Topic: mdb-select using tab

itay pro asked 5 years ago


How can a user select from an mdb-select element using the arrows and then Tab key instead of or in addition to the Enter key ?

Arkadiusz Idzikowski staff answered 5 years ago

Dear mdb2,

This feature is not available in the current version of mdb-select. We will consider adding it in the future.



itay pro answered 5 years ago

Since a user can select AutoComplete by entering text and using tab to go to next element, the same behavior is expected also from select.

Additionally, using Enter in a form is considered bad practice because Enter is used to submit a form.

Perhaps I can listen on arrow keys to determine selected index and use it "onBlur".

Perhaps "onBlur" can determine selected value by its CSS class ?

Damian Gemza staff answered 5 years ago

Dear mdb2,

Your desired behavior can't be achieved with our mdb-select, because it doesn't pick options on blur. The mdb-select picks options on click, so you cant pick options with the tab key.

Best Regards,


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  • Technology: MDB Angular
  • MDB Version: 6.2.3
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