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Thursday, July 17, 2008

bug 249 - you can't press Tab in IE and capture it

Issue: #249
Affects: IE6, IE7, IE8, IE9, IE10, Safari 4 Beta, Chrome 5,6,7

Believe it or not, you can't capture the keypress event for the Tab key in IE (any version).

Are you serious? I hear you ask... well, lets make proving this fun.

In the following textarea, type in any key... you'll get $5* for any key, but you'll get $2,500* for pressing the Tab key.


You can make a boatload of cash in Firefox, Safari, Opera and Konqueror but you'll never get a $2,500 payout in IE.

Known Workarounds: None. If you want to capture the Tab key, you'll need to capture the keydown and keyup events instead.

*All currency is of the imaginary non-legal currency type.

Related Issues: None.

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