Must press the tab key twice...

Apr 08, 2014

In my course the user has to fill in a few text input fields concerning name, occupation etc. The problem is that you always have to press the tab key twice to move from one field to the next. Is there any solution to this problem?



15 Replies
Rebecca Fleisch Cordeiro

Ah...totally see what you mean. hmmm....I wonder if anyone knows a work around.

I tried playing with layers, but wasn't successful. Can't change states.

Wonder, too, if this should be a feature request or bug report. Seems as though it should work consistently, whether Learners click first or not. In the end, they're doing the same thing...answering and moving on. Still, I don't know the programming around it.

Susan Tescione

Found a solution.  Let's say you have a text entry for a phone number: 1234567890.

You create a variable for the entry of te_phone.  Your automatic trigger will be:

Set te_phone equal to the typed value when control loses focus. 

You will add the trigger with conditions:

Jump to the next slide when control loses focus if te_phone is equal to 1234567890

Your onscreen instruction caption to the user  will read:

Enter the phone number 1234567890 and press Tab.

What happens:  The user presses Tab once.  The control loses focus and the screen jumps to the next page.




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