Navigating with TAB


For years I've put up with not being able to navigate through an entire dialog box with the TAB key if it has a drop down box. I can advance to the next text box, but in all my efficient TAB use, it all stops at drop down boxes, where I have to take my hands off the keyboard, grab the mouse or trackpad, and make the selection there, before tabbing to the next field.

So the question that I should have asked years ago is, is there a way to take care of drop down boxes without having to reach for the mouse or trackpad? Some secret key combination in conjunction with TAB that I'm missing?
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Notice as I tab from field to field, when the cursor should highlight the multiple choice box, it just skips it entirely and moves to the next available text box. In order to proceed as designed I have to mouse to the multiple choice box and select.