What is the most preferable default button for submitting a form (like a login page)? OK or Cancel?
It depends. if the form is all about some usual data, it is OK button which has focus. but if it is an agreement or something like that, you should have Cancel button with focus on it.
The default button for a form is usually "OK".
One reason for this is that if you accidentally hit return before all the data is filled in the form validation should prevent the action from completion and return you to the form ready to complete all the fields. If "Cancel" were the default you would potentially lose data and have to start all over again - not a very friendly thing to do.
Never "Cancel", it would be infuriating to fill out the whole form, press "enter" and lose everything.
If the information in the form is not too critical then there's no harm in submitting it "by mistake". If the information is critical, then there should be some kind of checkbox confirmation at the end of the form that will only be checked once the user has correctly filled out the whole form.
Always use "OK" as the default.