On Sun, 30 Apr 2006, Paul Vigay wrote:
Christopher Bazley <cs99cjb(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> Had I wanted to move to the next writable field, I would have pressed
> Cursor down or Tab! The basic principle is that a user should be able
> to activate the default action in a dialogue box with a single key
> press, regardless of which field the caret is in at the time.
Fixed in SVN.
Conversely, when editing/filling in a form on a website, pressing
immediately submits the form to the website,
This is the behaviour exhibited by every browser I've ever used (and is
identical to what the style guide says).
whereas personally I prefer it to move onto the next field.
I guess both operations are personal preferences, but none the less,
submitting a webform before you've filled it in is mildly more irritating
than going to the next field. :-)
It's simple - pressing return in any text input field will execute the
default action for the form/dialog you're currently filling. If you wish
to traverse text fields, use the standard Tab/Shift-Tab key presses.
1. Multi-line text areas are an exception here, for obvious reasons.