Deactivate form submission with the Enter key

By default, when you press the Enter key in a simple one-line text field, a choice list, or a Boolean field, the form is submitted.

Before you begin

Role required: admin

About this task

You can use a system preference to deactivate this feature if you do not want the Enter key to submit the form.


  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.