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Cursor Focus Reset after Refresh Section



On pressing the Tab key, focus is not set to the next editable field.

Error Messages

Not Applicable

Steps to Reproduce

  1. Create a section with Text input and Rich Text Editor (RTE).
  2. Configure an onChange event for the Text input with a Refresh action.
  3. At runtime, press the Tab key on the Text input control. The focus stays on the RTE for a second and moves to the top.

Root Cause

This behavior is as per Pega product design.
On refresh action, the focus shifts to the first focusable element.


Perform the following local-change: 
  1. After a refresh section action, call the Run activity. 
  2. Create an activity and use the Wait method to introduce a delay (for example, 10 milliseconds delay).
  3. Call the activity in the Run activity action.
  4. After the Run activity, add the Set Focus action and pass the RTE property value (the property of the element which must be in focus).


Published January 18, 2019 - Updated October 8, 2020

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