Tabbing in Firefox

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by elbirth, Jun 9, 2006.

  1. elbirth macrumors 65816

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    I'm wondering if anyone can help me out with this... I just got my MacBook Pro back from Apple for repair (which unfortunately they didn't fix half of what's wrong with it and now I have the horrible whining noise, which I never had before with my Revision A)

    But anyway, I decided to reinstall the OS to start back fresh again, but I can't seem to get tabbing back like it was in Firefox. For anyone that uses Windows (I'm a switcher), this should be familiar to you- you're filling out online forms and you hit tab to go to the next text field and when you encounter a radio button, check box, or drop-down menu, you can tab to those as well. For drop-down menus you can begin typing a word and it'll begin selecting the entry based on what you type.

    Firefox used to do this before I reinstalled everything, and now it doesn't... I remember having this same problem when I first got my Mac in February, but I can't for the life of me remember how I was able to get it to work... does anyone know?
     
  2. MacBoyX macrumors 6502

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    Are you having this issue in FIREFOX or Safari? In Safari tabbed browsing is not enabled by default. Go into your Safari Prferences and there is a Tabbed Browsing section, turn it on. You should be ok after that.
     
  3. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Try this: System preferences -> Keyboard & Mouse -> Keyboard Shortcuts -> Full keyboard access -> Check All controls.
     
  4. elbirth thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It's in Firefox, I don't use Safari- and it's actually not an issue with tabbed browsing, but rather, being able to press the tab key on the keyboard to move around the page.


    At first I didn't think this was working, but I restarted Firefox and it does! Thanks so much! I don't remember messing with this option before, but I notice it has ctrl+F7 as a shortcut, so maybe I hit that one day when I was messing around.
    I get really slowed down at work not being able to tab around, and my speed is now back, so again thanks!!
     

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