Found the Missing Link
March 29, 2010
While playing with my Hackintosh today, I fixed one of the things that aggravates me fairly often. I'm not sure why they decided it's a feature, but OSX has the option of skipping over select boxes and submit buttons when you press the tab key in your browser. I was looking for a Firefox fix and apparently there used to be one but now it's built into the operating system, which is why it took me longer than expected to figure it out.
To disable this "feature" open up System Preferences -> Keyboard and then under the Keyboard Shortcuts tab, at the bottom of the window select "All Controls" under Full Keyboard Access. Immediately your life will become better as you'll be able to press tab and up/down to select a list item or tab then enter to submit a form again. Everything Zen.