[wp-hackers] Usability problems with accesskeys

Donncha O Caoimh donncha at linux.ie
Thu Nov 10 13:41:35 GMT 2005

Just try pressing ALT1-7 in Firefox when you have a couple of tabs open.. :)

I never use access keys myself either, and when I hit ctrl-a to select 
all and instead get a url pop-up that's annoying.

The browser needs some way of "capturing" special keystrokes when a 
textarea is selected, the users eyes are looking at the textarea, or 
some other magic way of knowing what the user wanted to do! heh.


Roy Schestowitz wrote:
> _____/ On Thu 10 Nov 2005 12:33:38 GMT, [David House] wrote : \_____
> cuts  that make good mnemonics of the word they correspond to, but  colli-
> sions  should be the prime consideration, as well as the distance  between
> keys. ALT1..7 appear to be 'safe'.

Donncha O Caoimh
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