Change the preference to submit a form with the enter key

By default, pressing the Enter key in a simple, one-line, choice list, or a Boolean field submits the form.

Before you begin

Role required: admin

About this task

A system preference controls this behavior, and it can be deactivated.


  1. From the left navigation pane, select User Administration > User Preferences.
  2. Select the enter_submits_form preference.
  3. Set the value to false.
  4. Click Update.
    The change does not take effect until user preferences are reloaded either at login or when a session is created.