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Re: Mozilla 1.2 and keyboard to activate links?

From: iris <iristopa@yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 14:21:36 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <20020927212136.15615.qmail@web13207.mail.yahoo.com>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

--- jonathan chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
wrote:
> Peepo has advocated for some years the use of the
> keyboard as means to select links.
> 
> In the latest mozilla browser, when you type a
> letter, except in a text entry box, it cycles
> through links that have that letter in their text.
> 
> it seems slightly buggy, but what do you think?

i found out about this only a few days ago and have
been using the so-called 'typeaheadfind' since then
quite a lot.  i haven't found it buggy at all and
absolutely love it.

it's more a Find function then a 'cycling through
links' function.  with the focus on the page you just
type a word (or beginning of it) and mozilla jumps to
that word.  F3 finds the next instance.  it first only
looks at links but if you type a '/' (slash) before
the word it searches the whole text.  it really just
saves you bringing up that cumbersome Find dialogue
box.

i don't think it really works for cycling through
links.  the tab key works better for that.  

iris



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