Pressing Arrow Key Moves Cursor to Next Character in MS Access 2013

As per MS Access 2013’s default configuration, every time you press and arrow key while being in a cell, the cursor is automatically moved to the next field of the record. Also, when you press the Enter key on the keyboard, the cursor is either moved to the next field, or to the next record that the table may have.

The above scenario can be experienced when MS Access Is 2013 has been set to its default configuration and its settings are not tampered with or modified anyhow. However, the situation may differ if the settings are changed either deliberately or accidentally. As this case says that whenever the arrow key is pressed from within a selected cell, the cursor moves towards the next character instead of moving to the next field of the table. When this is the case, you can easily rectify the issue by going to the Access Options box that you can access without any administrative intervention.

Although modifying such settings in MS Access 2013 is a very simple task, you are strongly suggested to follow the steps described in this tutorial exactly the way they are mentioned. In case you do not know what you are doing, or if you are unable to understand this tutorial, you can consult any nearby technician who can help you resolve the issue either on a phone call or via live chat.

For others who are aware of the MS Office interface and have some experience in working with it, below is the process that you can follow to resolve the problem:

    ■Log on to the computer using any account.

    ■Make sure that the MS Access 2013 application is successfully installed on the computer and is running flawlessly.

    ■Initialize the application and open the desired database.

    ■On the opened interface, go to FILE.

    ■From the displayed list, go to Options.


    ■On the opened Access Options box, from the left pane, click to select Client Settings category.

    ■From the right pane under the Editing section, click to select the Next field radio button under the Arrow key behavior heading.


    ■Once done, click the OK button to save the changes that you have made.

    ■Back on the previous interface, go to FILE > Close to close the currently opened database.

    ■After closing, reopened the database and start using the program normally.

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