Windows 10: Tab key not working

Discus and support Tab key not working in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Tab key doesn't work at all even if i plug in a different keyboard that i know has a functioning tab key.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by Dkotraba, Aug 26, 2020.

  1. Dkotraba Win User

    Tab key not working


    Tab key doesn't work at all even if i plug in a different keyboard that i know has a functioning tab key.

    :)
     
    Dkotraba, Aug 26, 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, Aug 26, 2020
    #2
  3. Hellopaul Win User
    Using the tab key to hop between text fields highlights all buttons

    Hello,
    Whenever a dialog box pops up in Windows 10, if it contains text input fields and clickable buttons/radio buttons/checkboxes, pressing the tab key steps through every single item in the dialog box, which is very annoying and, to me, pointless. Do I recall that there might be a way to limit this behaviour so the tab key only highlights text input boxes, and not every single element? I can't find anything useful in Windows 10's Settings/Control Panel - am I missing something or is this not possible?

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions!
     
    Hellopaul, Aug 26, 2020
    #3
  4. Arun B J Win User

    Tab key not working

    Keyboard shortcut Alt key not working

    Hi,



    Before we proceed, I need more information to help you better.


    • Since when are you facing this issue?

    • Did you make any software or hardware changes on your computer prior to this issue?


    I suggest you to follow the steps below and check if it helps.

    Step 1: You may check if the ALT key is functioning correctly in on-screen keyboard. It will help us to verify if there is any issue with the keyboard.

    Follow the steps below to open On-screen Keyboard.


    • Windows + Q, type OSK (on-screen keyboard)

    • And check if it works
    Step 2: Run Hardware and device Troubleshooter.

    Windows 10 has a built-in troubleshooter to check and fix issues with hardware and devices. I would suggest you to run this troubleshooter to check if the issue is with your devices. Refer these steps:


    • Press Windows key +X, select Control panel.

    • Change the view by option on the top right to Large icons.

    • Click on troubleshooting and click on the view all option on the left panel.

    • Run the Hardware and devices troubleshooter.

    Keep us posted on this issue so that we can assist you better.
     
    Arun B J, Aug 26, 2020
    #4
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