Left-to-Right Tab Order in CRM 2011 Form

Looking for a solution to set the tab order in a CRM 2011 Form to tab horizontally (rather than vertically), I found a couple of solutions (such as here and here).

The solutions, however, were not complete, and required a bit of tweaking:

  • including the tabs for headers inside a form
  • setting the tabIndex higher than the navigational tab indexes

Finally, my function looks like this:

function TabOrderLefttoRight() {
    for (var i = 0; i < crmForm.all.length; i++) {
        var element = crmForm.all[i];
        if (element.tabIndex && element.tabIndex != "0") {
            if (element.className == 'ms-crm-Hidden-NoBehavior') 
            if (element.tagName == 'A') {
                if (element.className != 'ms-crm-InlineTabHeaderText') 

            element.tabIndex = 10000 + (i * 10);

Simply add a call to TabOrderLeftToRight() in your form’s onLoad event.

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