Windows 10: Tab key is not working properly

Discus and support Tab key is not working properly in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; Keyboard and tab key are working fine, but tab is acting differently. I guess i might have changed some setting through some short cut, since i did... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by help_719, Apr 11, 2020.

  1. help_719 Win User

    Tab key is not working properly


    Keyboard and tab key are working fine, but tab is acting differently.

    I guess i might have changed some setting through some short cut, since i did not explicitly change any setting with the GUI.

    Set focus with mouse to the text box and pressing tab in terminal's vim, word, visual studio works fine, it indents 4 space.

    The problem is pressing tab in browser's search bar will set focus to another button, etc.

    e.g, i click with mouse on the the url bar with the website and now it highlights the text in blue.

    Now pressing tab will set focus to this "text box" where now i am typing my question, then tab again set focus to button, checkbox.

    Here now typing under 'Ask a Question' pressing tab does not indent 4 space but set focus to the

    option box below "Post a question", "Post a discussion".

    The same problem does not only occur on all browsers but all windows' GUI any where that can type, text box.

    e.g, in file explorer pressing tab in directory address sets focus to another object, in windows search, while renaming files.

    It should always indent 4 space after i set focus on the text box with my mouse.

    Please help me, i can't find any answers online.

    :)
     
    help_719, Apr 11, 2020
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  2. Tab key stopped working

    Hi Don,

    To resolve your issue, follow the steps below:

    • Press and hold Alt-key.
    • Press 0 0 9 on the numeric pad.
    • Release the Alt-key.

    This is the alternate method of getting a TAB character.

    Let us know if you need further assistance and we will be glad to help.
     
    Acelyn Alc, Apr 11, 2020
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  3. Keyboard not working properly

    Hi Yvan,



    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community. I understand you are facing difficulties as your keyboard is not working properly. I will assist you with this issue.



    First of all, I would suggest you to install all the latest updates released by Microsoft from Windows Updates and check if that helps or not. And to update your drivers, please follow the steps and let us know if it helps fixing the issue or not:

    Open Device Manager by pressing Windows key + X, click on
    Control Panel; select System and Maintenance.

    • Click on Device Manager.
    • In Device Manager, locate Keyboard and double-click to check if it’s working properly.
    • Go to Driver tab, then click on Update Driver. And follow the instructions.

    Let us know if this fixes your issue or not, we will be happy to help you.



    Thank you.
     
    Sagnik_Chakraborty, Apr 11, 2020
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  4. Tab key is not working properly

    Numeric key on my laptop doesn't work properly

    Hi Mohammad,

    Hardware issues is one of the possible reasons why your number keys on your laptop is not working properly. To ensure that this issue has nothing to do with the apps running on your computer, we suggest that you perform a clean boot. To do this, simply follow
    the steps below:

    • From Start, search for msconfig.
    • Select System Configuration from the search results.

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    • On the Services tab of the System Configuration dialog box, tap or click to select the Hide all Microsoft services check box, and then tap
      or click Disable all.

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    • On the Startup tab of the System Configuration dialog box, tap or click Open Task Manager.

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    • On the Startup tab in Task Manager, for each startup item, select the item and then click Disable.

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    • Close Task Manager.
    • On the Startup tab of the System Configuration dialog box, tap or click OK, and then restart the computer.

    Should you have further questions, please let us know.
     
    Jefferson Ore, Apr 11, 2020
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