Automatically Move Keyboard Cursor into Logon Boxes (like mouse cursor automove to buttons)

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Hi Folks,

Have a bit of a strange query. Got a user who uses the Snap To mouse cursor function (i.e. "Automatically move pointer to the default button in a dialog box")

The question they've asked me is: is it possible to do the same?
For example, the user uses Outlook Express, and has 3 different identities within it. When you open Outlook Express, it asks you to enter the relevant password, but the keyboard cursor isn't automatically placed in the box, so the user has to click that box before typing.

May seem a trivial question, but it's something I have to look into!

Any ideas?
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Not that I know of without adding a 3rp party uril of some sort.

I hope this helps !
Something like that needs to be done at the HTML Source Code level. There may or may not be an application to do it, but I have never seen it. What you are looking for is something like this:

<script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript">
<!--
function set_focus()
{
    document.forms[0].username.focus();
}

set_focus();
//-->
</script>

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Thanks guys, but I was looking more for an option either in Outlook Express or in Windows Control Panel. User is pretty sure they had that option on their old laptop, but I'm not so sure!!

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Swift responses, much appreciated

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