Tabindex & Tab sequence

I have a window with 5 textfields. They have a tabindex from 0 to 4. Tabindex 5 is a button. When i am navigating with the tab key i never have the focus on that button.
Why is this?
The textfields and the button have tabstop set to “yes”.

Which platform ?
It makes a difference


I’m working on a Mac, OS Mavericks

Buttons don’t get focus unless you turn on “Enable access for assistive devices” in the accessibility preferences pane

@Norman Palardy
Shouldn’t that be:
“System preferences” --> Keyboard --> Shortcuts --> Full Keyboard Access: In windows and dialogs, press Tab to move keyboard focus between:

  • Text boxes and lists only
  • All controls
    Selecting “All controls” will make using the tab also focus buttons, radio buttons, check boxes, etc.

Quite possibly :slight_smile:

Thanks Paul.
Dat doet het!!