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Old Nov 21, 2007, 11:25 PM   #1
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TAB function in osx?

Uhm, this is really annoying me, when I fill out forms in the browser and I think in osx in general, TAB doesn't bring me to the next field.

Also in TextEdit, tab does not tab-in the text. Is there a different button for mac?
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Old Nov 21, 2007, 11:59 PM   #2
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Uhm, this is really annoying me, when I fill out forms in the browser and I think in osx in general, TAB doesn't bring me to the next field.

Also in TextEdit, tab does not tab-in the text. Is there a different button for mac?
tab works fine for me in forms, and Text Edit. I don't know why it wouldn't work for you.
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Old Nov 22, 2007, 12:29 AM   #3
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So you're saying the tab button doesn't indent OR switch text box fields?

To answer you question.. NO there isn't a different button for macs.. tab should be working just as it would on a PC.

So.. to see if the tab button is functional at all I recommend hitting

Command + Tab..
when you do so this should come up..



if it doesn't than your tab key isn't working.. try rebooting... also try shift+tab and see if it will tab in reverse.

(btw command = the button by the space bar with an apple and a clover on it)
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Old Nov 22, 2007, 12:56 AM   #4
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Command + TAB works, but just tab to indent or switch textboxes does not. Odd eh?
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Old Nov 22, 2007, 01:07 AM   #5
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To get tab to go to all fields in web browsers, go to Preferences/Keyboard and Mouse/Keyboard Shortcuts and select the "Full keyboard access:" .. All Controls option. No, I don't know why that's not the default.

I don't know why you don't have Tabs in TextEdit. I do.
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Old Nov 22, 2007, 01:38 AM   #6
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To get tab to go to all fields in web browsers, go to Preferences/Keyboard and Mouse/Keyboard Shortcuts and select the "Full keyboard access:" .. All Controls option. No, I don't know why that's not the default.

I don't know why you don't have Tabs in TextEdit. I do.
You shouldn't have to do that to get it to work with fields in a web browser. Mine isn't set that way and it still works
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Old Nov 22, 2007, 01:57 AM   #7
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ROFL - you know what, I used TAB as the text-to-speech key. LOL I set it to that, not knowing it would remove the normal tab function. Haha, problem solved.
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