As the Student Loans Business Service (SLBS) is a Windows based
system you can move between input fields and buttons using the Tab
key. This means it is possible to effectively have a button as the
last active entry field, in which there is not a flashing cursor on
The following example explains this situation. You use the Tab key to
When the error message is displayed
The message will disappear, but there will not be a flashing
cursor in the field that caused the error message to be displayed.
The cursor will instead cause the [OK] button, at the bottom of the
screen, to be highlighted.
If you are familiar with the Windows system, the SLBS function, and the particular screen, this may not concern you. However, in this situation you may want some advice. To obtain this
The error message will be represented and the cursor will indicate the field that has caused the validation failure. You will then have access to the Error Help again, but will know which field entry is incorrect, and be in a position to correct the relevant entry.