I have a firstname and lastname entry for searching information using AJAX with a web service.
It works great where the user enters firstname and then enters lastname and then hits tab key to start the search with no Enter button.
Trying to put the right syntax for the user to understand. Anyone have any suggestions because everyone expects an Enter or Submit button. My current syntax says:
After entering Lastname you must hit the Tab Key to submit your search. No Submit/Enter button action is needed to execute your search.
Why doesn't Enter work? That's what people expect, so why are you taking that from them? A lot of accessibility / usability advocates would freak. Especially if there's not even a 'submit' button provided.
Anyway, if you must disable Enter, then what you already have sounds fine to me.