Entering data down column using tab or return key in QGIS for Mac?

I have many shapefiles that require I manually populate data fields in an attribute table. I am using QGIS in a Mac system.

For speed and efficiency, I prefer to use the tab or return carriage to move from cell to cell within a column.

Currently the tab key takes me from cell to cell moving across a row and it seems the return key gives me the option to delete the cell.

Is there a setting I can change somewhere to force the tab function to move from cell to cell within a column?

To get down to the next row, you have to use the arrow down key. There is, afaik, no setting to change this nor would I be a big fan of flooding the settings dialogs which such options.