Need to rename a lot of files in a folder and looking for the fastest way possible to do it? Lifehacker reader Platypus Man offers this quick, new-to-us Windows shortcut.
OK, so I just found this out and it blew my mind. Maybe everyone already knows about it, but if not, well, it's what makes Lifehacker awesome.
I noticed that in Windows 7, when renaming files in the Windows Explorer, if you hit the Tab key, it keeps the new name you've given the item and goes to renaming the next item, similar to how it works in internet browsers. In XP (I don't know about Vista), it just inserted the tab character. If you have to manually rename a lot of files, it can make it go a lot faster.