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Tip: Keeping the TAB key press in Adobe Captivate content in a browser

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Tab Key

A couple of days ago I received this comment:

I'd like to see some workarounds for using the tab key inside a captivate project running on the web. Many times the browser steals back the Tab keyPress and it becomes non functional in the applications.

Our QA manager Suresh has provided a simple workaround:

There is a behavior called Seamless tabbing, which allows tabbing to extend beyond the movie and start with the browser address bar. To disable, follow these steps:

  1. Open the HTML file Adobe Captivate generates in a note pad or HTML editor
  2. Between the writeDocument <object> </object> tags, add the following '<param name="SeamlessTabbing" value="false">'+
  3. Save the HTML file

Your tabbing will now stay within the movie. I tested this for both IE and FF and it works.

Thanks Suresh!

Comments

Wonder if I am missing something. I have seen this work around before and I tried it and it has never worked for me. I am working in dreamweaver and changing the .htm file that captivate generates. Am I missing something?

SF: Just updated the entry - you'll need to include the param info in the first section writeDocument like the other parameters: ''+

Silke,

Thanks for the great blog! I know this is pretty simple, but can you publish this in the developer center? That way I won't lose it as you publish more content.

Thanks,

Jason Eden
VMware, Inc.

SF: We link from the dev center to this blog :)

Thanks for above workaround! It helped a lot. I wonder, if something like this is possible to negate function keys to be passed to IE, too?
I already searched the dev center for help, but couldnĀ“t find any hint.

Help would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks,
Tina

Hi,
I have the same problem that Tina.
Could you please help us with that issue?? How to negate the function keys to be passed to IE.
Thanks
Carlos

Hi
I'll add my plea for a solution to bypass IE for function keys during a captivate sim....

Sue