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Hitting enter submits the form as if the first BWF button is clicked

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David Hyland

04 Aug, 2014 08:47 PM

Hitting Enter while the cursor is in a text field on a publish page submits the page. This in itself is not a shocker however on a channel that's controlled by BWF the submit button that is triggered is the first button that appears in the HTML (or the last BWF button that shows on the page given that they're floated right).

So for a new entry hitting enter submits the form and sets the entry as LIVE:
<button value="open" name="epBwfEntry_update_open" class="submit bwf_save_button" type="submit">Publish</button>

If I then edit that same new entry and hit enter again the form is published again but this time is set as CLOSED:
<button value="closed" name="epBwfEntry_update_closed" class="bwf_blue_button" type="submit">Archive</button>

And so it goes on ...

Is there a way to disable the enter button (although not sure that's a good idea usability wise?) or another solution to prevent this from happening?

Any ideas greatly appreciated!

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Malcolm Elswort... on 05 Aug, 2014 01:46 PM

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    Hi David,

    I can see this is a potential issue. Disabling the enter button from submitting the form would be one way of addressing it but as you say, this might have undesired side effects.

    Can you leave this one with us for now? We'll give it some thought.


  2. 2 Posted by David Hyland on 05 Aug, 2014 02:14 PM

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    FYI, I've temporarily sorted it by adding to your buttons-ui.js:

         * Prepares the EE entry edit DOM for injecting Better Workflow UI
         * returns nothing.
         _prepareDom: function () {
             this._disableEnterSubmit(); // #CUSTOM#

         // #CUSTOM#
         * Disables enter button on submit
         _disableEnterSubmit: function () {
             $('#publishForm input').keypress(function(e) {
               var code = e.keyCode || e.which;
               if (code == 13) {
                 return false;

  3. 3 Posted by David Hyland on 05 Aug, 2014 03:05 PM

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    Hey Malcolm

    No problems. I might disable the enter button for the time being as the
    client is moaning about it.

    I'll await an update.



  4. Malcolm Elsworth closed this discussion on 08 May, 2015 09:31 AM.

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