TAB at login styling

Some of our users complained about the behavior of the TAB key when logging in.
According to their perspective, after entering username and hitting the TAB key, the cursor should jump to the password field and not to the Skip password link.

Our forum is frequented mainly by developers who are used to the TAB key for login. And I know that in the case of Discourse, they could hit the TAB key two times to reach the password field…

But I wonder if the present behavior follows a particular design or it’s just a side effect of some change.
Have you received any similar comments?


I think the tab order is OK here, it’s the natural order of interactive elements in the modal… if I relied exclusively on the keyboard for navigation it could be frustrating to access that link at all if the tab order was arbitrary.

Accessibility specialists recommend avoiding changing the taborder of elements on a page unless it’s absolutely necessary. Using the tabindex attribute - TPGi

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I see… Well, then the question is if login link option is in the recommended position or if it would be better to have it lower in the modal. Maybe below Password field?
Don’t get me wrong, I think login link option is interesting, it just seems to breaks a bit the almost universal use case of accessing Password field with two TABs.