Firefox: Tab stop on every field...

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by yg17, Aug 3, 2006.

  1. yg17 macrumors G5


    Aug 1, 2004
    St. Louis, MO
    One thing that bugs me, is when tabbing through forms, Firefox will skip buttons, checkboxes, dropdowns. Basically, anything that isn't text input. Is there any way to change this so it stops at every field? Thanks
  2. panoz7 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 21, 2005
    Raleigh, NC
  3. keltoid macrumors newbie

    Jul 18, 2008
    Old question, but someone else may find their way here looking for info:

    Just found this elsewhere:

    By default, on a Mac in Firefox, tab moves from one form element to another—except it will skip radio buttons, checkboxes and drop-down select boxes. I have suffered in silence since I started using the Mac. I finally found out that this too can be remedied. Hooray!

    There is an actual setting in the Mac OS that produces this behavior. To change this so that tab treats all form elements with equality go to: System Preferences -> Keyboard and Mouse and select the tab Keyboard Shortcuts. On the bottom you will see a setting for “Full Keyboard Access”. Just set it to All Controls. This setting will take effect right away, no need to restart Firefox.
  4. G-Com macrumors regular

    May 21, 2008
    North of The 'Nati
  5. pixeler macrumors newbie

    Feb 13, 2009
    Sorry to revive an old thread, but this is very helpful! But what's the downside of activating this? Does this produce any unwanted behavior in other apps?
  6. angelwatt Moderator emeritus


    Aug 16, 2005
    I've never run into any. I always change this setting on a new install within the first week. Not sure why Apple doesn't default it to this.

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