). This was the first DYK that’s been worth reading — and it’s not there. :-(

  3. rosegarden April 20, 2016 at 8:29 PM #

    Nice, but this option is in the current version 8.6 zimbra unavailable . why do you publish the current feature as if we can not use it?

    • Jorge de la Cruz August 14, 2016 at 12:57 PM #

      Hi Rose,
      This option is back and working in our recent Release ZCS 8.7

      Best regards

  4. udin April 20, 2016 at 10:59 PM #


  5. Jered April 21, 2016 at 5:10 PM #

    Hmm, guess nobody at Zimbra reads the comments. More blog posts, but no responses here….

    • Gayle Billat April 21, 2016 at 7:18 PM #

      Hi Jered – I do read the comments. :) I have asked our engineering department about this, so I can accurately answer regarding which versions of Zimbra support this functionality. Watch this space for more information. Thanks!

    • Jered April 21, 2016 at 7:34 PM #

      Great; thanks for the update!

  6. marco April 24, 2016 at 11:53 PM #

    This feature is there starting with zimbra 8.7

    • Jered April 25, 2016 at 3:23 PM #

      Thanks! Is there a release date set?

  7. marco April 25, 2016 at 7:26 PM #

    I’m not sure about that, but i’de say it’s coming by June, if not before!

  8. Conrad Damon May 4, 2016 at 1:05 AM #

    Sorry for the false lead, I misled Gayle when I was thinking of interesting but little-known features. It will be available in 8.7, and the gory details are here: https://bugzilla.zimbra.com/show_bug.cgi?id=97505

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