Re: OK? space bar, enter, who knows

Steve Dresser

Technically, Spacebar is the Windows keystroke for activating a form control (button, link, etc.), while Enter activates the default control which often produces the same result. If you happen to be focused on a control which isn’t the default, pressing Enter may yield unexpected results. Things get even more confusing when screen readers use Enter to activate Forms mode. The bottom line: Use the Spacebar to be absolutely sure.




From: <> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: February 22, 2021 21:48
Subject: Re: [win10] OK? space bar, enter, who knows


One can generally use either spacebar or enter on any button to activate it

Enter virtually always works because it's the Windows method to activate.  Spacebar is more screen reader dependent, but it's awfully reliable.  It's always helpful to know that if one doesn't work, try the other.

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042

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