The issue is that with Richfaces 3 the "onchange" event was being generated when a selection was made. In Richfaces 4 the "change" event is not generated until focus is removed from the Select dropdown, either via a subsequent tab or by going to some other window. The design goal is to have the user select an item, and on that selection immediately have the appropriate panels rendered. Is there a way of generating the change event, on selection, and not on focus changing from the Select component? Thanks in advance.