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The preference accessibility.tabfocus controls what elements receive focus when the user presses the Tab key.

Note: On Mac OS X, if this preference is not set, the Full Keyboard Access setting in System Preferences > Keyboard is honored.

  • Type:integer
  • Default value:  7 (Windows and Linux); 2 (Mac OS X)
  • Exists by default: no
  • Application support:Gecko 1.7
  • Status: Active
  • Introduction:
  • Bugs: bug 140612


Give focus only to text fields (default on Mac OSX)
Give focus to all form elements except text fields.
Give focus only to links and linked images.
You can add these values to combine their functionality. The value 7 (give focus to all elements) is the default on Windows and Linux.


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