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Kevin Whitefoot 21-Sep-15 1:58am View
I know that I am replying to an old post but I think it is important to try to combat the fetishisation of standards, the 'rule' is there to serve the users not the other way about and if you don't look at the specific use case you will never know if the rule can reasonably be applied.

Have you ever watched a data entry clerk or travel agent use a program? The bulk of the typing is on the numeric keypad and the enter key is duplicated there and is the most natural key to use. Remember that a lot of users of specialized programs use only that program on that computer and can be expected to be trained in its use, also they in turn expect that the keys they have to use will be convenient and the tab key is not convenient for data entry.