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Tab Key Not working properly

by jbrown35 / November 13, 2003 1:15 PM PST

Help my tab key is now doing weird things. When I hit the tab key it switches to another window if one is open. If one isn't open it does nothing.

Please help me fix this. I do bookeeping and use the tab key all the time to switch between fields.

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Re:Tab Key Not working properly
by HerbChong / November 14, 2003 9:15 AM PST

it sounds as if you might have accessability options turned on. check in Control Panel|Accessability to see what happens. also, check in another application to see what happens. it wouldn't hurt to scan for a virus either.


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Re: Tab Key Not working properly
by Beth82 / October 8, 2004 4:17 AM PDT

I have the same problem, did you ever figure it out??

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Re: Tab Key Not working properly
by HerbChong / October 21, 2004 10:51 AM PDT

trying a different keyboard is the first thing to do.


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Tab key weird
by Gwendolyn / February 9, 2005 1:26 AM PST

The alt key is probably stuck. It's happened to me twice. Jiggle it a little is all. A lot cheaper and easier than trying a new keyboard.

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Tab key acting weird.
by tanya1955 / February 22, 2006 5:17 PM PST
In reply to: Tab key weird

Jiggling the Alt key worked for me. Thanks for the suggestion.

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tab key not working properly
by 3KingsKids / November 17, 2010 11:28 PM PST
In reply to: Tab key acting weird.

jiggling the Alt key worked for me too. Thanks.

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Keyboard Layout Issue
by ravindrana / January 18, 2011 7:07 PM PST


Its Indeed a Keyboard Layout Issue.

if type(Key.ENTER) is not working, then try


Same way, for TAB, its \t


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Simple Fix Helped Me
by MegRenee2 / November 5, 2011 9:33 AM PDT

Press and hold the Alt-key Press 0 0 9 (zero zero nine) on the numeric pad then release the Alt-key.

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