Help with tabIndex

I have a form inside of a scroll pane. When I am in the first form field and hit tab the focus goes to the scroll pane. If I set pane.tabEnabled = false; I cant tab at all so I cannot do that.

Ive tried pane.tabIndex = -1; and pane.tabIndex = 9999; and it still tabs to the pane. Any suggestions so it will go to the next form field?