When you asked for examples, I tried several programs (mostly the settings panels as they respond to tab and contains textboxes). All behave the same as MatterMost. I mostly use my own tools (C#).
So I made some interesting observations:
- Apparently I use Ctrl Tab only in my own applications (and I assumed other applications work the same way… shame on me ).
- The .Net textbox control works as I described (Tab skips to the next control, Ctrl Tab inserts a Tab character). But most other applications switch tabs or do nothing.
- Notepad.exe inserts a Tab when Ctrl Tab is pressed. But so does the Tab key (without pressing the Ctrl). So that one doesn’t count…
So I stand corrected, sorry for wasting you time
Btw, I use the tab characters (in my MatterMost posts) for list indentation (i.e. a sub list inside a list).
- Main list
- Sub list (yes, that tab was copy pasted… )