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Re: accesskey on other websites?
Authored by: 5chm31din6 on Mar 24, '04 03:20:04PM
I don't know of other sites in particular that use the accesskey function, however there is a great article about the usage of it at:
http://www.alistapart.com/articles/accesskeys

It would be helpful if sites would follow the usability suggestions in the article, such as underlining (or bolding) the letter of the access key, and so forth.

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accesskey conflict
Authored by: sjk on Mar 24, '04 10:10:27PM
Anyone here know how to disable accesskeys in Safari? They interfere with control key shortcuts I frequently use while composing messages on several forums. For example, control-p often activates "preview post" instead of moving to the previous line. Or control-b inserts bold UBB code markers. Even worse, I've accidentally posted something that couldn't be edited or deleted without even realizing which accesskey did it.

One option for Safari might be to disable accesskeys while keyboard focus is in a text input widget (or whatever it's called), but this ain't my area of expertise so I'm not sure if that's the "right" thing to do or if the current behavior might actually be a bug.

mezzoblue  §  I Do Not Use Accesskeys is an interesting article/discussion of them, including reasons why some people (like me) are annoyed rather than served by them. I've posted the previous paragraphs of this posting there.

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