Topic: mdb-select use keyboard to select item

Odhran priority asked 4 years ago

Is it possible to select an item from mdb-select using arrow keys and then Tab key instead of Enter key?

I found 2 other questions on your support forum where people have asked the same question - the first question was asked over 3 years ago and there was a lot of interest in getting it resolved - has this been resolved yet or is there a workaround that I can use?


Odhran priority commented 4 years ago

As the other people who asked the same question have pointed out, it's not good practice to use the Enter key as that is associated with submitting the form. Is there a workaround for this? Thanks.

Mateusz Łubianka staff commented 4 years ago

Hi @Odhran,

As you can see in MDB docs examples: there is no option to select an item using TAB key. You can do this by Enter key. these two links are about MDB Angular version.


Mateusz Łubianka staff answered 4 years ago


You can also use spacebar to select an item. tab to focus -> enter to open -> arrows to move -> spacebar to select


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Specification of the issue

  • ForumUser: Priority
  • Premium support: Yes
  • Technology: MDB jQuery
  • MDB Version: 4.8.9
  • Device: laptop
  • Browser: Chrome
  • OS: Windows
  • Provided sample code: No
  • Provided link: Yes