Solved Entering a tab in the body of a Google Chrome InBox WIndow?

April 15, 2013 at 02:20:06
Specs: Windows 7
How to enter a tab in the body of a Google Chrome Input Box?

I was in Google Chrome.
2. I wanted to send a message to a friend.
3. I entered some data in the message box that popped up, but when I tried to enter a TAB character, the curser went to the other field -- ouside the message box.
4. THis always happened. Dispite what I tried.
What shoudl I do?

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April 15, 2013 at 04:30:49
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When you are filling in a web form or any page where information must be entered in field boxes, the Tab key can only be used to move to the next field . you can't use the Tab key for anything else in those circumstances.

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April 15, 2013 at 04:56:16
yes, That is exactly what I want to do.

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April 15, 2013 at 05:00:29

I don't see why everyone is finding it so hard to understand.
In GMAIL, I compose a mail with the words: Hi Pal and then want to enter a tab but the tab character jumps me to the next field. I can't stay in the message box....

Got it?

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April 15, 2013 at 07:52:48
What Phil22 says is correct. Pressing the TAB key in a browser moves the cursor to the next field. This is standard browser behavior. I had a thought of using the alt code for TAB (ALT+009), but that doesn't seem to work in browsers. You can just use spaces in place of the tab. 1 tab key is = to 5-8 spaces, depending on which program you are using. Hope this helps.

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April 15, 2013 at 08:34:01

THanks for the reply, but it doesn't solve he problem.

If Windows chat box can allow it, why not Linux?

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April 15, 2013 at 10:00:33
"I don't see why everyone is finding it so hard to understand"
Reads like impatience - when you said that only one person had responded.

This is posted on the Windows 7 forum and your spec says Windows 7 too.
Are you now saying you are using Linux?

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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April 15, 2013 at 15:14:16

Sorry, I am on WIndow7. I gave it just as an example of what Linux i.e. GMail can't do, but Windows Messenger can do.

STR (Steps to Reproduce)

1.Open GMail in a browser.
2. Login to GMail using correct userid and pasword.
3. Click on 'Compose'.
4. In teh window that pops up, enter 'To:', 'CC' and '"BCC" field.
5. GO to the Body of the mail.
6. Enter 'Hi Phil. How are you ? Made a strike in GOA?? <TAB><TAB>
As soon as I enter the first <TAB>> I am thrown out off the Mail Body and sent to \
the 'Send' key,,,,
EXPECTED RESULT: I want to continue typing the mail body, with <TAB>s interspersed.

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April 15, 2013 at 16:23:10
The gmail compose box is designed to do exactly as you describe and there is nothing you can do about it. The box not designed in the same way as an Office or Open Office programmes apart from having the facility to us bold, underscore etc. If you want to start each line showing a space then use "Enter" and go to the next line.

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April 15, 2013 at 17:57:24
That is a big disappointment, -- not able to format results as you please.

I hope the GMail team is working on itl

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April 15, 2013 at 20:19:23
I doubt it but you might suggest it to them, who knows they might follow it up!

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