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Greenhorn
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Hi all,

How do I move focus from a jcombobox to a specific component say a jtextarea.

My attempt below seems to be moving to a random component not the desired jtextarea.



I applied the above logic to move focus from a specific jtextarea to another jtextarea as seen below and it works as desired.



Any help is appreciated
 
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In general Swing manages the tab key and move the focus from the current component to the next component.

However, some components, like a JTextArea and JTextPane and JTable, disable the default functionality of the tab key because the component handles the tab key. In the case of JTable the tab key move the focus from cell to cell. In the text components a tab character is added to the Document of the text component.

Read the section from the Swing tutorial on The Focus Subsystem for more information.

Quit crossposting: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/26762811/move-focus-from-specific-jcombobox-to-specific-jtextarea

It is annoying to spend the time answering a question only to find the question has been answered on another forum already
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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