(October 18th, 2002, 4:14 pm)
ran across this www.w3.org/TR/html401/interact/forms.html#access-keys article today...figured that it was pretty cool...
So, you can now hit Alt+N to go directly to the new post title box, on both forum and thread views.
Any other suggestions as to where a shortcut key would be handy?
(October 19th, 2002, 4:26 am)
Of course, I'd probably hardly use any new keyboard shortcuts: Tab and PgDn/PgUp do well enough for me. Never took the time to learn Yahoo's... But hey, this is TranSFerencE, I tell myself. Gotta put in some effort for TsfE, I remind me.
Anyway, if you want suggestions, try Alt-S for jumping to Submissions, Alt-D or Alt-F for the discussion forum, and maybe Alt-L for login/logout?
(October 19th, 2002, 10:03 am)
What if alt+n happens to be a keyboard shortcut to my browsers navigation menu?
(October 20th, 2002, 5:21 am)
Wanderer, I guess the browser's own binding would override the accesskey, if there's a clash.
(October 20th, 2002, 6:02 pm)
Yes, accesskeys are W3C-certified, and they only apply to forms.
However, you can trick it to work with links as well (without lots of nasty JS). ;-)
It's quite simple: Create a form with the nessecary fields as "hidden", without any buttons (of course), and then make a link which looks like this:
<A HREF="#" onclick="this.form.submit ()">test</A>
That's all. ;-)
PS: Yes, the browser's hotkeys take preference.
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