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How to make [ENTER] act as [TAB] in Notes Client

In the Notes client I want to goto the next field on the document using the [Enter] key, instead of the [Tab] key.
Does anybody know how to do this using standard Notes functionality or Javascript within the Notes client?

Thanks,
Wiebe van Bruggen
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ArunkumarCommented:
Try using a NotesTimer and check the fields contents if there is are new line move the focus to the next field.

This might be slower and the fields wont accept new line characters at all.

-Arun
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CommViewAuthor Commented:
Is there a better way to do this?
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CRAKCommented:
Hi Wiebe!

Depending on the field types, form lay-out etc: perhaps using one huge multi-value field.... newline separated.
At save or close you could distribute the separate entries over the required fields. Works best in one column of text-like fields!

CU

Ralph
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CommViewAuthor Commented:
Arun, Crak,
I'm very sorry to say this, but neither comment will ever win the beauty contest. As for now I will not reward either one with the point. I will leave the question open for now.
Maybe in the future I will increase the points.
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CommViewAuthor Commented:
I've implemented Arun's suggestion in a test situation. None of the users was satisfied with it. In other words, they all disaproved it.
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Dave_AndersonCommented:
You could put some JavaScript in the OnKeyPress event for each field.  Then when the key code is 13 (ENTER key) just switch the focus to the field desired.  You would have to do this on every field, but that will work.  I did that to disable the ENTER key on a form I had to create.  If it's on the web though, you'll have to make sure you write code that will handle both Netscape and IE.

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CommViewAuthor Commented:
Dave,

I've heard somebody say that this shouldn't work. I'm not a JavaScript wizard, so if you want to do me a favor, could you please post the necessary code up-here?

Regards.
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zvonkoCommented:
OK Wiebe,

here comes the JavaScript code,
basicaly it comes from JoergReck and is posted in SandBox here:
http://www.notes.net/sandbox.nsf/85d5b6903071400e8525676d0079b3ae/51dd7eabc150ff9b88256aca00574632?OpenDocument

But  the extention to step trough fields is from me, so give me the points <|;-)

Here how it works:
1.) Like Arun proposed, you have to start a timer event; not NotesTimer but JavaScript event timer. You place it into onLoad event of the form; like here:
activ = window.setInterval("myalert()",1);
2.) At removing of the form you stop the event handler in onUnload event, like here:
window.clearInterval(activ);
3.) So, all you now need is this Interval handler to check the fields for the enter key code. You place the code into JSHeader section. Here it comes:
 var newline = String.fromCharCode(10);
 var activ;
 var fname = new Array( "myFieldA", "myFieldA_1", "myFieldA_2", "myFieldA_3", "myFieldA_4");
 var fnum = 0;
 var fcount = fname.length - 1;

 function myalert() {
   if (document.forms[0][fname[fnum]].value.indexOf(newline)>=0) {
     document.forms[0][fname[fnum]].value =   document.forms[0][fname[fnum]].value.replace(String.fromCharCode(10), '');
     fnum = (fnum >= fcount) ? 0 : (fnum + 1);
     document.forms[0][fname[fnum]].focus();
   }
 }
 
In the fname array you define the field names you like to check and to step trough.

This code works, but even it is comming from me I do not recomand you to use it for your users. It is only for demostration that it works. The final question is still wether this all makes sense.


(In any cases give me the points, 'cose your question is answered now <|;-)

Regards,
zvonko
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CommViewAuthor Commented:
zvonko,

I'm looking into it.

thanks!
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zvonkoCommented:
Hello CommView,

remember this?
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CommViewAuthor Commented:
Yes, I do.
Is not satisfactory at all. Keystrokes keep being missed by any routine. It seems there is no solution.

I'm sorry. I hope someone will pop up with a working solution, but I don't have high hopes.

Thanks anyway for the suggestions.
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zvonkoCommented:
what do you meen by saying: keystroke are missed?

doese the cursor advance at pressing [ENTER] from the actual field to the next field in your predefined list of fields?
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CRAKCommented:
Wiebe, are you still out there?
How have you been doing lately?

Ralph
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CommViewAuthor Commented:
Yep, i'm still out here, but not much on EE anymore (time 'problem')
Please, contact me directly on wiebe.van.bruggen@changetocomm.nl
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ZvonkoSystems architectCommented:
CommView,
No comment has been added lately (215 days), so it's time to clean up this TA.
I will leave a recommendation in the Cleanup topic area for this question:

RECOMMENDATION: Award points to Arunkumar http:#6349139
Please leave any comments here within 4 days.

-- Please DO NOT accept this comment as an answer ! --

Thanks,

Zvonko
EE Cleanup Volunteer
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CRAKCommented:
Wiebe, what's up? How's life? Is your company still standing?
If you still have my mail address: change "wanadoo" into "zonnet"!
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ZvonkoSystems architectCommented:
I hope also Wiebe is looking for this.
Hello CRAK.
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CRAKCommented:
Hi Zvo! I'll be back cleaning up again shortly!
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ZvonkoSystems architectCommented:
That would be good.
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CRAKCommented:
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