Navigate Form Field Link Elements Using TAB and Shift+TAB Keys in Webpage

Sometimes HTML page having form fields need keyboard navigation by a user in a specific area or a container. A user can navigate using TAB forward motion or TAB+SHIFT key combination for backward navigation through form elements like the link, input, text areas, select dropdowns etc.

But we can control it to some extent using HTML attribute tabindex to set an order of navigation. After completing all elements it jumps to browser controls which annoys a user not interested in the focus of those controls.


Here we will discuss a JS code to loop a user in a specified container navigate focus on field controls using TAB or TAB+Shift combination of keys.

See Demo Here and try to use TAB(Forward motion) and TAB+Shift Keys(Backward motion)

In HTML we will define an order of focus using tabindex attribute

In jQuery/ Javascript we will define loop handler as follow:

 

 

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