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I hate reaching for the mouse but I always have to do it to escape from a text box. Does anyone know how to solve my "huge" problem? I'm on Windows 8

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In what context? Does [Tab] not work? –  James Aug 1 '13 at 13:35
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Please explain the OS you are using (Windows, Linux, OSX, Haiku, what?), and the context you are talking about. A pdf reader? A web browser? In most cases, Tab or Esc should work. –  terdon Aug 1 '13 at 14:52
    
Windows. No, Tab usually just puts four spaces in the text (although some places like Gmail work) and Esc usually doesn't work either, for example, if it is a window in a program it will usually just close the window without saving and pressing Enter will only add a line to the text –  Tom Aug 1 '13 at 16:27
    
@Tom: Pressing the [Tab] key is the standard method for moving between fields and I have seen few programs where it does not - normally it is only text editors that use if for aligning text. For instance, it works anywhere on this page. –  James Aug 2 '13 at 15:33
    
An example of where it doesn't work would be helpful. –  James Aug 2 '13 at 15:43
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