Can the tabbing get fixed?

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The tabbing is wonky again after the last update, can we not have all of the empty tabs please.   Thank you, You are all awesome!
in WikiTree Tech by Susan Tye G2G6 Mach 2 (22.2k points)
What tabbing are you talking about?
If you mean all the blank tabs between fields when adding a new person, yes something unpleasant occurred during the last update.
Exactly!

2 Answers

+1 vote
You might want to give your input here: https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/1110865
by Jamie Nelson G2G6 Pilot (360k points)
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The new tab order that you object to is necessary for those who must use the site using the keyboard only to use the site in anything like a sensible fashion . It follows natural tab order for the visual layout of widgets.

To quantify the difference:

Now to set a name as 'uncertain' after entering it takes 3 keypresses (tab,tab,space)

Before the change it took 51 keypresses (tab x 50, space)

The tab order was not changed accidentally. It was very much on purpose. See the accessibility standards at W3C:

"Keyboard Input

Some people cannot use a mouse, including many older users with limited fine motor control. An accessible website does not rely on the mouse; it makes all functionality available from a keyboard. Then people with disabilities can use assistive technologies that mimic the keyboard, such as speech input."

 

by Dave Ebaugh G2G6 Mach 1 (19.1k points)

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