Safari pulldown menu behavior

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  1. Dave00 macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    One of the annoying things about Safari is that if you're filling in a form, and you tab between fields, it won't highlight a pulldown menu. In any other browser, if a pulldown menu is the next field in a form, the menu will highlight when you tab to it, and typing in the first letter or two of a menu item will cause that item to be selected. (Geez, this is harder to describe than I imagined.)

    Typically where you see this is a form where you fill in your address & city, and the states are listed in a pull-down menu. Another example: at http://maps.yahoo.com/, you can tab between Address & City/State, but not "My Locations."

    Anyone know of a plugin or preference that will allow you to tab to a pulldown menu? This is driving me nuts!

    Dave
     
  2. hob macrumors 68020

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    #2
    Go to system preferences and enable full keyboard access! Enjoy!
     

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  3. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Doesn't the "Press Tab to highlight each item on a webpage", in Safari Preferences -> Advanced help?
     

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