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    How do I prevent a form from being submitted by someone pressing Enter key before clicking on SUBMIT button

    Asked by Jenniewren on July 25, 2016 at 02:41 PM
    Enter key on submit pressing enter how
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by david on July 25, 2016 at 04:22 PM

    Submitting the form upon enter key press is the standard behavior of any form. Unfortunately it is not possible to change this behavior in our editor.

    I would recommend you to enable the "Required" validation of your fields, in that way your form fields wont' be submitted empty:

    Another option would be adding a captcha field: http://www.jotform.com/help/205-How-to-Add-a-Captcha

    If you do not mind a bit of programming and are able to embed your form to a webpage, this action can be disabled with a bit of javascript.  Here is how to do so:

    https://www.jotform.com/answers/355370-How-to-stop-form-submitting-when-enter-is-pressed