A way to disable the Enter key in javascript?


Is there a way to disable the Enter key in javascript?

I would be OK if it behaved as a Tab key.

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There you go.
Both solutions. The top form disables enter/return keypresses. The bottom form turns enter/return into TAB (functionally, as in actuality it kills the enter/return, but sends the focus to the next input field).
Notice that you have to be careful not to mix the ids of the input fields.

<script type="text/javascript">
	// this will kill the enter/return keys
    function censorship(e){
        var keycode=e.charCode? e.charCode : e.keyCode;
        if (keycode==10 || keycode==13){ // check both RETURN and ENTER
            return false;                // disable keypress
    // this will try to focus on the next input field
    function tabularasa(e,f){
        var keycode=e.charCode? e.charCode : e.keyCode;
        if (type='keypress' && (keycode==10 || keycode==13)){  // check both RETURN and ENTER
            document.getElementById(f).focus();                // move to the specified field
            return false;
<form name="forme1" method="get" action="">
    <label for="field1">Input field 1: <input type="text" name="field1" id="field1" onkeypress="return censorship(event);" ></label><br>
    <label for="field2">Input field 2: <input type="text" name="field2" id="field2" onkeypress="return censorship(event);" ></label><br>
    <label for="field3">Input field 3: <input type="text" name="field3" id="field3" onkeypress="return censorship(event);" ></label><br>
    <input type="submit">
<form name="forme2" method="get" action="">
    <label for="field4">Input field 4: <input type="text" name="field4" id="field4" onkeypress="return tabularasa(event,'field5');" ></label><br>
    <label for="field5">Input field 5: <input type="text" name="field5" id="field5" onkeypress="return tabularasa(event,'field6');" ></label><br>
    <label for="field6">Input field 6: <input type="text" name="field6" id="field6" onkeypress="return tabularasa(event,'field4');" ></label><br>
    <input type="submit">

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taborrgAuthor Commented:

Works perfectly.

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