I have created a very roundabout way to bypass the problem of not being able to use the TAB key properly.
What I've done is created a new Send PM window that uses a customized (stripped down) PM form. See link below:
As you can see, the page header is gone along with the emoticons, etc. This was necessary so that TAB'ing once brings you directly to the username field. As an afterthought, you can put all that below the submit button and it will still work. I ended up doing this with the bbCode stuff.
First, I copied privmsg.php to privmsg_clean.php.
Inside privmsg_clean.php find:
'body' => 'posting_body.tpl')
'body' => 'posting_body_clean.tpl')
Then inside privmsg_clean.php I replaced all instances of
I then copied includes/page_header.php to includes/page_header_clean.php
Inside includes/page_header_clean.php replace the one instance of overall_header.tpl with overall_header_clean.tpl
Then copy overall_header.tpl to overall_header_clean.tpl.
Open overall_header_clean.tpl and remove everything (or at least remove all TAB'able hyperlinks, etc.).
Hopefully you're starting to get the idea...
Edit posting_body_clean.tpl so that it tabs properly by removing anything that is TAB'able (hyperlinks, images, etc) so that your goal is by pressing TAB once you get username field. TAB twice for plus sign. TAB thrice fo username field #2 and so on.
Put a link up on your board in the form of:
http://www.yoursite.com/forum/privmsg_c ... ?mode=post
This link will point to all the newly created _clean files which will result in the image I have above.
Best of all, you get to keep your original PM window.
For a fully working demo visit my site at http://www.wtata.com/forum
- register and select the template liteSilver and you can test it out.