Autotab is a jQuery plugin that provides auto-tabbing and filtering on text fields in a form. Once the maximum number of characters has been reached within a defined text fields, the focus is automatically set to the defined target of the element. Likewise, clearing out the text field’s content by pressing backspace eventually places the focus on the elements previous target.
Why jQuery Autotab and not some other auto-tab script?
- Auto-tabbing behaves logically, in both tabbing forward and tabbing backwards.
- It allows you to easily change your text in a tab that would otherwise auto-tab away.
- It can filter text fields, ie. restrict a phone number fields to just numbers.
- It’s small, fast, easy to load and built on the powerful jQuery library.