[thelist] Access Keys

Roger Newbrook roger.newbrook at scientiasolutions.com
Wed Feb 4 06:35:23 CST 2004

Hi Chris

A couple of links related to access keys 

one thing to bear in mind is that the access keys overwrite browser menu
access keys so Reserve certain codes to avoid hijacking browser menu
functions; in particular:
F - File menu 
E - Edit menu
C - Communicator menu (Netscape) 
V - View menu 
G - Go menu 
A - Favourites menu (Internet Explorer only) 
H - Help (browser) 
left arrow - Back history 
right arrow - Forward history 

To qualify that I'd add:
B - Bookmarks menu (Mozilla, Netscape7)
T - Tools menu
W - Window menu (Mozilla, Netscape7)

W3C Guideline References:

Accessibility Guidelines - keyboard access:
Tabbing navigation
Access keys:


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