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Select links in IE via the keyboard Apps
In Internet Explorer for OS X (apparently not for OS 9), you can type the label of a link to select it. Just like the Finder, you type as much as you need to select it.

For example, go to Yahoo! and start typing "Hotel". The link "Hotel" (near the top, right below the search box) will be highlighted. There's a link labelled "Homes", so H-O-T will be the minimum strokes required to select that link.

The last couple days, I've been using this to access my web mail with only my keyboard, no mouse!
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Omniweb too
Authored by: vonleigh on Apr 30, '02 01:29:44AM


I think it should be added to the tip that the same behavior works in Omniweb (I'm running the latest beta though, don't know how early it was implemented since I just tried it).


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Tab key
Authored by: slugtrail on Apr 30, '02 06:16:28AM

And of course you can use the tab key to go to the next link on the page, shift + tab to go to the previous, and when focused on a drop down menu, use up and down arrows or first letter to select an option.

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Authored by: RandyMan on Apr 30, '02 11:07:46AM

Using the page given in the example, typing h-e-l-p-enter takes me to the Health page, instead of the Help page. So, it's not a perfect match...

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