Tab order

Sandtree
Sandtree Posts: 10,628 Forumite
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Maybe I am just too old fashioned using the keyboard but I find the tab ordering exceptionally annoying.

When replying to a forum post I will write in the text box, similar to how I am now, and would expect to be able to use the tab key to move ideally to the "Post" button or at least a Preview  button so I can then press enter to submit my message. However someone has decided that after entering a message it would be sensible for the tab button to take you to Forum Home link and so if you forget yourself and press enter (like you would on hundred of thousands of other forums) you don't post your message but actually lose it and instead go to the forum home page... I mean who thought the most likely thing someone will want to do after typing out a message is to discard it rather than post it??

I know I have given up trying to help someone because my well crafted message has been lost because of how you've set the tab order and I doubt I can be the only person who finds Tab + Enter is more efficient than moving away from the keyboard to get the mouse to find the cursor and navigate to the Post button. A small fix that would improve forum life.

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  • TheITBod
    TheITBod Posts: 20 Forumite
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    ...or you could just press tab four times quickly and enter and that would post your comment?

    Certainly not as easy as clicking tab once before enter, but at least now you can leave your mouse where it is?
  • Sandtree
    Sandtree Posts: 10,628 Forumite
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    TheITBod said:
    ...or you could just press tab four times quickly and enter and that would post your comment?

    Certainly not as easy as clicking tab once before enter, but at least now you can leave your mouse where it is?
    I can, but its more a case of remembering to when almost all other forums use a single tab.
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