Lightning:tab (beta) has accesskey and tabindex attributes, however it seems to be not working properly. The tabindex tag doesn't show the correct index and the accesskey is not available when inspecting the html generated. Has anyone run into the same problem?

Code example:

<lightning:tabset aura:id="tabset" variant="default" selectedTabId="searchTab1">
    <lightning:tab aura:id="searchTab1" tabindex="1" id="searchTab1" accesskey="f" title='Keyboard shortcut is "f"' >
        <aura:set attribute="label">
            <p class="slds-p-horizontal_x-large">Tab1</p>
  • I think tabindex is effectively a read-only property that's ultimately controlled by the tabset (use a few tabs and observe what happens). Not sure why accesskey isn't working, though. Maybe there's a bug, or it only works when the content is in focus... Further investigation would be required.
    – sfdcfox
    Feb 23, 2018 at 23:40
  • Thanks @sfdcfox! I guess it's a bug, even using the most simple scenario and pressing the tab button to jump between different elements, the tabs are being totally ignored. The tabindex is "-1" or "0" when nothing is defined. I've created a Salesforce case (support) to address this issue. I'll keep an eye on it and I'll share more details once I receive it. Feb 23, 2018 at 23:58
  • The case has been forwarded to SFDC R&D team for further analysis and confirmation, but they were able to reproduce the issue. Feb 28, 2018 at 9:20
  • Sweet! Hopefully they get it sorted out, that's a pretty big issue. The UI is not keyboard friendly at all.
    – sfdcfox
    Feb 28, 2018 at 15:30

1 Answer 1


Salesforce confirmed that as a bug, they have provided the following Known Issue article: https://success.salesforce.com/issues_view?Id=a1p3A000000mDOp

Also, they replied the information below: "R&D team has filed a bug and are working further on the same. This should be fixed based on the planning done by R&D in upcoming releases / patches (Safe Harbor)."

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