How can i switch to next field in web form using Android browser? There is no tab button, which Im using on my PC.


I use the default Android keyboard and it has a Tab key that pops up beside the space key. It looks like this: –>|

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    This depends on the page as well, since some pages don't supply information about the order of the fields (tabindex), therefore no "next field button". Occasionally it's annoingly sporadic. – onik Jun 29 '11 at 17:47
  • @onik True. I assume there are other keyboards with a dedicated tab; I wonder how the browser handles it. – Matthew Read Jun 29 '11 at 17:48
  • If the "next" button isn't available, you can use the back button to close the keyboard, then tap on the field you want to go to to reopen the keyboard. – TomG Jun 29 '11 at 19:25
  • My Samsung Ace inserts tab to input and doesn't go to next field – Alexey Zakharov Jul 8 '11 at 4:10

Depends on the phone as well. If you have a phone with a central trackball, e.g. HTC Desire, the trackball can be used to navigate through links and form fields while browsing.


Depending on the phone you use (mine has an arrow-pad), you can use physical navigation to switch between fields. You can also often press "Next" when typing using the virtual keyboard with fields if your phone offers that feature.

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