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In my experience, many keyboard users expect the following tab order for a typical login form: 1. Username field 2. Password field 3. Submit button They’ll often blindly enter the username press Tab enter the password press Enter (or Tab followed by Enter) Now, when the "Forgotten your password" link appears somewhere inbetween, they’ll ...


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Looking just at the tab order, it would be most appropriate for the following: 1. Username 2. Password 3. Forgot password link 4. Sign in. The rationale being that a user who is going to be using the tab key to place the cursor will be more towards the "expect" end of the spectrum than the "novice" end. They will want to jump to the appropriate fields ...


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It could be confusing to users to have something like an underscore bound to the spacebar since that would require adding more words/symbols to the key. Most keyboards either just have the word "[space]" written on it, or nothing at all. People learning to use computers don't need a key so commonly used to be made more complicated (think about how strange it ...


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It's not used because of unintended consequences. If I'm typing something and want to write THE END, remembering to let go of Shift in the middle or after each word becomes a huge burden. Even understanding why the computer didn't type the letters I wanted is confusing. In the case of Chrome the space bar isn't being used for the " " character, but as a ...



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