I allow them to be put in my rich text fields. They translate as 5 spaces, but I allow it. I capture the key press and add 5 spaces if it is #9. ---- Best Wishes, George http://www.pggp.com On Dec 9, 2004, at 2:28 AM, Robert Purves wrote: > Why do you want to detect tab key presses? They normally signal the > user's wish to advance keyboard focus to the next focussable control > in the window. Thus they get filtered out either by the system > CarbonEvent handlers or by the FB runtime, and are never passed to an > editable text control or edit field.