I'm using a tablet with Android 2.2. Is there something like Tab to switch to the next form field?


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Do you mean with an external keyboard or the on-screen keyboard?

With the on-screen keyboard, usually the <Enter> key turns into a <Next> key (looks like a right arrow) when there is another field after the current one. At least, this seems to be how most apps on Android work.

Sometimes it doesn't change functionality; this happens most often in web forms where the enter key is a valid input.

  • That doesn't work when the field is a textarea (multi-lines). The <enter> key inserts a newline.
    – Florian F
    Jul 18, 2016 at 11:33

If you have SWYPE, all you need to do is long press the SPACE bar.

Alternatively, you can download Hacker's Keyboard from the Play Store. It has TAB/CTRL/ESC/ARROW keys etc

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