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Re: Find as you type for navigation

From: Orion Adrian <orion.adrian@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2006 08:36:30 -0400
Message-ID: <abd6c8010607270536m700cbca5h534264e44b4be65a@mail.gmail.com>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

> > In Firefox to find a letter in a link you press apostrophe
> > (') and slip it again and then a letter in the link. In Opera it is
> comma
> > (,). In both browsers F3 will move focus to the next match.
>
> In Firefox you can either select an option and it is always on, or press
> forward slash to start the function, or cntl-f (the usual 'find'
> key-combo) also does the same thing. Heh! Just tried it, and apostrophe
> works to! (Didn't know that before :)
>
> > The above is probably ok if we want to find something in a
> > link. But that is not what we want when we navigate a website
> > using this "Find" substitute for short cut keys.
>
> I'm not sure what you mean by this? The firefox function finds any text,
> not just links. There is a hidden option to restrict it to links, but
> for the typical end user an extension would probably be needed.

Forward slash (/) starts find in text and links and apostrophe (')
starts find in links. They do different things.

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Orion Adrian
Received on Thursday, 27 July 2006 12:36:37 GMT

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