[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #626: Capture tab events in the Notes submission box on Code Reference pages

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#626: Capture tab events in the Notes submission box on Code Reference pages
 Reporter:  DrewAPicture   |       Owner:
     Type:  enhancement    |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal         |   Milestone:
Component:  Developer Hub  |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  ux-feedback    |

Comment (by afercia):

 There was a similar issue in the admin Plugin and Theme editors that use
 the `Tab` key to insert a tab character. That made impossible for keyboard
 users to tab out from the textarea :) See
 https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/31415 where the solution
 implemented was to use `Escape` and then Tab to exit the textarea. Escape
 seems the most intuitive key press users would try but worth considering
 changing native behaviours (the default tab press action) should be
 On other applications I've seen a choice offered to users, for example a
 checkbox to change the behaviour of the `Enter` key (Submit or enter a new
 line). I'm not recommending that, just something worth considering.
 The most important thing would be informing users about what the Tab key
 does and how they can move outside from the textarea. Some descriptive
 text before the textarea would probably be be a good idea.

 Side note: using Escape, screen reader users would probably need to press
 Escape twice, the first time to exit "forms mode" (a screen reader thing)
 and the second time to make the Tab key able to exit the textarea.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/626#comment:5>
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