Replace keyCode 13 with 9

Posted on 2014-02-05
Last Modified: 2014-02-05
This worked in IE9 but no longer works in IE11:
function remapEnter()
   if(window.event.keyCode == 13) //trap enter
      if(document.activeElement.type!='textarea')  //if not textarea type
         // convert to Tab key
         window.event.keyCode = 9;
         return window.event.keyCode; 

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I want to allow users to press 'Enter' to go to the next data entry field.  Does anyone know how to get this working?
Question by:djpriceAtl
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Thanks but that is a jquery solution, I was looking more for javascript.  However, I see what you are saying that I need to change focus and not the keycode.
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jQuery is javascript.  I'll try and put something together shortly.
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Gary earned 500 total points
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How does this work for you
Doesn't account for disabled/hidden fields

var i=0;
var els=myform.getElementsByTagName('input').length
document.onkeydown = function(e) {
    e = e || window.event;
    if (e.keyCode == 13) {

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ID: 39836871
Excellent - thank you!

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