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Windows 7: Make the tab key only select text fields, not menus and other stuff

28 Aug 2014   #1
hellopaul

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Make the tab key only select text fields, not menus and other stuff

Hello,
When I've got any kind of dialogue box open with text fields, I use the tab key to hop between the text fields. But, doing this also hops to any pop-up menus, which means I can change the thing in the pop-up menu using the up/down cursor keys, which might possibly be useful in a very few situations, I pretty much never want to do that. Is there a way to turn off this annoying behaviour?

This is a system-wide behaviour - not application specific.

I've searched around and can only find answers referring to alt-tabbing between apps.

Thanks,
Paul


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28 Aug 2014   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hello and welcome Paul mate have you ried the IE pop up blocker - turn on?
Tools > Pop up blocker > turn on or off could eba simple as that but incase it isn't I would definitely run these.

http://www.superantispyware.com/

http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/

download from bleeping computer Ė delete any rubbishthese find.

then these if you haven't already



http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1538-sfc-scannow-command-system-file-checker.html

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html < use the /f switch option in Option 2 ifnecessary




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28 Aug 2014   #3
hellopaul

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

ICit2lol...I think you either completely misread my question or posted this reply by mistake.

Or is ICit2lol's reply some kind of spam? It certainly looks suspicious.

- Paul
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28 Aug 2014   #4
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

John's (ICit2lol) reply certainly isn't spam - he is a very established member of the SevenForums family

If i understand your question correctly then i don't think there is a way, when you Tab it always moves to the next item in the sequence.

Regards,
Jamie
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28 Aug 2014   #5
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hellopaul View Post
ICit2lol...I think you either completely misread my question or posted this reply by mistake.

Or is ICit2lol's reply some kind of spam? It certainly looks suspicious.

- Paul
Hum Paul well mate I am very surprised and not really impressed with your reply and what I posted was to check your system to and eliminate those causes as a maybe fault.
Plus you realize that post are vetted by the moderators and any suspicion of wrong doing is very quickly dealt with - that includes spamming an other digressions if you care to read the general rules of the forum
An option for you is to report my post that is up to you if you so wish.

Anyway I asked for those checks, because getting pop ups is not an acceptable and very odd function unless one has made some settings for that to happen though why one should do that is beyond my comprehension.

So the choice is yours if you do not trust anything I say or post then please say so and I shall leave the problem to someone else.
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29 Aug 2014   #6
Yard Dog

Win 7 Home Premium SP1 32 bit
 
 

hellopaul, hello, the best thing is to use well known free programs as suggested to eliminate possible issues. Pls report back your results for further assistance.
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29 Aug 2014   #7
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hellopaul View Post
ICit2lol...I think you either completely misread my question or posted this reply by mistake.

Or is ICit2lol's reply some kind of spam? It certainly looks suspicious.

- Paul
Posts like that are really uncalled for and don't encourage more help. ICit2lol is a very well respected member and always helpful. If you post further, I would recommend choosing your words better.
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29 Aug 2014   #8
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Well my sentiments entirely essenbe what I would like to know is what was even in the slightest bit like spam in my post because everything and links I suggested is / are well known and used by many people in this and other forums.
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29 Aug 2014   #9
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I wouldn't be overly concerned. There was nothing at all wrong with your post. I use many of those tools you suggested. I'm not sure how anyone would think those tools were spam.
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29 Aug 2014   #10
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
I wouldn't be overly concerned. There was nothing at all wrong with your post. I use many of those tools you suggested. I'm not sure how anyone would think those tools were spam.
Yes my friend well the lack of response from the OP has me thinking perhaps it isn't so much of a problem or that he would rather deal with someone else. Either way it is no skin off my nose.
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